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Will Hope just be 'Ope?

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sharksscareme Fri 24-Mar-17 19:49:20

I live in the north west ...

Other possibilities are Flora and Jessica? smile

WhatInTheWorldIsGoingOn Fri 24-Mar-17 19:51:05

I'm in London and have a Marfa quite a lot!

fivefoottwowitheyesofblue Fri 24-Mar-17 19:56:44

That was my fear which is why I vetoed it. Hope was my DH's favourite name too, but it would make me cringe every time someone said 'Ope so I just couldn't risk it.

Sorry OP, probably not what you wanted to hear.

SwearyGodmother Fri 24-Mar-17 20:01:31

I'm a Hannah and have never been an Anna. I don't know if it's because Anna is a different name in its own right but nobody, wherever I've lived, has dropped the H.

sharksscareme Fri 24-Mar-17 20:29:03

But where do you live? smile

Pigeonpost Fri 24-Mar-17 20:30:35

My IL's are from The North and we had to veto Hector for the same reason.

ClaraLane Fri 24-Mar-17 20:35:52

I want Harriet but don't know if I can cope with DH saying it starts with a "haitch" when spelling it.

SwearyGodmother Fri 24-Mar-17 20:36:27

Ha where haven't I lived? Up north, midlands, down south, mainland Europe, Greek Islands, Thailand. Still never been an Anna.

sharksscareme Fri 24-Mar-17 20:36:49


I see your point. And it's a beautiful name.

ijustwannadance Fri 24-Mar-17 20:40:12

As it's a name I would always say Hope or Hannah, not Anna as pp.

House will always come out 'ouse' though! 😄

buttercup54321 Fri 24-Mar-17 22:21:39

I would have Jessica instead

reuset Fri 24-Mar-17 23:57:56

Do they drop the 'h' in your area? Do you, more importantly? grin

I'd think it would be fine generally, but I like Flora, of your other choices, more.

GenerationYmember Sat 25-Mar-17 01:56:53

same issue here, DH drops his 'h' so my favourite girls name of all time is ruled out (Harriet) <still bitter>

UsedToBeAPaxmanFan Sat 25-Mar-17 02:11:23

Someone I know called their dd Eilidh as their partner is Scottish. However, they lived in East London and when local people it just sounded as though her name was "Hayley" but people were dropping the H.

marmitecrumpets Sat 25-Mar-17 03:36:18

I like Flora best from your list

choli Sat 25-Mar-17 04:05:29

They would probably pronounce Flora as Fwowa in some parts.

Marcipex Sat 25-Mar-17 04:19:06

Probably. My father had a friend called Ooey. (Hugh(ie)).

Onedaylikethi5ayear Sat 25-Mar-17 06:05:24

We are in the East Midlands and my DD is often 'arriet to certain family members. Made worse that her middle name is 'azel. Arghhh!

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