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Florence or Selene… ?!

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Londonmama85 · 24/01/2023 20:57

Hello! I’m pregnant with my first DD and already thinking about names (why is it so difficult to choose a name!?! 🙈) Anyway, these seem to be my two favourites atm. Although very different, I love them both.

I love the meaning of Selene and really like how it sounds (also like that it isn’t overly used!) Although more popular, I love how classic a name Florence is. I think it’s so pretty.

What do you all think? Thank you 😊

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Faradalla · 24/01/2023 20:58

Florence

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Raindropsdrop · 24/01/2023 20:59

Florence

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BevMarsh · 24/01/2023 21:01

Love Selene.
Florence is ok but likely to become Flo or Florrie imo.
Selene is beautiful.

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Twoinapod · 24/01/2023 21:11

Florence
I don’t like how Selene sounds

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KnickerlessParsons · 24/01/2023 21:14

Florence. Selene is awful, unless you mean Céline.
Selina is better.

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Ttbhappy · 24/01/2023 21:16

Florence, the name doesn't always have to be shorterned.

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Rauha · 24/01/2023 21:21

Selene

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Raindropsdrop · 24/01/2023 21:22

KnickerlessParsons · 24/01/2023 21:14

Florence. Selene is awful, unless you mean Céline.
Selina is better.

Yes I prefer Selina.

I wouldn't shorten Florence to a nickname

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Londonmama85 · 24/01/2023 21:33

Yes, Selene as in Celine. It’s the Greek spelling which also has a different meaning to Celine.

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DramaAlpaca · 24/01/2023 23:09

Florence

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daysleepers · 24/01/2023 23:29

Florence is lovely!

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aibutohavethisusername · 24/01/2023 23:33

Florence

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vicaragechristmas · 24/01/2023 23:40

Either name is very attractivea, Selene has a lovely unusual edge to it, though, and is less common than Florence. Selena is a nice variant but might get confused with Serena of course.

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Florrieboo · 25/01/2023 04:06

As much as I tried to shorter Florence it hasn't happened and she is full Florence to everyone.

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Suzi888 · 25/01/2023 04:09

It will be Flo. Not a fan of Florence. I tho k Selene would be shortened too.

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Suzi888 · 25/01/2023 04:09

*think

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Consufed · 25/01/2023 07:56

Selene

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everythingsapickle · 25/01/2023 10:52

Florence!

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KirstenBlest · 25/01/2023 10:57

Florence

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bathbombaholic · 25/01/2023 10:59

Florence is lovely!

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VenusClapTrap · 25/01/2023 11:13

Love Selene. Florence has been done to death.

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Londonmama85 · 25/01/2023 21:01

Thanks everyone! Think I’m leaning towards Florence ❤️

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Luredbyapomegranate · 25/01/2023 21:29

Assuming you are saying it Sell-ee-nee then Selene all the way - beautiful strong name

But if you are saying it Celine as in Dion then Florence - it’s a bit twee for me, but it’s alright

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