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Honor or Domenica

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kawaii Fri 15-Nov-13 16:38:20

Hi, any opinions on these names gratefully received.

Do you think they sound overly religious? I have had a few comments that they sound like nuns names.

IslaValargeone Fri 15-Nov-13 16:39:32

Honor is beautiful.

squoosh Fri 15-Nov-13 16:44:11

Funny you should say that OP, I went to a Domincan school so Domenica immediately made me think 'NUNS'.

Honor is gorgeous though and not at all nun-like to me and I've met a lot of nuns wink

alwaysneedaholiday Fri 15-Nov-13 16:46:16

I love Honor, and don't find it overly religious at all.

Not at all keen on Domenica.

Parttimelover Fri 15-Nov-13 16:55:12

I have to confess (oops Freudian) that the combination of these two did immediately make me think you were particularly trying for 'Christian' first names. But a) nowt wrong with that, and b) separately they won't have that effect so strongly IMO. Ok, Domenica does a bit.
I think Honor is the prettier name of the two but that is a different question.

CountingStars Fri 15-Nov-13 17:42:56

I prefer Honor.

noddyholder Fri 15-Nov-13 17:43:23


Putitonthelist Fri 15-Nov-13 18:19:26

Is Domenica even a name? Never heard of it. Any other names in mind?

lljkk Fri 15-Nov-13 18:24:57

Domenica is okay, but Honor is nicer although too stark for my taste.

SantanaLopez Fri 15-Nov-13 18:27:55

How do you pronounce Domenica?

Dom-in-eek-a or Domenik-ah?

kawaii Fri 15-Nov-13 18:58:24

I'd say it Do-men-ikah. It is feminine of Dominic. I think a real name! I have known of girl's called this before. Catholic girls actually!

I am wavering towards Honor. But Domenica more unusual and feminine.

squoosh Fri 15-Nov-13 19:32:30

I think Dominic Lawson's daughter is called Domenica. Must be a family tradition for them, naming daughters after their fathers.

HoneyandRum Fri 15-Nov-13 20:11:33

I love both names

Bakingtins Fri 15-Nov-13 20:11:57


Mumpiring Fri 15-Nov-13 20:14:06

I knew a domenique. ( not that relevant)

Mumpiring Fri 15-Nov-13 20:15:30

Yeh, dominican nuns. My first thought too. [Irish]

BathTangle Fri 15-Nov-13 20:18:54

Are you thinking of Domenica (Do-MEN-icca) or Dominica (Dom-in-EEKa)? They have quite different "feels" IMO, although I like both.
Don't like Honor, but that's because I don't like the only Honor I know.
Like Honoria though....

mrssmith79 Fri 15-Nov-13 20:26:47

Love them both

kawaii Sat 16-Nov-13 16:59:45

Thanks. I wonder if there will be confusion on how to say Domenica. I only like the Do-MEN-ica pronunciation, not so keen on Dom-in-EEka.

Honor is quite severe some how but a name i've liked for years where Domenica is a name i've only just considered.

mathanxiety Sat 16-Nov-13 20:09:48

I thought the spelling would be Dominica (like Dominique except with a different ending)?
Thoughts stray to nuns here too.

Neither here nor there anyway, as I prefer Honor by a long shot. I think it is sweet and simple as a child's name, and yet it grows and has a dignified quality to it on someone older.

IAlwaysThought Sat 16-Nov-13 20:14:16

Honor is lovely but I am not keen on Domenica

bundaberg Sat 16-Nov-13 20:21:55

Honor is my fave

TheWomanTheyCallJayne Sat 16-Nov-13 20:23:28

Honor is lovely

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