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notaplasticgnome Sat 23-May-15 22:37:53

I love this name but get some hmm looks when I mention it.

Would appreciate some opinions.

pictish Sat 23-May-15 22:38:40

It's ok. I prefer Delphine. Or Delphi.

DramaAlpaca Sat 23-May-15 22:42:00

Daphne has really grown on me in the last couple of years. I absolutely love it.

Also love Delphine.

peltata Sat 23-May-15 22:43:47

It's lovely go for it. Can't go wrong with classical Greek goddesses and fragrant flowers

MrsBungle Sat 23-May-15 22:45:52

I can't get on with the name daphne personally. I just think daphne broon. It seems frumpy to me. But, lots of people on here seem to love be it.

meandjulio Sat 23-May-15 22:46:05

Daphne is a great name, having been in the deep freeze for a generation or too. The last time someone asked about it on here I thought that you would still need to be fairly cool to pull it off, but I think it's becoming relatively more mainstream now. I like it because the sound itself is really pretty and because it's a truly classic name. I also know a wonderful Daphne.

meandjulio Sat 23-May-15 22:46:22

FFS - generation or two

Allthatnonsense Sat 23-May-15 22:55:35

Growing on me too.

Brambles34 Sun 24-May-15 05:56:31

My little girl is going to have daphne as a middle name

DiDiddlyIDi Sun 24-May-15 06:05:36

Reminds me of Daphne on Neighbours 20+ years ago. Bit dated IMHO

KoalaDownUnder Sun 24-May-15 06:25:41

I don't dislike it, but it has a 'ditzy and daffy' vibe to it. Probably from Daphne on Neighbours, actually!

I love Dahlia, though.

TheBananaFaceOfEvil Sun 24-May-15 06:37:28

I love it and would've used it, but I had sons in the end.

JuniorMint Sun 24-May-15 06:39:52

One of the daughters on Nashville is called Daphne (she's about 10?), the actresses real name is Maisy.

sweetpeame Sun 24-May-15 07:07:58

Don't particularly like it, it sounds quite dated to me. It is having a comeback though, I know 2 Daphne's under 1 year old. Previously I'd never met any Daphne's in real life!!

chocfireguard Sun 24-May-15 07:20:56

Really pretty name that will grow with her smile

IsItStupid Sun 24-May-15 10:05:43

I quite like it! Classic name. smile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 24-May-15 10:06:36

I love it!

hollyisalovelyname Sun 24-May-15 10:09:55

No

DeidreChambersWhatACoincidence Sun 24-May-15 10:27:40

I immediately think of Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot. Who was brilliant of course but maybe not the ideal first thought. So um maybe a no for me.

Slavetominidictator Sun 24-May-15 13:26:51

I love it. I know a little one, also known as Daffers.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 24-May-15 13:42:19

I like it because it's a strong yet very pretty, feminine name. First thought is Daphne DDM.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 24-May-15 13:42:44

DM I mean, not DDMgrin

TempsPerdu Sun 24-May-15 17:13:25

Really like it - it's been barely used for a while and feels quite fresh again now. I think of Daphne DM and Greek myths (nice plant association, even though the myth itself is quite a sad one!) Also has a similar sound to other more popular names like Chloe, Phoebe and Zoe, so fits in well with those. I say go for it!

Kittykatmacbill Sun 24-May-15 19:34:55

Love it dh wasn't having any of it though

MyNameIsSuz Mon 25-May-15 06:58:27

I love it! I know a little Daphne, when she was a baby it always got great reactions (positive I mean).

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