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TurtlesCan Fri 26-Feb-16 17:11:14

Is it too old-fashioned? Possibly the NN Dot/Dotty smile

TurtlesCan Fri 26-Feb-16 17:13:05

I actually meant Dottie! blush

oldlaundbooth Fri 26-Feb-16 17:15:04

I don't like it at all.

Dotty means crazy.

Dorothy is just not a pretty name, sorry.

letsgetcake Fri 26-Feb-16 17:17:24

I love it. I think it's making a come back along side a lot of names from that generation. And dottie is cute for when little

Sophronia Fri 26-Feb-16 17:39:14

I like it! Dottie is cute. I also like Dora/Dorrie and Dolly.

ADogCalledLamb Fri 26-Feb-16 17:46:46

Very sweet! I love Dolly too

thebiscuitindustry Fri 26-Feb-16 19:27:31

I like Dorothy, but not Dot (a spot), Dotty (mad) or Dolly (a toy).

Dorothea with nickname Thea would be nice IMO.

EachandEveryone Fri 26-Feb-16 19:28:26

Love it. Love Dot so much

JudgeJudySheindlin Fri 26-Feb-16 22:55:38


Don't like the shortened versions of the name either & believe there are thousands of names much better than this one

julfin Sat 27-Feb-16 09:23:13

I agree with biscuit that Dorothea is a good option - it's prettier than Dorothy in my opinion, less old-fashioned, and gives a better choice of nicknames. If she wants to become Thea when she's older she can.

I'd steer clear of Dottie (crazy). And I can't say Dot without hearing "Great Aunt..." in the back of my head.

CutYourHairAndGetAJob Sat 27-Feb-16 09:24:58

I love it because it makes me think of the wizard of oz! I like Dora as a nn.

HeyMicky Sat 27-Feb-16 09:29:38

I love it. DD1 has it as a middle name after my grandmother. My grandmother went by Dodie. I also know one mid 30s who is a very steady, independent woman, and who goes by Dot

AuntJane Sat 27-Feb-16 18:31:00

An observation for later life. An email address of Dot dot Surname @ .....

TurboTheChicken Sat 27-Feb-16 18:34:53

I have a four year old Dorothy so I am biased but I think it's a beautiful under used name and it suits my DD.

We did think she'd be a Dot but she's 100% Dorothy.

Obviously some people are not so keen!

srslylikeomg Sat 27-Feb-16 18:37:38

Love it.

TheWiseOldElf Sat 27-Feb-16 18:46:31

I have a 2 yr old Dorothy known as Dotty or Dot (or sometimes the Dotster). She is totally crazy and full on and it suits her so much.

My older DD has a name which meets with almost universal approval (except on here sometimes) so we were a bit apprehensive about choosing a name which we knew divided opinions but we love it.

We know a Dora and a Thea so wouldn't have chosen Dorothea. I also think that's a bit of a mouthful and quite clumsy sounding. I'm not sure why lots of people on here seem to prefer it to Dorothy confused

foxessocks Sat 27-Feb-16 18:53:43

I love Dorothy but unfortunately my dh doesn't. My nanna was a Dorothy and she had he nickname Dolly.

StubbleTurnips Sat 27-Feb-16 18:58:31

DH vetoed Dorothy here. I love it.

readerinthechair Sat 27-Feb-16 19:07:51

I only dislike it because it's my spiteful sister in Law's name grin

Canyouforgiveher Sat 27-Feb-16 19:10:31

Not a pretty name imo. and Dot, Dottie and Dodie sound awful imo. I'm not a fan of Dora either.

I love Dorothea though- especially nn Thea. Doro might's be bad as a nn.

I have an aunt Dorothy and was almost called that myself.

merseyside Sat 27-Feb-16 19:14:16

Love it.

I wanted a Dorothea, nickname Doro

Had a boy...

Loqo Sat 27-Feb-16 19:24:59

I think it's a lovely name. It is pretty and strong. It makes me think of The Wizard of Oz which is a good thing.


HippyPottyMouth Sat 27-Feb-16 19:28:10

I like it. My Great-Auntie Dot was quite a character so I have good associations with it. DH wouldn't even agree to it for the cat, though.

poocatcherchampion Sat 27-Feb-16 19:32:01

I love it!

buddy79 Sat 27-Feb-16 21:21:30

Dorothea is nicer I think. I can see Dot working as a nickname though, not so keen on Dottie.

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