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Can you spell Margot as Margo

(40 Posts)
Needaname Fri 15-Oct-10 22:19:32

I think probably not but I've done a search on the name here and hadn't thought of the maggot connection! Anyone know how likely it is a child will get teased for this? Does Margo just look a bit rubbish though?

And opinions welcome on the name itself of course .

BelligerentGhoul Fri 15-Oct-10 22:20:39

I think it looks silly, sorry.

Not overly fond of the name tbh. It just reminds me of The Good Life.

JaynieB Fri 15-Oct-10 22:20:52

I think its fine. I knew a girl at Uni called Margo (short for Margaret)

FranknCock Fri 15-Oct-10 22:21:26

I know an adult Margo who spells it that way.

lifeinagoldfishbowl Fri 15-Oct-10 22:21:31

Margo looks a bit odd.

Love the name - have a friend called Margot and when I was younger I loved the name after reading it in a book.

pushmepullyou Fri 15-Oct-10 22:23:45

My godmother is called Margo.

pancakeisuptheduff Fri 15-Oct-10 22:28:32

Margo without the t is the more common spelling in the U.S. I think.

Rhubarbgarden Fri 15-Oct-10 22:33:32

I think it's a lovely name, but you have to keep the T; it looks like a nickname without it. The T gives it elegance.

jkklpu Fri 15-Oct-10 23:15:25

try Margaux - a perfectly valid way of spelling it

Linnet Fri 15-Oct-10 23:17:05

My friend is Margo with no T.

ValiumSkeleton Sat 16-Oct-10 10:42:00

Margo is used in Spain. I knew one.

Margot looks more normal imo.

Margeaux or Margaux just look ridiculous.

RockBat Sat 16-Oct-10 10:45:57

You have to have the t. It does give it a more elegant look. Margo looks daft and a short step away from Margi. And Margaux looks like gateaux.

mopsyflopsy Sat 16-Oct-10 14:07:38

Margot will often be pronounced Mar-gott (e.g. in Germany and Scandinavia it is pronounced that way)

Margo will ALWAYS be pronouced Mar-go.

LynetteScavo Sat 16-Oct-10 14:23:47

I much prefer Margo.

pancakeisuptheduff Sat 16-Oct-10 15:12:34

Margaux is a wine! You might as well go all the way and call her Chardonnay!

rachel234 Sat 16-Oct-10 15:40:16

I know a Margot (Dutch) and her name is pronounced Mar-gott.

I know that in French you don't pronounce the 't' but in English you would, wouldn't you? You say Elliot, not Ellio.

I agree with previous poster - if you spell it Margo, then the pronounciation will be clear to everyone.

spidookly Sat 16-Oct-10 15:42:12

I prefer Margo too.

Margot can be pronounced more than one way, and most of them sound the t.

CaptainNancy Sat 16-Oct-10 15:45:22

You can spell it that way... but I prefer Margot (and I love it)

poppydaisy Sat 16-Oct-10 16:29:45

I think most languages (other than French) will sound the 't'.

I would go with Margo if you want it pronounced that way.

moragsoverhereplease Sat 16-Oct-10 17:23:09

I love the name Margo it is on my list as a nn for Margarite.

CharlieBoo Sat 16-Oct-10 18:18:03

I'm sorry either way you spell it, it's positively awful. So many beautiful names, it's very harsh sounding. Sorry

allyfe Sat 16-Oct-10 19:45:39

I love Margot, but that is because the film "La Reine Margot". Before that, it was Margo from The Good Life - much more negative association!

SpecterBooAlot Sat 16-Oct-10 20:16:28

Margot is a lovely name. Margo looks stupid.

Ragwort Sat 16-Oct-10 20:18:22

Of course you can spell it Margo.

allbie Sun 17-Oct-10 21:05:23

I love the name Margot and it was no1 on our list but we had a boy! I prefer it with a 't' though.

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