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Hattie or Hettie?

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PreciousPeach Fri 04-Apr-14 13:59:11

I know it is only a teeny difference but anyway which do you prefer?

HolgerDanske Fri 04-Apr-14 14:31:56

Hettie. Bizarrely my split-second opinion was Hattie, but when I considered further I changed my mind. So, both, I guess. Which really doesn't help you smile

Lesleythegiraffe Fri 04-Apr-14 14:40:10

Neither - I have a friend who called her DD Charlotte and thought it was a lovely name, then she calls her Lottie.

Sorry but I'm not a fan of abbreviated names

findingherfeet Fri 04-Apr-14 14:41:12

Hattie grin

peppinagiro Fri 04-Apr-14 14:53:13

What will it be short for?

DealForTheKids Fri 04-Apr-14 15:02:06

I think I'd go Harriet with nn Hattie (I quite like Harriet) - Hettie reminds me this, which I currently have on my desk...

Also I'd be clear it's a nn - think you will always be asked 'what's it short for?' because both do sound very nn-ish.

momb Fri 04-Apr-14 15:05:50

If you can't choose between the nns then choose based on whcih of the given names you'll prefer. Henrietta or Harriet?

sonlypuppyfat Fri 04-Apr-14 15:08:16

Harriette or Harriet I don't like shortened names.

PreciousPeach Fri 04-Apr-14 15:22:08

It would 100% be Hettie or Hattie on the BC......I know it's a mumsnet thing having something "proper" on the BC but just as some may see them as being nicknamey I don't! grin so please don't try to persuade me!

PreciousPeach Fri 04-Apr-14 15:23:36

So just to reiterate its which do you prefer Hattie or Hettie not Harriet or Henrietta! smile wink Thanks!

fideline Fri 04-Apr-14 15:25:19

Hattie makes me think of Tom's Midnight Garden. Lovely.

sonlypuppyfat Fri 04-Apr-14 15:27:06

I know a Hattie and when I call her harriette she always says thank you it makes me feel more grown up she's 9.

MoominsYonisAreScary Fri 04-Apr-14 15:29:34

I know a Harriet nn hattie

I prefer hettie though!

CheeseStrawWars Fri 04-Apr-14 15:30:21

Hattie can be rhymed with more rude things, so I'd go for Hettie.

IpsyUpsyDaisyDo Fri 04-Apr-14 15:30:36

I have a Harriet & we call her Hatty. So I'd go with Hattie out of the two.

I don't think it's just a 'mumsnet thing' to have a full name on the birth certificate, your DD will always be explaining that Hattie / Hettie is her given name & not short for anything. I knew a bloke called Cass, he found it very irritating.

MoominsYonisAreScary Fri 04-Apr-14 15:30:47

And ds3 has a nn on his bc too wink

UnionofMultitaskers Fri 04-Apr-14 15:36:01


Beanymonster Fri 04-Apr-14 15:39:36

I like Hettie and il be the first to mention NCIS: la, henrietta lang? Hettie? The most amazing female inspiration.....

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Fri 04-Apr-14 20:05:17

Ds2 was going to be Hetty if he was a girl. So obviously I prefer Hettie.

BABaracus Fri 04-Apr-14 20:15:29

I also prefer Hettie!

TessOfTheBaublevilles Fri 04-Apr-14 21:32:49

If bump is a girl, she'll be Harriet nn Hatty/Hattie, so Hattie gets my vote.

Hettie always makes me think of Hetty Wainthrop Investigates. (Surely I can't be the only person who remembers that show?)

NewtRipley Fri 04-Apr-14 21:58:41

Well, since you've put your foot down, neither!. I love Harriet/Hattie

AddUpToNothing Fri 04-Apr-14 23:56:24

Hettie for me.

DramaAlpaca Fri 04-Apr-14 23:58:08


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