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PollyCazaletWannabe Mon 24-Mar-14 22:11:12

Read the name Fenella in a book and like the way it looks and sounds. What do you all think?

Roseandmabelshouse Mon 24-Mar-14 22:13:07

If you like it that's all that matters really.

( I like it too if you need reassurance).

HumptyDumptyBumpty Mon 24-Mar-14 22:13:27

Wasn't there a kids tv presenter called this back in the mists of time when I were a lass day?
Bit jolly hockey sticks prefect voice-y for my taste, but nice enough.

NigellasDealer Mon 24-Mar-14 22:13:50

it is a lovely name

mrsbug Mon 24-Mar-14 22:15:25

She was the witch in Chorlton and the wheelies.

I know a lovely Fenella so I like it

MissFenella Mon 24-Mar-14 22:16:43

It is a super name

Bert2e Mon 24-Mar-14 22:16:44

Fenella Fudge - BBC radio 2 newsreader!

PollyCazaletWannabe Mon 24-Mar-14 22:17:24

For some reason, in my mind, it's linked to the name Miranda. Was there a book with two characters called Fenella and Miranda? (Also love Miranda but wouldn't use it at mo as Miranda Hart is waaaaaay too popular)

CurlyhairedAssassin Mon 24-Mar-14 22:18:19

Chorlton and the wheelies welsh witch.

But it won't be known for that among people, say, 35 and younger.

morethanpotatoprints Mon 24-Mar-14 22:19:21

I met one for the first time this year.
She's a pre teen and quite quirky. It's different but I'm not sure how popular.

PollyCazaletWannabe Mon 24-Mar-14 22:19:44

I am 34 and have never heard of chorlton and the wheelies!

littlebluedog12 Mon 24-Mar-14 22:21:25

Have you been reading Riders? grin It's a lovely name and I liked the character too.

mrsbug Mon 24-Mar-14 22:29:48

OK curly, I'm 35 grin

Emubaby Mon 24-Mar-14 22:30:22

I know one, she's 18 months and is generally called Nelly. I really like it now, it's grown on me!

CurlyhairedAssassin Mon 24-Mar-14 22:36:26

Ok, under 35 then. grin

I quite like it. But it does sounds a bit posh.

PollyCazaletWannabe Mon 24-Mar-14 22:45:02

Oh yes- she would get called Nelly. sad I don't like that.

NigellasDealer Mon 24-Mar-14 22:47:08

no my friend Fenella never got called Nelly, she was Fen

LineRunner Mon 24-Mar-14 22:48:44

Yes, the nickname for Fenella is Fen.

PollyCazaletWannabe Mon 24-Mar-14 22:48:59

I don't mind Nell but not Nelly. Fen is nice for an adult.

KatOD Mon 24-Mar-14 22:49:51

Or isn't there a "Fenny" in one of Douglas Adams's books (but iirc she was named after her place of conception: Fenchurch St station)

PollyCazaletWannabe Mon 24-Mar-14 22:54:20

Fenny is OK. Tbh I don't like planning nicknames- I think they just naturally evolve.

LineRunner Mon 24-Mar-14 22:55:11

Yes, I think Arthur Dent was disappointed to think she was called something as daft as Fenella but then warmed to the idea of Fenchurch.

ecuse Mon 24-Mar-14 23:06:03

Ugh. Jolly hockey sticks, Sloaney and a bit dim.

LineRunner Mon 24-Mar-14 23:11:06

I think Arthur Dent was wrong, mind you. On this and a number of other things.

Theimpossiblegirl Mon 24-Mar-14 23:16:47

I like it, but I also like Fionnuala or Fern as alternatives.

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