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River for a girl?

(34 Posts)
Hope88 Mon 06-Jun-11 18:31:29

I love the name River. I see as a name for a girl. What do you think? What nicknames?

SybilBeddows Mon 06-Jun-11 18:32:22

I love it.

Mabelface Mon 06-Jun-11 18:32:51

I like it, but it's very Dr Who atm!

JackieNo Mon 06-Jun-11 18:32:57

Everyone will assume you're a Doctor Who fan grin. But it's nice.

Hope88 Mon 06-Jun-11 18:36:02

I know I should choose something traditional but I cant get this name out of my head. I have been through so many names but can't settle on any of them. Please tell why I should not use this name. Do you know any River? Would it be really unusual and cause bullying at school? I can't decide...

MynameisTerces Mon 06-Jun-11 19:29:58

I know a River she gets calle Ree for short. Lovely name.

ComeAlongPond Mon 06-Jun-11 19:52:49

I would think you like Doctor Who an awful lot. But there's nowt wrong with that grin

popsicle1984 Mon 06-Jun-11 20:32:29

I wouldn't associate it with Dr Who because I've never watched it! I immediately think River Phoenix!

boodleboot Mon 06-Jun-11 21:45:00

what a fab it!!

Northernlurker Mon 06-Jun-11 21:46:45


Guildenstern Mon 06-Jun-11 21:47:22

I don't know anything about Dr Who, but I do automatically think of Firefly/Serenity.

spiderlight Mon 06-Jun-11 22:39:05

Love it.

Mollydoggerson Mon 06-Jun-11 22:56:03

It has the potential to be a limiting name, what if River turns out to be a shy, book-ey person and a librarian, will the name suit her? Or if she wants to be a judge, will it be a burden? It sounds nice but I wouldn't name my child River.

Dreya Mon 06-Jun-11 23:32:12

River was on my list too. I really like it. I knew someone called Riva pronounced Ree-vah) who used to tell people her name was River! I didn't think of Dr Who but of the lovely River Phoenix sad

River for your DD will be wonderful. I would love such an interesting name.Do it!

radancer Wed 08-Jun-11 20:21:50


RitaMorgan Wed 08-Jun-11 20:23:53

I know of a River. It's not to my taste but not terrible.

LaWeasel Wed 08-Jun-11 20:40:07

It's a very popculture name.

Dr Who/Firefly/River Phoenix...

I quite like it, but if you're going to get annoyed with people saying "oh did you name her after ..." then I'd avoid it.

RustyBear Wed 08-Jun-11 20:49:08

Oh, fgs, not the 'shy librarian' stereotype again. And why on earth would you think the name River would not suit a shy person anyway?

tallulah Wed 08-Jun-11 21:00:12

I'd immediately think it was a boy's name.

Ephiny Thu 09-Jun-11 20:26:10

I like it a lot, can't see why it shouldn't suit a shy/studious person as well as a more outgoing one. No idea what the dr Who connection is as I don't watch that, but chances are it'll be forgotten in a few years!

BuntyPenfold Fri 10-Jun-11 12:19:14

Will there be any librarians by then?

I like nature names too. I had a Rowan when it was practically unheard of. though a lot of people have copied nowsmile

I like Tansy for a girl. I also know a girl named Storm.

AlmaMartyr Fri 10-Jun-11 12:28:22

I like it, it does make me think of Dr Who and Firefly but not in a bad way and sure they'll be forgotten soon enough.

Not sure about the 'shy librarian' thing, pretty outdated stereotype! I am a librarian and quite a few of my colleagues have unusual names as it happens.

lalabaloo Fri 10-Jun-11 16:17:11

Would definitely make me think of River Song from Doctor Who, and she would probably get fed up of being asked if her parents were DW fans, otherwise I think it is a lovely name! I'm not sure the DW connection will be forgotten too soon either, but only you know if it would bother you

merlincat Mon 13-Jun-11 19:59:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Karbea Mon 13-Jun-11 20:07:51

It's not really a name is it.

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