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oldbutnotpastit Fri 18-Apr-14 08:24:59

what do tou think of this name ?i love cecily but can't use it as it is dd5's mn.

Artandco Fri 18-Apr-14 14:40:22

Never heard of it..

Try celia, cecelia

MerryMarigold Fri 18-Apr-14 14:43:48

Is it a name. I'd think of sicily.

mummybare Fri 18-Apr-14 15:00:38

Cicely is lovely and so is Cecelia.

oldbutnotpastit Fri 18-Apr-14 15:04:50

definitely a name a variant of cecily
dame cicely saunders founder of the hospice movement
cicely mary barker who illustrated the flower fairies books

FlipFantasia Fri 18-Apr-14 16:45:24

Reminds me of northern Exposure (which I loved!) as that's where I first heard it as a name. I love it though it may be a bit too like your other dd's middle name.

Since it's a herb/plant, perhaps you could look for inspiration there, eg Aster (not related to cicely as a plant but such a cool plant name!).

everlong Fri 18-Apr-14 18:26:06

I would still use Cecily..

manicinsomniac Fri 18-Apr-14 18:45:39

I've never understood why Cicely and Cecily are so rare. They almost never appear on top 300 lists, even from back in the 70s and 80s.

I think they're the holy grail of names that everyone knows but nobody uses!

Eastpoint Fri 18-Apr-14 18:48:09

Great name, we know both, one is 16 & the other 14. My great aunt was a Cecily, born around 1906.

BlueStarsAtNight Fri 18-Apr-14 19:58:59

I like it, tho would think if you are ruling out cecily because you've already used it then cicely would also be rules out, as it's basically the same name!

smartypants1000 Fri 18-Apr-14 22:56:50

It's my preferred name for dc4 if a girl! DH to be convinced. I'm liking Cicely Rose.

squoosh Fri 18-Apr-14 23:05:12

Cicely is much nicer than Celia/Cecilia/Cecily. I think there was one in the Chalet School.

FatFrumpyFilly Sat 19-Apr-14 00:43:38

DH has an aunt Cicely. Hadn't heard of it until I met her and have never met any since. His aunt is in her 70s.

oldbutnotpastit Sat 19-Apr-14 12:16:43

i really would love to use cecily . it was my favourite name for dd5 . in the end we chose dh's preffered name but changed it to a compromise name when she was a few months old .
we used cecily as her mn becuse being 43 at the time we thought are baby naming days were over . Now 4 years on we very unexpectedly have the chance to reuse it . i would love to use but don't want to "steal " dd5's mn iyswim for this baby hence the idea of using cicely or cecilia .
glad i'm not the only one who likes it .

magentasurprise Sat 19-Apr-14 18:34:07

Lovely name.

Reminds me of Cicely Mary Barker.

Flux700 Sat 19-Apr-14 19:59:23

I love it!! It's a nice link, it being DD5's name

traininthedistance Sun 20-Apr-14 12:01:15

Love Cicely! It's much nicer than Cecily IMO.

ukfirestorm Sun 14-Feb-16 10:38:43

Im in this dilemma too

CityFox Sun 14-Feb-16 11:10:22

Love it. It's becoming steadily more popular as it is such a lovely name.

yomellamoHelly Sun 14-Feb-16 11:18:32

I think it's really pretty. It was my mum's name, though, and she always hated it and lacked the courage to say she was going to go by her middle name instead. She didn't like the fact that everyone always said the name wrong never mind spelling it wrong.

Chewbecca Sun 14-Feb-16 11:24:25

Oh, is 'mn' middle name?

I think if you live it, it's fine to use it in that case! Your new DD will live with it as her frat name for the rest of her life, she won't be worried that she shares it with her sister's middle name, surely.?

WinterWinnie Sun 14-Feb-16 20:07:12

Not keen...

Raines100 Mon 15-Feb-16 15:45:09

Prefer Cicely to Cecily. 'Cess' is not a great syllable. Don't see an issue with the mn, because it's not a run-of-the-mill name. If it were Jane, then your dd might feel you were being a bit half-hearted and unimaginative by just using another dd's mn, but not with Cicely/Cecily.

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