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Molly, or Mollie?

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TheDetective Thu 26-Jan-12 20:34:47

As above! Which spelling?

StrayFlounder Thu 26-Jan-12 21:45:27


workshy Thu 26-Jan-12 21:46:15


Hulababy Thu 26-Jan-12 21:48:15


I have a Mollie. I think it looks far nicer personally.

It was also the spelling used more in the past, say 1900s. Molly was used as well but generally was lower down the "popular" names charts. The older women I have known with the name have also been Mollie. The Molly spelling appears more popular now though.

NettoSuperstar Thu 26-Jan-12 21:48:21


Ohnanawhatsmynickname Thu 26-Jan-12 21:48:57


Jojay Thu 26-Jan-12 21:49:03


katz Thu 26-Jan-12 21:53:35

Mollie like hula I like this spelling. I grew up reading Millie mollie Mandy and I think that why mollie looks the right spelling

kikid Thu 26-Jan-12 21:54:54


katz Thu 26-Jan-12 21:55:18

Although having now looked up the books on amazon it appears my memory is ropey and the books were in fact Milly molly Mandy - weird could have sworn it was with ie's

Littlecherublegs Fri 27-Jan-12 10:17:38

Molly - why change the ordinary spelling? No need, they'll just spend half their time spelling it out for people!

TheCuntwormUnderfoot Fri 27-Jan-12 10:33:19

The adults I know with it are Mollie.

The children are Molly.

Molly looks more nicknamey to me and I prefer Mollie.

PopcornBiscuit Fri 27-Jan-12 10:47:19

Mary, with Molly for short.

Hulababy Fri 27-Jan-12 13:14:38

Littlecherublegs - Mollie IS the ordinary spelling! Look back in history type books and statistics for England. Mollie was the more popular spelling, not Molly. Molly is just more popular now, that's all.

randomimposter Fri 27-Jan-12 15:26:20

Molly. In general Y endings much more preferable to IE IMHO.

MamaLazarou Fri 27-Jan-12 15:29:46


Shmiley Fri 27-Jan-12 18:19:48

Mollie. I think it looks better written down than Molly. I love the name personally!

notso Fri 27-Jan-12 18:24:29

Molly, I like a nice curly y.

bluerodeo Fri 27-Jan-12 18:27:26

Molly - like the look of it better

Mollie just doesn't look quite right

Clareypen Fri 27-Jan-12 19:04:45

I have a Molly, I was really wanting a Molly so I told my husband it was a choice between Polly or Molly...we just call her Schmoo though and her sister is Chubachup. the bump is called Muffin for now on account of my super awesome muffintop I am growing.....

CharlieBoo Fri 27-Jan-12 20:22:06

Oh Molly is much nicer...I always love a curly y too...also agree y endings are always nicer than ie.

Cubtrouble Fri 27-Jan-12 20:41:53

Molly, or she will forever be saying Mollie WITH AN IE.


Trust me!!!

Stars22 Fri 27-Jan-12 21:31:26

I prefer the name spelt Mollie, but like cubtrouble said she will be forever having to say no its 'ie' not 'y' at the end. We had a dog called Mollie, lovely little golden retriever puppy.

Hulababy Fri 27-Jan-12 22:44:35

TBH it doesn't really cause us that much issue. No worse than my name being Claire and automatically spelling it out. Maybe I am just used to it so it never really felt unusual to spell out Mollie either.

Plonker Fri 27-Jan-12 22:48:45

I prefer Mollie

Molly seems more of a nickname.

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