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Leonie for a girl........

(21 Posts)
BreakfastClub Sat 06-Nov-10 00:07:06

I have always liked the name Leonie
I also like Leo as a nn but is that wierd for a girl?

Ishouldhavechosenagoldfish Sat 06-Nov-10 00:37:06

I know a Leonie, she's lovely, nn has always been Lee-Lee though smile

Greenwing Sat 06-Nov-10 00:49:06

Beautiful name!

Léonie - main character in the Georgette Heyer novel 'These Old Shades' - was the name I decided to use for my future DD when I was only 19 - but when I began my family ten years later I only had sons!

I have only met one in my life. People called her Lee, which I didn't like. Leo is nicer as a nn.

Quattrocento Sat 06-Nov-10 00:51:48

Ah, bah!

BreakfastClub Sat 06-Nov-10 09:49:52

I think it is an old fashioned name and not a popular one at the moment which makes me like it even better

TooImmature2BMum Sat 06-Nov-10 11:16:03

I love Leonie, but my niece is called Leonor, so I can't have it. sad I think it's so cute and French.

jellybeans Sat 06-Nov-10 12:20:24

Love it, I know two, one Leoni, one Leonie (both pronounced Lee-oh-nee). One gets Leo, one Noni. Leo is cute for nn, it's quite common for 'boys' names to be used for girls; Sydney, Dylan, etc. Go for it.

jellybeans Sat 06-Nov-10 12:21:24

Meant to add, you could also have Lea as a nickname? (Leah)

Cortina Sat 06-Nov-10 12:34:25

Prefer Leonora nm Leo. Leonora is v under-used, classic and travels well.

AnnOnimous Sat 06-Nov-10 13:01:00

Leonie is my favourite of the Leo-based names.

ArthurPewty Sat 06-Nov-10 13:04:06

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ArthurPewty Sat 06-Nov-10 13:05:38

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nameymcnamechange Sat 06-Nov-10 13:07:23

Lovely name. I wouldn't shorten it to Leo though; keep it as it is!

BreakfastClub Sat 06-Nov-10 23:05:07

Thanks for the positive feed back

Also love the name Mia but think Leonie is better
what do you think??

angelene Sat 06-Nov-10 23:09:24

I know an adult Leoni, fab name.

No nn required to be honest. I love Mia but it is quite popular at the moment, Leoni/e is maybe a bit more timeless?

ArthurPewty Sun 07-Nov-10 08:49:11

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Fredfred Sun 07-Nov-10 09:04:42

I know a Leonie pronounced Lay-a-nie. I know she loves her name, but most people seem to pronounce it Lee-oh-nie, so she has to correct them all the time.

I also knew another Leonie years ago who pronounced it Lee-a-nie.

So I guess there are lots of pronounciation possibilities.

Lovely name IMO

smother Sun 07-Nov-10 11:24:56

I love it - esp as a nn for Leonore

Rhubarbgarden Sun 07-Nov-10 18:30:21

I know a Leonie who has Lones for a nickname.

evamummy Sun 07-Nov-10 19:16:03

I love Leonie! It is a lovely, feminine name that works in most languages. Also love that it is not as overused as so many other names.

Leo would be a cute nickname, but I don't think you need to shorten it.

TheDevilWearsPrimark Sun 07-Nov-10 19:17:54

One of my best friends is called Leonie, I love it.

We call her Nee and she doesn't seem to mind

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