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UpTheFRIGGinDuff Tue 18-Jun-13 23:40:48

I genuinely adore the sound of this name...and it has a lovely meaning.

I get the HP reference isn't great and the rhyming perhaps...but I'd love to use it...

Siblings are Arlo and Skye,is Myrtle just too different? Do they sit oddly together?

<dons hard hat>

experimental Wed 19-Jun-13 01:46:22

Yes they do sit oddly. It doesn't sound a pleasant name it is hideous

Arlo & Skye seem more on the cool end of names. Is there anything else you like?

MortifiedAdams Wed 19-Jun-13 01:48:24

Sounds too close to Mirkin for my liking.

MortifiedAdams Wed 19-Jun-13 01:49:44

A sibling for Arlo and Skye (I remember your previous posts and know Skye wasnt your choice, mch as I, would be Liv.

TrucksAndDinosaurs Wed 19-Jun-13 01:56:19

Mila would be better, maybe? Or Martha, Marta, Mariam, Miriam, Marla. Myrtle is very old-lady ish and doesn't sound pretty, I think she'd be teased sad

RiaOverTheRainbow Wed 19-Jun-13 02:11:04

I think it's pretty (pretty flower too) and works with Arlo and Skye. People may think Moaning Myrtle the first time they hear it, but soon the first association will be your dd.

moreyear Wed 19-Jun-13 02:17:58

I think it's very sweet.

ZolaBuddleia Wed 19-Jun-13 02:32:47

It's one of those old lady names like Maureen and Gladys, it's just not made the shift into granny chic.

When are you due, by the way, I often look at your name threads! I think we have similar taste (apart from Myrtle!).

Elquota Wed 19-Jun-13 02:48:29

I like it!

If older-style names such as Agnes, Martha, Daphne and Maud can be popular on here, then I don't see why Myrtle shouldn't be.

Radiator1234 Wed 19-Jun-13 02:50:28

Makes me think of Myrtle Beach.

bugsybill Wed 19-Jun-13 04:29:15

I can't really see it on a person, sorry. I just think myrtle the turtle. Doesn't really go with the siblings names either.


marriedinwhiteagain Wed 19-Jun-13 04:41:31

I knew a Myrtle once. The name has lovely Greek mythological history - she told me. But no - she was moaning myrtle grown old and I still shudder when I think of her and inwardly remember the groan when she came out as I put my key in the lock to go in. Cross eyes, heavy boned, lace-ups, headscarf knotted under her chin, checked shopping bag.

I can't help it OP but no, just no. Bugsy bill has some good ideas though.

Anri Wed 19-Jun-13 05:37:21

I actually like Myrtle, but I think it might be hard to wear, and I don't think it goes well with Arlo and Skye at all. It seems to me like it's on the extreme end of the "so old and fusty that it's ready to be cool again" trend, and I feel like only a certain kind of child could pull it off.

I sort of like Myrto, the name of the wife of Socrates. That may be too far out there, though.

HoneyandRum Wed 19-Jun-13 06:56:54

Go for it! So many people all like the same names on here that it's very easy to predict what are/will be popular names. If the MNers think it's old-fashioned it will be perfect as it won't be rediscovered for at least another decade.

I remember when I mentioned at work (two decades ago) that I liked the name Olivia everyone was horrified and moaned on and on. When my first dd went to primary there were no less than 6 Olivias in the class above! I didn't use it because I realized how popular it would be.

If no one likes it and can't imagine using it - I consider that a positive thing!

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Wed 19-Jun-13 06:59:42

My main concern would be Moaning Myrtle. Speaking as someone who got called Moaner Lisa every time I had a (perfectly reasonable) grump in my teens!

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Wed 19-Jun-13 07:01:14

You can't be serious?

You can't do that to a child.

ArabellaBeaumaris Wed 19-Jun-13 07:04:31

I know a Myrtle who must be about 2 by now. Have to say I remain unconvinced.

exoticfruits Wed 19-Jun-13 07:13:53

I automatically see Myrtle as a very wet individual,of indeterminate years, dressed in beige! I can't change it to picture a baby or child.

Vatta Wed 19-Jun-13 07:32:13

Sorry, it's terrible.

TheToysAreALIVEITellThee Wed 19-Jun-13 07:40:18

It's a baby turtle!! Don't do it to your child, do you hate her already?

Bonsoir Wed 19-Jun-13 07:45:04


UpTheFRIGGinDuff Wed 19-Jun-13 07:50:50

Most of those are or have been,on my list Bugsy
I have plenty of other names on my list,but none I like as much,I know lots of people don't like it,but I love the sound of it,I think it's very pretty.

I'm due the beginning of December Zola

I honestly don't see what's so horrible about's a perfectly lovely name...just as nice as Agnes,Enid,Maud,Beatrice...

JumpingJackSprat Wed 19-Jun-13 07:51:13

What about Merle? Sounds similar but much better imo

tigrou Wed 19-Jun-13 07:57:00

I knew a lady once called Myrtée (French Canadian). I like that.

bootsycollins Wed 19-Jun-13 08:10:37

Imagine it being said in a spouse accent " Meeeeeeeeeeeeertle"

I would cry if my name was Myrtle, then get it changed by deed pole.

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