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(44 Posts)
sockmonster Mon 25-May-09 16:05:13

Thoughts on Astrid please? Too much like aphid? Too close to vauxhall astra?
Like it? Hate it?


daniwalkes Mon 25-May-09 17:33:46

we made the mistake of talking to people about the names we considered and peoples opinion made us not chose the name we both originally wanted so if you like the name i say go for it! it always ends up suiting the child anyway.
Personally i like it, its interesting and not like all the common names out there at the moment... go for it!
When is baby 'astrid' due?

sockmonster Mon 25-May-09 19:12:49

Not for a while yet but last time made the mistake of not naming dd until she was a few months old, didn't want a repeat of hormone induced indecisiveness!
I agree people can be easily put off a name, I like to be anonymously forearmed if that makes sense, so if MNers hate it, but I choose to use it, I will expect my family/friends to think I chose a duff name too!

I kind of like it but I can't decide if it's too much like asteroid as well, or a bit overly scandinavian which I am not at all.
Argh hmm it's funny there is no name that I actually love at the moment for dc2

nickytwotimes Mon 25-May-09 19:13:44

I like it.
Doesn't have any connotations to it for me.

TheOtherMaryPoppinsDiets Mon 25-May-09 19:14:55

I like Astrid Have you considered Astor?

thisisyesterday Mon 25-May-09 19:15:08

i love it, tis on my list for db3 is it's a girl

pasturesnew Mon 25-May-09 19:16:03

Like it, there was a nice girl at school with that name, I think her dad was South American as her brother was called Gustavo, if I remember correctly.

Disenchanted3 Mon 25-May-09 19:16:44


shavenhaven Mon 25-May-09 19:16:47

is astrid not a 80's mosturiser in a blue pot?

Horton Mon 25-May-09 19:17:20

I really like Astrid. Lovely and unusual and pretty without being barking or trying too hard. A big thumbs up from me.

sockmonster Mon 25-May-09 19:18:19

oh dear shavenhaven I hope not! grin Never trust a moisturiser in a blue pot!

shavenhaven Mon 25-May-09 19:21:12

i might be totally wrong grin

will need to ask my mum now next time i call her.

auntierissy Mon 25-May-09 19:24:24

I love it, it sounds a bit Spacey, but in a good way...

Bumperlicioso Mon 25-May-09 20:17:38

Moisturiser is Astral IIRC grin

Bizarrely enough I was contemplating Astrid earlier today. Even more bizarre since I'm not pg! I like it though.

nevergoogledragonbutter Mon 25-May-09 20:27:20

I like astrid.

peppapig3 Mon 25-May-09 20:36:58

No that keen really- sounds a bit harsh to me and not v feminine. Prefer Isadora on your other thread!!

LoveBuckets Tue 26-May-09 18:40:19

Love it, like the girl in White Oleander (her mum was Ingrid which I also like.) Also google Astrid Gilberto, v cool lady.

nkf Tue 26-May-09 18:41:30

I don't like it. Not sure why. The ending in D is harsh somehow.

Thunderduck Tue 26-May-09 19:07:04

I don't really like it. It sounds too harsh to me.

TwentiethCenturyHeffa Tue 26-May-09 19:13:50

Love it!

wotulookinat Tue 26-May-09 19:17:00

I do like it. I used to know a girl called Asta, and that's nice too, but she got called Astra and Vauxhall a lot.

PacificDogwood Tue 26-May-09 19:20:55

I love Astrid - however have heard people worrying about rude school boy taunts involving "astride" IYKWIM... Not sure whether this actually happens or whether names/initials sometimes get overthought.

wotulookinat Tue 26-May-09 19:22:47

That's like my DH when he rules out Flora for a girl. He said boys would say she spreads easily. I would never have thought of that.

audley Tue 26-May-09 20:01:09

I knew an Astraea, pn as-tre-a a name which I always admired

boodleboot Tue 26-May-09 20:39:29

a 2nd cousin is called Astir which i think is really pretty and less harsh sounding IMO than Astrid.....

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