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Does Florian sound too feminine?

(31 Posts)
Drainny Sat 29-Apr-17 20:37:57

Thanks smile

UrsulaPandress Sat 29-Apr-17 20:39:33

Not to me. But depending where you live it could be a brave choice.

KatherinaMinola Sat 29-Apr-17 20:41:37

I love it. But yes, probably wouldn't use it if you live in an ex-mining town.

Beelzebop Sat 29-Apr-17 20:41:49

Honestly, to me it sounds feminine. However, it depends if that bothers you or not xx.

timeforabrewnow Sat 29-Apr-17 20:48:41


Maggie2828 Sat 29-Apr-17 22:44:23

Yes, I wouldn't use it in England.

Sophronia Sat 29-Apr-17 22:45:22

I don't think it does. It's a great name. I know a few German boys called Florian.

NataliaOsipova Sat 29-Apr-17 22:46:43

Echoing Sophronia, I'd assume you were German. Would think it slighly odd if neither parent was.

WyfOfBathe Sat 29-Apr-17 22:47:18

Doesn't to me

Whileweareonthesubject Sat 29-Apr-17 22:49:26

No. We stayed at a lovely country hotel a while back and one of the waiters was called Florian. He was from Germany or Austria I believe. He was very manly.

WyfOfBathe Sat 29-Apr-17 22:49:33

But yes, I'd assume a parent was German or Eastern European (I know a Hungarian Florian, but I don't know if it's a typical Hungarian name)

TheVanguardSix Sat 29-Apr-17 22:53:08

Wonderful name. Good choice, OP.

WildCherryBlossom Sat 29-Apr-17 23:09:59

It's a wonderful name! I have known a few (all German or Austrian). I do see how it could sound effeminate to the British ear but I don't think you should let that put you off.

CoolJazz Sat 29-Apr-17 23:17:54

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BertrandRussell Sat 29-Apr-17 23:20:58

"do see how it could sound effeminate to the British ear but I don't think you should let that put you off" Can you explain why, if you are living in an English speaking country?

FeedTheSharkAndItWillBite Sat 29-Apr-17 23:34:46

Not at all. It's a lovely name!

Enidblyton1 Sat 29-Apr-17 23:38:31

I like it

JynOdan Sat 29-Apr-17 23:49:24

It is my surname and i have a very foreign first name that most people in the Uk have never heard of.
I've been mistaken for a man so many times... especially emails get regularly addressed to Mr Firstname. And just a few days ago I phoned my bank and the guy on the phone insisted he needs to speak to the card holder 'It says Mr Florian Firstname, must be your husband?'
Took me a few minutes to convince him to check his screen again. Poor guy was really embarrassed and apologized about five times grin

kalinkafoxtrot45 Sat 29-Apr-17 23:58:48

I know a few Florians here in Germany. Nice name but it might not go down so well in the UK.

pipilangstrumpf Sun 30-Apr-17 14:51:47

Lovely boys name, nothing feminine about it. I know lots of boy Florians.

Fauchelevent Sun 30-Apr-17 14:53:25

Never come across a Florian who wasn't unbelievably beautiful.

GriseldaChop Sun 30-Apr-17 15:00:05

I know two Florians, one is a lovely French guy and the other was a friends horse! Don't let the horse bit put you off though! I think it's a lovely name and brings back fab memories of time I spent abroad.

FeedTheSharkAndItWillBite Sun 30-Apr-17 15:02:08


Well, let's hope he was a beautiful horse? ;)
I once "met" a horse called Daisy. I still like the name (for a human, I mean...)

All the Florians I've met were also really good looking, nice and intelligent. A name with a lot of good associations for me personally.

Skyllo30 Sun 30-Apr-17 15:04:08

I like it and Flor would work as a shortening. Agree with PP that it depends on where you live!

GriseldaChop Sun 30-Apr-17 18:00:18

Feed the shark - he was a gorgeous horse! 😊

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