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pbandjam Mon 27-May-13 17:26:27

Have had mixed reviews from friends - some like it and others feel it's a bit of a 'stripper name'. Yes, really. Would welcome your honest thoughts.

Tickledyellow Mon 27-May-13 17:30:06

I honestly think Amber is a beautiful name. Pretty, easy to say and spell and known about but not too popular. And also not cutesy. Great for a child or an adult.

Smilehappy Mon 27-May-13 17:30:57

I love Amber! thanks

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 27-May-13 17:31:34

I'm not a fan but wouldn't have called it a stripper name tad harsh!

JazzAnnNonMouse Mon 27-May-13 17:34:12

Indont think of strippers! Perfectly fine name.

pbandjam Mon 27-May-13 17:36:23

Thx all. I had heard it also referred to as 'chavvy', MNers favorite put down but who knows...!

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Mon 27-May-13 17:38:35

I love it so much, please don't hesitate to use it.

RustyBear Mon 27-May-13 17:43:49

Well, as you can see in my profile, I'm the mother of an Amber, who's now 23 - there were quite a few about when she was born, possibly because of Amber Le Bon, who is a few months older than mine. But I don't think it ever got massively over-popularised, like Sharon or Tracey for example.

AllegraLilac Mon 27-May-13 18:06:45

Diamond and Sapphire are strippers. Amber is a perfectly lovely girls name. Like Ruby.

Don't know why different gem stones fall into different categories.. but them seem to don't they?

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Mon 27-May-13 18:08:05

I love it. Desperately wanted it for dd2 but dp vetoed sad

Dontbugmemalone Mon 27-May-13 18:20:20

It's beautiful, under-used name.

StrawberryMojito Mon 27-May-13 18:26:17

I'm someone who uses the word "chavvy" if appropriate. I don't think Amber is chavvy. In fact, I've always really liked it.

pod3030 Mon 27-May-13 18:31:23

my dd is an amber, she was born in the autumn and it is a warm, honey coloured name and she suits it. it has soft edges. smile

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 27-May-13 18:32:45

Excellent. Hope you go for it.

GoodbyePorkPie Mon 27-May-13 18:40:03

Are they thinking of the character Amber Waves maybe?

I think it's a lovely name.

itsallshitandmoreshit Mon 27-May-13 18:47:22

Very common and chavvy where I live. Yes to stripper, sorry.

MrsBungle Mon 27-May-13 18:56:09

It's a lovely name.

Caladria Mon 27-May-13 19:02:35

Forever Amber:

miffybun73 Tue 28-May-13 12:08:15

I hate the word "chavvy", but Amber would definitely come in that category of names.

ben5 Tue 28-May-13 12:10:55

lovely name. go for it

bootsycollins Tue 28-May-13 12:12:32

I love Amber. I'd love to be called Amber, very cool.

Titsalinabumsquash Tue 28-May-13 12:13:09

If DS3 had been a girl we would have used Amber, it's a lovely, warm name that is pretty but not too girly and sweet. smile

Littlecherublegs Tue 28-May-13 13:11:33

I agree with Allegralilac .

Amber is a nice enough name - not stripper-ish or chavvy.

I know of 2 under 2 and they are both lovely!

Kittenkatzen Tue 28-May-13 13:14:07

I love Amber, can't convince DH on it though - please use it just because I cant! smile

StuckOnARollercoaster Tue 28-May-13 13:24:35

I also love it and was always going to be high on any girls lists. Unfortunately my boyfriends surname has too many a's and b's so it just sounds ridiculous with the surname so I am gutted I can't use it. (I resign myself to an amber jewlery addiction instead!)
I wouldn't let my friends stop me from using a name because they wouldn't, as i'd hope they'dlearn through my daughter how it can have nice associations. The ony thing that does seem to stop me using nice names is if I know an actual person with the name that I don't like.

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