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mammamiaaaaa Sun 09-Mar-14 11:29:57

Is it too synonymous with the Duchess of Cornwall?

Dovahkiin Sun 09-Mar-14 11:30:42

I think not, and have taught two lovely Camillas. DH says yes and thus vetoed it sad

MyNameIsKenAdams Sun 09-Mar-14 11:31:24

Males me think of Chummy from Call the Midwife, who is marvellous.

alita7 Sun 09-Mar-14 11:42:24

Sorry but that's what I think of... But that could just be me.

HelloBoys Sun 09-Mar-14 11:43:57

I prefer the French version Camille. Which can be shortened to Cami.

Camilla just reeks of Sloane to me. grin

EdithWeston Sun 09-Mar-14 11:52:02

I think the Duchess is an obvious association that many people will make. How much does that bother you?

It brings to my mind the snotty cousin in 'A Pony for Jean' but as those books have been out of print for yonks or only available from specialist reprint publishers, I doubt many other people would have that thought.

Mrsindecision Sun 09-Mar-14 12:13:43

The problem with the name Camilla is that it will become increasingly associated with the Duchess of Cornwall when Charles becomes King, so even if it doesn't have a strong association for people atm, it will do then!

GoldenDaffodil Sun 09-Mar-14 14:32:30

I love it but we vetoed it because of the duchess association.

GoldenDaffodil Sun 09-Mar-14 15:09:54

I love it but we vetoed it because of the duchess association.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 09-Mar-14 16:17:03

I love it and care not a jot about the Duchess of Cornwall association.

I do however have a problem in that I called my dog Milly. Even if I didn't shorten Camilla to Milly, others would. Just wouldn't work sad

sleepingbeautiful Sun 09-Mar-14 17:09:14

Not to me, as I went to school with one.
I think if you call your DD that, you might get some initial comments, but then it will just become her name and no one will mention it.

BirthdayMuppet Sun 09-Mar-14 20:35:58

Camille is much nicer than Camilla.

tertle Sun 09-Mar-14 21:18:00

Love Camilla. Unfortunately my husband doesn't. People may initially think of the duchess but that will quickly pass in my opinion.

onedev Sun 09-Mar-14 21:23:24

Definitely Parker Bowles - awful name in my opinion!

looki Sun 09-Mar-14 22:38:05

I don't think many would think you were influenced by the Duchess tbh. It's refreshing to see the full name than the sea of Millie's and Amelia's around!

NightCircus Sun 09-Mar-14 22:40:56

I really like it. I think if you use it it will 'become' your daughters name anyway.
C P-B has also really grown on me.

Fairenuff Sun 09-Mar-14 22:45:59

Lovely name but it does remind me of Gavin and Stacey.

trufflehunterthebadger Sun 09-Mar-14 22:55:45

All the Camillas that I have known have been lovely so it has good associations for me.

squoosh Mon 10-Mar-14 11:35:06

It's very horsey

Puddles1234 Mon 10-Mar-14 18:17:13

I adore the name Camilla it is currently one of the frontrunners on our baby list.

Its a beautiful classic name and maybe some people will think of the Camilla Duchess of Cornwall connotations but if you love it use it. Also Camilla is the future Queen of England so its not all bad.

BaconAndAvocado Mon 10-Mar-14 22:21:38

I prefer Camille.

Paintyfingers Mon 10-Mar-14 22:24:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DailyBread Tue 11-Mar-14 00:35:06

I just find it incredibly try-hard, sorry. I think it's a name middle class people use when they're trying to be posh. It screams it to me.

And yes, it really just means DoC now.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 11-Mar-14 11:10:31

The only other famous one I can think of is Camilla Dallerup the Danish ballroom dancer.

With such an enormous age gap, even if the Duchess becomes Queen (or Princess Consort?!) I don't think it will be an issue for most of your DD's life.

It's a lovely name - or how about Camille?

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 11-Mar-14 18:31:52

Say what you mean Daily, don't hold back grin

There's Camilla Mackintosh (Professor Green's wife) and Camilla Luddington (actress) as well, in terms of other in the public eye Camilla's.

I find Camille a bit try hard myself, but as previously stated in the thread, do really like Camilla.

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