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Floriana - is it a bit poncey?

(26 Posts)
susie100 Fri 07-Aug-09 15:35:13

Just found out we are having another DD.

Love the name Floriana and in Italy its an old name but not at all poncey.

Its a bit poncey in English isn't it?

LadyoftheBathtub Fri 07-Aug-09 15:37:13

If for everyday use she's called Florrie, then it's fine.

I think yelling Floriana across the playground would however be..... poncey! Sorry.

susie100 Fri 07-Aug-09 15:38:43

Yes, as I thought. I do love it though. Maybe I will be able to get over the ponce factor!

WaitingForVino Fri 07-Aug-09 15:40:52

Yes it is poncey...

But then we fell in love with an Italian name for DD too (Sienna) and that was before Ms Miller came along (groan). We did use it and though it's poncey (or is it now common?) we still like it! :-)

agree Florrie would be a good way to disguise it...or Ana...

susie100 Fri 07-Aug-09 15:42:27

DD1 is called Mafalda so we might just have to resign ourselves to poncedom. Its ok if you are foreign isn't it???? I LOVE Sienna.

BigGobMum Fri 07-Aug-09 15:42:57

Yes 'fraid so - a tad poncy.

oopsacoconut Fri 07-Aug-09 15:48:22

My cat is called Floriana - Flo for short. We used it on the cat when we thought we weren't having babies!

sarah293 Fri 07-Aug-09 15:49:04

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gagamama Fri 07-Aug-09 15:49:16

I don't think it's overly poncy, I like it. You can always call her Flo or Flori for everyday 'across the playground' purposes.

MrsBadger Fri 07-Aug-09 15:50:22

she will be Florrie to all by the time she is 2

pick something equally distinguished but less unusual - Caroline? Anastasia? Clarissa?

mrsradders Fri 07-Aug-09 17:36:28

ooh i like it but then i seem to like poncy names...xx

mopsyflopsy Fri 07-Aug-09 17:50:09

I love Floriana! (I also love Florian for a boy!)

But then I seem to love what many Brits call 'poncy' names (I'm not British either) and my children have very 'poncy' names smile. I love them, though!!

stuffitlllama Fri 07-Aug-09 17:51:51

extremely poncy, a bit bubble-bath fragrance, excellent, go for it

across the playground.. flori aaaaaaaaaaa na

honeydew Fri 07-Aug-09 17:57:51

I like it but it does sound like a fragrance. She will get 'Florrie' most of the time but it is feminine. Do you think it will sound good for her when she is 40 though? You have to consider how she may feel having such an unusual name when she is an adult.

Perhaps use it as a middle name instead?

susie100 Tue 11-Aug-09 08:49:29

Ok so we are almost all agreed, totally poncey but I still love it and think I might have to go fo rit

LetThemEatCake Tue 11-Aug-09 08:52:20

it's pretty. Not poncey at all.

really irritates me when names are considered poncey. It's a real name fgs, what's poncey about it?

mrswoolf Tue 11-Aug-09 10:45:19

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sweetkitty Tue 11-Aug-09 10:47:13

I like it, Florrie is quite cute too

I like Eliana as well

cthea Tue 11-Aug-09 10:49:19

It's very pretty. It doesn't sound poncey to me (but I'm not English), just v feminine. I also like Florina and Florentin but not keen on Florence.

cthea Tue 11-Aug-09 10:50:07

I meant Florentina for a girl. Not keen on the boys' names Flori(a)n or Florentin as I think they sound too feminine.

LionstarBigPants Tue 11-Aug-09 10:51:10

I know a baby Floreana, suits her. I think it's quite pretty without being too out-there.

susie100 Tue 11-Aug-09 10:53:17

Yay, am loving the new love for Floriana, my mind is made up I think.

MmeLindt Tue 11-Aug-09 10:56:04

I like it, very pretty.

It does depend on where you live. If you are on a dodgy council estate then she might get teased, if you are in Chelsea then she will fit right in.

KAEKAE Tue 11-Aug-09 14:22:46

I like it, I like Florence but can't have because it rymes with our surname, so this is a name I am liking the sound of. I like Flo and Florrie as I would with Florence.

donnie Tue 11-Aug-09 14:24:09

Floriana scores highly on the ponce- o - meter. However, Florrie, as one of the Fimbles' names, is much, much worse.

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