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smartyclogs Sat 16-Jan-16 13:41:39

Thoughts please..

I'm after a name that is not too unusual but at the same time not too popular.
Don't want Dd to be one of many at school or at work as I was, and still am.

ClaireeeJ15 Sat 16-Jan-16 13:48:57

I have a friend named Jodie - she is Jode or Toad...

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 16-Jan-16 13:54:40

Very different now. Nice name.

Babymouse Sat 16-Jan-16 13:58:23

It's a sweet name and not too popular.

I know one and one of her nicknames is Jojo and no one would dare call her toad so I don't think rude nn are inevitable.

kimlo Sat 16-Jan-16 14:00:32

I really like it

ClaireeeJ15 Sat 16-Jan-16 14:01:21

It's not to be rude - it's just her NN! Jode the Toad smile

Sophronia Sat 16-Jan-16 14:16:06

I have a cousin Jodie aged 15, I think it's quite unusual nowadays.

y0rkier0se Sat 16-Jan-16 14:21:22

I don't like it but I think that's skewered by every Jodie I know being not nice! I do however like Josie for something a little different smile

nextusername Sat 16-Jan-16 15:23:44

Personally I'm not that keen, but it's fairly unusual these days and there's nothing wrong with it.

goldglittershitter Sat 16-Jan-16 15:26:07

Nice, quite rare but very 80s sort of name to me, along the lines of Stacy?

UntilTheCowsComeHome Sat 16-Jan-16 15:58:40

All the Jodies I knew growing up (late 80's/early 90's so loads of them) were all horrible bullies. chavs

BikeRunSki Sat 16-Jan-16 16:01:16

I don't particularly like it.

TrinityForce Sat 16-Jan-16 16:05:38

All the Jodies I knew growing up (late 80's/early 90's so loads of them) were all horrible bullies. chavs

agree with this, the Jodies I knew were horrible.
If you don't have that association with it though it's a nice name.

ExitPursuedByABear Sat 16-Jan-16 16:07:08

The only Jodie I know is a right caaaah.

Jodie Kidd on the other hand seems lovely.

Soooosie Sat 16-Jan-16 16:10:07

Josie as a nn for Josephine is nice. Jodie seems harder

CaoNiMao Sun 17-Jan-16 02:15:30

It's a 'mean girl' name, along with Nicola and Joanne. I've never met a nice one.

squoosh Sun 17-Jan-16 03:56:08

I like Jodie.

Josephine is really ugly.

sarah2011 Sun 17-Jan-16 05:08:02

I like it. My dd has a joyte ( jo tee) in her class and I think that's nice too

BatMobile Sun 17-Jan-16 05:16:32

Awful. So 90s. And not in an good way.

maitaimojito Sun 17-Jan-16 05:20:12

As a teenager I would have agreed with previous posters that the name doesn't have positive associations - I knew three that were awful.

However one of my best friends at uni was a Jodie and the name now reminds me of her and I quite like it.

Kittymum03 Sun 17-Jan-16 05:30:00

My best friend at high school was Jodie (NN Jod) There was also a lovely Joanne,so i don't associate them with mean girls!

I like it, OP, but I wouldn't use it myself as it might become Jo, and I hate that, as you never know a person's real name, and that annoys me grin

Elllicam Sun 17-Jan-16 05:39:06

I quite like it.

waxweasel Sun 17-Jan-16 10:34:32

It's pretty 90s and not in a good way. DH has a close relative called Jodie and she hates her name, we all tease her mum about it because she managed to pick really lovely classic names for her other kids. But she clearly had a bit of a blip when naming poor Jodie smile she is embarrassed by her name and goes by Jo with her mates, or Toad (which is what she gets most often! Wonder if we know the same one Claire??).

bibbitybobbityyhat Sun 17-Jan-16 10:38:24

Love it! I don't think I have ever met a Jodie.

MuttonCadet Sun 17-Jan-16 10:40:22

I agree, it's a bit of a mean girl name.

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