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Eugenie?

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fluentinsarcasm Fri 17-Feb-17 22:27:55

I don't understand why I never hear it.
I think it's pretty (heard a lot worse) but have yet to meet a little Eugenie. Not seen it suggested on here either.
Does Sarah Ferguson hold the licence or am I the only one who likes it?

akwgreen Fri 17-Feb-17 22:46:19

Princess Eugenie would put me off, but I'm a staunch republican. It might not matter much to other people

EightiethElement Fri 17-Feb-17 22:46:50

Love it.

howtheheckdoidealwiththis Fri 17-Feb-17 23:01:31

Beatrice is very popular so it hasn't been affected by the princess tag. I find it pretty to hear but ugly to see written down.

Jaguarana Fri 17-Feb-17 23:01:33

I don't think it's pretty at all, hideous in fact. Reminds me of eugenics. Ugh.

howtheheckdoidealwiththis Fri 17-Feb-17 23:05:33

I'm also uncertain on how to pronounce it properly.
Yoo-jane-ee
or
You-jennie

KatieKaboom Fri 17-Feb-17 23:07:31

Eugenics. Yes. That. ^^

emwithme Fri 17-Feb-17 23:10:33

My cat is Eugenie although it does tend to be shortened to either Genie-pie or pie-pie. Not that I'd suggest either of those for a small child grin

ifcatscouldtalk Fri 17-Feb-17 23:11:16

I do like this name but it's also not very me either. That probably makes no sense!

TreeTop7 Fri 17-Feb-17 23:16:24

The pronounciation faff puts me off, as an OP said. Along with the lazy Duke of York and his grim ex wife (although the daughters seem pleasant, in fairness).

SuperBeagle Sat 18-Feb-17 00:37:52

I don't like it, in looks or pronunciation.

It also reminds me of eugenics.

dontpokethebear Sat 18-Feb-17 00:45:55

I always thought it was Yoo-Jane-nee, but the J in Jane sounding a bit more like the French 'je'.

SuperBeagle Sat 18-Feb-17 00:48:55

It's always been pronounced yoo-genie where I'm from.

In French, it sounds a bit like aw-zhenny. I only know this because there was a Eugenie (Greek) in my French class at uni and I thought her name was Jenny for a long time.

fluentinsarcasm Sat 18-Feb-17 01:04:53

But is it any worse in pronunciation and looks than say Persphone, which is always getting suggested?
I suspect it would be far more popular if it didn't have the Royal connection.

SuperBeagle Sat 18-Feb-17 01:06:05

I don't like Persephone either. It's also ugly sounding.

Beatrice is popular, so I don't think the royals have anything to do with it.

fluentinsarcasm Sat 18-Feb-17 01:12:53

Lazy Duke of York and his grim ex wife
I think it has.

MimiSunshine Sat 18-Feb-17 05:04:17

i like it and also go with Yoo-Jane-Nee but with a french sounding Je for Jane but I think it's one of those names that people don't really know how to pronounce and potentially think the Je bit makes it pretentious (well maybe just the people I know)

Notagain2017 Sat 18-Feb-17 07:39:24

Beautiful name. Never met one in real life.

AmaDablam Sat 18-Feb-17 07:59:42

I remember when Princess Eugenie was born and my mum saying it's a lovely name but they're pronouncing it all wrong, it should be “oo-je-NEE". Unlike a pp I find it quite pretty written down but find the anglicised "yoo-janey" jarring and you'd never get people to say it the "proper" way this side of the channel.

SomewhereNow Sat 18-Feb-17 08:04:30

There's also the tennis player Eugenie Bouchard but iirc she was named after Princess E as her mum's a royal family nut grin.

SuperBeagle Sat 18-Feb-17 08:49:48

There's also the tennis player Eugenie Bouchard but iirc she was named after Princess E as her mum's a royal family nut.

Omg. Her twin's name is Beatrice, and her other siblings are also named after royals. That's the cringiest thing I've read this year.

Cinnamon84 Sat 18-Feb-17 08:52:06

I think it's quite cute. Don't really like the look of it written down though

harderandharder2breathe Sat 18-Feb-17 09:16:52

I think it's an ugly name sorry

Beatrice is lovely though!

IntoTheDeep Sat 18-Feb-17 09:22:56

Not a fan.

It probably doesn't help that the only Eugenie I've heard of is the princess.

(Beatrice, on the other hand, is a name I've come across in other places, so I've got other connotations with that which dilute the royal connection)

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 18-Feb-17 09:24:49

Not keen

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