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#1 kergulen

Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:21 PM

WDYT of Denise?

It was not always spelled Denise. As language and spelling evolved over the centuries, it eventually arrived at Denise.

#2 Deb999

Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:28 PM

It was popular in the 90s, two of my friends were Denise but I think its really dropped off the radar. I like the name, it's undervalued.

#3 Mands09

Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:28 PM

Sorry, Its really not my style.

It's not modern but not classic either. So yeah.

#4 Imaginary friend

Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:32 PM

I think most names have had spelling variations over their evolution.

However 'Denise' is really only established spelling now.

I do know a young Denise, about 8 years old, but all the others I know are 50+.

However, everybody doesnt have to use an 'in' name and it is perfectly normal usable name if you want to use it.

#5 Ianthe

Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:48 PM

Denise sounds very dated to me.

#6 Bereckii

Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:54 PM

Upon first meeting I might assume that a baby Denise was named after someone special to the parents  (I guess because it's not common now but was more common around the parents/grandparents time)

A little Denise would quickly make the name her own though, whether named after someone specifoc or just because the parents loved the name.

#7 kerilyntaryn

Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:19 PM

not too fussed on it,  but its ok,  easy to spell and pronounce

#8 Sparkles66

Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:21 PM

I like it. It's a common name in my husbands culture.

#9 Brandy Glitterbuns

Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:38 PM

I don't dislike it but I do think it is dated.

#10 Lallalla

Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:51 PM

Denise is my MIL....

#11 just2ofus

Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:54 PM

My sister is Denise - she’s in her late 20’s and it suits her to a tee!

#12 Ollie83

Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:02 PM

It's not my style of name. But as a names it's good, solid, easy to spell and for a baby not a common name.

#13 Gudrun

Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:05 PM

Popular babyboomer name.  Feminine form of Denis. Inspired yet familiar choice for young ones.

#14 José

Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:38 AM

cant say i like it.

#15 Pooks Persisted

Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:43 AM

Our kids will probably think it's quaint and old fashioned and it will get popular again, like all the little Audreys and Mabels and Islas now.

#16 Hands Up

Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:44 AM

I’m not a fan

#17 Bearynice

Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:39 AM

It's my mums name! She is mid 60s. Very popular name amongst her age group.

#18 Glittery Fairy

Posted 16 January 2018 - 01:35 PM

About as exciting as Gloria, Barbara & Mavis.

#19 suburban dystopia

Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:05 PM

 Glittery Fairy, on 16 January 2018 - 01:35 PM, said:

About as exciting as Gloria, Barbara & Mavis.

I quite like Gloria!

The only person I know who was named Denise changed her name as an adult. One of the reasons she gave was not liking having a name which was so often misinterpreted as being the male Denis.

#20 HRH Countrymel

Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:21 PM

 away in a manger, on 16 January 2018 - 03:05 PM, said:

I quite like Gloria!

The only person I know who was named Denise changed her name as an adult. One of the reasons she gave was not liking having a name which was so often misinterpreted as being the male Denis.

How odd?

It's a reasonably common name - of the many Denises I know I do not think any of them have ever had an issue with people thinking they were a man called Dennis?

I would even call that Denise is more common than Dennis!

One of the most beautiful women I know is a Denise so in my mind it automatically goes to that!

#21 Astrocyte

Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:22 PM

Horrible name. Sounds so dated.

#22 suburban dystopia

Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:36 PM

 HRH Countrymel, on 16 January 2018 - 03:21 PM, said:

How odd?

It's a reasonably common name - of the many Denises I know I do not think any of them have ever had an issue with people thinking they were a man called Dennis?

I would even call that Denise is more common than Dennis!

One of the most beautiful women I know is a Denise so in my mind it automatically goes to that!

Yes, its a rather spurious reason! However, this was the woman who named my DP, so her ideas on names are somewhat unique...

#23 AnotherFeral

Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:40 PM

It doesn't grab me but it's a perfectly fine name, not horrible at all!

FWIW my girls have baby boomer names - one in particular was a historically popular name but out of fashion these days. When she was born there were quite a few awkwardly polite reactions. If you are prepared for that, I say go for it.

#24 Guest_KayDan0707_*

Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:50 PM

 Glittery Fairy, on 16 January 2018 - 01:35 PM, said:

About as exciting as Gloria, Barbara & Mavis.
This.  I would also include it with names such as Cheryl, Beryl, Joyce - all dated and unexciting.

#25 fancie shmancie

Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:52 PM

 AnotherFeral, on 16 January 2018 - 03:40 PM, said:

It doesn't grab me but it's a perfectly fine name, not horrible at all!

FWIW my girls have baby boomer names - one in particular was a historically popular name but out of fashion these days. When she was born there were quite a few awkwardly polite reactions. If you are prepared for that, I say go for it.

As a baby-boomer I'm reeeeaaaaallly curious about your daughters' names.   Would love to know what you chose for them.




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