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(42 Posts)
GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 26-May-11 09:34:11

...go on, do your worst... <hides>

Hedwig3 Thu 26-May-11 09:39:14

I know a 10 year old Deborah and she is lovely so I like it by association smile

I have, however, always wanted to ask her mum if it is a special family name.

Jojay Thu 26-May-11 09:40:06

Awful, sorry

tummytickler Thu 26-May-11 10:22:08

I love it!
But I don't like Debbie, and would never use it for this reason.

valiumbandwitch Thu 26-May-11 10:25:26

Gosh no.

I can't explain it really. I love Libby but I don't like Debbie. I don't fully understand it but no to Deborah/Debbie.

themildmanneredjanitor Thu 26-May-11 10:26:13

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SpringHeeledJack Thu 26-May-11 10:27:17

like Jarvis said: 'your name was Deborah. It never suited yer'

give it a generation, I reckon, then all the Debbies will be blossoming once more grin

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 26-May-11 10:29:33

Aw Jack, that's no good to me! I'll have to make sure I'm around to nag DD.

It's bliblical <hopeful>

IntergalacticHussy Thu 26-May-11 10:37:49

and they said that when we grew up

we'd get married and never split up

pilates Thu 26-May-11 11:58:31

No not nice at all - very 70's.

CharlieBoo Thu 26-May-11 12:00:00

Bor Ring....

MarioandLuigi Thu 26-May-11 12:01:46

Makes me think of Debbie Does Dallas


montmartre Thu 26-May-11 12:01:48

Her house was very small, with woodchip on the wall.

DrNortherner Thu 26-May-11 12:02:49

Ahem. My name is Deborah. Known as Debbie.

Don't like it grin

Also know a teenage Debbie and it's wrong

MarioandLuigi Thu 26-May-11 12:03:01

You were the first girl at School to get breasts, and Martin said that you were the best.

themildmanneredjanitor Thu 26-May-11 13:17:37

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PersonalClown Thu 26-May-11 13:19:52

Another Deborah here...hate it and all forms.

SpringHeeledJack Thu 26-May-11 13:43:13

I had a friend called Debbie No Knickers once. She was fuuuuuuun


<psst! Deb! if you're on here, pm me>

excellentadventure Thu 26-May-11 14:37:19

Very, very popular name in my generation, but almost always abbreviated to Debbie, so 'Deborah' itself seems quite unusual to my ears. I like it. And I have met a couple of people who always go by the full name, so it is possible to avoid the Debbie diminutive.

meredithgrey Thu 26-May-11 14:44:46

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GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 26-May-11 14:47:08

I'm not too keen on Debbie (could live with it) but love Deborah.

So, to re-cap that's 5-7 against, one reminiscence and a few song quotes! Hmm.... grin

excellentadventure Thu 26-May-11 15:06:42

It's a positive strong name with good associations, Deborah being an Old Testament prophetess and judge. It's likely to be quite an unusual choice these days and would be a nice change from all the Isabellas and Florences.

DrNortherner Thu 26-May-11 17:29:24

The people who I meet who insist on being called Deborah are always a tad uptight I think grin

Janoschi Thu 26-May-11 17:36:34

My DD's middle name is Deborah, after both grandmothers. I really like it - it suits her and isn't gimmicky, frilly or posh. One of her grans is a Debby, the other was known as Dee. 6-7 against....!

madwomanintheattic Thu 26-May-11 17:40:32

lol drn, another one here. dh and his entire family call me debs. (i don't think i've ever met anyone who uses deborah though...)

it drives me mad.

having lived with it for 40 blardy years and heard it used in the same manner as shaz and trace, i long for a re-birth. it is a strong classical name, but just got tied up in an interesting era, i think.

do it, and start a wave of new age deborahs.

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