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Is Holly too cheesy for a Christmas baby?

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Teebeexxx Mon 18-May-09 13:25:22

I'm due around Xmas / New Year and love the girls name Holly but is it a bit cheesy to name a Christmas baby Holly?

JulesJules Mon 18-May-09 13:26:48

I like the name Holly. Of course, you could go for Ivy... Or Natalie, Natalia?

FrankMustard Mon 18-May-09 13:28:21

No, I think it's a lovely name for a Christmas baby!
You'll see on other name threads that quite a lot of people associate it with Christmas, so it would be perectly acceptable - and a very nice name to have!

Teebeexxx Mon 18-May-09 13:31:39

Thanks guys - I already have a sister called Natalie so can't go for that and i'm not sure on Ivy. I like Holly though.

claireybee Mon 18-May-09 13:33:51

Had ds been a girl we were thinking of Noeli

sockmonster Mon 18-May-09 13:38:02

Ivy is poisonous, right? Avoid. Holly is cute and nice if baby arrives at Christmas. Otherwise, I like Noelia (spanish name) or variations thereof. I think it's the only time of year that you can get away with being quite cheesy. I'd avoid a blatantly festive name if baby arrives after 25th December though.

IusedtobeSnowWhiteButIDrifted Mon 18-May-09 14:50:26

What about Robyn - not too cheesily Xmassy

FrankMustard Mon 18-May-09 14:51:15

Or Lucia?
But Holly's nice IMO.

jellybeans Tue 19-May-09 11:38:48

Noelle is nice. I like Holly.

nowwearefour Tue 19-May-09 11:42:09

Holly is a fantasic name. You are lucky to be able to use it!!

belgo Tue 19-May-09 11:43:04

Holly is lovely. Or Ivy or Robin.

cazinski Tue 19-May-09 14:08:38

I love Holly! Especially for Christmas time, wish I'd have got that instead of Carol- I was the week before xmas!

mum2boys2girls Wed 20-May-09 17:52:16

My xmas baby is Holly I always sign her name with a little holly leaf next to it grin she is seven now and does it too wink

PrammyMammy Wed 20-May-09 17:57:27

I am Holly but was born in July. Everyone asks if i was a Christmas baby.
Go for it.

ProfYaffle Wed 20-May-09 18:03:20

I have a friend with a Christmas name (not Holly) and she was born on Christmas Eve, people tend not to make the connection though smile

I think Holly's a lovely name.

amberflower Fri 22-May-09 19:17:28

I have to confess that my baby is due in October and if she's a girl she'll be Holly.

DS was born in July and if he'd been a girl he'd have been Holly!

I have never considered it a name only 'usable' for Christmas babies to be's just a beautiful name. If you like it, use it!

Tinker Fri 22-May-09 19:24:59

Carol. Dare you to revive the Carol trend

girlandboy Fri 22-May-09 19:30:33

My Holly was born in September, and it is assumed by lots of people that she has a Christmas birthday. Especially as her middle name is Eve. People think her birthday is December 24th.

She was conceived around Christmas thoughwink

Go for it - it's a lovely name.

BexieID Fri 22-May-09 22:04:41

I'm due on the 22nd and quite like the name Holly but it's the name of one of SILs cats! hmm

plimple Fri 22-May-09 22:06:51

I have a friend called Holly Berry. She's certainly not cheesy. My Dad's middle name is Carol as he was born at Christmas. That's not cheesy, that's cruel.

PrammyMammy Fri 22-May-09 23:46:40

Plimple, my Aunts middle name is Ronald, there are some evil grannies out there!

< sorry OT >

plimple Sat 23-May-09 01:19:57

Aunty Ronald!! Ha ha

Marne Sat 23-May-09 12:27:35

Holly's a great name and its my dd's name, she's not a christmas baby, dh chose her name before i knew i was pg.

redsky Sat 23-May-09 12:33:29

I like Holly for a christmas baby - good name at any time and the christmas connection doesn't make it cheesy imo.

teddygirl23 Wed 01-Jul-09 17:07:55

my baby was born christmas eve 08 and we named her holly. she wasnt due to jan and had picked something else, but holly just seemed perfect name when she arrived. i think its a lovley name.

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