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Do you have or know a Mildred or Millicent?

(17 Posts)
nappyaddict Tue 24-May-11 10:44:16

Is a shortening to Millie inevitable?

RunforFun Tue 24-May-11 10:48:26


MrsvWoolf Tue 24-May-11 10:48:58

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tummytickler Tue 24-May-11 10:49:31

I am wondering the same thing.
Mildred is on our list for dc5 (and is dh's favourite), and we are not sure whether to use Dilly from the start, to nip Millie in the bud straight away, or to just try and stick to Mildred (I love Mildred)
I can't really think of another nn for Millicent though.
I have never met either in rl.

Sylvaniasandwich Tue 24-May-11 14:31:17

Mildred? Really?

SloganLogan Tue 24-May-11 17:33:43

One baby Millicent, nicknamed Millie. Lovely name IMO. I do think Millie is the most natural name for Millicent, and a very pretty one. If popularityof Millie is the problem I think probably better to choose another name.

No Mildreds. I don't like the "dred" ending and it's a bit wet.

takeonboard Tue 24-May-11 17:38:23

The only Mildred i have ever known was on the 70's TV series George and Mildred - she of the lava lamp! I have never met a Millicent. I wouldn't choose either, but I do like Millie.

bilblio Tue 24-May-11 17:53:38

DN is a Millie, with nickname Mildred.

EvilTwins Tue 24-May-11 17:59:31

I teach a 13 yr old Millicent. Everyone calls her Millie.

WidowWadman Tue 24-May-11 18:07:46

I loathe it when people shorten my Millicent's name to Millie. She is quite adamant that she;s a Millicent herself, too.

Geepers Tue 24-May-11 18:13:36

I have an Amelia, known mostly as Millie, but I call her Mildred.

Pancakeflipper Tue 24-May-11 18:16:17

I know 2 Millicents. One is always known as Millicent. The other is known as Milly.

shmoz Tue 24-May-11 18:17:56

Both are brilliant names.

Mildred is my alter ego (& is a bit mad), Millicent is her older sister (& is a nutter). Millie is not allowed as a nn for either.

ensure Tue 24-May-11 18:45:17

Pancakeflipper just wrote exactly what I was going to say. smile

smother Tue 24-May-11 21:38:05

What about Dilys nn Dilly?

EllenJaneisnotmyname Wed 25-May-11 08:39:05

My grandmother was Millicent, and always known as Mill, my grandad was Bill, so my dad grew up thinking all parents names rhymed. I would have used Melisande for a girl.

benne81 Thu 02-Jun-11 14:19:03

I love Mildred but DH hates it so its off the list. It is probably a good thing because it would most likely get shortened to Milly which I hate as it is think bit to girly and wallflowery.

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