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New possibility - Briar

(46 Posts)
raindropsonroses Wed 03-Sep-08 12:10:43

Our other main contender is Verity.
What do you think of Briar, is it naff or nice?

schneebly Wed 03-Sep-08 12:11:41

I prefer Verity - Briar is too close to Brian for my liking

WideWebWitch Wed 03-Sep-08 12:12:09

naff imo

Buda Wed 03-Sep-08 12:13:09

Briar? Ehh - no.

Verity is nice.

belgo Wed 03-Sep-08 12:14:51

Never heard of Briar. I would assume it's a boy's name, a variation of Brian.

Verity is lovely.

Fimbo Wed 03-Sep-08 12:16:26

LOL - it's the name of my road! grin

MrsBadger Wed 03-Sep-08 12:18:26



Verity is lovely

WigWamBam Wed 03-Sep-08 12:19:56

Don't like Briar. Makes me think of prickly, thorny things.

Not keen on Verity either, sorry.

canterburycloser Wed 03-Sep-08 12:25:10

Terrible. A choice bad enough to shake me from apathetic, lurker MN status and actually post.

FabioFlangeCat Wed 03-Sep-08 12:27:19

As in Richard Briars?
I would look at it and think someone hasn't finished writing the 'n' of Brian.

Hard think is, a lot of these sorts of names sound ok on presidential candidates, but don't suit babies. But then they're not babies forever so.....[confused]

call it fabio

raindropsonroses Wed 03-Sep-08 12:36:46

Ooops, I suppose I suspected. Does anybody like it?
I liked it as in the Flower - Sweet Briar (Briar Rose).

belgo Wed 03-Sep-08 12:37:52

what about Rosegrin?

MatNanPlus Wed 03-Sep-08 12:38:52

not keen on either to be honest - 1 a prickly thorny bush and 1 a prickly thorny woman

pagwatch Wed 03-Sep-08 12:49:12

I worked with an american girl called Briar probably about 20 years ago.
She was absoloutely beautiful and it actually really suited her. I don't think I would have liked it had I not met her. But I now think of it as a very beautiful and feminine name.

Of course its nothing to do with Briar hmm it is a girls name from one of the fairy tales but can't think which one. She was Briar Rose

pagwatch Wed 03-Sep-08 12:50:01

I mean nothing to do with brian

so embaressing to put the wrong name when being snotty grin

beanieb Wed 03-Sep-08 12:51:36

I think it's LOVELY!

Tinkerisdead Wed 03-Sep-08 12:52:44

sleeping beauty was Briar Rose..i like it too.

pagwatch Wed 03-Sep-08 12:57:06

ahhh - of course.
Thanks to Disney they are all now a twirling bundle of sparkles and nylon in my head

<<note to self. Go and find a nice traditional fairy tales book for DD before you start muddling Snow White with Hannah fricking Montana >>

Tinkerisdead Wed 03-Sep-08 13:49:12

LOl at pagwatch.. think ive watched too much disney.. i want a dog to call it Mrs Merryweather after one of the fairies in sleeping beauty!!!

AbbeyA Wed 03-Sep-08 14:02:47

Verity is lovely.
I wouldn't have thought Briar was a name. How about Rose or Briony?

gladders Wed 03-Sep-08 16:51:06

knew a little girl called Bryher once - island in the Scilly Isles I think?

lovely child but v tricky name IMO

Califrau Wed 03-Sep-08 16:56:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

luvaduck Wed 03-Sep-08 17:01:49

i knew a nurse in NZ called briar - and she was v pretty, maybe she has beautified the name - but i like it

briony? as a compromise?

CantSleepWontSleep Wed 03-Sep-08 17:22:53

Verity is lovely.

The less said about Briar the better hmm.

pagwatch Wed 03-Sep-08 17:26:01

The DoctorsWife

Ah Mrs Merryweather . so sweet.
You would like my DD. She has named her goldfish Mademoiselle Du Pompadour.

Small girls are odd arn't they?

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