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Honest advice please...Can we use the name Georgia or is it silly?

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elsabel Wed 13-Feb-13 21:25:14

Me and my DP love the name Georgia, but his name is George! Ive asked friends for opinions and many say it doesn't matter and would be nice, but think theyre just being polite. An outsiders view would be great! smile

Lizzy1975 Wed 13-Feb-13 21:32:32

I don't think they're just being nice, I think it's a lovely name regardless. But then we were going to name a daughter Edie - and my husbands name is Ed. We didn't choose it because of the connection, but because we liked the name. Never occurred to us that it might be odd, either. But we had a boy...

elsabel Wed 13-Feb-13 21:37:29

oh did you get told you was having a girl then? ive been paranoid that the sonographer got the sex wrong...dont know why!

Thankyou though, sometimes its hard to see it from what other people might think.

Clearlymisunderstood Wed 13-Feb-13 21:38:46

It's lovely, not odd at all

wafflingworrier Wed 13-Feb-13 21:38:59

i don;t think it;s wierd at all, go for it
...but if you have a boy next don;t call him George....then it would start getting a bit odd (smile)

getmeoutofthismadhouse Wed 13-Feb-13 21:40:31

We have a 5 yr old Georgia and she is usually called Georg as a nickname. Im not sure if this would work but a lot of people call their kids after themselves so it depends on if you could get used to maybe having 2 george's in the house . Its a beautiful name tho and not as popular as a lot of names. We don't know of many !

Lizzy1975 Wed 13-Feb-13 21:41:22

No I just meant if it was a girl we would have used that name. But I know what you mean, in the back of my mind I always thought there was a good chance that the sonographer could have made a mistake!

WhichIsBest Wed 13-Feb-13 21:44:39

I wouldn't do it.
I wouldn't like to have felt like I was named after either of my parents, is all I can think. And I get on with them fine!

Isn't there anything else you like?

Wereonourway Wed 13-Feb-13 21:46:55

I like it.
And my dad is my hero, if my name was linked to his I think I'd be ok with it. (Although my dad is called Stuart so in my case it would be shit, in your case I think it's lovely)

elsabel Wed 13-Feb-13 21:52:48

Thankyou everyone for your opinions.

whichisbest we also like
Evie (but i think i might have a cousin who named her girl that i need to check!)

and thats all we have! I welcome opinions on those too...

Beatrixpotty Thu 14-Feb-13 14:02:02

I like Georgia best

vitaminC Thu 14-Feb-13 14:04:29

The others are all very popular right now, so I would go for Georgia.

I actually think it's a lovely name and plenty of people name their DCs after themselves or other close relatives, so I don't see a problem with that!

MadBusLady Thu 14-Feb-13 14:46:04

I love Eva/Evie.

It's not silly, but it is down to personal taste. I think I wouldn't, but only because there are so many lovely names and I like the idea of a family "set" that works IYSWIM. Also you'd have a shouting-name-up-the-stairs problem. Unless you usually call your DP something different?

Owllady Thu 14-Feb-13 14:50:50

I called my youngest son the male version of my own name, I really don't see what the problem is grin

Yakshemash Thu 14-Feb-13 14:53:22

Georgia is a beautiful name. Go for it.

drivinmecrazy Thu 14-Feb-13 15:01:40

I have a Georgia who is named after her great grandad and her Grandad. Doesn't have to get shortened to George, ours is more a Gigi. Must admit I don't like it now though, have gone right off it but 7 years later too late to change blush

raisah Fri 15-Feb-13 05:55:57

You could choose Georgina and shorten it to Gina.

Rosa Fri 15-Feb-13 06:59:28

In Italy its spelt Giorgia if you want it to be a bit different.

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 15-Feb-13 09:37:36

Think it's a lovely name (totally biased as I have a little Georgia)
drivinmecrazy am intrigued do you know why you have gone off the name? Too popular or something else?

drivinmecrazy Fri 15-Feb-13 10:06:19

It was hearing a REALLY chav Mum screeching the name at the top of her voice in the middle of the supermarket and seeing this snotty, dirty child appear and tell her Mum to F**k off!!!

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 15-Feb-13 10:50:23

bet that was a jorja or jorgia though wink

elsabel Fri 15-Feb-13 21:23:56

Haha drivinmecrazy that was very unfortunate, your girl still has a lovely name and not at all chavvy!

Thanks all for your opinions, Georgia certainly isnt off the cards xx

Stixswhichtwizzle Fri 15-Feb-13 22:05:01

Not silly. It's a lovely name, I'd use it.

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