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Meg3112 Tue 05-Jan-16 21:41:26

I'm not sure if this is a suitable girl name... If not, I may go for Robin, NN Birdie smile

Peppapigallowsmetoshower Tue 05-Jan-16 21:46:47

Hmmm, no,, sorry. I like Robin though, it lovely.

RubyWoooo Tue 05-Jan-16 21:47:51


Robin / Robyn...lovely.

Birdy / Birdie...not so much.

Robertaquimby Tue 05-Jan-16 21:48:20

Fine as a nickname but she will need a proper name too. Remember you are naming her for life - as a shy teenager, a working woman etc not just as a cute baby.

Robin is nice.

Cato1999 Tue 05-Jan-16 21:50:24

Robin or Wren

BikeRunSki Tue 05-Jan-16 21:53:03

I had a friend nicknamed Birdy when I was a child. The nickname was nothing to do with her given name, but she earns it when she fell out of a first floor window. hmm

MuddhaOfSuburbia Tue 05-Jan-16 21:56:20


keep it as a nn though I'd say

she might not be at all birdy

SoWhite Tue 05-Jan-16 21:57:53

I think it is silly, but I love Bridie.

JakeyBurd Wed 06-Jan-16 10:21:37

Boy's name surely? Or am I the only one who remembers Birdy Jones, pop whistler... wink

MrsLeighHalfpenny Wed 06-Jan-16 10:39:59

Birdy - that's a joke, isn't it?

The next CEO of Sainsburys will be Birdy Thomas
The next MP for Thannet will be Birdy Smith.

whatdoIget Wed 06-Jan-16 10:41:41

It's a bit daft isn't it?

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 06-Jan-16 10:43:55

Sounds like the name of a faded Southern belle who rattles around her ramshackle plantation home in a Southern Gothic novel.

JE1234 Wed 06-Jan-16 10:44:05

My nana was Birdie, I think it's cute.

SoWhite Wed 06-Jan-16 11:02:17

I actually think that neither of those possibilities are that far fetched at all, MrsLeigh.

The current editor of the Economist is Zanny.
The current MP Eastleigh is Mims.
The current CEO of TalkTalk is a Dido.

None of which are considered broadly professional names, and not too much of a jump from Birdy.

MrsHathaway Wed 06-Jan-16 11:23:40

I think it's a lovely nickname for a related proper name.

Maybe Robin as you suggest (although Robyn is more usual for girls), or:

Jemima (little dove) - also has other lovely diminutives.
Avis/Ava/Eva/Evelyn (bird) - very popular but easily recognised.

Or in fact anything. I'm loving Juliet atm.

DC3 is commonly known as Spike, which is completely unrelated to his actual name (Edward). When I say commonly, that includes most of our friends and family, his preschool teachers, etc. It evolved naturally in the first few weeks of his life, and stuck.

Borninthe60s Wed 06-Jan-16 11:25:03


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BertrandRussell Wed 06-Jan-16 11:28:23

Birdy/Bridie are nicknames for Brigid.

ShesGotLionsInHerHeart Wed 06-Jan-16 11:36:14

It is a bit daft. I don't get why posters in here quite often choose a nickname then find a 'proper' name to fit it.

In my mind that's not how nicknames work!

ButEmilylovedhim Wed 06-Jan-16 11:59:59

I like the sound of it very much, but might have too many teasing possibilities? Do you like Purdy? Same sound but not an animal IYSWIM.

MrsLeighHalfpenny Wed 06-Jan-16 12:03:32

Dido is a perfectly acceptable name - she was a ?Greek queen.

I'd bet that Zanny and Mims aren't the formal names of those people. Either that, or they are of non British origin.

villainousbroodmare Wed 06-Jan-16 12:03:59

My youngest sister's nickname. Very cute. Brings a smile to my face.
She announced aged five that it was time she was called by her given name, Helen, as she was now grown up. grin

MrsLeighHalfpenny Wed 06-Jan-16 12:05:35

Zanny's name is Susan

Mim's name is Miriam

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 06-Jan-16 12:06:50

I think her point was that they choose to go with their unusual nicknames in a professional context.

BertrandRussell Wed 06-Jan-16 12:12:05

"I think her point was that they choose to go with their unusual nicknames in a professional context."

The significant words here being "they chose". They did not have their unusual names imposed on them.

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