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(25 Posts)
Rhubarbgarden Fri 08-Jul-11 12:43:51

Any thoughts?

wineandcheese Fri 08-Jul-11 14:27:40

It's nice. Unusual, but in a good way, and elegant. It makes me think of Bergman and, er, Tarrant.

MugglesandLuna Fri 08-Jul-11 14:44:09


PastyKensit Fri 08-Jul-11 14:53:52

I like.

meditrina Fri 08-Jul-11 14:55:39

I like it.

I would definitely expect the holder to have a scandewegian background.

neolara Fri 08-Jul-11 14:56:44

Love it. Nearly two years on and I quite often wish I'd called dd2 that instead of the name we gave her. Only problem is what it would be shortened to.

SloganLogan Fri 08-Jul-11 15:08:04

Sorry but I don't like it - it's harsh and reminds me of cattle grids. I don't like the "rid" ending of Astrid, Ingrid etc.

NerfHerder Fri 08-Jul-11 15:17:06

Like it a lot.

MelinaM Fri 08-Jul-11 16:24:57

A beautiful, classic, elegant name, love itsmile

ShoutyHamster Fri 08-Jul-11 16:57:34

Very Orcadian. Nice!

hellokitty123 Fri 08-Jul-11 17:55:28

I like that it is a classic name and not overused. But it does sound a little harsh to my ears.

Rhubarbgarden Fri 08-Jul-11 18:46:21

We don't have any Scandi connections but dh is Dutch, and in Holland the Scandi names are widely used, so that's my excuse. I really like the names that some consider 'harsh' - to me they are strong and elegant. I love Astrid but dd1 is Audrey, so I don't want to repeat the initial. Nadia and Margot are also possibilities.

I prefer names that don't tend to get shortened, so lack of obvious nicknames is a plus. Tarrant is not a great association though, I hadn't thought of that!

hightrees Fri 08-Jul-11 19:11:48

Astrid and Nadia - these two sound gorgeous!

Annunziata Fri 08-Jul-11 19:18:36

Beautiful names! I love Audrey and Margot together.

razzlebathbone Fri 08-Jul-11 20:19:30

Ingrid is a beautiful name.

Dreya Fri 08-Jul-11 20:31:26

I know an Ingrid who is stunning and a lovely person too and I think that's why I like the name. We all call her Ingi which is quite cute.

TillyIpswitch Sat 09-Jul-11 09:22:12

Lovely name - much more elegant than Astrid. I grew up with an Ingrid and it was never shortened.

She pronounces it In-grid, as opposed to Ing-grid.

hightrees Sat 09-Jul-11 10:03:16

Tilly - I can't hear the difference between In-grid and Ing-grid (by the latter do you mean more Inge-grid?).
Lovely names all. On a theme, would you consider Maya? Not Nordic, but universal somehow.

birdofthenorth Sat 09-Jul-11 11:20:08

Fab name!

Rhubarbgarden Sat 09-Jul-11 17:58:52

Maya is a bit too 'now' for me; but thanks for the suggestion.

suzikettles Sat 09-Jul-11 18:03:44

What about Inga?

suzikettles Sat 09-Jul-11 18:05:59

(I like Ingrid btw, but Inga is a related name with a softer sound.)

Rhubarbgarden Sat 09-Jul-11 21:39:40

Hmm, Inga is ok but I prefer Ingrid.

Hedwig3 Mon 11-Jul-11 12:29:23


unclefest Mon 11-Jul-11 12:31:40

Ingrid is a pretty name smile

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