Thoughts on Florence?

(47 Posts)
Alihendo94 Tue 10-May-16 15:42:41

I really like the girl's name Florence but worried it may be a bit old-fashioned? Would love some honest opinions smile

missybct Tue 10-May-16 15:44:50

Florence is a beautiful name. We're having a boy, but it was definitely high up on our provisional list if we were having a little girl :-)

Rosebud05 Tue 10-May-16 15:47:59

I love it. Options of Flo, Florrie, Flora, Floss etc as nn if you like.

I know one adult and one child Florence, and it suits both of them very well.

Parsley1234 Tue 10-May-16 15:49:55

Love Florence little girl at school nn Lolly - love it

lornathewizzard Tue 10-May-16 15:53:41

Yep I like it too, lovely.

BoboBunnyH0p Tue 10-May-16 15:54:08

I like it and it is rising in popularity, so your DD may not be the only one in her class. Lots of pretty nn potential.

ManonLescaut Tue 10-May-16 15:54:44

Very sweet.

Flora & Flossie are sweet diminutives

ClaudiaApfelstrudel Tue 10-May-16 15:56:43

I like it, go with it!

imsorryihaventaclue Tue 10-May-16 15:57:02

It's become very popular in the last few years...I chose it as its a family name and I thought it was unusual and pretty however there have always been several others at nursery and now school so quite common now.

Gladysmum Tue 10-May-16 15:57:32

I love it. I have my own Florence and don't know any others. Super choice!

sonlypuppyfat Tue 10-May-16 16:03:03

Very nice really elegant

JennyOnAPlate Tue 10-May-16 16:14:54

I love it. It's pretty popular in these parts though if you're bothered by that kind of thing.

septembersunshine Tue 10-May-16 18:12:04

I think it's a beautiful name. I think of Florence Nightingale. I know one Florence known has Florrie but I think Flora is a lovely shortening. Go for it.

EllenDegenerate Tue 10-May-16 18:38:07

I'm sorry but it just conjures up the magic roundabout for me.

Sophronia Tue 10-May-16 23:07:15

I like it. It is quite popular though.

Ilovewillow Tue 10-May-16 23:08:41

Our son was going to have Florence as a middle name, I think it's lovely.

Ankleswingers Tue 10-May-16 23:10:01

Lovely name. Very pretty smile

Winterbiscuit Tue 10-May-16 23:32:56

I like it.

The Magic Roundabout is a bonus!

NewYearNewToads Wed 11-May-16 00:44:24

Before I even read your post my first thought was old lady.

Not a fan sorry.

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 11-May-16 11:10:27

It's very popular at the moment and getting more popular I suspect (I know loads of 'em) so definitely won't seem old fashioned.

FetchezLaVache Wed 11-May-16 11:12:28

I love it! There's a lovely Florence at DS's school, which always helps. smile

ABitAsleep Wed 11-May-16 12:28:57

Awful in my opinon. Just sounds like an old lady to me. Or the girl from the magic roundabout. Fine if your other children are Zebedee and Ermintrude. Sorry.

maggiethemagpie Wed 11-May-16 18:48:15

I always think it has too many consonants for the number of vowels IYKWIM. It doesn't trip off my tongue as easily as other names.

CatThiefkeith Wed 11-May-16 19:48:30

Dd's middle name is Florence, after my gran, who was always Floss, or Flossy, but never ever Flo! smile

MaximumVolume Wed 11-May-16 19:52:09

Love it!

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