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(23 Posts)
herhonesty Mon 05-Nov-12 08:10:29

thoughts please ladies (with no expletives, if at all possible ladies)

AlexanderS Mon 05-Nov-12 08:39:51

There is a little girl at my son's nursery called this and I cringe every time I hear her name called. For me anyway, this is an old ladies name and not ready for a comeback yet. Maybe it doesn't help that I've always hated Oliver and find the character of Nancy in that kind of annoying! I much prefer Clemency, which is a bit similar?

cbeebiesatemybrain Mon 05-Nov-12 09:09:52

Love it! It's my dd's middle name only because dh wouldn't let me use it for her first name. The only comments we get on it are positive.

AnathemaDevice Mon 05-Nov-12 09:54:18

I love it, it was on my list for DC3, until DH pulled a face at it because he's a miserable git who doesn't like anything I suggest

BiscuitNibbler Mon 05-Nov-12 10:10:05

It is a nickname for Anne or Agnes, so I wouldn't use it as a first name, but I like it as a nickname.

Ummofumbridge Mon 05-Nov-12 10:11:19

I love Nancy! If you're not sure though use it as a mn.

Hedwig3 Mon 05-Nov-12 10:25:04

I like it but it was vetoed by DH along with Hazel.

lilibet Mon 05-Nov-12 10:25:36

I think it's lovely and if you're really lucky you could get your dh to get you a Smythson's Nancy bag too!

JuliaScurr Mon 05-Nov-12 10:27:49

got one smile
but so has David Cameron sad
mine was first, so nerrr

herhonesty Mon 05-Nov-12 10:43:28

oh. i forgot about the cams. sad

still he's not going to be pm forever.

mrstowers Mon 05-Nov-12 13:35:18

Love it!

Fairylea Mon 05-Nov-12 13:39:14

It's my name... !

I hated it when I was little as I got called Nancy Reagan but I was a child of the 80s... !

B1ueberryJam Mon 05-Nov-12 15:24:40

I like it.

1944girl Mon 12-Nov-12 17:58:05

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nancy75 Mon 12-Nov-12 18:03:10

It's my name too, I disliked it when I was young because it was unusual, I wanted to be called Emma like the other girls in my class!

FriggFRIGG Mon 12-Nov-12 18:07:08

I love it,always have!

winkle2 Tue 13-Nov-12 23:52:44

Love it smile

BonaDea Wed 14-Nov-12 15:02:30

My mum's name (and my grandma's)

Really like it but aren't naming after any parents!

OnTheBottomWithAWomansWeekly Wed 14-Nov-12 15:06:59

It's my DD's name, I love it - we still haven't ever met a Nancy younger than her (she's 15).

She's the only one in her school so it's unusual but not unknown (so people know how to pronounce it and spell it).

Beamur Wed 14-Nov-12 15:07:24

I think it's a character name - I like it.

gnocci Wed 14-Nov-12 15:14:49

I have one <6m old :-)

HotHotNot Wed 14-Nov-12 15:45:58

My DH chose this for our DD2 age 2, in honour of his mother and grandmother who have Anne in their names but mainly because he loves it. He is no Cameron fan!

I canvassed it on here and it mostly got a thumbs up. In RL it seems to be quite neutral- no one raves about it or winces either. My older DD thinks it is cool. There is a 20something mum at the school with this name who loves having a little namesake.

I think it is a name that will grow well with her smile . She is certainly a wee character.

Szeli Wed 14-Nov-12 16:47:44

This was our lo's name until it appeared she was going to be a boy! Still love it as did everyone we came across (except my family... haha)

Don't everyone be using it now tho! haha xx

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