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(17 Posts)
birdofthenorth Wed 29-Jun-11 13:50:31

For a girl? What do you think? Dee or DeeDee is nns?

culturemulcher Wed 29-Jun-11 13:51:47

Nope. Dione't do it.

birdofthenorth Wed 29-Jun-11 13:54:12


Is it any better spelt Dionne? Like Dionne Warwick?

culturemulcher Wed 29-Jun-11 13:57:53

Perhaps, a bit better. Sorry to be so negative. Sounds a bit 80s to me.

friendcat Wed 29-Jun-11 13:59:24

oh dear...

sorry, thats bloody awful

you did ask

WhipMeIndiana Wed 29-Jun-11 14:00:49

like it.

birdofthenorth Wed 29-Jun-11 14:41:30

1 out of 3 so far! Anyone else? Go on, I can take it grin

Bert2e Wed 29-Jun-11 14:43:47

Good grief no :-(

minipie Wed 29-Jun-11 14:51:31

Just sounds like mispronounced Diane to me. What about Diane?

4madboys Wed 29-Jun-11 15:06:21

my sisters middle name is Dionne, and she always hated it, infact when she got married she didnt include her middle name, kept her first name and took her dh's surname and dumped her middle name!

birdofthenorth Wed 29-Jun-11 16:22:26

Hmm, 4MadBoys, that's pretty much the worst feedback! If it's namechangingly bad it's probably a no!!

To my ears it's elegant and soulful. Never imagined this reaction... That's why these boards are helpful I guess!

4madboys Wed 29-Jun-11 16:40:27

sorry! but you asked, she really has never liked it at all. i chose her first name! and my dad gave her Dionne after Dionne warwick, he likes it as a name but my sister never has done.

just one of those things i guess. my parents werent keen on the names i gave to my kids, but they have learnt to love them, some names just suit a child, you will have to wait till baby is born and see what suits and whatever you choose i am sure it will be fine smile

birdofthenorth Wed 29-Jun-11 17:12:12

I think I just like Dee as a nickname tbh, which I imagine I could derive from a less unpopular name!!

SloganLogan Wed 29-Jun-11 19:55:05

You could use Dee (as in letter D) as a nickname for any name starting with D or containing a dee sound smile

Daisy, Delilah, Denia, Della, Delia, Diana, Adena, Deborah, Dulcie, Edie, Delphine, Devora?

birdofthenorth Wed 29-Jun-11 19:58:46

Thanks Slogan! DH quite likes Dorothy after his Nana so perhaps I could agree to that... than forever after call her Dee wink

SloganLogan Wed 29-Jun-11 21:17:17

Dorothy is nice, hadn't thought of that one smile

Just another idea for you is Cordelia. Not to my taste personally - but lots of MN-ers love it and you could use Dee as nickname.

mathanxiety Thu 30-Jun-11 05:27:36

I like Dione and Dionne, knew a really nice one growing up. She was never Dee though, always Dionne.

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