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Treesandbees Wed 29-Jul-15 12:13:03

I have always loved this name but wondered what other people thought? It means Thunder so that might be a bad omen for our soon to arrive daughter wink!

BreeVDKamp Wed 29-Jul-15 12:16:50

Loooooooooooove! Do it! Please, with the ë?

BreeVDKamp Wed 29-Jul-15 12:17:27

I didn't mean please use the ë. I meant please use it, will you use the ë...

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 29-Jul-15 12:21:48

Lovely. Go for it.

SoupDragon Wed 29-Jul-15 12:26:00

I wonder how long it would be until "what, like the sisters?" wore thin.

RitaKiaOra Wed 29-Jul-15 12:27:39

ooh that's a name I haven't heard since I saw Green Card. Very original OP and I loke two dots too.

RitaKiaOra Wed 29-Jul-15 12:28:48

loke: partway between love and like clearly stupid sausage fingers

Treesandbees Wed 29-Jul-15 12:32:55

Probably wouldn't use the dots to differentiate it from the sisters! Love 'loke'wink.

FungusTheBogeymam Wed 29-Jul-15 12:33:59

I don't like it as a girl's name, sorry.

As well as "what, like the sisters?" I think you'd also have to be prepared for children at school calling her Brontosaurus, once they get to the age when they're fascinated with dinosaurs ...

Treesandbees Wed 29-Jul-15 12:39:07

Good point about Brontesaurus!

JakeyBurd Wed 29-Jul-15 12:58:20

I'd be wary of using the diaresis on the e, tbh, as that refers directly to the Brontë sisters, and that name is ultimately just a "you-neak" spelling of the Irish surname Brunty, isn't it.

At least with Bronte you can reply, "No not like the sisters!"

Heels99 Wed 29-Jul-15 13:03:27

Yes green card!
I think you can get away with it if you are a literary high brow family. Otherwise, keep it for middle name

Fugghetaboutit Wed 29-Jul-15 13:04:05

I knew a lovely boy with that name, v cute.

Marcipex Wed 29-Jul-15 13:04:08

I do know a Bronte (saurus).
Would be unfortunate for a larger girl though.

BertrandRussell Wed 29-Jul-15 13:08:10

What language does it mean "thunder" in?

Treesandbees Wed 29-Jul-15 13:13:29

An ancient Greek name, from the Greek word "bronte", means "the sound of the thunder" in Greek. In Greek mythology Brontes was a Cyclops, the personification of "bronte".

Who knows if the source is right though?!

chandelierswinger Wed 29-Jul-15 13:15:45

I know an adult Bronte; lovely name.

Blinkinwinkin Wed 29-Jul-15 13:16:36

Love it and was top of my list for one of my dd , but dh was adamant he didn;t like it. I was sad.

IHeartKingThistle Wed 29-Jul-15 13:17:20

I'm not keen at all, sorry.

WitchofScots Wed 29-Jul-15 13:19:00

Love it, but I'd be cautious because of the connection with dinosaurs. Maybe use it as a middle name?

BothEndsBurning Wed 29-Jul-15 13:24:39

It's horrible.

sweetpeame Wed 29-Jul-15 14:24:56

Not a good name IMO. I know of one, she'd be about 18 now. The general consensus was that her name was very pretentious and people used to laugh about it (I knew her mum about 10 years ago through work). It's definitely trying too hard as a name.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 29-Jul-15 14:34:43

Oh yes Brontesaurus. Never thought of that

purplemunkey Wed 29-Jul-15 14:38:34

Sorry, I'd think 'pretentious' too. But if you don't care about people thinking that then go for it.

BooChunky Wed 29-Jul-15 14:43:07

I don't like it personally, but I do think the nickname 'Brontesaurus' is pretty cool wink

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