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August 24th, 2013 09:14 PM #36Senior Member
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I would also go with Florence. Vintage names such as this is making a serious comeback so I don't think it's seen as old lady-like as it used to be. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely adore the name Wren, but Florence has a plethora of nickname possibilities, one of which includes Ren/Wren (Flossie, Florrie, Flo, Flor, Flora...).Mama to Nora.
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August 24th, 2013 09:25 PM #38
Florence nickname Ren or Wren
Edit: I like Japanese names, so if I used Florence, I'd get the best of both worlds with "Ren" because its Japanese for "Water lily." But I could also see Ren growing into Rennie, which is cute to me, too.
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August 24th, 2013 09:25 PM #40Senior Member
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Wren, definitely! I see it as a kind of unexpected, quirky, sweet, tomboy, girly name..like it can fit any kind of girl, from shy and reserved to loud and outgoing. And i think it ages well.. I can picture any age female with this name, unlike Florence where all I can picture is an old lady.
Maybe it's just me but Florence has a sick medicinal taste in my mouth when I say it. I can see why people consider it a pretty name, but I just don't think it is.
And honestly, if you plan on calling a Florence "Ren" anyhow, then I'd' just go with Wren in the first place.Currently liking:
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August 24th, 2013 09:33 PM #42Senior Member
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I'd definitely go with Florence. I like the versatility. There is just something I don't quite like about Wren personally, though I don't know exactly what it is. Also it is a little Ren and Stimpy to me, not that I think that is really relevant to naming a baby today.
This seems to be really split 50/50
August 24th, 2013 10:36 PM #44I like simple yet versatile names that work well for the athlete, the comic, the genius, and the judge.