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Your thoughts on Daphne..?

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Luxmum Wed 16-Sep-09 19:50:12

.. stuck for names for DD, must have max two sylables, and obv be pretty. We were wondering about Daphne, what does this name conjour for you?

Jajas Wed 16-Sep-09 19:51:37

1950's or worse.. sorry you did ask!

StayFrosty Wed 16-Sep-09 19:51:40

lovely

whingeomatic Wed 16-Sep-09 19:52:08

pretty, but reminds me of Scooby Doo (sorry..)

Dumbledoresgirl Wed 16-Sep-09 19:52:34

Elderly ladies smelling of lavender.

But you never know, it might be making a comeback....

bibbitybobbityhat Wed 16-Sep-09 19:54:18

I love it.

But it has been mentioned loads of times recently on the baby names threads.

I think Daphne may be the new Matilda.

MmeLindt Wed 16-Sep-09 20:06:30

I love it. Goi g to be very popular soon. Old lady names are very popular at the moment.

Aaaaaaand I have an incredibly cuuuute Daphne curled up next to me on the sofa.

HigherThanAWombat Wed 16-Sep-09 20:07:59

It's awful. It makes me think of Daphne Broon.

I think it's a very ugly name,not pretty at all.

hambo Wed 16-Sep-09 20:08:40

neighbours - did she not get murdered?

Tidey Wed 16-Sep-09 20:09:26

Bush.

That is all.

cece Wed 16-Sep-09 20:09:53

Not pretty and a bit old lady imo. Also reminds me of Daphne off of Neighbours.

MmeLindt Wed 16-Sep-09 20:11:27

Higher
that is who our Daphne is named after

RumourOfAHurricane Wed 16-Sep-09 20:14:32

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HigherThanAWombat Wed 16-Sep-09 20:15:57

I think it works well for your very adorable dog,but not for a child.

MmeLindt Wed 16-Sep-09 20:19:33

I like it for a child in an Esme / Elspeth kind of way. I really do think that it is due a comeback.

HigherThanAWombat Wed 16-Sep-09 20:33:30

Why? Is there going to be a mass outbreak of temporary insanity among pregnant women?

Pingpong Wed 16-Sep-09 21:01:07

sorry not keen on Daphne but then again I'm not into old lady names in general.
I don't consider it a pretty name, it sounds harsh to me.

loobylu3 Wed 16-Sep-09 21:16:02

I really love it
I think it will definitely become more popular.

ninah Wed 16-Sep-09 21:17:59

I like it

persephoneplum Thu 17-Sep-09 04:06:36

I want to like it but I can't.
It reminds me of the words daft and Daffy, as in the duck, who was lovable, but a fool. Sorry!

nellyonthetelly Fri 18-Sep-09 01:16:14

LOVE IT! Wasn't brave enough - some bad feedback on this very forum... go for it!

Cortina Fri 18-Sep-09 06:16:39

1950s names are due a revival so this is going to be popular soon I think.

I like it but wouldn't use it.

Longtalljosie Fri 18-Sep-09 06:56:00

Neighbours...

southernbelle77 Fri 18-Sep-09 07:02:09

DD (5) goes to school with one. Think they are German but that's neither here nor there! Until I heard a little one called it I would have thought it was wrong for a child, but it suits her and doesn't seem wrong at all!

justbeenforapromenade Sun 20-Sep-09 01:04:00

Dh loves it - says he once met a very beautiful French girl with this namehmm. I would consider it for a future dd, but not for the above reason! It has a gorgeous meaning, look it up. When I say it I see green leaves and a nymph-like woman in 30s dress - very light and airy in feel. Art Deco. I think of Daphnes du Maurier and Guiness.

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