Comments for the name Fern


Comments for FERN:

This is a literary name now: Fern Elston is a major character in Edward P. Jones' award-winning novel, The Known World.
-- Ceara Brede  2/8/2005
This has always been a literary name. Fern from Charlotte's Web?
-- Anonymous User  5/16/2005
I have a penpal in New Zealand named "Fern" and to me it sounds like a unique name. Only in German, "fern" means as much as "far away".
-- Paganqueen  7/16/2005
I think the name Fern is very beautiful.
-- jazzi  1/26/2006
I really don't find this name appealing. It was also a name of a character in the movie "Jawbreaker".
-- Jasmine  2/28/2007
Despite the similarity to the surname of the horrendous Sally Kern, I like this name, but she has still managed to ruin it in the sense that I woulld no longer want to use it. For some reason, this name always makes me picture a sarcastic, eccentric, somewhat reclusive, long- and dark-haired, a tad sulky teenage girl in some movie.
-- slight night shiver  4/22/2008
The name 'Fern' is alright. I suppose one advantage of having it is that no-one ever forgets my name. Also, it can't be shortened. I would have preferred to have been called something with a little more of a meaning, myself. That description of a reclusive, sulky teenage girl is scarily accurate.
-- Ferngig  8/12/2008
Fern is a character on the PBS kids' show "Arthur." She's very intellectual and is a poet, so I think of this name as very down-to-earth.
-- norah_girl  9/21/2008
It's beautiful but then ferns are beautiful things. I always picture a very free-spirited intellectual type.
-- Anonymous User  3/3/2009
Fern Britton (b. 1957), English TV presenter. She's the daughter of actor Tony Britton and has siblings Cherry and Jasper.
-- Jonquil  3/22/2009
Fern is the name of the lead character in "The Otherworldlies" by Jennifer Anne Kogler.
-- persephone1313  5/1/2009
The word Fern ultimately stems from a Sanskrit root, parnam, meaning "feather" - applied to the plant for its feather-like fronds.

Also, the plant's ability to appear as if from nothing accounts for the ancient belief that Fern seeds conferred invisibility.

- Source: The Online Etymology Dictionary (
-- New_Chloe  10/13/2009
I think this is a great name that would suit any age. I also prefer it to the more strange spelling Fearne.
-- walesgal92  10/24/2009
I'm the only person I know under 80 years old named Fern. I used to hate it when I was younger because, as simple as it looks, my name was always mispronounced. Everyone turned it into "Fran" or "Fren" somehow, even when I enunciated. In middle school people used to give me flak about having a weird inelegant name, and I still cringe whenever anyone says my name. Thankfully, High School students seem to be open to diversity. I've come to almost like the name in my old age (late teens).
-- fernsirius  5/5/2011
Actress Fern Andra (1893-1974).
-- moonbaby9307  12/29/2012
I think I like this name because of Charlotte's Web.
-- SEC908  5/3/2013
Why oh why did E.B. White use this name? I HATE that book Charlotte's Web. Now the name seems so childish and "kids bookish" if you get what I mean. It would have been quite elegant, beautiful and artistic otherwise. I wish I could forget the association.
-- thesnowwhiterose  5/6/2013
Really cute name for anyone elder or child its youthful sounding which is greatly good.
-- jazzycritique  5/18/2013
I LOVE this name. It's a nature-related name that sounds AWESOME, and which is neither too common nor too outlandish.
-- Anonymous User  4/1/2014
My grandma's name is Fern and when she was young, people called her "Fernie" as a nickname. She didn't like her name because she wanted a popular name, though I love her name and it sounds calm and earthy, yet elegant.
-- ScarletChica  7/22/2014
Not referring to this name in particular, but has anyone noticed that a name you previously despised suddenly becomes beautiful when you meet someone you like who has it? It can change your whole concept of the name. (Moral; Don't despise ANY name! (Well, maybe manure or pigsty.))
-- Kosta  8/5/2014

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