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(37 Posts)
fluentinsarcasm Sat 03-Sep-16 00:45:08

Do you think it goes with an Irish surname like O' Connor or does it sound silly?
I like a lot of Italian and French names too but most just don't sound right with the 'O' bit.

VioletBam Sat 03-Sep-16 02:24:27

I think it would go beautifully. It's a lovely name.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 03-Sep-16 07:44:21

Sorry OP, personally, I only know dogs by that name, just saying.

AllThePrettySeahorses Sat 03-Sep-16 07:58:19

I think it's a gorgeous name too. Apropos of nothing, there's an incredibly talented musical star called Bronte.

fluentinsarcasm Sat 03-Sep-16 09:10:44

Sugarpie I only know dogs called Charlie but wouldn't say that to someone wanting an opinion on it. Until people start using Tiggles and Rover again you will know of a pet with most given names, just saying.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 03-Sep-16 11:10:33

You were asking for opinions Fluent, I did not intend to hurt or offend you.
This is a forum, calm down, your baby will be beautiful, whatever you name her.

isitseptemberyet Sat 03-Sep-16 13:15:26

i LOVE Bronte

MrsGsnow18 Sat 03-Sep-16 14:58:34

Never heard Bronte used as a first name before. I like it, it makes me think of the Bronte sisters which is a good thing in my opinion!
I'm imagining it could be unisex, are you thinking of using for a boy or girl?

fluentinsarcasm Sat 03-Sep-16 15:18:50

For a girl MrsG. I absolutely love it as does all my family and friends ( dog free name around these parts!)
The only concern is how it fits with an Irish surname?

Avengerhart85 Sat 03-Sep-16 15:21:49

It's a beautiful name and I imagine it would roll very well with an Irish surname.

mouldycheesefan Sat 03-Sep-16 15:23:16

Green card, the movie, or was it four weddings and a funeral?
If you are a very literary family go for it. If you aren't and are going to look befuddled when people quote bronze to you, don't do it.

Also, for a girl or a boy?

HoratioNightboy Sat 03-Sep-16 15:49:45

Hmm, Brönte was a yoonieke spelling of Brunty, so it already is an Irish surname, isn't it? But in that respect it would go pretty well.

WizardOfToss Sat 03-Sep-16 15:53:13

Lovely, and I don't usually like surnames as forenames. I'm sure it will sound fine with an Irish surname too.

DestinyTheWhale Sat 03-Sep-16 15:55:06

It's trying a bit too hard to be trendy, sorry.

MidnightVelvettheSixth Sat 03-Sep-16 16:43:09

Its OK, its not particularly melodious & I associate it with the Bronte sisters.

You may get people unaware of the authors who pronounce it Bront or Bronty, also if you have a little girl there's the nickname Brontosaurus that may unhappily come into play.

It goes well with the surname though.

Honeybee79 Sat 03-Sep-16 17:03:15

I like it. Isn't there a very successful US swimmer with Bronte as a first name?

Honeybee79 Sat 03-Sep-16 17:04:52

Correction, she's Australian - Bronte Barratt.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sat 03-Sep-16 17:07:33

I like it and to my ears sounds fine with O'Connor or similar.

CwtchyQ Sat 03-Sep-16 22:57:41

A friend of a friend has a Brontë and it did get a bit of a rolly-eye reaction but it is quite nice.

CaoNiMa Sun 04-Sep-16 14:55:58


Nonameyet1 Sun 04-Sep-16 18:05:51

I think it's gorgeous and sounds lovely with your surname!

Meowlster Sun 04-Sep-16 18:08:46

Someone I know and like has a daughter with that name. Never met the girl, but by all accounts she's lovely, and if she's anything like her parents she's a good egg. So on that (rather tenuous!) basis I'd go for it.
I also think it would go well with an Irish surname.

badtime Sun 04-Sep-16 18:23:05

As a previous poster pointed out, Brontë was a respelling of the Anglicised Irish surname 'Brunty' or 'Prunty'. The literary sisters' father was a clergyman from NI who moved to England and wanted to be less obviously Irish.

Consequently, I think it would be fine with an Irish surname (although I must admit, I am not particularly keen on Bronte as a given name).

There is also the possibility that it might sound like the heroine of a pulp adventure novel. If so, please use this name.

QueenLizIII Sun 04-Sep-16 18:33:57

Never heard Bronte used as a first name before.

Watch Green Card.

UntilTheCowsComeHome Sun 04-Sep-16 18:38:31

Bronte is my top choice for a girl!

I only have boys however.

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