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fancyacupoftea Sun 09-Nov-14 13:51:27

I think it's so pretty but is it usable with no French connection whatsoever? And apparently there is an X Factor contestant called Fleur - will people remember that?
Any general thoughts on the name?

saintsandpoets Sun 09-Nov-14 13:53:09

No, people will not remember the X Factor contestant.

Can you name every X Factor contestant? She won't win or become 1D famous. She'll fall into the abyss asap.

fancyacupoftea Sun 09-Nov-14 16:11:58

Fingers crossed for her going tonight, slipping into the den of obscurity next to Steve Brookstein

loislines Sun 09-Nov-14 16:41:01

It is pretty. Wouldn't worry about the lack of french connection or the x factor thing!

loislines Sun 09-Nov-14 16:42:05

Meant to say - what about Flora as an alternative?

BunnyMama Sun 09-Nov-14 16:49:27

Fleur is very pretty and I wouldn't worry at all at the lack of french connections. It's not like it's an old, country French name that nobody over 80 has ever heard of - and even if it was, it's still your choice.

Personally I don't think Flora is an alternative. (to me) it doesn't share the same artistic direction as Fleur smile even though the subject and initial are the same.

Roobix04 Sun 09-Nov-14 16:50:41

My first thought was Harry Potter. It's still a very pretty name.

fancyacupoftea Sun 09-Nov-14 17:53:56

DH does keep saying 'Delacour' everytime I suggest it.

BitterHoneyGreenNight Sun 09-Nov-14 17:59:49

My first thought was Harry Potter too! Love it though. Think it's great name.

VinoTime Sun 09-Nov-14 18:02:03

I think Fleur is lovely smile

RustyDalek Sun 09-Nov-14 18:02:11

I think of Fleur Forsyte, rather than the one in Harry Potter, which probably just shows my age. I think it's very pretty, and I wouldn't worry about the french origin - after all, even Emma was originally a French (or rather Norman) name.

Allalonenow Sun 09-Nov-14 18:04:14

Lovely, very pretty name.
Have never heard of the contestant.
It's a name that will be sweet and pretty when she is a little girl, and cool and sophisticated when she is grown up.

And no, it's not my name grin

msrisotto Sun 09-Nov-14 18:04:30

Fleur is a beautiful name smile

fancyacupoftea Sun 09-Nov-14 19:07:46

Ha Rusty I'm not going to lie - I do picture Damian Lewis as Soames holding his baby and saying "Ma petite Fleur". I can get over that though.

Coconutty Sun 09-Nov-14 19:10:51

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Rivercam Sun 09-Nov-14 19:12:21

Fleur is lovely.

Squtternutbaush Sun 09-Nov-14 19:14:51

I know 2 and it still sounds like a noise rather than a name to me hmm

TheFutureSupremeRulersMum Sun 09-Nov-14 19:15:29

I think Forsyte too. It's a really lovely name.

Loz1975 Sun 09-Nov-14 19:21:48

I have a Fleur , I loved it and still do. She's eight now and pretty as a flower.

Lunastarfish Sun 09-Nov-14 21:48:18

I want Fleur if I am having a girl but I did notice that Xfactor contestant :-(

KoalaDownUnder Mon 10-Nov-14 05:55:49

Agree with 'sounds like a noise rather than a name', I'm afraid.

It may be French and mean 'flower', but unfortunately I don't think that makes it pretty.

burgatroyd Mon 10-Nov-14 07:32:29



TheCowThatLaughs Mon 10-Nov-14 07:49:56

It's beautiful. Not phlegmy at all hmm

squoosh Mon 10-Nov-14 14:58:34

Yes, sounds like a phlegmy noise to me too.

momofmonster Mon 10-Nov-14 15:13:40

I think it's beautiful. My ds's friend is called Fleur and she is a lovely little girl.

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