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What do you think of Millicent?

(57 Posts)
beckslovestimmy Sat 06-Jul-13 08:56:41

Just that really???

Hashtagwhatever Sat 06-Jul-13 18:16:56

Just yesterday I was in drs surgery with my dc.
And a lady was picking up a prescription for her dd.
That was her name and I thought how lovely.

Really like it

Happymum22 Sat 06-Jul-13 20:17:29

I really like it. Would she normally be known at Millie? I think only choose it if you are prepared for people to automatically shorten it... As they will whether you like it or not!

rockybalboa Sat 06-Jul-13 21:09:59


rob99 Sat 06-Jul-13 21:27:14

The problem with quite unusual names is this......I don't want to sound cruel and shallow but, if your daughter turns out to be pretty, slim, smart and popular, the name Millicent will become synonymous with all that is good. If she turns out another way, the name Millicent will make her stand out when she would want to blend in. I know a Victoria who was unattractive in many ways so I've never liked the name but I went to school with a Meryl who was an absolute stunner AND very clever so the mention of her name was always on the cool side.

Wommer Sat 06-Jul-13 21:30:06

Will always aways be a witches name for me. - sleeping beauty I think.

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Sat 06-Jul-13 22:13:04

I like Millicent.
I don't like Millie though...

efffy Sat 06-Jul-13 22:37:28

I have a baby Millicent, I've had so many lovely comments on it. It does have a tendency to be shortened to Millie though.

The only ever negative comment was something along the lines of

'Why give a baby such a grown up name, and how will she ever spell it at playgroup'

I responded pointing out they are adults far longer than they are young children. grin

outoffuel Sat 06-Jul-13 22:43:00

It sounds like the word militant to me which puts me off the name. Millie is a great name though!

YoungBritishPissArtist Sat 06-Jul-13 22:45:58

Love it! Also love Mildred blush

Not so keen on Milly/Millie, but would be a good nn for when she is young.

YoungBritishPissArtist Sat 06-Jul-13 22:46:17

Love it! Also love Mildred blush

Not so keen on Milly/Millie, but would be a good nn for when she is young.

MyBoysAreFab Sat 06-Jul-13 22:48:10

I love it! But then I also love Mildred and Ethel.

Queazy Sat 06-Jul-13 22:51:14

I prefer just the nn Millie x

TiredyCustards Sat 06-Jul-13 22:53:01

Makes me think militant, incandescent (with rage), malevolent.

Not a nice name.

PicardyThird Sat 06-Jul-13 23:04:04

I love it. It would be right up there on my hypothetical girls' list if the pronunciation wouldn't be mangled in the country I live in.

RaRaZ Sun 07-Jul-13 12:21:29

Agree with the above, millipede...

mewkins Tue 09-Jul-13 22:17:52

Yes lovely!

AllegraLilac Thu 11-Jul-13 01:28:26

Millicent Bullstrode. Makes me think of bulky women. Same feel as Agnes/Senga in my book. Fishwives.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 11-Jul-13 20:25:48

I don't like it.

CPtart Thu 11-Jul-13 20:33:26

Not a nice name. Neither is Millie.

Branleuse Thu 11-Jul-13 20:37:51

i dont like it at all.

tammytwigg Thu 11-Jul-13 20:38:06

I've got a Millie and I love it , can't imagine her being a Millicent Though .

TalkativeJim Fri 12-Jul-13 00:12:29

Don't like at all. Millie is ok, but there are nicer ways to get to it!

It's very harsh and hard and sounds like a thing not a name. And it sort of means 'thousand hundred' which seems really strange - what's the actual etymology?

WidowWadman Fri 12-Jul-13 07:17:16

It's an anglicisation of the Norman name Melisande, which in turn means strength/work.

Linguaphile Fri 12-Jul-13 07:47:05

Like it, though it does make me think of Malificent from Sleeping Beauty.

TalkativeJim Fri 12-Jul-13 10:26:57

Oh thanks Widow, that makes sense.

Like Melisande - and love Melissa.

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