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Maisie... Will it age well?

(34 Posts)
Bellyrub1980 Sun 15-Jun-14 21:58:48

Just discovered that this gorgeous name is an old traditional Scottish name and a variation of Margaret. Both Margaret and Scottishness have special meaning to me.

The only thing making me hesitate is that whilst Maisie is perfect for a baby or little girl, would it suit an professional woman?

Until now I've been looking for names that 'age' well (Like Jessie/Jess/Jessica, Josey/Jo/Josephine etc). Will Maisie age well?

Bellyrub1980 Sun 15-Jun-14 21:59:24

*a not an!

Bellyrub1980 Sun 15-Jun-14 22:00:53

I guess it could also be shortened to May, but that still sounds quite 'sweet'

HalfPastHistory Sun 15-Jun-14 22:05:18

I think it's gorgeous. Maisie is possibly more of a little girl's name (although I'm sure someone will come on and tell me I'm wrong smile) so I'd put Margaret on the birth certificate so she can use it if she wishes later, and then use Maisie as a NN.

That said, while I love the name Margaret, my mother is a Margaret, and she doesn't like it. The reason she gives is that everyone shortens it without asking - so she's Maggie, Meg, Marge etc...

BlueStarsAtNight Sun 15-Jun-14 22:07:33

To be honest I've always thought Maisie is quite a cutesy name and definitely more suited to a little girl than an adult, however there are a lot more of those kinds of names being used these days, so when she grows up it will probably just seem completely normal!

If Margaret is important to you would you maybe use that as a 'grown up name' and introduce her as Maisie so that it sticks when she's young?

BlueStarsAtNight Sun 15-Jun-14 22:08:29

Obviously had the same thought as HalfPast smile

Bellyrub1980 Sun 15-Jun-14 22:20:05

I can't really go with Margaret, but would really like to honour the name. My DP surname is very Scottish (we are both English but it just so happens both our Grandparents are very proud scots) and I like the idea of an old traditional Scottish name 'fitting' with my DP surname.

I guess if all these Elsie, Evie, Gracie (etc) get older the name will get older with them, because names get older with them. It just sounds like a very young name at the moment. I really love it though, as does my DP.

Bellyrub1980 Sun 15-Jun-14 22:21:09

Blimey, I'm getting tired, that post made no sense!!!

Bellyrub1980 Sun 15-Jun-14 22:22:30

I love the name Meg in it's own right.

TessTackle Sun 15-Jun-14 22:22:52

Hi, I'm a Maisie. I hated it when I was a teen as I thought it sounded twee. But now I'm in my twenties I feel like it's grown with me.
I get called Mai a lot, and ended up giving DD the middle name of Mai as I was referred to as that by her Dad.

Hth x

Passmethecrisps Sun 15-Jun-14 22:24:20

I honestly believe that the person wears the name not the other way around. Maisie is a lovely name and there is no reason why it can't be an 'adult' name

Nereida Sun 15-Jun-14 22:34:24

I personally think it's a bit too cutesy and sweet as a full name, and prefer it as a nickname. If not Margaret than how about Mairead or Mabel?

curiousgeorgie Sun 15-Jun-14 22:38:18

If it bothers you, I know two dogs called Maisy.

I like it though!

mineallmine Sun 15-Jun-14 22:39:13

My now-deceased aunt was Maisie but christened Mary. Gorgeous name, go for it.

Bellyrub1980 Sun 15-Jun-14 22:40:22

Tess (or should I say Maisie!), thanks for that. I think part of the reason is that I've simply never met anyone called Maisie, apart from the mouse Maisey of course.

Do people pronounce Mai as 'May' or 'My'?

Bowlersarm Sun 15-Jun-14 22:43:02

I think it will age perfectly well, along with Daisy, Poppy, Polly, Molly, Freddie, Charlie, Alfie, Millie, Maddie, Ruby. All traditional names with a contemporary feel as they have been popular for a while. They are the lawyers, doctors, teachers, shop assistants of the future.

TessTackle Sun 15-Jun-14 22:51:44

Pronounced "May" just shortening the name.
I used to be embarrassed about it being unusual and a "dogs" name. And more importantly I couldn't ever find anythig with my name on until a few weeks ago. grin

Bellyrub1980 Sun 15-Jun-14 23:03:15

It's definitely a front runner for us! Might need to grab one of those lollies!

Noggie Sun 15-Jun-14 23:19:59

We love it too/ and opted to use it as a middle name as my hubbie was worried about it bring too cute ! Think you should just go for it if you love it!!!

TessTackle Sun 15-Jun-14 23:21:22

Do it! I gave DD a name lots of people questioned hmm like it's anyone's business but yours!

Hakluyt Sun 15-Jun-14 23:21:43

Why not call her Margaret with Maisie as a shortening? That gives her loads of options.

fullasagun Sun 15-Jun-14 23:26:01

I had an 'aunty' Maisey - she was a friend of my gran and grandad so an adult name to me -- I love it

Dazedconfused Mon 16-Jun-14 12:13:50

I love maisie it is lovely. makes me think of maisy the Morningside cat love those books.

Bigglesfliesundone Mon 16-Jun-14 12:16:59

Our Maisie is now mid twenties and when she was little hated it as it was less common and a dog/cat/old lady name grin. It suits her fine still and she has a professional job. I think names become the person not the other way around iyswim

Bigglesfliesundone Mon 16-Jun-14 12:17:32

Oh and she could never find anything with her name on as achild so is making up for it now grin

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