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Buntysoven Sun 01-Jan-17 02:49:49

This is the name my DSIL likes for a girl. What do you think? Middle name would be Mary.

Grindelwaldswand Sun 01-Jan-17 03:22:20

Very 1980

Tingitangi Sun 01-Jan-17 03:51:44

Amanda Hugnkiss.

DramaAlpaca Sun 01-Jan-17 03:56:49

I actually like it, as long as it's used in full.

Pluto30 Sun 01-Jan-17 04:25:00

It's outdated sounding, honestly.

Prefer Miranda, which has a similar sound.

Mary is lovely, however. smile

Sophronia Sun 01-Jan-17 08:16:22

Better than yet another Evie-Mae or Isla

AddToBasket Sun 01-Jan-17 08:17:44

I like it.

minmooch Sun 01-Jan-17 08:20:32

I like it but I may be biased!

Staranise123 Sun 01-Jan-17 08:24:21

Amanda Mary is beautiful.

Staranise123 Sun 01-Jan-17 08:25:56

Amanda makes a refreshing change from all the Evies, Ellies and other cutesy names. I like that's it's not fashionable.

Cinnamon2013 Sun 01-Jan-17 08:28:20

I love it. Due a revival

Glitterous Sun 01-Jan-17 08:40:33

I've always loved Amanda.

CaptainBraandPants Sun 01-Jan-17 08:49:45

I think it's very 1970's and the middle name has got to be Jane, it's the law or something. wink

1horatio Sun 01-Jan-17 09:16:34

Not a an of Mary.

But Amanda is nice.

Skang Sun 01-Jan-17 09:37:33

Doesn't it sound a bit 'I need a man da marry'

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 01-Jan-17 10:37:19

No.

Skang Sun 01-Jan-17 10:41:14

Well, I disagree!

OP, are you planning to pass these thoughts on to your SAIL or just interested?

Skang Sun 01-Jan-17 10:41:34

SIL.

ViewBasket Sun 01-Jan-17 12:53:32

I like it, it's pretty and underused.

cherrycrumblecustard Sun 01-Jan-17 12:54:32

I think it's a very 70s/early 80s name? It has a nice meaning.

MikeUniformMike Sun 01-Jan-17 13:06:44

Amanda is a pretty name with a beautiful meaning. I would say it was at it's most popular in the late 60s so maybe it is due a comeback.
I'm not mad about Mandy, but an Amanda I know is just Amanda (often pronounced 'manda').

Vixxfacee Sun 01-Jan-17 13:07:47

Terrible name.

HamletsSister Sun 01-Jan-17 13:14:48

It is my name. But I have always had it shortened to Mandy which I like but can sound a bit crap in some accents (cockney, American). I wish I had been an Amanda but my parents gave us all names that shortened.
And my middle name is not Jane, but does rhyme with Jane (and you will never guess as it is not a real name but came from a book).

I know of only 1 other - my age, born late 60s.

LobsterQuadrille Sun 01-Jan-17 14:13:06

I have a Miranda and people often mishear or misspell her name, thinking it's Amanda. I'm obviously keener on the former but Amanda is nice and quite uncommon these days.

Beebeeeight Sun 01-Jan-17 15:04:59

It makes me think of the Amanda Hugankiss joke in the Simpsons.

Better than the current trend of names though.

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