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(36 Posts)
Iwantallthesleep Mon 27-Nov-17 06:44:12

On Henrietta?

CheapSausagesAndSpam Mon 27-Nov-17 07:35:00

I don't like it much. It's got a bit of a "snooty" ring to it for want of a better word.

In the same was that Tarquin has.

TinoTheArtisticMouse Mon 27-Nov-17 07:35:36

I really like it. I often dislike the diminutives of names, but Hetty and Hennie are both adorable.

Ellieboolou27 Mon 27-Nov-17 07:36:48

I like classic names but not keen on this one

FaithEverPresent Mon 27-Nov-17 07:44:06

It really depends on the surname. You have to think it through. It does sound like ‘Henry ate a’ if you say it fast. I knew a Henrietta Mann once. Not an easy name to live with! I think there are other names out there which are far nicer.

Caulk Mon 27-Nov-17 07:46:24


Quartz2208 Mon 27-Nov-17 07:47:54

I like Etta as a nickname

pipilangstrumpf Mon 27-Nov-17 08:13:47

Lovely classic name!

BertrandRussell Mon 27-Nov-17 08:16:22

I prefer Harriet, personally.

But I don't really like it when girls are given names that are diminutives of boy's names........

17caterpillars1mouse Mon 27-Nov-17 08:55:11

Love it nn Hettie. It was my back up choice for DD and is now the name of her lovie

MammieBear Mon 27-Nov-17 09:28:08

Gives lots of Nn options on the plus side, it's like Albertine and Wilhelmina.

SuperBeagle Mon 27-Nov-17 09:29:46

Don't like it. It was my great grandmother's name. She was apparently a tyrant, so my association with the name has compounded my dislike for it. grin

teaortequila23 Mon 27-Nov-17 09:35:32

I love it!
I’m sick of people (celebs) naming their kids weird names that are not names and I feel like we should bring back the classics!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 27-Nov-17 10:30:40

❤️ Etta.

grasspigeons Mon 27-Nov-17 10:45:24

Its a nice name. It wouldn't raise any eyebrows, there aren't lots of them, people know how to spell it.
I personally prefer Harriet or Marietta but its not my baby.

TheodoreTheChipmunk Mon 27-Nov-17 14:30:21

Not nice.

Olivelor Mon 27-Nov-17 14:44:47

Henrietta does not sound great to me too. How about Henriella or even Hennie.

bridgetreilly Mon 27-Nov-17 17:05:32

Henrietta is a lovely name. Hettie, Henry, Hennie, Etta - lots of lovely nicknames as well.

Henriella is, well, not a name.

Pemba Mon 27-Nov-17 17:35:07

Don't like it, clunky and a bit stodgy and quite a mouthful. Harriet is much nicer.

Iwantallthesleep Mon 27-Nov-17 18:52:47

I really like Harriet, but a number of my friends already have little Harriet's .
I like the Etta at the end of th name, and girls name with end in ette too (like Bernadette)
Any suggestions would be most welcome smile

Iwantallthesleep Mon 27-Nov-17 18:53:20

*girls names which end in ette

Tinselistacky Mon 27-Nov-17 18:56:18

Ah Henrietta. ..
Our lovely sadly no longer with us chicken!!
Hettie instead?

Iwantallthesleep Mon 27-Nov-17 19:28:00

Ha it does sound a superb name for a feathery friend ! I like hettie, but want a fuller name for her b.c smile

Didntcomeheretofuckspiders Mon 27-Nov-17 19:40:41

Lol Faith I wonder if we knew the same Henrietta Mann? shock

AdaColeman Mon 27-Nov-17 19:42:05

I really like it, much more so than Harriet or Hilary.
I'm not keen on Etta as a nn though, Hettie or Hattie are much sweeter.

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