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Violet or Summer?

(22 Posts)
jolene900 Mon 06-Mar-17 20:27:11

which do u prefer? i think Violet is too popular now but not sure. what are your thoughts?

Rockaby Mon 06-Mar-17 20:43:33

Tricky one! Violet is nicer than Summer I think, but I think Violet is more popular. Don't know though.

I'd just go with your favourite tbh. I don't think either of them are super popular like Isobel / Amelia etc. Not yet at least - who knows what will happen in the next few years? Theoretically, either one could suddenly soar in popularity!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 06-Mar-17 20:44:49

I like Summer.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 06-Mar-17 20:46:18

Summer, it's so pretty !

PersisFord Mon 06-Mar-17 20:50:55


Littlelegs19 Mon 06-Mar-17 20:53:44

I know a Summer but never met or heard of the name violet. I personally think violet is incredibly pretty and just sounds so much nicer than summer

ToastVacuum Mon 06-Mar-17 20:56:00

Both nice, but I prefer Summer smile

Sophronia Tue 07-Mar-17 00:29:58


meettherussians Tue 07-Mar-17 13:14:29


Scattymere Tue 07-Mar-17 13:21:27

I like both though can't ever shake feeling Summer is a bit of an American cheerleader type of name. Violet is more graceful yet beautiful.

Joinourclub Tue 07-Mar-17 13:27:24

I prefer Summer. I think Violet us too like violent!

jolene900 Tue 07-Mar-17 13:35:58

Scatty i think i agree although i do like it. Im not sure ! If violet wasnt so popular i would be 100% Sure about it.

MrsGB2225 Tue 07-Mar-17 13:36:26


EminemTickets Tue 07-Mar-17 13:41:33

The Vi sound is a bit harsh and grating but then Summer to me was always a season not a name but it's whatever you like and want, not anyone else

Rockaby Tue 07-Mar-17 14:04:20

If you aren't 100% sure about either of them, do you have any other options?

Scarlett is nice and has a similar vibe maybe. Or how about Amber or Willow?

jolene900 Tue 07-Mar-17 14:49:11

Rockaby, I'm really between these two names, as no other name is doing it for me! thanks though smile XXX

Rockaby Tue 07-Mar-17 15:19:40

Ah well, choosing between two is possibly easier, so at least you know what you like smile.

Sistafromanuthamista Tue 07-Mar-17 15:41:02

I'm not sure why you are concerned about the popularity of Violet. It was 68th most popular name in E&W in 2015, Summer was 66th(!). Admittedly Summer moved down and Violet moved up but there's essentially around the same number born each year.

For what it's worth Violet is my favourite (it's my dd's middle name).

jolene900 Tue 07-Mar-17 17:31:08

sista, thanks i have read differently on other sites tho! maybe that was for usa ! xxx

jolene900 Tue 07-Mar-17 20:16:54


Rockaby Wed 08-Mar-17 15:01:11

Bumping for you!

Are you any closer to a decision OP?

jolene900 Wed 08-Mar-17 15:20:38

rockaby thank u! & not yet sad my family prefer Summer but I still unsure which one. Would just like some more opinions to be honest smile

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