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Buffythebabywearer Thu 27-Apr-17 19:52:04

I like Cicely (after Cicely, Alaska) but not Cecily - would it just be a pain in the bum / spelling chore for a DD?

MagnumAddict Thu 27-Apr-17 19:54:56

How is it pronounced - Sicily?

CaulkheadNorth Thu 27-Apr-17 19:54:58

Is cicely pronounced like Cecily or like Sicily?

Rockaby Thu 27-Apr-17 19:55:38

Is it pronounced the same as Sicily? It's pretty, but I think I prefer Cecily. Would it be a first or middle name? I think it would be fine as a middle name, but maybe a bit annoying to have to spell out a lot as a first name.

Buffythebabywearer Thu 27-Apr-17 19:55:43

Pronounced like Sicily, yes.

Rockaby Thu 27-Apr-17 19:55:54

X post!

MagnumAddict Thu 27-Apr-17 19:57:25

It looks a but awkward to read for my eyes if that makes sense, not sure if it looks misspelled as such. I like how it sounds but prefer Cecily which I think is lovely.

UrsulaPandress Thu 27-Apr-17 19:57:30

Love it.

CaulkheadNorth Thu 27-Apr-17 20:00:33

I think I would expect it to be spelt Sicily if it's pronounced that way.

Tricky name to pronounce if you have a lisp.

allegretto Thu 27-Apr-17 20:02:03

I like it. I definitely wouldn't write it Sicily though- Cicely is the proper spelling.

Slacktacular Thu 27-Apr-17 20:03:07

Dame Cicely Saunders is an awesome famous Cicely! I like it

girlandboy Thu 27-Apr-17 20:08:54

I know a Cicely. She's never had a problem with her name. I love it grin

Badgoushk Thu 27-Apr-17 20:10:06

I have always liked the name and considered for my DD x 2. But although I know it is 'Cicely', I thought others might think it is 'Sicily'. And I think the latter would be a horrid name, despite the exact same pronunciation.

NennyNooNoo Thu 27-Apr-17 20:36:05

There was a fairly well known children's book with a Cicely in - was it the Wool Pack? She was a tomboy which came as a surprise as I had pictured a Cicely as very girly.

Nessalina Thu 27-Apr-17 20:48:21

Cicely (pron. Sicely) is a botanical-based name, a herb I believe! I love it, it's on my girls shortlist smile Weirdly I'd not even considered Cecily, though Googling tells me it's a derivative of Cicely.
The meaning of the name however is 'blind' which is a bit of a downer confused

Buffythebabywearer Thu 27-Apr-17 21:18:19

Ness DS's name means bald (didn't look up the meaning until later ) so that would make a great pairing!

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 27-Apr-17 21:25:24

Gorgeous, but be prepared for questions Oh Was she conceived there

SuperBeagle Thu 27-Apr-17 21:48:00

I'd assume it was a misspelling of Cecily or Sicily.

Why not use Alaska? There's a book called Looking for Alaska (never read it, honestly) which has a main character in it called Alaska, so it might be a bit more acceptable than you'd think.

KatherinaMinola Thu 27-Apr-17 21:52:13

Lovely. I would pronounce Cecily the same as Cicely, btw - both as a homophone for Sicily.

WowserBowser Thu 27-Apr-17 22:31:22

But Cecily is Cess - uh - lee?

KatherinaMinola Thu 27-Apr-17 22:32:36

Can be pronounced either way, Wowser, like Cecil.

MollyHuaCha Thu 27-Apr-17 22:36:47

I like it smile

AvaCrowder2 Thu 27-Apr-17 22:37:41

Cicely is a name that I love. I think from flower fairies.

I like Cora too.

MyfanwyMontez Thu 27-Apr-17 22:40:03

I would pronounce it the way Wowser does.I think it's lovely and unusual.

WowserBowser Thu 27-Apr-17 22:40:47

Oh, you mean like See - sull. It's my dd's name.

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