Jump to content
WDYT of this name?
19 replies to this topic
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!).
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
On which side of your body do you carry or cradle your baby? If you answered "left" then you're not alone.
Women who took omega-3 fatty acid supplements (fish oil supplements) in pregnancy reduced the risk of their children developing asthma by almost one third.
Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday.
A mother's candid and heartfelt reflections about pregnancy after miscarriage are providing comfort to other women.
What's the best way to mentally stimulate your baby? It doesn't take a genius - just a loving, involved parent.
The average blood pressure of mother could suggest a baby's sex before it even exists, a study has found.
Ashley Rockill was lucky enough to have her birth photographer on hand to capture a precious moment.
In honour of Black Friday, let's explore 13 of the strangest pregnancy superstitions from across the globe.
When you become a mum you give birth to a beautiful baby, but you also give birth to guilt.
An American mother was shocked when she gave to a 6.4kg (14lb 1oz) baby last month.
A mum has made a pretty bold move by demanding $532 for a pair of her daughter's shoes that were damaged at another family's house.
If a toddler was to write a guide to 'help' you with the household chores, it would go something like this.
The game-changing breast pump promises to make life easier all round.
A teen mum has shared her birth story – and her shock at not knowing she was pregnant until her baby's head emerged.
The only thing childcare workers spend their time doing is "wiping noses and stopping the kids from killing each other"? Not quite.
When people say "aren't you lucky that there are two of you, that you can switch?" I give them a tight smile.
Although breastfeeding a toddler isn't for everybody, if you choose to nurse beyond babyhood you can expect some strong reactions.
Top 5 Articles
There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)
There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)
Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.