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NannyGR Fri 21-Feb-14 23:47:05

Does this work?? Also is it bad that my mother Inlaw is called Joanne and her cat is called Millie. I can see past it as I love the name but not sure the family will xx

BitOutOfPractice Fri 21-Feb-14 23:48:06

Sorry but I personally hate those hyphenated made up Walton style names. Millie I love. But not hyphenated like that.

Sorry blush

Orangeisthenewbanana Fri 21-Feb-14 23:51:42

Sorry but really don't like it, even without the MIL and cat complications.

What about Amelia nn Millie with Joanna as the middle name?

MrsCobbit Fri 21-Feb-14 23:54:05

Awful - sorry

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Fri 21-Feb-14 23:54:23

Is the Jo part in recognition of your MIL? If so, giving her cat's name precedence may be a little - erm - off!

RonaldMcDonald Fri 21-Feb-14 23:55:26

Dearest, it's dreadful

NannyGR Fri 21-Feb-14 23:56:21

I've always loved Millie even before i knew about the cat! I just thought Millie-Jo went better than Millie Joanne, maybe I shall have to rethink!!!

HyvaPaiva Fri 21-Feb-14 23:56:30

I find it awful, sorry OP.

squoosh Fri 21-Feb-14 23:57:09

Reminds me of Billie-Jo Jenkins, the young girl who was murdered in her foster parents home. But it may only be me that makes that link.

Millie by itself is fine, but I really don't like hyphens.

QueenQueenie Fri 21-Feb-14 23:58:12

You can do better!

squoosh Fri 21-Feb-14 23:58:28

Ha! Just noticed it goes Cat name-MIL name, do you think MIL would be miffed at that? smile

WaxingGibbon Sat 22-Feb-14 00:01:56

I'm sorry but it's dreadful

And it reminded me of that poor murdered girl too

Hippymama Sat 22-Feb-14 00:05:26

Not a fan either (and sorry, it also reminded me of that poor girl who was murdered)

BackforGood Sat 22-Feb-14 00:15:24

Well, if you called her Millie (or Amelia / Millicent for 'long'), and give her Joanne / Joanna as a middle name, you can still use the nick name Millie-Jo within your home, but she's not got to use her middle name as she grows up if she doesn't want to. I'm no fan of hyphenated names, but that isn't as bad as many I come across.

WaxingGibbon Sat 22-Feb-14 00:18:22

Actually Backforgood's made me think - I think Millie on its own is ok

mumbaisapphirebluespruce Sat 22-Feb-14 00:29:40

Hmm, it does seem like an homage to the MIL, which only you can decide if that is a good thing or not. I'm not a fan of Millie, far too twee for me. Joanne is also my middle name which I find dull as dishwater. Joanna is better.

Any of the following combos grab you?
Amelia Joanne
Emily Joanna

Anjou Sat 22-Feb-14 06:24:20

I'm generally not a fan of hyphenated names either and, like Squoosh & the others, this reminds me of poor Billy-Jo. Amelia with Joanne or similar as mn is the way to go.

If Joanne isn't after MIL but you like the Jo part, how about ...


Chottie Sat 22-Feb-14 06:27:38

Please no - it reminds me of the name of a rag doll - sorry smile

Onesleeptillwembley Sat 22-Feb-14 07:24:16

Even without the cat name it's awful.

Only1scoop Sat 22-Feb-14 07:27:47

I hate hyphenated names.
Mille on its own is nice thoughsmile

Only1scoop Sat 22-Feb-14 07:28:10


TamerB Sat 22-Feb-14 07:31:17

I hate hyphenated names!
Call her Amelia Joanne with Millie for short.

TamerB Sat 22-Feb-14 07:32:22

You could then just call her Millie-Jo in private before she is 5 yrs, but not enough to make it stick.

EirikurNoromaour Sat 22-Feb-14 07:34:35

The hyphen is shit. Millie is ok, but it don't like it as a stand alone name. Amelia NN Millie is nice. Mille-Jo is just awful.

procrastinatingagain Sat 22-Feb-14 07:39:42

I'd feel a bit daft as an adult having to tell people I was called Millie-Jo. It's not very dignified, is it? Amelia Joanna would be nice though, but not hyphenated.

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