Do I need to worry about the margarine connection to Flora? Or is Bridgit a bit harsh sounding?
I think Flora travels better than Bridgit but maybe Bridgit is a bit more on trend with the baby boomer names coming back and Flora a bit more with the old lady trend? Any feedback or similar suggestions appreciated.
I would go for Bridget, rather than the double i spelling that you've suggested. Not sure why, it just looks a bit less harsh.
As to Flora, I just feel it's a bit old fashioned; it'd be nice for a little girl but I think there are class connotations with its use, for me it's more of a "posh" name than Bridget, which I just think of as being Irish. Oh, and I went to school with a girl called Flora Margaret - you only have to worry about the margarine connotations if you choose a bloody stupid middle name that can be shortened to Marge, presuming that this new fangled spread will be a passing phase. I think she liked Flora but hated Margaret, which was a family name.