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ovenbun Fri 05-Jul-13 10:36:34

what do you think of the name Amy? We love the meaning and it's also the name of a very dear friend of ours and we are hoping to use it if we have a DD. DH thinks it may be better to have a longer name with amy as a nn, such as Amelia. Can you think of any other names that Amy could be short for?

Breezy1985 Sat 06-Jul-13 22:39:00

I like it, there's 4 Amy's in my DC school so still used abit here, but then I always here how popular Amelia is and I don't know any, none in school either.

xTillyx Sat 06-Jul-13 22:38:30

Love Amy, with that spelling. Amie and other spellings are ok, but for me that one is the classic,girly,elegant way.

A lot of people told me my DD's name is an 80's name when I was pregnant. I didn't care, I was born in the 80's and know a lot of people with my name so I see it that DD's name goes well with mine smile

bugsybill Sat 06-Jul-13 22:30:57

I like it but see it as a bit 80s.

I definitely prefer it to Amelia.

Amy is just fine (doesnt need a longer name) and it's length and simplicity are part of its appeal.

NoComet Sat 06-Jul-13 22:22:40

I'm utterly biased, the Amie I knew at university was beautiful and kind and knew her own mind.

It's a really pretty name, but too similar to DD1's (which was chosen when I was a teen) to use for DD2

IShallCallYouSquishy Sat 06-Jul-13 22:18:07

Amy is an amazing name. All the most wonderful fantastic people are called Amy grin

(Nothing to do with it being my name, oh no!)

homeappliance Sat 06-Jul-13 22:14:43

Beautiful name for someone any age. Love the nn Mimi.

Happymum22 Sat 06-Jul-13 20:12:01

I love it. It is quite classic. Popular but not overly used anymore. Simple and sweet.

ovenbun Sat 06-Jul-13 09:24:09

Good to hear the different views..I do worry that it isnt very special, but still really like it

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Sat 06-Jul-13 08:51:17

It probably is more cyclical than timeless, in that it goes in and out of favour/fashion. But it is a classic, elegant, established name.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 06-Jul-13 08:40:00

I don't think it's a timeless name. I went to school with so many with various different spellings.

It's nice but similar to Emma,nothing special.

sleepingbeautiful Sat 06-Jul-13 02:53:31

I like it as it is, short and sweet.

BikeRunSki Fri 05-Jul-13 23:32:51

I suppose Amy could be short for

BikeRunSki Fri 05-Jul-13 23:30:15

DD is 21 months old and she is Amy.

She was called Amy because get grandma is May, so it' s like being named after your grandma but different.

I wasn't convinced at first, but I really like it now, and it really suits her. I met a lot of Amelias at baby groups, but DD is is " just Amy".

Namechanger012345 Fri 05-Jul-13 23:22:01

Interesting that people are saying they see it as a timeless name. I like it but I always see it as a bit 80s as I grew up with loads of Amys of my age but haven't come across many younger ones, same with Laura. I prefer just plain Amy to Amelia.

rockybalboa Fri 05-Jul-13 20:41:11

It's lovely. Classic, timeless but not not too popular.

DramaAlpaca Fri 05-Jul-13 20:03:25

Love Amy, as long as it's spelled that way.

TallulahBetty Fri 05-Jul-13 19:54:57

I quite like Amy. Amelia is done to death though - just use Amy if you like it.

AuntieBrenda Fri 05-Jul-13 16:55:36

It is the best name ever

MadameJosephine Fri 05-Jul-13 16:55:24

It's lovely. A classic name that will suit at any age, not just for a little girl

snuffaluffagus Fri 05-Jul-13 16:48:06

Best name ever (yes, it's mine).

AnythingNotEverything Fri 05-Jul-13 16:33:40

Lovely as it is. Timeless, ageless. Perfect.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Fri 05-Jul-13 16:26:23

Love it smile

WildlingPrincess Fri 05-Jul-13 16:24:13

Love it. Love it. Love it. It doesn't age.

Blanketsandpillows Fri 05-Jul-13 16:18:58

I love the name Amy and would avoid going for a longer name and shortening it to Amy. It's a perfect name on its own I think.

ZolaBuddleia Fri 05-Jul-13 15:05:37

Not keen I'm afraid, it feels very doughty and plain, along the lines of Bridget and Jennifer.

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