opinions on the name Pearl for a girl

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Registered: 04-01-2003
opinions on the name Pearl for a girl
Tue, 04-01-2003 - 7:01pm
Gonna have a baby in November no clue if it's a boy or girl yet but I really want to name her Pearl if she turns out to be a girl. Obviously it's a very old fashioned name (was my grandmothers name). I'd like some other feedback besides my husband who hates it but will agree if i can come up with a good middle name to call her.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 04-01-2003 - 8:17pm
Pearl is absolutely beautiful!

Some mn ideas: Pearl Anastasia, Pearl Annabella, Pearl Sophia, Pearl Mariah, Pearl Katarina, Pearl Elizabeth, Pearl Susannah, Pearl Georgiana, Pearl Kristina, Pearl Tatiana, Pearl Felicity, Pearl Josephine, Pearl Matilda.

Good luck!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 04-01-2003 - 8:21pm
I find it cute. I once heard the name Elisabeth Pearl and thought it was lovely, she could go by Pearl at home?

Other suggestions:

*Pearl ELisabeth (can you tell i love Elisabeth lol)

*Pearl Charlotte

*Pearl Jocelyn

*Pearl Rebekah

*Pearl Olivia

*Pearl Alexandra

*Pearl Madeline

*Pearl Juliette

*Charlotte Pearl

*Christina Pearl

*Ella Pearl

*Emma Pearl

*Caroline Pearl

*Olivia Pearl

*Carissa Pearl

*Vivian Pearl

Good luck :).

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Registered: 04-01-2003
Tue, 04-01-2003 - 10:23pm
Since your DH sounds like he is not in favor of Pearl, why dont you use it as a middle name?

Madeline Pearl

Madison Pearl

Christina Pearl

Sharon and Pat

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Registered: 04-02-2003
Wed, 04-02-2003 - 12:09am
i think its cool that people are using "old-fashion" names... they are never too trendy and are classic...my name is renata pearl...keep thinking and maybe once you decide your husband might change his mind!
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Registered: 03-31-2003
Wed, 04-02-2003 - 7:13am
You know I really do like a lot of old fashioned names. However, Pearl is not one that I care for. It doesn't translate into a baby or young person's name for me. I do love family names and would absolutely use it for a middle name. Olivia Pearl, Emma Pearl, Eden Pearl, Madeline Pearl, etc. It works great with so many names!



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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 04-02-2003 - 8:37am
we had this same delima..my mil wanted us to use Pearl (her mothers name) if number 4 was a girl...we compromised.. Megan means Pearl...would this work for you? I do like Pearl now as a middle name...
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Wed, 04-02-2003 - 9:29am
I was talked out of using Pearl as a FN and regret it to this day. My DD is Lily Pearl. I use both names; lately, though, I hear most people using her FN only. I adore the name Pearl, for so many reasons. Hester Prynne, of "The Scarlet Letter," named her daughter Pearl. The heroine of the novel appreciated the symbolism of the name and I do as well. What could be more precious than your own DD, your very own Pearl?

Good luck with your decision and your DH.



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