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Astrid or Iris?

(18 Posts)
lollystix Mon 11-Feb-13 18:20:49

Astrid - great name

MamaM22 Mon 11-Feb-13 15:36:04's a sign.....

wigglybeezer Mon 11-Feb-13 15:22:50

DS3 has just opened a Lego mini fig bag to find a tiny girl Viking inside, must be an omen! I feel sure they will choose Astrid now.

MamaM22 Mon 11-Feb-13 14:21:55

Yep, Astrid here. I once met a lovely girl called Astrid, who was able to tell me, that at that point in time, she was the only person born in Northern Ireland to have been registered with that name! Made me like it even more!

Allalonenow Mon 11-Feb-13 13:59:06

Another vote for Astrid, a gorgeous name!

KatherineKrupnik Mon 11-Feb-13 13:57:30

Astrid! Definitely.

JambalayaCodfishPie Mon 11-Feb-13 13:54:14


ZolaBuddleia Mon 11-Feb-13 13:53:08

They're no fun at all, I INSIST I name this baby! grin

wigglybeezer Mon 11-Feb-13 13:50:22

Zola, I like Stella and Honor too, but don't feel it's my place to come up with more suggestions to confuse matters further ( I did make a mental list just in case they asked me!) . The baby has actually been born so its make their up time.

wigglybeezer Mon 11-Feb-13 13:47:46

It's not my baby, it's my niece ( I have three boys!) DB was asking my opinion as being a man he has never wasted time thinking about baby names and now he and his DP are having trouble finding a name they both like. DB was of the opinion that Astrid was a bit "out there" but I have seen it mentioned here a few times recently and know a five year old year old Astrid so I have reassured him a bit. There are a lot of retro names like Iris than work in North London but don't sound so good in a Glaswegian accent!

bootsycollins Mon 11-Feb-13 13:18:19

Astrid is fantastic smile

telsa Mon 11-Feb-13 13:16:01

Iris is very harsh, I think. I think Astrid is fantastic - sounds soft and strong at the same time.

Leeds2 Mon 11-Feb-13 12:44:36

Love both. Prefer Iris.

ZolaBuddleia Mon 11-Feb-13 12:16:47

Love both, for me the growing popularity of Iris might tip me towards Astrid. Are you in Scotland? Is there a likelihood of it being shortened to Ass? Can I tempt you with my other faves: Stella, Honor, Miriam, Pearl, Bess?

Narked Mon 11-Feb-13 00:37:07

I adore Iris but it has become very Popular.

VBisme Mon 11-Feb-13 00:35:43

Iris is beautiful, Astrid is a bit harsh IMO

lopsided Mon 11-Feb-13 00:30:14

Astrid, great name.

wigglybeezer Sun 10-Feb-13 23:24:40

To go with a long scottish surname with lots of hard consonants.

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