Maisie?

(62 Posts)
JuniorMint Sat 30-Nov-13 10:20:22

Hi,

Just wondering what people think of Maisie, but also- my cat's name is Millie... would Maisie be too similar?! (We tend to call the cat Mills...)

Thanks smile

LtEveDallas Sat 30-Nov-13 11:19:35

I like Maisie, but then I should - I have one!

The only thing I will say is that it is now far more popular than it was when I had mine - I've not met another 8/9 yr old, but lots of 2/3 year olds.

JuniorMint Sat 30-Nov-13 11:48:39

Thank you LtEve smile

Shellywelly1973 Sat 30-Nov-13 12:05:16

I've liked Maisie for about 5 years...

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 30-Nov-13 13:13:07

I'm not a huge fan but I think you can get away with it even if your cat is called Millie.

I on the otherhand have a dog called Milly and have realised I have vetoed Camilla nn Milly for myself. Flipping dogs and their recall ability!

SoonToBeSix Sat 30-Nov-13 15:58:56

Mouse

Rosencrantz Sat 30-Nov-13 16:21:36

I wouldn't worry about the cat!

GideonKipper Sat 30-Nov-13 16:50:41

SoonToBeSix it's Maisy Mouse. Different spelling. And hardly universally well known, especially amongst non-parents. If someone asked about the name Harry, would you reply with one word: 'Potter'?

I don't think it matters in the slightest about the car being called Millie OP. It's a totally different name.

GideonKipper Sat 30-Nov-13 16:51:12

Cat, not car!

SoonToBeSix Sat 30-Nov-13 17:07:11

The op asked what people think of the name Maisie and it makes me think Maisy mouse as it is pronounced the same. The op was asking for opinions.

Mattissy Sat 30-Nov-13 17:14:25

I love it, but prefer the Maisy spelling. ds was going to be Maisy if he'd been a girl. I've never met one but know 3 Macy's, which is v similar.

JuniorMint Sat 30-Nov-13 17:15:35

Thanks for all your views smile

My best friend named their first born Maisie, and at first I thought it was way too cutsie. It has grown on her, but I would still worry that it's a bit of a cutsie name once she's grown up, given that she has nothing more formal to fall back on.

Plus, it seems to be getting quite popular here (Scotland), in case that's a factor.

Bowlersarm Sat 30-Nov-13 17:32:50

I have never heard of Maisie mouse, whoever that may be.

I like it. Fine with Millie.

TessTackle Sat 30-Nov-13 17:35:31

I'm a Maisie, I used to hate it; thinking it was cutesie as a pp said. But I get so many compliments on it now, and it's becoming more popular. I've grown to love it smile

JuniorMint Sat 30-Nov-13 17:39:59

I'm not hugely familiar with Maisy Mouse, but I do like Maisie Comes To Morningside grin

Bowlersarm Sat 30-Nov-13 17:42:33

I agree with GideonKipper, I doubt there are any names that don't have a TV/book double so a character mouse called Maisie=no problem.

TessTackle Sat 30-Nov-13 17:43:35

Fwiw Maisy mouse used to give me the rage because her name is spelt wrong. Though there's a lovely dr Seuss book called daisy head Maisy smile

JuniorMint Sat 30-Nov-13 17:58:00

I wonder how long it'll be before someone names their baby Peppa... Just imagine it- Peppa Smith. I do know of baby/toddler Miley and Renesmee...

Maisy may be the mouse's name but at least it was a name before the mouse existed. Although having said that, I heard Wendy was invented by JM Barrie for his character in Peter Pan.

MrsSippie Sat 30-Nov-13 18:06:33

My Maisie is in her twenties now and it was never heard when she was little - getting popular now though, after years of her hating it, I think she's ok with it!

Mattissy Sat 30-Nov-13 18:30:52

It's actually a nn for Margaret, so if you want a Sunday name too.

I preferred Maisy, which had been used for centuries too so not wrong or new fangled, as I knew someone with the surname Maisie and I just wanted slightly different.

TessTackle Sat 30-Nov-13 21:37:45

MrsSippie Muv, is that you?? grin

TessTackle Sat 30-Nov-13 21:38:13

Yy Mattissy I'm called Maisie after my great aunt Margeret smile

MrsSippie Sun 01-Dec-13 08:45:05

wink

Fairylea Sun 01-Dec-13 08:49:21

I like it.... I also know a Maisyne which I think is quite different.

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