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Which of these do you prefer?

(35 Posts)
Chockablocks Sat 19-Dec-15 13:41:05

Minnie Bow Butler, or Lydia Helen Butler?

Baby girl due in Feb smile

I'm undecided, the first one sounds like she'll be a celeb, the other one is very solid/strong and would do well as a professional name.

enderwoman Sat 19-Dec-15 13:49:34

As Minnie Mouse wears a bow, Minnie Bow is not a combination that I'd go for. Would she be Minnie on her birth certificate? Minnie is very cute but a no-go if your surname is Cooper.

Lydia Helen is the complete opposite- very sensible and strong.

Chockablocks Sat 19-Dec-15 13:51:47

ender her surname will be Butler, so let's hope she doesn't marry a Cooper! Yes, it would just be Minnie, not a shortened nickname for a another name etc. I imagine a little girl with a strong personality when I think of the name smile

But, I really do love Lydia and have always imagined by daughter being called as such.

YellowOfficeBlock Sat 19-Dec-15 13:55:02

Lydia is one of my favourite names so I prefer that one

And much as I love Minnie Mouse I just think Minnie as a child's name is too twee and sickly and I don't like it

AuntieStella Sat 19-Dec-15 13:56:24


Oysterbabe Sat 19-Dec-15 13:57:24

Minnie Bow sounds silly tbh. If you go with Minnie I'd choose a middle name that isn't an object.

BertrandRussell Sat 19-Dec-15 13:57:58

Bear in mind that in some parts of the country, Minnie is a child's word for female genitals.

I would go for Lydia anyway. Fab name.

NerrSnerr Sat 19-Dec-15 13:58:48

I prefer Lydia. I think Minnie Bow would sound daft when she's grown up.

Allthatglitter5 Sat 19-Dec-15 14:01:33

Lydia Helen - really lovely.
If you do use Minnie it needs a different middle name IMO. Minnie Helen would give her the option of using her mn if she wanted to if, as you say, work or marriage made Minnie less desirable.

KoalaDownUnder Sat 19-Dec-15 14:01:48

Lydia. By a mile.

RiverTam Sat 19-Dec-15 14:02:20

Lydia is a lovely name.

Roygrace Sat 19-Dec-15 14:04:17

Knowing a teenage Minnie who hates her name as up here it means vagina would put me off

NashvilleQueen Sat 19-Dec-15 14:05:09

Isn't one of the programmes called Minnie's Bowtique as well?

SirChenjin Sat 19-Dec-15 14:07:11

Lydia Helen Butler - lovely strong name smile

Minnie (Bow) is far too twee (as well as being the name for ladies bits)

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 19-Dec-15 14:13:39

Lydia Helen by a million miles Minnie might be cute for an adorable little baby, but its just daft for an adult, sorry.

FunkyPeacock Sat 19-Dec-15 14:17:26

Definitely Lydia Helen

Ughnotagain Sat 19-Dec-15 14:24:31

Lydia, definitely. It's not overly common but I like it.

Elllicam Sat 19-Dec-15 14:29:26


BackforGood Sat 19-Dec-15 14:30:34

Definitely Lydia Helen - 2 strong, "proper" names.

Sparklycat Sat 19-Dec-15 14:32:01

Minnie bow would mean the kid would have a lifetime of teasing. If you like Minnie choose a different middle name! grin

HeffalumpTrap Sat 19-Dec-15 14:36:21

Another vote for Lydia Helen. By a long way for so many reasons

Sameshitdiffname Sat 19-Dec-15 14:37:31

Another vote for Lydia Helen

Really wish you could do polls on here

Chockablocks Sat 19-Dec-15 14:37:40

Lydia it is then thanks

Thank you all X

wonkylegs Sat 19-Dec-15 14:39:51

Minnie was my grandmothers name and although she predated the mouse she still had comparisons made. I prefer Lydia Helen.

doitanyways Sat 19-Dec-15 14:41:07

Another vote for Lydia from me!

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