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Nell, Fleur, Cassia or Juno?

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FingersCrossedLegsNot Fri 23-Aug-13 23:43:18

Which is your favourite and why? TIA

Cloudkitten Sat 24-Aug-13 00:05:15

Fleur is my favourite from your choices. It is fresh, pretty, feminine and a bit different to all the usual names out there. If it goes well with your surname it's a winner.
Nell is ok but it's trendy and it will almost certainly date to this decade. I know quite a few. It was great when it first arrived but not so much now - a bit like buying something that was fashionable too recently to be fashionable any more smile Like, ummm, name necklaces smile Also, I personally don't get Nell (sorry). It rhymes with smell and it's a short fat sound.
Cassia is a non-name, I wouldn't recognise it as a girls name as such. Cassandra is a much nicer, similar name. Cassia reminds me of Casio calculators and sounds a bit made-up. Also there is the "is it prononounced "Cash-a" or "Ca-SEE-a" connundrum, a bit like Alicia.
Juno - no. To me it is so closely associated with the relatively recent film. It's a bit like calling your baby after the name of a baby in a soap - somewhat lacking in imagination/origininality. The lead character in Juno was pretty and gutsy but it was just a film - the name Juno isn't especially attractive on its own. Would you like it if you hadn't heard of the film?
HTH smile

Sparklysilversequins Sat 24-Aug-13 01:14:41

I've always loved the name Fleur but ex vetoed it sad. One of my favourite girls names.

Allalonenow Sat 24-Aug-13 01:41:24

Fleur, it is pretty and classy, yet slightly exotic, and not over popular.

Nell is a diminutive of Elizabeth, and so, though cute, is not a real name. It will date massively, as will Cassia, which is destined to be the next Sharon.
Juno is a Marmite name, it will rapidly date, only use it if you are sure your daughter will be feisty and a size 16.

BrianTheMole Sat 24-Aug-13 01:59:32

Fleur. Its pretty.

sleepingbeautiful Sat 24-Aug-13 04:40:53

Cassia, I think it's a beautiful name.
Fleur sounds like old lady perfume, and is the name of a very bad tempered fat mare at a stables I know.
Nell I like, but sounds unfinished - needs to be a nickname for Elizabeth, Eleanor, Elena, Ellen, Helena etc.
Juno I'm not keen on, makes me think of a fat lady in a toga or a pregnant teenager, and also think it will date as it's uncommon but the film gave it a small upsurge.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Sat 24-Aug-13 12:45:41

It's so difficult to pick, I keep going back and forth confused

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Sat 24-Aug-13 12:51:12

I can't pick my favourite....but Fleur is my least favourite wink

bootsycollins Sat 24-Aug-13 13:01:56

When I hear Fleur I think bleurgh.

Nell, I'm not feeling it.

Juno, I've only ever heard this name because of the film, neither love nor hate it.

Cassia is gorgeous, different without being too hipster/granny chic/out there unique. It wouldn't enter my head to pronounce it Cash-a. Reall lovely name.

Bowlersarm Sat 24-Aug-13 13:04:29


Have you considered Flora?

FingersCrossedLegsNot Sat 24-Aug-13 13:14:51

I have considered Flora, I adore it. However my dh won't consider it as he uses the margarine of the same name.

Bowlersarm Sat 24-Aug-13 13:21:21

Ah ok. I just think it's a nicer version of Fleur.

Karbea Sat 24-Aug-13 14:56:26

I like fleur the best, I think it's pretty and unusual, I really don't like the others at all.

CointreauVersial Sat 24-Aug-13 15:06:34

Fleur Bleurgh.

I love Juno. Someone with that name would be really.....sparky, bright, original, quirky, kick-ass......

Karbea Sat 24-Aug-13 15:08:14

Or have a teenage pregnancy.

IslaValargeone Sat 24-Aug-13 15:12:25

Fleur definitely.
Karbea grin

Karbea Sat 24-Aug-13 15:14:24

Sorry, that film just ruined that name for me, whenever it gets mentioned it just reminds me of that :/

Mumblyboo Sat 24-Aug-13 15:28:48

After that lengthy and spot in on name analysis I would call the baby cloudkitten....

valiumredhead Sat 24-Aug-13 15:41:00

Not Juno, June is nice though.

night1971 Sat 24-Aug-13 18:44:20

Cassia or Fleur

Cloudkitten Sat 24-Aug-13 18:48:36

blush Mumblyboo!

Names and their analysis are something of an obsession leaning of mine!

LynetteScavo Sat 24-Aug-13 18:49:25


Because the others aren't as nice.

ffsx2 Sat 24-Aug-13 18:50:51

What is it about MN & "Juno"? Argh. Just such a weird name (yes I have yet to meet even one).
Fleur is my favourite on OP's list. Cassia makes me think Cassava.

ffsx2 Sat 24-Aug-13 18:51:32

...or Casio, the watch maker.

Dirtymistress Sat 24-Aug-13 18:53:38

Fleur is horrible.
Nell is fabulous but mostly used as a name for sheepdogs.

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