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Boos75 Thu 21-Jul-11 12:48:46

Hi all. Am 36 wks with DC 1 and would love your thoughts on our girls name - Honor. We both love it but I made the mistake of telling my mum who hates it and she told my aunt who said they had a ditty at school about a girl called Honor 'he was Honor and off her all night'. They usually aren't interferring or vocal about their opinions but it's thrown me a bit!

What do you think about Honor? Middle names (DH is insisting on two) are likely to be Isabella Rose or Elizabeth Rose (Rose has to be one of them) and our surname begins with G.

I love the names Isabella and Rose but would rather keep them as middle names as I know she'd get called Izzy or Rosie, which I'm not so keen on (sorry if I offend anyone by saying that).

Thank you!

RickGhastley Thu 21-Jul-11 12:51:38

Gorgeous gorgeous name, it's on my list for the next DC!

Ignore your mum and auntie, tis none of their business.

TeriHatchetJob Thu 21-Jul-11 12:51:40

I think it's a lovely name. Honor Blackman immediately came to mind - probably because that's the only one I know and associate with the name - but she comes across as a classy lady so therefore I like it. Honor Rose has a nice ring to it.

Boos75 Thu 21-Jul-11 12:55:31

Oh thanks ladies! You've made me cry with your lovely posts (hormones!!). I love Honor Rose together (my aunt Rose is sadly terminally ill so really want to use that name) but didn't want it to sound like 'on a rose' hence adding in another middle name before it. Might be over thinking that though...

Am sure am having a boy after all this though but best to be prepared!

MelinaM Thu 21-Jul-11 13:04:44

Honor is a lovely namesmile Love Honor Elizabeth Rose.

goingdownhill Thu 21-Jul-11 13:25:05

Hi, My dd1 is Honor and I LOVE her name. She is 2.4 and up to yet we have never met or heard of another. I would say go for it. My Honor is a grubby little tom boy but still her name suits her to a t. It is I think a strong name, amongst all the, milly, tilly, Rosie, Evie's....... All lovely but not my kind of thing. Go for it but please don't tell anyone I want it to stay unusual! wink.

MsChanandlerBong Thu 21-Jul-11 13:52:51

Lovely first name, and both gorgeous options for the middle names.
Try and put the silly comments out of your mind (easier said than done, I know) and go for it grin

franke Thu 21-Jul-11 13:55:36


LemonDifficult Thu 21-Jul-11 13:59:02

Very nice.

randomimposter Thu 21-Jul-11 14:01:34

Honor is lovely. Prefer the Elizabeth Rose MN option with Honor - runs together better.

MordechaiVanunu Thu 21-Jul-11 14:15:06

Honor is very lovely.

Boos75 Thu 21-Jul-11 14:42:27

Thank you all! Great to hear such lovely comments. Honor Elizabeth Rose she is. Unless she's a boy...!

goingdownhill I promise not to tell anyone else!

PaperBank Thu 21-Jul-11 14:48:33

Lovely choice smile

HengshanRoad Thu 21-Jul-11 15:17:44

Just be careful that your surname isn't anything that someone could possibly be "on". One of my dad's favourite jokes is to pause halfway through saying the first part of Honor Blackman's name...

scarlettlips Thu 21-Jul-11 17:02:17

I have an Honor Elizabeth....!!! Everyone comments on what a lovely name it is, I've not met another one (apart from my Great Granny)


mathanxiety Thu 21-Jul-11 17:10:38

A lovely name.

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scarlettlips Thu 21-Jul-11 17:17:27

To those who already have an Honor....

What are your other DC's called.

Sorry Boos75 for highjacking post...grin blush

Boos75 Thu 21-Jul-11 17:29:50

Hengshan Road my Dad also said something like that but thankfully we have a really unusual surname!

scarlettlips be my guest!

Am a very happy heavily pregant lady now thanks to you all x

scarlettlips Thu 21-Jul-11 17:53:34

You're too kind boos75 thank you.

Fingers cross you get your wee girl, if not I'm sure he will be delicious scrumptuous pickle who might one day have a sister called Honor. xxx

goingdownhill Thu 21-Jul-11 18:49:59


My DC's are DS1 William, DS2 Lucas, DD1 Honor and DD2 Alexandra.

Hope that helps smile.

LilBB Thu 21-Jul-11 18:53:44

I'm quite intrigued about whether you pronounce the H or not?

FeelingaBitSick Thu 21-Jul-11 18:59:54

Lovely, on our shortlist too!

We say it as in 'what an honor' 'yes, your Honor'

goingdownhill Thu 21-Jul-11 19:02:20

We do the same, exactly as you would say "your Honor" more of an Onner sound.

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