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MrsRhettButler Sun 05-Jun-11 14:59:17

<runs and hides>

I really love this name but I haven't had a good reaction when I said it to my cousin (but then she can be very butchy about names) then I had a very positive reaction when I mentioned it to a friend (but she likes 'weird' names, the stranger the better she told me hmm )

Thought I'd test reactions on here instead

<peeks between fingers and waits>

MrsRhettButler Sun 05-Jun-11 15:00:05

Bitchy not butchy iPad didnt like bitchy!

Mabelface Sun 05-Jun-11 15:00:24 Sorry! Sounds a bit chavtastic to me.

RhinestoneCowgirl Sun 05-Jun-11 15:01:54

Isn't it a type of potato?

lurkerspeaks Sun 05-Jun-11 15:03:23

Don't like it.

Googled it to check your spelling - I would have initially though Desiree with an accent. The top two links I got (for desirae) on google were porn sites......

pooka Sun 05-Jun-11 15:03:24

Is it pronounced like the potato? If it is, then would be better spelt that way i.e. desiree. The -rae looks wrong.

Anyway... I don't like it at all I'm afraid.

MrsRhettButler Sun 05-Jun-11 15:05:50

There's a potato? <hangs head> ok I'm guessing it's a no then

shock porn sites?! Oh dear

The spelling came from a French baby name site btw

gillybean2 Sun 05-Jun-11 15:07:09

Yeah I thought potato when I saw this, sorry

RhinestoneCowgirl Sun 05-Jun-11 15:07:49

Just by chance, my DD's name is also a type of potato, my dad planted some and they were v tasty - true story grin

MrsRhettButler Sun 05-Jun-11 15:12:25

But do people think potato when they hear her name rhinestone?

Good to hear they were tasty though grin

So do we really think I can't use it? I mean potatos won't be around forever...... And I could spell it proper like wink

I'm sad because I still like it but I don't want people to think chav either sad

gillybean2 Sun 05-Jun-11 15:19:48

What about Deirdre? Esme?

hulabula Sun 05-Jun-11 15:20:18

Desiree is lovely. But not spelt Desirae.

Lots of potato varieties out there including Charlotte, Anja, Edward, Desiree - still nice names.

RhinestoneCowgirl Sun 05-Jun-11 15:24:38

MrsRB - don't think so, it is a word as well.

MrsRhettButler Sun 05-Jun-11 15:49:10

I'm split now, totally split sad

EricNorthmansMistress Sun 05-Jun-11 16:26:41

It means 'desired' so it's Desiree, at least spell it right!

pilates Sun 05-Jun-11 16:46:33

No its awful

chipmonkey Sun 05-Jun-11 17:36:21

Not mad about it however it's spelt but do think Desiree would be better.

urbanewarrior Sun 05-Jun-11 17:38:14

potatoes won't be around forever? <panics>

ZZZenAgain Sun 05-Jun-11 17:39:48

not good
I don't think potato but really not good IMO

hulabula Sun 05-Jun-11 17:55:42

Do people think potatoes when they meet a Charlotte or an Edward? Probably not imo.

freerangeeggs Sun 05-Jun-11 18:13:13

Desiree is better than Desirae which looks illiterate (sorry). I understand the appeal but it's a bit American/90s for me.

freerangeeggs Sun 05-Jun-11 18:15:23

And also I did instantly think potatoes. I don't know what you mean by 'potatoes won't be around forever' - that's probably true but I'm not sure they'll be going anywhere during your daughter's lifetime.

meditrina Sun 05-Jun-11 18:17:59

It's not a name I'd go for, but Desirée is OK. I don't like other spellings for it, though.

catinthehat2 Sun 05-Jun-11 18:26:09

Maris is good if you like spud names apart from the usual Charlotte & Edward

Nicola or Cara work as well

Or you could go the whole hog and have Pentland Javelin, Homeguard or International Kidney

wineandcheese Sun 05-Jun-11 19:11:46

Not keen.
Makes me think of Des'Ree ("I'm afraid of the dark, specially when I'm in a park"...).

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