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JimmyCorkhill Thu 21-Nov-13 11:15:50

I love my DD2's name. However, I can tell that hardly anyone else does as when I'm asked her name it is NEVER commented on eg. 'what's she called?' 'BabyJimmy' 'Isn't it sunny today?'

I am not being paranoid, apart from 2 people with obvious good taste who raved about it, you would think I had called her Ash-treigh or LoobyLoo or something along those lines.

I don't mind, I think it's a gorgeous name. I was just a bit taken aback by the lack of enthusiasm from others especially when I lie find something nice to say about everyone's name choice.

Anyhoo, to my utter delight I read a thread today where a poster couldn't choose between my DD2's name and another. Almost everyone chose DD2's name and said such lovely things about it that I feel redeemed. I knew I had good taste grin

Dollydaydream99 Thu 21-Nov-13 16:42:31

Please tell us the name or the suspense may kill us!!!!

SS3J Thu 21-Nov-13 17:36:48

Is it Iona?

BunnyLebowski Thu 21-Nov-13 17:49:51

Is it Lindsey??!


JimmyCorkhill Thu 21-Nov-13 18:49:31

SS3J wins!

SS3J Thu 21-Nov-13 19:05:14

Yay! And yes, it is a lovely name, I don't know why you don't get more compliments.

Frikadellen Thu 21-Nov-13 19:36:12

Was our girls name for DS I love it

curiousgeorgie Thu 21-Nov-13 19:42:15

I have this! My DD's name has a very negative reaction in life but online it's quite well received!

I don't care anymore because I love it so much and it suits her down to the ground.

MrsNormanBates Thu 21-Nov-13 19:58:46

How is Iona pronounced?

miffybun73 Thu 21-Nov-13 20:04:05

I love love love Iona.

DevonFolk Thu 21-Nov-13 20:06:04

What on earth is wrong with Iona? It's gorgeous!

MrsNB it I-owe-na

Anjou Thu 21-Nov-13 20:07:44

Iona is a lovely name (and place!). You DO have good taste. Not sure why people wouldn't comment - its very pretty. The only time it's not an ideal name is when your surname is something like Carr or Butler. grin

Bowlersarm Thu 21-Nov-13 20:09:59

Iona is lovely. Gorgeous for a little girl, sophisticated for a grown up.

Best if her surname isn't Carr, House, etc, though.

Bowlersarm Thu 21-Nov-13 20:10:23

Oops x post with Anjou.

JimmyCorkhill Thu 21-Nov-13 23:06:23

You all have exquisite taste grin. Our surname is not a noun just stupidly long.

JimmyCorkhill Thu 21-Nov-13 23:07:01

curiousgeorgie care to share?

IShallCallYouSquishy Thu 21-Nov-13 23:11:05

I have a friend with a DD Iona. I think its a lovely name too.

JohnSnowsTie Fri 22-Nov-13 13:34:06

I'm surprised you don't get more compliments... apart from anything else it's unusual without sounding outrageous.

BaileysOnRocks Fri 22-Nov-13 13:42:14

Lona is a beautiful name!! I have a Lola which is soo popular now!! confused But I still love it!
Also have a Matilda.
As long as you love the names other peoples opinions don't matter. If Matilda was a boy she was going to be Jesse and it was always met with negatives!

Fifibluebell Fri 22-Nov-13 14:40:40

Errrrrrm what's wrong with Iona???? People obviously have no taste at all! wink

JimmyCorkhill Fri 22-Nov-13 14:59:21

I agree with you all grin. I have just been amazed with the lukewarm response in rl. Still, your responses have made me very happy, thank you!

daughterofafarmer Fri 22-Nov-13 15:28:36

I utterly love this name, need DD2 grin

Arcadian Sat 23-Nov-13 16:14:57

Love Iona.

Sorry that your friends are idiots.

TallulahBetty Sat 23-Nov-13 20:43:01

Iona is lovely.

And actually LOL'ing at Ash-Treigh grin grin grin grin grin grin

JimmyCorkhill Sun 24-Nov-13 15:44:34

You can have it for any future DD grin and I PROMISE to say something nice about it!

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