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Sydney...?

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stardustn Mon 01-Aug-11 18:48:33

For a girl? I'm not keen on it for a boy personally because, as a general rule, I don't like 'old fashioned' names, but somehow it feels more modern for a girl. I noticed that in the 2010 baby name stats there were 167 girl Sydneys but only 26 boys- has the y spelling become the accepted version for a girl? My grandad was called Sydney so it would be nice to commemorate him in some way smile
What does everyone think of it for a girl?
TIA

Larold Mon 01-Aug-11 18:56:05

my niece has a 5 year old daughter called Sydnie. I love it !

exoticfruits Mon 01-Aug-11 18:59:09

Horrible for boys and girls, whatever the spelling.

InstantAtom Mon 01-Aug-11 19:53:01

I like it for a boy but not a girl I'm afraid.

Bunbaker Mon 01-Aug-11 20:09:34

I'm not keen. It is a bit too like something the Beckhams would choose for my taste. I know a Sydney and her parents are a bit Beckhamish.

therugratref Mon 01-Aug-11 20:20:37

Great name for a city and just about OK for a boy, but utterly minging for a girl.

Tuschinski Mon 01-Aug-11 20:23:52

I like it for a girl. My friend has one, calls her Syd, I think it's cute. It was Annette Benings name in The American President wasn't it?

wigglesrock Mon 01-Aug-11 20:30:58

I like it for a girl and usually I don't like "place" names. It always reminds me of Jennifer Garner in Alias. It is a nice way to remember your grandfather.

stardustn Mon 01-Aug-11 20:33:02

Oh, it didn't even register to me that it was a city name too. That's something to consider. Thanks so far everyone smile

memphis83 Mon 01-Aug-11 20:33:46

I love it for a girl, I know 2 girls and 1 boy called Sydney.

allthefires Mon 01-Aug-11 20:34:43

I know one- hate it.

WaitingForBabyD Tue 02-Aug-11 08:42:41

Isn’t Neve Campbell’s Scream character a Syndey? That’s the first thing that sprung to my mind. Also Cyd Charisse. I’m a bit mixed as to whether I actually like it. On one hand it reminds me a bit of the Taylor trend which I’m not keen on, but I think Syd, or Cyd, is quite cute.

wombatinwaiting Tue 02-Aug-11 11:03:13

Friends have a girl called Cydnee which I thought odd at first, but now I quite like it.

ellangirl Tue 02-Aug-11 13:59:29

I've come across a Sydnye (girl), and a Sidney (boy). I like it much better for a boy I'm afraid.

mathanxiety Tue 02-Aug-11 15:49:09

I know one, and I love it for a girl despite it being a city, whereas I would turn up my nose at Paris or London (even though Paris is also a Greek name) <irrational> -- I like the sound of it. I think it sounds almost like a classic name.

mathanxiety Tue 02-Aug-11 15:50:57

I think it would be a lovely way to remember your grandad, and I think the Y spelling is used more for girls now.

dana4nyc Tue 02-Aug-11 17:48:42

I have a neice named Sydney. I like it, it suits her. She is absolutely beautiful as well smile

chaya5738 Thu 04-Aug-11 13:21:12

Ummmmm...it is the name of the largest city in Australia and that would be the association everyone on my circle would make. Could make traveling a little awkward. Imagine if she went on a GAP year to Australia...

A middle name perhaps?

Zone2mum Thu 04-Aug-11 14:30:52

How about Sidonie - a girl at school has this name and her nickname was Sid

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