Amy

(32 Posts)
ovenbun Fri 05-Jul-13 10:36:34

Hey,
what do you think of the name Amy? We love the meaning and it's also the name of a very dear friend of ours and we are hoping to use it if we have a DD. DH thinks it may be better to have a longer name with amy as a nn, such as Amelia. Can you think of any other names that Amy could be short for?

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Fri 05-Jul-13 11:00:29

I really, really like it, and there are not many names I can say that about.

I think it is timeless, and to me that is one of the best accolades I can award a name.

You would have no idea how old an Amy is.

ThreeEyedRaven Fri 05-Jul-13 11:46:13

Lovely name, much less frequently used than Amelia (surely a good thing?)

ovenbun Fri 05-Jul-13 12:54:34

Thank you smile

LilRedWG Fri 05-Jul-13 13:07:40

You could have Amelie or Amelia, but Amy on it's own is lovely too.

squoosh Fri 05-Jul-13 14:06:23

I like Amy on its own, pretty without being ott girlie, and I like short names.

Queazy Fri 05-Jul-13 14:10:05

Love it - I also love it spelt Aimi x

ZolaBuddleia Fri 05-Jul-13 15:05:37

Not keen I'm afraid, it feels very doughty and plain, along the lines of Bridget and Jennifer.

Blanketsandpillows Fri 05-Jul-13 16:18:58

I love the name Amy and would avoid going for a longer name and shortening it to Amy. It's a perfect name on its own I think.

WildlingPrincess Fri 05-Jul-13 16:24:13

Love it. Love it. Love it. It doesn't age.

Love it smile

AnythingNotEverything Fri 05-Jul-13 16:33:40

Lovely as it is. Timeless, ageless. Perfect.

snuffaluffagus Fri 05-Jul-13 16:48:06

Best name ever (yes, it's mine).

MadameJosephine Fri 05-Jul-13 16:55:24

It's lovely. A classic name that will suit at any age, not just for a little girl

AuntieBrenda Fri 05-Jul-13 16:55:36

It is the best name ever

TallulahBetty Fri 05-Jul-13 19:54:57

I quite like Amy. Amelia is done to death though - just use Amy if you like it.

DramaAlpaca Fri 05-Jul-13 20:03:25

Love Amy, as long as it's spelled that way.

rockybalboa Fri 05-Jul-13 20:41:11

It's lovely. Classic, timeless but not not too popular.

Namechanger012345 Fri 05-Jul-13 23:22:01

Interesting that people are saying they see it as a timeless name. I like it but I always see it as a bit 80s as I grew up with loads of Amys of my age but haven't come across many younger ones, same with Laura. I prefer just plain Amy to Amelia.

BikeRunSki Fri 05-Jul-13 23:30:15

DD is 21 months old and she is Amy.

She was called Amy because get grandma is May, so it' s like being named after your grandma but different.

I wasn't convinced at first, but I really like it now, and it really suits her. I met a lot of Amelias at baby groups, but DD is is " just Amy".

BikeRunSki Fri 05-Jul-13 23:32:51

I suppose Amy could be short for
Amelia
Camilla?
Jamilia
Emilia?

sleepingbeautiful Sat 06-Jul-13 02:53:31

I like it as it is, short and sweet.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 06-Jul-13 08:40:00

I don't think it's a timeless name. I went to school with so many with various different spellings.

It's nice but similar to Emma,nothing special.

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Sat 06-Jul-13 08:51:17

It probably is more cyclical than timeless, in that it goes in and out of favour/fashion. But it is a classic, elegant, established name.

ovenbun Sat 06-Jul-13 09:24:09

Good to hear the different views..I do worry that it isnt very special, but still really like it

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