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Full name for Annie?

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YorkshireTeaGold Thu 29-Aug-13 16:30:57

Hi! Dd2 coming in 6 weeks and DH and I have been majorly struggling for a name. We both love Annie but in my view id like a more formal version as her full name.

I find Ann a bit dull, love Annabel but dd1 is Isobel so that's out. We both love Marianne but is that a bit too unusual? Any other suggestions? Girls names are hard! Thanks for your help, need inspiration!

MakeGlutenFreeHay Thu 29-Aug-13 16:33:47

I don't think Marianne is too unusual, especially if you like it. Others I can think of would be Anastasia, perhaps Anya, Aniela (my mw's name!). I think Annie is lovely!

Sparrowfarts Thu 29-Aug-13 16:37:23

I often call my Anna Annie, though she's Anna to everyone else.

Marianne is a lovely name.

Cuddleswithcats Thu 29-Aug-13 16:39:32


harryhausen Thu 29-Aug-13 16:39:47

Gosh, Marianne is a lovely name. Reminds me of Sense and Sensibility (in a lovely, dreamy way).

Go for Marianne. I agree, Annie is just gorgeous.

tinypolkadot Thu 29-Aug-13 16:40:45


soupmaker Thu 29-Aug-13 16:40:53

I love Annie, but I am biased as we have an Annie. She is Annie without having a longer, "proper" name. I'd just go with the name you like, why the need for another name that you then shorten? I really like Isobel too.

soupmaker Thu 29-Aug-13 16:42:58

I suppose our Annie's "formal" name is Annie Rose, as she has Rose in the middle. Could you give her a middle name that would work?

Chaoscarriesonagain Thu 29-Aug-13 16:45:36

Ann Marie

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 29-Aug-13 17:35:20


I dislike the Ann spelling and can't for the life of me work out why. It just looks incomplete to me.

AurorasShoes Thu 29-Aug-13 17:39:48

Marianne is lovely and goes well with Isobel

pinkpeoniesplease Thu 29-Aug-13 17:41:28

Arianne or Arianna?

Diddle82 Thu 29-Aug-13 17:42:11

Marianne is beautiful, i would go for that but i wouldnt shorten it to annie just because i love marianne too much. If you are going to call her annie all time then i would make that her 'proper' name

Ihatepeas Thu 29-Aug-13 19:51:11

Really like Anya or Anna.. not sure about Marianne.

reup Thu 29-Aug-13 19:54:40


annieismyname Thu 29-Aug-13 20:03:36

I'm officially Anne, but am known as Annie.

I've heard of a couple recently, and they have all been just Annie.

There are lots of different variations you could go for - Marianne could also be Marie. What about Hannah?

PurpleGirly Thu 29-Aug-13 20:04:59

Annie is perfect on its own

heidihole Thu 29-Aug-13 20:07:39


HairyPotter Thu 29-Aug-13 20:09:31

I went to school with an Annaleah, NN Annie. I thought it was lovely.

anniealan Thu 29-Aug-13 20:10:25

I'm Annie-Marie but I've shortened it to Annie tbh learning to spell my name as a kid was a nightmare better off keeping it short anyways as its not as much of a mouthful to say either

BellaVida Thu 29-Aug-13 20:16:40

Annalise/ Aneliese

Will come back if I can think of any more.....

MrsFrederickWentworth Thu 29-Aug-13 20:19:57

Agnes .( pronounced French wise, Anyas)

But I would just have Anne. Graceful and dignified, with Annie as the nn

BlueStarsAtNight Thu 29-Aug-13 23:06:26

I think Marianne is just gorgeous, and goes perfectly with Isobel. It makes me think of Sense and Sensibility too, which is a nice association.

amessagetoyouYoni Fri 30-Aug-13 09:54:37

Marianne is a beautiful name, and perfect for the nicknmae Annie. Gets my vote.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Fri 30-Aug-13 10:04:50

I once met someone called Annesofie (all one word, with the stress on the Anne, ANN-so-fi) and thought it was rather a lovely name. Marianne is pretty too, but there's always the risk your daughter may choose to use the full name or her friends may later choose a different shortened form (Mari) to Annie, as it's not an obvious nickname.

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