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Kirstle Wed 14-Sep-11 21:24:52

I know there is a band called the Dixie chicks
I know its pretty cutesy for a child
I know that it breaks tradition (massively)
I know I will (for the most part) get slated by you gorgeous lot

BUT

I love it
There is a Dr on telly who calls herself Pixie fgs (ok i know her real name is something like Bernadette)
Plus so many kids are being called Beetroot, Macintosh and MmmDanon now (possibly an over-exaggeration by me there) that surely by the time my little Dixie is at school, it will be positively boring?

Slate it/rate it... dont be afraid to be nice if you want to be ;)

To those of you who like it pls suggest Middle names (surname is one syllable beginning with G)

thanks in advance x

ThatsNotMyBabyBelly Wed 14-Sep-11 21:27:58

Not keen sorry! I think it sounds very mid west American. Not a bad thing necessarily, but not what I would be going for.

EdithWeston Wed 14-Sep-11 21:31:34

I like it! But think it's better as a nn (for more or less any "d" name, or possibly Richenda).

For middle names, avoid vowel initials (eg "dog" on a girl, not good). And obviously, avoid Billie!

Do you have anyone in your family you could honour (to counterbalance with a bit of tradition)?

Gluttondressedaslamb Wed 14-Sep-11 21:32:30

Definitely slate it. Conjures up American brass bands playing `Dixieland`.

Jackstini Wed 14-Sep-11 21:35:20

Does sound quite American.
Would avoid any middle names that sound like it should be said all together:
Dixie Lou, Dixie Sue, Dixie Jane, Dixie May etc.
Also children are cruel and she may get called dicks.
But if you love it...
There are far worse names!

Kirstle Wed 14-Sep-11 21:37:52

I was thinking a middle name with three vowels to counterbalance the surname. I like Dixie Elowen, Dixie Eloise or Dixie Adelaide so far...

LetThereBeRock Wed 14-Sep-11 21:42:01

It's dreadful.Twee,cutesy,sounds like a porn star or stripper,and has connotations of slavery for me.

NoHunIntended Wed 14-Sep-11 21:45:30

I absolutely love it! I just looked it up (www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Dixie), so if you aren't quite feeling brave enough, you could go for their suggestion of Benedicta, or similar (see www.thinkbabynames.com/beginning/0/Di or www.thinkbabynames.com/ending/0/di), and use Dixie as a nn.

I also adore Nixie, and prefer the name meaning (water sprite, as opposed to 'ten'). www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Nixie.

Middle names, how straight do you want to be compared to Dixie?
Something like Samantha could work? Or Seraphine!

ThatsNotMyBabyBelly Wed 14-Sep-11 21:45:50

Ooooo Adelaide is lovely - would you consider that as a first name?

NoHunIntended Wed 14-Sep-11 21:46:42

No to Adelaide - her initials would be DAG. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dag_(subculture)

LOVE Eloise!

rempy Wed 14-Sep-11 21:46:46

Can you whistle dixie? That might put you off a bit.

I would be expecting you to come from Nebraska.

BluddyMoFo Wed 14-Sep-11 21:47:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SootySweepandSue Wed 14-Sep-11 21:51:01

I think she would be tormented horribly at school with this name. You would never call a girl Dicksy yet it is pronounced the same.

Kirstle Wed 14-Sep-11 21:52:21

lol at some of these answers - thanks girls!

DAG are my brother's initials - hes 27 and seems to have survived - I dont think you can turn down a name based on a slight insult from Australia when you live in the UK lol. Or put another way, I'm 30 years old and have never heard of that insult.

Thanks for all ur comments so far, ladies (yes, even the slaters) it helps me get a feel for people's reactions. Believe it or not my other favourite name is Beatrix! How dis-similar can u get? x

MummysLittleSunbeams Wed 14-Sep-11 21:54:48

The lesbian paramedic from Casualty. Not that it makes it a bad name by association, that's just the first thing I think of.

MummysLittleSunbeams Wed 14-Sep-11 21:55:17

Beatrix is lovely - Trixie!

kitya Wed 14-Sep-11 21:56:01

It's not though is it? Beatrix would be trixie which is like Dixie. I prefer Trixie to be honest. Infact, I love Trixie.

WhereYouLeftIt Wed 14-Sep-11 22:06:01

Given the casual cruelty of the teenage years, I'm not sure I'd want my daughter serenaded by a laviscious rendition of "I Wish I was In Dixie".

Just saying.

Kirstle Wed 14-Sep-11 22:17:37

Whereyouleftit - I have no idea what you are talking about and if I dont, I doubt teenagers that havent actually been born yet will have smile just saying.

Dixie seems to be a name that is dividing opinion - as I suspected.

Thanks so far for all ur comments, girls.

Meteorite Wed 14-Sep-11 22:19:17

Dixie music. Better than Trixie though.

3billygoatsgruff Wed 14-Sep-11 22:23:11

We have Dixy Chicken (like KFC) round here so it just makes me think of that.

I love Beatrix!

EdithWeston Wed 14-Sep-11 22:25:42

Deg might be liveable with, but please not Dag!

Some other 3+ syllable names: Genevieve, Camilla, Saskia, Francesca, Xaviera, Mirabella, Zephyrine, Jacqueline?

Moominsarescary Thu 15-Sep-11 02:37:50

Not keen sorry

SlinkingOutsideInSocks Thu 15-Sep-11 03:04:55

Dixie is a loaded word in the US and has very strong Confederate, Old South (read: slave-owning) connotations....

Do you really want that sort of association for your child...? hmm

Kaekae Thu 15-Sep-11 09:24:44

I do like pretty cutesy names but I am not sure about Dixie, it sounds very American. I visualise a little girl with bright blond short curls and wearing a little pair of cowboy boots. [hmmm]

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