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Dove or Lilac?

(51 Posts)
HappyBloomingSJ Thu 05-Jan-17 18:18:22

This is for a middle name smile

sonlypuppyfat Thu 05-Jan-17 18:19:46

Neither are to my taste but I suppose lilac if it's for a middle name

Soubriquet Thu 05-Jan-17 18:21:17

It depends what the first name is really

But I second the Lilac

Loyly Thu 05-Jan-17 18:24:10


GrumpySausage Thu 05-Jan-17 18:25:56


HappyBloomingSJ Thu 05-Jan-17 18:26:49

First name will be Katherine smile

Ilovewillow Thu 05-Jan-17 18:28:20

If Katherine I would go for Lilac! Very pretty.

1horatio Thu 05-Jan-17 18:30:15

Katherine is really lovely. And I like both names...

However, I personally kind of associate doves with mangy, sick birds flying around crowded cities and getting their feet chopped off by wire... (but that's probably just me being weird!!!)

Whereas Lilac is a beautiful bush with a lovely scent. So, I'd go with Lilac

ZippyNeedsFeeding Thu 05-Jan-17 18:31:48

Dove says "soap" to me. Lilac is better.

MiniMaxi Thu 05-Jan-17 18:33:01

I prefer Lilac, very pretty

How about Paloma as a dove alternative?

RusholmeRuffian Thu 05-Jan-17 18:34:36

Don't like either but Dove is particularly dreadful.

TaggieRR Thu 05-Jan-17 18:36:38


AmeliaJack Thu 05-Jan-17 18:37:51

Lilac. I'm afraid I agree with Zippy de Dove.

Katherine is a lovely choice.

MollyHuaCha Thu 05-Jan-17 18:50:03

Katherine is lovely. I've never heard Lilac used as a name before. I can't see why it shouldn't be used. I think it's the kind of name that would grow on the more I heard it. smile

thebakerwithboobs Thu 05-Jan-17 18:55:19

Dove makes me think of soap. Wren?

Soubriquet Thu 05-Jan-17 18:58:25

Katherine Lilac is nice

Ohyesiam Thu 05-Jan-17 19:13:22

I thought I didn't l like either till you said the first name. Katherine Lilac, very pretty. Nice spelling of Katherine too.
Dove sounds like a brand though.

pizzaparty Thu 05-Jan-17 19:17:52

Paloma is beautiful! I vote for that.. (is it Dove in Spanish or Italian?)

1horatio Thu 05-Jan-17 19:26:23


It's colomba or piccione in Italian. So, probably Spanish? Idk ;)

MikeUniformMike Thu 05-Jan-17 19:47:17

I like the Paloma suggestion for the middle name but Katherine Lilac sounds lovely and unusual. Really like it.

BratFarrarsPony Thu 05-Jan-17 19:49:04

Dove sounds like a brand of soap.
Lilac is cool.

Purplebluebird Thu 05-Jan-17 19:55:49

Dove IS a brand of soap. Lilac is nice smile

Purplebluebird Thu 05-Jan-17 19:56:58

KnittedBlanketHoles Thu 05-Jan-17 19:58:02

Lilac gets my vote.

Sukitakeitoff Thu 05-Jan-17 20:00:18

I first thought of the colour lilac which seemed a bit odd for a name, but then thought of the flower/tree which actually seems better. And I love lilacs - we have one in our garden smile So I vote lilac too.

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