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Dorothy

(61 Posts)
redredholly Mon 02-Feb-15 10:07:07

Do you like it? I do but am not 100%

KleineDracheKokosnuss Mon 02-Feb-15 10:08:57

I really like it and think it is classic.

GingerLDN Mon 02-Feb-15 10:35:01

I wouldn't have appreciated being called Dorothy. I'm all for old fashioned names but this isn't one of them.

DeanKoontz Mon 02-Feb-15 10:37:08

Dorothy Perkins

DeanKoontz Mon 02-Feb-15 10:37:49

There's no place like home...

TheWiseOldElf Mon 02-Feb-15 10:40:28

I love it but I'm biased smile

SoftSheen Mon 02-Feb-15 10:41:14

How about Dorothea?

redredholly Mon 02-Feb-15 10:43:22

I like Dorothea but it's a bit poncey. Isn't it?

squoosh Mon 02-Feb-15 10:49:12

I'm not sure if I like it but I love Dot as a nickname.

WomanScorned Mon 02-Feb-15 10:54:30

Dorothy/Dotty/Dot/Doll/Do(e)/Dee
V. versatile. I love it smile

JakeyBurd Mon 02-Feb-15 10:56:54

I quite like it, but I'm not keen on any of the short forms. Most of the ones I know use the full name, but two are known as Doll. <shudders>

WomanScorned Mon 02-Feb-15 10:57:34

Dora/Dory/Dorrie
Yep, I'm liking it more and more.
But, then, I LOVE the Wizard of Oz.

Artandco Mon 02-Feb-15 10:58:22

I like it, but prefer Dorothea nn Thea

shoobidoo Mon 02-Feb-15 11:45:32

I like it alot, both Dorothy and Dorothea - great classics. (Don't really like Dot though!)

BaronessBomburst Mon 02-Feb-15 11:49:45

I love it. It means 'a gift'.

PTAblues Mon 02-Feb-15 11:51:13

I know one and she hates it with a passion. It is really old fashioned in an Enid, Edith, Ethel sort of way. None of which are particularly attractive names.

rachel234 Mon 02-Feb-15 12:07:12

Dorothy is lovely, as is Dorothea, which I prefer slightly. What's wrong with old fashioned? I find it refreshing and a nice change from all the fashionable names in the top 10.

Trinpy Mon 02-Feb-15 12:12:01

Dot Cotton.

No, it's awful.

rachel234 Mon 02-Feb-15 12:17:46

But you wouldn't have to shorten to Dot, would you? Dorothy is said easily enough or you could shorten to Dorrie? Dorothea could be Thea for short?

IsadoraQuagmire Mon 02-Feb-15 12:36:13

It's gorgeous. I like Dolly for short.

AllMimsyWereTheBorogoves Mon 02-Feb-15 12:38:39

It means a gift from God, I think. I like it very much. I marginally prefer Dorothea but I wonder how many people would pronounce or spell that right.

ajandjjmum Mon 02-Feb-15 12:48:45

My Mum is Doris - nn Dot, although in later years she's been known as Dottie.

80 + years on, she still hasn't forgiven her mother!

poppydaisy Mon 02-Feb-15 14:09:35

Like Dorothy!

Tisiphone Mon 02-Feb-15 14:24:29

I find it a bit heffalumpish, but Dorothea is lovely.

NaughtyDoggie Mon 02-Feb-15 18:39:19

I know a Dorothy and she's known as Dots. It really suits her and once it's attached to a little person I don't think it matters, as they make the name iyswim

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