Patience..... like it or dislike it?

I met a little girl named [name]Patience[/name]. At first I thought the parent was asking the child to be patient. ooops. But then I realized it was her name. First time for me & I must say I don’t really like it and I would never use it. But what do you guys think of the name? [name]Do[/name] you know any [name]Patience[/name]'s?

I think [name]Patience[/name] is so sweet! I would never use it, though… it’s one of those things where it’s better on someone else’s kid.

I knew a girl named [name]Prudence[/name] growing up, and I thought it was so cool. She was a pretty hip chick, though, so she wore it well.

Honestly, I think virtue names are just inviting unintended irony. [name]Serenity[/name] will end up in anger management; [name]Chastity[/name] will become an escort; [name]Verity[/name] will be a pathological liar; [name]Amity[/name] will have no friends; and [name]Patience[/name] will be, well, really impatient.

I’m also not a fan of a lot of the feminine virtue names because the virtues they encourage seem so…soft. I don’t want my daughter to be serene, chaste, or patient (though truthful and friendly I’ll take); I want her to be strong, smart, and independent. A girl named [name]Valor[/name]? Yes. A girl named [name]Patience[/name]? Thanks, but I’ll pass.

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I like virtue names a lot. I also think that having patience is a feat of strength!

I dislike [name]Patience[/name]. I know a neighbor who has a daughter named that and I always thought it sounded silly as a name for a human. However, people have different tastes and so each to his own cup of tea.

I like most virtue names fine in the middle, but wouldn’t do it up front. I like [name]Patience[/name] in sound and it would be a sweet middle (and if she wasn’t patient then no one would have to know :wink: ) and I love [name]Temperance[/name], [name]Constance[/name], things like that.

What an odd thing to say. You don’t want your daughter to be serene, chaste, or patient… so you want her to be anxious, lewd, and impatient? Those are traits you associate with being strong, smart, and independent? Interesting.

I do like [name]Patience[/name]. It’s a refreshing virtue name, and certainly a desirable trait in this age of instant gratification. I would love to meet a little girl (or boy!) called [name]Patience[/name].

I know a little girl named [name]Patience[/name] (she’s around five) and she’s adorable. It’s not a name I’d use myself but it’s one I like seeing on other people’s children.

I don’t dislike it, but I don’t like it either, and it wouldn’t please me to meet a little [name]Patience[/name].

I like many virtue names, but this one sounds too much like a command or admonishment.

I know of three people named [name]Patience[/name]. I hate the name.

[name]Love[/name] the virtue, dislike the sound of the word.

I’m torn on the virtue names. I really like [name]Prudence[/name] (nn Tuppence or [name]Rue[/name]) and [name]Temperance[/name] (nn Tempe or even Cece). I’m not a fan of Amnity, [name]Valor[/name], [name]Chasity[/name] etc. I think [name]Patience[/name] probably falls into the like category. Though if it was my daughters name I’d make sure to have a more useable nn - ex: [name]Pattie[/name], [name]Pace[/name], or even Cece.

I would never use it… your confusion is a good exampe-- calling “patience!” seems strange to me

I like it very much.