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(23 Posts)
Flossie2 Tue 21-Jun-11 13:02:21

What do you think of the name Cecily? Do you know any? THanks!

Hedwig3 Tue 21-Jun-11 13:07:21

Love it and don't know any.

Toughasoldboots Tue 21-Jun-11 13:07:25

One in my daughters class age 8. I am not keen on it but that might be because of the nature of this child ifyswm.

PfftTheMagicDragon Tue 21-Jun-11 13:08:10

I love it. I don't know any, but it was in my top 3 for DD.

PippiLongBottom Tue 21-Jun-11 13:34:56

I adored it but it means 'blind'. That put me off.

tammytoby Tue 21-Jun-11 13:36:40

Unfortunately the meaning (derived from Latin meaning blind) would put me off. Nice name otherwise.

Bluebell123 Tue 21-Jun-11 13:38:42

Beautiful name! I wouldnt worry about the meaning at all, you could easily put a positive spin on that .... Blind to prejudice, that kind of thing

Hedwig3 Tue 21-Jun-11 14:06:22

If the meaning puts other people off, all the better grin

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Tue 21-Jun-11 14:52:14

Like it, but it is a bit trendy.

Bonsoir Tue 21-Jun-11 14:55:31

I think it's pretentious and not very pretty either.

Apphia Tue 21-Jun-11 15:17:19

Love it. Top favourite should another dd come along.

Also like Cecelia but dd1 is Ophelia and is probably too similar sounding.

Sophiesmummie Tue 21-Jun-11 15:41:09

I wouldn't want to burden my child with a name meaning blind. Yes, you can try to spin it in a positive way but given that there are so many other lovely names with much nicer meanings, I'd avoid it.

swanker Tue 21-Jun-11 15:47:03

Love it- we were going to have Cecily Margot, but it was a boy.

MEBMotherof3 Tue 21-Jun-11 16:24:09

Love it and haven't met any others. Or how about Cecilia (like the character in Ian McEwan's Atonement)? (love this book and have just re-read it!)

PrincessJenga Tue 21-Jun-11 16:36:09

LOVE IT! It was top of my list if we were having a girl. I also like Cecilia, Verity, Felicity and all the other old fashioned (posh!) girls names!

RugbyWidow7 Tue 21-Jun-11 18:36:22

I love it! It's on my list, just trying (so far unsuccessfully) to convince DH. How would you abbreviate it? Or wouldn't you?

Apphia Tue 21-Jun-11 18:54:42

I know of a Cecelia shortened to Cece (see-see), I suppose that would work as an abbreviation.

MoChan Tue 21-Jun-11 19:08:17

I don't think it's pretentious. I think it's pretty. But then, it's my daughter's name...

I honestly don't see why it's pretentious. For me, it's something of a family name (aunts/great aunts/great grandmothers called Cicely or Cecily) but I also just think it's pretty. And close to Cicely, which is the name of a herb. I didn't want to call her Cicely, although I really like it, because given the way people's minds work these days, I didn't want them thinking she was conceived in Sicily...

I knew about the meaning when I chose the name, but a) I don't think it really matters and b) I sort of think of her as being blind to any obstacles life might put in her way. Believe me, she is living up to part b). NOTHING and NOBODY gets in her way...


SloganLogan Tue 21-Jun-11 19:09:43

Not keen on Cecily, but love Cecilia.

MoChan Tue 21-Jun-11 19:10:08

Felicity was also in my top 3. I just think it's nice, and the meaning of that is 'nicer', I suppose, if that's what you are looking for.

5DollarShake Wed 22-Jun-11 03:25:45

Not that keen on it, I know an adult one. I prefer Cecilia, I think.

Don't let the meaning put you off if you like it, though - why are people so literal about these things?! My name (which was deeply unfashionable when I was give it, but is now overly, overly popular) means 'devoted to God'. I don't think my parents read that as meaning I'd have to enter a nunnery when older. grin

MrsvWoolf Wed 22-Jun-11 10:49:11

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