What do you think of Millicent?

(57 Posts)
beckslovestimmy Sat 06-Jul-13 08:56:41

Just that really???

Rtfairy Sat 06-Jul-13 09:22:43

I quite like it

Forgetfulmog Sat 06-Jul-13 09:27:44

Love it! Milly or Millie for short?

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Sat 06-Jul-13 09:43:23

love it. DH wouldnt let me have it (he likes weird names).

BeanoNoir Sat 06-Jul-13 09:45:27

I like it. My grandmother's name.

Blanketsandpillows Sat 06-Jul-13 11:23:02

I like it

ZZZenagain Sat 06-Jul-13 11:26:13

don't like it at all

squoosh Sat 06-Jul-13 11:42:24

Don't like it.

I personally don't like it. Very harsh sounding name.

jessjessjess Sat 06-Jul-13 12:08:42

Oh god no - Milly is nice but Millicent is awful, sorry. If you like Milly why not go for Emily or Romily?

Ruprekt Sat 06-Jul-13 12:10:22

Millicent Margaret Amanda was Milly Molly Mandy's full name.

Like it but not brave enough to use it. smilesmilesmile

Not quite the same name but reminds me of the baddie in sleeping beauty!
Ugly name IMO

Millie is nice

WidowWadman Sat 06-Jul-13 12:38:41

Lovely lovely name, but don't like it being shortened to Millie or Milly. But the advantage of a long name is, that the child can choose what to shorten it to (if at all) herself.

It's ok. On trend with the "granny chic" thing that's going on atm. Millicent is barbie's middle name btw!

sundanceclaire Sat 06-Jul-13 12:45:55

Mouse! For a child, no way it's awful.

TidyDancer Sat 06-Jul-13 12:49:00

I'm really sorry, but I think it's horrible. sad

It is with Ethel for me. They might be well in with the old lady chic trend of late, but just no.

bugsybill Sat 06-Jul-13 12:58:31

I think it is ok, hard to imagine a child going by a full name but Milly/Millie is fine.

MortifiedAdams Sat 06-Jul-13 12:59:55

Reminds me of two characters-

Millicent Bulstrode - the big hulking Slytherin girl in HP2
Malificent - the wicked witch in Sleeping Beauty

WidowWadman Sat 06-Jul-13 13:08:03

There of course is also Millicent Fawcett, the suffragist

Exactly as Mortified said - Millicent Bulstrode, she of the cat hair poly juice potion.

Millie = lovely
Millicent = don't do it!

laravh Sat 06-Jul-13 13:18:31

Horrible. Reminds me of the evil queen in Sleeping beauty, Malificent.

Elquota Sat 06-Jul-13 17:17:00

Lovely name. Millie is nice too as nickname, rather than stand-alone.

miffybun73 Sat 06-Jul-13 17:18:04

Loveit, but not keen on Millie.

MoonHare Sat 06-Jul-13 18:07:26

Bit prim sounding. She'd get Milly (the opposite of prim sounding), would you mind?


GaiusIsAnAceName Sat 06-Jul-13 18:14:33

Millicent the Millipede...

Just yesterday I was in drs surgery with my dc.
And a lady was picking up a prescription for her dd.
That was her name and I thought how lovely.

Really like it

Happymum22 Sat 06-Jul-13 20:17:29

I really like it. Would she normally be known at Millie? I think only choose it if you are prepared for people to automatically shorten it... As they will whether you like it or not!

rockybalboa Sat 06-Jul-13 21:09:59


rob99 Sat 06-Jul-13 21:27:14

The problem with quite unusual names is this......I don't want to sound cruel and shallow but, if your daughter turns out to be pretty, slim, smart and popular, the name Millicent will become synonymous with all that is good. If she turns out another way, the name Millicent will make her stand out when she would want to blend in. I know a Victoria who was unattractive in many ways so I've never liked the name but I went to school with a Meryl who was an absolute stunner AND very clever so the mention of her name was always on the cool side.

Wommer Sat 06-Jul-13 21:30:06

Will always aways be a witches name for me. - sleeping beauty I think.

