One mum took to parenting forum Mumsnet to ask people’s opinions on the names she was considering giving her unborn child.
She shared in her post that both her and hubby tend to gravitate towards ‘old-fashioned’ names and said they were looking at the names Martha, June, Ivy and Nancy for their baby.
She added that her husband had suggested the name Agnes because ‘it was the name of a relative who was very dear to him’.
While she said she would like to honour that she was wondering if the name was just a little bit too old-fashioned and ‘old ladyish’.
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People were quick to respond to the mum, with opinions varying from lovely name to ugly name.
“It’s lovely, and Aggie is a cute nickname,” one mum said.
“Really like Agnes but probably because I associate it with cool stylish French women,” another person said.
“I love the name Agnes. It is such a cool name,” a commenter said.
“I’ve always like Agnes, but I think it’s one of those names that really suits very beautiful, supermodel types. A fat, spotty teenager called Agnes might wish she was called something else,” a woman said.
However, others were not so nice about the name, with one woman even saying that she would ‘never forgive’ her parents for giving her the name Agnes.
“It is very old fashioned and I don’t think your dd (darling daughter) will thank you for it tbh,” another woman said.
“Agnes is horrible. I don’t usually say that about names but to me, this one is. It’s the hard, back-of-the-throat Ag at the beginning,” a mum said.
“Really don’t like it, or Aggie. Just an ugly sound.”
“Really don’t like Agnes, it’s so ugly sounding. Very harsh.”
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