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Vintagejazz Fri 13-Jun-14 16:56:14

Someone I know has just called their baby this, and I think it's so cute, but a few people looked a bit shock when they heard the name. Just wondering if it's generally popular on MN?

squoosh Fri 13-Jun-14 17:29:22

I love it!

Think it's really strong and feisty. Maggie could fix an engine, bottle up some homemade sloe gin and tell a hilarious anecdote all at the same time.

The only dark shadow on the name is that Maggie, recently deceased of this parish.

EyelinerQueen Fri 13-Jun-14 17:31:02

I love it.

It's feisty and down to earth. Nothing frilly or princessy about a Maggie.

DD might well gave been one were it not for Thatcher. My dad would never have coped with that connection.

sooperdooper Fri 13-Jun-14 17:31:42

Cute but I'd have gone for the full version

BreeVDKamp Fri 13-Jun-14 17:32:44

Love it!

felinesad Fri 13-Jun-14 17:39:37

Awful. It's nick name and makes me think of Maggots

wigglesrock Fri 13-Jun-14 19:01:53

I really like it too, we discounted it because my husband can't say it without seething. I also like Meg from Margaret.

Stripytop Fri 13-Jun-14 19:03:06

I love it. It's The Simpsons baby, but that makes me like it more.

Bunbaker Fri 13-Jun-14 19:03:56

It's OK. Just be prepared for everyone to assume that it is short for Margaret. It might be a better idea to use Margaret and then just shorten to Maggie, then your daughter can chose what she wants to be called when she is older.

I like Margaret BTW.

WomanScorned Fri 13-Jun-14 19:08:29

It's what we planned to name DS, had he been a girl. I might have given her Mary-Margaret, tho.

NadiaWadia Fri 13-Jun-14 19:31:00

It has a harsh sound, not pretty at all, and is not really a name in its own right (should be Margaret or something). Then there are the unfortunate associations ...

RoseberryTopping Fri 13-Jun-14 21:35:49

Love it smile my grandma is a Margaret and she is lovely!

MilkandCereal Fri 13-Jun-14 21:38:24

I think it's a harsh sounding,very unpleasant name. I hate it.

MummyBeerest Fri 13-Jun-14 21:38:43

I like it. But I think I'd only use it as a nn.

SpringHeeledJack Fri 13-Jun-14 21:40:11

I've got a Maggie- she's actually Margaret, and I hoped it would somehow morph into Peggy, but it's been Maggie since she was born

I love it, really suits her- haven't regretted it for a second

Roseberry it was my Granny, too smile

slightlyconfused85 Sat 14-Jun-14 07:01:02

Love it. Very cute but still strong.

CheerfulYank Sat 14-Jun-14 07:07:24

It seems to suit this one well. wink

She is Margaret really, but we call her Maggie most of the time. And we're American so Thatcher isn't a concern for us.

pilates Sat 14-Jun-14 07:16:03

No don't like the name, but cute baby.

soundsystem Sat 14-Jun-14 13:12:17

I like it, it's on my list (would be Margaret on paper), but not sure if I can get past the Thatcher connection!

CheerfulYank Sat 14-Jun-14 18:48:38

Thanks Pilates. smile

Bowlersarm Sat 14-Jun-14 18:51:20

Love it.

squoosh Sat 14-Jun-14 18:58:16

She's so sweet and chubby! Love the sprig of hair.

Daisymasie Mon 16-Jun-14 11:14:07

I don't like the name Margaret at all, but Maggie is cute.

PenguinsHatchedAnEgg Mon 16-Jun-14 12:44:56

I don't get the Thatcher obsession with Margaret. She was a Margaret at a time it was a massively popular girls' name. Almost everyone has one somewhere in their extended family back a couple of generations. I don't understand why people link the name to her in a way that Joseph or whatever doesn't get written off.

Wafflenose Mon 16-Jun-14 13:42:04

We know a little one, and it's not short for anything. It really suits her. It's strong and to the point, not too girly, and different enough to be a bit cool.

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