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Blythe for a girl?

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skyward Sun 20-Sep-09 17:42:11

What do we think. DH and I are quite keen - also like Verity and Clemenine but worried they are becoming too popular.

neolara Sun 20-Sep-09 17:43:37

Like it a lot.

littleomar Sun 20-Sep-09 19:05:22

= those weird dolls with massive eyes (google it)

littleomar Sun 20-Sep-09 19:05:39

and gwyneth paltrow's mum

waitingforbedtime Sun 20-Sep-09 19:07:57

Went to school with a Blythe, is quite nice. Prefer verity by far though

geordieminx Sun 20-Sep-09 19:08:36

Its a coastal town in the north east of england

KIMItheThreadSlayer Sun 20-Sep-09 19:14:34

I love it

abra1d Sun 20-Sep-09 19:14:43

Blythe is pretty.

piscesmoon Sun 20-Sep-09 19:26:08

Verity and Clementine are pretty-Blythe is a surname and not in the least pretty.

5inthebed Sun 20-Sep-09 19:28:16

I prefer Verity, as Blyth is a run down seaside town near me, full of charvers and women who eat their young <shudder>

piscesmoon Sun 20-Sep-09 19:31:29

It is a bit like calling them Skegness!

UniS Sun 20-Sep-09 19:33:16

its a boys name normally tho, isn't it? Scottish IIRC.

sassmonkey Sun 20-Sep-09 21:20:40

I love it. Husband won't hear of it, but I think it's lovely for a girl. Means joyous.

skyward Sun 20-Sep-09 21:24:40

Thanks ladies. I think we love it (don't know my own mind any more with all this decision making). I like it because it seems like a name that would suit an adult well - bit wary of overly pretty names that suit little girls but not grown ups. Can't imagine being called Clementine at 45, though I know Clementine Churchill was.

mrswoolf Mon 21-Sep-09 01:29:39

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florence2511 Mon 21-Sep-09 01:32:48

Gilbert Blythe - swoon wink

AitchTwoToTangOh Mon 21-Sep-09 01:34:33

i loved it, dh hated it. do like verity hugely. also honor.

oxocube Mon 21-Sep-09 06:33:36

Geordieminx, I felt the same when I read it! Its a bit like calling your baby Whitley Bay (but only to those from NE of England grin

Seriously, I think it sounds very American - one of those names like 'Taylor' which could be for a boy or girl. Verity is very lovely though.

Minshu Mon 21-Sep-09 06:51:28

LOL at 5inthebed's comments.

That's what puts me off - but if you are sure never to live in the NE of England (or near the equally attractive Blythe Bridge near Stoke on Trent), then the name isn't a bad one.

Prefer Verity. Clementine is pretty, but wouldn't that be a magnet for teasing?

skyward Mon 21-Sep-09 07:15:44

We live in Somerset so not very near the NE!

bellissima Mon 21-Sep-09 08:58:48

Middle name Spirit of course.

It could be one of those Pilgrim/Puritan names I suppose - Hope, Verity, Chastity, Blythe (except Blythe probably a bit too cheerful), but in the main I think people will think of gorgeous Gilbert or indeed places. Howsabout 'Blythe Cullercoats.'..

pranma Mon 21-Sep-09 18:05:24

actress in 'Taggart'is Blythe Duff
I prefer Verity

pranma Mon 21-Sep-09 18:06:55

or how about Clemency ?The author Susan Hill has a Clamency and imho it is nicer than Clementine which is a bit 'orange'as well as the song.

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