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Flora.....do you just think of a tub of margarine?

(38 Posts)
Neverdonethisbefore Mon 22-Jul-13 17:18:48

I like this name but not sure what people will think. Help!

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Mon 22-Jul-13 17:20:20

No,I don't particularly care if others think so either...
It's top of my list for this baby smile

frogwatcher42 Mon 22-Jul-13 17:20:52

Yes I would immediately think of marg. But does it matter as long as you like it!?

HorrorCow Mon 22-Jul-13 17:23:35

I think of Flora MacDonald. Although if her sister was called Clover, I might start to wonder.

Bowlersarm Mon 22-Jul-13 17:24:18

No, I wouldn't think of margarine. I would think a lovely little girls name.

NoComet Mon 22-Jul-13 17:24:46

I just wonder if she has a sibling called Fauna.

YeahBuddy Mon 22-Jul-13 17:25:00

It makes me think of the marg, but once people get to know her they will stop associating it. I went to school with a girl called Floren which is a mix of Flora and Erin (her parents couldn't decide so mixed the two apparently) but I think it's quite a nice alternative to Flora.

pictish Mon 22-Jul-13 17:25:12

It was my mother's name, and I love it.

imademarion Mon 22-Jul-13 17:25:43

No. Feisty Jilly Cooper heroine, which might put some off!

I think it's absolutely beautiful.

yummymumtobe Mon 22-Jul-13 17:26:19

No I don't. It's a lovely name. Come to think of it, haven't seen flora marg in the shops much recently?

yummymumtobe Mon 22-Jul-13 17:26:42

No I don't. It's a lovely name. Come to think of it, haven't seen flora marg in the shops much recently?

Medlers22 Mon 22-Jul-13 17:27:44

My daughter is called Flora and no one even mentions marg!

Neverdonethisbefore Mon 22-Jul-13 17:28:28

Oooh I'd forgotten about the Jilly Cooper books.

I am pleased that marg isn't the first thing that springs to mind for some of you. The name is in my top 5 and I'm really tempted to use it this time around.

SirChenjin Mon 22-Jul-13 17:30:44

I love love love this name, but it was vetoed by DH angry. I think of Flora MacDonald before the margarine, but maybe that's because I'm Scottish. Either way, use it please - it's a gorgeous name smile

Yika Mon 22-Jul-13 17:35:55

Flora is a beautiful name, I'd never think of marg. Anyway, Marge being a girl's name too you could always adopt it as a nn.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 22-Jul-13 18:03:17

Yes.

PoppyWearer Mon 22-Jul-13 18:05:16

No, Flora is a lovely name.

shineypeacock Mon 22-Jul-13 18:06:25

Love it!!! Going to be this bumps name if its a pink one!

Witt Mon 22-Jul-13 18:08:02

I think it's a really nice name. I knew a Flora at school and she was lovely. Had it on my list but DH vetoed.

NobodyPutsTomArcherInTheCorner Mon 22-Jul-13 18:10:30

It's such a pretty name but sorry yes, that blimmin marg is what I think of before I mentally edit it out in annoyance with myself.

Stella similary tainted imho.

I do wish they would take nice names and use them for food/drinks etc.

QuiteContent Mon 22-Jul-13 18:14:09

I love the name Flora, but it was a cruel nickname bestowed upon girls who were known for their 'friendliness' and that kind of ruined it as a name for me.
I will always love the prettiness of the name but round our way the promiscuous girls will always be known as Flora = Spreads easily.

Neverdonethisbefore Mon 22-Jul-13 18:28:28

Hmmmm, I'd not heard of that nickname. I'm struggling to convince DH that it's nice and also Stella too. Might have to shelve them for when we get a dog!

QuiteContent Mon 22-Jul-13 18:41:33

Might be a local thing Neverdonethisbefore, but it's lasted through the years and still is heard to day. Friend of mine has a daughter called Florrie which is, to me at least, a very cute name.

LittlePandaBear Mon 22-Jul-13 19:32:40

Makes me think of flowers, so nice!

As long as her middle name isn't 'Buttery' or 'Light' grin

BackforGood Mon 22-Jul-13 19:37:53

Yes, I do, I'm afraid. Sorry.

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