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longsocksandsandals Sun 31-Aug-08 12:41:48

Please could you give opinions on this.

southeastastra Sun 31-Aug-08 12:51:32

really like it, would have picked it if sons were girls!

shoot Sun 31-Aug-08 12:52:53

There was a horrible girl at my school called Heather and I called her Heffa or Heffalump... I was a bit of a shit back then come to think of it.

She was a nasty piece of work so I'm influenced by that.

I think it's dated.

But if you like it, go for it. You should always pick what YOU like.

mrswoolf Sun 31-Aug-08 12:58:08

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zippitippitoes Sun 31-Aug-08 13:03:11

interesting this is my mums sisters name

and my mums middle name was hazel

i prefer hazel

KristinaM Sun 31-Aug-08 13:06:14

its quite classic. but not too fashionable now, so there wont be other Heather's in her class. but OTOH you wont have people asking " Really? how do you spell that?"

3andnomore Sun 31-Aug-08 13:17:27

it's a pretty name..but wasn't tehre this movie out about the 3 Heathers...I am sure it was Heathers...

ThinWhiteDuchess Sun 31-Aug-08 13:21:59


Ronaldinhio Sun 31-Aug-08 13:29:30

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MannyMoeAndJack Sun 31-Aug-08 18:58:22

I really used to like this name but unfortunately, Heather Mad Mills has kind of ruined it for me.

geordieminx Sun 31-Aug-08 19:03:54

I like it.... But thats because its my name grin

Shoot - did you go to school with me? hmm

sarah293 Sun 31-Aug-08 19:09:51

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AbbeyA Sun 31-Aug-08 19:16:03

I like it because it is classic and always that bit unusual.

dinkymum Sun 31-Aug-08 19:16:34

i knew a heather at primary school she was really clever and popular and was known as clever Heather which surely isnt a bad thing is it?
My nephew begged my SIL to call his little brother Heather if he was a girl and we have no idea where he got it from! you'd expect a 4 year old to want Dora or Fi Fi right!? lol

brimfull Sun 31-Aug-08 19:18:25

love it

PuppyMonkey Sun 31-Aug-08 19:21:09

I take it you don't watch EastEnders at the moment?

They all pronounce it Evvar

raindropsonroses Sun 31-Aug-08 19:23:58

I wouldn't say it was a classic name, it is quite old fashioned now.
It was at its most trendy in the 1950s and dropped out of the top 100 about 20 years ago!

sarah293 Sun 31-Aug-08 19:29:59

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Lauriefairycake Sun 31-Aug-08 19:33:10

one of the loveliest people I knew died a couple of years ago and that was her name sad, she was only 40

every time I see some I think of her

I like the name smile

RustyBear Sun 31-Aug-08 19:37:23

DD has a friend called Heather -she's 18. Her mum is called Hazel!
I like them both - like Lorna too.
<<Realises this post is not much use in helping longsocksandsandals choose grin>>

Raahh Sun 31-Aug-08 19:41:17

i think it is lovely, it makes a change from other 'flower' names around. i was a school with a few ( child of the 70's), but it is a name that you rarely hear now.

I think it's a wonderful name, but like Geordieminx I'm biased as I am a Heather grin

Don't think it's old fashioned. I was the only one in my entire school, always a good thing cos you feel special. Never have to spell it as someone has mentioned. People do attempt to shorten it to Heth, which is actively discouraged by me. Only downside I can see with my name is people do tend to try and rhyme it "Hello heather hows the weather? are your shoes made of leather and you weigh as light as a feather?"

I have never ever wanted to change my name I like it that much

geordieminx Mon 01-Sep-08 06:48:29

TBH When I was at school I wasnt that fussed on it - I wanted a normal name like most of my friends - Helen/Gemma/Claire/Nicola. As biscuit says its unique without being whack - at work or in my social circle, I'm Heather, no-one else is which probably sounds weird but its nice.

RustyBear Mon 01-Sep-08 08:34:45

DD's friend is always known as 'Hev', rather than Heth, which she doesn't seem to mind.

Buda Mon 01-Sep-08 08:37:46

I like it. Have a friend called Heather who calls herself Hev for short. She has just called her DD Willow!

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