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(41 Posts)
fairyteepee Tue 06-Jan-15 20:00:49

Just thoughts on this please. Ta!

Szeli Tue 06-Jan-15 20:12:31

love but suspect its a bit marmite.

wouldnt use in nw/scotland

redautumnleaves Tue 06-Jan-15 20:18:06

I like it, it makes me think of Gone With The Wind.

Greywackejones Tue 06-Jan-15 20:21:38

Lovely. I know several Ozzies with this name. All mid 20-30ish. I liked it. Dh didn't consider it a name, more a compliment. Humph.

Also a lovely blue Peter dog and a bitch of a grey pony when I was a kid. Scotland would be great, that bonnie Bonnie girl.

ataposaurus Tue 06-Jan-15 20:44:54

I know one toddler who is quite cute so it has grown on me. However, I would not saddle a child with this name in case she happened to be the opposite of 'Bonnie'!

Sundayplease Tue 06-Jan-15 20:46:33

I think it's lovely!

SantasFavouriteHo Tue 06-Jan-15 20:47:40

Reminds me of the little girl at the end of Toy Story 3

burgatroyd Tue 06-Jan-15 20:47:54

I knew one at school! Lovely

KittieCat Tue 06-Jan-15 20:49:19

I don't like it. It definitely sounds like a dog's name but then the BP dog was called Bonnie in my era.

AlfAlf Tue 06-Jan-15 20:50:48

Love. I have a cousin in her 20s called Bonnie.
I also love Bessie, similarly sweet and old fashioned.

meandjulio Tue 06-Jan-15 20:51:18

I think it's lovely but that's partly because I know an absolutely fantastic Bonnie.

maggiethemagpie Tue 06-Jan-15 20:52:45

Makes me think of Bonnie Langford

merlehaggard Tue 06-Jan-15 21:37:12

I know a Bonnie. She's lovely and as a result, I quite like the name.

myotherusernameisbetter Tue 06-Jan-15 21:49:58

I'm Scottish so it's a description rather than a name to me and agree that it would be a bit awkward if the baby wasn't bonnie.

Sophronia Tue 06-Jan-15 21:52:01

I know a Bonnie with the full name Bonnita.

westcountrywoman Tue 06-Jan-15 22:01:04

Makes me think of the Blue Peter dog. Sorry.

BigfootFilesHisToesInYourTea Tue 06-Jan-15 22:12:49

Bonnie means "pretty". I have issues with naming a female child Bonnie, as it puts her looks right at the forefront. I have similar issues with the name Grace. Because that's how women/girls should be, pretty and graceful and all that rubbish... there's no getting away from that when you lumber a child with the name Grace or Bonnie.

You could argue a lot of girls names essentially mean the same thing - Isabella meaning beautiful etc - but for instance while Catherine and Chastity are both girls names that mean the same thing, Catherine isn't as transparent - Catherine has become "just a name". Bonnie is probably transitional but the word is still in current use to mean "pretty", and by naming your daughter that, you're saying that's what you value - or at least, of all the other names out there, you chose to give her a label lauding her looks. <may have overthought this>

DramaAlpaca Tue 06-Jan-15 22:23:47

I know a Bonnie in Ireland who uses it as a nickname for Bláthnaid, which means 'little flower' and is pronounced a bit like BLAW-ned. I don't think Bláthnaid as a name travels very well, though.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 06-Jan-15 22:51:36

What Bigfoot said.

And it's twee.

ouryve Tue 06-Jan-15 22:52:46

I had a cat called Bonnie.

fairyteepee Wed 07-Jan-15 09:53:52

OK so a bit marmite but also quite well liked! I understand the take some of you are having on it being another word for beauty but we live down south of England and ive never heard anyone use it as anything other than a name, although i am aware of its alternative use.

We do already have a 2 year old daughter who is very bonnie! Her name is one that a lot of people consider quite twee so that aspect is not something that phases me.

Please keep your comments coming, they are all very helpful!

squoosh Wed 07-Jan-15 10:57:53

Very twee and very 1980's.

CrispyFern Wed 07-Jan-15 10:58:59

I like it. It's cute.

CruCru Fri 09-Jan-15 21:15:49

I don't much like it. For some reason, I can't imagine a Bonnie doing anything other than show business.

18yearstooold Fri 09-Jan-15 21:20:32



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