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#1 Katie-Nana


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Posted 08 February 2010 - 03:59 PM

I came across Laurence for a girls name recently (In France it is a girls name, so technically its unisex) I'd never considered it a girls name but now I kinda like it. If I ever used it, it would probably be a middle name. I posted it on the polls and got A LOT of negative feedback. What do you think about it for a girls first or middle name? I'd pronounce it (LAR ence) rather than (LORE ence).


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Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:01 PM

I can't say that I care much for it. I do like the LAR-ence pronunciation much better than LORE-ence at least on a girl. I think most would assume it was pronounced the second way though. It isn't terrible as a middle name, just not something I would use myself.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:17 PM

i don't like the name, but prefer it on a boy. or middle name :)

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 12:44 PM

ummm no. I'm sorry. Just don't like it for a girl or for a boy. Mostly because it gives boys the nn Laurie.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 06:16 PM

It reminds me of Laurence for Little Women even with the nickname.

Another option could be Laurent.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 12:19 PM

probably wouldn't use it but does sound cute though:P

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 12:40 PM

It really depends on the first name, if you use Laurence as a middle name.
I can't say I'd use it as a name for a girl, but if you like it, then you should go for it.
The first name would probably be best if it was girly, to counter the 'boy-ishness' of Laurence.
I do like the proununciation you decided on, I think it would make it sound less 'boyish'.

Hope I helped!

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 01:32 PM

I don't like it at all on a girl. It is totally 100% a boy's name to me. I could never picture a beautiful little girl named Laurence. No way.

It might work as a middle name...Adelyn Laurence is kinda cute.

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