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Opinions on Florence please?

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evelynj Sun 09-Jun-13 23:21:39

hi all, I'm due in 5 weeks & almost set on this name if its a girl, our surname is Jones. NN would be Flora, Florrie, flossie, Flopsie, Flo.
What does everyone think of this?

Other possibilities are Elizabeth/Betsy, (worried royal baby may have this tho), Georgia, Jasmine, Penelope.

3yo son is Dylan

Thanks in advance smile

3boysgirlontheway Tue 11-Jun-13 02:39:10

My 15 month old is Florence, we moved from Ireland to Australia when she was 9 months old. We have never yet met another Florence. I was sure I would call her Floss or Florrie, but, the full name is sticking for now. I had some minor reservations but, also didn't have any names I preferred (it's my husbands grandmothers name) but, now I could not love it more and DD is such a Florence it's so perfect for her.

raisah Tue 11-Jun-13 02:55:44

All of the names are lovely, bare in mind that Florence (Flo) is becoming quite popular. There are 2 in my dds playgroup.

How about Eliza instead of Elizabeth to avoid the royal connection.

Florence gets my vote.

Iusedtowearmakeup Tue 11-Jun-13 07:07:01

Florence is v v popular at moment. I did read on one website that it had risen to top 15 in the first quarter of 2013 so I don't know if that's an issue for you?
Can't go wrong with a good solid name like Elizabeth, so many options for nicknames too!

Wishfulmakeupping Tue 11-Jun-13 07:37:47

I prefer Georgia or Elizabeth really like Betsy as nn

aoife24 Tue 11-Jun-13 15:49:54

Florence is lovely, strong and elegant and Flossie as nn (as a kid, even if slightly spanielesque smile

PestoSwimissimos Tue 11-Jun-13 15:53:03

Gorgeous name smile

Timetoask Tue 11-Jun-13 15:59:28

Florence is great! Really lovely.

samuelwhiskers Tue 11-Jun-13 16:13:37

Love Florence, I have one aged 10, we call her Floss/Flo and Florence

squoosh Tue 11-Jun-13 17:53:53

Much, much, MUCH prefer Georgia or Betsy to Florence.


Tickledyellow Tue 11-Jun-13 18:45:06

It is extremely popular in our area and, how do I put this politely, used by a very wide cross section of society too...!

Tickledyellow Tue 11-Jun-13 18:45:47

But I meant to add I really like it despite knowing of about six!

AThingInYourLife Tue 11-Jun-13 18:51:40

I love Florence.

I'm in NI and know 1 Florence, aged 5.

ToTiredToBeWitty Tue 11-Jun-13 18:53:19

I regret not using it for dd2. But dh wouldn't.

poppydaisy Thu 13-Jun-13 10:25:40

About 5 years ago I didn't know a single Florence under age 80. Now we know about six little Florences, so it is becoming hugely trendy around here!

Coconutty Thu 13-Jun-13 20:38:45

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3boysgirlontheway Fri 14-Jun-13 02:14:00

Tickledyellow surely almost every name is used by a wide cross section of society? How do you know what section of society the OP is even from smile

KLou1105 Wed 26-Jun-13 22:52:56

I really like Florence but seems to be becoming more popular i also love flora and Penelope x

scarlettsmummy2 Wed 26-Jun-13 22:59:41

I am from NI originally and have a sixteen month old Florence Ottilie. I preferred Ottilie but other half thought people from NI would pronounce it Ot lee, so Florence it was! We haven't met another yet, and she suits it perfectly!

othersideofchannel Thu 27-Jun-13 06:56:21

Er know of 3 Florences born in the past year!

Notsoyummymummy1 Sat 29-Jun-13 22:55:16

Florence is so dull - your other options are lovely especially Betsy!

Jojay Sat 29-Jun-13 22:58:18

I love Jasmine, much nicer than Florence.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 29-Jun-13 23:01:22

I really like it.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 29-Jun-13 23:02:11

I lovePenelope, is more unusual.

Hate Jasmine. It's so 90's.

notanyanymore Sat 29-Jun-13 23:15:16

You've got a list of names you like, just wait and see which she suits best when she arrives

FingersCrossedLegsNot Sat 29-Jun-13 23:19:57

scarlettsmummy2 Florence Ottilie is so so beautiful!

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