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Molly, or Mollie?

(49 Posts)
TheDetective Thu 26-Jan-12 20:34:47

As above! Which spelling?

Verynearlytea Sun 03-Mar-13 03:00:00

Mollie gets my vote

PaulaPixie Sat 02-Mar-13 21:31:30

Mollie is the Gaelic version, and Molly is the Irish / English version deriving from Hebrew origins. Molly is the original and Mollie is a variant, as is Mali, Molie, Moll, Molle, Mollea, Molley, Molli and Mollisa. Mali is the a welsh version.

DewDr0p Fri 01-Mar-13 22:55:51

Molly definitely

Kyrptonite Fri 01-Mar-13 22:54:55

Mollie. It looks nicer.

Trebnik Fri 01-Mar-13 22:53:21


Molly is a lot more common, but a little bit wrong; a bit like Robby as opposed to Robbie

I did know about the Mary link, but didn't know about Margaret. I once new a very sweet old lady - Mollie - who was born in the early 1900's and she once told me she had been christened Mary. She also told me the correct spelling for Mollie/Molly is with an i and e. I'll go with Mollie's opinion.

Hulababy Sat 28-Jan-12 18:57:41

Mollie/Molly was once a pet form of Mary - true. Also for Margaret.
However it has also been a name in its own right for well over 100 years, so think it is fine as it is too.

Plonker Sat 28-Jan-12 16:28:18

I have a Millie, and she often gets cards etc to 'Milly'. It doesn't bother me in the slightest ...and more importantly, it doesn't bother Millie.

The only exception to this, IMO, is when the person knows how the name is spelt (ie my mum!!!) and yet they still spell it wrongly. But that's a whole different thread wink

If you're going to get raised blood pressure over people spelling your dc's names incorrectly, you need to call them all Bob.


Nagoo Sat 28-Jan-12 11:41:24

Oh, and Molly would be cheaper, when you are buying those letters to stick on her bedroom door grin

lemonpuff Sat 28-Jan-12 09:54:27

But Mollie/Molly is a nn for Mary , as is Polly,so go with MARY and choose a spelling you like

Crabbylucy Sat 28-Jan-12 08:49:30

If you go with Mollie, you will have to forever say "it's Mollie with an ie". My DN is Clare and my SIL used to get annoyed when people spelled it with an i.

Whichever way you spell it, it's a great name.

AuntingCarse Sat 28-Jan-12 08:45:39


Nagoo Sat 28-Jan-12 08:44:04

Jayne or Jane.

Nagoo Sat 28-Jan-12 08:43:24

My DN is Mollie.

My sister blows a gasket every time someone puts the Y spelling.

Just call her Molly and save your nerves. grin

oldpolicehouse Sat 28-Jan-12 08:22:23

Just think 30 years ago this conversation would have been about

Claire or Clare

Vikki or Vicky

talkingnonsense Sat 28-Jan-12 08:16:22

Well my niece is molly but my dad always spells it mollie, so I think it might be a age thing, like someone said. I like both.

kittencuddles Sat 28-Jan-12 08:01:39

My mum is in her fifties and is Molly. Think ie is a bit try hard!!

RealitySickOfSick Fri 27-Jan-12 23:26:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

cazboldy Fri 27-Jan-12 23:21:59

i actually prefer your spellings to sil's though ......

cazboldy Fri 27-Jan-12 23:21:27

oldpolicehouse - my neices are maizie and millie smile

oldpolicehouse Fri 27-Jan-12 22:57:25

I have a maisy and a milly

No one ever gets their names right and I still think milly should be spelt millie (but she started off as emily and seemed easier to be milly)

I do agree with the curly y at the end, a flourish to end.

Weird would never have pollie though?

LanceCorporalBoiledEgg Fri 27-Jan-12 22:53:25


cazboldy Fri 27-Jan-12 22:50:36

My little dd2 (dc5) is Molly

CountessOlenska Fri 27-Jan-12 22:50:01


Plonker Fri 27-Jan-12 22:49:37

I feel the same with Millie / Milly. Milly seems like a nickname.

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

I prefer Mollie

Molly seems more of a nickname.

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