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Which name do you prefer?

(30 Posts)
ladydreamer11 Sun 22-Jan-17 17:21:11

Ivy, Hettie or Nancy

17caterpillars1mouse Sun 22-Jan-17 17:24:18

If Hettie was a nickname for Henrietta then i would go with that as I love it. I don't think Hettie should be the full name though

Otherwise I'd choose Ivy

I dislike Nancy

Doolallylally Sun 22-Jan-17 17:25:29

Hettie. Ivy and Nancy make me think of very old ladies.

LuxuryWoman2017 Sun 22-Jan-17 17:26:39

I love Nancy, very cool.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sun 22-Jan-17 17:28:36


Hettie, to me, is a bit like a tizzy. "Ooo, she's in a right old hetty today."

Nancy is a horrible name.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 22-Jan-17 17:30:24

Hettie, can also be a nick name for Hester.

BingThing Sun 22-Jan-17 18:23:38

I prefer Ettie to Hettie. Loving Nancy, v cool x

Sapphireshadow Sun 22-Jan-17 18:35:31


Heratnumber7 Sun 22-Jan-17 18:39:01

Ivy sounds like a Victorian scullery maid.
Hettie isn't a name, it's quite a nice nickname though.
I quite like Nancy.

Missyb15 Sun 22-Jan-17 19:51:39

I'm not sure what Hettie is short for or whether you'd have it as Hettie on it's own but I think it's very cool, definitely my favourite of the 3

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Sun 22-Jan-17 19:53:30


DramaAlpaca Sun 22-Jan-17 21:34:24

Hettie if short for Henrietta or something similar.

Otherwise, Ivy.

I've never seen the appeal of Nancy.

Joeybee Sun 22-Jan-17 22:32:08

I'm not a fan of 'Hettie' as a name in it's own right - I think as a nn for Harriet or Henrietta it's beautiful.
If not, then Ivy - Classic, simple and 'Vee' as a nn is cute.

BackforGood Sun 22-Jan-17 22:44:34

To me, they are all horrible old lady names, which, I know means that they are very fashionable and popular at the moment grin

I agree Hettie definitely sounds like it is a shortening or nickname

I have seen a lot of threads asking what people think of the name Ivy, so I'm presuming there are a LOT of Ivys been neamed this year.

Lugeeta Sun 22-Jan-17 22:45:58

Ivy or Nancy, I don't like Hettie.

Chunder Sun 22-Jan-17 23:24:34

I love Ivy. Nancy is nice. But Hettie (with a y) is a hoover.

greeeen Sun 22-Jan-17 23:28:36

I like hettie as a nickname for Henrietta the best.

Sophronia Sun 22-Jan-17 23:28:50


Buntysoven Mon 23-Jan-17 00:15:23

I have a Nancy so I'm biased. I dont5tbink its as old lady as others do.

BackforGood Mon 23-Jan-17 00:30:52

I dont5tbink its as old lady as others do.

That'll be because you are a lot younger than me. smile
It's a generational thing - the names that have been fashionable over the last 6 years or so, are names of my great Aunts and Uncles, Grandparents etc. People having babies now will be much younger than me, so won't have pictures in their minds of all the 'old ladies' these names remind me of.
I suspect some younger folk think that Margaret, Alan, Elizabeth, etc. are 'old people's names', then in 10 - 15 years folk will say the same about Susan, Debbie, Karen, etc.,,,, and so it will go on

Pluto30 Mon 23-Jan-17 03:03:20


Hattie is nicer than Hettie.

Not a fan of Nancy. Nancy Spungeon always comes to mind.

Motherfuckers Mon 23-Jan-17 03:56:14

I love Nancy! I hear Ivy all the time, it is really ugly sounding.

kelj2 Mon 23-Jan-17 05:01:42

Ivy or Nancy

TeshiB Mon 23-Jan-17 05:13:17

I love Nancy and Ivy is sweet.

Marcipex Mon 23-Jan-17 05:22:16

I like Hattie better than Hettie. I'd use Harriet or Henrietta though.

I don't get the popularity of Ivy, it isn't even a nice plant.

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