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Rose or Holly

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SquidgersMummy Thu 23-Jun-16 15:27:31

Well I go for induction next thurs and we still can't agree on a name!

I would like Rose; hubby wants Holly. Hubby also likes Emily but I think it's too popular now and too similar to our DD1s name. We both liked Violet as a middle name but I am going off it as it is one of the names of my MIL and, well, enough said really wink

Will Holly be a nightmare at school - esp at Xmas (I have a surname that I was teased for so am more sensitive to this)?

So Holly or Rose?? Or do we wait and after the horrors of childbirth I point out I should get more saysmile X

icecoldlemons Thu 23-Jun-16 15:30:52

Rose is so timeless and beautiful. Not too sure on Holly sorry but love Violet

PartyRockkk Thu 23-Jun-16 15:31:18

Violet as a first name would be best!

user1466691469 Thu 23-Jun-16 15:37:56

A friend's daughter is called Holly (now 11) and she hasn't had any issues as far as I know.

Having said that, I love the name Rose! That would probably be my choice or, failing that, Emily. (it's popular for good reason!)

sycamore54321 Thu 23-Jun-16 15:49:46

I do like both but Rose is summer and Holly is winter to me. I think you may be overthinking the teasing, I really don't imagine it a particular risk.

I would be cautious though about using either with Violet, it seems odd that both names would also be exactly identical to nouns for plants/flowers. I would think that a much more likely avenue for teasing, so if you retain Violet, I'd suggest something that is definitely only a human name, like Rosa or Violetta instead.

DramaAlpaca Thu 23-Jun-16 15:53:37

I prefer Rose.

I wouldn't use Violet with either name though, too flowery.

CourtJester Thu 23-Jun-16 16:01:53

I prefer Holly (or Emily) I don't like Violet, and Rose is just meh

I have known a lot of Hollys/Hollies and have never onces heard teasing over their names, even at Christmas.

The surname problem cannot be helped, but i have an awkward one too that needs to be spelt out each and every time, but Holly (Or Rose/Emily/Violet for that matter) are nice, normal, classic names that have very little teasting potential in my opinion.

septembersunshine Thu 23-Jun-16 16:11:29

I really love both those names!

Rose is lovely and timeless - you could have Rosie has a nickname and it's gorgeous for a person of all ages. Holly is cute. I wouldn't worry about teasing. I don't think the name as that potential. Violet is a strange one. I don't think it sounds particularly nice and it's really only one letter away from the word violent. I don't think I would pair either Rose or Holly with the middle name of Violet.

Kittyrobin Thu 23-Jun-16 16:15:40

Holly is very popular here, I know 3 in dds stay and play. I do think it's a lovely name though.
Rose is beautiful too, good choices.

hollieberrie Thu 23-Jun-16 16:16:57

Holly of course gringringrin

ThatIsNachoCheese Thu 23-Jun-16 16:30:28


Sophronia Thu 23-Jun-16 17:16:18

Rose Emily would be nice

perpetuallybewildered Thu 23-Jun-16 17:20:18

Rose is a lovely name, it conjures up beautiful images and scents. Prickly green Holly on the other hand......

RaeSkywalker Thu 23-Jun-16 17:27:49

Rose. Holly is pretty, but a bit meh.

FurbysMakeSexNoises Thu 23-Jun-16 17:57:20

Rosa is even better. Or Iris?

StrawberrytallCake Thu 23-Jun-16 18:00:46

You have amazing taste in names!!

All of them are beautiful <no help whatsoever>

babyblabber Thu 23-Jun-16 18:40:57

Rose is so much prettier than Holly I think. And love Rosa even more (but not Rosie!)

1horatio Thu 23-Jun-16 19:05:21

Rose is sooo lovely. Holly has negative associations (for me personally). And Rose is just sooo timeless and pretty!!!

Rose Emily would be lovely. Rose or Holly Violet would be veery plant-y...

LadyAntonella Fri 24-Jun-16 21:09:12

I prefer Rose. That's probably just because I knew lots of girls called holly at school and it reminds me of them. I don't know if it's still as popular now though.

MooseAndSquirrel Fri 24-Jun-16 21:13:03

I've used all three of those names - so you obviously have great taste ;)
im no help

ButtonTum Fri 24-Jun-16 21:14:48


Quokka12 Fri 24-Jun-16 22:09:31

I'm biased - my daughter is a holly and born at Christmas - no other holly in the school and we worried because we both have unusual names but I love it. Her middle is Ursula meaning little bear in polish. Hol to me is a strong and contemporary name she will wear well. X

Quercus3 Fri 24-Jun-16 22:12:06

I'm a Holly and my favourite name is Rose.

I've always loved being a Holly. I still meet little ones called Holly, don't think it will be dated to a specific period.

BlueUggs Fri 24-Jun-16 22:14:41

My Holly is 18 and a may baby. She's never been teased.
I think Holly Rose sounds nice.

OSETmum Fri 24-Jun-16 22:22:19

DS would have been Holly if he was a girl and DNeice is Rose.

Holly doesn't work with Violet as Holly is most definitely green. I'm sure you can get violet roses though.

Holly Rose sounds pretty but I'm not sure about the two plants together.

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