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Honest thoughts on 'Camilla'?

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molly84 Thu 12-Jun-14 22:36:55

Would be known as Millie, but full name Camilla.


wigglesrock Thu 12-Jun-14 22:42:43

I really like Camilla & Camille, not as fussed on Milly as a nickname.

wigglesrock Thu 12-Jun-14 22:43:49

or Millie even blush

FergusSingsTheBlues Thu 12-Jun-14 22:46:15

Honestly? Millie's been done to death, although Camilla itself is truly a lovely name. Never see any!

weeonion Thu 12-Jun-14 22:46:57

Honestly? - not my cup of tea at all.

PolyesterBride Thu 12-Jun-14 22:49:07

I like Millie but Camilla is just Parker-Bowles to me

GertrudeBell Thu 12-Jun-14 22:50:05


RhondaJean Thu 12-Jun-14 22:50:11

Camille is beautiful. Camilla sounds harsher and Millie is a bit boring ATM

ProtectTheMoomin Thu 12-Jun-14 22:58:30

no, not for another few years, timing all bad

TheTruffleHunter Thu 12-Jun-14 23:09:30

I love it, really elegant and Millie is so cute. Always makes me think of willowy blondes in Jilly Cooper novels!

Cardinal Thu 12-Jun-14 23:14:09

I love camilla. I know a 24 year old swedish one who is the most gorgeous woman I've ever seen, so I think of her.

justhayley Thu 12-Jun-14 23:41:46

I think it's lovely

avocadogreen Thu 12-Jun-14 23:42:38

I prefer Camille

burgatroyd Fri 13-Jun-14 05:37:36

I've only known one personally and though she was awful I always loved her name. Milkt!, Tilly, etc... These are very popular. Camilla is a gem.

nameuschangeus Fri 13-Jun-14 05:57:12

Sorry I don't like it, it makes me think of camel. Millie is lovely on its own.

rachel234 Fri 13-Jun-14 08:40:36

Why name her Camilla only to be called Millie?

ashesandfire Fri 13-Jun-14 09:45:10

I like it, I have a good friend called Camilla and she's fab.

SomeSunnySunday Fri 13-Jun-14 09:46:56

I like a lot.

SuperScrimper Fri 13-Jun-14 09:50:16

Parker-Bowles. Til my dying day that is all I will see when I hear the name, unfortunately.

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 13-Jun-14 09:53:55

Camille is gorgeous I liked it for dd but it ran into our surname shame as its lovely.
If it wasn't for Camilla Parker- Bowles I would love Camilla too but that association is so strong I think it would be the first thing to pop into someone's head.
I'm not keen on Millie at all sorry too cutesy for my taste and very popular

BalloonSlayer Fri 13-Jun-14 09:55:18

I like it, although it does tend to make me think of Camel.

You need to be aware that despite all the bollox in the media, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall WILL be Queen when Prince Charles acceeds to the throne (the Queen is the King's wife and that's that - if that wasn't going to happen they would not have been allowed to marry). So your DD will grow up with the same name as the Queen - just make sure you are OK with that.

washngo Fri 13-Jun-14 09:57:25

I have a camilla. She is 4. She loves and adores her name and tells people firmly not to call her milla or Millie when they try to. I love it, and needless to say I never think of camilla Parker Bowles when I look at my sweet little girl smile

BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Fri 13-Jun-14 10:00:33

Parker-Bowles, alas. Too strong an association.

Millie is dull, overused and twee.

If you must have Millie, how about Romilly? Millicent is hideous I think, but that's another option.

There are also lots of names with the 'Millie' feel which aren't quite as overused. How about Polly, Josie, Cassie, Connie?

manicinsomniac Fri 13-Jun-14 10:07:28

It's pretty. I know two (one about 40 and one who is 12). They are both often known as Milla which I think is a lot prettier than Millie.

Strangely, Camila (with one l) is, I think, top 10 in America. But it isn't even top 300 in the UK.

TimeForAnotherNameChange Fri 13-Jun-14 10:57:56

Cammilla and Camille are gorgeous but for gods sake don't go with Millie/Milly as a shortening, it's so overdone and therefore as boring as fuck, bluntly.

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