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Brodie/Brody

(17 Posts)
AyeWhySwim Thu 26-Apr-18 20:25:00

What do people think of the name Brody/Brodie? Which spelling is preferable? Are there any associations - negative or positive? Thanks!

AyeWhySwim Thu 26-Apr-18 20:26:07

And are there any alternatives that would have a similar feel that we may like to consider? Thanks!

AyeWhySwim Thu 26-Apr-18 21:08:32

No one?

HoratioNightboy Thu 26-Apr-18 21:15:11

I like it, spelled Brodie.

But with any speIling, I think it's only good on a boy. I've known a few girls named Brodie and it never seems to suit them.

AllPowerfulLizardPerson Thu 26-Apr-18 21:21:21

I'd think 'Homeland'

It's a surname used as name, and the character is male. I definitely see it as a boys name

FATEdestiny Thu 26-Apr-18 21:23:45

My dog's name is Brodie.

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AyeWhySwim Thu 26-Apr-18 21:26:32

It’s definitely for a boy. And is a traditional Scottish name isn’t it? Rather than just a surname-turned-first name? Am I right in thinking that?

HoratioNightboy Thu 26-Apr-18 21:32:39

It's one of these names with uncertain origins, but it seems to most likely be derived from Brud, the name of several Pictish kings. It definitely predates the use of surnames, and in its modern form has been recorded as a forename since c1750, so yes, I'd say it's pretty traditional!

AyeWhySwim Thu 26-Apr-18 21:35:53

Wow @HoratioNightboy! Thanks for the in depth knowledge! Not that there’s anything wrong with surname names either though.

Freyanna Thu 26-Apr-18 21:38:27

I like Brodie, for a boy.

Sophronia Thu 26-Apr-18 21:39:37

I prefer the Brodie spelling.

HoratioNightboy Thu 26-Apr-18 21:41:43

You're welcome AyeWhy! Scottish names are my hobby, hence the nerdiness...

boymum9 Thu 26-Apr-18 21:46:29

I love it, we were between that and another name for ds2, we went with the other name and I still kind of regret it!

AyeWhySwim Thu 26-Apr-18 21:49:04

Gutted - turns out DH dislikes it

Gemz1806 Thu 26-Apr-18 21:52:59

Im scottish and I think l Brodie is the boy's spelling and Brody is the girls spelling from what and who I know. Im not 100% sure how factual that is but the 2 Brodie boys I know are spelt that way and the 1 girl Brody I know is spelt this way. Hope this helps!! Its a lovely name. The Red King I think its meaning is. It so happens two of the Brodies i know have red hair!!

chezmk1988 Thu 26-Apr-18 22:24:26

I like it. I would spell it Brodie

TatianaLarina Fri 27-Apr-18 09:28:34

Brodie is Scottish, Brody is Irish.

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