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To name a sibling for Millie - Maggie?

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lill72 Fri 31-Oct-14 23:25:24

Too similar or ok? Thoughts?

Winterbells Fri 31-Oct-14 23:29:40

Maybe if they were cats it would be fine but for human children I would say you are being unreasonable. Very similar and cutesy.

Thisghosttrainisreversing Fri 31-Oct-14 23:31:42

Eek no.

53Dragon Fri 31-Oct-14 23:31:45

yes and your parents' generation will all be thinking of Maggie Thatcher Don't do it! grin

WorraLiberty Fri 31-Oct-14 23:33:36

I don't think the similarity is the problem

For me, it's just such an old fashioned name.

MonanaGellar Fri 31-Oct-14 23:33:44

YABU. Too similar! And too simpsons-esque!

DoughnutSelfie Fri 31-Oct-14 23:41:11

Please not Maggie, urgh.

Maggie = Margaret = Marguerite = Daisy. There you go.

Or how about Mollie. Then maybe have a third gal and call 'er Mandy.

You know you wanna.

DramaAlpaca Fri 31-Oct-14 23:41:14

No, not a good combination, sorry.

Maggie just isn't a nice name, IMO, and will forever remind me of Maggie Thatcher I am probably of your parents' generation

Mrsstarlord Fri 31-Oct-14 23:50:19

I'm just depressed that people like me are being referred to as 'your parents generation' sad

spamanderson Fri 31-Oct-14 23:54:57

Ha ha, Maggie is what our next one will be called if we get another girl. I love the name and it's in honour of my nan who is a wonderful woman. BUT I do think it's just too similar to Millie. (And I'm in my 20s so definitely not of your parents generation ;) )

mrsmalcolmreynolds Fri 31-Oct-14 23:59:09

I have a name which starts with the same letter as my younger sister's and it was always fine. I think your issue is more with the shortened versions. Is your DD' s official name Millie or is it Amelia/Emilia/Emily? Similarly would DD2 be registered as Maggie or Margaret? If they are registered with the longer names there's more licence to adapt the names over time.

And for what it's worth I like Margaret - I think it's a classic and very adaptable name. smile

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OpalQuartz Sat 01-Nov-14 00:09:30

I think they are fine together and I love Maggie

BitchesGetStuffDone Sat 01-Nov-14 00:15:43

Yabu if those are their proper first names. If they are nicknames then it's fine.

Silverdaisy Sat 01-Nov-14 00:17:12

I would go for Margaret, but leave Millie (I know so many dogs called that)

OpalQuartz Sat 01-Nov-14 00:18:41

Leave Millie? Leave her where? She's the op's little girl.

musicalendorphins2 Sat 01-Nov-14 00:21:51

Not unless they are puppies.

musicalendorphins2 Sat 01-Nov-14 00:23:10

The suggestion for Daisy (as a short form for Margaret) was good though.

DoughnutSelfie Sat 01-Nov-14 00:24:24


Silverdaisy Sat 01-Nov-14 00:26:45

Apologies, I misread it as either or. I would still go for Margaret though and then shorten to Maggie, Peggie etc (if necessary)

OiGiveItBack Sat 01-Nov-14 00:40:17

I like the mane Maggie but it's really similar to Millie so I wouldn't choose it for a sibling. I accidentally gave my DS's name that were too similar (they start with the same sound) and it was a bit of a mistake. Not a disaster but not great iykwim grin
I like the name Mags smile

TheGrandPooBah Sat 01-Nov-14 00:51:20

Magpie is fine, if you like it. Who cares if a bunch of random strangers you've never met don't? The names are not really that similar. I know a Patrick, called Pat, whose sister, Patricia, is also called Pat. Also a woman at my school called her son Shane and daughter Shannon.

If you like it, do it.

peasandlove Sat 01-Nov-14 01:17:15

what about molly instead ? wink

peasandlove Sat 01-Nov-14 01:18:46

oh oops see that's been suggested already. That'll teach me for skim reading

Trufflethewuffle Sat 01-Nov-14 07:27:28

I have known two people called Maggie. Both had long stringy yellow blonde hair and were known as scraggy Maggie. So for me, I would never use the name for a child of mine but it is your choice.

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