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babygirl1989 Fri 19-Oct-12 18:03:33

I already have a wee girl called Amelia, and had more or less decided on Keira for my second wee girl.... Now having a massive wobble!!

I have discovered the name Faith, and my other half is very religious (me too, but not quite as much) and when we first got together he was always telling me to have Faith. What are your feelings on virtue names? Would Faith go well with older sister Amelia? Would there be an issue with only one child having a virtue name. Look forward to reading your opinions.


howcomes Fri 19-Oct-12 18:12:34

I think Amelia and Faith sound lovely together and Faith is a beautiful name.

GrimmaTheNome Fri 19-Oct-12 18:19:51

I tend to feel that 'virtue' names are too loaded - they label a child with its parent's values or aspirations, which they may or may not grow up to adhere to.

pumpkinsweetie Fri 19-Oct-12 18:25:06

One of my dds is called Faith, we called her it after Faith in Buffy smile

eBook Fri 19-Oct-12 18:56:51

Amelia and Faith would go very nicely together.

MolotovBomb Fri 19-Oct-12 19:35:46

Faith is lovely - much nicer than Keira, IMO. Virtue names are classic/classy. Go with your heart on this one smile

jaffacakehips Fri 19-Oct-12 20:04:31

Keira is much much much better than Faith!

Stick with Keira.

PandaNot Fri 19-Oct-12 20:09:15

Faith is lovely. I know of three in our small village.

GW297 Sat 20-Oct-12 00:49:17

Prefer Keira!

Snowflakepie Sat 20-Oct-12 10:15:20

Love Faith, of the virtue names I think it is the easiest to live with, after all faith can take many forms and so is not quite so restrictive as some of the others! Wasn't Faith the psycho in Buffy? Although she came good at the end. Don't ink too many people would make that link now x

PinkChampagneandStrawberries Sat 20-Oct-12 10:17:35

I love faith and I love Amelia

babygirl1989 Sat 20-Oct-12 20:11:50

Thanks everyone who has responded so far. Any more feedback greatly welcomed :-) xx

SilentMammoth Sun 21-Oct-12 07:32:24

Faith much much nicer!!!

HappyTurquoise Sun 21-Oct-12 07:50:23

I prefer the name Faith, but didn't know the name Kiera existed until I met one recently. You will have to spell Keira for people more often.

Gwennan Sun 21-Oct-12 08:39:52

Keira is quite a harsh-sounding name to my ears. Faith is much softer-sounding and therefore I prefer it. Faith & Amelia sound like sisters.

WitchesTit Sun 21-Oct-12 08:45:16

Faith is my favourite. I don't really like Keira (is it after knightly?).

I like virtue names and names that mean something, I also like Hope, Clemency and Blithe.

nameuschangeus Sun 21-Oct-12 08:47:16

Faith is beautiful.
Keira not so much but I do have an irrational hate of open mouthed Knightley so may be biased

baskingseals Sun 21-Oct-12 09:50:31

much prefer Faith to Keira. it is a lovely name, and goes very well with Amelia.

babysbreath Sun 21-Oct-12 15:10:59

I think you should opt for Faith, as I am not at all keen on Keira. I think the name Faith is timeless.

MadamFollywillFreakyouout Sun 21-Oct-12 19:15:39

I love Faith and I am an atheist.

StellaNova Mon 22-Oct-12 11:12:41

I like Faith. I would make the Buffy link but I am a geek.

pumpkinsweetie I tried to get all kinds of Buffy names past DH - we had Anya on the list until he found out why.

pumpkinsweetie Mon 22-Oct-12 11:15:14

grin Stella Buffy was my Dhs fave programme.
Did quite like Cordellia but of course other people moaned when i mentioned it, so Faith it wassmile

Dummyhunter Mon 22-Oct-12 13:27:44

We have a Faith! and always get comments about what a lovely name it is - but beware of people making 'Little Faith' or 'Poor Faith' comments which l always found negative so in our house she will be forever Baby Faith!

LonelyCloud Mon 22-Oct-12 16:54:59

I like Faith much better than Keira.

Felicitywascold Mon 22-Oct-12 16:58:30

Faith is lovely and goes well with Amelia.

I like 'non matchy names' I would have been hmm if you had said 'I have a Hope and a Grace, what do you think of Faith for the third girl'?

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