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Justcallmebob Tue 08-Mar-16 16:51:31

I came across this as a name the other day and it's growing on me! The thing that would put me off is the association with paint. What do you think? I think pregnancy hormones might be clouding my judgement...

FuzzyOwl Tue 08-Mar-16 16:53:00

Please tell me you are joking?

LexieSinclair Tue 08-Mar-16 16:54:18

It made me think of paint straight away. I wouldn't.

LuckySantangelo1 Tue 08-Mar-16 16:54:30

Crikey, awful sorry op! Makes me think of Steel Magnolias and bland paint. Neither good!

PurpleDaisies Tue 08-Mar-16 16:54:48

Isn't it a synonym for boring? I think of paint too.

Wolfiefan Tue 08-Mar-16 16:54:54

Not baby!

Justcallmebob Tue 08-Mar-16 16:56:27

FuzzyOwl - not joking, just pregnant grin

lunar1 Tue 08-Mar-16 16:56:58

Bland, boring paint, there's no getting past it.

BYOSnowman Tue 08-Mar-16 16:57:34

Magnolia is the bland paint colour that people use to sell/rent a property

I ouldnt want my child thought of as bland

VocationalGoat Tue 08-Mar-16 17:00:54

One of my favourite flowers ruined by Dulux. As an American, I like it as a name. Fawn Beige is our Magnolia (paint) equivalent, so maybe go with Fawn. grin

SoupDragon Tue 08-Mar-16 17:01:43

Bland paint I'm afraid.

ShutUpSirius Tue 08-Mar-16 17:03:52

A rubber stamp company for me.

BYOSnowman Tue 08-Mar-16 17:05:05

It also makes me think of the film. Tom cruise plays a motivational speaker whose catchphrase is 'respect the cock'

Not a thought I would like popping into other people's heads when they meet my baby!!

BettyBi0 Tue 08-Mar-16 17:06:36

Hahaha nooooo! Are you serious?

Mind you NN Magie is pretty cute.

Mouthfulofquiz Tue 08-Mar-16 17:12:24

Beautiful plant that would be lovely to be named after.. But the paint has unfortunately ruined that for you. How about Camellia?
Grows in the same soil, blooms at the same time, is equally beautiful.

wombthereitis Tue 08-Mar-16 17:17:52

I would tend to agree with it possibly being the pregnancy hormones taking over. And yes, I'd think of the paint too. How about Primrose, Violet or Dahlia is you fancy an unusual flower name?

CheeseAndOnionWalkers Tue 08-Mar-16 17:21:24

Definitely paint in my mind (although some paint/colour names are pretty- Olive, Primrose, Dawn, Willow..)

WutheringFrights Tue 08-Mar-16 17:21:46

I thought tree rather than paint and I quite like it...but it appears I am in the minority!

Sophronia Tue 08-Mar-16 17:22:52

How about Magali / Magalie instead?

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 08-Mar-16 18:20:14

Me personally. I don't like the sound of the name, but if you like it go for it. After all there are plenty of Daisies, Roses, Poppies, ect walking around. All flower names.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Tue 08-Mar-16 18:27:14

I think of the musical Show Boat first - she gets called Nolie too, which is quite nice.

I do think of the paint colour as well though, sorry...

Allalonenow Tue 08-Mar-16 18:34:26

Vanilla could be the following child in the sibling set! grin

gunting Tue 08-Mar-16 18:43:01

Why not just call your baby muesli ? Why give a child a name which is a synonym for boring?

ILiveForNachos Tue 08-Mar-16 20:08:24

Wowsers. I always forget how brutal the MNs can be about names! Magnolia is a beautiful flower and beautiful word. Yes there is a paint colour called it but your child will make whatever name you give them their own. I don't think anyone is going to think you've named them after a paint! Once people meet her she will be who they associate Magnolia with, not paint. If you love it, go for it and let people think whatever they want to think smile

DiscordiaVanDiemen Tue 08-Mar-16 20:22:05

By coincidence I was just talking to someone about Magnolia: Magnolia Hawks in Showboat.
That would always be my first association when hearing it as a first name. Otherwise I'd think of the tree and gorgeous magnolia blossom.

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