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Aleks - posted on 10/02/2010
Best name test is to remember you are naming a
elderly (great grand parent?)
Also, do a yell test.... ie, calling/yelling the name out at a park/playgroud. If you are too embarrased to this in reality then imagine it. See how it feels. Comfortable, uncomfotable, normal, funny??? Go with your gut.
Also, you ask if it will be tolerated - depends where you (and later on she) will live. If in a high mix migrant and ethnic neighbourhood then probably not, but in less mixed up area - probably....
But you cannot totally predict the future of your childs entire life, so I guess that doesn't or shouldn't matter. Do you know what I mean?
Besides, even if you do end up having a girl, and once you look at her, you may decide that she just isn't a "Fierna" at all... or the opposite. Wait and see...
That is my opinion....but please be advised that my preference for names is typically traditional types (not to say that I don't like some "unusual" or "uncommon" names) - so that may influence my thinking....
Good luck with your pregnancy and baby naming :-)
I am not necessarily opposed to the name, but not in love it with. IMO, the name Fierna would flow better if you had an ethnically sounding Irish last name.
As a teacher, I have come across some downright weird, bizarre, and made up names. Typically, the female students handle an unusual name better than a male student. The guys tend to get made fun of with an unusual name. The female students have a lifetime of mispronounciation. In fact, I mispronounced a female student's name for 8 weeks before another student actually told me I was saying it wrong! So if you do decide on Fierna, please don't be upset when people mispronounce her name.
Alicia - posted on 10/02/2010
I think it is a pretty name, but having a hard to pronounce name myself. You might be flexible with people saying it wrong, but will she? And if you are always having to correct people will it still be ok? My name is Alicia not Alisha, mine is like militia, but with an A instead of M. It is very hard to explain and for people to say, needless to say it gets old correcting people. My aunt's name Deirdre, her's is said Dee-dra, it's an Irish name, but she is always correcting people also. Sorry for rambling!
Merry - posted on 10/07/2010
Thanks a ton ladies, I feel more confident that the majority of people will be intrigued as opposed to repulsed. My husband is really in love with the name and calls my belly by it often! So I think it's a keeper for us. I do love it too but I hate it when people judge me and that worries me a bit, but I know I need to stop worrying about how others see me so much and maybe my daughter can help!
But it could be a boy......... :) either way thanks for the input, it helped.
Merry - posted on 10/03/2010
Thanks Sharon, she's going to be home schooled so any teasing will be minimal :) but even my husband and I pronounce it a bit differently so I think we won't be too upset if people say it a bit differently, and when she is old enough to have a preferance she can decide how it's said and we will accept it!
Merry - posted on 10/02/2010
Krista, how would you pronounce it first hand? Aleksandra, I actually did the yell test a few days ago! It was good, I thought it fit well with my style.we live in a predominantly white mid class neighborhood, in a rather old fashioned town, but I hear some weirder names at the park, but mostly Ava, Jacob, Isabelle, mark, Hannah, etc so idk if an unusual name will be looked down upon. But I'm going to be homeschooling so there won't be as much teasing happening!
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