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

mydaftlass Sun 01-Dec-13 08:55:07

There is a Maisie and a Macy in DDs class and they get mixed up. It used to make me think "mouse" but not so much now.

Buttercup4 Sun 01-Dec-13 09:00:02

I haven't got a clue who 'Maisy Mouse' is.

It is a bit cutesy for my liking, but it's a nice name.

ClaudiusMaximus Sun 01-Dec-13 09:00:58

Far too popular and cutesy (cutsie?!) and doesn't sound like a proper name. See also Archie, Alfie, etc.

GideonKipper Sun 01-Dec-13 13:34:46

Christ.

Cutesy must be the most overused word on this board.

Tedious.

Mehrida Sun 01-Dec-13 15:10:37

DS was going to be a Maisie. I love love love it.

Since having him I have learned about Maisy Mouse however Maisie will always be a cat from Morningside to me!

Buttercup4 Sun 01-Dec-13 16:40:10

Apologies Gideon please provide us all with a list of words you find acceptable hmm

GideonKipper Sun 01-Dec-13 16:46:13

No.

CarryOnDancing Sun 01-Dec-13 17:06:33

I'm not sure how well I'd imagine it working on an adult but that's possibly because I don't know any adult ones. I don't think it's overly popular but I would group it together with the Molly, Millie trend, which makes it's feel like it's popular. That would put me off but it's perfectly useable alongside your cat!

It works for little people but then I'm not sure, you could even say it's too cutesy? wink

I love irrational board rage!

GideonKipper Sun 01-Dec-13 17:38:37

grin

toobreathless Sun 01-Dec-13 22:21:30

I really don't like it sorry, nothing in particular and I think it's sweet on a toddler I just can't see it as a grown up name. It's too sickly sweet for me.

toobreathless Sun 01-Dec-13 22:22:39

& absolutely fine with the cat name! I wouldn't even think to connect the two.

HavantGuard Sun 01-Dec-13 22:26:23

Cloying? Saccharine?

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 01-Dec-13 22:26:54

It reminds me of the play 'the boyfriend' the character Maisie in that us pretty fab. I think if it were me I would use Margaret on the birth certificate though

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 01-Dec-13 22:27:11

Is pretty fab*

poppydaisy Sun 01-Dec-13 22:31:28

Too childish and cutesy, sorry

moggiek Sun 01-Dec-13 22:33:10

Maisie was my Mum's name. She was the kindest, loveliest person I will ever know. I think it's a wonderful name!

GideonKipper Sun 01-Dec-13 23:18:50

What was the inspiration for your username poppydaisy if I may be so bold as to ask?

poppydaisy Sun 01-Dec-13 23:20:27

Our guinea pigs, Gideon. And yours?

GideonKipper Sun 01-Dec-13 23:21:17

How can a six letter, two syllable word be 'cloying and saccharine'?

GideonKipper Sun 01-Dec-13 23:22:06

God knows.

HavantGuard Sun 01-Dec-13 23:41:49

Those were for Gideon who finds 'cutesy' overused.

GideonKipper Sun 01-Dec-13 23:51:21

Yeah. I got them.

What I don't get is what makes this particular name cloying and saccharine?

It's simply an M. An A. An I. An S. Another I. An E. What makes those particular letters in that particular combination cloying and saccharine?

HavantGuard Sun 01-Dec-13 23:52:15

What makes C, O and D fishy?

GideonKipper Sun 01-Dec-13 23:57:49

Well the word COD doesn't invoke any reaction in me, so that's not really working.

Is Libby cloying and saccharine?
Holly/Hollie?
Jessie?
Cassie?
Janey?
Katie?
Susie?

What is it about Maisie as opposed to other names?

shoobidoo Mon 02-Dec-13 14:42:35

I don't like Maisie at all, sorry. I find it childish, cutesy and not very elegant/feminine. I am surprised how defensive some people are getting on this thread. The op has asked for our (honest) opinions on a name and that's what people are offering.

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