Jump to content

WDYT of this name?


  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#1 Bellefin

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.

#2 fifi-trixibelle

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 sad.gif.

#3 Tree Sage

Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:21 AM

I love it!

#4 Tree Sage

Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:21 AM

I love it!

#5 kerilyntaryn

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

#6 Funky Cold Ribena

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.

#7 4kidlets

Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:06 AM

I dont mind Fern but not at all keen on Fernanda.

#8 tres-chic

Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:11 AM

I think Fern is gorgeous.

#9 kerilyntaryn

Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:17 AM

others that mean travel

Beatrice/Beatrix
Hermione
Isra
Nausicaa
Saira

Barnabas
Faramond
Ferdinand
Jacenty
Jason
Palmer
Timothy
Pippin
Tarrant/Trent
Pegrine
Somerled

#10 Bellefin

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.

#11 CleverChook

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. unsure.gif Fern is a nice middle name option.

I don't dislike it though, just not really my style.

#12 Especially*Feral*

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:19 AM

I quite like it actually

#13 Ianthe

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

I would definitely do a longer name considering your daughters name. I don't mind Fernanda.

#14 Poseidon768

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! original.gif )

All the best with the birth original.gif

#15 Gudrun

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.


#16 Guest_Sunnycat_*

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)

#17 Z-girls rock

Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

I think Fern is nice.

Fernanda sounds a bit... unncessary to me. (I mean the extra bit)

#18 Cat People

Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:34 AM

Like Fern; don't like Fernanda (although the meaning is cool).

#19 ~Peaches~

Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE (4kidlets @ 14/01/2013, 09:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I dont mind Fern but not at all keen on Fernanda.


I agree with this. Fern is sweet on it's own though original.gif

#20 Bellefin

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.

#21 Bel Rowley

Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

Really like Fern, love Fernanda, love Fernando (both song and name!).




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Clever panda fakes pregnancy

News that a giant panda was pregnant prompted much excitement, but it appears there were never any cubs on the way.

'I survived placenta percreta'

When writing her birth plan, Simone Pavil included an item most women wouldn?t even think about: what should happen if she was put on life support. The mum had the potentially fatal condition placenta accreta.

Managing personal space as a mum

In the midst of the early parenting years, our bodies and minds can seemingly be overtaken by our offspring. How can we balance our need for personal space with the needs of our children?

'If love could have saved you, you'd have never left'

The words "spontaneous abortion" on the hospital paperwork really got to me. My baby died; I didn't spontaneously decide to abort him.

15 classic Aussie ads

Watch some of the classic Australian ads of the 80s, 90s and 00s, and remember the catchphrases and jingles we all used to know so well ...

For and against

Should Blue Ivy have been at the VMAs?

Many were quick to condemn Beyonce and Jay Z after appearing on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards with their two-year-old daughter, but others thought it was a sweet family moment. What do you think?

Toddler attacked at gym creche

Two-year-old girl Eva Ness was left with a black eye and bite marks on her face and body after an altercation with an older child at a health club's child-minding facilities. Now her parents are calling for the centre to be closed.

Pregnancy a tricky matter of timing for FIFO couples

Manipulating rosters, coordinating 'conjugal' visits, working on site with your partner; getting pregnant can prove stressful for FIFO workers.

WIN a $100 RedBalloon for Dad

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 5 $100 RedBalloon experience vouchers. Helping you make Dad's Day EXTRA HAPPY.

Carseats have twice as many germs as a toilet

Most parents know their child's carseat is not always squeaky clean, but they might not realise just how dirty it really is.

Doctors remove foetus from 'medical marvel' after 36 years

Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years.

Nine months in six seconds: new parents' Vine clip a hit

We?ve seen some memorable time-lapse pregnancy and birth announcement videos before. Now one new couple has taken it to the extreme, capturing it all in just a six-second Vine video.

Sonia Kruger speaks of baby joy

Celebrity mum-to-be Sonia Kruger has spoken candidly about using donor eggs and IVF to fall pregnant at age 48.

Dressing to not impress: life through the eyes of a three-year-old

When it comes to getting dressed, my three-year-old has only one criterion: ?I don?t want to look beautiful.? And now I've worked out why.

Special nappies made with love for angel babies

Angel Baby Nappies make and provide tiny bereavement cloth nappies for pre-term stillborn babies and premature babies who pass away in the NICU.

Inside the brain of a tantruming toddler

What's going on in your child's mind in the lead-up to a tantrum? And what?s the best way to respond?

5 secrets to a long-lasting relationship

When it comes to keeping your relationship strong, it?s what you do - and not what you want - that really matters.

When 'furbabies' meet real babies

I am obsessed with my dogs, and can't imagine loving them any less once my baby arrives. But that doesn't stop everyone from telling me I will.

The least popular baby names of 2013

Looking for a baby name that?s nowhere near the top 10 ? or even the top 1000? Try the bottom five.

'I was so sleep deprived I crashed my car'

There are no laws regulating driving while tired, but statistics show that driver fatigue is one of the top three contributors to the road toll.

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

WIN a $100 RedBalloon for Dad

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 5 $100 RedBalloon experience vouchers. Helping you make Dad's Day EXTRA HAPPY.

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Do you suffer from Precious Firstborn Syndrome?

Testing ?no more tears? shampoo in your own eyes, warming cucumber sticks so they're not cold straight from the fridge, waking a sleeping baby to check they?re still breathing: these are all symptoms of Precious Firstborn Syndrome.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

Mums hit hardest as flu cases skyrocket

The number of confirmed cases of influenza in Australia has doubled the number for the same time last year - and women are 25 per cent more likely to get it.

The mum who had four babies in nine months

Feeling exhausted due to the demands of caring for a baby? Imagine the life of this mum, who gave birth to three boys and one girl in just nine months.

Everything baby at Big W

Lowest prices on everything baby, only at Big W. Sale starts August 4 and ends August 20 2014.

Going viral

Weirdest pregnancy products

From pee stick keepers to stylish sick bags, there are some very strange inventions out there for pregnant women.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.