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#1 Double Lines

Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:36 PM

Interested in your thoughts on the name Prudence. If you had to describe what style you think it is, what word/s word you use?

And what middle names do you think might go nicely with it?!

TIA x

#2 Etcetera

Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:40 PM

My sister is Prudence Clare.

#3 la di dah

Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:43 PM

I like it. I would describe it as:

Virtue name
Vintage
Ladylike but not ulta-girly

I would like it with a middle name like Blythe, Claire, Jane, Ivy, or similar. Depends a lot on the last name though. Prudence James can have a longer middle name than Prudence Wojciechowski.

#4 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:44 PM

Very much NMS. Can't get past the prude / prudish sound.

Style - I think it's a virtue name in an era where that virtue is out of fashion.

Sorry OP.

#5 niggles

Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:45 PM

I have very strong positive associations with Prudence. I see it as a strong name with a quirky bent.

#6 niggles

Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:47 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 29/03/2012, 05:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Very much NMS. Can't get past the prude / prudish sound.

Style - I think it's a virtue name in an era where that virtue is out of fashion.

Sorry OP.


How are you defining prudence that it's a quality not in fashion? I'd love to have more prudence.

#7 la di dah

Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:49 PM

QUOTE (niggles @ 29/03/2012, 08:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How are you defining prudence that it's a quality not in fashion? I'd love to have more prudence.


I think she's gone off with the "prudish" association, which I can kind of see, but I like "prudent" enough to not mind, and also watched Charmed at a young and impressionable age and have a crush on Shannen Doherty as well.

#8 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:51 PM

Fingers working faster than brain. Blame the lack of sleep (DD teething).

Meant that virtue names are out of fashion.

That and a connection to prudish.

Won't bother correcting as it's already been quoted.

#9 Double Lines

Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:52 PM

QUOTE (Etcetera @ 29/03/2012, 08:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My sister is Prudence Clare.


Etcetera, what does your sister think of her name?! I guess I can't ask what your name is, do you have any other sisters? If so are you able to share their name/s?

Just curious to know what other names the parents of a 'Prudence' chose original.gif

Edited by Bubbymania, 29 March 2012 - 07:52 PM.


#10 la di dah

Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:54 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 29/03/2012, 08:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fingers working faster than brain. Blame the lack of sleep (DD teething).

Meant that virtue names are out of fashion.

That and a connection to prudish.

Won't bother correcting as it's already been quoted.


I think Grace/Faith/Hope/Felicity are in fashion and to some extent Verity/Amity are rising? Constance/Temperance/Prudence aren't super popular but unless I've become geographically dislocated again and they're only popular in the States, I wouldn't say virtue names are unpopular at all?

(and I love most of them)

Am I unstylish, Dabri? *sniffle*

#11 ms flib

Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:54 PM

It reminds me of the Beatles song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ppmdvXsMBE

and this cover by Sioxsie and the Banshees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwVURcWaFRM...feature=related

I love Prudence but not Prue....

#12 Guest_Starletta_*

Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:55 PM

I like it.

I know a Prudence Catherine

#13 libbylu

Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:57 PM

Not a huge fan.  I also think it sounds a bit too much like prude/prudish even though Prudence is a different word.  But then, I am not a fan of virtue names like Patience, Grace, Hope, Felicity or Charity either.  The last two sound a bit prettier, but still NMS.

#14 Double Lines

Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:57 PM

QUOTE (ms flib @ 29/03/2012, 08:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It reminds me of the Beatles song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ppmdvXsMBE

and this cover by Sioxsie and the Banshees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwVURcWaFRM...feature=related

I love Prudence but not Prue....


Ms Flib, I was just about to google to song after reading about the association on another website so thanks for the link... I'll check it out now original.gif

And I'm with you, love Prudence but not Pru/Prue!

Edited by Bubbymania, 29 March 2012 - 07:58 PM.


#15 .MrsM.

Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:59 PM

my sister is a Prudence original.gif

but never ever goes by that, always by Pru

Edited to add, she doesn't have a middle name, cant comment on that

Edited by jm2505, 29 March 2012 - 08:01 PM.


#16 Etcetera

Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:01 PM

I *think* my sister was named after the Beatles song.

She really likes it. She's always been Pru (no e). I call her Pruie original.gif

The worst teasing she got was being called Prune by a boy in my year, but being the awesome big sister I am, I out a stop to that. wink.gif

#17 WinterIsComing

Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:06 PM

For a little girl? Honestly?

Yuck.



#18 FeralMinx

Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:08 PM

I like it lots.  I love prue too.

#19 Studybug

Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:18 PM

Yup "Dear Prudence won't you come out to play?"  A beatles association can't be too traumatic can it?

I think it's a little cute - strong, feminine, different for these days.  

I probably wouldn't use it for my daughter but that's because I like "boys" names for girls.  Anyway, if you love it, who cares what anyone else thinks?!

Edited by Studybug, 29 March 2012 - 08:36 PM.


#20 caesie'n'linc

Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:20 PM

I quite like the name Prudence original.gif  I've met a few of them over the years and they have all been lovely.
Not sure how I'd describe it, I'm not good with that stuff LOL  I either like a name or I dont original.gif


QUOTE (la di dah @ 29/03/2012, 08:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would like it with a middle name like Blythe, Claire, Jane, Ivy, or similar. Depends a lot on the last name though. Prudence James can have a longer middle name than Prudence Wojciechowski.

I also find it amusing when a random surname from childhood pops up somewhere unexpected LOL  Do you know someone with that name la di dah?  Just being nosey biggrin.gif

#21 Ianthe

Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:24 PM

The real b**ches in English kids books I read as a kid always seemed to be Prudence. I cannot warm to it.

#22 Imaginary friend

Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:24 PM

There are some virtue names  I quite like - Grace, Faith, Hope, Joy, Harmony - but I dont really like Prudence.

#23 niggles

Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:25 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 29/03/2012, 05:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fingers working faster than brain. Blame the lack of sleep (DD teething).

Meant that virtue names are out of fashion.

That and a connection to prudish.

Won't bother correcting as it's already been quoted.


Ah, gotcha. See I like the name so much my mind didn't even think of prudish. Maybe because the Prudence I know is very lovely and hip and gorgeous and works for Vogue etc etc.

#24 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:25 PM

Gaah, don't tease the sleep-addled one!

I would argue that Grace, Hope and faith are chosen less for their virtuous qualities and more for their aesthetic as one syllable middle names / connection to Grace Kelly-esque charm / link to family names so wouldn't class them in the virtue category.

Names like Prudence, Constance and Temperance - I've not heard given to a baby (celeb or in real life) for about 30 years.

Fully aware that a lot of people will jump in with examples and I will have missed something obvious so would like to bow out in a nothing-to-see-here kind of way. As you were.

PS - I got over Charmed when they brought in Paige - given the premise of the show was that generations could gain in magical strength until there were three sisters in a generation, and they would be "the Charmed ones" - to have a half sister on the charmed side would thus mean that this generation were not the Charmed ones after all? Especially since they could have easily done something cool like have Prue swap bodies with a demon and the Charmed ones be unable to reverse the spell...

But anyway.

#25 la di dah

Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:27 PM

QUOTE (caesie'n'linc @ 29/03/2012, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I also find it amusing when a random surname from childhood pops up somewhere unexpected LOL  Do you know someone with that name la di dah?  Just being nosey biggrin.gif


Yeah, I know quite a few interesting Eastern European names. That one was just someone I knew once, but I'm related to a lot of Russian/Polish etc. named people who's names end in -wicz and -ski and so on.




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