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Holly Green yes or no?

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user1479835256 Sun 27-Nov-16 17:03:08

Posting for my friend. Due their baby this Xmas.

Down to a few favourites. Middle name will be Rose as this Is my friend's mum's name. I think is traditional to call daughters flower names or related and friend would like to continue though my friend also really likes Xanthe. I feel too close to call it plus I'm trying to think of flower names for her that go with Green but I'm not being much use sad

Holly Green
Xanthe Green
Daisy Green
Fleur Green

SimonLeBonOnAndOn Sun 27-Nov-16 17:07:57

I'd avoid anything floral with the name Green.
Maybe Theresa for a good laugh.

Mol1628 Sun 27-Nov-16 17:09:19

No. No nature/floral name with surname green.

Mungobungo Sun 27-Nov-16 17:12:30

Hmmm... Xmas baby named holly is bad enough, but Holly Green is a step too far IMO.

As pp have said, Id be inclined to avoid floral names with a colour surname

Tarttlet Sun 27-Nov-16 17:13:10

Xanthe Green is nice - the others are all awful and tbh a bit ridiculous!

Bluntness100 Sun 27-Nov-16 17:13:54

Holly green isn't a good idea, sorry,

OlennasWimple Sun 27-Nov-16 17:14:11

No, the flower names (with the surname) are very twee

Xanthe is nice, though!

SmallTownTwirl Sun 27-Nov-16 17:15:50

It is like a cluedo character. Holly Green killed in the library with the candlestick

Pringlesandwine Sun 27-Nov-16 17:16:28

Completely biased here but one of the nicest people I ever met had that name...unique but not ridiculous. I like it 😊

Pringlesandwine Sun 27-Nov-16 17:17:08

Could always change the spelling to Hollie. ..

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 27-Nov-16 17:20:35

Holly Green sounds like a made up name. Like a stripper's nom de plume.

Daisy is nice and you go get away with pairing it with Green.

Fleur is a name I personally don't care for. People often mangle it and in some accents it can be very tricky to pronounce.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 27-Nov-16 17:21:04

I love Holiday for a girl though!

user1479835256 Sun 27-Nov-16 17:34:40

Yes I actually went to school with a Theresa Green would you believe.

So far you've echoed my thoughts. I forgot to add Ella Green which is on their list...homage to another family member.

user1479835256 Sun 27-Nov-16 17:35:32

For some reason I'm finding it hard to suggest names to them that sound nice with Green as a surname.

Twoevils Sun 27-Nov-16 17:40:43

Something floral that isn't usually green might work.

Iris Green
Clover Green

BeingATinselTwatItsABingThing Sun 27-Nov-16 17:43:21


Goingtobeawesome Sun 27-Nov-16 17:44:48

grin at Rachel

stormsandwaves Sun 27-Nov-16 17:46:16

Clovers are green, aren't they?

Cucumber5 Sun 27-Nov-16 17:46:33


BackforGood Sun 27-Nov-16 17:51:18

Agree with so many others. If surname is Green, then avoid plant names and avoid 'Jade'.

Twoevils Sun 27-Nov-16 18:05:56

Ianthe is a flower name apparently, and is very close to Xanthe
are all flower related apparently.

SaltyBitch Sun 27-Nov-16 18:11:12

Olive Green grin

Sophronia Sun 27-Nov-16 18:11:16

Xanthe Green is nice

TaggySits Sun 27-Nov-16 18:24:11

Araminta? grin

Myusernameisalreadyinuse Sun 27-Nov-16 18:27:26

I used to work with a Jade Green!

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