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Major name wobble!

(47 Posts)
PeasandTrees Wed 04-Oct-17 21:26:19

I'm having major doubts about the girls name I've always loved and have talked my husband into.

Can you please be brutally honest in opinions on Genevieve? I'm wobbling that 1) it's too frou frou (although I have a frilly name and love it) 2) that we're not French enough (ie not at all!) to use it. Would probably use Ginny as a nickname.

Please,be brutal and if you don't like it, any alternatives? Also like Sylvie, Josephine and Juliette so guess I really like French names!

Thank you!

MsJolly Wed 04-Oct-17 21:28:00

Love it!

Chaffinch4 Wed 04-Oct-17 21:28:54

How will you pronounce it? I like the way it looks and the nn Ginny. I don't think it's too frilly.

florentinasummertime Wed 04-Oct-17 21:29:07

I'm not keen at all but that's just my personal taste. I like Ginny.

mistermagpie Wed 04-Oct-17 21:29:18

I love it. I also love your other name ideas though so think we have very similar taste!

I know one Genevieve and she never gets called anything else for short. It’s a lovely name.

squoosh Wed 04-Oct-17 21:30:24

Will the name be pronounced jenna-veev or zhenna-vee-ev?

Seti Wed 04-Oct-17 21:30:37

It's ok. I know one and it's never shortened.

BikeRunSki Wed 04-Oct-17 21:30:42

DS had a teacher called Genevieve. She called herself Genny.

Beek84 Wed 04-Oct-17 21:30:47

It's nice, I like it. Ginny too. Don't wobble, of its one that you've always loved, don't talk yourself out of it unless there's something you like as much/more

TheWeeWitch Wed 04-Oct-17 21:30:47

I know two small girls called Genevieve. Both are Australian and it certainly doesn’t seem to French or to frou frou for them! Neither of them shorten it to Ginny or anything else.

TheWeeWitch Wed 04-Oct-17 21:31:48

too! and too!

Threeandabit Wed 04-Oct-17 21:32:58

I think it's lovely.

HipppaHey Wed 04-Oct-17 21:33:37

Have you looked at the French baby names thread on here? Lots of ideas.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 04-Oct-17 21:33:52

I love Josephine.

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard Wed 04-Oct-17 21:34:07

Love it and nicknames or shortening will evolve naturally, lots of options.

PeasAndHarmony Wed 04-Oct-17 21:51:07

It's a very pretty name, not my taste but can appreciate it's a beautiful name!

The 2 I know are known as Genny and Gen.

Sophronia Wed 04-Oct-17 21:53:26

Love it. Would you pronounce it the French way or the English way?

Loyly Wed 04-Oct-17 21:54:51

I love it.

Pepsioften100 Wed 04-Oct-17 21:55:59

Not a fan of it. I like all your other name options though!

GissASquizz Wed 04-Oct-17 21:57:24

Love it. Beautiful and strong.

Liadain Wed 04-Oct-17 22:08:09

It's a lovely name, wouldn't go for it personally as I know a load of kids named Genevieve. But nothing wrong with it! I'm not a fan of Ginny though.

ifcatscouldtalk Wed 04-Oct-17 22:18:37

It is a name that has grown on Me. I know one who prefers to be called Gena. Although she may revert back to Genevieve when she's older. If you love it, go for it. It doesn't matter that you're not french imo.

Santawontbelong Wed 04-Oct-17 22:19:51

Love it but prefer Viv for nn. .

TaggieRR Wed 04-Oct-17 22:21:10

I think it's lovely.

WiggleYourWoo Wed 04-Oct-17 22:21:46

It's s beautiful name. I love French names too and both my DDs have got French names though we are not French!

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