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toughgetsgoing Tue 05-Dec-17 09:14:02

What do you think of Flora? I've heard about the spreading joke but have heard that people don't really use it much though it still worries me. I don't mind the margarine don't ever have it and just love the name Flora, the simplicity and elegance of it, very light and pretty imo. What do you think?

SnailPorridge Tue 05-Dec-17 09:22:48

Love it but it does make me think of the spread. Wouldn’t use it for that reason but don’t think I’d think it was inappropriate if someone else used it.

17caterpillars1mouse Tue 05-Dec-17 09:45:31

I really like Flora but DH vetoed it due to the margarine

AlmostChristmas Tue 05-Dec-17 09:55:46

Marg unfortunately wink

flissfloss65 Tue 05-Dec-17 09:57:56

It's a beautiful name but spoilt by association with spread. I'd still go for it if you love it.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 05-Dec-17 10:01:02

It's lovely ! 🌸

Stilllookingforwaldo Tue 05-Dec-17 10:01:33

It’s my friends name and she hated it growing up as she was overweight so they made ‘too much butter’ jokes at her and then as we got older she had the teenage boys ‘I bet you spread easily’ jokes. This would put me off sorry OP.

Howsthings1234 Tue 05-Dec-17 10:27:06

The association with margarine never even crossed my mind until I read the thread. I think it's lovely.

Whythesnoring Tue 05-Dec-17 10:37:05


Fauxtatoes Tue 05-Dec-17 10:46:53

An alternative is Fiore which is flower in Italian? It's prounounced fee-ohr-eh but you can change is slightly to Fiora?

deptfordgirl Tue 05-Dec-17 10:47:48

I love it and associate it with flowers!

auntym Tue 05-Dec-17 11:27:50


Zoesweet Tue 05-Dec-17 11:32:09

I think it's beautiful. Very feminine.

ChocolateCrunch Tue 05-Dec-17 15:12:56

It's lovely and I don't associate it with buttery spread, personally

NatMatCat Tue 05-Dec-17 15:38:34

I think using it marks you out as middle class enough to only ever have had butter in the house. The Floras I know definitely fall into that category.

MammieBear Tue 05-Dec-17 15:52:56

A bit like Clover really that's a popular name in America but here it's mainly associated with a spread.

EivissaSenorita Tue 05-Dec-17 16:14:40

I went to school with a Flora. The boys used to say Flora spreads (her legs) easily 🙊

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 05-Dec-17 16:16:18

I love it.

Mrsknackered Tue 05-Dec-17 17:09:20

I know 3! All young adults. I haven't heard any little ones. I think it's lovely, if you can have Clementine and Olive, you can definitely have a Flora.

mondler Tue 05-Dec-17 19:57:37

Its very petty but I'm another that would just think of the spread I'm afraid. but saying that I'm sure once your daughter is called that people would associate it with her instead smile

ByThePowerOfRa Tue 05-Dec-17 20:01:07

I knew a little Flora when I lived in Scotland. I think it’s fairly common there? Don’t know though.

I also know a Flora in her 40s.

I like it and the margarine doesn’t put me off. BUT, I do think of gut flora when I think too much about it. It’s definitely a bit medical to me, but then I am probably quite odd!

Maverick66 Tue 05-Dec-17 20:04:26

Prefer Fleur

mondler Tue 05-Dec-17 20:05:17

opps meant pretty not petty!

daisypond Tue 05-Dec-17 20:05:33

I do like Flora, but I might be put off using it myself if I thought people would make jokes about the name. It wouldn't actually occur to me, though. Fleur?

LizzieSiddal Tue 05-Dec-17 20:08:09

Would never associate with the spread as it’s my grandmothers name and also DD1s middle name.

Love it.

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