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dancingmices Thu 18-Sep-08 22:53:44

Heard this while out and about last week.
Any opinions? Is it popular?

mamazee Thu 18-Sep-08 22:56:11

love it..very funky and sweet. think there will be quite a few in this year when they get to school.
think jude law daughter called it ?
we loved it but i couldn't stop relating it to iris murdoch and that terribly sad film...oh and we had a boy too grin

thisisyesterday Thu 18-Sep-08 22:56:22

it's lovely
Jude Law/Sadie Frost have an Iris I believe

Reginaphilangy Thu 18-Sep-08 22:56:57

I think its gorgeous!

Califrau Thu 18-Sep-08 22:57:12

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NellieTheEllie Thu 18-Sep-08 23:01:05

Love it. Would have had it for DD if I could have convinced Dh that he loved it too!wink
Ended up calling her another name that I imagine is popular with Oxfam volunteers wink

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Thu 18-Sep-08 23:03:29

It seems to be one of those 'formerly the property of sweet old ladies but now back in vogue' names. After all, in the last few years Ruby has gone from being the name of everyone's favourite old auntie to top of the girls' name charts.

I think Iris is a very pretty name, like Violet or Primrose. Yes, it's true that the end of Iris Murdoch's life was sad but she was an inspiring woman in many ways. I would be more wary of the celebrity connotations.

undercovercat Thu 18-Sep-08 23:06:36

i thought of iris murdoch but its a LOVELY name

FairLadyRantALot Thu 18-Sep-08 23:13:21

IT's a commonly used name in Germany (pronounced Ee-rys, with a hard a)...lots of "girls" my age had that name....it has never been one of my favourites...even though I have a few friends with teh name...

love Ivy....now that is a pretty name, I think

MintChocAddict Thu 18-Sep-08 23:15:07

Really, really like it.

angel1976 Fri 19-Sep-08 01:48:54

Beautiful, would have been DS's name if he had turned out to be a girl!

TarkaLiotta Fri 19-Sep-08 02:02:44

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tummytickler Fri 19-Sep-08 10:42:50

I have a 7 year old Iris so i obviously love it! We have only come across one other so it is not too popular where i am - but maybe on the rise?? Cant see it becoming as popular as Lily or Poppy though.

TsarChasm Fri 19-Sep-08 10:48:38

Lovely namesmile. One of my favourite flowers too.

cheesesarnie Fri 19-Sep-08 10:55:05

i love it-i know an iris.very beutiful

NotDoingTheHousework Fri 19-Sep-08 10:59:26

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mrswoolf Fri 19-Sep-08 11:01:07

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BondGirl007 Fri 19-Sep-08 11:02:36

I like it a lot, a nice girly name smile

nickeldime Sat 20-Sep-08 13:52:17

It's lovely. Not too popular at the moment - it was more popular before.

www.babynamespedia.com/meaning/Iris

minkersmum Sat 20-Sep-08 18:41:46

Its my daughters name.. i love it.

She's 22 months old, just had another daughter 3 days ago and still can't find a name we like as much as we loved iris.

Its a hard one to beat in my opinion.

AbbeyA Sat 20-Sep-08 19:50:45

It says middle aged to me.

TheBlonde Sat 20-Sep-08 19:54:17

I like it

binkythebullet Sat 20-Sep-08 20:02:20

I love it.

It's my nan's name - she is in her 80s and wouldn't be seen dead volunteering in Oxfam .

If we have another dd it will be her middle name.

yeahyeah Sat 20-Sep-08 20:03:24

I love it, is strong but beautiful...not to girly just a lovely name.

Twims Sat 20-Sep-08 20:11:34

Love it

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