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WDYT of Iris ?

(24 Posts)
ginzillas Thu 31-Oct-13 12:50:27

Love it. Know a gorgeous little one.

CarryOnDancing Tue 29-Oct-13 23:02:13

I heard it a few years a go and thought "how lovely" when simultaneously my Dad said in my ear "who names their child after an eye?!" So now I just think of eyes and not flowers!

smithwillsam Tue 29-Oct-13 07:26:39

Iris as a first name gives you a very independent nature, yet you are friendly, approachable, and generous.

AnythingNotEverything Mon 28-Oct-13 17:17:34

I love it, but I think it's the next Florence. Very of its time, and I think will become more and more popular.

Of course, tonne of that may bother you! I touted it for DD, but DH said it made him think of eyes.

reelingintheyears Mon 28-Oct-13 17:14:12

Eyeballs and old women with shampoo and sets, doesn't do it for me.

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Mon 28-Oct-13 17:10:41

It's beautiful,alludes to the goddess of rainbows and the flower...BUT....also makes me think of eyeballs and is becoming very popular.

hotfucker Mon 28-Oct-13 13:08:55

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NotYoMomma Mon 28-Oct-13 12:37:54

trendy atm
will date
faddy sad

sorry I am not a fan

BjorksNorks Mon 28-Oct-13 10:42:24

My Mum's name and my eldest DD's middle name so biased but I really like it.

AndWhenYouGetThere Mon 28-Oct-13 10:39:49

Love it.

scarevola Mon 28-Oct-13 10:37:26

My first association would be the body part, not a flower.

weneedtotalkaboutkettles Mon 28-Oct-13 10:33:12

I normally love flower names but Iris doesn't do it for me - don't know why - however there's certainly nothing "wrong" with it!

WinterOfOurDiscontent Mon 28-Oct-13 10:17:11

I'm personally not keen.

telsa Mon 28-Oct-13 10:13:10

Very old fashioned and simultaneously overused. Don't add to the heap!

AuntieStella Mon 28-Oct-13 07:30:31

Not to my taste, and yes I still see it as old fashioned, despite knowing two aged 12ish and several pre-schoolers with the name.

elcranko Mon 28-Oct-13 07:19:14

Love Iris! Would have been my DD's name if DH would have agreed hmm

swoopyswoop Mon 28-Oct-13 07:09:08

Iris is v nice but fairly trendy if that bothers you

LadyCurd Mon 28-Oct-13 07:04:38

Nooooo don't do it!

But only because when I picked two classic old fashioned and rare names for my DD's both have ended up increasing in popularity.

Iris may or may not have been one of those names.
Go rarer. Iris is the new Claire

TallulahBetty Mon 28-Oct-13 07:02:21


YomAsalYomBasal Mon 28-Oct-13 06:35:58

Love it. Mainly due to the Goo Goo Dolls!

littlegem12 Mon 28-Oct-13 06:35:04

I like it alot

Kantha Mon 28-Oct-13 06:32:06

I like it because it refers to a beautiful flower but avoids be twee/cutsie like lots of girls' names are.

TheCricketWidow Mon 28-Oct-13 06:25:48

I absolutely love iris, if i have another baby and its a girl thats what she'll be.

VeloWoman Mon 28-Oct-13 06:23:40

This is my new favourite girls name.

Does it seem old fashioned to you?

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