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kawaii Mon 03-Sep-12 19:34:39

What do you think about Iris? Is it a classic or do you think the old Edwardian types of names were a fad from about ten years ago? Are 1940's names more on trend now. I'm totally lost... but love the meaning and the Greek Myth connection.

nellyjelly Mon 03-Sep-12 19:45:25

If ypu like it, use it. i did!

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Mon 03-Sep-12 19:46:14

I absolutely love this name. A lovely meaning and a beautiful flower.

Pinkflipflop Mon 03-Sep-12 19:48:14

I love the name but my dh has an aunt called iris and some people's accent makes it sound like arse!

Just saying, am sure the people you know are much better spoken!!

bitgoldbutstillbewildered Mon 03-Sep-12 19:49:29

Love it, love it, love it!

Stellan Mon 03-Sep-12 20:19:05


ScummyMummy Mon 03-Sep-12 20:21:41

fab name

peeriebear Mon 03-Sep-12 20:44:46

I love it, but there are rather a lot of them about atm. If this isn't a problem for you, use it smile

kawaii Mon 03-Sep-12 21:08:22

Thanks for the feedback.

I've just checked the stats and it's number 147! A bit more popular than I thought but not bad.

botandhothered Mon 03-Sep-12 21:58:10

Is lovely and translates to the Spanish Arco iris..rainbow..! Also fond memories of a lovely Great Aunt Iris. I love it.

Badgerina Tue 04-Sep-12 00:17:16

I love it. Beautiful name.

telsa Tue 04-Sep-12 11:38:36

Really dislike it, too eyebally.

SquealyB Tue 04-Sep-12 11:48:02

I think it is lovely and will suit a little girl and a woman. When trying to pick names I always imagine how they would feel introducing themselves at a business meeting!

squoosh Tue 04-Sep-12 12:02:33

It's very elegant, like the flower itself.

jkklpu Tue 04-Sep-12 12:04:14

really like it - my favourite flower name, along with Violet

mumnosGOLDisbest Tue 04-Sep-12 12:06:25

beautiful smile

MrsJohnDeere Tue 04-Sep-12 12:17:07

Absolutely love it!

MoonHare Tue 04-Sep-12 16:23:00

I love it, we would have used it but our surname just doesn't go with any name ending in an s sound. It's simple, short and easy to spell but still has a pretty sound while at the same time being a strong sounding name. Plus the flower itself is gorgeous.

tummytickler Tue 04-Sep-12 20:54:21

My 11 year old dd is called Iris, and I still love it. I think it is elegant, strong, classic and feminine. We named her for family and Iris Murdoch (whom I adore and admire immensely). We have gone years without meeting another and only in the last 6 months we have met somebody whose younger (6 year old) sister is called Iris.

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