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What do you think of Nancy?

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PrincessFlirtyPants Tue 17-Dec-13 20:00:10

Well, exactly that!


Wishfulmakeupping Tue 17-Dec-13 20:04:12

I like it its old fashioned in a good way like Betsy in my mind

NotAnotherStuffedTurkey Tue 17-Dec-13 20:07:53

I like it.
It makes me think of Nancy Blackett from Swallows and Amazons. smile

ToffeeJungle Tue 17-Dec-13 20:09:07

Not keen.
Makes me thing of Nancy Boy - not good (sorry!)
To me there are many nicer old-fashioned style names such as Betsy, Elsa, Rosa and Daisy.

TheMuppetsSingChristmas Tue 17-Dec-13 20:12:03

I love it - it's pretty, feminine and sounds nice to the ear, but I'd never use it because of the nancy-boy connotations sadly.

TheLostPelvicFloorOfPoosh Tue 17-Dec-13 20:13:07

I love it - reminds me of Nurse Nancy from the Twinkle annual. I loved Nurse Nancy.

PrincessFlirtyPants Tue 17-Dec-13 20:13:17

I see the link with Nancy boy, hadnt thought of it myself! I don't like any of those Toffee, but thank you for the suggestions.

Thank you, Wishful and NotAnother

I really like Nancy, DH isn't so sure as we have an '-ey' surname. I see his point through gritted teeth

CarryOnDancing Tue 17-Dec-13 20:13:46

I really like it. I don't really link it to the old lady trend myself. I quite like how I wouldn't know what era to place it. It's feels classic but not aged.

JemimaPuddle Tue 17-Dec-13 20:14:31

I love it. We wouldn't be able to use it as it doesn't go with our surname.

PrincessFlirtyPants Tue 17-Dec-13 20:15:11

Oops, slow typing.

Thanks for your points. I suppose this 'Nancy boy' connection is going o come up sad

ImaginativeNewName Tue 17-Dec-13 20:17:51

I love it. If I had a girl, that's what I would use. Despite already having an Oliver... grin

CremeEggThief Tue 17-Dec-13 20:19:43

It's a sweet name.

omuwalamulungi Tue 17-Dec-13 20:20:10

I love it, it was on my list smile

My dad had a load of old illustrated graphic novels which werent like todays graphic novels but famous plays or stories, I used to read the Oliver Twist one a lot and have always loved the name Nancy.

With an -ey surname I'm not so sure though?!

FreeButtonBee Tue 17-Dec-13 20:22:31

I love it. Didn't manage to win the war though. But I did gt my number one favourite boys name so can't complain too much. And dd has a lovely name too.

Back2Two Tue 17-Dec-13 20:24:06

Well, Nancy boy ain't going to mean much to a girl is it?smile wouldn't worry about that in the slightest.

Nojustalurker Tue 17-Dec-13 20:25:07

I think Nancy in Oliver Twist had a very traditional occupation - this would put be off the name a little.

JemR234 Tue 17-Dec-13 20:26:06

It's nice, sweet on a baby but not too twee for a woman.

PrincessFlirtyPants Tue 17-Dec-13 20:31:31

Good point Back2Two smile

Nojustalurker what was her occupation? I'm drawing a blank!

TheNightIsDark Tue 17-Dec-13 20:32:52

David Cameron springs to mind. Sorry blush

octopusinasantasack Tue 17-Dec-13 20:33:13

Lovely name, and from one of my favourite books too. "Her name is Ruth really but Uncle Jim says pirates are ruthless" - explaining why a character is called Nancy.

OffTheCoffee Tue 17-Dec-13 20:35:06

It's dd2's name! i love it and it suite her but some people can't get their heads around it, like my friend who thought her name was "Nazi...!"

OffTheCoffee Tue 17-Dec-13 20:36:59

Luckily I didn't know that was David Cameron's daughter's name before we called her Nancy. If i had known, we couldn't POSSIBLY have used it!

PrincessFlirtyPants Tue 17-Dec-13 20:37:13

grin at the idea you would call your daughter Nazi.

I love that most people on the thread like the name!

TwerkingNineToFive Tue 17-Dec-13 20:41:19

I like it a lot steals name

TheMuppetsSingChristmas Tue 17-Dec-13 21:10:03

Nancy in Oliver Twist was a prostitute...

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