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Araminta?

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EvieMama Tue 19-Jul-11 20:42:53

Here's the baby name I'm considering that I generated with Mumsnet's Baby Name Finder. Let me know what you think.

Girls
Araminta

DragonAlley Tue 19-Jul-11 20:43:38

Too "try hard" IMO.

EvieMama Tue 19-Jul-11 20:45:55

We're expecting a girl and Araminta is our favourite name, our other dc is called Evie.

everlong Tue 19-Jul-11 21:05:52

Ridiculous. Although I think Minty is quite sweet.

MrsSchadenfreude Tue 19-Jul-11 21:45:44

I love it. DD2 has a friend who is Araminta. She is known as "Mince". grin

everlong Tue 19-Jul-11 22:10:57

Mince? Yikes.

Tillyscoutsmum Tue 19-Jul-11 22:14:29

I know twins called Araminta (Minty) and Mungo. They are very sweet children but it always sounds like there should be a series of children's books called Minty & Mungo (a la Topsy & Tim) <<showing my age>>

Its a bit posh for me but if you're posh, then go for it smile

everlong Tue 19-Jul-11 22:18:33

Mungo?????? hahaha bloody hell it gets worse.

PaperBank Tue 19-Jul-11 22:20:43

It's quite 80s sloane... but then there's an 80s revival at the moment!

manicinsomniac Tue 19-Jul-11 23:06:51

I was obsessed with this name as a child. I think at least three of my dolls were Aramintas!

I think Minty is so cute.

LemonDifficult Tue 19-Jul-11 23:09:42

I do know someone called Araminta - but she has a family member with a terwible lisp.

Ahwaminta. Just doesn't seem fair.

Beamur Tue 19-Jul-11 23:14:07

I think its rather lovely.

birdofthenorth Wed 20-Jul-11 00:51:08

Comedically posh IMHO. I'm sorry. Minty not much better as an nn. Sorry blush

AlpinePony Wed 20-Jul-11 07:32:02

I love it, but am nowhere near posh enough to use it.

In fact, I doubt the type of person who could get away with it would be asking internet harpies.

Chandon Wed 20-Jul-11 07:37:49

O.k. if you uou live in Stately Home that has been in your family for centuries, you have horses and staff.

If not, it's very very wannabe somehow grin

EvieMama Wed 20-Jul-11 10:41:32

Oh no is it a comedically posh name still? I thought with Evie it would tone it down a bit.

We don't have stately home or staff blush It was all going so well until the last few posts too.

AKMD Wed 20-Jul-11 11:17:47

It is, sorry.

philippajane Wed 20-Jul-11 12:44:20

I like it with Evie.

Pootles2010 Wed 20-Jul-11 12:46:13

It goes well with Evie but your children will not always be introduced together! Agree with others, it might be perceived as too try-hard.

pilates Wed 20-Jul-11 12:47:51

Dislike Araminta, but love Minty, sounds good with Evie too.

LoveInAColdChamberOfSecrets Wed 20-Jul-11 12:49:00

I like it very much although I was at school/university with rather a lot of Aramintas so I wonder if it is a bit too popular - although I haven't heard of any babies with that name so perhaps it was very popular amongst eighties babies and is due for a revival? It's on my list as well, though, so I am biased.

PipFEH Wed 20-Jul-11 18:36:51

I love Minty and suggested 'Araminta to be known as Minty' to hubby who just laughed at me. We are not very posh, but he does know loads of very posh people through work and liked the names Rupert and Hugo for this baby so obviously isn't too put off by poshness.......to me that suggests it is slightly comedy posh - sorry. Although I do still really love Minty (and think Evie and Minty sound lovely together).

Shinyshoes1 Wed 20-Jul-11 18:39:01

I don't like it,

Shinyshoes1 Wed 20-Jul-11 18:39:34

its a bit like arrowmint

Colliewollydoodle Wed 20-Jul-11 18:42:36

Probably get shortened to* ARRY!* grin

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