The name Anita

(32 Posts)
Liz09 Sun 17-Jul-16 10:22:29

What do you think of the name Anita? Anna isn't an option as we know a few already, and Anita would be honouring someone directly (as it's their middle name). Just wondering if it's a bit dated, or otherwise just not nice? I always associate it with Pallenberg, but I have no clue how it's received generally.

Raines100 Sun 17-Jul-16 10:23:00

I like it

Floggingmolly Sun 17-Jul-16 10:24:05

It's nice.

TheRealAdaLovelace Sun 17-Jul-16 10:32:27

yes it's a lovely name.

CoffeeCoffeeAndLotsOfIt Sun 17-Jul-16 10:46:03

I don't like it at all - sorry

ChristmasAccountant Sun 17-Jul-16 10:46:58

I love it

WibblyWobblyJellyHead Sun 17-Jul-16 10:47:25

I love it.

Allalonenow Sun 17-Jul-16 10:49:17

It's a beautiful name, pretty for a little girl, and classy and sophisticated for a grown up.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 17-Jul-16 10:50:21

Really like itsmile

Sophronia Sun 17-Jul-16 11:31:03

I like it

Mottled Sun 17-Jul-16 11:44:28

It is ok but really like Anika.

winniemcgoogan Sun 17-Jul-16 12:36:25

I like Anita and I like nanita it's on my list for a girls name so I can use my grans name Nancy as a nickname. But everyone seems to hate the longer versions I have picked out sad

Houseconfusion Sun 17-Jul-16 12:37:36

In India it's an Indian name that is very dated and would sound like the equivalent of a Gertrude or Joan.

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Sun 17-Jul-16 13:26:46

Really lovely! I haven't heard it in ages.

I don't like Nanita though (sorry Winnie). Could you do Anita, nn Nancy if you are really don't want to use Nanette or just Nancy on the BC? It wouldn't occur to me to call an Anita Nancy for short, but if someone introduced themselves as Nancy I would obviously call them that, regardless of what was on their BC iyswim.

IoraRua Sun 17-Jul-16 14:07:33

Nice name but a lot depends on your surname. Anita Goodman for example wouldn't be great...

iCloud Sun 17-Jul-16 14:10:54

I have a Norwegian friend called Anita, lovely.

Hurricane99 Sun 17-Jul-16 18:28:55

Not a name I'd pick myself, but it's inoffensive. I recently met an Annecye which has grown on me (although everyone mishears it as Alice at first)

LotsOfDots Sun 17-Jul-16 19:36:05

It makes me think of west side story. Which is never a bad thing.

DramaAlpaca Sun 17-Jul-16 20:54:19

I find it very dated. Sorry.

Enkopkaffetak Sun 17-Jul-16 21:30:48

Don't like it at all and yes think it is dated.

MollyTwo Sun 17-Jul-16 22:03:23

In India it's an Indian name that is very dated and would sound like the equivalent of a Gertrude or Joan.

Correct. It's more an 'Aunty' name and quite dated.

Purplebluebird Sun 17-Jul-16 22:06:39

I know of lots of people in Norway called Anita. Very nice name. I also like Anine smile

CharleyDavidson Sun 17-Jul-16 22:13:12

My sister is an Anita. And I have worked with three different Anita's. All now aged between 40 and 60.

I do like it, as I'm very used to it. I think it is a pretty name and fine for a new baby. Lots of people use the nickname 'Neet'.

sycamore54321 Tue 19-Jul-16 02:36:51

I like it. Well known but not overly common, easy to spell. Would travel well if your daughter moves to a country with another language. Looks pleasingly balanced when written down and sounds nice. To me, it is a lot less frumpy than the granny/maiden aunt names that find favour on here.

Mclaren37 Tue 19-Jul-16 07:05:16

I'm afraid I find it rather harsh and very dated. Could you honour this person by using their first name? Seems unusual to choose someone's middle name to honour thenm, since middle names are often there to honor someone else to begin with.

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