What do you think of Millicent?

(57 Posts)
beckslovestimmy Sat 06-Jul-13 08:56:41

Just that really???

Grannylipstick Sun 14-Jul-13 20:29:11

Love it. My Millie is 21 soon. I really wish I'd called her Millicent. Lots of Millie's around now. There weren't any 21 years ago

Casualty Fri 12-Jul-13 23:11:22

Love it, was my Granny's name, though she was known as Milly.

HouseAtreides Fri 12-Jul-13 20:19:19

It sounds very clinical/medicinal to me. 'Three drops of Millicent in each ear before retiring.'

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Fri 12-Jul-13 20:16:36

Millicent is one of those names that is ahead of the trend - full of consonants, with a (double) consonant ending, so miles away from the frilly, feminine 'ie/y', 'a', 'el/le' ending girls' names so popular right now.

But - as with everything very popular, their shelf-life is limited, until people tire of those sorts of names and move onto the next big thing.

I think Millicent is great, actually. And in another ten years time, names like this will be what everyone will be going for.

It is infnitely better than the utterly over-used, tired, dull, dime-a-dozen Milly. wink

Alwaysbloodyhungry Fri 12-Jul-13 14:28:38

Love it, but then I like names like Nancy and Sissi and Beatty a la monday afternoon bingo down the legion!

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Fri 12-Jul-13 14:25:10

Gorgeous name smile

Choccyhobnob Fri 12-Jul-13 14:22:03

Exactly was Mortified said, Millicent Bulstrode and Maleficant from sleeping beauty!

Sorry!

TalkativeJim Fri 12-Jul-13 10:26:57

Oh thanks Widow, that makes sense.

Like Melisande - and love Melissa.

Linguaphile Fri 12-Jul-13 07:47:05

Like it, though it does make me think of Malificent from Sleeping Beauty.

WidowWadman Fri 12-Jul-13 07:17:16

It's an anglicisation of the Norman name Melisande, which in turn means strength/work.

TalkativeJim Fri 12-Jul-13 00:12:29

Don't like at all. Millie is ok, but there are nicer ways to get to it!

It's very harsh and hard and sounds like a thing not a name. And it sort of means 'thousand hundred' which seems really strange - what's the actual etymology?

tammytwigg Thu 11-Jul-13 20:38:06

I've got a Millie and I love it , can't imagine her being a Millicent Though .

Branleuse Thu 11-Jul-13 20:37:51

i dont like it at all.

CPtart Thu 11-Jul-13 20:33:26

Not a nice name. Neither is Millie.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 11-Jul-13 20:25:48

I don't like it.

AllegraLilac Thu 11-Jul-13 01:28:26

Millicent Bullstrode. Makes me think of bulky women. Same feel as Agnes/Senga in my book. Fishwives.

mewkins Tue 09-Jul-13 22:17:52

Yes lovely!

RaRaZ Sun 07-Jul-13 12:21:29

Agree with the above, millipede...

PicardyThird Sat 06-Jul-13 23:04:04

I love it. It would be right up there on my hypothetical girls' list if the pronunciation wouldn't be mangled in the country I live in.

TiredyCustards Sat 06-Jul-13 22:53:01

Makes me think militant, incandescent (with rage), malevolent.

Not a nice name.

Queazy Sat 06-Jul-13 22:51:14

I prefer just the nn Millie x

MyBoysAreFab Sat 06-Jul-13 22:48:10

I love it! But then I also love Mildred and Ethel.

YoungBritishPissArtist Sat 06-Jul-13 22:46:17

Love it! Also love Mildred blush

Not so keen on Milly/Millie, but would be a good nn for when she is young.

YoungBritishPissArtist Sat 06-Jul-13 22:45:58

Love it! Also love Mildred blush

Not so keen on Milly/Millie, but would be a good nn for when she is young.

outoffuel Sat 06-Jul-13 22:43:00

It sounds like the word militant to me which puts me off the name. Millie is a great name though!

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