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#1 lafonda

Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

WDYT of the name Aubrey?

ETA for a girl.

Edited by lafonda, 24 January 2013 - 02:13 PM.

#2 emlis22

Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

It sounds very 'American' to me. For a boy I don't mind it. For a girls name it has nothing on Audrey.


Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

Sounds too much like Audrey to me, which reminds me of Coronation Street.

#4 fancie shmancie

Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:08 PM

I love the name Aubrey but ONLY EVER for a BOY.

#5 littleboysmum

Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

It reminds me too much of Teen Mom. Not the worst name in the world, but not one of my favourites either. I much prefer Audrey.

ETA It's much better for a boy. Is it for a boy/ girl op?

Edited by littleboysmum, 24 January 2013 - 02:10 PM.

#6 lafonda

Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

I have never heard of it used for a boy.

#7 Gudrun

Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

OK as far as old men's names go.  I am not keen on its recent appropriation for young girls at all. And especially when it gets prettied up to make it more girly.

If it's for a girl I agree Audrey is much, much nicer.

#8 Z-girls rock

Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

Aubrey? no.

Audrey? yes. Lovely.

#9 lafonda

Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

Definitely for a girl, not a fan of Audrey and am a Teen Mom fan.

#10 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

I dislike it. A lot. It's so close to Audrey which is so much nicer & is actually a girls name, why not use it?

#11 miinii

Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

I really like Aubrey! I would never use it for a boy. It's Definitely a girls name IMO

I am not a fan of Audrey

#12 NunSoFeral

Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

No -  I knew one by such a name, ( an older man) and it got shortened to Aub (pron. Orb)

Just read your ETA - a resounding NO for a girls name.

Audrey is NMS, but infinately better than Aubrey.

The fellow I used to know also got called Donga - as in Albury/Wodonga.

Albury is a sorta similar pron. as Aubrey.

This last bit is probably more of a reflection of the dicks I used to work with in finance, than a typical nn response, though.

#13 lafonda

Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

PP  - I live in Albury/Wodonga. Still doesn't put me off.

Thanks for the replies

#14 I'm Batman

Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

er very teen mum,

I dont think it will date in the way other trendy names will, as it is quite classic sounding

#15 FiveAus

Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:52 PM

Sorry, it;s awful. I recognised it as a girls name, but I think it's one of the uglier ones out there (right up there with Edna, Gertrude, Agatha), and Audrey isn't much better (although it seems to be coming back into vogue, although I can't for the life of me think why).

#16 NunSoFeral

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE (lafonda @ 24/01/2013, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
PP  - I live in Albury/Wodonga. Still doesn't put me off.

Thanks for the replies

I would hope it wouldn't! If you love it, then that is all that matters.
Good luck OP

#17 Beth E

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:34 PM

There is a song called "Aubrey" and it is about a girl..

I quite like it, but I am sure people will always think it is Audrey.

#18 Eirinn

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:34 PM

QUOTE (fancie @ 24/01/2013, 03:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love the name Aubrey but ONLY EVER for a BOY.

Yes. It ain't a girls name, sorry. Audrey is lovely.

#19 FlamingoG

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

Am also on the boy's name bandwagon - it sounds very Brideshead to me.

Also don't think Aubrey from Albury would thank you for that mouthful...

Edited by FlamingoG, 24 January 2013 - 03:39 PM.

#20 pinkcupcakes

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

QUOTE (lafonda @ 24/01/2013, 02:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have never heard of it used for a boy.

me either.

QUOTE (Eirinn @ 24/01/2013, 03:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes. It ain't a girls name, sorry.

umm yes it is, thats why if you look in baby name books/websites you'll find it in girls names...

op i LOVE aubrey, if ds was a girl i was going to use it, but spelt Aubree ( with Bree as a nickname). it rhymes with "strawberry" and they are sweet. biggrin.gif

#21 Mille-Mille

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

I much prefer Audrey.

#22 tres-chic

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

I'm not really a fan and I prefer Audrey too.

#23 laridae

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:03 PM

QUOTE (pinkcupcakes @ 24/01/2013, 04:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
op i LOVE aubrey, if ds was a girl i was going to use it, but spelt Aubree ( with Bree as a nickname). it rhymes with "strawberry" and they are sweet. biggrin.gif


Nope, it doesn't rhyme. Unless you pronounce strawberry as straw-bree.

OP, I think Aubrey and Audrey are ok.  But I wouldn't use Aubrey if you live in Albury as they are pronounced very similarly - I'd expect you will get people spelling it wrong.

#24 Lishyfips

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

Makes me think of Aubrey Beardsley. As much as I like his work, he's a funny looking fellow and I wouldn't name my daughter after him.

#25 Gudrun

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

Might be just as well to look just a bit into the history of a name you are considering rather than rely just on what you have heard or not heard.

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