Molly, or Mollie?

(49 Posts)
TheDetective Thu 26-Jan-12 20:34:47

As above! Which spelling?

StrayFlounder Thu 26-Jan-12 21:45:27


workshy Thu 26-Jan-12 21:46:15


Hulababy Thu 26-Jan-12 21:48:15


I have a Mollie. I think it looks far nicer personally.

It was also the spelling used more in the past, say 1900s. Molly was used as well but generally was lower down the "popular" names charts. The older women I have known with the name have also been Mollie. The Molly spelling appears more popular now though.


Ohnanawhatsmynickname Thu 26-Jan-12 21:48:57


Jojay Thu 26-Jan-12 21:49:03


katz Thu 26-Jan-12 21:53:35

Mollie like hula I like this spelling. I grew up reading Millie mollie Mandy and I think that why mollie looks the right spelling

kikid Thu 26-Jan-12 21:54:54


katz Thu 26-Jan-12 21:55:18

Although having now looked up the books on amazon it appears my memory is ropey and the books were in fact Milly molly Mandy - weird could have sworn it was with ie's

Littlecherublegs Fri 27-Jan-12 10:17:38

Molly - why change the ordinary spelling? No need, they'll just spend half their time spelling it out for people!

TheCuntwormUnderfoot Fri 27-Jan-12 10:33:19

The adults I know with it are Mollie.

The children are Molly.

Molly looks more nicknamey to me and I prefer Mollie.

PopcornBiscuit Fri 27-Jan-12 10:47:19

Mary, with Molly for short.

Hulababy Fri 27-Jan-12 13:14:38

Littlecherublegs - Mollie IS the ordinary spelling! Look back in history type books and statistics for England. Mollie was the more popular spelling, not Molly. Molly is just more popular now, that's all.

jollster Fri 27-Jan-12 15:26:20

Molly. In general Y endings much more preferable to IE IMHO.

MamaLazarou Fri 27-Jan-12 15:29:46


Shmiley Fri 27-Jan-12 18:19:48

Mollie. I think it looks better written down than Molly. I love the name personally!

notso Fri 27-Jan-12 18:24:29

Molly, I like a nice curly y.

bluerodeo Fri 27-Jan-12 18:27:26

Molly - like the look of it better

Mollie just doesn't look quite right

Clareypen Fri 27-Jan-12 19:04:45

I have a Molly, I was really wanting a Molly so I told my husband it was a choice between Polly or Molly...we just call her Schmoo though and her sister is Chubachup. the bump is called Muffin for now on account of my super awesome muffintop I am growing.....

CharlieBoo Fri 27-Jan-12 20:22:06

Oh Molly is much nicer...I always love a curly y too...also agree y endings are always nicer than ie.

Cubtrouble Fri 27-Jan-12 20:41:53

Molly, or she will forever be saying Mollie WITH AN IE.


Trust me!!!

Stars22 Fri 27-Jan-12 21:31:26

I prefer the name spelt Mollie, but like cubtrouble said she will be forever having to say no its 'ie' not 'y' at the end. We had a dog called Mollie, lovely little golden retriever puppy.

Hulababy Fri 27-Jan-12 22:44:35

TBH it doesn't really cause us that much issue. No worse than my name being Claire and automatically spelling it out. Maybe I am just used to it so it never really felt unusual to spell out Mollie either.

Plonker Fri 27-Jan-12 22:48:45

I prefer Mollie

Molly seems more of a nickname.

Plonker Fri 27-Jan-12 22:49:37

I feel the same with Millie / Milly. Milly seems like a nickname.

CountessOlenska Fri 27-Jan-12 22:50:01


cazboldy Fri 27-Jan-12 22:50:36

My little dd2 (dc5) is Molly

LanceCorporalBoiledEgg Fri 27-Jan-12 22:53:25


oldpolicehouse Fri 27-Jan-12 22:57:25

I have a maisy and a milly

No one ever gets their names right and I still think milly should be spelt millie (but she started off as emily and seemed easier to be milly)

I do agree with the curly y at the end, a flourish to end.

Weird would never have pollie though?

cazboldy Fri 27-Jan-12 23:21:27

oldpolicehouse - my neices are maizie and millie smile

cazboldy Fri 27-Jan-12 23:21:59

i actually prefer your spellings to sil's though ......

RealitySickOfSick Fri 27-Jan-12 23:26:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

kittencuddles Sat 28-Jan-12 08:01:39

My mum is in her fifties and is Molly. Think ie is a bit try hard!!

Well my niece is molly but my dad always spells it mollie, so I think it might be a age thing, like someone said. I like both.

oldpolicehouse Sat 28-Jan-12 08:22:23

Just think 30 years ago this conversation would have been about

Claire or Clare

Vikki or Vicky

Nagoo Sat 28-Jan-12 08:43:24

My DN is Mollie.

My sister blows a gasket every time someone puts the Y spelling.

Just call her Molly and save your nerves. grin

Nagoo Sat 28-Jan-12 08:44:04

Jayne or Jane.

AuntingCarse Sat 28-Jan-12 08:45:39


Crabbylucy Sat 28-Jan-12 08:49:30

If you go with Mollie, you will have to forever say "it's Mollie with an ie". My DN is Clare and my SIL used to get annoyed when people spelled it with an i.

Whichever way you spell it, it's a great name.

lemonpuff Sat 28-Jan-12 09:54:27

But Mollie/Molly is a nn for Mary , as is Polly,so go with MARY and choose a spelling you like

Nagoo Sat 28-Jan-12 11:41:24

Oh, and Molly would be cheaper, when you are buying those letters to stick on her bedroom door grin

Plonker Sat 28-Jan-12 16:28:18

I have a Millie, and she often gets cards etc to 'Milly'. It doesn't bother me in the slightest ...and more importantly, it doesn't bother Millie.

The only exception to this, IMO, is when the person knows how the name is spelt (ie my mum!!!) and yet they still spell it wrongly. But that's a whole different thread wink

If you're going to get raised blood pressure over people spelling your dc's names incorrectly, you need to call them all Bob.


Hulababy Sat 28-Jan-12 18:57:41

Mollie/Molly was once a pet form of Mary - true. Also for Margaret.
However it has also been a name in its own right for well over 100 years, so think it is fine as it is too.

Trebnik Fri 01-Mar-13 22:53:21


Molly is a lot more common, but a little bit wrong; a bit like Robby as opposed to Robbie

I did know about the Mary link, but didn't know about Margaret. I once new a very sweet old lady - Mollie - who was born in the early 1900's and she once told me she had been christened Mary. She also told me the correct spelling for Mollie/Molly is with an i and e. I'll go with Mollie's opinion.

Kyrptonite Fri 01-Mar-13 22:54:55

Mollie. It looks nicer.

DewDr0p Fri 01-Mar-13 22:55:51

Molly definitely

PaulaPixie Sat 02-Mar-13 21:31:30

Mollie is the Gaelic version, and Molly is the Irish / English version deriving from Hebrew origins. Molly is the original and Mollie is a variant, as is Mali, Molie, Moll, Molle, Mollea, Molley, Molli and Mollisa. Mali is the a welsh version.

Verynearlytea Sun 03-Mar-13 03:00:00

Mollie gets my vote

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