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  1. #1
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    Do you like the name Pauline?

    Do you like the name Pauline?

    I think it has a bit of a classy vintage feel to it, but others say it sounds like it belongs to their great-great-grandmothers.
    Thoughts on the name?

    Thinking about naming my baby girl this, after a close friend of mine.
    Would consider Paulina, but I know a horrid one who ruined the name for me.

  2. #3
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    I like it. It's always sounded like a spunky, WWII-era British girl....Where do these images come from, lol?
    Obsessing over names since 1964

  3. #5
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    Hmm, I am afraid I agree--Pauline sounds like a grandma's name to me. Probably because the only Pauline I know is my cousin's grandmother, and she always seemed awful to me. I find Paulina quite appealing, and I used to know someone with Paulina Eden on her list--I always thought that was so lovely! If you love Pauline, though, it'd be quite unexpected, and I'm sure people would grow to love it. And Polly could be sweet as a nn, if you wanted one (honestly, I'm not terribly fond of the -olly names--Polly, Molly, even Holly, though I do think Holly is sweet--but Pauline nn Polly is pretty cute). I would just make sure to go with a more modern/in-style or even classic middle, to give her options if she can't stand Pauline. Like Pauline Violet or Pauline Claire or Pauline Isabelle.
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  4. #7
    I don't have a problem with grandma names but Pauline just isn't an attractive name in general in my opinion. I usually don't like feminizations in general and the -een ending sound sounds kind of bus driver-y if that makes sense.
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  5. #9
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    I'm not a fan at all. It's not even grandma-y to me, it's more like permanently middle-aged woman, like Barbara and Janet - for me, anyways. I don't think it has that cute, vintage come-back factor.
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