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Margot or Hermione...or something else?

(34 Posts)
missmillimentscardigan Thu 07-May-15 15:33:01

Trying to decide on a girl's name for DC2; boy's name is sorted. What do you think of these two names? I was definitely decided on Margot for a while - DH and I like the sound of it and it has a nice link to our shared past too. We also like Hermione too, a d would probably shorten to Mimi when she's little. DS is Frederick (Freddie). Any other names you can suggest if not one of these? It can't begin with a C as doesn't work with surname. Thanks.

Sophronia Thu 07-May-15 15:35:42

Both are nice, but I prefer Margot.

ButterflyOfFreedom Thu 07-May-15 15:44:29

I prefer Margot.

Other suggestions:

missmillimentscardigan Thu 07-May-15 16:42:31

Thanks, and for the suggestions too. I think I like Josephine the best from your list. Perhaps we should stick with the plan and go with Margot.

BriocheBriocheBrioche Thu 07-May-15 16:43:47

I am biased but I love Margot! I say go for it!

sweetpeame Thu 07-May-15 17:14:05

Much prefer Margot to Hermione. Margot makes me think of Margot Fonteyn, Herminoe makes me think of Harry Potter...

Sootgremlin Thu 07-May-15 17:34:54

Love Margot!

Fierceflora Thu 07-May-15 17:37:30

My god I LOVE margot!

missmillimentscardigan Thu 07-May-15 17:40:51

Ooh, thanks everyone! Glad you like it. It sounds feisty, yet glamorous to me. Like a 19 30s film heroine!

Sootgremlin Thu 07-May-15 17:50:40

Yes exactly, it's really strong and feminine without being 'cutesy'. My dd has a name with those qualities too wink

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 07-May-15 18:45:25

I prefer Hermione. Harry Potter sure, but also Shakespeare and Greek mythology.

RickOShay Thu 07-May-15 18:49:32

Love Margot.

Sootgremlin Thu 07-May-15 19:02:21

I do like Hermione too and know a lovely little one, but Margot just sounds so fresh and underused at the moment.

Fred is also a character in Harry Potter, it is worth gently noting, if you're thinking of sibling names going together.

missmillimentscardigan Thu 07-May-15 19:07:59

Thanks, Soot. I didn't know that about Fred. Might seem like a Harry Potter superfan with two character names for dc!

ChristmasEveSteve Thu 07-May-15 20:53:37


timelyreminder Thu 07-May-15 21:18:56

I prefer Hermione.

Allthatnonsense Thu 07-May-15 23:12:10

Hermione is classic and timeless.

Margot is very trendy and might increase in popularity and/or date.

They are both beautiful names.

toobreathless Fri 08-May-15 01:16:16

Love both and watching to see what others suggest out of interest.

Hermione is our current first choice for a girl I adore Margot but our surname started with M too and it doesn't work. I think in your place, with a Fred I would go for Margot.

Out of interest on our list we also have:

KoalaDownUnder Fri 08-May-15 01:28:31

I prefer Hermione. I'd never even think of Harry Potter, but I know I'm in the minority there.

I dislike Margot. It always reminds me, visually, of maggot (sorry - again, I know it's just me!).

Belazu84 Fri 08-May-15 10:20:27

Love Margot too

Sootgremlin Fri 08-May-15 10:25:47

Josephine is lovely and underused.

diggerdigsdogs Fri 08-May-15 10:28:57

Oh I love Margot. I wanted it for this dd (5wks and my perfect last born) but DH vetoed. sad

missmillimentscardigan Fri 08-May-15 14:34:37

I like your list toobreathless, especially Josephine, Susannah and Helena. Ha, koala - maggot hadn't occurred to me!
So it seems that Hermione might not work with Fred anyway. JL Rowling and I obviously have the same taste in names!

balletnotlacrosse Fri 08-May-15 16:45:42

Margot is lovely and it would be nice to see it revived. It reminds me of Margot Fonteyn and of the Chalet School books. Both nice associations smile

Madbengalmum Fri 08-May-15 17:14:01

Go for margot

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