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Does anyone know a Bridie? Or a name similar?

(95 Posts)
MrsGingerbread Sat 08-Mar-14 06:12:15

I'm wondering if it is short for something? Possibly Bridget which I'm not keen on?

Does it look a bit like Birdie when it is written down?

Are there any similar names out there?

(PS we are just starting TTC, no baby on the way!)

catinbootz Sat 08-Mar-14 06:13:31

Awful, dated Irish name. Sorry!

aGirlDownUnder1 Sat 08-Mar-14 06:16:05

Yes I know a Bridie who is about 11, it's a lovely name. What about Brydie?

PrincessOfChina Sat 08-Mar-14 06:26:57

Yes, there's one at nursery with DD. She's 3 or 4.

I love it, but don't like Bridget.

Judyandherdreamofhorses Sat 08-Mar-14 06:40:16

I know one who is 40 and one who is 4. Suits both of them. I think the older one is Bridget, which I quite like too.

Longdistance Sat 08-Mar-14 06:53:42

I know two. One in her 60's and the other is about 30. Both loveliest ladies you could meet. Both popular ladies with lots of friends and energy. They're not related or even know each other. Just seems a positive name in my experience.

HoneyandRum Sat 08-Mar-14 06:57:51

I know a little girl called Bridget who must be about 8/9 by now, her older brother is Jack. I think Bridget is a lovely name and their sib set is also lovely. I also have a dear friend who is godmother to one of our children and her name is Brigitte (often called Brigie - with a soft "g" sound).

Sparklysilversequins Sat 08-Mar-14 06:58:48

I've got a great aunt Bridie. I think it's lovely.

LittleRedDinosaur Sat 08-Mar-14 07:00:09

I dont know any of any age. It's lovely!

elQuintoConyo Sat 08-Mar-14 08:55:25

Close relative is called Bridie. Fabulous woman, runs her own business very successfully, suits her name to a T, never had a misspelling or pronunciation. Oh, she's 40.

But please spell it how you've suggested, not with a Y. Looks horrible.

commsgirl Sat 08-Mar-14 10:14:27

I know a 24 year old Bryde, pronounced Bridie though.

Theonlyoneiknow Sat 08-Mar-14 10:20:33

A Bridie is a sausage roll where I live !

meringuesnowflakes33 Sat 08-Mar-14 10:22:18

It's nice but yes it's a sort of pastry where I come from

Mirage Sat 08-Mar-14 10:23:59

I know one who is 8,gorgeous little girl and her name really suits her.My dad calls her Birdie though.

ClareaBear Sat 08-Mar-14 11:04:26

I think it's quite sweet. Have you thought about Bryony/Briony? It's on my list.

morethanpotatoprints Sat 08-Mar-14 11:18:54

I love bridie and I knew a child in my ds school she would be about 24 now, so not too old.
It's a beautiful name and nicer than bridget.

lj123 Sat 08-Mar-14 11:48:09

Closest name I have heard is bryony. smile

UriGeller Sat 08-Mar-14 11:54:28

I like Birdie. Bridie is short for Bridget.

NigellasDealer Sat 08-Mar-14 11:56:39

I sometimes call my dd Bridie as a nn, but it is short for 'Bride of chucky'

cochonette Sat 08-Mar-14 11:59:20

I know a baby girl named Brodie.

squoosh Sat 08-Mar-14 13:02:08

I have a Great Aunt Bridie too. She goes to mass on a tractor.

It's an old ladies name in Ireland, without being particularly chic. I only know it as being a shortening for Bridget.

Dishaster Sat 08-Mar-14 13:09:59

Yep bridies here are time thing pastry based and they are delicious. Could never call a child it.

EyelinerQueen Sat 08-Mar-14 13:14:14


It's a distinctly unglamorous name for an old Irish spinster.

My Great Auntie Bridie was as deaf as a post and had a boil the size of a satsuma behind her ear.

Now Birdie I like.

shakethetree Sat 08-Mar-14 13:24:57

I think it's lovely :-)

It is an old Irish name but so what? Simon Cowell just named his son Eric! Lol
you can't get much more un- glam than that. Plus all the old English names like Florence, Rose & Alma made a come back ( personally prefer Bridie to any of those )

WhoAteAllTheCremeEggs Sat 08-Mar-14 13:28:48

I know a Bridie shes an adult shes lovely. I think its a pretty name.

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