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Is Astrid cool or cruel?

(67 Posts)
KleineMaus Wed 23-Sep-09 12:37:25

I've posted about Astrid before a while back (Astrid vs. Ingrid), so sorry if you saw that. DH had vetoed it on the grounds of the teasing/bullying potential of 'ass', but at the last minute has changed his mind (I have less than a week to go - hopefully!) Now I'm wavering slightly although I think I prefer it to Ingrid, still our only alternative. What do people think?

StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Wed 23-Sep-09 12:41:05

I love it. Kids will always find something to tease other kids about. If its not about the name it'll be something else. And I really don't think that Astrid will flash up as a good bullying opportunity name.

hannahsaunt Wed 23-Sep-09 12:42:01

Love it.

Sparkletastic Wed 23-Sep-09 12:42:15


MrsFawlty Wed 23-Sep-09 12:44:32

I like it, if had had a girl it was our top name for ages. I hadn't thought of the ass thing, so maybe no one else will? Sod it anyway, I got ripped at school for my name but it's cool and is now getting popular anyway. Def prefer to Ingrid (which we also liked.) HTH! (And hope all goes well, let us know what you go for!)

KleineMaus Wed 23-Sep-09 12:46:40

Stripeyknickers you're probably right. I've given up worrying about the teasing potential of a boy's name as our surname is Noble and according to DH he'll get called knobs and no balls at secondary school anyway, just like DH and his brothers did!

KleineMaus Wed 23-Sep-09 12:49:14

Thanks Mrs Fawlty. Are you Sybil by any chance?

BunnyLebowski Wed 23-Sep-09 12:50:46

Love love LOVE it! Very very cool name!

LynetteScavo Wed 23-Sep-09 12:53:55

I went to school with an Astrid.

It was the 80's and we used to shout Astriiiiiiiiid! (like Acid)

It's a cool name, though.

pofacedandproud Wed 23-Sep-09 12:54:40

cool. Really like it.

pofacedandproud Wed 23-Sep-09 12:55:01

Like Ingrid too. Very nice.

bigstripeytiger Wed 23-Sep-09 12:58:15

I think that astrid is fine. It is an uncommon name, but not an odd one, IMO.

Prunerz Wed 23-Sep-09 13:02:13

I know three Astrids. One is arty, one is a filmmaker and musician and v cool, and one is super brainy.
I love Ingrid too. They were both on my list.

MrsJohnDeere Wed 23-Sep-09 13:06:36

Lovely. No idea as to cool rating though.

browntrout Wed 23-Sep-09 13:32:17

have loved it for years. Had it in mind for DD2 (due in 6 weeks) but it was ruled out by DP. He later came round and said he liked it but by then I'd chosen something else! I think it has a really strong quality to it but is still pretty. Everyone who knows one says they are really cool (whatever that means...!) and, on the whole, very gorgeous.

tummytickler Wed 23-Sep-09 13:38:42

Love it - ds has an Astrid in his class (7years) and she is never teased because of her name (or anything else).
I also know an Ingrid of 7 and she is cute as a button too.

TokenFemale Wed 23-Sep-09 13:43:44

Love it

TheMightyToosh Wed 23-Sep-09 13:46:44

Cool - very 60s IMO, reminds me of that girl who used to hand out with the Beatles (I think, or was it the Rolling Stones? Anyway, you get my drift)

minervaitalica Wed 23-Sep-09 13:50:21

Looove Astrid. It's a common name for princesses in Belgium isn't it?

Not sure re: Ingrid... It reminds me of a very scary Swedish lady I used to know.

bellissima Wed 23-Sep-09 13:52:15

cool. like it.

hambo Wed 23-Sep-09 13:52:35

Love Astrid.

I might steal it!

(don't worry - not pregs and if I was it would be a boy...)

Squishabelle Wed 23-Sep-09 13:54:08

Great name.

Squishabelle Wed 23-Sep-09 13:54:52

Swedish isnt it?

Luxmum Wed 23-Sep-09 15:01:56

I love it. It's going on my shortlist now (which now has over 40 names...)

said Wed 23-Sep-09 16:19:35

I think it's dead cool but it does crop up a lot on mn if that bothers you. Don't know any in RL

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