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Dory - opinions? (Dorothy)

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BlueCloud9 Tue 10-Jan-17 18:29:58

Is it unusable with the film? sad BC name would be Dorothy. If it is unusable, we would probably still go for Dorothy - thoughts on this name anyway?

Ilovecaindingle Tue 10-Jan-17 18:31:37

Wizard of Oz.
Sorry.

CoffeeCoffeeAndLotsOfIt Tue 10-Jan-17 18:31:52

I'm not fond of Dorothy, but think Dory is v sweet.

Agree with BC name not being Dory though - Dorothy as a BC name would be fine.

ExpectoPatronummmm Tue 10-Jan-17 18:33:58

Dory is cute but I think the blue fish being so popular now has ruined it as a name for a human.

MiniMaxi Tue 10-Jan-17 18:35:24

I wouldn't choose Dorothy personally but Dory / Dotty are cute nicknames

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 10-Jan-17 18:44:14

I think its a nice name. Yes people will probably think of the wizard of Oz, but. That's not the worse thing to be associated with.
I like Dotty as a nn rather than Dory.

peaceloveandbiscuits Tue 10-Jan-17 18:45:38

Dot/Dotty is nicer. If you have any Welsh in you you could call her Dwt when she's wee smile

Pluto30 Tue 10-Jan-17 19:49:40

I prefer Dora.

I'm not a fan of Dorothy as a full name, because to me it's just 1) Dorothy the Dinosaur and 2) Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.

But Dory does work as a nickname for Dorothy.

Sophronia Tue 10-Jan-17 20:01:53

I like Dorothy. I do think Dory would be associated with the fish though.

ClaryIsTheBest Tue 10-Jan-17 20:26:32

Love it. Really great name for an adult and there are cute nns like Dotty or Dory smile!

seagulllady Tue 10-Jan-17 20:39:57

Dory Previn is a distinguished predecessor with the name. I love the shortened version -- much more than the full name "Dorothy" (but can see how you might want a more formal name on the B. Cert.).

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Tue 10-Jan-17 20:44:55

Dorothea is another option.
Nn can be Dory, Dora, Dottie, or my favourite Thea

BikeRunSki Tue 10-Jan-17 20:46:45

Absent minded fish.

Prefer Dot as an abbreviation of Dorothy.

Middleoftheroad Tue 10-Jan-17 20:49:20

Hmm I still associate certain, distinctive names with kids'films of the day and I don't think it's fair for a child given the playground jibes.

i.e Digby,
Garfield
Babe
Casper

GreedyDuck Tue 10-Jan-17 21:30:42

Dorothea is far nicer than Dorothy. Dorothy just makes me think of the gravelly voiced Golden Girl.

Dottie/Dotty is surely the most logical shortening, and very cute.

DramaAlpaca Tue 10-Jan-17 23:00:11

Dorothy is lovely, nicely retro.

I think Dory is fine. I know a Dorothy who just goes by Dor.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 10-Jan-17 23:07:33

I love Dora or Dotty.

Not keen on Dory.

buttercup54321 Tue 10-Jan-17 23:16:09

I like Dora better. Doreen?

Buntysoven Wed 11-Jan-17 01:01:03

I think Doreen is quite possibly the worst name I've ever seen on MN and there have been some corkers grin

Dolwar Wed 11-Jan-17 12:23:32

I know a dog called Dory. He's male.

Dolwar Wed 11-Jan-17 12:24:24

Quite agree. Not sure what makes us think asking hormonal woman for their opinions on names is a good idea?

DramaAlpaca Wed 11-Jan-17 12:27:47

I'm not pregnant or particularly hormonal and I can honestly say that Doreen is indeed one of the worst names ever seen on here grin

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 11-Jan-17 12:58:33

I too love Dora and Dottie.

throwingpebbles Wed 11-Jan-17 13:02:09

Doreen grin

I'm not totally sure on Dory tbh. It's going to be very closely associated with that film for a long time

Dorothea with nickname dotty/dot is better; although Thea is the best imo

ClaryIsTheBest Wed 11-Jan-17 13:02:11

I'm not pregnant either.

And I really don't like Doreen, tbh. It reminds me of an 80ies mashup between Dorthy and Darlene/Darleen...?

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