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melorablack Sun 02-Aug-09 22:39:31

What do you think? Is it an old ladies name or fitting for a baby. How would a "Pearl" feel as a teenager next to all those Sophies, Emilys and Sarahs?

maggievirgo Sun 02-Aug-09 22:44:43

I like it. It's rising, so by the time she's 17, our ears would be 'in it' from all the much younger pearls. I know one of 7. she's the only one I know though.

either pearl or nina was to have been my son's middle name!

myredcardigan Sun 02-Aug-09 22:46:55

It's nice but you know it's a shortening for Margaret, don't you?

melorablack Sun 02-Aug-09 22:51:08

I do but I don't think Margaret is too bad anyway..I like kind of like "Maggie"

myredcardigan Sun 02-Aug-09 22:55:33

No, me neither. I love Maggie and would use it if I had another DD.
I just mentioned it as I think it's important to know these things. smile

tummytickler Sun 02-Aug-09 22:56:46

I have a 4 year old Pearl and have never met another one. Lots of people say 'oh thats unusual' and one very old lady called Pearl could't believe it as she hates her name!
but to me she couldn't be anything else (except maybe a Shirley grin.
I dont think it has or will come back in such a big way that it will seem to faddy or current like something like Ruby or Violet (finger crossed emoticon here!)

scottishmummy Sun 02-Aug-09 23:03:59

i know 3 wee pearls.old lady names are V fashionable

melorablack Sun 02-Aug-09 23:04:42

Tummytickler - my name is Pearl, I am 20 and I'm only just starting to like it now. I have never heard of anyone younger than me with my name so that's really nice your little girl is called Pearl too!

When I was born even my grandparents told my mum that it was too old fashioned!

And I agree with what you have said about it not becoming a fad.

On a funny note - when I was in high school I was next in the register to 2 girls called Ruby and Sapphire! The teachers had a right laugh with that one!

tummytickler Sun 02-Aug-09 23:10:07

Melora - that is really sweet. DD has a Sapphire in the year above her at school!

We chose it as i went to school with one and dh new an old one so we thought it was one of those names that are used a little, but through all generations iyswim!

Your parents have great taste!
(BTW do you have siblings - what are they called?)(nosey emoticon here!)

Tommy Sun 02-Aug-09 23:14:19

I only know one Pearl - and she is an old lady - but if I heard baby with the name I think I would say "ah, sweet" smile

melorablack Sun 02-Aug-09 23:16:56

I do I have a brother and sister and now I'm going to have to explain the "meaning" behind our names:

Pearl Patricia Catherine
April Antonia Mary
Josef Joshua Thomas

Notice that the first names are all 5 letters (hence why Josef is spelt the way it is)

1st middle names all end in an "ah" sound.

2nd middle names are all grandparent's/great grandparents names.

Plus, Antonia is a variation of my mum's name (Antoinette) and Patricia and Joshua are also family names.

My mum had way too much time to think that through lol grin

tummytickler Sun 02-Aug-09 23:23:04

Ha ha.
My older daughter was obsessed with Little Bill (Bill Cosbys kids cartoon) when i was pregnant with ds, in which Bills sister is April, so this was her suggestion! We nearly had Pearl and April combo too!(Well if it was up to dd1!)
Nice that your mum put so much thought into it, you all have a connection through your names which i think is lovely.

AitchTwoOh Sun 02-Aug-09 23:24:45

i know one wee girl called pearl, it's lovely and really suits her. she is a wee treasure.

melorablack Sun 02-Aug-09 23:26:25

In the Jacqueline Wilson book "Dustbin Baby" there is a Pearl and April in there too

Do you have any other children tummytickler? What are their names?

dizzydixies Sun 02-Aug-09 23:30:43

its lovely smile

tummytickler Sun 02-Aug-09 23:35:52

Yes i do - this will out me i am sure, as there cant be many families with this combo of names grin.
2 girls Iris and Pearl
2 boys Elijah (Eli) and Amos.

ttc no 5 like Juniper or Aphra or Gladys for dd, and Shem, Clarence, Ephraim or Cedric for a boy (but cant agree on boys!)

melorablack Sun 02-Aug-09 23:41:29

Oh Iris is lovely, reminds me of "Ivy" which I really like too - you hardly ever hear of them do you?

Dw about being outed...I'm sure I am too lol wink

And the boys names are gorgeous too - they are names they can grow into but still sound really cute while they are little

I like Cedric with Elijah and Amos.

Kaylo Mon 03-Aug-09 00:24:36

My car is called Pearl....blush

Thunderduck Mon 03-Aug-09 01:33:14

I don't like it at all.

nappyaddict Mon 03-Aug-09 02:40:22

tummytickler Do you pronounce Eli, Elly (to rhyme with wellie) or Ee-lie?

I love the name Pearl. I also like April, May, June, Pearl, Sapphire, Amethyst, Autumn, Coral, Coralie, Cora, Beryl, Ebony, Eden, Garnet, Jewel, Opal, Winter, Blossom, Daphne, Delphine, Delphina, Delphi, Delpha, Iris, Ivy, Marigold, Primrose, Keziah, Pansy, Viola, Violetta, Yasmin, Zinnia, Zelda, Venetia, Liliana, Lilian, Robin, Rowan, Posie, Dahlia, Laurel, Davinia, Petunia, Hyacinth, Jacinda

lockets Mon 03-Aug-09 05:45:34

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nappyaddict Mon 03-Aug-09 09:50:37

Interestingly round here there are loads of Kates and Katies but no Kittys that I've heard of.

MamaLazarou Mon 03-Aug-09 10:00:36

Nice name, but just makes me think of the grubby, unpleasant Pearl Lowe, and that god-awful song 'Pearl's a Singer'.

TeaDr1nker Mon 03-Aug-09 10:04:20

We have a Pearl in the family, she is now two, her parents call her 'Pearly' or 'pearly pops' as nicknames.

pointydog Mon 03-Aug-09 10:18:59

It's quite nice. SOund smuch nicer with a scottish accent

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