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Greta?

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TheRealMBJ Sat 11-Jun-11 18:27:44

What do you think? Initial reactions please

randomimposter Sat 11-Jun-11 18:30:48

I actually really like it, but can't help but be reminded that my old boss use to constantly mistype great as greta in hurried emails. Has put me off... but shouldn't bother you in the slightest! grin

Mollydoggerson Sat 11-Jun-11 18:34:29

Greta Garbo. very adult name, nice for a confident adult.

TheRealMBJ Sat 11-Jun-11 18:46:17

This baby feels feisty. Think that Greta would be quite good grin.

Any other suggestions?

MissHonkover Sat 11-Jun-11 18:54:32

I love it, and Greer as well. I wonder whether you'd need to be beautiful or at least striking to pull it off though. Any other ideas we can be irrationally judgmental about help you with? grin

MsChanandlerBong Sat 11-Jun-11 19:04:48

I think Greta is a lovely name, for an adult and a little one.
Also, a similar name is Gretchen - I knew a lovely girl called Gretchen when I was a child and have loved the name ever since.

Lonnie Sat 11-Jun-11 19:49:35

Its my aunts name and I love it its pretty

5DollarShake Sat 11-Jun-11 20:42:58

I really like it. She will be the only one in her class.

WhipMeIndiana Sat 11-Jun-11 20:43:25

or gretel

MelinaM Sat 11-Jun-11 21:50:02

Love itsmile

anothermum92 Sat 11-Jun-11 21:57:38

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TheRealMBJ Sat 11-Jun-11 22:36:10

grin

Yay. Now to convince DH.

noddyholder Sat 11-Jun-11 22:37:04

Love it

Pancakeflipper Sat 11-Jun-11 22:38:13

I have an Aunt called Greta but it isn't pronounced the Garbo way but "Greet-a". Is that a known name or just my family getting it wrong again?

Dragonwoman Sat 11-Jun-11 22:45:00

Gree-ta is a legitimate pronunciation of Greta. Greta Garbo was Swedish and so her pronunciation was originally more foreign but caught on in the UK. Greta is a form of the name Margaret. Margareta - Greta. smile

cumbria81 Sun 12-Jun-11 07:12:54

I know a Greta (pron. Greeta), don't much like it I'm afraid. It's quite ugly.

woopsidaisy Sun 12-Jun-11 10:10:22

I love Greta, I have a lovely friend called Greta,but she spells it Gretta.

lordsugarslovechild Sun 12-Jun-11 10:37:42

love.

smother Sun 12-Jun-11 11:25:52

Love - it's definitely a grower

cheapFlower Sun 12-Jun-11 12:36:15

love it! really wanted it for DD2 but could not convince DP sad

PatriciatheStripper Sun 12-Jun-11 12:52:55

Gretchen is a German diminutive of Margarethe, so all these names are variations of Margaret (meaning pearl).

TeamLemon Sun 12-Jun-11 12:54:26

Love Greta, but prefer Gretchen

TheRealMBJ Sun 12-Jun-11 18:38:43

DH has suggested Annagreta nn Greta. I'm not convinced.(But, then, I think he is taking the piss a bit as he doesn't really like Greta sad)

baskingseals Sun 12-Jun-11 18:45:02

love it
also love Marta
go for it

SloganLogan Sun 12-Jun-11 20:04:39

Not keen on Greta I'm afraid, I find it a bit harsh.

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