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MumbaJumbaWumba Wed 22-May-13 14:47:45

I LOVE Daphne and thought I was pretty set on using it for my little girl until I shared it with some of my work colleagues. They're all quite young and the general consensus on Daphne was that it was a cruel thing to do to a child :/ The only other people I've shared it with are my sister and best friend who liked it and now I'm left wondering if the pregnancy hormones have gone to my head and we should find another name.

So what are your honest opinions on Daphne? Do you like it or not? What would you think of a baby named Daphne and if I love it should I just stick with it? I don't want her to grow up hating her name.

Thank you.

CandiceMariePratt Wed 22-May-13 14:49:24

I love it

LadyMaiBlossom Wed 22-May-13 14:50:38

I like it.

Eskino Wed 22-May-13 14:50:44

It's a bit daft. Sorry.

notso Wed 22-May-13 14:54:19

I don't like it at all.

A good test is to imagine you have that name, imagine using it at various times in your life. If you still love it, use it.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Wed 22-May-13 14:57:59

Love it

miffybun73 Wed 22-May-13 14:58:41

I absolutely love it smile

Boggler Wed 22-May-13 14:58:48

like it, but I've always thought daphne was the best in scooby do.

Bowlersarm Wed 22-May-13 15:00:03

I think it could grow on me, although it's a bit insipid sounding?

harleyd Wed 22-May-13 15:00:18

makes me think scooby doo

MumbaJumbaWumba Wed 22-May-13 15:09:03

Thank you for your replies. It's reassuring to hear some people do like it smile I guess everyone is going to have different tastes with regards to names - although maybe my colleagues could have been slightly more tactful as I had visions of being labelled a cruel parent for naming my daughter Daphne! I'm going to go have myself a cuppa and a cookie and try to stop worrying about absolutely everything!

sooperdooper Wed 22-May-13 15:56:55

I like it, it's pretty and not used too often smile

lollypopsicle Wed 22-May-13 16:03:17

I don't like it myself. It sounds dated in a Tracy/Sharon way to me... BUT it's not my baby. If you like it, you should ignore your colleagues. I've commented here because you asked for honest opinions. In RL I would keep it to myself and respect that you have different taste in names to me-which is what your colleagues should have done!

DribbleWiper Wed 22-May-13 17:28:47

Nothing wrong with Daphne. I think of the one in Frasier. Means 'laurel' in Greek.

FoxyRevenger Wed 22-May-13 17:35:46

I suspect it's an MN name; it's easy to say you like it as the name for a stranger's child...

I think it's awful, sorry.

Decoy Wed 22-May-13 19:19:22

I like it and I know a really nice Daphne too.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 22-May-13 21:43:22

I'm 24 and think it's lovely. But then I like Hermione,Persephone and Antigone as well. Clearly I like the "on-ee" sound!

Locketjuice Wed 22-May-13 21:57:08

Scooby doo.. Sorry

Phineyj Wed 22-May-13 21:58:47

I would have positive associations with Daphne from Friends.

twooter Wed 22-May-13 21:59:14

It's the equivalent of beryl for me.

Littleolivetree Wed 22-May-13 22:00:18

I think people are silly to share their baby named before the birth. This would prevent these posts. If you love a name, keep it secret, it shouldn't matter what others think. Once the baby is born, people are more likely to keep their opinions to themselves.

HollyGoHeavily Wed 22-May-13 22:00:30

I don't think it's cruel to call a child Daphne, it just sounds a bit drippy...

InspectorRebus Wed 22-May-13 22:15:20

Hate it, sorry

Hedwig3 Wed 22-May-13 22:20:46

Love it.

It is the most wonderful-smelling flower in my garden too!flowers

wizzler Wed 22-May-13 22:22:22

Scooby Dooby Do!

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