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Thoughts on Lily

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Salonly Thu 08-Oct-09 21:54:09

Is Lily hideously overused? Will it date badly?

The overuse of Lily-Mae, Lilly-Rose etc concerns me.

However, I am very drawn to it..

CocoK Fri 09-Oct-09 09:09:28

It's pretty, but very popular - flower names seem to be the thing at the moment, i.e. Daisy, Poppy. Marigold? No!

You could experiment with different spellings - there's a Lilli at nursery, which is quite cute (and suits her very well - that might another consideration when naming someone after a dainty flower).

Beanigan Fri 09-Oct-09 11:01:51

I like Lily but not so keen on Lily as a prefix to a double name. It has been over used but who cares if it's a lovely name?

slowreadingprogress Fri 09-Oct-09 11:29:16

Lily is a really beautiful name. It's always been used so I don't think it will date.

And Lily on it's own is somehow very far removed from the awful Lily-Mae etc I wouldn't associate the names together iykwim.

LilianGish Fri 09-Oct-09 11:31:45

As you say - lovely name, hideously overused. Go with your instinct!

OrmIrian Fri 09-Oct-09 11:32:01

I like Lily or even Lilly. And Lillian.

Lily-mae et all are not nice.

My CMs mum was names Lille after the town because her dad had been there in the WW1. It was pronounced Lie-lee grin. But quite nice

BonjourIvresse Fri 09-Oct-09 11:44:51

Very very popular. DD (5) has 3 in her class. Lillian culd be a less common alternative?

MintyCane Fri 09-Oct-09 11:46:36

I like it and I don't know any.

LilianGish Fri 09-Oct-09 12:27:07

Lilian - lovely name grin

Lizzylou Fri 09-Oct-09 12:28:42

Lily is a lovely name, was my choice for DS1smile

Lilian lovely too

pofacedandproud Fri 09-Oct-09 12:29:50

I like Lily but not Lily-something, too twee. Lily a good strong name.

Jamieandhismagictorch Fri 09-Oct-09 12:30:58

I think Lily is really nice. It's fairly popular but there aren't any in either of my sons' years at school (age 6 and 8), and I had the impression that its popularity peaked around the time they were born

I also don't think you should double-barrel it

Iris is also beautiful

mumof2222222222222222boys Fri 09-Oct-09 12:46:36

My niece and a close family friend are both Lily - one is nearly 2, the other just 3.

womma Fri 09-Oct-09 13:42:40

Lily is a lovely name, maybe that's awhy it's so popular

3LegsandNoTail Fri 09-Oct-09 17:18:28

I have an Anna Lily 21mo, named after her greatgrandmother Lily Ann. We don't know any other children named Lily either her age or my ds (5) so it doesn't seem particularly overused here.

FlamingoBingo Fri 09-Oct-09 17:52:27

Lily is a beautiful name, and was a top choice of ours too - never got used in the end.

Tidey Fri 09-Oct-09 17:55:06

It's very high in the popularity lists, but I have yet to meet any. Beautiful name though smile

MamaLazarou Fri 09-Oct-09 18:00:59

Just makes me think of that goon-faced pop gonk, Lily Allen. Ugh.

Also: rhymes with too many insults.

katnkittens Fri 09-Oct-09 22:26:24

I have a 6 year old Lily, there are 3 in her school but she's the only one in her year group and apart from those other 2 I don't know any others.

I'm also not keen on using it as a prefix. My Lily is Lily Emma (middle name picked by her older sister)!

Go for it, I've always had very positive responses to it.

katnkittens Fri 09-Oct-09 22:28:00

And Mama, the worst Lily has had is silly Lily.... she can cope with that!!

hairyclaireyfairy Sun 11-Oct-09 00:28:40

Had an aunty lillian who hated being called aunt and insisted we called her Lily-Ann, quite like it now

kentmumtj Sun 11-Oct-09 00:50:28

I must say i love the name Lily my 3rd dd is called lily with a middle name May she was namde after my nan who was Lillian May

i still think its a beautiful name, my dd is nearly 12 so a little older than most others i know with the name. It wasnt that popular when i named her but seems to be a name that has really cottoned on

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