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(30 Posts)
Oopsie Sat 18-Jun-11 16:06:18

What do you think?

meditrina Sat 18-Jun-11 16:08:35

Doesn't do it for me, but it's a perfectly nice name.

Quite a lot of them around from age about 7 and younger.

mumoftoomany Sat 18-Jun-11 16:09:08

Really dislike it, sorry.

Northernlurker Sat 18-Jun-11 16:09:56

David Cameron has used it. That's enought to put me off!

rachel234 Sat 18-Jun-11 16:10:32

It is not a very feminine/elegant sound imo. Reminds me of American housewives for some reason (or Nancy Reagan).

CharlieBoo Sat 18-Jun-11 16:35:32

I love it, it's gorgeous.

Jaspants Sat 18-Jun-11 16:45:23

DD has an 8yo friend called Nancy although sibs have very ordianary (top 10) names

5inthebed Sat 18-Jun-11 16:51:45

I like it.

mamma2boyz Sat 18-Jun-11 17:27:01

Personally I love it,it was on our list but dh completely vetoed it am not sure why!!

Not many of them around here so that appeals to me...go for it!!

pilates Sat 18-Jun-11 17:35:29


BluddyMoFo Sat 18-Jun-11 17:37:00

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mimmymouse Sat 18-Jun-11 19:00:13

I like it. It was my Grandma's name. Actually, her "real" name was Anne, but she was called Nancy her whole life. nice alternative to Annie as a nn.

Takver Sat 18-Jun-11 20:00:54

Love it, always makes me think of Nancy in Swallows and Amazons, a great heroine if ever there was one smile

SloganLogan Sat 18-Jun-11 22:12:10

It's a bit flippant-sounding.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Sun 19-Jun-11 00:49:38

I have one. She's 4. She's great. She's lots of fun and she's feisty.

I didn't know David Cameron had a Nancy when we named her - I doubt he was on my radar much in 2006/2007 - and it might've changed my mind if I'd realised, though I can't imagine her being called anyting else.

I've met about 2 others in 5 years, though I know it's getting more popular.

tigercametotea Sun 19-Jun-11 00:55:26

Reminds me of Nancy Drew. I loved reading those books when I was a pre-teen by the way, but would never consider calling my children that.

spottyock Sun 19-Jun-11 11:10:45

I really like it. I imagine a feisty little girl, just like thereisalights dd.

virginiasmonalogue Sun 19-Jun-11 11:18:12

I think it's really pretty and feminine.

randomimposter Sun 19-Jun-11 11:35:19

Like it, my childhood friend and my American SIL are called it. Plus know one 9 year old. Think it's really underused.

Bandwitch Sun 19-Jun-11 12:09:19

I really like it.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Sun 19-Jun-11 18:48:17

grin@ spottyrock

She's spent all day wearing very little other than pink spangly high heeled dress up shoes!

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Sun 19-Jun-11 18:49:00

sorry - I mean spottyock

Macaroona Sun 19-Jun-11 18:49:13

I think it sounds quite dull and goody-two-shoes ish I'm afraid.

mrshotrod Thu 23-Jun-11 01:04:00

Well I've lived with it for 34 years...... Eventually liked it. Was the only one at any school I went to. Freaked me out if I ever heard anyone else called by the same name and they were under 70. I was never too goody two shoes, although maybe dull at times..... but also rather stubborn and new my own mind.
As a little girl though, I always thought it sounded spiky. Take from that what you will!

cloudydays Thu 23-Jun-11 01:43:04

There's a Nancy in my family, though like mimmymouse's Gran, her real name is Anne.

I really like it, but prefer it as a nickname than an official name.

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