Cherry as a name???

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  1. gempuppie

    gempuppie Active Member

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    I love the sound of the name Cherry for a little girl but I have had mixed responses from people I have asked, ranging from oh how cute to laughing out loud. More people have said that they like, than don't like.

    Please could you give totally honest opinions as it's hard to tell peoples honest opinions in real life (not sure if they trying not to hurt my feelings or anything). Her last name would be Potter.

    Also if anyone can think of a good middle name that would be greatly appreciated too.

    Thank you :flower:
     
  2. teddiebear_hu

    teddiebear_hu Well-Known Member

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    I really like the idea of the name. Preferably Cheery, as in Cheerful. The trouble is it will be cause for much name calling. I am one that shrugs my shoulder over those things. I feel that the type of people that put down names, in mean cruel ways, are the ones that would find reason to make fun of about any name. But this one is a bit more unique, then unique. If I am making sense. Maybe you could find a first name you love as much and use Cherry as a middle.
     
  3. amelia23

    amelia23 Well-Known Member

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    I like it. Maybe at first people would be surprised but I dont see how anyone could really dislike it, it has a nice sound. What about Cherry Blossom as a middle name though that might be too much. Maybe a more normal middle name would be nice maybe
    Cherry Marie
    Cherry Helena
    Cherry Miranda
     
  4. Green Lady

    Green Lady Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but I'm not keen at all. Cherry sets itself for being rude far too easily IMO. That and Cherry Potter sounds quite a bit like Harry Potter! :flower:
     
  5. CedarWood

    CedarWood Well-Known Member

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    I like it but am not sure - probably better as a middle name. There is the sexual connotation of popping the cherry...
    Maybe use it in Italian. French, Japanese - there are probably some pretty forms of Cherry.
     
  6. RubyRainbows

    RubyRainbows TTC Baby#2 Since Oct/2009

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    I do think Cherry sounds pretty! A nice name for a pet maybe? Not trying to be rude... i def think it sounds nice, so i can see the appeal...

    But... kinda sounds like a stripper or porn star name, kinda like "Candy" (but esp. bc of the sexual reference of "popping the cherry")

    Also, Cherry Potter & Harry Potter rhyme. Little kids would tease her bc of that... and older kids would tease her bc of the sexual reference.

    :nope: A definite no from me, sorry. :flower: :flower: :flower:
     
  7. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly Mother of 4

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    cherry blossom . I like it.
     
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    discoclare Well-Known Member

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    I like the name, I think it's cute. But I wouldn't personally pick it as I do think it rather lends itself to some teasing of a sexual nature in secondary/high school!
     
  9. gempuppie

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    Ah man how did I overlook popping cherry :dohh:

    Thank you everyone for your honesty. As much as I love it I think that the bullying it could cause is just not worth it.

    Thank you again for your help :flower:
     
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    odd_socks Long Term WTT

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    LunaRose Mum of a Boy & Girl

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    I don't like it at all, I think it sounds silly on a person ..

    If you like cutesy names .. Maybe something like Poppy, Mia or Daisy?

    xx
     
  12. bumpno1

    bumpno1 Well-Known Member

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    aww i think its sweet:flower:
     
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    bumpno1 Well-Known Member

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    aww i think its sweet:flower:x
     
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    I really like Cherry! Although I could see how it could prompt some teasing...xx
     
  15. Miss Boo

    Miss Boo Well-Known Member

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    When I was a kid, a woman in the town I lived in named cherry married a guy named ? ?? cherry and ended up being named Cherry Cherry - Neil Diamond would have been thrilled!

    I'm with the majority, I think it's pretty but as a teacher know how 'inventive' kids can be with their teasing!!! :(
     
  16. Heather212

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    Isn't Sakura=Cherry Blossom in Japanese? That's kind of a nice name too :)
     
  17. Miss Boo

    Miss Boo Well-Known Member

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    I agree! Lovely! :D
     
  18. FayeLouise

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    Cherry is a lovely name but i prefer it spelt Cheri my brothers gf is called that
     
  19. Kammmmay

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    My husband works with someone named cherry ho. But depending on your last name, it might work. I think its cute enough, but i would probably use it as a middle name, since it might make things hard for her in school. :)
     
  20. threebirds

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    I knew a girls years ago called Cherry Ann. Both names were used together and workwd really well. Have you thought about using it with another name?
    CherryRose
    CherryAnn
    CherryMay

    Then you have the option of using Cherry as a nickname.

    Good luck xx
     

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