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(45 Posts)
12ylnon Mon 03-Dec-12 17:16:49

For a girl. Too much like a Borrower?

TurkeyDino Mon 03-Dec-12 17:18:00

Honestly. I think it's terrible. But I have no taste (apparently) so don't let that put you off.

RooneyMara Mon 03-Dec-12 17:18:58

It's a name that was made up by the author I think..

you could try Harriet? Or yes you will sound like a loon grin

ikwym though, it's pretty in itself

FunnysInLaJardin Mon 03-Dec-12 17:19:36

Hommily? Pod? I love the Borrowers names

SrirachaGirl Mon 03-Dec-12 17:23:05

The Borrowers. Don't do it.

Harriet? Henrietta? Hetty? Betty? Juliette?

WonkyWilly Mon 03-Dec-12 17:48:39

It's only ok, how about Araminta?

Screaminabdabs Mon 03-Dec-12 17:53:06

It was made up by the author - it's a misheard (by the Borrowers) Harriet.

I love it; but it would be a brave choice.

12ylnon Mon 03-Dec-12 18:00:32

The weird thing is it's been approved and loved by both sets of grandparents, who vetoed our fairly normal first choices.
Araminta- MY GOD, i would die laughing every time she got called Minty. Nice name, not for us though smile

NatashaBee Mon 03-Dec-12 18:09:12

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Mrskbpw Mon 03-Dec-12 18:10:25

I always wanted a daughter called Arrietty when I was a little girl. Possibly a blessing that I have two sons...

Screaminabdabs Mon 03-Dec-12 18:40:34

Oh, go for it. smile These days there are so many names around, and at least it's a literary name. Not Beyonce.

See if others on here say they love it. It warms the cockles of my heart. smile She is a great heroine.

BananaBubbles Mon 03-Dec-12 18:46:18

I love it.

NoTeaForMe Mon 03-Dec-12 19:06:41

Could you use Harriet? Arrietty could be a nickname - I know lots of people don't see the point of naming the baby one thing and using another but plenty of people do it!

I love Arrietty, but I do instantly think of the borrowers, the fact the author made it up puts me off!

GiannaK Tue 04-Dec-12 11:34:13

What about Areti? It means Grace/virtue. It is a Greek name.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 04-Dec-12 19:49:59

I have had a secret yearning to use this name for years. Please use it.

Screaminabdabaubles Tue 04-Dec-12 20:46:43

"Secret yearning" - yes, that sums it up!

StellaNova Tue 04-Dec-12 21:25:25

Oh Harriet! The author says of the Borrowers "even their names were borrowed" or something and I always wondered how Arrietty was a borrowed name.

I like it OP.

TeacupTempest Tue 04-Dec-12 21:46:07

I like it

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 04-Dec-12 21:53:03

I love it but it was v obviously a made up 'borrowed' name, not that this is necessarily a bad thing. It's certainly a much nicer name than flipping Wendy (made up for Peter Pan and my hated mn!).

How about Ariadne?

Love Harriet too.

GrimmaTheNome Tue 04-Dec-12 22:04:30

Arriety is my second favourite name for a fictional female under six inches in height grin

ripsishere Tue 04-Dec-12 22:08:51

I love it. I suggested it to DH. His face was very similar to hmm

NiceOneCenturion Tue 04-Dec-12 22:29:24

I quite like it, but what if she's really short?

GrimmaTheNome Tue 04-Dec-12 22:32:08

Or really tall.

Harriet and use Arrietty as a nickname really is best bet.

NiceOneCenturion Tue 04-Dec-12 22:42:21

And when all your safety pins go missing won‘t you always be a tiny bit suspicious?

It is lovely in its own way, I like it better than Harriet tbh. I don't know in all honesty if I would use it, but part of me thinks someone should!

chipmonkey Tue 04-Dec-12 22:42:43

It was made up but I suppose every name had to be made-up at some point in time otherwise or we'd all be called Girl or Boy.

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