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Holliday for a girl

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hokeycakey Sun 28-Apr-13 07:15:09

I am pregnant with dc4, saw an article about Holliday Grainger in a magazine the other day and thought she had a lovely name, what do you all think is it cheesy and naff or nice?

TheRealFellatio Sun 28-Apr-13 07:18:10

I have no idea who Holliday Grainger is. It's a weird choice, but not unpleasant on the ear. I wouldn't do it, but I don't hate it. If she is someone who is big at the moment then you can expect it to become quite a fad which will date very quickly, like Kylie, Miley, Demi etc.

TheRealFellatio Sun 28-Apr-13 07:19:55

OK, just googled her. The more I say it in my head the prettier it sounds, and now I've seen she's English and not American I think I approve. grin

It's less likely to be adopted en masse by unsuitable types. wink

hokeycakey Sun 28-Apr-13 07:22:01

She's a bit of an up & coming British actress but not a "star" she's in the Borgias, she's a bit posh and very beautiful

hokeycakey Sun 28-Apr-13 07:22:20

Sorry x posted !

hokeycakey Sun 28-Apr-13 07:22:41

Ha ha love your reasoning!

stinkingbishop Sun 28-Apr-13 07:24:42

I think it's lovely, and she can always shorten it to Holly. Says Mum to a Romilly. How many times do I have to spell that...

raisah Sun 28-Apr-13 09:24:12

You will have to prepare her for a lifetime if smart quips like "Holliday, where are you going for your holidays?'
and people humming the Cliff Richards summer holidays song in her presence. Are you sure that Holliday is her proper name & not a stage name adopted for effect?

DalaHorse Sun 28-Apr-13 09:30:34

Holly Golightly character in Breakfast at Tiffany's is short for Holiday Golightly smile (one "L" BTW)

Do you have the surname to pull it off?

Laquila Sun 28-Apr-13 09:30:43

I don't think it really matters whether Holliday is the actress' proper name or adopted for effect. I think it's pleasant on the ears (love that phrase!) and nicely unusual. Does sound a little bit American.

Rhubarbgarden Sun 28-Apr-13 11:12:05

It's a bit frivolous. I wouldn't like to be called Holliday, but then I'm a bit of a serious kind of person so I like stronger, more serious names. If your dd is likely to inherit lots of fun and bubbly genes she might carry it off, but it's a risk.

She could never be a goth, that's for certain!

fussychica Sun 28-Apr-13 16:55:28

My first though was "where to?"grin
I actually like it but do think you need the right surname to carry it off. It will almost certainly be shortened to Holli/y but that's a lovely name so it's all good.

MinnesotaNice Sun 28-Apr-13 17:01:50

I actually like it! I tend to only like traditional names but with the right surname, Holliday sounds lovely.
<<Wondering what makes a name American-sounding?>>

hokeycakey Sun 28-Apr-13 17:22:09

Wow much more positive reactions than I thought they would be and food for thought I see what you mean rhubarb about it being frivolous
Holliday is the actresses real name
Funny about holly golightly didn't she change her name from something else in the book?

TheRealFellatio Sun 28-Apr-13 17:32:03

I always like the sound of the actress Honeysuckle Weekes. Such a pretty sounding word and it conjures up a lovely image. I think Holliday does the same.

ChristineDaae Sun 28-Apr-13 19:22:48

When I saw the thread title I thought definitely not. But now that iv said it in my head a few times I quite like it!

everlong Sun 28-Apr-13 19:32:27

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mynameisnotmichaelcaine Mon 29-Apr-13 19:00:33

I quite like it, but she would get "where are you going on Holliday?" A LOT as a kid. Tbh though I got constant stick about my surname as a teen, and, although it irritated me, kids will always find something to pick on!

TheReal, I went to uni at the same time as Honeysuckle Weeks (different colleges) and once had a tutorial with her. I didn't say anything at all for the whole hour, just kept gawping at my tutor and mouthing "it's Honeysuckle Weeks!". Needless to say, I was not put with her again. I've always thought it's a lovely name, but a bit out of left-field for me.

getmeoutofthismadhouse Mon 29-Apr-13 21:07:25

No not my taste but then I ain't keen on unusual names so its your baby , your choice !!

LentilAsAnything Mon 29-Apr-13 23:06:52

I really like it, though I think I prefer it with one L. One of the actors from Lost had a baby recently and called her Holiday.

lurcherlover Mon 29-Apr-13 23:16:57

Possibly open to seedy one-liners along the lines of "we're all going on Holliday" when she's older...personally I wouldn't use it. Have it as a middle name if you really want it.

Still18atheart Mon 29-Apr-13 23:17:18

It's ok but a bit out there for my tastes

BallerinaZeena Mon 29-Apr-13 23:34:05

It's a pretty name but not right for a prime minister. And a name should always work for a prime minister (as well as cute baby).

So no.

Astley Tue 30-Apr-13 10:26:00

What about Holian?

Beamae Tue 30-Apr-13 10:41:25

It's lovely. I think it's ridiculous to worry that whatever you name your child will hinder them professionally in the future. I have never in my whole working life thought oh dear that's an unprofessional name. If anything, if I were hiring someone and saw a CV for someone called Holliday Smith I would think they sounded intriguing.

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