What kind of girl is a Heidi?

(44 Posts)
SleepyCatOnTheMat Sat 03-Aug-13 15:43:16

Does this pass the High Court judge test? I've only known one in RL and she was quite posh. Or is it a bit strippery now?

Winter123 Sat 03-Aug-13 15:50:33

Kerry Katona's called one of her daughters Heidi...

FoofFighter Sat 03-Aug-13 15:53:06

Blonde, slim, willowy, athletic, Scandi-ish everything I am not sad

Rhubarbgarden Sat 03-Aug-13 20:12:55

There were a few around when I was at school. They were all fairly quiet, studious, nice girls. I haven't come across any small ones.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 03-Aug-13 20:28:37

I've known two - one was a teacher, very nice.

The other was incredibly rough.

In my head they are all blonde like y'know, The Heidi.

squoosh Sat 03-Aug-13 22:30:35

Blonde, Swiss, lives up a mountain with her grandfather, has a friend in a wheelchair, fond of goats.

SunnyIntervals Sat 03-Aug-13 22:33:16

No. My male friend had a DSis called Heidi. Her comment? Great when you are 4, but not when fat, fair and 40.

HRHMargeSimpsonOfCornwall Sat 03-Aug-13 22:34:07

I like it. I don't automatically think Blonde. I know one who is not blonde. She is 'mathsy sciencey' :-p so it just depends who you know.

Don't let people on mumsnet have you believe that just because Kerry Katona used it, it's now unusable. Occasionally slebs (even trashy ones) use normal names. I think she has a max too.

chickensaladagain Sat 03-Aug-13 22:41:02

I know 2 aged 10-11

One is tall, athletic, blonde

The other is a tiny little girl who people kindly return to her mother when she's playing out as they think she's much younger

Winter123 Sat 03-Aug-13 22:53:47

HRH I didn't mean not to use it because of that, I meant it in more of 'what comes into my head when I first think of the name Heidi'and Kerry Katona was, unfortunately. The second is Heidi Klum, which couldn't be more opposite! I don't know any Heidi's in RL.

squoosh Sat 03-Aug-13 22:55:25

Can't believe no one has mentioned Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss.

She's the antithesis of the wholesome, blonde Heidi.

HRHMargeSimpsonOfCornwall Sat 03-Aug-13 22:59:27

Have to admit now the Heidi fleiss association would make me pause for thought. just thought. it's still a nice name and any name you can think of there's a dodgy association. I remember somebody on here had settled on nancy and then Philip gurrido (sp?) and his wife were in the news for abducting girls and the wife's name was nancy. I think she was talked in to using it anyway.

TheDoctrineOfAllan Sat 03-Aug-13 23:01:18

Sweet, kind, clever

BigTravellingClown Sat 03-Aug-13 23:19:10

The only Heidi I knew was a mega bitch, popular at school, bullied the uncool kids and tried to make the whole school her domain. She works with kids now apparently, hopefully she's changed! She had red hair and freckles, was skinny.

formicadinosaur Sun 04-Aug-13 00:34:49

Lovely name wholesome and good mannered

Writerwannabe83 Sun 04-Aug-13 13:33:39

I know two Heidi's and they are worlds apart in both the way they look and their personalities smile

They are both however, lovely girls. I really like name and if it wasn't for the fact that it wouldn't go with our surname it would have been on my list.

Your Heidi will turn out to be the kind of Heidi you raise her to be smile

PrincessScrumpy Sun 04-Aug-13 14:17:11

I have a Heidi- she's loving, strong willed and always smiling (but she's 2). We met a 5yo Heidi on holiday and she was so bubbly and lovely it made us want to use the name too. I doubt she'll be fat as it's not something our family has an issue with - don't think that is liked to her name though! Lol
For me it's classic but not common which is what we like.

LeBFG Sun 04-Aug-13 14:22:16

Pigtails, yodeling, brown beers, errr, and Alpine meadows <helpful>

The one I know is a demon baker, has her own allotment, helps out with the guides and is a dentist. She takes no shit <admires her a lot>.

