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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?

YouMayLogOut Wed 26-Sep-12 15:02:14


persephoneplum Wed 26-Sep-12 15:02:36


delilah88 Wed 26-Sep-12 15:03:14

yes Corygal! I suppose the double-bind is that nobody thinks their little darling could not be beautiful!

DancehallDaze Wed 26-Sep-12 15:03:28

The two don't sound at all the same, but it's true that you would need to be careful when writing it! grin Still, who writes by hand these days?

airedailleurs Wed 26-Sep-12 15:05:39

Not so keen on Agnes, but love version Ines (see

elfycat Wed 26-Sep-12 15:05:43

Agnes... it's a good name and it's probably going to be very popular in 5 years.

Fab, and ahead of the curve.

Viviennemary Wed 26-Sep-12 15:11:17

I don't like it at all. I like a lot of the old fashioned names but this just isn't a very attractive name. That's only my opinion.

Jeezimacasalinga Wed 26-Sep-12 15:12:18

Yes love it, agree it's going to be very 'in' in a few years though so bear that in mind if you're looking for a more unusual name...

HiHowAreYou Wed 26-Sep-12 15:49:27

I don't mind it but I don't like Aggie at all.

Floggingmolly Wed 26-Sep-12 16:03:39

Nun's name, sorry.

mumnosGOLDisbest Wed 26-Sep-12 16:12:58

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.

imustbepatient Wed 26-Sep-12 16:23:10

Drab sorry, and to me it doesn't come across as being ahead of the curve, just not a lovely sounding name. Think it is much nicer in the non-English versions (French and Spanish as mentioned above), if you have any connection to those?

Francagoestohollywood Wed 26-Sep-12 16:35:00


CPtart Wed 26-Sep-12 16:37:13

Drab. One at DS school - she is the butt of all jokes!

exoticfruits Wed 26-Sep-12 16:42:04

Drab. Bound to be Aggie which is dire.

FreddieMercurysBolero Wed 26-Sep-12 16:46:46

It will be this baby's middle name if it's a girl, but only because I'll be naming her after my mother. And my mother HATES her name.

delilah88 Wed 26-Sep-12 16:52:26

It's interesting that all the people with that name hate it / got teased. Maybe it appeals to us, but I guess if I'm honest I'm glad I'm not called it. What kind of names do you think people really love being called? Do you think it's just super-feminine names like Rose?

almapudden Wed 26-Sep-12 16:58:43


exoticfruits Wed 26-Sep-12 17:43:03

Why name her after your mother if your mother hates it?! I wouldn't use my mother's name, even as a middle name-my mother has always hated it-similar era to Elsie, Doris and Winifred.

exoticfruits Wed 26-Sep-12 17:43:51

Why not ask your mother to choose a name that she would have liked to be called-or is her mother's name any better?

7to25 Wed 26-Sep-12 17:48:59 Scotland. Even worse.
When we were little we called all old ladies "Aggie and Nellie"

delilah88 Wed 26-Sep-12 17:49:47

Senga is a truly terrible name.

1500mmania Wed 26-Sep-12 19:01:17

Fab it was on my list bit I was put off by the nn Aggie

MacMac123 Wed 26-Sep-12 19:36:54


misscomanche Wed 26-Sep-12 19:58:48

Agree with FloggingMolly, nun's name.

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