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Ingrid or Astrid?

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KleineMaus Wed 22-Jul-09 17:07:35

DH prefers Ingrid and I prefer Astrid. We're Scottish and have no Scandinavian connection (or Orcadian for that matter) other than a fondness for holidays there. What do you think?

franklymydear Wed 22-Jul-09 17:11:59

Ingrid is nicer to my ears

But neither has any pet name potential

midnightexpress Wed 22-Jul-09 17:13:33

Love both, marginally prefer Astrid.

HeadFairy Wed 22-Jul-09 17:15:21

Prefer astrid, she's blonde and beautiful... Ingrid is a mousey haired librarian. Sorry, I've been playing with that name thingy too long

Sickofbloodyswineflu Wed 22-Jul-09 17:15:22

Astrid is nicer in my opinion..I know a few Ingrids, but havent heard of an Astrid in ages.

19fran76 Wed 22-Jul-09 17:17:25

Astrid is great grin

KleineMaus Wed 22-Jul-09 17:18:37

frankly, you're right about the pet name thing. Hadn't given it much thought, although we have joked about it being called 'Thingy', if it's called Ingrid, which is a bit cruel. We already have a ds, Elliot and it doesn't get shortened to anything either. On the nickname score I'm a bit worried about the 'ass' beginning of Astrid and the potential it might have for teasing.

Scorpette Wed 22-Jul-09 22:52:42

Astrid is lovely

OrphanAnnie Wed 22-Jul-09 23:35:42

Astrid for me, I mentioned it to a Scandinavian friend hoping she might use it for her DD but she went for Poppy instead

macwoozy Thu 23-Jul-09 00:15:59

They both sound harsh to me

MamaLazarou Thu 23-Jul-09 08:42:53

They are both brilliant names.

The only reservation I would have is if people shortened Astrid... to Ass.

piscesmoon Thu 23-Jul-09 08:50:13

I don't like either.

EachPeachPearMum Thu 23-Jul-09 08:57:06

Nicknames for Astrid-
Sassa (proper Germanic nn btw)

I think Ingrid less common in UK though- I don't know any Ingrids at all, but know several Astrids- children and grown-up.

Fillyjonk Thu 23-Jul-09 08:59:47

I love them both

VAB Thu 23-Jul-09 09:45:39

Are you me?!

These are the 2 names I am umming and ahhing about - so I obviously love them both!!grin

My middle name is Astrid, so that's where I got that from but I like Ingrid as an alternative. Similar to Astrid but equally nice. I'd like to go for Ingrid, but OH prefers Astrid.

There, bet that's helped you loads!! wink

TheChilliMooseNeedsaDiary Thu 23-Jul-09 09:53:28

I like Astrid.

skihorse Thu 23-Jul-09 10:03:06

I love Astrid - went to school with too many Ingrids!

MamaLazarou Thu 23-Jul-09 12:15:38

I'm laughing at the idea of Astrid being shortened to 'Astri'! Would Ingrid be shortened to 'Ingri'?

DownyEmerald Thu 23-Jul-09 12:25:08

Ingrid definately

Ingrid Bergmann - fantastic and there is a song (Billy Bragg?)

Tho' that might put you off!

themachinist Thu 23-Jul-09 12:27:12

Totally love them both; DP wouldn't considered either though. Think Ingrid is preferable only because lots of people said 'washing powder' to me when i was considering Astrid.

I dont see a librarian, i see a strong vampy woman in control of her life?

Mumcentreplus Thu 23-Jul-09 12:41:13

If you want my honest opinion they are both equally hideous.. grin but if I had to choose it would be honour of one of my fav jazz artists Astrud Gilberto...<<runs>>

Mumcentreplus Thu 23-Jul-09 12:43:15

<<runs back in>>...I see both as waspy-faced,thin-lipped spinsters grin

veryindecisive Thu 23-Jul-09 16:56:59

I know two Ingrids - both very strong ladies!!
One is a complete man eater but both lovely! (And both tall, blonde and gorgeous actually!)

I don't know any Astrids but it is a v pretty name.

MayorNaze Thu 23-Jul-09 16:57:20


MayorNaze Thu 23-Jul-09 16:57:47

cos i love astrid lindgren

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