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LouLouWakeman Wed 02-Dec-15 23:06:08

I have liked this name for a while a DH suggested it earlier... Just wanted opinions

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Wed 02-Dec-15 23:13:48

Traditionally for a boy, more recently for a girl?

I like it for a boy. Sydney Thomas.

JanuaryJuniper Wed 02-Dec-15 23:14:10

It's not my usual style but I like it, it's "cool" without being try hard!

LouLouWakeman Wed 02-Dec-15 23:15:23

It would be for a girl smile

Seeyounearertime Wed 02-Dec-15 23:18:54

Sydney's a great name.
Reminds me of Relic Hunter and Tia Career.

Mordirig Wed 02-Dec-15 23:19:12

Reminds me of Sidney Cooke, sorry, I know its a different spelling but its in the same name category to me as Adolf and Myra.

celtictoast Wed 02-Dec-15 23:22:05

I only like it for a boy, sorry.

LouLouWakeman Wed 02-Dec-15 23:25:47

Is it really more for a boy!? I never realised

Mordirig Wed 02-Dec-15 23:29:13

I think Sidney is the way its spelt for a boy and Sydney for a girl.
I think Sydney for a girl is more popular in America.

LouLouWakeman Wed 02-Dec-15 23:30:12

DH is American

Adarajames Wed 02-Dec-15 23:30:54

I like it. I have a young cousin, girl, called Sydney, after our great uncle Sid

CadburysTastesVileNow Wed 02-Dec-15 23:32:36

I like Sidonie better ...

bangbangprettypretty Wed 02-Dec-15 23:35:10

I was just going to say I much, much prefer Sidonie too, I know a lovely girl of about 20 named that, she is super-cool and goes by Sid which I love!

Sophronia Thu 03-Dec-15 00:44:34

I like Sidonie for a girl and Sidney for a boy.

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Thu 03-Dec-15 00:55:27

It is my Father's name and I think it awful. The young children I know who are called it are girls. It is still pretty uncommon. I love Sidonie, but I always thought the emphasis was different.

RubberDicky Thu 03-Dec-15 00:59:47

I thought you'd decided it was definitely Madelyn and you wouldn't change the spelling, except maybe to rosanna, then definitely Madeleine? wink

I like Sidney for a boy personally.

You seem to care a lot about what other people think op, make sure you choose a name you and your husband are happiest with, not what mumsnet dictates. You can just turn off your computer and never hear from us again, you don't have the same luxury with your husband grin

milaforni Thu 03-Dec-15 01:07:21

Love it! And I've only ever heard it for a girl.

Themodernuriahheep Thu 03-Dec-15 01:20:00

Quite like it. Nancy Mitford' s fascist mother was Sydney... Just saying... But she was much loved by all but Nancy.

LouLouWakeman Thu 03-Dec-15 01:56:02

Yeah, we were set on Madeleine! But DH then wakes up this morning and tells me he isn't in love with it and still prefers Madilyn! It's not that I care what other people think, but we will be moving back to the UK at some point and I would hate for my child to have a name that's totally unacceptable there!

smartyclogs Thu 03-Dec-15 11:31:03

If you like Sydney , what about Robin/Robyn?

It's a unisex name, as is Sydney, quite well known as an American girls name and becoming popular in the UK too now.

Robin/Robyn also finishes with the same 'in/yn' sound that you like so much in Madilyn. wink

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 03-Dec-15 11:32:53

I hate it for a boy.....but quite like it for a girl. Weird.

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