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Opinions on Wendy, please?

(75 Posts)
MissWLopez Tue 04-Oct-16 23:25:36

I can't tell if it would be silly? I see it suiting all ages!

I have 2 children, who have very classical names, so not sure if it would 'go' anyway.

mammmamia Tue 04-Oct-16 23:27:29

Please don't do it. It's a 40 year old woman's name

mammmamia Tue 04-Oct-16 23:28:06

Muzzcub Tue 04-Oct-16 23:34:11

Ive known three Wendy's in my lifetime and they were all weird and untrustworthy.

ProseccoBitch Tue 04-Oct-16 23:35:09

Not the best place to ask about the name Wendy! wink

Buntysoven Wed 05-Oct-16 00:55:51

That's strange too.

Florrieboo Wed 05-Oct-16 06:49:46

I think it is beautiful.

Longlost10 Wed 05-Oct-16 06:51:27

It is short for Gwendoline. How about using that, then Wendy for short? Gwendoline/Gwendolyn is classic enough

OrangeSquashTallGlass Wed 05-Oct-16 06:57:48

I love it. But I haven't seen any baby/child Wendys yet.

jessica29054 Wed 05-Oct-16 07:01:09

Gwendoline is awful! Wendy was what I wanted to be called as a child. I don't really like it, and Wendy house, Wendy from Peter Pan.

However, you're the third person or so with a retro name.

Maybe they are coming back? I mean, someone had to first say 'what do you reckon to Evie?' didn't they?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 05-Oct-16 09:09:41

I like it.

ChuckitintheBucket Wed 05-Oct-16 09:11:20

Definitely due a come back it's a great name.

user1473494811 Wed 05-Oct-16 09:22:20

No, if child grows up to have a very important position in life her name will either help or hinder. I have never heard of a HRH Wendy or even Dame Wendy. A girls name needs to be something beautiful that will carry a person through every event in life without giving the wrong impression. Wendy sounds a bit whimsical. I hate my own name so please be careful.

Freezingwinter Wed 05-Oct-16 09:24:14

It reminds me of Wendy from Peter pan and I love it!

VixenLupin Wed 05-Oct-16 09:30:07

Just because you've never heard of a Dame Wendy it doesn't mean there isn't one. A quick google has shown me Dame Wendy Hall, who is also a Professor. Her name doesn't seem to have held her back.

That said, I think the name Wendy has been sullied for Mumsnetters by the phrase "wended" It's certainly the first thing I thought of, but maybe that's because it's on here, not IRL?

usual Wed 05-Oct-16 09:32:26

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Vixxfacee Wed 05-Oct-16 09:35:00

No. What is it with the site and ridiculous names. We have had Tracie, Ptolemy and now Wendy in the last 24 hours.

usual Wed 05-Oct-16 09:37:52

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ooonatoffolo Wed 05-Oct-16 09:38:52

I went to School with a Wendy Howse.

VixenLupin Wed 05-Oct-16 09:39:37

Ptolemy is a great name. I wish I'd been brave enough to use it for my youngest. It would have been handy to spot MNers! grin

ShatnersBassoon Wed 05-Oct-16 09:40:52

It's a bit drippy. Wendy is in her 40s and wears a lot of beige.

usual Wed 05-Oct-16 09:41:14

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Vixxfacee Wed 05-Oct-16 09:42:16

Ptolemy is not a great name. It's a mumsnet name. grin

Gardencentregroupie Wed 05-Oct-16 09:42:18

ShatnersBassoon I think I knew the exact Wendy you're talking about smile

juneau Wed 05-Oct-16 09:44:33

Its my mum's name and anyone I ever meet with that name is 50+ so its really not in fashion at the moment.

Apparently J M Barrie (author of Peter Pan), made it up. Not sure if that's true or not.

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