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#26 Imaginary friend

Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:33 PM

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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.



Not sure why people choose names but  Grace Hope and Faith are certainly virtue names.


Like people may well choose Rose for its aesthetic one syllable middle name qualities but it is still a flower name.

#27 caesie'n'linc

Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:35 PM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 29/03/2012, 09:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.

Cool original.gif  Was kinda strange seeing that name pop up like that, pretty sure my sister had a huge crush on one of the boys with that name when we were in high school LOL  
Thinking about it now, I'm actually pretty sure that one of the Prudences I knew back then actually dated one of them too LOL  Now THAT'S weird! LOL

#28 ~damons-mum~

Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:40 PM

I teach a lovely Prudence. Always known as Pru.

She has 3 lovely brother too. Charles (always Charlie), Henry and Reuben.

#29 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:45 PM

QUOTE (Nat1976 @ 29/03/2012, 08:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For a little girl? Honestly?

Yuck.


Honestly?  You're being very rude.

#30 kerilyntaryn

Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:59 AM

NMS - it's an old fashion virtue name - first one I thought of was social commentator Pru McSweeny?  

another old virtue name that has become a little more popular since BONES is Temperance

Verity or Amity are more accepted and Hope Faith Grace Joy Felicity Liberty

mn Joy, Faith, Hope, Renee, Amity, Bethany, Brooke, Candice, Delphine, Delma, Elizabeth, Jane, Maree, Naomi, Ruth, Rachel, Victoria

#31 fancie shmancie

Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:05 AM

Prudence is a lovely name.  I hope you use it, OP.



#32 HRH Countrymel

Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:23 AM

I know a few - they all go by Pru though.

It is a pleasant enough name but I think Pru is a bit 'nothing', kind of like a sound not a name, and if we are being realistic that IS what she will end up being called.

I have a virtue name and luckily it is one that is worth striving to live up to. As is prudence - but there is nothing that glamourous or heroic about living a prudent life is there? It is just so very sensible.

#33 Eirinn

Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:23 AM

QUOTE (Ianthe @ 29/03/2012, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The real b**ches in English kids books I read as a kid always seemed to be Prudence.


This for me too  biggrin.gif I seem to recall an Enid Blyton book with a nasty little girl named Prue. It sounded like a harsh name then and I still feel that way, sorry.

#34 vanessa71

Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:55 AM

It's not a name I would use, but would much rather hear a Prudence than many other names.

I was hoping that Siouxsie & The Banshees clip would be the actual video for Dear Prudence, which I haven't see for ages, although I do have it on VHS somehere, but it wasn't.


#35 Franny Glass

Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:51 AM

I adore Prudence. So elegant and lady-like. It would be on my list, along with Ursula, except that it has been vetoed. Not "pretty" enough apparently wink.gif



#36 Chyloe

Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:51 AM

I am not fussed.  Too old ladyish for me.

#37 Lady Sybil Vimes

Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:55 AM

I think it's a lovely old-fashioned name, OP. I hope you use it.

#38 Green Tea

Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:08 PM

I am not a fan of virtue names, such as Prudence but I absolutely LOVE the name Prue, which I suppose it would get as a NN..

Completely up to what you like OP

#39 reng

Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:19 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 29/03/2012, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Names like Prudence, Constance and Temperance - I've not heard given to a baby (celeb or in real life) for about 30 years.


Temperance Brennan from Bones.  I know, she's a character, not a real person, but there you go.  Her last name is my hubbys first name.  He was named after a (very) small battle in Canada that took place on Brennan's Hill, near where his father grew up.  And yes, he is always spelling it to people, 'no it doesn't have a d in it' original.gif


#40 Bel Rowley

Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:42 AM

I find it old-fashioned in a stuffy way. As someone who is decidedly imprudent I guess the meaning of the name holds little appeal for me. I'm also not fond of Pru/Prue.

#41 Tyfle Hour

Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:03 PM

It's theoretically okay, but I don't particularly like the sound of it, nor the potential nickname Prue.  I much prefer Constance wub.gif .

#42 The Awesome One

Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:31 PM

I actually don't mind it, but prefer Cadence

Not sure on middle names, something short (sick at the moment so I wouldnt trust anything I came up with).

#43 Imaginary friend

Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:50 PM

Cadence is lovely - I much prefer that too.

#44 la di dah

Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:40 PM

I like Candace, I don't like Cadence. Just makes me think of blisters and marching and jodies.

#45 wfhm

Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:52 PM

I really like it.

For MN's though I would go for something a bit more modern maybe? Just so that you don't over-do the old fashioned 'virtue' type name.

I also love the the nickname Pru, and like others have said - every Prudence I've ever met have been wonderful people.

#46 tres-chic

Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:12 AM

I don't mind it but it doesn't excite me.

#47 Imaginary friend

Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:53 AM

Off topic now.... unsure.gif



la di dah, I dont mind Candice either, dont like it as much as Cadence though - just curious, how does Cadence, a musical term, remind you of blisters? and what are jodies anyway?

#48 la di dah

Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:14 PM

QUOTE (4kidlets @ 02/04/2012, 09:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Off topic now.... unsure.gif



la di dah, I dont mind Candice either, dont like it as much as Cadence though - just curious, how does Cadence, a musical term, remind you of blisters? and what are jodies anyway?


US military basic training is my biggest exposure to cadence as a) a verb and b) something you have to do all the time while your feet slowly fall off your body just to escape.

They're called cadences but also sometimes more casually called jodies/jody tunes because of the ones about a character called Jody. Cadences was the "real" word.


#49 Logging out

Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:32 PM

QUOTE (Ianthe @ 29/03/2012, 08:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The real b**ches in English kids books I read as a kid always seemed to be Prudence. I cannot warm to it.



Exactly what I was thinking  cclap.gif

#50 DontKnowDontCare

Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:43 PM

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QUOTE (la di dah @ 29/03/2012, 08:43 PM)

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


I do, but none of the females in the family are called Prudence original.gif





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