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Daphne, Pearl or Seraphine?

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justbeenforapromenade Mon 24-Aug-09 22:34:36


SoupDragon Mon 24-Aug-09 22:35:05


HerHonesty Mon 24-Aug-09 22:35:30


Saltire Mon 24-Aug-09 22:38:24

Daphne? Seriously. No way. I'd think of Daphne Broon all the time

tummytickler Mon 24-Aug-09 22:38:52

Well, I have a 4 year old Pearl, so i love that! I also love Daphne - it is a bit of a recent name crush for me, i adore it (dh not so keen though!).
Seraphine is OK too, but the other two are better

noddyholder Mon 24-Aug-09 22:39:14


justbeenforapromenade Mon 24-Aug-09 22:43:48

There is a little Pearl in dd's extended group of friends and I'm rather shy of using it for this reason, although I do love the name. Dh also not keen at all on Pearl, which is possibly why I love it!!

tummytickler Mon 24-Aug-09 22:47:07

oooh - that would scratch Pearl for me - i just cant use a name once i have one somewhere in my social circle - no matter how distant.
In that case definately Daphne - ooooooh it is soooooo gorgeous!

justbeenforapromenade Mon 24-Aug-09 23:16:25

Dh loves Daphne, it's his favourite name. Tummytickler, I do feel as though I can't use Pearl for that reason. I don't want a dd to go to a party, nursery etc and not be the only one associated with that name.

Thunderduck Tue 25-Aug-09 00:56:47


kitkatqueen Tue 25-Aug-09 01:12:20

for a baby or a character in a novel?

SoupDragon Tue 25-Aug-09 08:08:55

Daphne always makes me think of a weak female wilting on a chaise longe.

mrswoolf Tue 25-Aug-09 12:49:01

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VanillaIce Tue 25-Aug-09 13:32:33

Sorry, I wouldn't saddle a child with any of these. I think it's mean to give a baby a way-out name just to make yourself appear avante-garde, impossibly stylish and achingly cool. Too many parents seem to use the naming of their child as a way of making a grand social statement about themselves - can't you just pick a straight-forward nice name that will look appropriate on their CV when they're applying for jobs in 20-odd years time? Seriously, if you were an employer, you'd wonder about some of these kids.

Fair enough if the way-out name is in your family but have a thought for the teenager/adult your adorable baby will become...

GossipMonger Tue 25-Aug-09 13:35:44

'This is your Captain Seraphine Carter speaking.'

(No. I would not trust her. sounds like an air head!)

'This is Daphne Wright. News at 10. In the Gulf.'

(Daphne to me is Scoooby Scoooby Doooooo!)

'All rise for Pearl Maynard.'

(Tis OK - as long as she is 65!)

No offense to those with Pearls as it is a pretty name but I am not keen.)

Anyway those are the tests I do when I am thinking of names. smile

GossipMonger Tue 25-Aug-09 13:36:29

That should say

'All rise for Judge Pearl Maynard.'

TheDMHatesMe Tue 25-Aug-09 13:37:39

I like Pearl the best.

diddl Tue 25-Aug-09 14:17:07


KERALA1 Tue 25-Aug-09 14:19:00

Gosh your world would be a dull place Vanilla ice - all the girls named Grace and Holly and all the boys Jack and Ben presumably? yawn yawn.

MrsBarbaraKingstanding Tue 25-Aug-09 14:26:52

Everyone expresses themselves wehen naming thier cgild.

Some express thier sensible no nonsnese, don't like to stick out from the crowd personality.
Some express their flamboyant, like to be individual, don't like to conform personality.

Either way it's self expresseion.

I like Pearl and Daphne and think they could both be a strong woman's name. They're not top 10 populairy names, but not far out either. Perfectly good names.

Not keen o Seraphine, but don't hate it.

midnightexpress Tue 25-Aug-09 14:30:37

'if you were an employer, you'd wonder about some of these kids'.

It's the parents that choose the names vanillaice, it has nothing to do with the children, does it. I think most people kind of grow into the names they are given, like shoes.

Though not mad keen on any of these - probably Pearl if pushed.

PuppyMonkey Tue 25-Aug-09 14:32:24


GreensleevesFlouncedLikeAKnob Tue 25-Aug-09 14:33:33

agree with Babs

call your child whatever you like!

30 years from now all the barristers and newsreaders will be called Destiny and Chelsea anyway wink

TheFallenMadonna Tue 25-Aug-09 14:37:45

I also think you should name your child whatever you like. Well, actually, I have seen one or two names that have given me pause, but your choices aren't among them.

I also agree that it is only a matter of time before we have a government of Lolas and Zebedees.

I think I like Pearl best from your list.

SoupDragon Tue 25-Aug-09 14:48:38

"call your child whatever you like"

No you shouldn't because it is the child who has to live with it and you should name them with that in mind.

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