Myrtle

(63 Posts)

I genuinely adore the sound of this name...and it has a lovely meaning.

I get the HP reference isn't great and the rhyming perhaps...but I'd love to use it...

Siblings are Arlo and Skye,is Myrtle just too different? Do they sit oddly together?

<dons hard hat>

I think it goes with your other uncommon names but I immediately think of moaning myrtle and I think it'd be unfair to lump a child with this.

curlew Fri 21-Jun-13 09:23:44

Mabel, Maud, Edith, Vivica, Martha. Violet.

Myrtle, I am afraid will be turtles or Harry Potter for the foreseeable future.

Branleuse Fri 21-Jun-13 09:24:15

i love it

curlew Fri 21-Jun-13 09:25:13

"I was going to suggest Myrrh, which goes with your other two nicely I think."
Please not, unless you can guarantee she avoids Christmas carols for her entire life!

Well the same could be said of Holly, Ivy, Mary...!

IfUSeekAmy Fri 21-Jun-13 09:50:53

I think it's awful, sorry. Your other childrens' names are too modern sounding for it to go with them. Please have Romy! I love that one!

ClartyCarol Fri 21-Jun-13 09:56:51

No no no. The Harry Potter books are destined to become children's classics which will be read by your dd's classmates and every other child she meets - the Moaning Myrtle reference will never go away and will, in all probability, end up being her nickname. Don't do that to your little girl!

curlew Fri 21-Jun-13 09:58:20

Holly. ivy and Mary are not substances used to cover the smell of decomposing corpses.................!

curlew Fri 21-Jun-13 10:00:41

"Myrrh is mine, it's bitter perfume
Sheds a light in gathering gloom
Sorrowing, sighing
Bleeding, dying
Sealed in a stone cold tomb"

MolotovCocktail Fri 21-Jun-13 10:17:22

I absolutely love Myrtle. My friend had a lovely cat named Myrtle (her sister was Wysteria, just FYI) and I always thought what a cute name it was.

I think Arlo and Myrtle go well together, but Skye and Myrtle? Not so much. I think you may well need to go for something a little less 'antiquey' sounding <not too sure what, mind you> not much help, sorry

GoodtoBetter Fri 21-Jun-13 10:22:49

just makes me think "turtle" I'm afraid.

My thoughts exactly Molotov sad

I have another thread with many more options...someone should use Myrtle though....it's so pretty.

wigglesrock Fri 21-Jun-13 10:29:25

It's not my cup of tea at all. But as other posters have said don't underestimate the power of Harry Potter. It mightn't bother you but I'm not sure I'd be over the moon if my daughter was known as Moaning Myrtle who lived in a toilet for most of primary school.

Your older childrens names are lovely, I'd also be thinking that as some pointed the child would turn round to me and seethe "why did I get the granny name?"

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