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#1 FeralPerthFembo

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:08 PM

I've liked the name Summer since I first heard it on OC many moons ago and also liking it more for Summer Glau after that. I've never met one in real life and didnt think it was a mainstream name at all, but according to BDM it ranked #18 in WA in 2011.

WDYT of this name?

I'm quite keen on it as a middle name I think (perhaps Phoebe Summer?)

Edited by JBaby, 21 February 2013 - 12:09 PM.


#2 emlis22

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:36 PM

Summer is a name that breaks nearly all my rules, but I love it. I can't help it!

I met a Sommer the other day (20s), which is also nice.

Phoebe Summer is fantastic!



#3 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:39 PM

I like season names so it is a winner with me. My favourite is Winter.

#4 PrincessPeach

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

I love the name!

I'll show my age, but there was a character on Baywatch named summer as well. Not that it would stop me using it - it doesn't work with our surname.

#5 Kay1

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

QUOTE
Summer is a name that breaks nearly all my rules, but I love it. I can't help it!


This for me too. original.gif

#6 I*Love*Christmas

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

I love it! I wanted to name my DD Summer, but DH didn't agree so it is her middle name instead.

#7 ~~HappyMummy~~

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

I like it.

I know a 3 year old Summer.

#8 Happypinks

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

Really like it.

#9 la di dah

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

I've known a few. I don't find it bad but I don't find it does anything for me.

As far as ends in -er I prefer a number of other girls' names, and as far as seasons I'd prefer Winter or Autumn.

I've heard it in real life since I was a kid so it doesn't have any particular shiny newness either, but I wouldn't find it objectionable on someone else's kid - unless it gets spelled oddly.

#10 Bel Rowley

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

My 5 month old niece is Summer. Her name was inspired by the American swimmer Summer Sanders, my brother liked the sound of it and our surname has a similar sound.

It's not a name I've had on my list, but I do like it. I loved it when I was a kid, I named one of my dolls Summer.

#11 BetteBoop

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

I like it a lot. A woman I used to work with was called Somers. She said it's a common name in the Carribean.

#12 librablonde

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

I like Summer (as long as it's spelt that way, no cre8ive spelling, please).
My niece is named Sunshine and it suits her perfectly. Her NN is Sunny.

Edited by librablonde, 21 February 2013 - 01:23 PM.


#13 4kidlets

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:23 PM

I dont mind Summer.


Have met a few IRL.

#14 Gudrun

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:48 PM

I like it. It's kinda 'friendly'.   Prefer the spelling Somer though.


Phoebe Somer is darn good.   So is Phoebe Somerset.

#15 TinyTeddys

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:04 PM

I like it but wouldn't use it personally,

Love it as a middle name!!

#16 iheartu

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:24 PM

LOVE it... I couldn't use it as DH is against any season/month type names sad.gif

Phoebe Summer is all kinds of wonderful.

#17 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:28 PM

Do you really think Summer is a name for an adult? You are not just naming a baby don't forget.

#18 la di dah

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:29 PM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 21/02/2013, 03:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you really think Summer is a name for an adult? You are not just naming a baby don't forget.

I've known a lot of adult Summers. I don't actually hear it as a baby-ish sounding name, I don't know any younger than 20? Most I've met are my age-ish (29) give or take five years. If anything I would have said, being the not-huge-fan that I am, that it feels a bit past its peak, and somewhat akin to Amber.

Edited by la di dah, 21 February 2013 - 02:30 PM.


#19 GenWhy

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:37 PM

I like it but it's very very common now. There's 2 in my DS class alone! I don't like the creative spellings either and definitely like Autumn or Winter a lot more.

#20 deedee15

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:41 PM

Love the name Summer ( as spelt) and I think Phoebe Summer is a lovely name!

#21 bunnysquared

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

QUOTE (Madame Protart @ 21/02/2013, 03:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really like it.

Just don't spell it Summa like I saw the other day.


Or Summah (yup, really)

#22 Gumnut82

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:49 PM

QUOTE (deedee15 @ 21/02/2013, 03:41 PM)
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Love the name Summer ( as spelt) and I think Phoebe Summer is a lovely name!


    Ditto!

#23 Plaxy

Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:09 PM

Phoebe Summer is a great name! I have no problem with it for an adult too.

I like all the season names - including Spring, the undersused one! See Spring Byingtion, actor 1930s.

#24 FeralPerthFembo

Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

I was expecting a lot more negative responses to be honest. Nice to hear so many like it original.gif

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 21/02/2013, 01:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you really think Summer is a name for an adult? You are not just naming a baby don't forget.


When I think of the name I picture a young 20-30 something actually. It doesn't sound like a baby/child name to me at all...but then the only times I've heard the name have been strong adult characters so that would by why.

#25 FeralPerthFembo

Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:24 PM

It just occurred to me, is it weird for her middle name to be Summer when she will be born in winter?




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