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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:58 AM
Well the ink is barely dry on DD2s birth certificate but I'm always thinking about sibling combos. So I'm loving Fern at the moment if I were to have a 3rd DD, so I looked it up and it can be a stand alone name meaning the plant, or it can be short for Fernanda. This is something I never considered before but then I saw the meaning 'ready traveller'. I'm a keen backpacker, still travelling and planning lots of trips for when my kids are a bit older, so I got very excited about the meaning of Fernanda, hoping to raise a few little backpackers!
I would pretty much just have Fernanda on the birth certificate and introduce just as Fern. WDYT of Fernanda? It's Portuguese/Spanish.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:15 AM
I think of that Abba song 'Fernando' but I'm not keen on Fernanda or Fern as a first name.
I must have missed what you named you baby .
Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:47 AM
I'm not fussed on it
Fern is ok, but Fernanda sounds like Abba
another similar is Fernande
Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:58 AM
Love love love Fern. It was on the list if DS had been a girl.
Not keen on Fernanda though, as pp said reminds me of Abba's Fernando.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:17 AM
others that mean travel
Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:06 AM
Fifi - she is called Serafina (mn - Romeo's love).
As for ABBA, that's what I think of too but I love ABBA and that song so it's not a bad association for me.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:18 AM
To be honest, I prefer just Fern. But then it's a little insubstantial next to her sister's name. Fern is a nice middle name option.
I don't dislike it though, just not really my style.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:24 AM
I would definitely do a longer name considering your daughters name. I don't mind Fernanda.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:37 AM
I, too, think of the Abba song.
I like Fern! Not the Fernanda though (just my opinion though! )
All the best with the birth
Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:19 PM
I like it a lot.
NN options: Fernie, Ferdie, Nanda, Nandie
Edited by Gudrun, 16 January 2013 - 12:00 PM.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:01 AM
I think it's lovely. I can imagine her being a charming little girl and when this name is mentioned people will say "I once knew a lovely little girl called Fernanda, went by Fern for short"
(not that said little girl even exists yet)
Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:28 AM
I think Fern is nice.
Fernanda sounds a bit... unncessary to me. (I mean the extra bit)
Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:15 PM
Yeah I would pretty much just use Fernanda as her official name because of the meaning and just go by Fern. It's all hypothetical though, I need the green light from DP, then I need to get pregnant with fertility issues, then it has to be a girl, then DP would have to agree to the name...so it's highly unlikely I will ever need to decide on this name lol.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:55 PM
Really like Fern, love Fernanda, love Fernando (both song and name!).
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