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Any thoughts on the name "Laurel" for a girl?

(46 Posts)
onthepier Mon 07-Jul-08 16:35:55

Really like it, but wonder if it will be confused with Lauren which I don't like as much?

Fimbo Mon 07-Jul-08 16:37:21

I like it. Also Wilow (although that is my friend's dog's name!) and Lara.

hana Mon 07-Jul-08 16:37:57

i like Laurel, v pretty

charliecat Mon 07-Jul-08 16:38:22

very nice

snowleopard Mon 07-Jul-08 16:39:22

Beautiful. I don't think it will be confused with Lauren, because they actually sound very different (the R sounds different).

OurHamsterisevil Mon 07-Jul-08 21:00:56

I think its lovely smile

katz Mon 07-Jul-08 21:01:59

laurel makes me think of laurel and hardy and therefore a man - sorry

FrannyandZooey Mon 07-Jul-08 21:02:44

I like it a lot

Dragonbutter Mon 07-Jul-08 21:03:27

i like it

ByTheSea Mon 07-Jul-08 21:03:34

I like it and went to school with a very nice girl named Laurel.

sleepycat Mon 07-Jul-08 21:03:41

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mylittlepudding Mon 07-Jul-08 21:04:25

I like it, but then I like Lauren and Laura too, and the French translation Laure. Unusual without being weird.

S1ur Mon 07-Jul-08 21:04:41

very topical re Olympics.

I like it, its softer than Lauren and there have been some very smart and talented women called Laurel.

hiccymapops Mon 07-Jul-08 21:05:44

It's lovely smile

MaloryIsCrossWithJohnnie Mon 07-Jul-08 21:06:02

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fishie Mon 07-Jul-08 21:06:23

i went to school with a nice girl called laurel too bythesea.

auspicious for you onthepier, it is a lovely name.

EffiePerine Mon 07-Jul-08 21:06:33

I like it (and Laura)

AbstractMouse Mon 07-Jul-08 21:07:04

I really like it smile, unusual.

greenelizabeth Mon 07-Jul-08 21:21:23

I really like Laurel. It's so much more beautiful than Lauren. Lauren is ok, but I could never understand why Lauren was chosen over Laurel and not the other way 'round.

I know two sisters in their early forties called Laurel and Briony. Their brother is Rowan!!

CristinaTheAstonishing Mon 07-Jul-08 21:22:59

Doesn't it mean Bay Leaf?

MmeLindt Mon 07-Jul-08 21:23:15


Alishanty Mon 07-Jul-08 21:31:09

I used to wish my name was Laurel when I was little. Like it.

S1ur Mon 07-Jul-08 21:33:20

Indeed means many lovely things, from latin for bay leaf I think. associated with honour (crown of) and achievement and not something to be rested on wink

CristinaTheAstonishing Mon 07-Jul-08 21:50:13

Laurel has the same meaning as Daphne bay leaf

Pruners Mon 07-Jul-08 21:59:05

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