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Hettie or Hattie for a girl?

(22 Posts)
mampam Tue 04-Nov-14 13:48:45

DH and I have decided on Eli for a boy.

For a girl DH likes Hettie/Hetty (not sure how it would be spelled).

I like Hattie, I also like Hettie but do you think it sounds like a vacuum cleaner? The pink version of Henry??

CaptainAnkles Tue 04-Nov-14 13:50:36

Is Hattie or Hetty short for something? Like Henrietta or Harriet? I'm not all that keen on Hetty, but it doesn't make me think of vacuum cleaners.

DecaffTastesWeird Tue 04-Nov-14 15:33:19

I wouldn't use them as a full name tbh but that's just me! I like Hattie better than Hettie and I like Harriet better than Henrietta.

bakinggood Tue 04-Nov-14 15:39:55

I like Hattie on it's own or shortened for Harriet.

florascotia Tue 04-Nov-14 15:41:34

I like Harriet and Henrietta, but not Hattie or Hettie. (One sounds like 'Hats', the other makes me thing of a stressed (het-up) person. ) This is just my own taste, and best wishes whatever you choose, but I can't see why so many people shorten such nice full names with (to me) less-nice-sounding abbreviations.

zippyandbungle Tue 04-Nov-14 15:48:27

I love Hattie, but would use Harriet as a full name.

lebkuchenlover Tue 04-Nov-14 16:46:00

Henrietta is beautiful!

But Hatty, Hetty, Hotty aren't imo.

EeekNumber4 Tue 04-Nov-14 20:53:30

I have a Hetty so I obviously love it! Only ever met 1 other, know lots of Hatties and Harriets. Eli is on my list too!

VainVulva Tue 04-Nov-14 20:59:35

I think I prefer Hattie!

TheGirlAtTheRockShow Tue 04-Nov-14 21:16:16

Hattie as a nickname for Harriet.
Hettie just doesn't sound right to me.

EarthDays Tue 04-Nov-14 21:19:47

Love Hettie, doesn't make me think of a Hoover. Really don't like Hattie, Henrietta or Harriet as others have suggested!

mampam Wed 05-Nov-14 09:36:34

Too many mixed guys aren't much help!!! grin

Hattie or Hettie would be a full name as I do not like names that can be shortened to something or a nickname. What is the point of naming a child one thing and then calling it something else? name does exactly this hence why I am against it smile

ConkerTime Wed 05-Nov-14 09:46:44

I love Hettie, I know one and she is a fabulous lady.

NewEraNewMindset Wed 05-Nov-14 09:53:36

If you are insisting on a nickname as a full name then I vote for Hattie.

TurboTheChicken Wed 05-Nov-14 09:58:36

I think Hatty is a fabulous name and absolutely fine on it's own. It was on my girls list but didn't go well with our surname.

I only know one in RL, DS classroom assistant, she's fab.

batfink2605 Wed 05-Nov-14 10:03:23

I have a Hettie. Love the unusual name and didn't shorten it from anything. It's personal choice but my Hettie suits her name and couldn't imagine her being anything else.

Due to job I am in I wanted a name that wasn't one that loads of children had. Nothing worse than having to use a child's surname in a classroom due to them all having same first name in my opinion,.

DecaffTastesWeird Wed 05-Nov-14 11:19:47

In that case OP, I prefer Hattie.

PS: My name does the same as yours and I love it! Different strokes etc etc. smile

mampam Wed 05-Nov-14 14:26:18

Decaff I'm the opposite to you.....I hate my full name.......maybe because I was only called it as a child when I was naughty wink lol.

DecaffTastesWeird Wed 05-Nov-14 15:05:39

Haha yeah I think I got called both nn and full name regardless of naughtiness! If the mns came out I knew I was in trouble though... smile

Belazu84 Wed 05-Nov-14 20:35:07


SurfsUp1 Thu 06-Nov-14 00:57:58

What is the point of naming a child one thing and then calling it something else?
I think it's so that they have a cute nn when they're little/being addressed by someone very familiar and something more age appropriate, formal and sophisticated when they're an adult so they don't sound like a cutsie little girl when they're trying to be taken seriously in a work (or whatever) environment?

Florrieboo Thu 06-Nov-14 05:54:00

I like Hattie and would have liked it for DD, but, DH vetoed it. I would have registered her as Harriet.

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