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Lily Allen's new daughter is called. . . . . .

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squoosh Thu 10-Jan-13 01:33:47


I quite like it, think it's much prettier than Ethel. Very different in style though. From Dickensian to Hitchcockian.

She must be on MN though, I'm sure I've seen threads on that name in the last few months.

Congratulations Lil! waves

Bearandcub Thu 10-Jan-13 01:36:46

I like it.

LPplusOne Thu 10-Jan-13 01:39:31

Sweeter than Ethel. And a brilliant film, too!

Porkster Thu 10-Jan-13 01:40:26

Love it.

Booyhoo Thu 10-Jan-13 01:42:39

ooh marnie! i like it!

congrats lily if you're around! grin

BananaHammocks Thu 10-Jan-13 06:17:48

They are quite a different style, Marnie's a lot more popular than Ethel too.

Middle name Rose seems a bit unimaginative but I guess as it's Lily's middle name.

Is Marnie usually short for something? Just doesn't feel like a full name.

InNeedOfBrandy Thu 10-Jan-13 06:32:03

There's a marnie at work, lovely name.

AKissIsNotAContract Thu 10-Jan-13 06:45:58

I love it. It can be a nn for Marina, which I also love.

ripsishere Thu 10-Jan-13 06:57:23

Horrible name (sorry Lily if you are reading). Ethel is much better.
Marnie sounds unfinished or like marmite.

monica77798 Thu 10-Jan-13 09:38:07

I quite like Marnie, I have not heard this name before!

Piffpaffpoff Thu 10-Jan-13 09:39:06

I love it, always have.

MackerelOfFact Thu 10-Jan-13 09:40:35

I quite like it. Ethel is awful though, sounds like a decrepit old lady, or a chicken.

CremeEggThief Thu 10-Jan-13 09:40:36

Much nicer than Ethel. Wasn't it originally a nickname for Margaret?

Wallison Thu 10-Jan-13 09:42:40

What a lovely name. I thought it was short for Marianne?

TessOfTheBaublevilles Thu 10-Jan-13 11:55:22

I like it and I like Ethel too.

Marnie is also what Tom Ellis and Tamzin Outhwaite named their second daughter a while back.

perceptionreality Thu 10-Jan-13 11:58:33

Marnie is quite a stylish name imo - Ethel I just don't get!

Mosman Thu 10-Jan-13 12:02:19

Not bad

SamSmalaidh Thu 10-Jan-13 12:05:37

I love Marnie, it's definitely getting more popular. There was an actress called Marnie something on Neighbours when I was a child (she played Debbie) so I thought it was very cool grin

ethelb Thu 10-Jan-13 12:06:44

what's wrong with ethel?

AThingInYourLife Thu 10-Jan-13 12:09:38

Lily Allen's daughter is called Ethel.

We just found this out last month, a few weeks after she was born.

There is no way there has been time for another baby.

<checks calendar, is shocked to realise 90 are over>

Tamzin Outhwaite is married to Tom Ellis? envy

MyLastDuchess Thu 10-Jan-13 12:12:41

I have to laugh - being Australian it is very dated to the early '70s. I was almost a Marnie but luckily for me one of my mother's friends used the name for her own DD first.

I'm sure it's a lovely name but it's just the association it has for me.

bahana Thu 10-Jan-13 12:17:37

Lovely. If you like naming your daughter after a frigid kleptomaniac with a disturbed past who is raped by Sean Connery to 'cure' her.

havingastress Thu 10-Jan-13 12:21:02

She's stolen the name I was saving for my second child!!! GUTTED!!! Now if I use it, it will look like I'm being all celeb-y! Damn damn damn!

MulledWineAndScully Thu 10-Jan-13 12:25:11

Marnie Facts:

1) In the 1990s, Marnie Reece-Wilmore played the part of Debbie Martin in "Neighbours", annoying DSis of the even more annoying Hannah Martin and DGD of Helen Daniels

2) This is the only time I have ever heard the name Marnie, prior to today.

itsmineitsmine Thu 10-Jan-13 12:29:43

Arrrgh! Mulledwine - Hannah Martin AKA Button!!!

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