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#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 PattiODoors

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 Imaginary friend

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 SisterMaryElephant

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*K*

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 ~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

#19 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.

#20 Bel Rowley

Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

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




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