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Mia Marigold Philippa Fleur Phlox...

(78 Posts)
CricketRuntAndRashers Tue 09-May-17 13:50:32

Middle names...
I vetoed Flurina and showed DH the toothpaste comments on the previous thread... Thanks smile He (enthusiastically...) suggested new names.

Louisa Mia Marigold (I really like the simplicity of this one, tbh. But is it "too boring"?)
Louisa Philippa Fleur
Louisa Mia Phlox (this one is extremely adorable imo. I honestly love it. But is it too cutesy?)

Viola Mia Louise (I also like this one. Is it boring?)
Viola Louisa Phlox

Sophronia Tue 09-May-17 13:56:53

I like Louisa Mia Marigold (although I'd prefer just Louisa Marigold) and Louisa Philippa Fleur. Not keen on Phlox.

WheresTheEvidence Tue 09-May-17 13:57:45

Why Mia it's so meh next to the others.

CricketRuntAndRashers Tue 09-May-17 14:03:35


I really like Mia smile It's also the middle name of my sister, she'll be the godmother. And it's short for Mary/Maria, a family name.

Name15 Tue 09-May-17 14:03:40

The only one I don't like is Marigold because it makes me think of washing up.

Love Fleur, and Phlox is interesting/completely new to me

NavyandWhite Tue 09-May-17 14:04:44

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CryptoFascist Tue 09-May-17 14:05:53

Phlox is cool.

29Palms Tue 09-May-17 14:13:20

Phlox sounds like a disease.
"He caught the phlox."

CricketRuntAndRashers Tue 09-May-17 14:13:43

Well, I don't think Phlox is an "real name", tbh.

NavyandWhite Tue 09-May-17 14:15:59

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CricketRuntAndRashers Tue 09-May-17 14:19:54

Really? I think it sounds like Flocks, doesn't it?

Would Phlox work as a 3rd name?

The only one I don't like is Marigold because it makes me think of washing up.

May I ask why? confused

NavyandWhite Tue 09-May-17 14:21:42

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CricketRuntAndRashers Tue 09-May-17 14:35:22

I didn't know there was a Marigold in Downtown. Is she nice/a good character?

DH actually had a great-aunt (...?) named Marigold...

Choccyhobnob Tue 09-May-17 14:57:30

Marigold is the no.1 brand of yellow washing up gloves which is why people tend to say, "I need marigolds",/"Pass the marigolds" rather than actually say "washing up gloves" so synonymous is the name with the item.

However, that doesn't prevent it being a nice name! It's perfectly useable as a middle name. Marigold in Downton is just a toddler so nothing bad associated with her!

I'm afraid Phlox does sound a bit medical to me too!

TheWildRumpyPumpus Tue 09-May-17 15:06:51

Phlox is an awful flower name - there are many prettier ones out there.

CricketRuntAndRashers Tue 09-May-17 15:09:38

Oh no, I really liked Phlox. And the nickname Phloxie or Phlo... sad


AdaColeman Tue 09-May-17 15:09:38

Phlox sounds like a nasty disease in cattle to me.
Not keen on Marigold, will forever be rubber gloves.

I'm glad you've dropped Flurina, surely the name of a flu vaccine.

Louisa Philippa Fleur too many AAAs and FFFFFs

I think the one that flows best is Viola Mia Louise.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Tue 09-May-17 15:09:49

Fleur should be pretty but sounds a but like throat clearing to me. Phlox is ugly.

The other names are really pretty.

CricketRuntAndRashers Tue 09-May-17 15:11:45

I'm glad you've dropped Flurina, surely the name of a flu vaccine.

It's actually a traditional name of my home country grin

StiffyByng Tue 09-May-17 15:13:58

Phlox is a plant name inasmuch as it makes me think of phylloxera.

AdaColeman Tue 09-May-17 15:15:24

Oh so sorry Cricket, no offence meant, I hope you will forgive me. smile cake cake

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Tue 09-May-17 15:16:01

You did well to bin flurina.

Marigold Phlox
Not much better mind.

IHeartKingThistle Tue 09-May-17 15:16:19

Louisa Mia Marigold is cute as a button. I'd love to be called that. I would insist on everyone using all 3 names at all times!

CricketRuntAndRashers Tue 09-May-17 15:19:19

Great. I now have a faint taste of sick in my mouth...

Urgh. envy (that's meant to symbolise nausea, not envy, btw...)


It's perfectly fine. smile! opinions are good when naming babies (in my experience most people are incredibly nasty IRL and will only accept a name they deem 100% perfect or are afraid of upsetting a pregnant woman => like everything. DH is a bit like that)

CricketRuntAndRashers Tue 09-May-17 15:20:16

The faint taste of sick is because of the phyllorexa, btw. That's a cruel way to put somebody off a name grin envy

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