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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

Pasiphae Thu 10-Jan-13 12:30:55

Absolutely great! Ethel and Marnie is a great combination.
Love the retro vibe.

Thumbwitch Thu 10-Jan-13 12:32:24

There is a Marnie in DS1's dance class. She's 5, but also Australian.
I'm not keen - sounds a bit too close to "mardy" for me - but it's ok.

bruffin Thu 10-Jan-13 12:36:47


Ethel is 14 months old, new baby born on 8th Jan.

TessOfTheBaublevilles Thu 10-Jan-13 12:59:20

AThingInYourLife - yes she is. Jammy bitch!

EbbNFlow Thu 10-Jan-13 13:00:16

Not to my taste, but then neither was Ethel.

Congrats to her, though!

atthewelles Thu 10-Jan-13 13:16:00

I didn't even know she was pregnant.

Marnie is quite nice but a totally different style to Ethel. I would have expected her to be called something like Mabel or Ruthie. (Actually, Ruthie's quite nice!)

zippey Thu 10-Jan-13 13:20:36

Our baby is called Ethel, named before Lilly Allen had her baby. I quite like Marnie, its nice.

everlong Thu 10-Jan-13 14:22:29

Quite cute.

better than Ethel

Whyriskit Thu 10-Jan-13 14:34:58

That was on my list for DC3. I'll look like I'm a sleb stalker if I use it now. Used to work with a Marnie and she was lovely.

iheartmycat Thu 10-Jan-13 15:00:29

If i was Ethel, i'd be very jealous that my sister got a much better name ;) I thnk Marnie is quite cute!

But even if she'd called her Foofoolullabella, I'd just be happy for her that she's had another healthy baby, after losing the first two smile

PickledInAPearTree Thu 10-Jan-13 15:01:28

Lovely name happy news!

mynameis Thu 10-Jan-13 15:05:13

Obviously far prefer it to Ethel but Marnie was the annoying witch in last seasons True Blood so puts me off for that <shallow> reason grin

thegreylady Thu 10-Jan-13 15:54:56

I like it -there is a lovely children's book [forget author] called 'When Marnie was Here' a ghost story of a sort for 10 to 14 yr olds I think.

squoosh Thu 10-Jan-13 15:55:15

Loved that book.

threepiecesuite Thu 10-Jan-13 15:58:32

Ahem. There is a Marnie in my class. Her parents chose it so they could say 'Our Marnie' and it would sound designer-y. You'll have to imagine the nasal high pitched Scouse accent.

MrsBungleBear Thu 10-Jan-13 16:00:12

Totally agree with Iheartmycat Marnie is a nice name, if I was called Ethel and my parents then called my sister Marnie I would be very envy

icapturethecastle Thu 10-Jan-13 17:02:45

MyLastDuchess - yes my exact thought very 70s Australian I went to school with quite a few Marnies. Saying that I still like it.

Ahem. Marnie isn't short for anything, unless you are Del Boy Trotter and referring to Boycie's wife, Marlene.

DitzyDonkeySillyMonkey Thu 10-Jan-13 17:33:36

Oh there was a thread about the name Marnie in November I wonder is lily a mumsnetter!

Onezerozero Thu 10-Jan-13 17:45:25

Marnie was my top choice girl name but I'm having a boy.
I wonder what she was going to call her baby if it was a boy. I am stuck.

lollypopsicle Thu 10-Jan-13 18:03:59

...but it rhymes with sarnie! hmm

EwanHoozami Thu 10-Jan-13 18:10:37

They're both gorgeous names. Congrats, Lils wink

Smudging Thu 10-Jan-13 18:10:57

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FellatioNels0n Thu 10-Jan-13 18:12:52

I have been backing Marnie for a comeback for a couple of years now. I feel smug! It will go stratospheric after this. Just like Ethel didn't.

JustFabulous Thu 10-Jan-13 18:16:17

It is rather rude to say a name is awful when it has been stated that it is possibly LC posts on here. Having said that, she probably doesn't care what a bunch of strangers think. I am happy for the family the baby has arrived safely.

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