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Judy for a girl

(37 Posts)
user1490030262 Mon 20-Mar-17 17:42:18

What do people think about Judy for a girl? I love it but DH not sold. Other names we like are Bridget and Louise....

imayhavelostmymarbles Mon 20-Mar-17 17:43:41

I love it. But would probably go for Judith. Can it be short for anything else?

user1490030262 Mon 20-Mar-17 17:45:28

I prefer the simplicity of Judy - and then she could call herself Jude, if she wants to....

Jooni Mon 20-Mar-17 17:59:14

I prefer Jude for a girl. Judy feels a bit 50s-60s to me - dated, but not quite enough to be fashionably "vintage" (yet - you could be ahead of the curve!)

Love Bridget though, and Louise is nice enough too.

Paperdove87 Mon 20-Mar-17 18:20:44

I love it! So cute! And also works for an adult woman I think too.

Thatextrainch Mon 20-Mar-17 18:46:27

It's in the same league as Daphne and Sylvia imo and they are loved on mn

Oly5 Mon 20-Mar-17 19:00:28

I love Louise. It's my favourite out of your list

Fauchelevent Mon 20-Mar-17 19:02:33

There are plenty of great Judys, and "best judies" connotation... but I think I prefer Judith! But if you like Judy go for it.

I love Louisa more than Louise.

Sophronia Mon 20-Mar-17 19:40:54

I think it's really cute but works well for a woman too.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 20-Mar-17 19:44:37

Love Bridget.
How about Jodie Louise.

Rockaby Mon 20-Mar-17 19:56:40

I love Bridget. Bridget Louise is nice. Also quite like Jodie but not Judy really.

How about Josie, maybe with Josephine on the BC? Josephine Bridget and Josephine Louise are both nice.

PonderLand Mon 20-Mar-17 19:58:09

I love the name Judy, my DS is called Jude but I've nn him Judy blush

NotYoda Mon 20-Mar-17 19:59:58

I Don't like Bridget

Judy is OK, but I prefer:


I prefer Louisa to Louise

treaclesoda Mon 20-Mar-17 20:01:13

I much prefer Judy to Judith for some reason. I like it, I think it's quite quirky.

I'm old enough to be reminded of my childhood comics, of which Judy was one. I think the character Judy herself had dark curly hair in huge pigtails. Very pretty. smile

NotYoda Mon 20-Mar-17 20:04:29


Yes, Judy and also Mandy. I think there was a Debbie too. Then Jackie of course

ImSoUnoriginal Mon 20-Mar-17 20:08:09

Might just be me and it may have been pointed out to you already but the first thing I thought when I saw it, was Punch and Judy. I guess it's not that popular these days so shouldn't be much of an issue.

CaipirinhasAllRound Mon 20-Mar-17 21:08:34

Prefer Judy to Judith. Like it!

buttercup54321 Tue 21-Mar-17 10:59:52

Judith is much nicer. Like Juliet too.

ladylucky Tue 21-Mar-17 22:17:40

The one I know is cool, clever, compassionate amazing and quirky. She's everything is want my daughter to be. So much cooler than Judith.

crapfatbanana Tue 21-Mar-17 22:31:47

Judy makes me think of Punch and Judy. Or Judy Finnegan.

Judith is better.

Sabistick Tue 21-Mar-17 22:36:57

Judy is due a comeback, never met a pleasant judith ,so im a bit bias against that name. Love bridget. Also like jill ,and gillian. But these two might not be appreciated by others.

SuperBeagle Tue 21-Mar-17 22:37:01

I don't like it.

At least half of my friends have mums named Judy, so, to me, it's still outdated (see Deborah, Belinda, Michelle, Christine, Karen, Sharon etc).

Juliet can get you the nickname Jude (or Jet! Very cool), and it's much nicer.

BastardBloodAndSand Tue 21-Mar-17 22:38:47

Nah, what about something like Julia ??

shitgibbon Tue 21-Mar-17 22:42:07

I like them all, but prefer Bridget.

Judy is fine by itself. I like it better than Judith.

Sunshineandlaughter Tue 21-Mar-17 22:43:46

I like Judy. I also like Mary - lovely simple but cool 'round' girls names

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