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Teasing target?

(27 Posts)
HaggisMuncher Fri 22-Sep-17 02:50:26

Will Flora Margaret as first and middle names be a teasing target? Am thinking of potential for Flora Marge. Am I over thinking? Help!

SuperBeagle Fri 22-Sep-17 04:24:19

Virtually no one will know her middle name, so there's no teasing potential.

BeingATwatItsABingThing Fri 22-Sep-17 04:29:51

Flora Marge? Like margarine? confused

Misspilly88 Fri 22-Sep-17 04:59:20

Flora is lovely. No one ever knows your middle name. Go for it

user327854831 Fri 22-Sep-17 05:24:37

Hmm, no, don't do it.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 22-Sep-17 05:29:56

Love Flora.

But would avoid it with Margaret

Needalifeoverhaul Fri 22-Sep-17 05:31:54

I think it's a gorgeous name and would never have thought of the margarine connection..until you pointed it out. So, think you are overthinking it! smile

WhatToDoAboutThis2017 Fri 22-Sep-17 05:40:00

Flora is lovely, but you absolutely cannot pair it with Margaret.

PandorasXbox Fri 22-Sep-17 07:40:30

It's fine OP. I mean when exactly do you announce your full name?

HaggisMuncher Fri 22-Sep-17 08:03:44

Split verdict! Margaret was my Gran's name so a special one for us. Our other middle name (also a special one for us) starts with a G so we end up with FGM. not great!

Chaffinch4 Fri 22-Sep-17 08:05:32

Flora Margaret is fine. Who shortens middle names?!

Discotits Fri 22-Sep-17 08:06:32


AccrualIntentions Fri 22-Sep-17 08:08:09

It's fine, I've never heard of anyone shortening someone's middle name. Most of the time you don't even tell people your middle name.

MortalEnemy Fri 22-Sep-17 08:11:39

Absolutely fine. I tend to think that the names/initials identified as teasing targets on here suggest more of a weird, prurient over-imaginativeness on the part of grown adults.

AuntieStella Fri 22-Sep-17 08:11:56

Flora in itself has the problem.

The 'spreads easily' tag line might not have been actually used in adverts for yonks, but it's not been forgotten.

And yes, middle names might not much be used, but IME children do ask each other about theirs from time to time. And this would be a memorable combination, right up in the Polly Esther league.

overnightangel Fri 22-Sep-17 08:14:33

Flora Marge was first thing I thought before I'd even read the entire OPblush

How about Olive Phillipa (Olive Pip)?

FannyTheFlamingo Fri 22-Sep-17 08:18:10

I've never heard anyone shorten their middle name, so I think it's fine.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 22-Sep-17 08:19:47

Flora Margaret is lovely !

MammieBear Fri 22-Sep-17 08:21:35

No I doubt it.

TatianaLarina Fri 22-Sep-17 08:47:48

What about Marny instead of Margaret (it's a diminutive of Margaret)?

PaperdollCartoon Fri 22-Sep-17 08:50:30

I think it's fine. No one your child's age with know that Flora tagline (I'm 29 and I didn't, so it has been forgotten) Flora is a lovely name. Honestly kids who want to tease can find any way of doing so.

FfionFlorist Fri 22-Sep-17 09:14:19

I think it will be perfectly ok. It is a lovely name. There is a period when your baby is tiny that people use first name middle name combo - when introducing her and then for the rest of their lives they are hardly ever used together again.

Lemondrop99 Fri 22-Sep-17 10:04:24

I think it's fine. Her middle name will rarely come up and who shortens a middle name anyway, unless it's in regular use in place of the first name?

Sophronia Fri 22-Sep-17 10:39:48

It's absolutely fine. Flora Margaret is lovely.

BeingATwatItsABingThing Sat 23-Sep-17 08:09:38

I shorten my DD's middle name. It's Louise so she is xxxx-Lou

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