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WDYT of Prudence

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tummytickler Tue 16-Jun-09 13:33:04

Well, the title says it all really - what do you think of the name Prudence.
I think it ought to be due a revival! Yes? No?
I have a Pearl already (amongst other dc's), do the two 'P's matter?
Would love all opinions, thanks!

nickytwotimes Tue 16-Jun-09 13:35:49

Lovely name.

lechatnoir Tue 16-Jun-09 13:36:06

I definitely don't think two 'P' matter and I think it's a really pretty name that goes well along side Pearl but my only concern would be the nn Prude hmm. What about Constance nn Connie?

Fimbo Tue 16-Jun-09 13:36:38

Not keen tbh.

tummytickler Tue 16-Jun-09 13:57:45

lechatnoir - we know 2 Connies already (both Constance) alhtough it is a lovely name we cant use it because of this - we want something a little bit more unusual iyswim!

IveGotHamButImNotAHamster Tue 16-Jun-09 13:59:35

I don't think two Ps matter at all. Prue is a lovely nn too.

lechatnoir Tue 16-Jun-09 14:04:01

nn Pru!!! OF COURSE!!!!! Sorry having a blond moment so forget my thoughts about nn Prude!

OrmIrian Tue 16-Jun-09 14:05:34

Tis my mum's name. She never much liked it but I do. I think Pru is pretty.

suwoo Tue 16-Jun-09 14:06:33

It wouldn't be one that I would choose, but I think it is fab wth Pearl.

etchasketch Tue 16-Jun-09 14:08:21

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mrsruffallo Tue 16-Jun-09 14:09:26

don't like it sorry

Thunderduck Tue 16-Jun-09 14:10:03

I think it's hideous.

Hoorayhenrietta Tue 16-Jun-09 14:13:20

I adore Prue, with Prudence being on the birth cert. I don't think two P's matter either...go for it!

annasmami Tue 16-Jun-09 14:16:48

I love Prudence - think it goes very well with Pearl!

MeAndMyMonkey Tue 16-Jun-09 14:16:56

Bit prim I think but has good connotations for me re Jilly Cooper, and sweet Beatles song 'Dear Prudence'.

Thunderduck Tue 16-Jun-09 14:19:43

..presenting baby Prudence. I just cannot imagine a baby prudence. I'm picturing a mini Les Dawson look alike.

Sunshinemummy Tue 16-Jun-09 14:26:03

Yes I love it. Love The Beatles song too.

Heathcliffscathy Tue 16-Jun-09 14:27:31

i think it's lovely, old fashioned...but won't be by time dd grows up.

prue is fab.

Heathcliffscathy Tue 16-Jun-09 14:27:59

do you want her to be called 'careful' though? that's the only bit i have reservations about i guess.

Lovemyshoes Tue 16-Jun-09 14:28:45

I love it.

mrswoolf Tue 16-Jun-09 14:43:05

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CurryMaid Tue 16-Jun-09 14:44:09


That's all I picture.

Not a good image.

FlappyTheBat Tue 16-Jun-09 14:48:07

Something that Gordon Brown called for when he was Chancellor.

LilRedWG Tue 16-Jun-09 14:50:43

I think Prudence is a lovely name. WRT two Ps - my sister and I are both Cs and it did annoy her if I opened her post "by mistake". wink

gagamama Tue 16-Jun-09 16:02:14

I don't dislike it, but it reminds me of the Prudential insurance company. Plus the potential nicknames of Prude and Dence would put me off.

There are other virtue names ending in -ence which are much nicer, IMO.

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