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Agnes - fab or drab?

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delilah88 Wed 26-Sep-12 13:54:56

What do you think of this one?

UntamedShrew Wed 26-Sep-12 13:55:26


ihearthuckabees Wed 26-Sep-12 13:55:35


sooperdooper Wed 26-Sep-12 13:55:50

I know someone called Agnes and she is very cool & artistic, so I say fab

BananaBubbles Wed 26-Sep-12 13:59:31

Awful.One of the ugliest,harshest,least attractive names out there.

Puremince Wed 26-Sep-12 14:01:35

Fab. DD might have been Agnes if I hadn't already used the name for my cat. Having said that, DD is very glad that she isn't called Agnes!

HaggisMcNeeps Wed 26-Sep-12 14:07:10


mrsbugsywugsy Wed 26-Sep-12 14:10:13


bananaramma Wed 26-Sep-12 14:11:42

Fab! Cool, classic and sophisticated (and not overused!)

It makes a refreshing change from all the cutesy girls' names (Lilly, Poppy, Evie, Molly, Milly, Mandy etc.).

Natnat29 Wed 26-Sep-12 14:13:44


plutocrap Wed 26-Sep-12 14:19:07

Some Eastern European variations are also quite pretty, like Agneta (tho' Agnieszka might be a bit much... wink).

I also like Dorota for Dorothy, and think Agata is nicer than Agatha!

nipersvest Wed 26-Sep-12 14:21:57

i like agnes. i know an agnes, she is the young daughter of a rather well known musician.

rachel1970 Wed 26-Sep-12 14:22:59

Love it - you are ahead of the curve (hence still a few 'drabers').

delilah88 Wed 26-Sep-12 14:28:54

Do you think you could use it with an 'S' surname?

mumnosGOLDisbest Wed 26-Sep-12 14:36:40

I like it and Aggie is cute. I like the french pronunciation too Ann-yes but spelt same so would always be called Agnes. might be tricky with an s surname though.

Bluestocking Wed 26-Sep-12 14:39:35

Drabberoony. And not ahead of the curve - I know adult and teenage Agnesses. The medieval pronunciation was apparently Annis which I think is prettier, as is the Spanish Inez.

SlightlyJaded Wed 26-Sep-12 14:40:52

Fab. But I know quite a few now

Dogsmom Wed 26-Sep-12 14:41:22

I'm not usually keen on 'old lady chic' but don't mind Agnes.

SirEdmundFrillary Wed 26-Sep-12 14:41:53

Agnes = fabnes(s)

Corygal Wed 26-Sep-12 14:43:06

I know two - geek chic ok for babies, a disaster unless the child is v good-looking. Let alone the poor adult.

R2PeePoo Wed 26-Sep-12 14:45:25

I love it.

Startailoforangeandgold Wed 26-Sep-12 14:50:14

Think that awful cleaning woman!

Just no!!!!!!

Startailoforangeandgold Wed 26-Sep-12 14:51:40

It is however, a beautiful place for a holiday.
(St Agnes in the Scilly isles)

DancehallDaze Wed 26-Sep-12 14:54:55

Not nice at all in English. A very pretty name in its foreign versions.

Yes to the medieval Annis - much nicer.

delilah88 Wed 26-Sep-12 15:01:51

no - I think annis is too like Anus!

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