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pipiz Mon 16-Jun-08 15:37:08

Just wondering what opinions where on this name - good or bad! nn would be Milly. Thanks!

littlelapin Mon 16-Jun-08 15:37:39

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tiredemma Mon 16-Jun-08 15:37:55

Cant stop associating it with Ms Parker Bowles

love milly though

scorpio1 Mon 16-Jun-08 15:38:14

i have a Millie grin

tiredemma Mon 16-Jun-08 15:38:18

what about amelia?

Fluffybitoffun Mon 16-Jun-08 15:38:21

Amelia can be shortened to Millie and is much nicer, IMO.

hanaflower Mon 16-Jun-08 15:39:30

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Miyazaki Mon 16-Jun-08 15:40:14

lovely.

it is quite rah-rah tho

bonnibaby Mon 16-Jun-08 15:51:04

Also prefer Amelia.
Millie is lovely(smile)

belcantavinissima Mon 16-Jun-08 15:56:33

i love love camilla. my df is called camilla but we always call her mills at her request. she is quite posh tho
i wanted camelia when dd was born but even that made dh think of parker-bowles hmm. he can be quite stupid tho sometimes lol

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 16-Jun-08 15:57:48

it's nice - my cousin called her dd Camilla and she is known as Milly

mankymummy Mon 16-Jun-08 16:01:35

hmm... reeks of horsey faced husband stealing flickety bye byes hair do... IMHO!

love milly though.

Marina Mon 16-Jun-08 16:05:38

It's a beautiful name, deriving from the Etruscan (pre-Roman Empire) for huntress. Interesting that Diana as a name shares the same meaning and similar origins wink

Ignore the royal connotations and go for it.

branflake81 Mon 16-Jun-08 16:30:50

Quite like it actually. Don't like Millie though.

henrys7thwife Mon 16-Jun-08 16:48:25

Too Parker-Bowles for me, but if the association doesn't bother you then go for it. Camille is much higher-brow in my opinion.

Raahh Mon 16-Jun-08 16:55:15

i have a Millie ( but she is a Millicent). I like Camilla, too.

MadBadandDangeroustoKnow Mon 16-Jun-08 17:27:45

Very pretty name and, as other have said, don't be deterred by the royal associations if it's the name you really want.

If you opt for Camille, you'll have to decide whether to go for the French pronunciation (Cam-ee) or the Anglicised one (Cam-ill). Whichever you choose, lots of people will get it wrong, which I would find very annoying but you may be more relaxed about!

pointydog Mon 16-Jun-08 17:30:47

posh

findtheriver Mon 16-Jun-08 19:07:35

Millie is silly.
Camilla I'm afraid just has too many royal associations

TodayToday Tue 17-Jun-08 09:47:59

What about Camille instead and shorten it to Cami? I know one who is about 17 (does have a friench mother though)and it sound slovely.

I like it. But, it sounds quite posh I think. Take that as a positive or negative as you like! Don't be put off by C P-B.

pinata Tue 17-Jun-08 10:31:35

a good friend of mine called her daughter Camilla and for a couple of weeks i kept thinking ..."Parker Bowles" every time she said the name

but it didn't last long and it has really grown on me - it's a lovely name and suits her DD

if you like it, use it - it's unusual without being difficult to spell or anything like that

Camilla123 Thu 03-Jul-08 21:48:11

My name is Camilla and Iv never been called Milly ... normaly Im called Camil

Altho I have a double barrel name so Parker bowels is an on running joke for me, [hmm}

amandine07 Mon 14-Jul-08 11:28:35

Hmm Camilla- instantly makes me think of Prince Charles' wife...not that I object to it as a name in itself.
Have to say I prefer Camille instead...

schneebly Mon 14-Jul-08 11:30:01

think parker-bowles

Camille is beautiful though

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