Indie/Indy

(32 Posts)
Pocketrocket11 Fri 05-Oct-12 16:51:27

I've always like the name Indie/Indy for a girl but it's only since being on MN I've noticed that people frown on short names used on the BC and everyone suggests India with Indy for short....But I hate India, no reason why, it just isn't the name I love.
Would Indy Loveday Rose be so wrong on the BC?

qumquat Thu 25-Oct-12 18:49:31

I'd assume it was a boy as in Indiana Jones

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 23-Oct-12 15:15:55

I love it! Loveday is on my secret list! wink

Lily15 Sun 21-Oct-12 21:28:41

Indy to me is an awesome boys name hence why it's been on our list for years! Cute for a girl too but I'm set on it if we had another boy in the future x

Snowflakepie Sat 20-Oct-12 10:33:54

I agree about giving her the name you will use. My mum always got riled when other family members named their kids one thing and said straight away they would be called something else. I remember a particularly vicious Jennifer-Jenny incident which definitely influenced me when naming my DD. Just be prepared for lots of comments along the lines of 'is that her real name?' If that doesn't bother you, choose what you love.

cloggs142 Fri 19-Oct-12 21:53:21

i love it. that has always been my girls name ( i have a boy, so maybe next time) i quite like short names too, my boy is called jude, but middle name william to lenghthen it out a bit. indie loveday rose is such a beautifil funky name....go for it!!!!

lauraellajane Fri 19-Oct-12 21:47:31

I like the thought of giving my baby a full name that he/she can shorten as they choose - gives them a chance to create their own identity. But I have a chip on my shoulder from being called Laura - can't do much with that!

Narked Mon 08-Oct-12 15:44:53

It reminds me of Indiana Jones.

'Indiana was the dog's name!'

LexiLoganberry Sun 07-Oct-12 21:44:37

Use the name you love, I can never understand why people give a longer name when they never plan to use it , if you'll only call your DD Indie then just call her Indie. I prefer it spelt this way but thats irrelevent. Beautiful name.

newby2 Sun 07-Oct-12 20:42:35

I agree, we love the spelling Indie and don't think it's an incomplete name. It may even give a head chance in life by being a little different. It's got me thinking again!

MrsApplepants Sun 07-Oct-12 17:22:30

I love it! Prefer spelling Indie rather than Indy though.

Notafoodbabyanymore Sun 07-Oct-12 15:50:32

I don't understand why you need a "real" name to fall back on? What does that even mean? Who decides what constitutes a "real" name? Not trying to be horrible at all, just think that's a strange concept and not one I'm familiar with. Call your child anything you like, I say!

(Mind you, did once hear of twins called Pacman and Tetris. I'd call that taking things a bit too far in naming your kids what you like!)

Tortoise Sun 07-Oct-12 15:45:18

I love the name Indigo.

KateShmate Sun 07-Oct-12 15:41:55

I have a 5YO Indie smile
Her full name is Indiana, but we sort of wish that we had just called her 'Indie' in the first place as she is never ever called Indiana!
Obviously I think its gorgeous!

Tuttutitlookslikerain Sun 07-Oct-12 15:15:32

I have a family member called Indie. That is her name, it's not short for any thing.

I think it is lovely. Use it if you want to. It's your baby. You could call her the most run of the mill name going and you will still find some one who won't like it!

Gunznroses Sun 07-Oct-12 15:10:24

Indy/indie - Independantly educated all the way then grin

...couldnt resist!

GobblersKnob Sun 07-Oct-12 15:09:33

I think it is important to have a 'real' name that you can fall back on should you need to and would give a long version that could be shortened to Indy.

Fwiw, I only know one Indy who is a man and a complete wanker.

Pocketrocket11 Sun 07-Oct-12 15:05:29

I know, I am prepared to be told it is a horrible, incomplete, burden of a name haha. I just love it and have done for a long time, nothing else quite feels the same and I don't really like any of the longer versions.

newby2 Sat 06-Oct-12 21:21:16

I started exactly the same thread around a month ago. It put me off using Indie completely. Beware!

manicinsomniac Sat 06-Oct-12 09:47:17

I know a girl called Indie who is really Indianna

tiredteddy Sat 06-Oct-12 08:49:09

I really don't see the importance of "full" names on a BC. You become the name you are given. If you want to be something or do something as an adult your name really won't hinder that. My own name is a nickname of Katherine and my sisters is a nickname of Alexandra. My children have nickname names with no long versions. Often the BC name never gets used so just use the name you love. Indy is a great name IMO.

wigglesrock Sat 06-Oct-12 08:29:00

Dr Jones, I presume grin I like it, but I would assume an Indiana Jones connection, but I agree I don't get the stick a full name on the bc just in case.

whogivesaduck1 Sat 06-Oct-12 06:27:48

love it! i know a dog called indy, very sweet dog too!

OrangeFireandGoldashes Sat 06-Oct-12 04:58:35

I'm generally a full-name-for-the-BC sort of person myself, but it's your baby so go with the name you like.

Personally I prefer the spelling Indi or Indie as Indy-with-a-y makes me think of the Indycar 500, plus followed by the y ending of Loveday (which is a gorgeous name - are you Cornish?) looks a bit odd IMO. But that's probably just me grin

Lovely name overall, really 'flows' euphonically.

YouMayLogOut Fri 05-Oct-12 18:36:50

How about a name ending in "inda", with nickname Indy? Belinda, Lucinda, Melinda? I like Indira best of the names beginning with Ind.

Pocketrocket11 Fri 05-Oct-12 17:27:32

Hmmm I do quite like Indigo but have been given very funny looks when I've said it. Also I don't think it flows with the middle names as well, which I love just as much and don't want to compromise on. I just wouldn't want her to be thought of as 'chavvy' or 'common' because of her shorter name.

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