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#1 bailey90

Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:38 AM

Hi guys

We are expecting our third daughter in a few weeks and would love your input on the name Sloane. She will be named Sloane Elizabeth after my mum. What do you guys think? Our current daughters are Juno & Portia.

Thanks in advance

#2 seayork2002

Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:42 AM

Ferris Bueller's Sloane?

#3 steppy

Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:42 AM

I like the name Sloane though the first time I heard it I didn't much like the character (Sloane on Entourage - such a boring character).  The name is pretty cool though.

Was the girl in Ferris Beuller named Sloane? That must be the first time I heard it. Goes to show the importance of female characters in that era.

Edited by steppy, 06 May 2019 - 11:46 AM.


#4 Ozquoll

Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:46 AM

..Ranger!!

#5 steppy

Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:48 AM

Sloane Ranger is actually pretty cool though. So is Sloane Star or Sloane Soldier.

#6 Bam1

Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:49 AM

I think the name is lovely and suits the other names well.

Bonus points for a Ferris Bueller connection - favourite teen movie eva.  I thought Sloane Ranger not a bad connection either.

#7 amdirel

Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:58 AM

No. Don't like it at all.

#8 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:58 AM

the name has an association for me - not sure if it was generally known or it was more of an in house thing - at school and uni we would call girls “Sloanes” if they had a “private school boarder “ look - liberty print collars, RM’s, scrunchies in the hair - that type of thing. i don’t think the characterisation has survived - so i don’t think it would be an issue now.

#9 Beancat

Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:10 PM

View PostLucrezia Borgia, on 06 May 2019 - 11:58 AM, said:

the name has an association for me - not sure if it was generally known or it was more of an in house thing - at school and uni we would call girls “Sloanes” if they had a “private school boarder “ look - liberty print collars, RM’s, scrunchies in the hair - that type of thing. i don’t think the characterisation has survived - so i don’t think it would be an issue now.

Oh yes the term Sloanie is an English term for middle to upper class women.  Princess Diana was often referred to as a Sloanie.  Think Jemima Goldsmith, Trinny and Sussanah etc

It comes from Sloane Rangers and relates to those most associated with Sloane square in Chelsea

#10 No Drama Please

Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:14 PM

I do think posh girls admittedly, or those trying to inspire to poshness.

#11 Magnolia2

Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:23 PM

View PostBeancat, on 06 May 2019 - 12:10 PM, said:



Oh yes the term Sloanie is an English term for middle to upper class women.  Princess Diana was often referred to as a Sloanie.  Think Jemima Goldsmith, Trinny and Sussanah etc

It comes from Sloane Rangers and relates to those most associated with Sloane square in Chelsea

Yes - it’s still used as a term of derision in the UK, even now.  Not sure whether the same applies in Australia - I guess you have to work out whether the risk is worth taking on this!

(I do think it’s used without the connotations as a girls’ name in the US)

#12 seayork2002

Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:49 PM

View PostMagnolia2, on 06 May 2019 - 12:23 PM, said:

Yes - it’s still used as a term of derision in the UK, even now.  Not sure whether the same applies in Australia - I guess you have to work out whether the risk is worth taking on this!

(I do think it’s used without the connotations as a girls’ name in the US)

Its funny I don't remember hearing it in the UK at all but I think I have always thought it was posh due to Sloane Square rather than it being posh (to me that is)

I know not all posh places give an automatic posh connection to the their street name but Sloane Square to me will always be posh

#13 Sentient Puddle

Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:56 PM

View PostLucrezia Borgia, on 06 May 2019 - 11:58 AM, said:

the name has an association for me - not sure if it was generally known or it was more of an in house thing - at school and uni we would call girls “Sloanes” if they had a “private school boarder “ look - liberty print collars, RM’s, scrunchies in the hair - that type of thing. i don’t think the characterisation has survived - so i don’t think it would be an issue now.

That is exactly what I thought of when I read the title - probably couldn't use it for that reason - those "Sloanes" at my school were not very nice!

#14 aquarium2

Posted 06 May 2019 - 01:29 PM

Beautiful name and it was on my favorites list, however too many family members reacted negatively pre-birth, so I was put off.  I wish I hadn't told them and just used it!

The other names that I loved were, Harriet, Freya and Odessa.

#15 casime

Posted 06 May 2019 - 01:48 PM

I find it a very harsh name.  It's not one that I would use.

#16 Kreme

Posted 06 May 2019 - 01:50 PM

I was at high school and Uni in the 80s and we called the stuck up boarding school girls Sloanes.

I don’t think it sounds the best in an Australian accent  - a bit nasally.

#17 Mollycoddle

Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:00 PM

Absolutely not.  The term Sloane Ranger conjures up very unfavourable connotations in my head.

https://en.wikipedia...i/Sloane_Ranger

#18 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:02 PM

Another with the Posh b**chy girl Sloane Rangers association.


#19 EmmDasher

Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:07 PM

I really don’t like it. I don’t think it’s a very nice sounding word and it doesn’t have great associations for me. I’d have name envy that my sisters got the better options.

#20 Weavile

Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:14 PM

First time I have heard the name, so I don't have any of the negative connotations others are referring to, but I don't like it, it sounds rather rough. To me it sounds more like a boys name, and I don't think it's a good match with your other names.

#21 Drat

Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:35 PM

Sloane is very masculine to me. If I saw Sloane, Portia and Juno i'd assume Sloane was a boy. I can't see the appeal for a girl..

#22 vanilla_bear

Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:40 PM

I like it. I only have associations from Ferris Beuller's Day Off. I think it fits well with your others - still recognisable but not heard often. I hope you use it!

#23 steppy

Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:42 PM

I've only ever seen Sloane as a girl's name. I didn't know about the Sloane Rangers at all - never even heard of it. Must be an English thing, and choosing it as a name must be an aspirational USA thing.

#24 Fourteenyears

Posted 06 May 2019 - 03:07 PM

British chick lit is riddled with the term, which is used as shorthand for a certain social group with specific accents, style of dressing and behaviour.  It isn’t necessarily derogatory but it isn’t always entirely nice either.  

Moving to London with a name like Sloane would be a little bit like moving to Bondi with a name like Hipster (aside from the entirely relevant fact that Sloane is considered a name in some countries and Hipster isn’t.  At least not yet).

#25 AliasMater

Posted 06 May 2019 - 03:09 PM

I think Ferris Bueller. Love the movie, hate the name.

Simone?

Edited by AliasMater, 06 May 2019 - 03:16 PM.





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