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(25 Posts)
marcia3381 Thu 16-Jul-09 12:52:13

Hi there what are your thoughts on angel for a girl?

AnnieLobeseder Thu 16-Jul-09 12:54:14

You know you'd be setting her up to be a right terror, yes?

Thandeka Thu 16-Jul-09 12:55:33


RealityIsGettingMarried Thu 16-Jul-09 12:56:21

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thepuddingchef Thu 16-Jul-09 12:56:49

I love Angel for a boy or girl...
I so wanted to call my dd Angel

thepuddingchef Thu 16-Jul-09 12:58:26

porn star = name of first pet and mothers maiden name.....

thighsmadeofcheddar Thu 16-Jul-09 12:58:36

i'm sorry, it's dreadful.

cookielove Thu 16-Jul-09 12:59:27

i know an angel and she is lovely, she is an adult, now, but i believe as a child she was lovely.

Although do agree with Annie, its like grace, i've looked after a few, none have been very graceful mainly very clumsy little girls, but still very lovely and sweet.

Pinkjenny Thu 16-Jul-09 12:59:33

I know someone who calls herself Angel and I just cannot bring myself to use it. I avoid calling her by name if possible. Nooooo.

WynkenBlynkenandNod Thu 16-Jul-09 13:00:13

There was an Angel in DD's class for a bit and I will confess to sniggering when I heard her name.

funnypeculiar Thu 16-Jul-09 13:00:52

Tooooo dangerous.
Especially if you're not blond/pale skinned/stunningly beautiful yourself smile

MamaLazarou Thu 16-Jul-09 13:12:59

It's quite nice.

MadameCastafiore Thu 16-Jul-09 13:18:40

There is an Angel at DDs school. She is short, has heavy calves, wears mascara to school everyday and has highlighted hair! (Carbon copy of mother and grandmother!)

She is 10!

SingleMum01 Thu 16-Jul-09 13:27:28

My dog is called Angel

JRocks Thu 16-Jul-09 13:34:19

My niece is called Angel, not a name I'd have chosen, but if you love it, you should use it. It becomes just a name after a while once you know the child.

serinBrightside Thu 16-Jul-09 21:15:26

Delightful grin

AnybodyHomeMcFly Thu 16-Jul-09 21:18:58

No, terrible, too sugary and insipid. Only possibly acceptable as Hispanic man's name (An-Hel).

BakewellTarts Thu 16-Jul-09 21:20:53

Am I the only one who thinks vampire and David Boreanaz? Very sad I know.

Generally not a fan of virtue names and this wouldn't be a name I'd use.

angel1976 Thu 16-Jul-09 21:22:30

How about other long forms so she can use Angel for short if she liked?

Angeline grin

angelene Thu 16-Jul-09 21:25:52

Or Angelene grin

Although check the PJ Harvey song of the same name:

'My first name Angelene
Prettiest mess you've ever seen
Love for money is my sin
Any man calls, I let them in'

Although it is very obscure grin

franch Thu 16-Jul-09 21:27:04


Don't like any of the longer forms either

CDMforever Thu 16-Jul-09 21:39:48

There is an Angel at my DS's school. She is quite plump and plain. It's a tough name to live up to.

slowreadingprogress Thu 16-Jul-09 21:44:01

I do like Angelo for a boy though...

mrswoolf Fri 17-Jul-09 00:12:27

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Clary Fri 17-Jul-09 00:17:45

I think names like Angel (or Grace, which is very popular, or Serene) are risking the child being anything but.

I know a number of rather non-graceful Graces I am afraid and the name just seems to emphasise it.

Angel is even worse IYSWIM as it is a less common name so the link to character is more obvious.

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