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smileygrapefruit Sun 05-Mar-17 17:19:40

Thoughts?
Connotations?
Was chatting with my dad about family names and this was one of them that made me think...hmm.
We have two dd already and seem to have run out of names!

Rockaby Sun 05-Mar-17 17:40:13

Lovely, but very popular, (where I live at least), if that bothers you.

smileygrapefruit Sun 05-Mar-17 17:54:13

Is it Rockaby ? I don't know any! What region are you in?

CocoLoco87 Sun 05-Mar-17 17:58:55

I think it's a very pretty name. I like Flo for short too

meettherussians Sun 05-Mar-17 18:01:03

Also insanely popular here in London. I think it sounds old-fashioned and a bit pompous, not all whimsical, vintage in a quirky way and floral as i think a lot of people intend.

Jooni Sun 05-Mar-17 18:22:19

I think it's really nice OP. Light and pretty but also serious. I do know a few (East Mids) but many more Olivia, Isla, Amelia, Evie etc. I think Florence makes a nice change.

Rockaby Sun 05-Mar-17 18:22:56

Yes, really popular here OP. I am in Home Counties. It is a lovely name though, which is why it's so popular! smile

ToDuk Sun 05-Mar-17 18:24:32

Lovely name. About as popular as Grace or Milly round here.

HerRoyalNotness Sun 05-Mar-17 18:28:52

I like it and it's a family name for me too, but DH isn't keen, sadly (may squeeze it in as another MN)

welshweasel Sun 05-Mar-17 18:30:33

Popular here too (east mids). I'm not that keen on it personally.

SuperBeagle Sun 05-Mar-17 19:28:45

It's not popular where I am, but I'm not in the UK. I don't like it very much. Both of the Florences I know (one who's in her 20s, and one who's in her 80s) get "Flo" for short, which is awful. The other Flo I know is a Boston terrier.

MollyHuaCha Sun 05-Mar-17 19:29:14

Lovely name.

Lapinlapin Sun 05-Mar-17 19:33:53

Yes, very popular at the moment. But don't let it put you off if you like the name.

Dilligufdarling Sun 05-Mar-17 19:34:46

Hugely popular around here too (southeast ) - I know 4 (and I don't know that many children!)
I do love it though, but I think the popularity of it is removing some of the romance for me.

EmmaC78 Sun 05-Mar-17 19:36:42

I am in Scotland and it is very popular here too at the moment. I am not too keen on the name,

angelicjen Sun 05-Mar-17 19:37:15

Love it but really popular here too.

ILoveMonkeys Sun 05-Mar-17 19:42:40

* I think it sounds old-fashioned and a bit pompous, not all whimsical, vintage in a quirky way and floral as i think a lot of people intend.*

I completely agree. I have never been able to put into words how I feel about this name but this is it!!

Also extremely popular in Wales

lovetonamechange Sun 05-Mar-17 19:55:09

Very popular here too (London)

Sistafromanuthamista Sun 05-Mar-17 19:58:30

I know a couple.

I'm not mad on it as I don't like Flo/Flossie

What about Iris, Mabel, Beatrice? Similar vibe

summerholsdreamin Sun 05-Mar-17 20:26:52

Gorgeous name

RuthB4 Sun 05-Mar-17 21:50:37

Beautiful name!

mum2be2boys Mon 06-Mar-17 09:32:01

Lovely name! It does seem to be growing in popularity here too (SW England) I know 3 under the age of 3. It is a very pretty name though :-)

fruityb Mon 06-Mar-17 09:33:12

Was our choice had DS been a girl smile

Bear2014 Mon 06-Mar-17 09:39:44

Gorgeous, but I also know 3 of them under the age of 2 (London)

Frazzled2207 Mon 06-Mar-17 09:42:09

Love it
Don't know any round here (north west)

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