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Thoughts on Wren?

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OohMavis Tue 15-Mar-16 09:59:14

DH thinks it's ridiculous! But I think it's pretty.

He thinks it looks made up?! And if pushed would prefer the spelling Ren, which is a Japanese name and not really what I had in mind!

Others I we are considering are Alice and Nora. We already have an Isobel and a Dexter.

We haven't even started on boys' names yet. DH is a nightmare with coming up with anything and prefers the approach where I do all the thinking and he sits there and makes faces whilst I make suggestions hmm

srslylikeomg Tue 15-Mar-16 10:04:33

I know a child with middle name Wren. I don't love it, but Alice and Nora! Great names! To me Wren sounds a bit chicken-y. Do you know what I mean? Sort of clucky/birdy. I like your style though, have you considered:

OohMavis Tue 15-Mar-16 10:07:57

Ooh I don't know, I love birdy names blush

I love Piper, it was a name I was considering for DD.

RockUnit Tue 15-Mar-16 10:08:51

Wren is a lovely name. I prefer it to Alice and Nora.



Peppaismyhomegirl Tue 15-Mar-16 10:11:45

I love love love love wren! Such a beautiful name!

BikeRunSki Tue 15-Mar-16 10:13:47

I like it best of your three, and I'm called Alice!

srslylikeomg Tue 15-Mar-16 10:14:07

My post should read: I like it, but I don't love it. The name Wren is really pretty, but I would personally beware of bird names. Although... Now I consider it Sparrow, Harris, Robin are actually all great! grin

Getit Tue 15-Mar-16 10:16:19

I love it

GoodEggy Tue 15-Mar-16 10:16:25

Wren is lovely and not made up at all, it's a bird. Prettier than Alice or Nora too.

Jw35 Tue 15-Mar-16 10:17:51

It's cute but I prefer more traditional names. Not keen on Nora but Alice is ok.

NovaArt3mis Tue 15-Mar-16 10:18:18

Wren and Nora are both on my longlist (ttc not pg yet) along with Ivy, Arya and Quinn.

I love them. And Alice is lovely too. Good luck winning DH over!

BeStrongAndCourageous Tue 15-Mar-16 10:19:32

Wren is lovely, was on my list for DD - but then someone on here asked whether she was likely to have a "wren-like" build and I realised that no, she wasn't.

She was born on the 98th percentile for weight and length and has followed that line. She wouldn't suit Wren at all.

She's also quite clumsy and uncoordinated so I'm glad I didn't go with one of my other favourites - Grace!

CrystalMcPistol Tue 15-Mar-16 10:39:44

It's a bit hipster-y but I like it despite that! grin

I also like Ren/ée.

JeanGenie23 Tue 15-Mar-16 10:44:16

I love Wren, it was on shortlist for DD but we chose my grandma's name instead.

I liked it because it wasn't over the top girly and frilly.

I also liked


Coldtoeswarmheart Tue 15-Mar-16 10:50:40

I'm with your DH on this one, sorry.

Sophronia Tue 15-Mar-16 11:07:11

Alice Wren would be lovely

cornishglos Tue 15-Mar-16 13:35:50

Wren. Pretty bird. Not a pretty name.

Madbengalmum Tue 15-Mar-16 13:37:51

I think it is very pretty and would suit any age group.

centigrade451 Tue 15-Mar-16 16:40:36

I agree with your DH. I am not sold on naming a child after a small bird. It has no meaning.

I always think a name has to have a meaning that is special and reflects what you want for the child.

Renée is a nice name.

I love the name Dorothy - it means gift of god.

NameAgeLocation Tue 15-Mar-16 16:42:35

I know a Ren(ée). I'd not go for Wren. Could do without a lifetime of "That's Wren with a W".

juniperdingleberries Tue 15-Mar-16 16:42:38

I think it's taking old fashioned names to the extreme. Nice for a bird, not for a person!

Wheelerdeeler Tue 15-Mar-16 16:44:14

Are you having a bird?

Helmetbymidnight Tue 15-Mar-16 16:45:04

I don't like it but then I've got a bit of a bird look about me and it would have been a disaster grin

albertcampionscat Tue 15-Mar-16 19:49:56

Worse if you're 6 foot and 15 stone surely?

Helmetbymidnight Tue 15-Mar-16 19:54:43

Ha! Yeah, neither are great.

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