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Freya - is it poncey and are there lots of them about?

(31 Posts)
HPonEverything Tue 26-Jul-11 15:46:13

My trainee mw is called Freya, which I think is lovely. I've never heard anyone called it before so it must be pretty unusual.

But then I looked it up on here and it told me among other things "many other pegs at nursery will say Freya" and that it's for "poncey unoriginal parents" confused

What's the collective opinion, do you know tons of Freyas? Or is it so weird and far-out as to be 'poncey'?

Runoutofideas Tue 26-Jul-11 15:49:49

I don't think it is poncey, but it is becoming more popular. I know 3 Freyas under 5, but they are all lovely children!

twinklypearls Tue 26-Jul-11 15:53:38

I think it is a lovely name .

chrisrobin Tue 26-Jul-11 15:53:47

I know one Freya, a lovely little girl- there were 2 in my junior school in the '80s. I don't think its poncey or weird, its a pretty name.

SenoritaViva Tue 26-Jul-11 15:55:21

Lovely name, very popular round here. 3 in my DD's school of only 89 children.

redheadbedhead Tue 26-Jul-11 15:56:09

i don't think it's poncy or weird but....well....unfortunately....i do know of 2 dogs called freya...
<runs away in fear of accidentally causing hurt and offence>
sorry.... blush

Ephiny Tue 26-Jul-11 15:56:12

I only know one, in her early 20s.

reelingintheyears Tue 26-Jul-11 15:57:09

I only know one and she's in her 40s now.

eaglewings Tue 26-Jul-11 15:57:23

It is a lovely name and the only Freya I know is not poncy so it doesn't make me connect it with poncy parents

pranma Tue 26-Jul-11 15:59:25

I know 3 little Freyas one is 10,one is 4 and one is 8 months.

OhHelpOhNo Tue 26-Jul-11 16:00:13

Lovely name.....don't know any young ones smile

DooinMeCleanin Tue 26-Jul-11 16:01:09

My Dad has a dog called Freya, she is a very pretty dog if that makes a difference?

My niece has a friend called Freya, who is also very pretty. I like the name, I don't think it is poncey at all.

Those are the only two Freyas I know.

HPonEverything Tue 26-Jul-11 16:05:43

Thanks all, from these responses I am getting:
* It's been around for a bit but is becoming increasingly popular
* It's also popular in the hound community
* All Freyas are pretty, even if they're dogs

[goes home to have a think]

redheadbedhead Tue 26-Jul-11 16:06:18


Ephiny Tue 26-Jul-11 16:07:38

The one I know is very pretty as well, if that helps smile

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 26-Jul-11 16:10:06

I know 4 of them, the eldest is 6. She's ok looking. DD's best friend is Freya, she's pretty but very bossy, in fact all the Freyas I know are bossy.

I know two dogs, neither of which are called Freya.

Giddly Tue 26-Jul-11 16:14:59

I have a Freya. She's pretty and bossy and likes pretending she's a dog. She's not poncey though, and we do know one other. I knew the name from Freya Stark the travel writer, but by the time I had my DD it was becoming well known

MelinaM Tue 26-Jul-11 16:28:11

I really like the name, but have noticed it becoming rather popular of late.

ShowOfHands Tue 26-Jul-11 16:30:33

Honestly? Round here it's the exact opposite of poncy.

ArthurPewty Tue 26-Jul-11 16:47:34

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startail Tue 26-Jul-11 16:50:55

Have to agree with Leo, the only one I know has a somewhat unfortunate back story, lovely kid.

ShoutyHamster Tue 26-Jul-11 16:54:02

Well I know a very challenging looking Freya grin

In mid thirties I would say.

Also quite a few little Freyas.

Seems to be a name of choice for the Lord Of The Rings/Dungeons and Dragons types for some reason!

Not a massive fan.

Continuum Tue 26-Jul-11 16:54:16

I wouldn't say it's poncey as there are two I know of on the estate next to us.

ExitPursuedByAGryffin Tue 26-Jul-11 16:56:19

Know two Freyas, one is 11, on is 14.

My cousin had a Great Dane several years ago called Freya.

InstantAtom Tue 26-Jul-11 17:08:21

Quite popular faddy at the moment.

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