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erinscupcake Tue 13-Jan-15 19:20:24

I heard this one the other day and quite liked it. What is it short for other than Elizabeth? I read somewhere it can be short for Gwendolyn.

Also do you know any called Queenie, as in that's their real name?

Username12345 Tue 13-Jan-15 19:25:12

From Nameberry: Started as nickname for girls named Regina

SuzySheepSmellsNice Tue 13-Jan-15 19:26:25

Tbh I'm not keen. It was my Great Aunt's name. Buy hey, it's probably due a revival...

MMcanny Tue 13-Jan-15 19:27:08

No. Just no.

catbus Tue 13-Jan-15 19:28:10

I dono know any irl but it conjures up the mental image of Bert Baxter's girlfriend in Adrian Mole grin

catbus Tue 13-Jan-15 19:28:36


Izzy24 Tue 13-Jan-15 19:29:43

I know a cat called Queenie.

girlsyearapart Tue 13-Jan-15 19:30:29

Also my great aunts name! She was christened Queen and called Queenie.
She was an ace person & brought my mum up.
I chose it for dd3s middle name.
Considering my sister had two girls and I had another two it wasn't until the 5th girl that one of us used the name..
I love it as I loved my auntie so much but I wouldn't use as a first name.
Btw Dd3 is Matilda Queenie & I think it's a pretty cool name smile

KatieKaye Tue 13-Jan-15 19:30:48

Famous literary critic Queenie Leavis. Don't think it was short for anything

rockybalboa Tue 13-Jan-15 19:31:58

We had a chicken called Queenie...

DoItTooJulia Tue 13-Jan-15 19:32:26

I love it. I suspect I'll be in the minority.

CLJ52 Tue 13-Jan-15 19:37:54

My granny referred to scampi as "queenies" - she was from the North East of Scotland.

Just googled it and got a lot of pictures of scallops.....

QueenieBaxter Tue 13-Jan-15 19:43:00

Love it smile

Pantone363 Tue 13-Jan-15 19:44:18

I love it, quite popular in Liverpool I think.

My scouse nanny always calls me queenie

YoullLikeItNotaLot Tue 13-Jan-15 19:44:53

Elderly ex-prostitute. Yes, really. Friend of the family.

redhatnoknickers Tue 13-Jan-15 19:46:21

I know a Margaret known as Queenie, lovely woman, lovely name!

MrsDeVere Tue 13-Jan-15 19:47:44

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HolyTerror Tue 13-Jan-15 19:47:47

Gives me an uncomfortable double exposure of QD Leavis and Bert Baxter's girlfriend in the Adrian Mole books. I would class it the 'difficult to revive' names like Mavis, Doris and Beryl, which remain more 'fusty great aunt' than granny-chic hipster toddler.

Interrobang Tue 13-Jan-15 19:51:59

I love it. Friend of a friend just named their baby this - real actual name. Named after an old relative, who I believe was also an official Queenie.

RedandCurlyforNow Tue 13-Jan-15 19:53:02

that is a dreadful name.

Definitely a difficult to revive name. Although I find Beryl quite pretty. Queenie is a bichon frisse imo

FairyPenguin Tue 13-Jan-15 19:53:32

I really don't like this. And I am quite liking the revival of a lot of traditional names.

AuditAngel Tue 13-Jan-15 19:54:26

My GM was Florence NN Queenie.

I wouldn't use it. She wasn't a great mum, she was a worse GM.

HesterShaw Tue 13-Jan-15 20:02:35

Makes me think of Lord Flashheart chatting up Elizabeth I in Blackadder II. Or Bert Baxter's wife and this poem by the genius who is Adrian Mole:

White face, red cheeks.
Eyes like crocus buds.
Hands deft and sure, yet worked to gnarled rots.
A practical comfortable body, dressed in young colours.
Feet twisted, but planted firmly on the ground.
A sure soft voice, with a crackly sudden laugh.
Her body is lifeless and cold,
But the memory of her is joyful and as warm as a rockpool in August.


not a child's name.

AstonVilla83 Tue 13-Jan-15 20:05:29

My nans name is Queenie Evelyn and she is a wonderful, strong woman, love the name

AstonVilla83 Tue 13-Jan-15 20:06:59

My nans name is Queenie Evelyn and she is a wonderful, strong woman, love the name

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