I like Millicent.
I don't like Millie though...

efffy Sat 06-Jul-13 22:37:28

I have a baby Millicent, I've had so many lovely comments on it. It does have a tendency to be shortened to Millie though.

The only ever negative comment was something along the lines of

'Why give a baby such a grown up name, and how will she ever spell it at playgroup'

I responded pointing out they are adults far longer than they are young children. grin

outoffuel Sat 06-Jul-13 22:43:00

It sounds like the word militant to me which puts me off the name. Millie is a great name though!

YoungBritishPissArtist Sat 06-Jul-13 22:45:58

Love it! Also love Mildred blush

Not so keen on Milly/Millie, but would be a good nn for when she is young.

YoungBritishPissArtist Sat 06-Jul-13 22:46:17

Love it! Also love Mildred blush

Not so keen on Milly/Millie, but would be a good nn for when she is young.

MyBoysAreFab Sat 06-Jul-13 22:48:10

I love it! But then I also love Mildred and Ethel.

Queazy Sat 06-Jul-13 22:51:14

I prefer just the nn Millie x

TiredyCustards Sat 06-Jul-13 22:53:01

Makes me think militant, incandescent (with rage), malevolent.

Not a nice name.

PicardyThird Sat 06-Jul-13 23:04:04

I love it. It would be right up there on my hypothetical girls' list if the pronunciation wouldn't be mangled in the country I live in.

RaRaZ Sun 07-Jul-13 12:21:29

Agree with the above, millipede...

mewkins Tue 09-Jul-13 22:17:52

Yes lovely!

AllegraLilac Thu 11-Jul-13 01:28:26

Millicent Bullstrode. Makes me think of bulky women. Same feel as Agnes/Senga in my book. Fishwives.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 11-Jul-13 20:25:48

I don't like it.

CPtart Thu 11-Jul-13 20:33:26

Not a nice name. Neither is Millie.

Branleuse Thu 11-Jul-13 20:37:51

i dont like it at all.

tammytwigg Thu 11-Jul-13 20:38:06

I've got a Millie and I love it , can't imagine her being a Millicent Though .

TalkativeJim Fri 12-Jul-13 00:12:29

Don't like at all. Millie is ok, but there are nicer ways to get to it!

It's very harsh and hard and sounds like a thing not a name. And it sort of means 'thousand hundred' which seems really strange - what's the actual etymology?

WidowWadman Fri 12-Jul-13 07:17:16

It's an anglicisation of the Norman name Melisande, which in turn means strength/work.

Linguaphile Fri 12-Jul-13 07:47:05

Like it, though it does make me think of Malificent from Sleeping Beauty.

TalkativeJim Fri 12-Jul-13 10:26:57

Oh thanks Widow, that makes sense.

Like Melisande - and love Melissa.

Choccyhobnob Fri 12-Jul-13 14:22:03

Exactly was Mortified said, Millicent Bulstrode and Maleficant from sleeping beauty!


ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Fri 12-Jul-13 14:25:10

Gorgeous name smile

Alwaysbloodyhungry Fri 12-Jul-13 14:28:38

Love it, but then I like names like Nancy and Sissi and Beatty a la monday afternoon bingo down the legion!

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Fri 12-Jul-13 20:16:36

Millicent is one of those names that is ahead of the trend - full of consonants, with a (double) consonant ending, so miles away from the frilly, feminine 'ie/y', 'a', 'el/le' ending girls' names so popular right now.

But - as with everything very popular, their shelf-life is limited, until people tire of those sorts of names and move onto the next big thing.

I think Millicent is great, actually. And in another ten years time, names like this will be what everyone will be going for.

It is infnitely better than the utterly over-used, tired, dull, dime-a-dozen Milly. wink

HouseAtreides Fri 12-Jul-13 20:19:19

It sounds very clinical/medicinal to me. 'Three drops of Millicent in each ear before retiring.'

Casualty Fri 12-Jul-13 23:11:22

Love it, was my Granny's name, though she was known as Milly.

Grannylipstick Sun 14-Jul-13 20:29:11

Love it. My Millie is 21 soon. I really wish I'd called her Millicent. Lots of Millie's around now. There weren't any 21 years ago

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