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How do you feel about Arden?

(19 Posts)
Laquila Sat 20-Apr-13 09:38:17

Does it definitely sound like a girls' name? Do you know any, and if so, what do they shorten it to/use as a nickname, if at all?

Thank you smile

MagratGarlik Sat 20-Apr-13 09:45:25

It reminds me of the dog food, Arden Grange.

Sorry, you did ask.

Laquila Sat 20-Apr-13 09:47:56

MargratGarlik! I love those books.

Never heard of Arden Grange but thanks for your response anyway.

PetShopGirl Sat 20-Apr-13 09:58:28

It reminds me of Flash Gordon - "Dale Arden, Journalist, New York Times"

Pendipidy Sat 20-Apr-13 09:59:58

I like it, twas on my list for a girl. Cos of one of my favourite songs written by Jann arden.

CautionaryWhale Sat 20-Apr-13 10:06:44

Why did Elisabeth Arden?
Because Max Factor...

getting my coat

thermalsinapril Sat 20-Apr-13 10:38:03

It sounds like a boys name to me, along the same lines as Aidan.

plainbellysneetch Sat 20-Apr-13 10:45:04

We considered Arden for a girl. Eleven years on, it sounds more masculine to me than it did then, if that's any use.

MotherOfNations Sat 20-Apr-13 10:51:05

It sounds more masculine to me. I've never met any as I live in Glasgow and Arden is the name of a very run down area here.

PoppadomPreach Sat 20-Apr-13 10:51:14

Sounds masculine to me.

Also sounds a bit like "hard on" so could encourage teasing.

Stripedsocksarecool Sat 20-Apr-13 11:53:53

I like it. My friend has just used it for her daughters middle name. They are very outdoors people and named her after a forest.

Wolfcub Sat 20-Apr-13 12:27:42

sorry it's too much associated with dog food for me too

almostanotherday Sat 20-Apr-13 12:27:50

I would of said boys name.

iclaudius Sat 20-Apr-13 12:35:58

Ds has a boy Ardon in his class

scaevola Sat 20-Apr-13 12:42:13

Far too like 'hard on' I think.

MrsJohnDeere Sat 20-Apr-13 12:43:34

Dog food to me

Sounds more boy then girl

KB02 Sat 20-Apr-13 12:51:15

I think it's lovely but I think it sounds more like a boy's name. It makes me think of the forest of Arden where Shakespeare set some plays (I think ).

Mehrida Sat 20-Apr-13 12:57:59

My first thought was, middle name Elizabeth?

And then I read Whale's post, which put it much more succinctly.


BikeRunSki Sat 20-Apr-13 13:10:22

Ripe for teenage teasing.

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