Advanced search

Think you've decided on a name? Check out where it ranks on the official list of the most popular baby names first.


(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

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

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

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: