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Opinions on the name Flora Rose please ladies :)

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JessicaD21 Tue 21-Jan-14 20:46:53

Hi all! Im new to mumsnet and my first post is to get opinions on the name Flora Rose please, thank you all in advance x

Corygal Tue 21-Jan-14 20:47:36

Beautiful! Go for it.

ProphetOfDoom Tue 21-Jan-14 20:48:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

sooperdooper Tue 21-Jan-14 20:49:19

Sorry makes me think of the margarine, which is a shame because in theory it's a pretty name sad

Cezzieb Tue 21-Jan-14 20:56:52

Gorgeous. So jealous but I could never get my husband to agree to Flora hmm x

Bigbrassband Tue 21-Jan-14 20:57:09

Too many "R" sounds in a row for my liking, what letter does the surname begin with?

JessicaD21 Tue 21-Jan-14 21:00:49

Surname begins with P and is quite long x

ScampiFriesRuleOK Tue 21-Jan-14 21:05:15

Too many 'R' sounds in a row I feel. It doesn't flow from the '-ra' to the 'Ro' very smoothly.

Also I wouldn't have both names as flowers/pertaining to flowers. They're both pretty names but by putting them together it's the name version of Cath Kidston floral pattern overkill.

I hope I haven't offended. Ultimately, whatever name feels right to you is the right one.

knittedslippersx3 Tue 21-Jan-14 21:08:10

I love it!

IHeartKingThistle Tue 21-Jan-14 21:09:33

The names sound lovely together, but I'm not sure about the double-flower thing either. Flora is a gorgeous name.

JessicaD21 Tue 21-Jan-14 21:10:29

No, no offence taken im out to get a variety of opinions smile i know what your saying about the r's and the flower power BUT i just love it and love is blind perhaps smile x

Saminthemiddle Tue 21-Jan-14 21:10:34

Love them!

Murdermysteryreader Tue 21-Jan-14 21:12:09

Nope. Flora is not good.

thehairybabysmum Tue 21-Jan-14 21:16:28

Flora is a popular margarine....for this reason don't go there even if you think it is a lovely name. Everyone you know will wonder why you called your daughter after a margarine....they WILL snigger, though this is unlikely to be to your face. Sorry

JessicaD21 Tue 21-Jan-14 21:33:34

Still love it, think we might just have to use it smile if its a boy he will be Felix so we will be tapping into the cat food industry there!!!

Clarabumps Tue 21-Jan-14 21:38:58

I loooooooove it!! Go for it!

Sa88yt1ts Tue 21-Jan-14 21:42:25

Rose, yes. Flora, no. Sorry.

4horsesforcourses Tue 21-Jan-14 21:43:22

sorry but

1. Marge (as in Margarine) could be a nickname
2. TWO flower names, overkill?
3. Ra-ro
4. In a class with daisy/ rosa/ lily/ bluebell/ rose/ florence/ blossom/ camellia/ Ivy/ Lotus/ Poppy/ Jasmine etc it'd be a bit wearing being part of the bouquet in later years (I know many of the above names, MANY)
5 she may not grow into the type of girl to suit a flower name, maybe at least a middle name opt out for if she decides to play rugby and drive trucks?

You did ask, and you'd probably hate my kid's names!

4horsesforcourses Tue 21-Jan-14 21:44:34

P.S. when you are pregnant, head some advice....I LOVED Juniper

BikeRunSki Tue 21-Jan-14 21:46:32

It's very flowery.

tassisssss Tue 21-Jan-14 21:47:32

I like both names a lot. I think they're a bit tricky to say together (though maybe we Scots say our "R"s differently?!)

Rhubarbgarden Tue 21-Jan-14 21:49:07

Flora is beautiful, but it doesn't work with Rose.

Mellowandfruitful Tue 21-Jan-14 21:50:02

Like others, I think both names individually are nice but am a bit doubtful about the 'ra Ro' sound in the middle, so don't think I would put them together.

TheFillyjonk Tue 21-Jan-14 21:55:25

I'm a Flora. Yes, I did get the butter jokes (including "Are your legs spreadable?" hmm)
BUT I also got and still get millions of compliments on my name. It's unusual, but not terribly out there. It has a lovely, old fashioned sort of charm that sounds great with old British surnames and foreign surnames alike.

I also wouldn't pair it with Rose, as it's too flowery and the 'R' sound overruns. I would go with a non-flowery middle name that won't run into the last syllables.

Flora Jane
Flora Katherine
Flora Anne
Flora Yvonne

toomanywheeliebins Tue 21-Jan-14 21:58:58

We are not having any more DC but if we did and had another girl I would call it Flora Joy

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