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Bronte - WDYT?
havent heard it for a while - is there a reason??


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#1 vixxistar

Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:57 PM

Hey wise forum people biggrin.gif

I was flicking through a name book and came across the name Bronte...and thought to myself "hmm..thats quite pretty and not overly common these days".....wdyt?

Have you heard it used lately? any ideas of possible nn other than Bron (which i think sounds old ladyish)
and apparently is either said Braun-tay, Bron-tay or Bron-tee...how would you say it?
I prefer the spelling Bronte, but it can also be Bronty...

Curious to hear what others think. bbabyflip.gif TIA.

#2 EsmeLennox

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:02 PM

Hopefully of haven't heard it because it's horrible, and a surname. Sorry.

#3 kerilyntaryn

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:02 PM

havent heard it for a long time

I'd keep with the Bronte spelling - Bron - tee



#4 Tecopa

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:04 PM

First thing that popped into mind was that anorexic girl in all the news years back..followed by the character from Green Card I think. It was cutting edge cool for a nano second about 20 years ago,  I thought so probably not due for a comeback but it's not that bad at all really.

#5 SeaPrincess

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:04 PM

I know 1 child named Bronte (pron Bron-tee). Not my style.

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#6 All-New

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:10 PM

I am sad people don't like it.  I love it!  although I would never shorten it.

#7 ~chiquita~

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:13 PM

I like it.

#8 soapy

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:16 PM

I think we had a male Bronte at school.

#9 seashells

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:16 PM

I would pronounce it Bron-tee, like the Sydney suburb.
I find it quite harsh though, sorry.

#10 PaulineN

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:20 PM

QUOTE
First thing that popped into mind was that anorexic girl in all the news years back

+1

#11 Alix Maree

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:23 PM

I love it! Was on my list till my husband vetoed it. Makes me think of the Bronte sisters, the authors, Charlotte, Anne and Emily (don't use those as mn) who wrote things like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. I would maintain the spelling Bronte, although if you like you could go with the French spelling, Brontė. Also I would say it Bron-tee. I don't think it has any good nn but I also don't think it needs one.

#12 tibs

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:25 PM

QUOTE (Tecopa @ 14/04/2012, 06:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
First thing that popped into mind was that anorexic girl in all the news years back..


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That and the fact it is a Sydney suburb (we live in Sydney) - I wouldn't touch it.

#13 Seven of Nine

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:25 PM

I know a Bronte and when I first met her I thought the same as you OP, it's a pretty name and not often used. I really like it.

I would pronounce it Bron-tee. Bronny for a nick name?

#14 calico

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:27 PM

I also think of the anorexic girl, suburb and beach. As a PP mentioned above, i also think it's harsh and very unappealing.

#15 ali27

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:27 PM

I don't mind it. I know two girls called Bronte - one about 12, the other about 7. I must admit the word brontosaurus does flit in and out of my mind.

#16 Hungry Caterpillar

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:29 PM

I would use the spelling Bronte and would pronounce it Bron-tee.

I quite like it and have not heard it used at all in recent years.

I too think of Bronte Cullis but that is not a bad thing as far as I am concerned.

#17 avonlea

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:35 PM

I'm surprised by the negative responses to Bronte.

I really like it OP.

I think it is a beautiful name.

#18 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:38 PM

It's NMS.  To me, it's the authors' surname, and to be honest (and this is probably shocking for an English teacher and lover of historical fiction), I never really liked their work ohmy.gif

And yes, the girl who suffered anorexia immediately springs to mind when I hear it as a name as well.

#19 fancie shmancie

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:42 PM

Only good as a surname for me.

#20 lynneyours

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

I love it.  I think it is really pretty and feminine.  I'd think an obvious NN would be "B", as I am not a fan of Bron either.  Bronte was on our list for both DD's.  If I ever have a 3rd DD, it'd be up there again.  

I don't know who this anorexic girl is - never heard of her - but am aware a Sydney beach suburb is called Bronte.

#21 Kat5

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

I live in Sydney where's it's a beach & suburb. DD is 9 and there are 2 Bronte's in her year at school, we know another one through local sports and another through a friends child. They are all between 8-10 years old, I dont know if it's still popular with smaller children.

I dont mind the name but I would liken it to naming a child Bondi or Coogee Tounge1.gif.

#22 sarahjk

Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:04 PM

I love the name Bronte, I thought it would be much more popular on EB for it's classic yet uncommon appeal.  If you don't live in Sydney then you wouldn't think of the link with the suburb
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#23 Snugglybirdie

Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

I like it and I also like Dante as well.

I pronounce it Bron-tay.

#24 vanessa71

Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:06 PM

I don't like it at all, I think there is a good reason why we are not hearing it more.



#25 Psiren

Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:07 PM

I like it, though it's a reasonably popular name down here. I went to school with three Brontes and there are at least four at my school currently.




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