PrincessScrumpy Sun 04-Aug-13 14:22:52

Oh and mn kept telling me about Kerry Katona - never comes up in rl as my friends aren't into vacuous celeb world. Kerry and I are very different people so unlikely people will make any link.

JoniR Sun 04-Aug-13 14:52:36

My best friend is a Heidi, she retrains problem horses. Has a very generous spirit and the patience of a saint. Oh, and she's blonde and dutch!

feelingvunerable Sun 04-Aug-13 19:58:35

I imagine the Heidi. Nice name.

CPtart Sun 04-Aug-13 20:05:14

Pretty. But can't imagine a fifty something called Heidi.

Wine0clock Sun 04-Aug-13 22:07:38

I can. Because by the time she's fifty, all the sixty year olds will be Molly, Milly, Tilly, Lily, Lila and Lola so Heidi will sound strong in comparisonl

HeathcliffeItsMe Sun 04-Aug-13 22:09:35

Sports and clean living.

ChocChaffinch Sun 04-Aug-13 22:11:23

a rebel, if she's like the only one I ever knew... rebelling against her 'clean living' name, I shouldn't wonder

kiwik Sun 04-Aug-13 23:15:34

I know two Heidis - both late thirties, and both dark.
Both successful, one having run her own business stright out of school, and the other has a PhD.

I like the name, as I associate it with the two women I know.

cafecito Tue 06-Aug-13 03:45:51

Sporty, freckles, fair hair. Popular

minipie Tue 06-Aug-13 08:45:25

Bloody annoying midwife. In my experience

<unhelpful>

I would probably expect her to be Scandinavian/Austrian/German

PetraBaelish Tue 06-Aug-13 09:28:42

Wholesome, always in a sunny mood, tall, blond, pigtails, muesli, goat herding....

Norfolknway Tue 06-Aug-13 22:43:17

Strong, beautiful and funny. my DDis a Heidi

SnoopyLovesYou Sat 10-Aug-13 16:05:08

Heidi's can have dark hair. It's a great name. It just means heather.

englishteacher78 Sat 10-Aug-13 16:14:16

I am! :-) I know 3 Heidis. 2 grammar school girls, the other now a very successive personal trainer. We are all successful in our own fields.
The High court judge test is a little limiting when it comes to girls' names anyway! grin

PoppyAmex Wed 14-Aug-13 15:28:21

"Blonde, Swiss, lives up a mountain with her grandfather, has a friend in a wheelchair, fond of goats."

This made me smile squoosh, it was my favourite cartoon as a child (but she had black hair!)

curlew Wed 14-Aug-13 15:33:48

One whose mother didn't understand that she was naming an adult woman, not just a bay and a toddler.

englishteacher78 Wed 14-Aug-13 17:42:19

The name has worked very well for me: baby, toddler, child, teen, student and adult.

Iamnormalish Wed 14-Aug-13 17:48:46

We had 2 at our school both known locally as the village bikes.

Before knowing them Heidi always made me think of a little girl who live up a mountain with goats and had a friend called Clara.

TwoTearsInABucket Wed 14-Aug-13 18:00:55

I know a Heidi. She is Swiss and in her 60s. She is very nice.

Considered Heidi for DD, and then changed to Claudia (pronounced Cloud-ia). She is called neither of those!

Phoebe47 Sun 18-Aug-13 18:30:53

The only one I know is fat and a chav. Sorry!

Littleen Sun 18-Aug-13 19:59:03

Heidi is on my shortlist smile to be it's a light-hearted outdoorsy type name!

PipsWife Sun 18-Aug-13 20:20:39

My 2 year old Heidi is cheeky, beautiful and very active!
We loved the name because it is a strong but rarely used name.

Chottie Mon 19-Aug-13 04:21:37

Two blonde plaits tied around her head and skipping down a mountain with a basket of flowers.

Seriously, it is the name of DD's hairdresser and she a lovely, smiley sort of woman.

language Wed 21-Aug-13 08:52:27

With blond tresses, busty and cheerful :-)

noodlebum Wed 21-Aug-13 11:47:43

Heidi is the name of someone awesome and lively smile

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