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
I've always adored this sweet name. (♥ó㉨ò)ノ♡ Fern is a breathtakingly beautiful and elegant nature name. It's cool, classy, smart-sounding & respectable, plus it has a nice homey feel to it. :) I imagine a kind, honest and friendly person with this name. (^^)bI admit, I do think of the character Fern Arable who's in Charlotte's Web, BUT that association doesn't ruin this name in any way for me! (So please don't be put off from it because of the book as it'd be such a huge shame to do.)
-- LoveHeartKawaii  9/28/2014

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