Bonnie.....do you like it?

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sammie74 Tue 05-Feb-13 15:42:13

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I know of two Bonnies and I've always thought it's a lovely name!

I'm no good with middle names though so I'm of no use with that!

sammie74 Tue 05-Feb-13 15:48:36

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Gwennan Tue 05-Feb-13 15:52:30

I like it.

Yes, I think of the Blue Peter dog but I love dogs and that doesn't bother me!

I think I read another post on here a short while ago in which a poster said her DD was named Bonnie Christina. Ever since, I've thought what a beautiful, friendly, down-to-earth sounding name Bonnie is.

atthewelles Tue 05-Feb-13 16:21:43

I really, really don't like it, sorry.

5madthings Tue 05-Feb-13 16:22:56

Yes I love it and it was on our list for dd. I know one bonnie who is a teen.

sammie74 Tue 05-Feb-13 16:24:38

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ZolaBuddleia Tue 05-Feb-13 16:25:56

Not for me, sorry.

DebK2012 Tue 05-Feb-13 16:27:27

Bonnie Elizabeth
Bonnie Harriet

Kyrptonite Tue 05-Feb-13 16:27:41

It's good for a child or an elderly lady but not really the inbetween years iyswim

amck5700 Tue 05-Feb-13 16:28:25

I don't mind the name but would worry that the child would grow up not to be Bonnie (used in Scotland to mean pretty/lovely) and it would be an embarrassment to them and something to get teased about. prefer Blythe - as in Bonnie and Blythe (Sunday's Child)

Sasparillo Tue 05-Feb-13 16:29:29

I like it. I can imagine a cute brown haired, blue eyed girl with dimples called something like Bonnie smile xx

amck5700 Tue 05-Feb-13 16:32:50

The only Bonnie I know is Bonnie Rose.

Bonnie Louise
Bonnie Anne
Bonnie Marie

Just don't use Scotland! grin

CheeseStrawWars Tue 05-Feb-13 16:35:58

Blue Peter Dog, Bonnie Tyler and Bonnie Langford.

sammie74 Tue 05-Feb-13 16:40:19

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Littlefiendsusan Tue 05-Feb-13 16:41:29

Lovely name,sounds strong and reminds me of Bonnie and Clyde.

I love it, I met a Bonnie a few months ago, she is 1 and the name was just, her, somehow.
She really was a Bonnie wean wink

saycheeeeeese Tue 05-Feb-13 16:51:59

I like it, reminds me of Scarlet Oharas daughter in gone with the wind!

TheSecondComing Tue 05-Feb-13 16:53:41

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ladymia Tue 05-Feb-13 17:04:17

I don't like it personally.

I know a Bonita who's nn is Bonnie and I always think it's such a shame she gets called Bonnie by so many people

london88d Tue 05-Feb-13 17:51:58

Like it smile

mrstowers Tue 05-Feb-13 18:02:50

Yes it also reminds me of Bonnie Blue Butler from Gone With the Wind.

It will always be a dog's name for me.

WhichIsBest Tue 05-Feb-13 18:21:47

I like it, but not enough to put it on my own list, IYSWIM.

Not very nice.

stargirl1701 Tue 05-Feb-13 18:23:13

My childhood best friend's dog was called Bonnie.

Harrysmummysarah1 Tue 05-Feb-13 19:12:12

Not to my taste.
I generally don't like names like
MollIE
RosIE
HollIE
LottIE

All ie or y endings.

The two exceptions to that rule are hattie and Harry. Two names with that sounds I love.

happybubblebrain Tue 05-Feb-13 19:18:28

I don't like it at all.
I know one child called Bonnie and every gives a little snigger when they hear her name.

peachypips Tue 05-Feb-13 19:19:59

I know two and they I both 33. Suits them just fine. It is lovely! Just go for it if you like it.

HouseOfBears Tue 05-Feb-13 19:20:05

I do like it, but think it sounds like it should be a nickname rather than a name itself. I'm not sure what for though!

FoofFighter Tue 05-Feb-13 19:24:04

Met a Bonnie at a wedding recently, she is in her early twenties. I like the name smile

CecyHall Tue 05-Feb-13 19:26:23

Ds2 was going to be Bonnie. I love it.

armagh Tue 05-Feb-13 19:27:29

Wasn't Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler's daughter in Gone with the Wind called Bonnie?

nurseneedshelp Tue 05-Feb-13 19:30:41

My very beautiful 22 year old niece is called Bonnie! I personally don't like it but it suits her if that makes sense?!

