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Has Florence had it's day?

(19 Posts)
snowchick1977 Mon 20-Jun-11 21:13:49

Always loved this name, and always planned to use it, but I hear the name ever such a lot lately.

How many do you know?

CroissantNeuf Mon 20-Jun-11 21:16:04

I know at least 2 aged 5/6yrs.

Also one who must be about 25 now -it was quite a shock choice at the time I seem to remember as it hadn't come back in then

bananamom Mon 20-Jun-11 21:31:29

There are four in my children's school. It's the most popular girls' name in the school.

bananamom Mon 20-Jun-11 21:32:29

Oh, and I know of many more babies named Florence. It's very much on the up. Top 10 in 4 years I predict.

smother Mon 20-Jun-11 21:50:18

It feels very popular but I actually only know a couple. I know many more Matildas and Amelias.

3become4 Mon 20-Jun-11 21:51:02


daisybear Mon 20-Jun-11 21:59:20

Me and hub considering this name. Just read on a thats its predicted top 20 in time. its a little off putting it becoming so popular but personally i don't know a single Florence apart from my gran's gran.

tammytoby Mon 20-Jun-11 22:02:46

Yes, it has exploded in popularity in the last year. Apart from the Camerons I know of 2 other baby Florences born in the last year.

I'm surprised actually because as nice as Florence sounds, its nicknames aren't that attractive (Flo, Florrie hmm) and I also find it odd to name a child after an Italian city (unless, like Florence Nightingale, your dd was born there).

CharlieBoo Tue 21-Jun-11 19:59:40

Our friends have just had one, I think its its gorgeous....

My son's Florence at pre-school was called Flossie for short...

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 21-Jun-11 20:03:57

Honestly don't know any, but then again its a down at heel area in the city I grew up in so that might be the reason or maybe its this. Have you thought of Ermintrude for DD2?

If you love it you should go for it though, don't let the Camerons or MN put you off!

swash Tue 21-Jun-11 20:08:26

I know one who is 9 and one who is 6. There are no Florences in dd's school atm, and I don't think there is one in dd2's nursery either.

What about Flora?

telsa Tue 21-Jun-11 21:29:59

I only know one and she is 5.

SloganLogan Wed 22-Jun-11 20:40:54

I don't know any little Florences (apart from baby Cameron).

It's a lovely name, traditional and pretty.

Beamur Wed 22-Jun-11 20:42:55

I know one, a little girl of about 8.
I like it but don't love it - the lack of nice nn would put me off. Flossie is a sheep surely...

snowchick1977 Thu 30-Jun-11 13:36:32

Thanks for all your responses

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Thu 30-Jun-11 13:42:20

It's definitely trendy at the moment, so will probably date.

pommedechocolat Thu 30-Jun-11 21:25:03

Two - one is 3 and one is 2.

Edmundo Thu 30-Jun-11 23:50:42

Becoming very popular. I know of many.

NadiaWadia Sat 02-Jul-11 04:46:45

To me it's stodgily Victorian (sorry) Don't like the short forms Flo or Florrie either.

Flora is quite nice. Although some may make the margarine association.

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