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How is this for a name you don't here so much of...

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shineoncrazyfirecracker Sat 07-Nov-09 14:25:17

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haveemailedtoniandguy Sat 07-Nov-09 14:25:49

I like it actually!

shineoncrazyfirecracker Sat 07-Nov-09 14:26:06

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shineoncrazyfirecracker Sat 07-Nov-09 14:26:51

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belgo Sat 07-Nov-09 14:28:41

I like the name Phyllis. If it didn't rhyme with syphillis.

noddyholder Sat 07-Nov-09 14:30:22

I like it esp joyce on its own Heard a little girl in the library about 3 called doris!She was so sweet and it suited her and I am in Brighton wink

diddl Sat 07-Nov-09 14:32:09

Hate both names, tbh.

And put together-even worse!

shineoncrazyfirecracker Sat 07-Nov-09 14:32:31

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shineoncrazyfirecracker Sat 07-Nov-09 14:33:48

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Lifeinagoldfishbowl Sat 07-Nov-09 14:35:53

I love Phylis but then I also love Percy for a little boy grin

tummytickler Sat 07-Nov-09 14:36:16

Noddy Holder - I am in Brighton (small town just outside) too - we had a baby Sylvia at work and i thought that was sweet!

I am a big Phyllis fan actually - i have loved it ever since i was a child and would definately use it!

I also like Doris actually (but i am the one who keeps posting about Hilda and Jean so my opinion may not be the most reliable!)

belgo Sat 07-Nov-09 14:37:40

Phyllis is a softer sounding name then Marjorie and Hilda.

I think I first came across the name in the Day of the Triffid or the Trouble with Lichen so it doesn't have any old fashioned associations for me.

MaximumNoisePollution Sat 07-Nov-09 14:38:13

Like them, i had a lovely Aunty Joyce and Aunty Hazel and a close family friend called Rene (Irene minus the I sound) think they are all nice.

shineoncrazyfirecracker Sat 07-Nov-09 14:38:59

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shineoncrazyfirecracker Sat 07-Nov-09 14:40:30

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belgo Sat 07-Nov-09 14:46:58

I also had a not quite so sweetGrandma Vera but we always had to call her Grandma surname. Vera was short for Veronica and I thought of poncying it up and calling dd Veronique as a middle name. DH refused. DD got his grandmother's name instead, Adrienne.

belgo Sat 07-Nov-09 14:50:27

Did anyone else have to call their grandmother by their surname? Is that really strange?

OrmIrian Sat 07-Nov-09 14:54:08

Like Phyllis, but not Joyce. Joy maybe,

BitOfFun Sat 07-Nov-09 14:59:08

My PILs are Phil and Ronnie. Could be Philip and Veronica, but it's Philomena and Ronald. I rather like Philomena actually. Would probably shorten to Mina though. Am waffling now.

Binkster Sat 07-Nov-09 14:59:26

I did Belgo: We had Grandma and Grandad dadsname and Grandma and Grandad mumsname. I don't think I've ever come across anyone else who did that, although it never seemed weird to me growing up!

Love Doris, Hazel and Sylvia. Phylis reminds me of the old lady on Coronation Street!

belgo Sat 07-Nov-09 15:04:34

No it never seemed wierd to me either, looking back she was a very victorian strict Grandmother and mother. Nothing like my other Nana.

Sylvia and Hazel are lovely and I know Hazels of all ages both in England and Belgium.

Astrid28 Sat 07-Nov-09 15:05:00

I've always referred to my grandmothers as Nan Surname. But I only met them once or twice as they lived in a different country so it didn't feel strange to us.

MrsWoolf Sat 07-Nov-09 15:17:38

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MrsWoolf Sat 07-Nov-09 15:18:34

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belgo Sat 07-Nov-09 15:21:10

No way would I want my grandchildren to call me by my surname.

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