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BridgetWard Mon 07-Nov-16 19:04:35

Not having a baby and I don't know anyone who's currently expecting, I was just curious on what people thought of the name Nancy.

I really like it, think it fits at all ages and is a classic.

Pluto30 Mon 07-Nov-16 19:42:12

It'd go down like a lead balloon where I'm from, because it's still seen as very old-ladyish (as are Martha, Edith etc). But I think you could get away with it at the moment in the UK easily. You're ahead of the revival curve there.

Personally, I knew a bag of a woman named Nancy. She chain-smoked, beat her children with a paddle, and could've rivaled the Hunchback of Notre Dame with her hunch back, so it's clouded by that for me.

But someone suggested Nancy Ramona on here a while back and, for some reason, I looove that.

Pluto30 Mon 07-Nov-16 19:42:42

Oh, and Nancy Spungeon hasn't done the name any favours. But she won't pop into most peoples' minds immediately.

JOEYDOESNTSHAREFOOD Mon 07-Nov-16 19:43:42

It's a beaut.

HeadFullofSteam Mon 07-Nov-16 19:45:22

I have niece called Nancy. She's 15 now. I wasn't keen when she was named but it really grew on me.

Portobelly Mon 07-Nov-16 19:45:49

A family friend is called Nancy, and I'm planning to use it for a future daughter.
I also know a couple of young Nancy's.
I think it's a good solid name.

MargotLovedTom Mon 07-Nov-16 19:46:45

It was used in a sneery way in the 70s and 80s ("nancy boy"), and I still have those awful associations in my head somehow. Not that it's awful for a man to be effeminate I hasten to add, more that it was said in a jeering and mocking way.

captaincunt Mon 07-Nov-16 19:46:55

As long as her full name isn't Nancy Ann Cianci

NavyandWhite Mon 07-Nov-16 19:55:38

It's quite lovely. In the same vein as Pearl, Iris, Florence, Posy.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 07-Nov-16 20:16:27

Yes Margot, unfortunately 'Nancy boy, ooh ya big nancy', is in my mind too. Thankfully, we don't seem to hear it any more.
Nancy is quite pretty.

pinkpantsrock Mon 07-Nov-16 20:16:57

I love the name but then i'm biased as i'm called nancy! smile

i had some rottern nicknames as a child but then most people do.

Foxtato Mon 07-Nov-16 20:21:27

Lovely name, will fit with the timeless classics being used.

twinjocks Mon 07-Nov-16 20:31:10

I love it.

Ankleswingers Mon 07-Nov-16 20:32:54

Love this name smile

ViewBasket Mon 07-Nov-16 21:47:40

It sounds a bit too frilly and flouncy to me, so personally I'm not very keen, sorry.

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Mon 07-Nov-16 21:50:01

Nancy Blackett, though. And Nancy Drew for that matter.

Tangoandcreditcards Mon 07-Nov-16 21:56:58

Love it, would have used it if DP didn't have an aunt Nancy. (She's not the problem but "favouring" her over the rest of her bonkers sisters wouldn't have gone down well).

Oh. And we had boys.

kipkipkip Mon 07-Nov-16 22:00:41

I like it, makes me think of the wonderful Nancy from OliverTwist.

Buntysoven Mon 07-Nov-16 22:18:32

Sob...I'm the one who wanted to name my baby Nancy Ramona but OH, who had been on board, denied all knowledge of agreeing and said he hated it. I obviously love it. The name that got away for me. Strong feminine and fun somehow. He did the same thing with Lois which I also love. Stoopid man better not change his mind on Arianne. angry

That was my first choice for dd2 but it was vetoed by everyone!

BadToTheBone Mon 07-Nov-16 22:44:56

I have s good friend Nancy and I love it.

Pipilangstrumpf Mon 07-Nov-16 22:52:01

I don't like Nancy at all, sorry. Nickname Nan?

5OBalesofHay Mon 07-Nov-16 22:54:45

It is the name of my best and most beautiful goat.

CakeRattleandRoll Mon 07-Nov-16 23:12:35

Love it.

QuimReaper Mon 07-Nov-16 23:25:21

Love it, its on my list!

Wouldn't really have occurred to me but I had a beautiful friend called Nancy and it really grew on me. We're just under 30 and I'd never met one my age.

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