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Girls name- opinions on seren or maggie please?

(44 Posts)
Bonbons123 Tue 09-May-17 08:10:15

Hi really love these two names but quite torn between the two. Can I have your opinions please. Much appreciated .

Fridgedooropen Tue 09-May-17 08:11:53

Both are lovely, but I absolutely love Maggie. Would be one of my main contenders for a daughter. A strong woman's name.

Mothervulva Tue 09-May-17 08:13:02

Maggie, but short for Margaret. Seren is nice too although I'd never heard of it before MN. I know three little Maggies and no Serens if that helps.

LiquoriceWheel Tue 09-May-17 09:00:13

I like both names but I think they have two different images. For example, Maggie seems lively and engaging. Whereas Seren seems more mystical and restrained.

Sorry if that sounds silly blushgrin

thenewaveragebear1983 Tue 09-May-17 09:02:14

There's a Maggie and a seren in ds's class, plus we know of another seren (it means star in Welsh?? I think? )

I prefer Maggie, I agree it's a strong name.

Moresaltedcaramel Tue 09-May-17 09:05:40

Seren is very pretty, but it is annoying when it's mispronounced, and I've heard a few odd pronunciations.
I'm afraid it's my age, but Maggie will always have overwhelming negative associations.

Moresaltedcaramel Tue 09-May-17 09:06:56

I mean negative associations for me.

Rockaby Tue 09-May-17 09:10:06

Maggie smile

LarrytheCucumber Tue 09-May-17 09:13:01

Some people still associate Maggie with Mrs Thatcher, which could be negative or positive according to your point of view.

harderandharder2breathe Tue 09-May-17 09:16:00

I live in Wales so know plenty of Serens, if you're not in Wales it'll be more unusual.

Bonbons123 Tue 09-May-17 09:22:24

Thanks for your replies...exactly why I need your afraid the older generation will think negative about maggie. And I live in wales and I am welsh so I'm afraid there will be too many serens!!!! I'm so stuck...only 5 weeks to go!!

SuperBeagle Tue 09-May-17 09:39:38

I like Maggie, but prefer it as a nickname for Margaret or another Mag name (Magdalena?)

Seren is nice also.

bridgetreilly Tue 09-May-17 09:57:14

Maggie is lovely.

Firewall Tue 09-May-17 09:59:07

Seren is really nice. Not keen on Maggie.

QuietNameChange Tue 09-May-17 10:18:56

Margeret nn Maggie is really lovely, imo.

If there are too many Serens... What about Serena?

flibberdy Tue 09-May-17 10:21:08

I love Seren.
For the Pp who said there might be a pronunciation problem, how is it meant to be said?
I would say
Ser- like the beginning of Sarah ? Is that right??

MrsMarigold Tue 09-May-17 10:25:49

Maggie but it depends on the girl.

LiquoriceWheel Tue 09-May-17 11:49:09

I associate Maggie with Maggie Simpson but she's a nice character.

29Palms Tue 09-May-17 12:59:27

Maggie is a nickname or short form, so I would give her a proper full name like Margaret, Magdalene or one of their variations.

She can then be Maggie if it suits her, but there are various other options too, as well as the full name itself.

elevenclips Tue 09-May-17 13:21:58

I prefer Maggie

FrancisCrawford Tue 09-May-17 13:28:31

I can't get past bloody Thatcher (and I'm not that old) so Maggie is forever tainted by that.

Sophronia Tue 09-May-17 13:29:33


Bonbons123 Tue 09-May-17 21:06:56

Thanks for all your appears to be quite divided.... I thought afterwards does maggie seren go together? But most people seem to like one or the other so perhaps I can't go wrong?!? Ahh so difficult to choose!!!

Mclaren37 Wed 10-May-17 02:22:31

I really love Margaret for a young girl, very cool. Maggie as a nn is great. I don't love Seren, it sounds a bit wishy washy to me unless you are a Welsh and roll the 'r' properly.

mum2be2boys Wed 10-May-17 04:08:06

I know 3 people called Margaret/Maggie and they are all in their 60s or 70s. I can't imagine the name on a baby or child.

I love the name Seren :-)

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