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Talking of 'old lady' names...

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MirandaGoshawk Fri 15-Jul-11 18:18:29

I met a Dorothy today, nn Dorrie. I thought it was a sweet name for a little girl. Due for a revival?

MeriNisipPoissons Fri 15-Jul-11 18:20:42

Tis a nice solid name for sure.

mumzy Fri 15-Jul-11 19:15:50

Dottie!

PotteringAlong Fri 15-Jul-11 19:20:12

If we have a girl I really want to call her maggie. DH is not so sure!

Bring back the names I say!

threecurrantbuns Fri 15-Jul-11 19:33:20

I was only saying the other day I love that name but dh said he thinks its is nice but can't get over the eastender connection

MamaCorleone Fri 15-Jul-11 19:35:44

Dorothy is an EXCELLENT name. If it wasn't my mum's name DD would have been Dorothy.

PaperBank Fri 15-Jul-11 19:39:47

Nice, but don't like Dot/Dottie/Dorrie.

Psammead Fri 15-Jul-11 20:54:23

Cute!

everlong Fri 15-Jul-11 21:26:24

No, it's not cute at all. My gorgeous old neighbour is Dot. It suits her because she 74 and not 4.

I don't get these old lady names like Evelyn, Edith, Ivy and Iris.

Rhubarbgarden Fri 15-Jul-11 22:01:12

I think Dorothy is lovely. I met a six month old one recently.

budgieshell Fri 15-Jul-11 22:08:19

First thing I think of is wizard of oz she wasn't an old lady.

thederkinsdame Fri 15-Jul-11 22:11:08

Are you sure she wasn't called Dolly rather than Dorrie, as that tends to be a more common diminutive?

razzlebathbone Sat 16-Jul-11 23:45:34

It's lovely.

I don't get why they are termed 'old lady' as if a load of women just appeared out of nowhere and were never babies.

MirandaGoshawk Sun 17-Jul-11 21:06:26

thederkinsdame she's Dorothy but they defo call her Dorrie. I hadn't heard it before but it sounded lovely.

I didn't connect Dot/dottie /Dorothy with her off East Enders. She's leaving/has left though, hasn't she? So wouldn't be a problem. Didn't connect Dolly with Dorothy either. <<bit slow>>

I looooove Dolly smile

thederkinsdame Mon 18-Jul-11 11:40:31

I had an Auntie Dolly smile and love the name Dottie. Really cute!

PipFEH Mon 18-Jul-11 11:53:05

We call my daughter Dotty/Dot as a pet name (her name is actually Scarlett - we call her that too!). We didn't do it on purpose it just sort of happened!

rainbowtoenails Mon 18-Jul-11 11:58:35

I prefer Dorothea. Dorothy is too wizard of oz for me.

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