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Fleur or no

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Elizalou01 Sun 09-Oct-16 21:44:00

So our favourites so far are

Fleur
Daisy
Flora
Susanna
Manon
Frankie

What do people think. Surname is one syllable colour

cosmicglittergirl Sun 09-Oct-16 21:45:20

I like Fleur a lot.

Loyly Sun 09-Oct-16 21:45:22

Manon is my favourite from your list.

Cathaka15 Sun 09-Oct-16 21:45:26

I like frankie the best.

WeArePregnant11 Sun 09-Oct-16 21:46:29

I love Fleur, Flora and Susanna. I personally really don't like the other options (especially Manon).

lolalament Sun 09-Oct-16 21:48:00

Your surname is a colour. So your child will end up being called "green flower".

Ilovewillow Sun 09-Oct-16 21:50:20

I love Fleur and Flora - both of which were on my list until he proved to be a boy! Beautiful names!

GoldPlatedBacon Sun 09-Oct-16 21:50:58

Fleur is lovely but it surely must be a no with a colour surname confused

I would go with Manon

EvansAndThePrince Sun 09-Oct-16 21:52:21

If the name is Green then the first few don't work at all as PP said. All beautiful names by themselves though l, so if it's Brown they might be fine!

WeArePregnant11 Sun 09-Oct-16 21:54:54

What's so bad about Flora Green? Or Fleur Green?

Maybe not Daisy Green (that sounds like a paint colour, tbh...)

gettingtherequickly Sun 09-Oct-16 21:56:19

Please don't use Fleur if your in the north, it sounds awful with a northern accent.

PaperdollCartoon Sun 09-Oct-16 21:59:16

Fleur sounds like coughing something up. Like bleugh. Flora and Daisy both much better.

HoratioNightboy Sun 09-Oct-16 22:00:41

Could be Gray, Black, White, Brown, Green...

I think two or more syllables would go best with a short surname, so not Fleur. I like Susanna best from your list.

EvansAndThePrince Sun 09-Oct-16 22:01:39

I think Fleur Green didn't work in my head because I'm Scottish and Fleur sounds like the way lots of Scots say flower anyway so flower green isn't right (in my own wee heed wink not to say it doesn't work elsewhere or in someone else's!)

jessica29054 Sun 09-Oct-16 22:04:20

Flora is gorgeous. Daisy is quite pretty.

Fleur has a lovely meaning but I just don't like it as a sound. Manon and frankie aren't names I'm keen on. Susanna is okay.

WeArePregnant11 Sun 09-Oct-16 22:18:38

Flora is the best, imo. It would be my top pick if it wasn't DSis' name...

The meaning is lovely, it's a pretty international name and there is the Flora MacDonald connection... and I love how it sounds smile!

Manumission Sun 09-Oct-16 22:22:06

What if the surname is Black or Brown? Those would rule out flower names altogether maybe?

Daisy White is nice though smile

WeArePregnant11 Sun 09-Oct-16 22:27:14

Manumission Lavender Brown? smile
But seriously, HP names aside, I don't get why Daisy Brown, Fleur Black or Flora Green would be an issue... They sound lovely imo.

I'm genuinely curious, especially because my DW and I are also name hunting.

redheadbarmaid Sun 09-Oct-16 22:28:34

Agree fleur a beautiful name but sounds not so beautiful in certain accents (my Scottish one included)
Absolutely love flora though. Others are just ok imo

Manumission Sun 09-Oct-16 22:30:18

Lavender Brown always grated on me as a name WeAre 😄

nennyrainbow Sun 09-Oct-16 22:31:35

Depends if you want a common name on or not. Daisy is pretty but there seems to be one in every class at primary school. The other names are less commonly heard.

n0ne Sun 09-Oct-16 22:36:20

Love Fleur and Manon, but if your surname is one syllable, maybe Fleur is a bit choppy with it?

VilootShesCute Sun 09-Oct-16 22:36:30

Fleur definitely. Love that name.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sun 09-Oct-16 22:50:09

It depends on your accent!

Some accents (broad brummy being one of them) don't pronounce Fleur very well. H has a cousin called Fleur. I will always remember the way some of his family members called her "Fleurgggghhhhhhhh".

From your list, my favourite would be Daisy. But maybe not if your surname is White? It might sound a bit like a Dulux shade.

Elizalou01 Sun 09-Oct-16 22:52:20

Thanks for the comments. It's not Green though I did have a relation called Daisy Green smile

I'm slightly worried people may shorten Susanna to Sue which I loathe.

DH likes Flora but to me it's what my maiden aunts were called and I think of margarine or Flora Dora girls

I still like Fleur and so does my mum but hadn't thought of the Northern thing.

One of my other favourites is Xanthe but DH dislikes.

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