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Ok so how terrible would it be to use Bluebell, really?

(106 Posts)
spiderpig Tue 07-Apr-09 18:08:40

Because I love it blush

It is very very unusual, in fact the only one I know of is Geri Halliwell's daughter (and that's not why I like it)

H thinks it'd be cruel, but I think that as it's a flower name it's not that weird surely?

So what do you think?

ScorpiowithabigS Tue 07-Apr-09 18:09:27

I'm with your DH....

powpow Tue 07-Apr-09 18:10:22

good lord, don't do it. YABVVVVVVVU.

rubyslippers Tue 07-Apr-09 18:10:30

i am with your DH as well

everyone will assume you have used Geri Halliwell as inspiration anyway

MadameCastafiore Tue 07-Apr-09 18:10:37

I would snigger if I heard you calling her in Waitrose.

That is my test of crap names as you can get away with more out-there names when shopping in Waitrose and less chavvy names. I would think Bluebell was a bit too out there but not chavvy like Britney or Lola.

MadameCastafiore Tue 07-Apr-09 18:11:14

Just asked DH and he agrees but also pointed out that it is a Cow's name??????

screamingabdab Tue 07-Apr-09 18:12:35


Sorry, no offence but i cannot see her thanking you for it when she is 15, or 55

Leannabanana Tue 07-Apr-09 18:13:03

it is pretty, but pretty unusable due to the Geri Halliwell connection methinks.....but don't let other peoples sniggers put you off if you like it....some people would snigger at any name...wink

traceybath Tue 07-Apr-09 18:13:24

I actually think its a really pretty name but afraid the ms halliwell connection would put me off too much.

Damn celebs - they can just ruin names so easily!

ThingOne Tue 07-Apr-09 18:14:36

Pretty name but always makes me think of cows too. Nice cows, with big eyes, but cows all the same.

Homebird8 Tue 07-Apr-09 18:16:39

We wanted Felix but everyone said Cat. I'd rather my child was thought of as a cat than a cow.

Nancy66 Tue 07-Apr-09 18:19:44

as a compromise?

bluebell is awful.

mrsgboring Tue 07-Apr-09 18:27:07

It is pretty but utterly silly and the Geri Halliwell connection kills it off entirely for me.

Middle name if you absolutely must.

spiderpig Tue 07-Apr-09 18:32:33

Oh bugger, I knew you'd all say that grin

I hadnt made the cow connection before though shock

I really don't know why I like it so much, I'm usually one for very sensible names, I just think it sounds so pretty blush

PrimulaVeris Tue 07-Apr-09 18:33:17


Spidermama Tue 07-Apr-09 18:35:25

I LOVE the name Bluebell and it was top of my list if we had a girl but we didn't.

I like it because you can call them Blue or Bell for short so three great names in one.

permabagofminieggsonthego Tue 07-Apr-09 18:36:18

Bluebell is lovely but agree doesn't pass the Waitrose test. Belle is lovely, but that may not either
[Is Lola chavvy - eek! It's all the rage with very smart folk round here - not me BTW!]

Spidermama Tue 07-Apr-09 18:38:48

Lola isn't chavvy.
Lola in this day and age is what Kate and Charlotte and Sarah were in the 70s and 80s.

chequersmate Tue 07-Apr-09 18:39:24

It's a lovely name.

For a rabbit.

mrswoolf Tue 07-Apr-09 19:05:09

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seeker Tue 07-Apr-09 19:06:09

Lovely second name. Dd's friend is Eliza Bluebell.

IheartEASTEREGGS Tue 07-Apr-09 19:07:53

I would assume you copied Geri Halliwell.
Nice as a middle name with a more classic first name

JulesJules Tue 07-Apr-09 19:13:38

People will undoubtedly associate the name with Geri Halliwell, depends if you mind that or not.

If DH won't budge, could you use it as a middle name? Or get a cat and call it Bluebell.

MadameCastafiore Tue 07-Apr-09 19:15:25

Argh - Blue is even chavvier than Lola - and I think Lola is extremely chavvy!

piscesmoon Tue 07-Apr-09 19:17:37

It is a traditional cow name -like buttercup-I wouldn't do it!

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