When it comes to Gwendoline....

I don’t know anyone called [name_u]Gwendoline[/name_u] but lots of people say it is a stuck up name. What do you people think?

Maybe it’s the longness because some others include:

[name_u]Seraphina[/name_u]
[name_u]Georgina[/name_u]
[name_u]Esmerelda[/name_u]

I really like the name [name_f]Gwendoline[/name_f], tho I do slightly prefer [name_f]Gwendolen[/name_f]. I don’t find it stuck up at all. It feels pretty and girly without being over ths top or frilly. A very accessible and usable name.
I also [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] [name_f]Seraphina[/name_f] and [name_f]Esmeralda[/name_f]! They are such beautiful names.

Thank you for your opinion! I absolutely love [name_u]Seraphina[/name_u] particularly but they are all sweet.

I’m not a huge fan of the name, but I don’t find it stuck up at all. Maybe it’s the spelling? Would [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f] be better?

I think [name_f]Gwendoline[/name_f] is lovely. I can see how people would come to that conclusion but that’s not how I feel at all. [name_f]Gwendoline[/name_f] is actually my favorite spelling. I’ve met one child named [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f] [name_f]Helena[/name_f]. No one said anything about the name at all.

In my experience some people tend to see longer, more elaborate names as “upper class” and for a few that makes them very uncomfortable. That’s how a lot of people leap to the ‘stuck up’ conclusion. It’s sad and quite judgmental.

That being said, [name_f]Gwendoline[/name_f] is a fine name and sits well with [name_f]Seraphina[/name_f], [name_f]Georgina[/name_f], and [name_f]Esmerelda[/name_f].

I love [name_f]Gwendoline[/name_f] (though prefer [name_f]Gwendolen[/name_f] spelling, for no reason particular). I don’t find it stuck up at all, but perhaps that’s because when I was a little girl my grandmother loved to tell stories about the “swamp monster” who was named [name_f]Gwendolen[/name_f] and lived behind our summer house. Swamp monster is about as far from stuck up as you can get.

I love [name_f]Gwendoline[/name_f], though I prefer the [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f] and [name_f]Gwendolen[/name_f] spellings. The name is beautiful, though. I don’t find it stuck up. The only thing that makes me hesitate is wondering if others think it is, actually. I think [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] is a spunky, versatile nickname.

To me, [name_f]Gwendoline[/name_f]/len/lyn is an elegant, ancient feeling name that sounds purely magical :slight_smile:

Perhaps it’s just because in a world of [name_u]Stacey[/name_u], [name_f]Brittney[/name_f], [name_f]Kayla[/name_f], and [name_f]Jessica[/name_f]'s, [name_f]Gwendoline[/name_f] still sounds so regal and classic (nothing wrong with the names, just a different feel to them). I love [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f] and I absolutely wouldn’t let it stop you.

Thanks for all your opinions! ^^

I love [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f], this spelling. I’ve run across one. It was a little girl and everyone was raving about her name.

I like [name_f]Gwendoline[/name_f], because it adds a little spice - I think - but I can see why you/people/I might find it ‘stuck - up’… in a series of children’s books that I used to like, there is a character called [name_f]Gwendoline[/name_f] who people hate because she is ‘high and mighty’. I absolutely adore [name_f]Seraphina[/name_f], though, and I don’t see why [name_f]Gwendoline[/name_f] couldn’t become a beautiful little girl’s name. I do like [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] as a nickname or even as an actual name… but I do see how you might worry about people teasing a girl for the name. I do increasingly think that shorter names are more attractive - no offence anyone - and I could be classed as one of the ones who don’t appeal to longer names… That’s just my view though.

I think it’s old fashioned ( that isn’t a criticism) and very redolent of a Merchant [name_u]Ivory[/name_u] costume drama. I’ve known a few, usually [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] for short.

I guess it might have something to do with [name_f]Gwendolen[/name_f] [name_u]Fairfax[/name_u]. However, I love this name and I don’t find it stuck-up at all.

I think [name_f]Gwendoline[/name_f] is beautiful! I definately don’t find it stuck-up at all… I do prefer the [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f] spelling, but overall, it’s a beautiful name! :slight_smile: