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lemonade30 Sat 16-Apr-16 19:36:24

Opinions please smile

Nn would be Winnie.

Also like Magdalene but not keen on any of its shortenings (Mags, Maggie, Maddie, Magda, Lena)

Narp Sat 16-Apr-16 19:53:47

It's quite a grand name, and I don't particularly like Winnie. It makes me think of Winnie The Witch.

What about:


lemonade30 Sat 16-Apr-16 20:02:18

Genevieve is my name
I don't like Constance or Connie.

Thanks for replying though

bakeoffcake Sat 16-Apr-16 20:05:49

I love it smile

Not sure how you get Winnie from Genevieve but you can use whichever no you like.

bakeoffcake Sat 16-Apr-16 20:06:53

*Whichever nn

BingoBonkers Sat 16-Apr-16 20:11:06

Might that be a bit of a mouthful for your partner/parents/in laws having two names kinda similar?

JennyOnAPlate Sat 16-Apr-16 20:22:07

I like Guinevere but I don't like Winnie, sorry. It reminds me of Winnie the Pooh or the noise a horse makes!

bakeoffcake Sat 16-Apr-16 20:32:58

I would have thought Jenny or Gina would make more sense as nns.

PebbleTTC Sat 16-Apr-16 20:34:00

I love it!

lemonade30 Sat 16-Apr-16 20:35:31


The G is a hard one so quite unlike Genevieve, I go by Jen anyway.

Any thoughts on Magdalene? Do you think it would definitely end up being shortened to something awful?

ShowOfHands Sat 16-Apr-16 20:36:17

I know one called Guin. I like it.

MadameJosephine Sat 16-Apr-16 20:47:42

I love it but not keen on Winnie and no other shortenings leap out at me.

Really like Magdalene too, I'd probably use Laney as a nn

How about Gwendoline?

LucyInTheSkyWithDonuts Sat 16-Apr-16 20:50:15

Guinevere is an amazing name (it was on our list but we bottled it!)

Not keen on Winnie as a nickname, we would have shortened to Evie.

MrsFlorrick Sat 16-Apr-16 20:52:37

smilemy best friend at primary schools name. She was Ginnie.

BeaufortBelle Sat 16-Apr-16 20:59:24

Guinivere was on our list. I have an unusual name and hated it and we plumped for something simple and classic. DD is 17 and hates her simple, classic name. Her response to Guinivere "are you two fucking mental?

Narp Sun 17-Apr-16 06:17:11


It's interesting; i also have an unusual name, and I'd reject Guinevere for that same reason - unusual, accusations of 'poshness', and difficult to spell


What about:


2ManySweets Sun 17-Apr-16 06:18:39

I love it, I think it's beautiful.

GRW Sun 17-Apr-16 07:52:13

What about Gwyneth which could be shortened to Gwyn or Gwynnie?

Twooter Sun 17-Apr-16 07:55:27

I actually read the two names as the same until I retread your first post. Think it could get confusing with them so similar but not the same.

Bogburglar99 Sun 17-Apr-16 08:00:32

I think precisely because it's so unusual it would take you straight to the Arthurian legends as an association. Am a massive fan of the legends but Guinevere isn't the association Id choose for my DD.

What about Jennifer which is the Cornish version of the name? Or if you want Winnie as a daily name, Winifred?

Sophronia Sun 17-Apr-16 08:11:45

I really like it

Footle Sun 17-Apr-16 08:27:45

Guinevere is brilliant. I think Clive James ( writer ) has one, btw.

lemonade30 Sun 17-Apr-16 08:44:57

Thank you all for your replies.

I do still like Guinevere and not overly keen on any other suggestions apart from Vivienne which is likely belt.

DP likes Mariella/Marielle so now that's up for consideration.

It's a good job we've got a few months left to choose! Fifth baby and it gets more difficult each time unfortunately

Thank you.

rainbowstardrops Sun 17-Apr-16 08:50:47

I like it. Quite like Winnie too smile

Fairylea Sun 17-Apr-16 08:56:49

Love Gwen as a shortened version.

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