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Tarla Sun 23-Oct-16 21:50:22

And middle name suggestions? Surname begins with D.

Suggested it in front of some close family a few days ago, some said it was nice, others said it was too old fashioned. I really like it although my judgement might be clouded by hormones and exhaustion.

We have gone over and over names and nothing leaps out, we keep coming back to Pearl and Matilda but don't like them in combination so couldn't have one as first name and one as a middle name.

Our other DC have nicknamed the baby 'Pear' so the other reason I like it is because it contains the word pear so is a little nod to how sweet it is when they talk about 'their Pear'.

BarInSpace Sun 23-Oct-16 22:11:30

Pearl is a lovely name with a great meaning. It's one of the names from generations gone by which has become more fashionable again.

Tarla Sun 23-Oct-16 22:18:22

When they said it was old fashioned my opinion was that it's classic rather than outdated.

SealSong Sun 23-Oct-16 22:21:03


notagiraffe Sun 23-Oct-16 22:21:47

I like it. Lovely meaning.

ThisPasadenaHomemaker Sun 23-Oct-16 22:22:49


Bubblebloodypop Sun 23-Oct-16 22:26:33


MistressMolecules Sun 23-Oct-16 22:35:15

I love the name pearl! I like Matilda also but Pearl is just a gorgeous name - I know of a couple of Matilda's but no Pearls.

QuimReaper Sun 23-Oct-16 22:35:18

It's stunning.

I'd like to stick with the vague theme, with something like Pearl Jasmine.

But I love a dramatic name grin

BadToTheBone Sun 23-Oct-16 22:37:05

I love it, how about Pearl Anne?

BadToTheBone Sun 23-Oct-16 22:37:43

No, forget Anne, with your surname it'll sound Pearl and ...

spankhurst Sun 23-Oct-16 22:38:35

I love it.

Pinkgeek Sun 23-Oct-16 22:39:05

My mums name is pearl (I'm 31) and I love it! People always comment how lovely it is when she has to say it to strangers.
However, she despises it! Not sure why so not helpful confused

WhatLizzyDid Sun 23-Oct-16 22:40:00

Love it!

Girliefriendlikesflowers Sun 23-Oct-16 22:40:26

I like it, its def due a come back.

The only Pearls I know though are much older ladies.....

imip Sun 23-Oct-16 22:40:32

I have a Pearl, it's a really lovely name. I have 4 dds and her name is complimented the most ... With good reason grin

JinkxMonsoon Sun 23-Oct-16 22:41:50

Love it.

It's not classic in the sense it's always been popular. It IS quite old fashioned. But I really love names like that.

oklumberjack Sun 23-Oct-16 22:42:49

I love Pearl. It's my dd's middle name and she loves it. It was my dads mums name (I never really knew her). I would happily have had it as a first name but went with a different first name when she was born.

I know one Pearl in her 20's.

FannyWincham Sun 23-Oct-16 22:43:42

I love it.

Pearl Margaret?

WineCheeseSleep Sun 23-Oct-16 22:49:06

I love it and agree it's classic rather than outdated.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sun 23-Oct-16 22:53:58

Doesn't work in my accent (Scottish - sounds like Peril). I associate it with Ruby which got popular again a bit sooner, but it's of that era.

saffronwblue Sun 23-Oct-16 22:57:53

Lovely name. I would mix with a longer middle name.
Pearl Josephine
Pearl Felicity
Pearl Elizabeth

Heratnumber7 Sun 23-Oct-16 23:00:09

...she stands up when she plays the piano...

Surname isn't Dean by any chance is it? If it is Pearl would be a no no. 😁

OliviaBensonOnAGoodDay Sun 23-Oct-16 23:01:24

Absolutely love it, has been one of my favourites since I was a little girl.

FrazzleM Sun 23-Oct-16 23:02:31

Same here TheGirlOnTheLanding! Pearl is lovely. Peril, not so much.

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