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#1 purple_daisy

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:31 AM

Hello lovely EB name gurus

DH and I have been considering the name Daphne. I did a google search on the name and a number of people seemed to associate it with Scooby Doo. I never watched it growing up and am not sure if it is still popular with under 5s nowadays, what do you think?

We've been tossing around middle names and so far the top picks are:
Daphne Victoria
Daphne Elizabeth (too chunky?)
Daphne Isabelle

None of these are really screaming 'pick me' at the moment though.

If you totally HATE the name Daphne, can you tell me why and propose an alternative as we are a bit stuck this time around. We already have a Charlotte and if this had been a boy our choice was George so obviously we like old fashioned, easy to spell English names.

Thanks ladies!!!

#2 tres-chic

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:34 AM

I really love all of the other names you have mentioned...except Daphne, sorry.

I love English names too. For some reason I just find Daphne really dated and not as elegant as the other names you've mentioned.

But the Scooby Doo thing wouldn't bother me, if I loved the name.

#3 RexterTheFeral

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

Daphne is one of my favorites, though I associate it with ancient Greece rather than the English. For that reason I don't see it sitting against Charlotte neatly, but most probably wouldn't have that issue. The Scooby connection is a positive for me, so if you love it go for it  biggrin.gif

#4 CountryFeral

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

Daphne is well overdue for a comeback!

I like Daphne Victoria the best.

How about:

Isolde
Marguerite
Lenora



#5 schnookaberg

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:46 AM

I like Daphne Victoria the best.

Other suggestions:
Margot
Violet
Eliza
Georgina

#6 emlis22

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:55 AM

Daphne is my number one girls name, and funnily enough, Daphne Elisabeth is my no. 1 combo (Elisabeth is a family name, so a given). For that reason, I've never really thought of other middles...

Daphne Honora
Daphne Olivia
Daphne Margaret
Daphne June
Daphne Louise
Daphne Emmeline

#7 Fastrunnydog

Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

Love Daphne!   No idea about middle name though although possibly something plain and short to let Daphne stand alone?

Daphne Jean
Daphne Mae
Daphne Lea

#8 ubermum

Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:57 AM

I love Daphne. It was on my list.


#9 Gudrun

Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

Daphne is cool retro. Goes nicely with Charlotte.  Victoria for the MN from your options because it begins with a consonant.

Daphne Marion

#10 Walkers

Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

Love Daphne. We used it as a mn for one of our girls and I kind of regret not using it as a first name.
Daphne Victoria is lovely

#11 baddmammajamma

Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

I love Daphne! It's totally quirky chic, with some great history behind it. Plus, you don't hear it on every second little girl at the playground.

Daphne Victoria is absolutely gorgeous.

#12 vanessa71

Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

I don't think Daphne is cool retro, I think it's very dated and not at all due for a comeback. My DD is nearly 8 and she loves Scooby Doo, when I was a kid I thought Daphne had the nice name of the girls, but it was either that or Velma, so not much in the way of competition.

I love Charlotte, used it as DD's middle name and I just think I'd feel short changed if I was called Daphne when my sister was Charlotte. I like all of your chosen middle names, but not Daphne.

What about

Bridget
Camilla
Lucy
Catherine
Esther
Cecilia
Alice
Eloise
Claire
Anna
Eleanor
Henrietta
Georgina
Priscilla
Claudia
Genevieve
Adeline




#13 erindiv

Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

I think Daphne is a lovely name... until you consider 'Daff' as the nickname. I love old fashioned names. I particularly like Elizabeth, as a first name not a second name. There are so many nicknames to choose from, Liz, Ella, Beth, Ellie, etc etc.

#14 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

It's okay. Not my most favpurite flower name but I don't dislike it. As PP said though, the NNs Daff and Daffy would put me off a bit.

I think Daphne Victoria flows nicely, but Elizabeth is my favourite of your MN options. Not a fan of Isabelle, either as a name in its own right or as a MN to Daphne.

#15 Especially*Feral*

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

I like Daphne more as a middle name

#16 =R2=

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

Daphne is a lovely name.



#17 seaside_feral

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:12 PM

Hi purple daisy

I agree with the PP, I would prefer Daphne as a middle name. I actually think of Frazier first when I hear the name Daphne, not of Scooby Doo. In general I just don't especially like it as a name  - partly because I don't like the NN Daffy or Daf and partly just personal preference!!!  I love some of the names you have suggested as possible MNs though.... What about reversing them?
Charlotte and Victoria Daphne
Charlotte and Elizabeth Daphne
Charlotte and Isabelle Daphne

Or some other possibilities:
Charlotte and Louisa Daphne
Charlotte and Sophia Daphne
Charlotte and Amelia Daphne

Good luck with your decision & hope you're keeping well!!


#18 2littledarlings

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

Hi,
I have a friend named Daphne who I have know since primary school, we are both in our 30's now. Her nicknames were  Dane (said danee) in school and she is now just Dee, don't ask me why but NN are not always the most obvious choice like Daff original.gif

#19 elegie

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

I LOVE Daphne. It's my favourite scented flower, and the name of a good friend of my grandmother, so I've had a positive association with it since I was little.

Daphne Elizabeth is gorgeous.

#20 Bam1

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

Daphne is lovely quite a quirky name to me, whilst Charlotte is nice but conservative, so I don't see the 2 going together very well.  I also think Daphne can handle a quirkier MN.

Edited by Bam1, 15 January 2013 - 12:48 PM.


#21 purple_daisy

Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

Thanks for all the replies ladies - I hadn't thought about Daff or Daffy for nicknames, and they rather put me off since I just KNOW she'd probably get one of those at some point in her school life.

Thanks for all the alternate suggestions, one of them has really caught my eye so will have to discuss with DH now original.gif

#22 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

I'm not too keen on Daphne as a first name and I think it's a different kind of old to Charlotte. As in Daphne is daggy old and Charlotte is good old.

I quite like all the middle names you have listed, especially since they're all good names for her to use if she doesn't like Daphne. I think Daphne Victoria sounds the best as a combo.

#23 Apageintime

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

My nan is Daphne and its a great name.

She got 'daff' a lot as a nickname.

I love Daphne Victoria - beautiful!

#24 Bellefin

Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

I really like Daphne, I'd use it myself. I prefer it to Charlotte actually and I don't think Daphne would feel "short changed". It goes well with loads of different middle names. I suggest Daphne Celeste.

#25 baddmammajamma

Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

QUOTE (Bellefin @ 15/01/2013, 04:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really like Daphne, I'd use it myself. I prefer it to Charlotte actually and I don't think Daphne would feel "short changed". It goes well with loads of different middle names. I suggest Daphne Celeste.


Celeste is in my top, top tier of favorite names. Celeste and Charlotte would sound brilliant together. Celeste Daphne -- can we add that one to the list? original.gif




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