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(36 Posts)
PotatoWaffle Tue 12-Jul-11 18:42:10

Recently really loving this name. Only 18 wks pg so plenty of time but just wondered what people's opinions are. Thanks.

McDreamy Tue 12-Jul-11 18:42:40

Pretty smile

Ivortheengine8 Tue 12-Jul-11 18:44:16

You nicked ours! sad
We are going with Annie or Anna, not quite decided yet! smile Thats if we have a girl anyway!

Bandwithering Tue 12-Jul-11 18:45:51

I like it.

If you are undecided I'd go with Anna on the birth cert because I feel like Anna can be nick named Annie, but it would be a little bit more of a leap to have an Annie called Anna.

But if you prefer Annie, ignore me and go with that. Annie is lovely.

FoofusScrimgeour Tue 12-Jul-11 18:47:12

I like it but then DD is Annabel and DS calls her Annie smile

He also calls her Monkeychild but that's not so nice.

PotatoWaffle Tue 12-Jul-11 18:49:46

grin monkeychild!!! Thank you for the input so far really good!

PaperBank Tue 12-Jul-11 19:56:18

Lovely smile I'd use Anne, Annabel or Anneliese on the birth certificate, with Annie for short.

FannyFerknackerPants Tue 12-Jul-11 20:23:16

My real name is Anne and I absolute hate it when people call me Annie! And have felt like this all of my life.

Maybe do what people are suggesting and just use it as a nickname. Mind you, I'm a bit old so perhaps a young one wouldn't mind.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 12-Jul-11 20:35:31

Love it. Though a small part of me wants to burst forth into "the sun'll come out, tomorrow..."

FoofusScrimgeour Tue 12-Jul-11 20:38:37

Oh Rhubarb - I wil be sitting through a primary school performance of that tomorrow and Thursday - deep joy.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 12-Jul-11 21:06:07


Mumbrane Tue 12-Jul-11 21:13:32

Really lovely.

Papyrus Tue 12-Jul-11 21:18:30

My DD2 is Annie (Anna) and really suits her name. I would definitely go for Anna on the birth certificate, then she has options when she's older.

My DD1 does call her 'Orphan Annie' on occasion - sisterly love! grin

bigbluebump Tue 12-Jul-11 21:19:40

We have an Annabel and both she and I really dislike Annie. Love Anna though.

verylittlecarrot Tue 12-Jul-11 21:23:44

Oooh, I like! Really pretty and not overused currently at all. Nice to have an -ie ending instead of the more popular -a endings around right now.

mumzy Wed 13-Jul-11 22:28:24

I like Anya as an alternative to Anne and Anna. Annie is a lovely nn for all 3

muminthemiddle Wed 13-Jul-11 22:40:00

If you intend to call her Annie then I would use that on the birth certificate. I know someone who has done this.

PotatoWaffle Thu 14-Jul-11 12:57:23

I love anna too but DH not too keen. Keeps saying it reminds him of an anaconda hmm. We will be calling her Annie so I suppose I will just put Annie on the birth certificate as I'm not keen on having official names just for the sake of it. Just my personal preference. Thanks for all your opinions definitely seems quite positive so far. We love it!

Nightstar Thu 14-Jul-11 13:03:31

"Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, it will shine! Tomorrow tomorrow, I'll love ya tomorrow, it's only a day away...."

Sorry, i couldnt help myself. I do like it, its quite classy, but forever tainted by that bloody musical

lowra Thu 14-Jul-11 16:47:55

Love Annie. I wanted it for our DD but OH wasn't having any of it.

Pinkjenny Thu 14-Jul-11 16:49:59

I love it.

Bandwithering Thu 14-Jul-11 16:50:40

"tainted" is too strong a word. I'd say the names Myra and Maxine are 'tainted'.

whatshallmynamebe Thu 14-Jul-11 19:21:58

I have an 18 month old Annie. We loved it because it is not overly used, yet everyone knows it and how to spell it etc.

MrsOzz Thu 14-Jul-11 19:22:05

Annie is lovely. As is Anna.

Lots of names have links to stories, films, books etc. Annie in the musical is a fab character anyway! Plus I do think that as the decades roll by it is not so associated with the musical as my gran thinks it is.

ahshutupayourface Thu 14-Jul-11 20:10:40

Annie, I'm not your daddy, repost if you are old enough to remember this one!

I do kind of like it, but it can sound pretentious to my ears... but I don't know why. But anyway, if you like it then just ignore everyone! Good luck x

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