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DessieLou Fri 28-Sep-12 14:30:15

Any thoughts? I hear it's quite popular but don't know any myself. I think it's rather pretty but not overused which is what we're after.

Dillydollydaydream Fri 28-Sep-12 14:35:13

I really like it. One of my favourites.

jaffacakehips Fri 28-Sep-12 14:58:33

Sorry I really dislike it. Have no idea why, just one of those name which grates me blush

I know a few Freya's, 3 under 2yrs and 1 born last week. Seems to be quite popular but I don't think it will become the next Lily or Amelia.

Sorry I not much help! wink

NymphadoraTonks Fri 28-Sep-12 15:00:29

I work at a primary school and I know quite a few little Freya's, its getting quite popular I think.

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Fri 28-Sep-12 15:02:13

I don't like it, but it's not awful.

I know a few little Freya's, but not loads.

DessieLou Fri 28-Sep-12 15:39:58

Thanks for your thoughts. I also quite like Ciara/Keira but have an ex called Kieran who I'm still friends with but not sure if it's a bit similar. confused

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Fri 28-Sep-12 15:57:02

If you're worried about popularity I know far more Ciaras than Freyas. We're in London though and there are a lot of Irish families, so maybe not representative of the UK as a whole.

There are also a lot of Kieran, Kiran, Cian and Kyra.

kerala Fri 28-Sep-12 21:50:28

Lots of Freyas round here.

honeytea Fri 28-Sep-12 22:48:05

I love the name Freya, we were all set on Freja as a girls name, but DC1 is a boy so we have to work a little harder for names!

FaffTastic Fri 28-Sep-12 22:49:44

Love the name and don't know any Freyas

Goldrill Fri 28-Sep-12 22:51:51

My DD is a Freya and I don't know any others in our area. Know several over t'interweb but they're all down south so suspect it may be more common in some areas than others. Know lots of Kieras!

Good strong name - plenty of interesting stories for her to read about godesses who kick arse when she's older!

Freya2012 Fri 28-Sep-12 23:02:32

I think it's a great name...but then I probably would! People always comment on it being a pretty name to me. I've always liked it having it if that's any help!

TodaysAGoodDay Fri 28-Sep-12 23:09:28

I like Freya. But my car's called Freya so I'm biased grin

GW297 Fri 28-Sep-12 23:17:19

Love it! My friend's daughter is called Freya and she's gorgeous! I've also taught a couple of lovely Freyas. It is becoming quite popular.

FluffyJawsOfDoom Sat 29-Sep-12 09:20:13

Isn't it no.17 or something in the top 100? I know one...

LilyCocoplatt Sat 29-Sep-12 16:48:12

I like it, it's a nice name.

fertilityFTW Sat 29-Sep-12 16:57:33

Have a friend called Freya - we call her Free. Great girl, feminine and strong.

peanutMD Sat 29-Sep-12 17:09:05

I like it.

I work in a nursery in Scotland and currently have 3 Freya's in our care.

I also know 2 Freya's outside of work.

DessieLou Sun 30-Sep-12 13:46:40

Thank you all. I think we'll put Freya on the list and see what we think after her quick, painfree birth (positive thinking!). smile

IShotJR Sun 30-Sep-12 13:54:32

Its a name that i really dislike.

CityDweller Sun 30-Sep-12 16:58:57

I really dislike this name. Perhaps irrationally. To me it manages to sound both chavvy and posh at the same time. It's also the name of a brand of underwear. Ugh. Sorry!

PinkChampagneandStrawberries Sun 30-Sep-12 16:59:58

It's very very popular here

honeytea Sun 30-Sep-12 17:22:45

It's also the name of a brand of underwear. Ugh. Sorry!

And the name of a godess, Freja was a godess before it was an underwear range.

surroundedbyblondes Sun 30-Sep-12 17:27:26

LOVE Freya/Freja. It was on the shortlist for both of our DDs, but because it sounds like a slang word for shagging where they were both born I never got to use it sad.

Actually we live somewhere else now so it wouldn't have even been an issue but still...

SKYTVADDICT Sun 30-Sep-12 17:30:39

My Freya is 12 now. It wasn't so popular then. There are currently 2 Freya's in Yr 1 at our primary and one at gym so a bit more popular now. Still love it though smile

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