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Perdita ?

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TheScrapMonster Mon 21-Nov-16 20:05:05

So what I thought was going to be DS2 has turned into Dd1! Being utterly convinced of having a boy prior to my scan today I has my boys names pretty sorted .
I have always loved the name Perdita since I read The winters tale many moons ago , surprisingly DH is on board and likes it too which for a man who can only come up with "Dave" as a name for his son is shocking to say the least .
I have reservations though , we are not posh like seriously not , very normal 2 working parents small semi in a fairly crap area ( think local Lidl rather than Waitrose) for some reason I think of Perdita as a posh girls name?
Other names I have mulled over are Erin , Eleanor and Matilda which all seem a safer choice but I'm 40 this is my last baby for sure and I wonder will I regret not sticking to my guns saying stuff what anyone thinks that's her name !

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 21-Nov-16 20:07:48

Isn't that the name of Anita's dog in 101 Dalmatians.
Erin's by far the nicest

MrsCaecilius Mon 21-Nov-16 20:08:20

I love Perdita, but doesn't it mean something like 'the lost one'?

(caveat, this is a vague thought based on the character Perdita in Jilly Cooper's 'Polo'!)

Thatwaslulu Mon 21-Nov-16 20:09:09

It's Latin for lost which you may wish to bear in mind. It does sound pretty and it's unusual though.

Hulababy Mon 21-Nov-16 20:09:56

I taugt a 7y Perdita a couple of years ago. I didn't see it as a 'posh girl's name.' But we have a huge range of different name types where I teach so used to less common ones, and non English ones, being used.

BratFarrarsPony Mon 21-Nov-16 20:10:09

I like it but isnt it the name of the mother dog in 101 dalmations?

petitdonkey Mon 21-Nov-16 20:12:31

I love it and know one who is gorgeous and lovely. She goes by Perdie most of the time. My only bug bear is that I am never sure if it should be pronounced 'perd-i-ta or per-dee-ta'

It does have 'posh' connotations but I am a council estate girl who named her DD Camilla so I can't talk!!

DesolateWaist Mon 21-Nov-16 20:12:57

I knew a Perdita. We all called her Perdy which is a lovely nickname.

ThursdayLastWeek Mon 21-Nov-16 20:15:02

I love it.
Makes me think of 101 Dalmations, which is a good think IMO

BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Mon 21-Nov-16 20:22:44

Don't talk yourself out of using it by telling yourself that your posh credentials aren't quite tip top! That's such a British preoccupation.

I'd be charmed to meet a little Perdita.

Gardencentregroupie Mon 21-Nov-16 20:28:09

Autocorrect changes it to perdition, a state of eternal damnation for the sinful. It also makes me think of lost, perdu is French for lost.

HatePaperDoll Mon 21-Nov-16 20:28:30

I love it because of the Winters Tale association but I'm afraid more people are familiar with the spotty dog association which would put me off using it.

It is beautiful, though.

Dozer Mon 21-Nov-16 20:30:31

Posh / dalmations

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 21-Nov-16 20:30:56

101 Dalmations, sorry!

peaceloveandbiscuits Mon 21-Nov-16 21:10:09

Use it! Dita as a nickname is uber cool.

WetNovemberDay Mon 21-Nov-16 21:12:04

It's lovely. I'd use it

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Mon 21-Nov-16 21:13:03

Sorry but I think it is dreadful, it means lost woman.

I may be prejudiced because I know one and she is basically awful, but still, the meaning alone is terrible.

Bellaposy Mon 21-Nov-16 21:13:22

Dalmatians was my first thought.

DoneAndDustednow Mon 21-Nov-16 21:14:24

If you have a boy next you have to call him Pongo.

Lilaclily Mon 21-Nov-16 21:14:28

Males me think of the novel Polo

IrnBruTortie Mon 21-Nov-16 21:15:50

I love it. If you love it too, you'll always regret not using it!

KlingybunFistelvase Mon 21-Nov-16 21:35:29

I don't like the meaning, and also picture a Dalmatian dog when I hear it... It also reminds me of a really bad "la perdita" tattoo my friend got when we were teenagers, which she then had to have covered up, but that's not really relevant to anyone else I suppose!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 21-Nov-16 21:35:56

Yes, I like it OP.

bloodymaria Mon 21-Nov-16 21:37:13

Are you a discworld fan OP?

SpeckledyBanana Mon 21-Nov-16 21:38:53

It sounds very pretty but it's meaning is so sad, I couldn't use it.

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