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Violet or Hope?

(37 Posts)
sistermj Thu 13-Apr-17 11:12:04

violet is sort of my favourite. a few people in my family prefer hope though. which one and why? thanks smile

hoddtastic Thu 13-Apr-17 11:13:15

hope is gorgeous, Violet is quite popular and could become 'faddy

MadameJosephine Thu 13-Apr-17 11:17:01

Hope, simple and beautiful.

I agree with pp that Violet is becoming very popular

BoboBunnyH0p Thu 13-Apr-17 11:24:47

I like both but prefer Hope, it's simple elegant and timeless. Violet is becoming popular.

GirlcalledJames Thu 13-Apr-17 11:26:04


SuperBeagle Thu 13-Apr-17 11:34:06


I prefer Faith for a virtue name similar to Hope.

NoCapes Thu 13-Apr-17 11:37:02


I really don't like Hope/Faith/Grace/Honour type names

MitzyLeFrouf Thu 13-Apr-17 11:38:48

I don't think Hope is timeless, it just seems to have come back in favour recently. I'm not really keen on any virtue names (they seem a bit prissy to me) so I will vote for Violet

RicketyCricket Thu 13-Apr-17 11:39:13


I really dislike virtue names (Hope/Faith/Verity etc) probably due to their religious overtones.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 13-Apr-17 12:58:37

Infact, Violet Hope sounds lovely.

Longji Thu 13-Apr-17 13:06:15

I love Violet. Im not a fan of Hope for a first name at all.

Ginlinessisnexttogodliness Thu 13-Apr-17 14:21:17

Much prefer Violet. It's beautiful.
I don't like Hope at all, ironically it just makes me think of "mope" and ergo it depresses me.

BasicBetty Thu 13-Apr-17 14:27:31

Both lovely. I have a slight preference for Violet.

TWOBANANAS Thu 13-Apr-17 14:34:19

Violet is beautiful

MangoSplit Thu 13-Apr-17 14:37:01

Hope. Sorry but I can't see Violet without thinking Violent!

Sophronia Thu 13-Apr-17 16:24:35

I prefer Hope.

Mrsknackered Thu 13-Apr-17 16:27:13

I like Violet but would pick Hope out of the two!

harderandharder2breathe Thu 13-Apr-17 18:37:18

I prefer Violet

Violet Hope is nice

Doilooklikeatourist Thu 13-Apr-17 18:40:08

Out of the 2 , I would choose Hope
I also like Hero ( but that's by the by )

Mothervulva Thu 13-Apr-17 18:41:20

I'm quite surprised by how many people like Hope for reasons I can't articulate...

NoCapes Thu 13-Apr-17 19:33:02

I'm surprised too Mother it's just not a very MN name is it?

it's a chav name where I live

pepecat Thu 13-Apr-17 19:39:40

Violet. Definitely!

HeteronormativeHaybales Thu 13-Apr-17 20:28:33

Go with Hope. I don't get the current fad for Violet (and it will date).

Hero kicks ass as a name.

BikeRunSki Thu 13-Apr-17 20:33:30

My Hope is named after the beautiful Hope Valley in Derbyshire.

Fortunately for her, we didn't used to live in the Manifold Valley!

Loyly Thu 13-Apr-17 20:34:07


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