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Florence for a girl

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msindesisive1 Tue 23-Feb-16 09:36:05

I like the name Florence and the shortening options of Flo and Flossy, I know that won't be to everyone's tastes.
I keep seeing it pop up a lot on these threads and have heard a few out an about in coffee shops. Is this becoming to popular/overdone now? Thanks for reading!

thebiscuitindustry Tue 23-Feb-16 10:59:13

I don't know any Florences. It's a lovely name.

tinytops Tue 23-Feb-16 11:03:34

Lovely, but there are LOTS around us at the moment (London)

zen1 Tue 23-Feb-16 11:04:39

I have 3 DC and in all their classes/social groups I have only met one Florence (shortened to Florrie, which I think is lovely). I like the name and would have considered it had I had a Dd.

chandelierswinging Tue 23-Feb-16 11:05:23

Gorgeous name. Is on our shortlist but is v popular here (South east) atm, so I'm now not sure.

joyfulworld Tue 23-Feb-16 12:18:01

Florence is a beautiful name. For me it's a rare name. Oh maybe because I don't know anyone named Florence around me. smile

Ham69 Tue 23-Feb-16 18:27:23

My DD's middle name and she loves it. Even though it's become popular, I don't know any. Go for it!

PunkAssMoFo Wed 24-Feb-16 07:30:07

I'm tripping over them- once I get past all the Matildas...,

Tis pretty though.

MissTessmacher Wed 24-Feb-16 07:32:58

Gorgeous name. Also love Flossie and Florrie (Dugger!).

I don't any in my part of W.Yorks. Certinly none at DD's primary school.

crapfatbanana Wed 24-Feb-16 14:40:24

I love it and don't know any. It was my great gran's name and I was going to use it for my youngest DD but the Cameron's beat me to it a few weeks before she was born. That put me off.

TheWitchsCat Wed 24-Feb-16 17:05:11

Better than Florence for a boy...

It's a lovely name but very common atm, if that's a consideration

Pippafisher Fri 26-Feb-16 23:03:13

My niece is a Florence and I love it. Although if you're worried, what about flora instead? That was my choice for my second if it was a girl, but my brother beat me to florence and its too close!

NigellaEllaElla Fri 26-Feb-16 23:04:03

Absolutely love it.

crispytruffle Mon 29-Feb-16 11:36:12

I love the name Florence, I really really wanted it for my DD but couldn't.

HackerFucker22 Tue 01-Mar-16 07:02:17

Very popular where I am (central North London). It's a lovely name though.

SweetTeaVodka Tue 01-Mar-16 07:14:54

There are a fair few Florences round my parts (Suffolk) but it's not nearly as popular as Ella/Evelyn/Lily-Mae/Mia/Ava here. None of the Florences I've met have been shortened to anything as far as I'm aware.

I'm a children's nurse so meet a high turnover of small children!

genome Tue 01-Mar-16 07:23:00

Lovely name, but the last two babies I know have been named Florence, if popularity is an issue for you. We are in the north west.

musicmummytobe Tue 01-Mar-16 08:08:46

Think it's fairly popular but that shouldn't matter if you love it. I think it is a lovely name and I love Florrie x

Jibberjabberjooo Tue 01-Mar-16 20:11:00

I'm not keen on it but yes it is popular. I know of quite a few. It seems to be one of the current tends.

Bellasima20 Tue 01-Mar-16 21:13:56

I don't like it either and also know of a few recent babies called it.

laslolikvidator Wed 02-Mar-16 09:26:40

It's not that popular at my place and it's a wonderful name!

CruCru Wed 02-Mar-16 15:01:51

It's very nice. I know a few girls with Florence as a middle name but none with it as a first name.

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