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Sonny/Sonnie for a girl

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Mrspedro Mon 10-Mar-14 13:16:13

I'm kinda guessing the vote on this one but all the same....

Not considering Sunny

My ds is praying for a little boy (named Sonny) which isn't happening....I think it's a beautiful bright name and a girl of any age would appreciate this name

Opinions ( be gentle for the love of God!!)

Ps- for those that plan to say "but it's not a real name" stop right there!! Stop and step away from the keyboard

No. Really, just no.

meditrina Mon 10-Mar-14 13:17:56

Well, I do see it as a nn rather than a full name.

And definitely on a boy (sorry)

Martorana Mon 10-Mar-14 13:22:08

Why would a girl appreciate being called a word which is a slang/affectionate/diminutive for a boy? Would you call a boy Girlie?

123Jump Mon 10-Mar-14 13:28:56

I have a friend, she is so lovely. And she has just one child, and can't have any more. He is called Sonny.
When I first heard the name i thought OMG!! However, he is the sweetest, friendliest, cheeriest wee man you ever met. A real ray of sunshine, and now I think the name suits him perfectly.
I wanted to call DS3 Bosco, so always feel I can't judge anyone else's name, grin.
It isn't half as bad as some of the names I regularly see suggested here!!

CPtart Mon 10-Mar-14 13:29:26

I know a boy called Sonny and that is bad enough.
Dreadful.

RiaOverTheRainbow Mon 10-Mar-14 13:32:23

My first thought would be an extreme case of gender disappointment.

scarletforya Mon 10-Mar-14 13:34:30

No. It's not nice.

ooerrmissus Mon 10-Mar-14 13:36:10

No. It would be like calling a boy Princess.

bakingtins Mon 10-Mar-14 13:42:15

I think you should work on persuading your son how fabulous baby sisters are rather than giving your daughter a boys NN.

HyvaPaiva Mon 10-Mar-14 13:44:04

No, that's ridiculous.

redcaryellowcar Mon 10-Mar-14 13:45:12

I know someone known as sanny, her full name is alessandra (European version of Alexandra).

BackforGood Mon 10-Mar-14 13:58:31

Agree with everyone else.
Just no (is the 'gentle' / polite version of what I think wink)

HighBrows Mon 10-Mar-14 14:02:13

In Ireland Sonny is short for Christopher, it's also a very male mafia name.

I know a boy called Sonny and think it's awful. Please don't call your daughter this.

RiaOverTheRainbow Mon 10-Mar-14 14:18:58

High could you explain how Sonny comes from Christopher, I can't figure it out confused

HighBrows Mon 10-Mar-14 14:22:33

I have no idea I know some Christopher's called Sonny, seems to be an Irish thing....

squoosh Mon 10-Mar-14 14:34:28

I'm okay with Sonny for a boy as I know a lovely one but I'd be totally befuddled if I met a girl called Sonny.

I'd probably say 'sorry, what's her name? I thought you said 'Sonny'.

squoosh Mon 10-Mar-14 14:35:17

Daughtery?

AttilaTheMeerkat Mon 10-Mar-14 14:38:42

It may sound "cute" to you but it really is not. When she's older she won't thank you for being lumbered with such a moniker; names are so important in life and her life with this name could be made very difficult indeed through teasing and such like. I've only heard it ever used also as a boy's name and that's awful enough.

GossamerHailfilter Mon 10-Mar-14 14:38:58

Nice for a boy, not for a girl, sorry.

quirrelquarrel Mon 10-Mar-14 14:39:42

Sonnie is very cute, it's really growing on me smile

everlong Mon 10-Mar-14 14:40:56

Sunny is actually quite pretty. For some reason I hate Sonny for either sex.

ExcuseTypos Mon 10-Mar-14 14:41:38

Dd1 wanted to call dd2 Sunshine. She was only 3 though.

I must admit, I quite like Sunny for a girl.

FreakoidOrganisoid Mon 10-Mar-14 14:41:38

I know a little girl named Sunnie, it suits her.

Onesleeptillwembley Mon 10-Mar-14 14:43:38

Awful on a boy, manages to be even worse for a girl.

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