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I want Birdie...

(16 Posts)
Mumblyboo Thu 20-Jun-13 18:27:31

but think it probably requires a long sensible grown up name too... can't have Elizabeth as one of my other DC's has it for a middle name....

suggestions please?

sassytheFIRST Thu 20-Jun-13 18:31:01

Ladybird Johnson (president Johnsons wife) was really called Claudia. Great name, that.

Nicknames evolve, don't they? And don't have to be relevant? I have a Boo and a Lamb - no real relation to their real names.

curlew Thu 20-Jun-13 18:32:45

Bridget is often Birdie or Bridie in Ireland.

SleepyCatOnTheMat Thu 20-Jun-13 18:33:05

Please don't nickname your child Birdie.

BikeRunSki Thu 20-Jun-13 18:33:08

I knew a Birdie when I was a child. It was her nn because she fell out of a window. Her real name was Virginia.

ZenOfPetals Thu 20-Jun-13 18:38:45

Do you home school? I read a blog about a woman in America who homeschools and her DD is named Lark, and saw an American wife swap episode that featured boys named Hawk and Eagle, also homeschooled.

Mumblyboo Thu 20-Jun-13 18:42:35

HA NO, def no homeschooling here!

those names are a bit mental.....altho i would consider Wren or Linnet.....

ZenOfPetals Thu 20-Jun-13 18:45:47

Maybe a name with "b" in the middle could be called Birdie, like Mirabelle. Robin! There was a thread last week that mentioned Robin

AnotherLovelyCupOfCoffee Thu 20-Jun-13 19:15:50

I know a Birdie. His parents were crazy golf fans but he doesn't go by Birdie any more. surprise surprise.

Birdie is what me and my sisters called our vulva when we were small...

xXjunebugXx Thu 20-Jun-13 19:56:14

It isn't really something I'd go for but I kind of like it. Could be short for Beatrice as well as Bridget and Elizabeth, I love Bridget. It could also work for Liberty and Roberta.

NotYoMomma Thu 20-Jun-13 21:15:44

My nana who died aged 99 was Birdie smile

HEr name was Susannah but she could SING!

GW297 Thu 20-Jun-13 21:29:30


Branleuse Thu 20-Jun-13 21:30:35

do you mean Bridie?

bugsybill Thu 20-Jun-13 22:45:13

I like the suggestions of Bridget and Roberta.

curiousgeorgie Thu 20-Jun-13 23:10:26

The actress Busy Phillips has a daughter called Birdie I think?

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