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Greyhorses Sat 28-Nov-15 21:43:17

Thoughts on Iris?
Has anyone used it and had any good or bad reactions?

MIL hates it (and isn't shy about telling me she hates it) but it's my number one at the moment.

Other choices are Rose, Lydia and Willow.

LibrariesGaveUsP0wer Sat 28-Nov-15 21:45:13

Love it. It was one of my names that got away!

shutupandshop Sat 28-Nov-15 21:48:57

Love it and Rose too.

Wahhhh Sat 28-Nov-15 21:54:35

I love it. Dd was very nearly Iris.

WanderingTrolley1 Sat 28-Nov-15 21:58:17

Beautiful.

StrawberryLeaf Sat 28-Nov-15 21:58:35

Beautiful smile

Littleonesaid Sat 28-Nov-15 22:01:28

There's an Iris in my DS' class and I love the name.

Sophronia Sat 28-Nov-15 22:32:11

Love it. Rose is nice too.

CakeRattleandRoll Sun 29-Nov-15 15:40:32

Beautiful name. My favourite of your four choices.

KittyandTeal Sun 29-Nov-15 15:41:49

Our dd2 was Rose. If she'd been born alive she'd be Rose Iris.

Love the names together

Iggi999 Sun 29-Nov-15 15:42:16

Do not discuss name ideas with mil?

ThursdayLastWeek Sun 29-Nov-15 15:43:45

Love it.

Don't discuss names with anyone in RL apart from the father.

SoWhite Sun 29-Nov-15 15:45:15

I think it is gorgeous. Would go so well with my surname.

Jemimapuddleduk Sun 29-Nov-15 19:18:42

We love it and it suits our dd down to the ground. She has middle names Elizabeth and Joy.

Pringlesandwine Sun 29-Nov-15 19:20:10

Lovely name smile

villainousbroodmare Sun 29-Nov-15 19:22:32

None of MIL's business! She's had her chance. grin

Gracey79 Sun 29-Nov-15 19:23:25

Love iris and the goo goo dolls song of the same name!

Junosmum Sun 29-Nov-15 23:30:28

Love it. It's my number one for a girl.

Monica101 Mon 30-Nov-15 15:32:26

It's v nice. Also very international which is useful. It works in lots of countries, popular in Sweden right now for babies. Well known name in Holland, Germany, Spain and France.

Greyhorses Mon 30-Nov-15 20:18:08

Thank you everyone.
I think we are pretty much sorted with Iris although I also like Ada.

Still time to change our minds though (and won't be telling Mil!)

anonooo Tue 01-Dec-15 21:34:27

Ada is so much lovelier and more unusual. Also Ada Lovelace, great heroine. Iris just sounds old ladylike to me and can be said in a rather unpoetic way. Aye-ris. Nicer in French, but we don't say it that way. Germans say it differently too. But that is ugly too....ear-ris.

bkay19 Wed 02-Dec-15 15:44:30

I think it's beautiful however I like names that can easily give pet/nicknames which is what puts me off. But I know that's just a personal thing and I do think its a gorgeous name

CoraPirbright Thu 03-Dec-15 22:47:43

So elegant!!

I wouldn't worry about your MIL - my DM hated my dd's name but as soon as she was born & became connected with it, DM changed her tune & now loves it! I am sure it will become the beautiful name of the adored grand child in no time!

Iggi999 Fri 04-Dec-15 08:14:13

Anonoo, I know a couple of Ada's and no Iris', so I guess which is more unusual is down to where you live? I personally find Ada rather harsh sounding, your descriptions of the ugliness of Iris are a bit OTT!

AuntieStella Fri 04-Dec-15 08:15:49

Some people will always think of eyeballs when they hear Iris.

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