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moonbird Sat 29-Aug-09 09:08:51


I just love the name Flora and have been thinking about this for months and cannot pick another name over it. But my mum and sister both think it unwise due to the obvious connection with the margarine and say that she may be bullied about this when she is older.
I am pretty sure we will go ahead with Flora but just wanted to know other opinions as nobody else knows we are expecting another girl, so have no one else to ask.

PuppyMonkey Sat 29-Aug-09 09:10:29

I couldn't get over the margarine tbh.

Florence is nicer anyway.

no1putsbabyinthecorner Sat 29-Aug-09 09:10:48

I like it. I met a Flora yesterday.
I didnt once think of the maragarine.
(despite dh always buying it) grin

Go for it, If you love it that much you will regret notusing it. smile
Congratulations btw.

no1putsbabyinthecorner Sat 29-Aug-09 09:11:23

Florence is beautiful. Could then shorten to Flora.

moonbird Sat 29-Aug-09 09:14:06

Good I am glad no1putbabyinthecorner, that you didn't think about the marg.
I don't want to regret using it and cannot think of another name that I love so much...but just the niggle of my mum and sister. Partner thinks we should go ahead as he loves it too.

MrsMattie Sat 29-Aug-09 09:15:47

Florence so much nicer.

no1putsbabyinthecorner Sat 29-Aug-09 09:23:48

Well if you have partner onside go for it. Dh didn't like any of mine.
DDs name was one we both loved, as he didn't like my first choice.
We compromised on ds name. I like it,but it was never my number one choice either.

no1putsbabyinthecorner Sat 29-Aug-09 09:24:31

I really should preview, well done if you made sense of that post. hmm blush

wheniwishuponastar Sat 29-Aug-09 09:32:10

i have a good friend called flora. men tease her for it, but whats new.

macherie Sat 29-Aug-09 09:35:44

My friend has a flora, her dh and ILs were so against her name because of the margarine conntations, said she would be teased, etc.

She is 4 now, her name suits her and she never been teased about it.

I think it's lovely.

lycheemartini Sat 29-Aug-09 10:27:02

This is my favourite name too - but other half put off by the margerine and friends' opinions divided..I'd happily use it but think he will veto..

mrswoolf Sat 29-Aug-09 12:00:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MaggieLeo Sat 29-Aug-09 13:59:23

I like it. I know a Clover too.

Flora NO Longer says, 'spreads easily' on the lid, as that is obviously a given these days.

Jojay Sat 29-Aug-09 14:02:27

Flora is a beautiful name and MUCH nicer than Florence.

I know a million Florences (ish wink).

There is also the 'Interflora' connotation though.............

MamaLazarou Sat 29-Aug-09 14:23:02

Spreads easily.

mrswee Sat 29-Aug-09 15:08:03

Flora is a lovely name, my friend has two girls- Flora and a Josie

She is at nursery and did come home saying the word 'margarine' over and over again one day hmm but she wasn't at all fazed by it!

I still think it is a great name, there are much worse name connotations in other names after all

Paolosgirl Sat 29-Aug-09 15:10:50

I love it - I wanted it for DD, but it was vetoed.

Florence is coming back into fashion, but not as pretty as Flora.

BonsoirAnna Sat 29-Aug-09 15:12:08

I have a Flora smile

noddyholder Sat 29-Aug-09 15:13:45

I love it defintiely one of my faves.Sweet on a little girl and timeless as a woman

MaggieLeo Sat 29-Aug-09 15:14:39

I don't think she'd be bullied. The name has gone too main stream now. It's not Emily but ykwim. a flora my age might have had it tough occasionally.

moonbird Sat 29-Aug-09 15:27:42

Thanks for the positive comments. I think it is such a pretty name for a girl and really want one that I love.

I was only worried for when she was a bit older, just before her teens and on into her teens (high school). But I guess if she is confident (hopefully), then it shouldn't faze her.

justbeenforapromenade Sat 29-Aug-09 15:28:13

I love Flora. AA Gill has a daughter by the name. I think only unimaginative types would tease her with the marg thing, which can now be countered by the recent launch of the Gucci perfume by the same name. Could become a WAG name......

moonbird Sat 29-Aug-09 15:30:56

Oh please no!!!

moonbird Sat 29-Aug-09 15:52:56

...that is to the WAG comment, not the perfume.

diddl Sat 29-Aug-09 16:53:50

I love it!

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