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therewasalittlegirl Mon 29-Aug-11 20:45:05

Heard this name today, and just wondered what the mumsnet verdict was...?

MummysLittleSunbeams Mon 29-Aug-11 20:45:45

Like. smile

mopsyflopsy Mon 29-Aug-11 20:49:11

Fabian Society connection would put me off. Otherwise a nice name, as is Florian - both quite popular in Germany.

exexpat Mon 29-Aug-11 20:59:11

I've known a few Fabians, mostly German or with German connections. I like it. But yes, in the UK a lot of people would think Fabian Society (not necessarily a negative, though - depends on your politics!).

Cereal Mon 29-Aug-11 21:09:58

It's nice.

deepfriedcupcake Mon 29-Aug-11 21:13:37

Yep, that's quite nice.

greenzebra Mon 29-Aug-11 21:15:40

never heard of the Fabian Society what is it?

Love the name.

Knew a Florian from Germany aswell, good name too but prefer Fabian.

BustersOfDoom Mon 29-Aug-11 21:34:12

Love it. My DS's friend from Uni is called Fabian. Don't think he has any German roots. He is mixed race with a fabulous afro and is a lovely young man.

DS also has a mate from Uni called Rameses. I just we had been brave enough to call DS Isambard! That's a fabulous name!!

Dexifehatz Tue 30-Aug-11 17:14:04

Fabian was on my list if DD2 had been a boy.LOVE IT!

Imnotdarrellrivers Tue 30-Aug-11 17:27:12

Fabian Society for that reason only it is wonderful!!!!!

greenzebra it was a socialist group set up the the 1880's. Had the Woolf's, Bernad Shaw and Wells where attached (Russell was for a bit)

Imnotdarrellrivers Tue 30-Aug-11 17:35:43

sorry green got cut off

It later had Atlee as a member - it was one of the movements that laid the frame work for the Labour party (I'm positive Blair and Brown where at one time members) It is now a left think tank and a socialist society affiliated with the party. The young Fabians are also well known

confusedandsilly Tue 30-Aug-11 17:43:55

how about Fabienne

birdofthenorth Tue 30-Aug-11 17:52:45

Pros -great if you're leftwing and like big thinkers; unusual but pronouncable

Cons- posh; bit wet to my ears but I don't know why

HengshanRoad Wed 31-Aug-11 06:51:32

Fabienne is a girl's name.

confusedandsilly Wed 31-Aug-11 08:43:13

But Fabian is too, if she wants a boy's name she should call him Fabien as it is the correct spelling

minipie Wed 31-Aug-11 11:02:30

I love Fabienne for a girl but not so keen on Fabien or Fabian for a boy - I think it's too associated with the Fabian society.

othersideofchannel Wed 31-Aug-11 11:30:05

Fabian is a very popular boys' name in Germany. I know an American Fabian too. I think in the UK it is too closely linked to the Fabian society.

(Fabien is the French version of Fabian).

jordanna79 Wed 31-Aug-11 16:36:01

Fabian is my fave boys name...but I'm not allowed it. DH says it sounds too wet sounding! I am Italian and Fabiano is a very popular name in Nortern Italy.

One thing that does put me off though is eveyone I have said Fabian to says, "Ooo I know a Fabien" I HATE FABIEN!!! Now that is a wet name so I think you should be aware of mispronounciation.

othersideofchannel Wed 31-Aug-11 17:29:32

I don't think anyone (other than French) would mis-pronounce Fabian.

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