Vote needed! (We are changing DD's name,need help with the MN's)

(53 Posts)
FriggFRIGG Sun 27-Apr-14 18:22:21

DD was named 'Greta Ivy Clementine'

We are changing her name to Flora,she is Already known by this name,suits it,and it is not up for discussion <stern face>

I need help on whether to ditch Greta completely,or include it with her MN's.
I don't want her to feel like she's lost any of her identity as she gets older,and we rather like it,it was her name when she was a newborn (not that I often used it) so it does have a sentimental element to it, but her name will be incredibly long with it included,as we also have a double barrelled surname.

So,a vote please,if you will;

1) Flora Ivy Greta Clementine

Or

2) Flora Ivy Clementine

thanks

brokenhearted55a Sun 27-Apr-14 18:23:45

Ditch Greta

TheScience Sun 27-Apr-14 18:23:52

3 middle names is a bit excessive imo.

I like flora ivy clementine. Great is lovely but sounds harsh with the other names.

I was wondering what you went with the other day! Flora is lovely!

CharlesRyder Sun 27-Apr-14 18:24:42

How old is she?

My vote would be 2 if she is still a baby but 1 if she is old enough to know (in which case you may as well just ask her).

FriggFRIGG Sun 27-Apr-14 18:27:49

She's 4 months,I could try asking,but I'm not sure i'd get a particularly useful answer..

CharlesRyder Sun 27-Apr-14 18:29:08

grin 2 then!

showtunesgirl Sun 27-Apr-14 18:32:00

I remember your original thread about her name OP!

Thematically, I would ditch the Greta so that you then get three nature based names.

moonblues Sun 27-Apr-14 18:34:18

Flora Ivy Clementine, as long as your surname doesn't begin with a K. smile

Clargo55 Sun 27-Apr-14 18:35:07

Option 2

FriggFRIGG Sun 27-Apr-14 18:35:37

Hmm....and you don't all think she'll be psychologically damaged if we completely bin her 'old' first name?

I agree that Flora Ivy Clementine is the nicest of the two...and I suppose I'd feel a bit silly reeling off her name and then the reason behind it,and in turn she'd have the same dilemma...

RAFWife12 Sun 27-Apr-14 18:37:21

I would ditch Greta. Flora Ivy Clementine is a lovely name. With Greta too it's just too long I think. At 4 month, Greta wont really be a part of her identity yet.

Fairylea Sun 27-Apr-14 18:37:42

Ditch Greta. In years to come you won't even think about it smile

Also F.I.G for initials are quite funny... even if followed by something else I'm sure everyone will nickname her Figgy when she gets to primary....

Allalonenow Sun 27-Apr-14 18:39:12

I'm not keen on the Flora Ivy combination, I'd get rid of Ivy and have Flora Greta Clementine. I think Flora is lovely.

Martorana Sun 27-Apr-14 18:39:42

Ditch Greta it's not very nice and 4 names is a lot. And bear in mind that any subsequent children will have to have 4 names as well (oh, yes they will- trust me) and it will get a bit silly. And you will run out of names and end up with Child 4 being called James Edward Asparagus Toaster or something just to make up the numbers.

FriggFRIGG Sun 27-Apr-14 18:42:26

God no,we already have 3 DC... Even if we did have more,I could name a hundred with my names list wink

Ivy is DP's favourite,it's not being ditched.

brokenhearted55a Sun 27-Apr-14 19:03:54

Dont do Flora Greta

It sounds like Regret in the middle

How about Flora Ivy

No Clementine

pippiLS Sun 27-Apr-14 19:06:41

Just Flora Clementine, don't like Ivy and Clementine (two grow-y things) together.

FriggFRIGG Sun 27-Apr-14 19:09:04

The other names aren't optional.

It's either no1 or no2

LittleBairn Sun 27-Apr-14 19:13:14

I think Clementine should be in the mix, lovely name but also balances out the short names IKYWIM.

LittleBairn Sun 27-Apr-14 19:13:53

Just seen your last message in that case I vote 2.

funnyoldonion Sun 27-Apr-14 19:14:37

Option 2, don't keep Greta in if it's just cos u feel guilty cos u won't in a few months x

BikeRunSki Sun 27-Apr-14 19:16:50

No 2 is very pretty
No 1 is too long and awkward

MadameJosephine Sun 27-Apr-14 19:18:23

I vote option 2, lovely name. Glad you're happy with your choice of first name now, congratulations thanks

samc820 Sun 27-Apr-14 19:25:56

No 2 , I think better without

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