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ToddCranes Fri 23-Aug-13 16:29:53

My favourite name for a girl.

Doesn't really go with my son's name and both begin with 'A'. Think Frigg.

Mumblyboo Fri 06-Sep-13 12:23:18

It has made my list too so I def like it. I have a dd2 with another A name but it wouldn't put me off.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 06-Sep-13 11:03:48

Audrey is lovely. I think your liking for it will override any niggling doubts over two first names starting with A.

ElleCloughie Fri 06-Sep-13 10:11:31

My cousin and his wife chose this for their first child about five years ago. A few of us were a little unsure about it at first, mostly due to associations with Audreys in their 80s, but it suits her perfectly and I can't imagine a better name for her.

scaevola Wed 04-Sep-13 17:09:55

Coronation Street - major current character, long-running (since 1970s) in one of the most watched telly programmes there is.

Or is it a Corrie name you want, just without the 'A'? If so, then Gail, Deirdre, Blanche, Rita, Betty, Elsie, Ena, Sally, Emily, Hayley, Racquelle, Ivy, Janine?

doingthesplitz Wed 04-Sep-13 17:01:03

I don't really like it to be honest, but at the same time it's nice to see some of those 1950s, school story type names coming back into fashion. I heard a father at a party recently addressing his small daughter as 'Dorothy' and a couple up the road have named their twins Hilary and Margot.

gallicgirl Mon 26-Aug-13 09:35:54

I love it and wanted it for my DD but partner vetoed it.

I vetoed ALL his Woody Allen suggestions in retaliation.

RoadToTuapeka Mon 26-Aug-13 09:02:43

Audrey is lovely!

Purplelooby Sun 25-Aug-13 20:31:39

Ok no it's not the same name :D

Purplelooby Sun 25-Aug-13 20:29:51

I think these "mid-century" names are due to come back. We've done Victorian, now it's their turn.

I've been thinking this too...

I don't think the double A matters - I also have a DS who begins with A and has 4 letters (getting paranoid now...) and all of the names I like for DC2 begin with A. Not on purpose, I just like those names!

BabyBrainMom Sun 25-Aug-13 09:16:46

Love Audrey and do not feel it is important that your son's name is beginning with A, pretty name

Rhubarbgarden Sun 25-Aug-13 07:51:54

I have a 3yo Audrey. I don't watch coronation street so my associations are Hepburn and Tautou. It usually gets good reactions although sometimes people say "is that a family name" and then look a bit nonplussed when we say "no we just liked it". It's often described on here as a marmite name.

NadiaWadia Sat 24-Aug-13 19:52:50

Don't see why the double A matters. A lot of people would think that cute. If it was say, 2 girls with the same initials than it might cause problems in the future with, for example, letters arriving for 'Miss A Smith' and you wouldn't know which it was for. But with a boy and girl its fine.

Yes, they are different types of names, but why does everything have to be matchy-matchy? Go for it, you know you want to!

PearlyWhites Sat 24-Aug-13 19:21:22

I love Audrey

ToddCranes Sat 24-Aug-13 19:17:32

Double A and different types of names? Do you think that doesn't matter then?

NadiaWadia Sat 24-Aug-13 18:43:41

soontobeslendergirl - thanks I see now! Four letters right?

But I don't see why Audrey wouldn't go with that?

Jacksterbear Sat 24-Aug-13 16:30:24

Ooh I love Audrey.

It makes me think of the Dawson's Creek character!

soontobeslendergirl Sat 24-Aug-13 16:26:50

nadia you need to look at the posts from Frigg and check the name of her son - she frequents the baby name board as she is looking for a name for her No3 smile

NadiaWadia Sat 24-Aug-13 16:19:06

What is the son's name I wonder? Is it something to do with Norse gods? Another clue please?

soontobeslendergirl Sat 24-Aug-13 11:32:04

I like it, but maybe Audra would go better with your son's name?

ToddCranes Fri 23-Aug-13 19:25:02

Oh and Jamie Margaret is my second favourite but it was my mum's name but she hated it!

ToddCranes Fri 23-Aug-13 19:23:36

Thanks guys. I know it has the Coronation Street link but i just like the sound of it.

As lots of old school names are coming back i just think of the sound. I quite like Peter because it sounds 'nice' but i know most people would find it old fashioned.

And Jamie i wish it was grin

That was just a clue to my ds's name.

yourcruisedirector Fri 23-Aug-13 18:59:20

I like it, and know a lovely 12 year old (American) Audrey.

Yonihadtoask Fri 23-Aug-13 18:56:00

Funny that I came across this thread.

I live next door to a nursery - and hear the staff shouting the children in for lunch/putting their hats on etc.

I heard Audrey just yesterday - and was surprised to hear it. As I think of Audrey Roberts I guess.

But the more I think about it, the nicer it could be.

brightnearly Fri 23-Aug-13 18:49:27

Cannot help but think of a man-eating plant though...rather than of Audrey Hepburn for example...

JamieandtheMagicTorch Fri 23-Aug-13 18:43:07


is your surname Wank? grin

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