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Aleks - posted on 10/02/2010

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Best name test is to remember you are naming a
baby
toddler
child
tween
teen
young adult
adult
parent
middle ager
grandparent
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 :-)

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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

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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!

Krista - posted on 10/02/2010

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Well, just from reading it, I would pronounce it "FEER-na"

Is that close? :)

Krista - posted on 10/02/2010

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It's VERY pretty, but you're going to have a lot of issues with mispronunciation -- so that is something to keep in mind.

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Merry - posted on 10/07/2010

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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

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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!

Ashley - posted on 10/02/2010

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i think for a girl it is pretty, for a boy, not so much, he would probably get made fun of

Jennifer - posted on 10/02/2010

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i think its very pretty. i think the way you pronounced it, and the way Krista pronounced it are both beautiful

Julie - posted on 10/02/2010

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I love Juliet.
Buttttt. I think Unless the first name has some connection to you heritage I would skip it or move it to the middle name.

Krista - posted on 10/02/2010

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You should be all right, then. And it IS a very, very pretty name. I say, go for it.

And heck, if she really winds up disliking it, she also has a beautiful middle name that she can use!

Katherine - posted on 10/02/2010

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I like it, very different. Reminds me of fire, or of someone with a fiery personality.

Merry - posted on 10/02/2010

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That's how my hubby says it, I say fee AIR nah. So I'm flexible with mispronunciations since we even say it a bit differently :)

Merry - posted on 10/02/2010

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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!
Thanks!

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