Fern

Help me love Fern!!! I love the look and vibe of the name but I just don’t know if I’d be brave enough to use it. I adore the connection to Charlotte’s [name_m]Web[/name_m]- do you think this makes it more usable or are most people unaware of this connection?

I don’t know if any of you on Tiktok have seen the account with baby [name_f]Fern[/name_f] (m), but I’m not a fan of it. The mom is raising [name_f]Fern[/name_f] vegan (which I have no issue with), is anti-vax, anti-sunscreen (baby [name_f]Fern[/name_f] is outside all day every day and she doesn’t use sunscreen on him because she doesn’t think he needs it), let’s him eat dirt, etc. I don’t want to get into any parenting debates but this is not the vibe I want to give off personally as a parent. If you saw a baby [name_f]Fern[/name_f] would you think the parent is like this? Sorry if this doesn’t make sense!

In general, just help me love the name! What do you like about it? Any insights appreciated :slight_smile:

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Yes, I have seen that account but I don’t think it’s a big enough association for most people. For a girl it’s definitely usable. I love the strong but sweet sound, how it’s vintage but not overused and the literary ties. I think it would go great with your other combos!

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I absolutely love [name_f]Fern[/name_f]! It is definitely a little hippie, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I have had [name_f]Fern[/name_f] [name_f]Elisabeth[/name_f], [name_f]Fern[/name_f] [name_f]Margot[/name_f] and [name_f]Fern[/name_f] [name_f]Mary[/name_f] on my list!

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I adore Fern! If it helps, I only know one baby named Fern, and her mother is a lovely, very practical, down-to-earth woman. I think that most people’s first associations are the girl from Charlotte’s Web and the plant. It doesn’t really strike me as a hippie name any more so than a flower name like Daisy; I certainly wouldn’t think twice if I saw it on another little girl.

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I love the name [name_f]Fern[/name_f]! I didn’t think of either connection when I heard it, I have never even seen the TikTok account. Sad that it messes up the love of the name for you though! I think it’s a beautiful name, and if I heard the name [name_f]Fern[/name_f] I don’t think I’d connect it to much. I like it more as a girl’s name tho!

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I have no idea what you are talking about. I like the name [name_f]Fern[/name_f] a lot! Personally I associate it with a 10 (11?) year old family friend.

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[name_f]Fern[/name_f] to me is earthy, a little hippy but also sleek and stylish. I’ve never come across the tiktokker

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The name [name_f]Fern[/name_f] does not give me the vibes that you associate with the baby on TikTok. Personally, I think it is a great name (we’ve had several in the family). I just don’t think I would use it because it doesn’t fit with what I want in a name – although all evidence indicates it should :woman_shrugging:.

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I’ve never heard of the person you wrote about but I would assume a parent of [name_f]Fern[/name_f] is down to [name_f]Earth[/name_f], loves nature and being outdoors and would raise their child in this way too.

I’d be surprised to find out [name_f]Fern[/name_f] was a boy and would then think their parents liked to be edgy/unique, and not necessarily in a good way. It just a bit “ooh look at us” to me, but I’m not a fan of well known boy names on girls and vice versa - just seems unnecessary.

I love [name_f]Fern[/name_f] though, and it’s in my top girl names :slight_smile: love the sweet, simplicity of it, and it feels refreshing and calm to me.

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Ummm lol I don’t think [name_f]Fern[/name_f] would make me assume you were an anti-vax nut, no.

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Lol! Good to know. I am definitely overthinking this.

Wowww to that tiktok parenting style lol

[name_f]Fern[/name_f] does not give me that abrasive vibe at all. It’s bookish, sensitive and sweet.

The main character in Nomadland is named [name_f]Fern[/name_f]. I think salt-of-the-earth, quietly friendly, and maybe a little nerdy.

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i adore [name_f]Fern[/name_f] !! i’ve never heard of that person so i don’t have that association. [name_f]Fern[/name_f] makes me think of picnics, warm summer days with a breeze, picking flowers, and flower meadows <3

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I adore the name [name_f]Fern[/name_f]! It is a little hippie, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I think it’s a lively, sweet name.

I know the TikTok account you’re referring to, but that’s not a widely known association. I didn’t even connect the dots until you mentioned it. I wouldn’t worry about that at all!

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If you love it, use it and if you don’t, don’t. [name_f]Do[/name_f] you love it?

I wouldn’t worry about TikTok garbage.

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I like fern! There is a popular celebrity in the UK that spells it “Fearne” (Fearne Cotton) which I really like.
The name is really refreshing to hear!

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