She's very slim, pretty and blonde and it just suits her perfectly!

Also know a 20 something named Bonnie and a older woman named Bonnie.

It's a nice name, not one I would choose myself though

Calmisthemantra Tue 05-Feb-13 20:35:41

We're expecting dc2 and batting names around. DH would like a Scottish name and came up with Bonnie. I like it but DH loves ithmm

DaveMccave Tue 05-Feb-13 20:38:44

It's really nice. It reminds me of the cute kid from toy story 3.

GloryWhole Tue 05-Feb-13 21:03:59

I think I read another post on here a short while ago in which a poster said her DD was named Bonnie Christina. Ever since, I've thought what a beautiful, friendly, down-to-earth sounding name Bonnie is.

This was me!
My DD has really grown into her name. We get nothing but compliments on it. We know of no other Bonnie's and as a result of that DD is always memorable.
She's always getting told that she "is indeed a Bonnie wean"!

I'm biased, but i love the name.

Also, as a nn we call her Boo.

CruCru Tue 05-Feb-13 21:14:26

No, I don't like it.

KumquatMae Tue 05-Feb-13 21:15:38

Yes. I did know of a dog with the name, but I still like it.

GloryWhole Tue 05-Feb-13 21:17:53

When people ask me who i named my DD Bonnie after, i say it was after the Blue Peter Dog.
I also tell them that should i ever i have a boy then i shall call him Wellard.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 05-Feb-13 21:33:26

Too twee for me.

Yay4may Tue 05-Feb-13 21:38:47

I have the fat girl connotation although I am embarrassed to admit that
However I have a lovely aunt named Bonnie and her middle name is Marie and I always thought those went well together

CzarChasm Wed 06-Feb-13 04:26:41

One of my best friends is a 31 year old Bonnie. I like it as she is a lovely, lovely person. She gets called Bon as a nn. Middle name is Kate.

MidnightMasquerader Wed 06-Feb-13 07:40:04

I love the name Bonnie - my main association is Gone With The Wind and so my association is a pretty blue-eyed brunette.

Go for it - I love anyone who comes on to ask about a name that is instantly recognisable, nice, timeless - and most importantly - isn't in the top 100 10. smile

It reminds me of Gone With The Wind, but I think I like it.

Oh bugger, Midnight beat me to it!

MidnightMasquerader Wed 06-Feb-13 08:07:01

grin

sammie74 Wed 06-Feb-13 09:48:46

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amck5700 Wed 06-Feb-13 10:05:07

I think the only issue is that in Scotland it's still used as an adjective but if you don't live in Scotland then that is not an issue.

Good Luck with everything ;0

TenthMuse Wed 06-Feb-13 10:50:04

Not a fan I'm afraid. Sounds too cutesy for me, and I struggle to picture it on an adult. Just doesn't feel 'substantial' enough. Plus I can't help thinking of the Blue Peter dog!

sparkle12mar08 Wed 06-Feb-13 11:37:45

It's okay. Won't date anywhere near as badly as all the other cutesy -ee -ie sounding names. But it's very 70's to me and conjures up images of Bonnie Langford and Violet Bott.

SavoyCabbage Wed 06-Feb-13 11:47:15

The Bonnie I know couldn't be less cute. She is head of dd's year and is a fantastic and inspirational teacher. She is strong, confident and independent and a kooky dresser.

hellokitty123 Wed 06-Feb-13 11:50:18

All the currently trendy cutesy names - Poppy, Daisy, Milly, Mollie, Ellie, Bonnie - are going to fall out of fashion as people tire of them. They may, as a result, sound very dated to the 2010s!

I quite like Bonita though.

ouryve Wed 06-Feb-13 11:50:59

I used to have a cat called Bonnie.

Sashapineapple Thu 07-Feb-13 08:49:53

I'm not keen, it does seem a canine name to me, sorry.

ripsishere Thu 07-Feb-13 09:06:41

No, not for me.

Bue Thu 07-Feb-13 11:49:33

I'm sorry, I've always hated this name. It doesn't sound like a proper name, it's silly and lightweight. Also, anything that Scarlett O'Hara would name her child is a bad name IMO.

sammie74 Thu 07-Feb-13 12:11:18

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