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Florin, Florian, Florim, Florent

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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?

Florin
Florin
Florian
Florent

... 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)
Laurence?

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

Floris?

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

Florian.

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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