Fiona for a girl?

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Fiona for a girl?
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Sat, 11-12-2011 - 2:44pm

Hi, so I really like the name Fiona for a little girl.

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Sun, 11-13-2011 - 9:59pm
Well, I do happen to like the name Fiona, despite the Shrek associations you mention. On the other hand, I do think the name Fiona Friesen does not flow well together. The two sounds are hard to say together IMO. But that is just one opinion.


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Sun, 11-13-2011 - 10:28pm

I'm never sure why the Shrek connection should be a big deal...she's smart, strong, and brave.

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Mon, 11-14-2011 - 5:56pm

Thank you very much for your opinion!

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Mon, 11-14-2011 - 5:58pm
Thanks for stating your opinion. Anyone else? Opinions about Fiona and general and/or paired with the last name Friesen?
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Tue, 11-15-2011 - 2:37pm

I think Fiona is a very pretty name. And it's not used very often so that's nice!

I have seen Shrek and I think you'd like the character Fiona if you watched the movie! :) But you're right, Shrek will likely be old news by the time your daughter hits school. There are just so many movies, books, tv shows, singers, etc these days. Almost every name will have a character or figure associated with it! I don't think it's a major reason to not use a name.

I don't mind Fiona with the last name either. Seems fine to me, especially if you both love the name so much. Any ideas for a middle name?


 


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Tue, 11-15-2011 - 9:24pm
Thank you for your input. I don't have any ideas for a middle name. I used Marie for my first daughter after my grandmother. My mother's second name is Jeanne (pronounced Jean). I thought of using that, but my mom said not to, since she went through so much correcting people how to say it correctly. I don't see that being a major problem for a middle name.

We haven't been able to focus on middle names as much, I think because we don't know what we are having for two more weeks. If we know we are having a boy or girl, I think we will be able to really focus on a complete name for our child. Any middle name suggestions?
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Wed, 11-16-2011 - 10:44am

I hope you'll come back and update us when you find out what you're having! :)

Jane might be a nice middle name that honors your mom because it is close to Jeanne. Fiona Jane sounds like a sweet girl to me! :)

Fiona Grace, Fiona Clare, Fiona Rose, Fiona Sage, Fiona Erin, Fiona Eve all could be nice depending on your tastes.


 


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Sat, 11-19-2011 - 3:05pm

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Sun, 11-20-2011 - 4:30pm
Thanks everyone for the middle name suggestions!
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Fri, 11-25-2011 - 1:31pm
I love Fiona. It's unique but pronounceable. People are going to be able to associate ANY name to some movie or person they know, so I wouldn't consider that as an issue at all.

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