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Heidi or Robyn?

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Heatherbell1978 Sun 11-Dec-16 19:54:43

DD1 due in February and I think we've (eventually) agreed on 2 names. We love Heidi and Robyn. Cons for Heidi is it doesn't sound as great with our surname (but not a deal breaker) and with Robyn, I'm not a bit fan of y's replacing i's in names but Robin to me as a boys name so we would spell Robyn. Favourite?

PoldarksBreeches Sun 11-Dec-16 19:56:19

Robin! No need to replace the I with a Y
Robin is a lovely name

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 11-Dec-16 19:56:37

They're both gorgeous. I'm surprised Heidi isn't more popular, but. That's a good thing.
I think I'd go for Robyn though with her being due in the winter

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 11-Dec-16 19:57:17

I like both I would spell with a y though with an I it looks like the male version to me

StarUtopia Sun 11-Dec-16 19:57:47

No. Robin would be permanently misspelt by every teacher/club going. If you go with Robyn, spell the way it's supposed to be!

Both lovely names.

ScarletForYa Sun 11-Dec-16 19:59:09

Heidi by a mile.

Robyn is a bit wishy-washy.

Kittenrush Sun 11-Dec-16 20:00:53

Love the name Robin. Agree that there's no need to replace the I. I hate the name Heidi but that's because a Heidi bullied me mercilessly in school blush

sj257 Sun 11-Dec-16 20:02:41

I'm thinking of calling our son Robin. I love it for both boy and girl but think I'd spell it Robyn for a girl. Females I know with the name all spell it with a Y.

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AnnetteKertan Sun 11-Dec-16 20:04:53

Robyn with a y.

SukeyTakeItOffAgain Sun 11-Dec-16 20:16:21

I love Robyn. I'd have chosen it for my lite girl, if I'd ever had one!

Heidi is lovely too.

KlingybunFistelvase Sun 11-Dec-16 20:52:46

Robyn or Robin. I like either spelling. Not mad about Heidi but it's perfectly nice.

ElornaElephant Sun 11-Dec-16 22:08:53

I love Robyn, would spell it with the Y too because I think it's the natural spelling that immediately comes to mind so less likely to get mistakes. Think the smiley red-haired nurse in Casualty is Robyn!

I really like Heidi too, but always seems like a name for an older child or teenager than a baby?

SpunkyMummy Sun 11-Dec-16 22:12:08


Not Heidi...! (Imo, obviously)

But Robyn Heidi could be cute?

Allalonenow Sun 11-Dec-16 22:12:33

Heidi is wonderful.

(But if you do use Robyn spell it with a Y)

1happyhippie Sun 11-Dec-16 22:16:46

I like them both, but I like Robyn more. I would spell it with a y.

I'm sure I used to watch a TV show in the 80s about a Heidi? Swiss girl I think. That's the only one I know. (Well, I don't know her, but you know what I mean).

Sophronia Sun 11-Dec-16 22:18:44

Heidi is ok. Robyn is a bit 80s.

Ankleswingers Sun 11-Dec-16 22:20:33

Robyn is so lovely! I like it best spelt with a y.

SukeyTakeItOffAgain Sun 11-Dec-16 22:21:13

"A programme in the 80s about a girl called Heidi"?? grin

That was Heidi, an adaptation of Johanna Spyri's classic novel. A theme tune every child in our primary school could play on the recorder!

Ellieboolou27 Sun 11-Dec-16 22:21:32

Heidi is lovely and never met one, Robyn ok but quite popular atm, both nice but Heidi is my favourite

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SausageSoda Sun 11-Dec-16 23:14:33

If picking between the two - Heidi by a long way.

swimmerforlife Sun 11-Dec-16 23:56:59

Heidi by a country mile.

onecurrantbun1 Mon 12-Dec-16 00:15:04

I love them both. Both were on our short list (we picked one of them!)

UnsuccessfullyAdulting Mon 12-Dec-16 00:17:38


And Heidi.

Oh God. Both are gorgeous. I cannot help you.

Heidi Robyn? misses point

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