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Splodges Mon 20-Jan-14 22:03:10

What do people think of the name Sally? I like it, but I don't seem to see it suggested here often/at all - or is it on here all the time and I've just somehow missed it?

DaddyIsHome Mon 20-Jan-14 22:17:50

I think its a very nice name, it originally came from Sarah which is hebru for princess. I think its fairly uncommon, thats why it doesnt show up.

Splodges Mon 20-Jan-14 23:40:39

Hmm, I do wonder why it's so uncommon then. Does anyone just not like it? To me it's sort of "feminine", like my own name. But mine I think is much more common now than it was when I was little, and Sally doesn't seem to be.

CouthyMow Tue 21-Jan-14 00:26:06

My mum would shout NO! At you. She HATES her name.

Mouldypineapple Tue 21-Jan-14 00:28:52

I can only think of one real life Sally I know and she is in her late 40's. I think it's quite pretty. Reminds me of Aunt Sally on Worzel Gummidge but probably showing my age now!

Rosencrantz Tue 21-Jan-14 00:29:58

I think both Coronation Street and Tim Burton.

EugenesAxe Tue 21-Jan-14 00:40:53

It's a bit country bumpkin for me. Not very professional. Up to you whether those points matter!

NigellasDealer Tue 21-Jan-14 00:43:04

hmmm it is a bit dated

NadiaWadia Tue 21-Jan-14 01:19:02

I think it's about due to come round again! I like it, sort of 50s kitschy chic (if that is a thing). Don Draper's daughter in 'Mad Men' is Sally, of course.

Wishfulmakeupping Tue 21-Jan-14 01:48:29

Sally the camel start playing in my mind

CouthyMow Tue 21-Jan-14 01:48:39

My mum now DOES get called Aunt Sally by her nieces and nephews. It drives her demented. Always going to be an older family member who knows Worzel Gummidge!

CouthyMow Tue 21-Jan-14 01:49:11

Yes, and Sally the Camel, from Brownies!

Annakin31 Tue 21-Jan-14 05:33:59

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Fantail Tue 21-Jan-14 05:35:32

I like the name Sally. It is one of those names that is uncommon, but no one would have trouble spelling or pronouncing.

Longdistance Tue 21-Jan-14 05:44:40

I've a few friends called Sally, and they're all lovely ladies.

Don't know why no one really uses any more. My friends are in their 40's. Seems it was popular then.

UriGeller Tue 21-Jan-14 07:00:33

Its twee and ditsy. Like Dolly or Molly but not as interesting. Its a nickname for Sarah which is dull in itself. So not a fascinating, strong, classy or attractive name at all. Which makes me wonder why on earth anyone would consider it for their daughter.

Annakin31 Tue 21-Jan-14 07:45:26

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NadiaWadia Tue 21-Jan-14 10:44:49

Sarah is a great name. And Sally is nicer than Molly, Peggy or Betty.

givemeaclue Tue 21-Jan-14 10:47:13

I love Sally. Great name.

DramaAlpaca Tue 21-Jan-14 10:50:33

It sounds like a childish nickname to me.

As a nickname for Sarah it's not too bad.

GandalfsPointyHat Tue 21-Jan-14 10:53:38

I'm a Sally (and now about to namechange!) Mid-thirties, born in a former colony, forrriner in England, don't personally know another one. Know of Sally Bercow, but she is awful. Named after my grandmother of irish extraction, she was christened Cecilia, nn Sally. I like my name, but there are prettier girls' names out there smile

DalmationDots Tue 21-Jan-14 11:02:51

It makes me think of (no offence to the Sallys out there- this is based on the ones I know grin)..
A slightly ditzy, other-enthusiastic, tall woman.. And for some reason not very feminine.

This is just based on who I know though blush

I know some very lovely Sallys, so I like it.

justsodamntired Sat 25-Jan-14 20:54:06

Love it smile

EdithWeston Sat 25-Jan-14 20:57:47

I think there's a generational thing here. There are loads of Sallys aged about 45 or older. Very few younger ones. I'm not sure where that puts it in terms of the 'due a revival' cycle.

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