My current preference for baby no. 3, due in about 6 weeks. I know it's cropped up on here a number of times and someone always says it's over-used or becoming very popular.... but I don't know a single one amongst friends or at DC's nursery/school. So just wondered, how many real-live bearers of the name have you all come across of late in the 0-4 year age bracket?
NB Open to alternative suggestions. For what it's worth, siblings are Marlon Arthur Richard and Agatha Hope, which don't particularly 'go' together, but we would ideally like this name to have a similar feel to Agatha and to be similarly 'known' and easy to spell but relatively unusual... + preferably old-fashioned and/or Greek in origin (so Iris ticks both boxes). Others currently on shortlist = Ursula, Clover, Winifred.... My grandmothers were Edith and Olive, both of which I LOVE but there are an Edie and an Edith at nursery and as my son said when I suggested it: 'But... that's Edith's name'! And we already have a cousin Oliver and a close friend Olivia so Olive doesn't 'feel' right.
I have a feeling we will prob go with Iris anyway, but am quite keen to get a sense of its popularity in the big wide world...
I know a lot of small children (I have 3 and do a lot of groups etc).
I like Edith and Ursula - not many of either here. I know one Edith and have heard of (ie seem her name in newspaper) another locally. Never come across an Ursula. Ditto Winifred and Clover (ooh nice What Katy Did connection).
I LOVE Arthur and Agatha. Both are names we have considered for our new baby. Iris for me will always be the child prostitute in Taxi Driver, I am afraid. Edie and Winifred are lovely too. Clover is a cow's name, sorry.
My 4 mth old I named Iris and I think its so pretty and every comments on it. Don't know a single one where I live and never come across one (not young anyway). Think it is more common in the south of the country, rather than up North where we live.
I've got an Iris - she's almost 3 and there are a few about but not many and we're in the Home Counties. I thought we'd have heard it a bit more by now. DD2 is called Verity and we've not yet met another.
Not a good name with an 'S' surname, either, otherwise we'd consider it. I LOVE Clover! Said that on a previous thread but it got slated by all the 'it's a cows/margarine name' brigade but I think it's wonderful