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Iris or Florence?

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paddythecat Sun 03-Jul-16 14:43:37

Middle name Winifred

fattyfattytoadgirl Sun 03-Jul-16 14:45:13

I like Florence Winifred.

Are you okay with people saying "Florrie" for short? I like it, but do you?

nectarini1983 Sun 03-Jul-16 16:17:51

Sorry double yuck imo. Nn Flo is just beyond awful...sounds like a toilet.

MrsGsnow18 Sun 03-Jul-16 16:57:03

I prefer Florence, like the nickname florrie but don't like the nickname Flo.
Iris is nice too but I have an aunt called iris and I just remember as children we could never say her name properly. My sister used to call her 'auntie Ass'

Sophronia Sun 03-Jul-16 18:40:05

Iris Winifred

Liz09 Sun 03-Jul-16 20:15:21

How funny, my great aunts were Iris and Florence. I would choose Iris because the two Florence's I know/knew got called Flo for short (not very nice).

Stiddleficks Sun 03-Jul-16 20:16:53

I know a little Florence and my great nan was also Florence. Both had/have the nickname Flossie.

Icecappedpinetrees Sun 03-Jul-16 20:17:25


Stiddleficks Sun 03-Jul-16 20:17:27

I like both by the way as they are family names and if I were to have another girl they would be one of those names.

WaitrosePigeon Sun 03-Jul-16 20:28:48

My daughter is called Florence Iris grin

<outs self>

WaitrosePigeon Sun 03-Jul-16 20:29:27

Ps we've always introduced her as Florence. Nobody has ever shortened it ... Yet

Archedbrowse Sun 03-Jul-16 20:52:05

I think Iris is an absolutely lovely name

PterodactylToenails Sun 03-Jul-16 22:34:21

I love both names. I wanted Florence for my DD but couldn't. It is very popular now but I still like it. Equally I think Iris is gorgeous.

BeenThereTooSEL Sun 03-Jul-16 22:40:54


LolaStarr Tue 05-Jul-16 06:46:12

Iris. I really, really don't like Florence at all!

Horseshoe1 Tue 05-Jul-16 06:47:21

Iris is beautiful

Junosmum Tue 05-Jul-16 14:40:32

I have always wanted an Iris.

caju Tue 05-Jul-16 16:42:41

I like Iris a lot.

Florence I'm not so keen on.

WillH Tue 05-Jul-16 17:56:31


NotYoda Wed 06-Jul-16 20:44:56


pensivepolly Wed 06-Jul-16 20:47:35

Iris. Love Iris Winifred

bingisthebest Wed 06-Jul-16 20:50:01

Iris. Florence much mor popular here (SW).
My dd2 was nearly Iris and I still like it.

twirlywoo69 Wed 06-Jul-16 20:55:25

Florence... It's one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in Italy.

LexieSinclair Wed 06-Jul-16 20:57:31

I think Iris is beautiful.

deadon Wed 06-Jul-16 20:57:46

Iris is a gorgeous name! I love the old names, my 7 month old DD is Edith
Not keen on Winifred though as a second name sorry! confused

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