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Thoughts on Faye?

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barmybunting Thu 21-Aug-14 23:22:26

What do you think of Faye? It has come up as a strong contender from DH for DC1 due in Nov so I am umming and ahhing about it.

Middle name will be Joanne, surname is 3 syllables starting with McF.


Mrsgrumble Thu 21-Aug-14 23:24:53

Pretty. I like it.

I really like it but probably more as a mn than a first name.

Just seen surname too - Faye McFsomething might be a bit of a mouthful?

HoorayHenri Thu 21-Aug-14 23:26:37

I've never been keen, mostly as it sounds like fey, a word with several meanings, a couple not very pleasant.

What about Freya or Fiona (nn Fi) if you like the F sound with your surname.

barmybunting Thu 21-Aug-14 23:30:23

I am wondering about the surname combo too Remus. On initial thoughts, it sounds like it might be a bit 'f' heavy, but the stress on syllables is on the end syllable of our surname so the F part isn't very heavy if that makes sense, so when I say it, I think it sounds ok to my ears. If put with something like Freya though, so Freya McF, it doesn't work I don't think. Sorry, probably sounds batty trying to explain it but I don't want to show full surname on here.


I like it much more than Freya.

thoughtsescapeme Thu 21-Aug-14 23:32:11

I think it's beautiful especially with your McF surname

barmybunting Thu 21-Aug-14 23:32:53

Sorry Hooray, cross posts there, great minds think alike with Freya smile. I love it, but it sounds very breathy with our surname which Faye doesn't too me for some reason. Fiona is equally lovely, but we have 2 in our family already so are avoiding it.

barmybunting Thu 21-Aug-14 23:46:41

Thanks, it is useful to hear what other people think smile.

burgatroyd Fri 22-Aug-14 05:22:28

Agree with hooray sounds like Fey, wishy washy.

Quite like modern hippy name Fable though but realise that might be a bit marmite!

How about Fearne, Farrah or Faith?

burgatroyd Fri 22-Aug-14 05:24:53

Legionofboom Fri 22-Aug-14 08:14:31

I'm not at all keen on Faye. I feel it lacks substance. I also agree with Hooray about it sounding life 'fey'

Freya is nice though.

florascotia Fri 22-Aug-14 08:44:20

Fay or Faye was originally short for 'Faith', but it's become a name in its own right. I rather like it.

But you might perhaps like to consider Faith with nn Faye? That would get rid of any 'wishy-washy' connotations. But 'fey' doesn't have those for me, anyway. I think 'magical' or 'otherworldly'.

Rockinghorse123 Fri 22-Aug-14 09:30:17

I love Faye. I think it's classic and it's not overused so unlikely to be 3 in a class.

It's was my grannies maiden name and a strong contender if I ever have a DD.

Marnierose Fri 22-Aug-14 09:51:17

It's on my list of girls names. I love the meaning. Just go with what you love. I would never use Freya as far too popular. Faith is also very pretty.

Lunastarfish Fri 22-Aug-14 10:57:20

My sister is called Faye. She hates it btw but I think that was because we knew 3 other Fayes and they were a bit rough unfortunately.

I think Faye Joanne is a beautiful name and I like alliterative names. It is rather uncommon but classic so go for it.

Kantha Fri 22-Aug-14 15:04:13

Sounds lovely and balances the longer surname out.

I would consider it myself except that it rhymes with our surname sounds a bit daft.

MrsBeeBeeBee Fri 22-Aug-14 15:30:33

I love the name Faye. Was my 2nd fav choice so is my daughters middle name. although I have joked to my husband if we have another daughter I'm using it again!

pilates Fri 22-Aug-14 18:04:41

No sorry not keen

Montsti Sat 23-Aug-14 19:50:27

I'm not keen at all. It sounds very 80s and a bit drippy a la Freya...

Happy36 Sat 23-Aug-14 19:51:19

I love the name Faye, although I prefer the spelling "Fay".

I know a Fay who is lovely, which makes me like the name even more.

ChickenMe Sat 23-Aug-14 23:37:53

I love it. It's pretty but not frilly. It seems quite a serene name.

temporaryusername Sun 24-Aug-14 03:01:25

I agree with Legion it lacks substance. It just fades away to nothing, it's just a tiny wispy name. Sorry to be blunt.

KoalaDownUnder Sun 24-Aug-14 13:53:29

I strongly agree with the 'lacks substance' comments.

It makes me think of a pale, wispy girl with a weak chin and no eyelashes.

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