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WolfTobias Fri 07-Apr-17 16:11:21

Hello, thoughts on Wendy? We have a Betsy. We absolutely adore it. She's almost 6 weeks, so time is getting short. Thanks!

Wolfiefan Fri 07-Apr-17 16:12:51

Have you heard the phrase "to be wendied"? I would avoid it I am afraid.

Xmasbaby11 Fri 07-Apr-17 16:14:22

No it's very old fashioned. If you've already got a 'y' name, I wouldn't want another. Too samey.

Mrsknackered Fri 07-Apr-17 16:14:56

I don't know what 'to be wendied' means but I thinks it's nice. My mum taught a Wendy and she looked like most gorgeous cabbage patch doll (and was lovely!)

Shamoffour Fri 07-Apr-17 16:17:23

Wendy? Google "being Wendied"
For that reason it would be a no from be.

silver1977 Fri 07-Apr-17 16:18:28

Sorry but if I was cooing over your newborn baby and asked you its name I would be very shock ! Betsy is lovely and cute, Wendy is just awful IMO, I would expect an older lady to have such a name, some names don't come back for a reason! Infact it would somehow make me dislike the name Betsy slightly too as I would presume you had old fashioned taste. Sorry! If you like the 'older' style names how about Elsie? Or Ava? Molly?

TheBookIsOnTheTable Fri 07-Apr-17 16:18:53

I do not think 'being wendied' means anything to most people in England. I've never heard of it in my life.

WolfTobias Fri 07-Apr-17 16:19:35

silver we are far from old fashioned smile the complete opposite!

SunshineOutdoors Fri 07-Apr-17 16:20:42

I think this is the worst forum to ask about the name Wendy on grin

If I reread your op it grows on me a little more each time.

user1483387154 Fri 07-Apr-17 16:20:57

Sorry but I don't like it

Barrytheunicorn Fri 07-Apr-17 16:21:23

Sorry I'm another one who dosnt like Wendy.
Have you though of other 'ie/y' ending names like
Emmie / Emmy

Shamoffour Fri 07-Apr-17 16:21:29

The books there are frequent threads about being Wendied on mumsnet!

badabing36 Fri 07-Apr-17 16:24:01

Being wendied is just a mumsnet thing.

I'm not a big fan, but if you like it do it. It's a proper name and it's not offensive, you're baby is 6 weeks old get cracking. No name is going to be universally loved. Once she has a name it will just be her.

SuperSix77 Fri 07-Apr-17 16:24:03

Not too keen on Wendy. Sorry. Betsy's gorgeous though. I'd avoid another 'Y' ending name.

silver1977 Fri 07-Apr-17 17:11:29

Exactly! People may think that of you if they don't know you though! But nobody else's opinion should alter yours so if you love it go for it, if you have doubts though I would look for alternatives! There are so many lovely girls name to be had that would go lovely with Betsy.

Never heard of being wendied before either hmm

GuinessPunch Fri 07-Apr-17 17:31:05

Really awful.

VioletPeggs Fri 07-Apr-17 17:34:09

Wendy is a total bitch on here.

You'll never get a good response on MN. It's an insult grin

Oysterbabe Fri 07-Apr-17 17:36:26

I like it.
Most people in the real world don't know what being Wendied means.

CaoNiMartacus Fri 07-Apr-17 17:41:48

I really like it. I have two lovely relatives with this name, so I might be biased.

TinfoilHattie Fri 07-Apr-17 17:44:38

I''ve only heard of "being wendied" on Mumsnet.

Wendy is a good choice - everyone knows it so you aren't going to get quizzical expressions, but it's not a popular choice in 2017 so she won't be one of many in her class. Wendy is fine at all stages of her life too.

muntcunch Fri 07-Apr-17 17:58:58

Trendy Wendy

AlakazamAlakazoom Fri 07-Apr-17 18:02:27

I love it OP, was on our shortlist for DD. Unusual and pretty, & fun Peter Pan link. I'd love to meet a baby Wendy!

Logolphin Fri 07-Apr-17 18:50:40

First thing I thought of was being Wendied! Also I find the way Wendy fauns over Peter very annoying, I prefer a strong role model.

How about Susie?

Logolphin Fri 07-Apr-17 18:51:14

Bendy Wendy

Hellofromme Fri 07-Apr-17 18:52:20


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