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Florin, Florian, Florim, Florent

(21 Posts)
Knockknockmeover Wed 05-Jul-17 11:48:44

Baby boy due soon. Do any of these names work in the U.K.? If so, which one?


... or any similar thoughts?? Doesn't need to be Flor... but I do like them and we're really struggling for names other than these that we both like.

Thanks v much.

tickyandtackyandjackythebacky Wed 05-Jul-17 12:03:48

I adore Florian. I knew a lovely German one so I've always loved the name

MrsBadger Wed 05-Jul-17 12:06:31

All will work (ie are obvious how to pronounce and spell)

Machine1234 Wed 05-Jul-17 12:33:49

I like the name Florian.

When DS was born we wanted to give him a similar sounding name (Sofian). But everyone told us it's sounds a bit 'wussy' and soft for a boy's name. I still love the name and wish I didn't listen to others.

Sophronia Wed 05-Jul-17 16:10:09

I love Florian

SnowWhite33 Wed 05-Jul-17 16:11:03


Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 05-Jul-17 17:29:08

Love Florian.

HemlockStarglimmer Wed 05-Jul-17 21:02:45

I know two Florians. Both great guys.

OrgyofSausages Wed 05-Jul-17 21:13:13

Florian is lovely x

SuperBeagle Wed 05-Jul-17 21:21:04

Florian is the only one I'm familiar with

Eolian Wed 05-Jul-17 21:25:29

Florian is lovely. It's also the name of a minor character in Harry Potter (Florian Fortescue)! I like all your alternatives too. I hardly ever comment on baby name threads but your names are fab!

shinyshiner Wed 05-Jul-17 22:57:58

I love Florian! Met a very lovely Florian on holiday when I was 16... <sigh>

chupsmelad Wed 05-Jul-17 22:59:34

Not 'florin' as it is the name of a defunct currency. wink

Florian is nice.

grufallosfriend Thu 06-Jul-17 06:42:51

Florent is lovely.

Florian is also nice.

(Laurence is a girls name, the boys version is Laurent)

KoalaDownUnder Thu 06-Jul-17 06:46:11


And yes to florin being a coin, so don't use that.

Knockknockmeover Thu 06-Jul-17 09:32:10

Thanks for your comments. When I looked at old threads (here or elsewhere) the consensus seemed to be that it was too girly.

Good to see that's changed - or perhaps just different audience. Either way I feel a bit more confident about Florian/Florent as a definite maybe!

MammieBear Thu 06-Jul-17 11:36:22

Not too Girly at all Florian is lovely you could always give a strong name like Magnus as a middle name.

TheLegendOfBeans Thu 06-Jul-17 11:37:35

I like Florian, it's really Germanic x

Nonibaloni Thu 06-Jul-17 11:44:05

There's someone on here who has a wealth of amazing F names for boys. I can't remember her username but she hopefully she'll turn up. I long for twins florian and fabien.

BertrandRussell Thu 06-Jul-17 11:48:20

Probably not Florin because it!s a coin or Florent because it's too close to Florence. But Florian is fine

bridgetreilly Thu 06-Jul-17 21:38:59

Florian is the only one I recognise as a name (and it's a very old-fashioned, pretty much fallen out of use name). If I saw Florim I'd assume it was spelled wrong. Florent I'd assume was a foreign name. And, as someone else said, a florin is a coin.

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