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(26 Posts)
pgwithnumber3 Mon 28-Jul-08 21:18:10

Not for my DC3 to be but a name I heard today on a 9 month old baby, I was quite shocked as not a name I have ever heard a child called. I asked the grandmother whether they called her Edie but she said no, just Edith.

I am alone is thinking it was quite an "unusual" name for a baby?

pgwithnumber3 Mon 28-Jul-08 21:18:29

Am I alone in

Hulababy Mon 28-Jul-08 21:19:38

I know a child called Edith - infct her mum is a MNettter.

I think it is a nice girl's name, and I also quite like the shortenin Edie too. But like Edith in its own right.

fishie Mon 28-Jul-08 21:19:55

it is a lovely name. perhaps you haven't heard of edith nesbit? she wrote 'the phoenix and the carpet' and many other books.

edie is short for edith.

thisisyesterday Mon 28-Jul-08 21:20:06

love it, I know someone with an edith who is just over a year

MamaG Mon 28-Jul-08 21:20:29

I like it TBH

DorrisMcWhirter Mon 28-Jul-08 21:20:29

I love it, was on our shortlist.
Love Edie as well.

MsDemeanor Mon 28-Jul-08 21:20:39

It's very fashionable.

pgwithnumber3 Mon 28-Jul-08 21:21:54

I am not averse to it as a name, just a bit surprised as have not heard it for a long long time.

Nothing wrong with standing out from the crowd!

edam Mon 28-Jul-08 21:22:37

Darn, I thought this was going to be the baby name thread where I could finally go 'yes, great name, love it'. You have to have dc3 now, and it has to be a girl called Edith!

controlfreakyagain Mon 28-Jul-08 21:23:42

do you lead a rather sheltered life op? edith's / edie's 2 a penny round here.....

edam Mon 28-Jul-08 21:23:46

hang on, you are p/g with no 3 but are determined not to call her (if it is a her) Edith?

pgwithnumber3 Mon 28-Jul-08 21:23:50

Sorry edam!

mrswoolf Mon 28-Jul-08 21:28:45

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bythepowerofgreyskull Mon 28-Jul-08 21:29:55

I think it is beautiful.

edam Mon 28-Jul-08 22:27:02

spoilsport! grin

halogen Mon 28-Jul-08 22:29:20

I think Edith is lovely.

hester Mon 28-Jul-08 22:33:20

I love it - it's a family name and the latest bearer is my six year old niece. But yes, it nearly always gets shortened to Edie (love that too).

umberella Mon 28-Jul-08 22:34:24

no. it's awful.

umberella Mon 28-Jul-08 22:34:56

i love hester though grin

WendyWeber Mon 28-Jul-08 22:35:23

I know an Edith (siblings Tom, Alice & Mary) - she is 16 & a Very Nice Girl smile

Pruners Mon 28-Jul-08 22:37:27

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hester Mon 28-Jul-08 22:37:54

grin Me too, which is why I picked it - I have no non-MN connections with the name whatsoever. (Though a rather prolific MNetter told me it is her name in RL.)

Tinker Mon 28-Jul-08 22:43:50

I think it's quite a trendy name in particular circles. Not sure I like it though.

Tommy Mon 28-Jul-08 22:49:20

very fashionable now - and quite pretty IMO

I had a friend called Edith but she was Hungarian and it was pronounced "Ed-eet"

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