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Zil131 Fri 18-Sep-09 13:32:01

Floral names seem to be back in fashion, but why not Heather? DH pulled his nose up, but I'd like a longer name which won't get shortened, and isn't already used to death..

geordieminx Fri 18-Sep-09 13:33:17

grin

belgo Fri 18-Sep-09 13:34:21

Lovely name, I don't know why it's not popular.

Sunbeammama Fri 18-Sep-09 13:48:02

Fab. Sounds like a name for a pretty & confident girl I think.

bellissima Fri 18-Sep-09 14:59:25

Nice name although possibly connotations of Ms Mills.

echofalls Fri 18-Sep-09 15:00:16

gorgeous name

TheDMshouldbeRivened Fri 18-Sep-09 15:00:51

dd hates it. its her name.

Lancelottie Fri 18-Sep-09 15:13:13

We did have one incident when a (large) dad came to ask me to stop my toddler son insulting his (large) daughter by calling her Heavy...

otherwise, it's lovely.

VanillaIce Fri 18-Sep-09 15:13:28

Mills McCartney

Or the fat girl in Eastenders.

Sorry - you did ask!

MaggieBeauLeo Fri 18-Sep-09 15:40:13

I like it. I think it's perceived differently in America. Maybe it's like Claire. It was over used at one point. It's unusual here.

geordieminx Fri 18-Sep-09 15:45:45

Riven its my name too, and when I was the same age as your dd I hated it too. Now I love it as I am the only Heather I know IYKWIM. Its nice to go to work and be "Heather" - not Clare S or Joanna P or Helen T?

I also get H quite a lot from family/friends which is nice.

Also had heifer jokes at school, but hey there arent many names these days that you cant make a joke out of.

Zil131 Fri 18-Sep-09 15:54:48

Thanks for the responses. I forgot all about the gold diigger Mills-McCartney...
Shoudn't be the risk of her being 'Heavy' or 'Heifer' - as both DH and I are tall and skinny.
And I think most of us go through a phase of hating our names at some point.
I'll keep it on the list for now, and DH and I may make a delivery room decision!

Waswondering Fri 18-Sep-09 17:59:28

love it here too - it's dd's middle name and a special family name for us! smile

mrswoolf Fri 18-Sep-09 18:19:02

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mathanxiety Fri 18-Sep-09 18:30:30

Heather is definitely an airhead/ cheerleader-type name in the US (like Tiffany, Brittany, and yes, Dawn).

crokky Fri 18-Sep-09 18:34:46

I love the name, know a 25 yr old one.

Anyway, the other "heather" association she gets is "lady heather" from CSI. (She was a high class ummm domanatrix character who kept appearing in CSI vegas - nice character though, grissom adored her...I digress...embarassing myself

MaggieBeauLeo Fri 18-Sep-09 20:30:31

Anybody remember the film Heathers?

Deemented Sat 19-Sep-09 21:06:16

I'm a Heather, and i bloody hate it.

hambler Sat 19-Sep-09 21:16:08

love it

lola0109 Sun 20-Sep-09 20:05:04

I really like it but DPs aunt is a heather and she has banned us from using it as she had a few comments growing up!

Apparently Erica is a form of heather (gaelic maybe) so thats a strong contender instead!

lola0109 Sun 20-Sep-09 20:06:15

I really like it but DPs aunt is a heather and she has banned us from using it as she had a few comments growing up!

Apparently Erica is a form of heather (gaelic maybe) so thats a strong contender instead!

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