I think it's lovely. If I have a daughter one day I want to use it. I don't think HP has tainted it,it has introduced the correct pronounciation to the general public though. By the time any little Hermiomes born now are at school the HP craze will well and truly worn off.
Dd1 is 7 and I would have loved hermione for her but everyone laughed re HP. I amkicking myself now as it would suit her perfectly, isn't super popular and she would adore being called it as she is now devouring the HP books, grrr!
Love it. It is DH' s favourite name (Cold Feet connection!) and I loved it since reading an Anne Fine book as a kid, but where the main character was Hermione. But our DD was born in 2004 when Potter-mania was huge, so we avoided it, although we do occasionally joke about trying for another DD and call it "Project Hermione"!
When my DD was a baby our 4 year old DS begged us to change her name to Hermione. I have lovely memories of him dressed up as Harry Potter waving his wand at her and her toddling after him. I really wish he had been into HP a bit earlier and she might well of been called it. I love it. Be bold - call your baby it (if it's a girl obviously!)
Thank you for the middle name suggestions - and even more positive comments - I don't think I have ever read a baby name thread where everyone is in agreement SingingSands love the Project Hermione idea! Both of my nieces (9 and 12) have expressed a preference for Emily so I'd like to get that in somewhere. Am going to visit my DM tomorrow so going to have a look at the family tree and see whether I can poach a name from there, probably needs to be a short one though Hermione (something) Emily?