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Amber? Views like or dislike!

(58 Posts)
27mummmy2boys Mon 24-Feb-14 11:46:31

Hey everyone I've got 10 weeks to go and me and the hubby finally settled on the name Amber but no one in my family really seems to like it very much!

What are your views? Or any alternatives you think I may like! I'm trying for something not too popular. Thanks smile

lljkk Mon 24-Feb-14 11:55:33

It's fine, I know a fair few age 10-14, but has gone down in popularity since. do you like the stone?

Misfitless Mon 24-Feb-14 11:55:46

I like it!

givemeaclue Mon 24-Feb-14 11:58:43

Like, unusual but not in a crazy way. Really nice name

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 24-Feb-14 12:24:48

Love it.

thecakeisalie Mon 24-Feb-14 12:25:51

I like it, in fact we'd probably have considered it this time but it doesn't go with our surname because our surname also ends with an 'er' sound.

RustyBear Mon 24-Feb-14 12:29:44

I love it, but if you look at my profile, you will see why!
My Amber is 24, it was fairly popular when she was born, but less so now.

BlueChampagne Mon 24-Feb-14 12:29:58

Like Amber (and Topaz)

Misfitless Mon 24-Feb-14 12:32:45

I agree. It's quite unusual round our way. I only know one and she's at high school.

BirthdayMuppet Mon 24-Feb-14 12:54:45

It's perfectly pleasant, doesn't really grab me. But if you and your dh like like it you should go for it. It's the one thing I've come to realise after many moons on these boards, that bar the really obviously weird ones, names are very personal, and we can all have opinions on them, but the only ones that matter are those of the parents.

MavisDee Mon 24-Feb-14 12:57:25

I like it

LittleMilla Mon 24-Feb-14 12:58:46

Like it. Makes me think of a pretty girl with auburn hair!

CatchesTheNightTrain Mon 24-Feb-14 12:59:23

I've got an Amber, she is 8 :-)

I obviously love the name, it's not crazy or wacky but we don't know any other Amber's either which we like.

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 24-Feb-14 12:59:55

I love it. Was sadly vetoed by dp for either dd sad

bigkidsdidit Mon 24-Feb-14 13:00:17

I've always liked Amber! It's lovely.

DwellsUndertheSink Mon 24-Feb-14 13:01:42

we have an Amber. WIth strawberry blonde hair. She is 17 and gorgeous.

squoosh Mon 24-Feb-14 13:06:10

I like it too.

fideline Mon 24-Feb-14 13:08:17


BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Mon 24-Feb-14 13:10:59

Eeek, all these likes... I guess you will be more likely to get people bothering to come on and say yes because they have a personal connection to the name. For me - I think your family probably represent general opinion - there's nothing awful about it, but it's just not a particularly appealing name. I'm not sure why!

Apologies to relatives of all the lovely Ambers on this thread!!

ginzillas Mon 24-Feb-14 13:12:07

I love it but a friend's sister recently named her Dd it and none of the family liked it. I couldn't understand it as I think it's gorgeous.

17leftfeet Mon 24-Feb-14 13:15:24

I know 3 -28,12&8

It's nice, not too popular but not a crazy name either

Tell your family if they don't like it then your number 2 choice is Gladys grin

squoosh Mon 24-Feb-14 13:17:44

'I guess you will be more likely to get people bothering to come on and say yes because they have a personal connection to the name. For me - I think your family probably represent general opinion'

Nope I don't know any Ambers, just think it's a nice name. It would appear that you're wrong and the general opinion is that it's a perfectly fine name.

CoffeeChocolateWine Mon 24-Feb-14 13:18:56

I love the name Amber and for my DD it was my top name, but DH vetoed.

In fact a friend of mine was pregnant at the same time and before she found out she was having a boy, she told me that Amber had been her top girls name too but her DH had also vetoed. But here's the slightly weird DH said no because he thought it was "a bit chavvy"; my friend's DH said no because he thought it was "too posh" confused

I still think it's a gorgeous name.

fideline Mon 24-Feb-14 13:19:18

I am not related to any Ambers. I still think it is a beautiful name.

27mummmy2boys Mon 24-Feb-14 13:21:10

Thanks I'm glad so many people like it! smile My boys both have quite popular names which has become more noticeable now they're starting school so I wanted something abit different. I hope the people who dislike it arnt too polite to comment xx

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