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NewbieT Sat 10-Oct-15 21:21:42

Honest opinions please...

My little girl is two weeks old and we're at a complete naming stalemate confused

BikeRunSki Sat 10-Oct-15 21:23:42

Excellent name for a rabbit.


YakTriangle Sat 10-Oct-15 21:23:56

I really don't like it tbh, no offence intended. It's more like a name for a pet. Are there any others under consideration?

Twowrongsdontmakearight Sat 10-Oct-15 21:25:03

That was what I called my first car, sorry!

ovenchips Sat 10-Oct-15 21:25:58

It conjures up Geri Halliwell. Which is never welcomed by me.

Rivercam Sat 10-Oct-15 21:27:42

Gerri Halliwell's daughter is Bluebell.

Not an overused name. Plenty of people Have named their children after other plants, a Daisy and Jasmine come to mind, so if you like it, use it.

Daphnedolittle Sat 10-Oct-15 21:28:26

I love it. I know one that gets called Blu.

Themodernuriahheep Sat 10-Oct-15 21:29:05

Not for me, but it's your choice. If you do go with it, give her a more usual second name so she can choose when adult.

I'd prefer Belle or Bella.

Allalonenow Sat 10-Oct-15 21:32:05

It's pretty, though a bit too "try hard", good if you are hoping she will be a dancer though.

What about Christabel, that has a good history and a bit of oomph!

SionnachDana Sat 10-Oct-15 21:36:43

Well i like it..... cristabel or annabel have more longevity but Bluebell is nice!! It is quirky but pretty. Unusual but not weird.

NewbieT Sat 10-Oct-15 21:37:45

I was hoping the geri Halliwell connection might have been forgotten by now, clearly not! Thanks for the feedback.

I have 44 names on my shortlist and dh doesn't find a single one acceptable! I don't like his either to be fair, he prefers more classic names , top 30, quite timeless, I'd like something fairly unusual, that you don't associate with a particular class, quite strong, at least two syllables - came across bluebell quite randomly (I'm nearly at number 2000 in the ONS list) and it's so unusual to actually find one we both like - just concerned it's a bit too out-there, I suppose.

NewbieT Sat 10-Oct-15 21:46:49

Thanks for the votes of confidence, I'm encouraged that it's not a unanimous 'no'!

Rivercam Sat 10-Oct-15 21:48:18

The Gerry Halliwell's connection will fade, and if you like it, use it.

Branleuse Sat 10-Oct-15 21:49:21

i know one. Its cute. She gets called Blue

WhyDoesGastonBark Sat 10-Oct-15 21:50:58

I have heard A LOT worse, it will seem normal by the time she starts school! If you like it, use it!

ScarlettDarling Sat 10-Oct-15 21:51:08

What about Poppy?

mrstweefromtweesville Sat 10-Oct-15 21:51:42


Primrose you might get away with.

GiddyGiddyGoat Sat 10-Oct-15 21:52:03


ShowOfHands Sat 10-Oct-15 21:52:07

My most favourite MNer has one. I love it.

whatdoIget Sat 10-Oct-15 21:52:07

I like it smile

cashewnutty Sat 10-Oct-15 21:57:00

This is my dad's nn for my niece. I don't think it is a serious name for a child. Thankfully DN has a 'proper' name too

SionnachDana Sat 10-Oct-15 23:26:09

no no no to Primrose! that is so uptight, she sounds like she'd be born a member of the WI
I hate it.

austenozzy Sat 10-Oct-15 23:33:53

She won't thank you for it in later life. Any time she tells someone her name she'll be asked daft questions like 'really?!', 'are you sure?', 'not your nickname, what's your real name?'. A bit too cutesy imo.

RiaOverTheRainbow Sun 11-Oct-15 00:12:00

Terribly twee, sorry. What sort of names do you and your dh like? Maybe we can suggest some more you might agree on.

reuset Sun 11-Oct-15 00:14:27

Agree with whoever said better name for a rabbit (or a cow). It was also one of the Watership Down bunnies, Bluebell.

Give her a proper name rather than some naff wannabe name.

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