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Ashantai Thu 14-Aug-08 01:38:04

So what do you think of Pixie? My boss has just had her first bub and instantly loved this name (as did i smile)

Her OH had to be convinced but she held out and little Pixie is now 3 weeks old and just gorgeous.

There were a few raised eyebrows at work tho, but i'm glad she stuck to her guns grin

Weegiemum Thu 14-Aug-08 01:59:29

Do you really want to know?

Probably not, but you asked ... grin

I think it is just awful. Why would someone do that to a child? "Little Pixie" may well be cute. But one day she will have to go to school. She might end up being a 16 yr-old Goth. She might be a teacher and can you imagine the kids finding out (I'm a teacher with an unusual surname! I know!!). Or she might end up in a business where a serious "grown-up" name matters. Call her Pixie, by all means. I call mine all sorts of nicknames, but I like to think that if one of them ended up as the governor of the Bank of England, that they would not be ashamed of/ridiculed for their names.

There. Sorry. You did ask!

gettingserious Thu 14-Aug-08 02:19:12

I agree with Weegiemum. I think it's awful...but each to their own. smile

babyOcho Thu 14-Aug-08 03:56:20

Pixie is a cute name for a baby, but she wont be a baby forever.

suzywong Thu 14-Aug-08 06:53:19

it's a baby, not a kitten
quite ridiculous

thesockmonsterofdoom Thu 14-Aug-08 07:48:47

I like it.

hatrick Thu 14-Aug-08 07:51:50

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loobylu3 Thu 14-Aug-08 08:28:59

I'm really sorry but I don't like it all.

Funnily enough I was talking to my daughter recently (she is nearly 6 yrs old). We were chatting about baby names as I am expecting no.3.
I asked her if she would like to have been called Pixie (as a joke) and she answered something like 'no of course not, that's a silly name for an adult.'
Even a small child can figure out that it might lead to teasing!!

bikerunski Thu 14-Aug-08 08:59:05

Therws' a TV doctor called Pixie (McKenna, I think) and I am always a bit hmm when I see her. Doesn't seem like a very grown up, serious, professional name.

lilymolly Thu 14-Aug-08 09:00:13

fucking ridiculous

misdee Thu 14-Aug-08 09:03:21

but dd3 was going to be called Dixie.

rolledhedgehog Thu 14-Aug-08 14:46:35

It is a bit like wanting a puppy and not taking into account that they will soon grow up into am adult dog.

Ashantai Thu 14-Aug-08 14:55:17

Thing is, if you met her mum you would totally understand why she loves the name
I think Pix, for short when she is older sounds lovely.

I totally expected this response when i posted and tbh, finding this forum has just cracked me up smile

So many people up in arms about unusual names, others hating traditional name, but hey if we all thought the same, what a boring world we would live in eh grin

RubySlippers Thu 14-Aug-08 14:57:02

not my choice

at least give a "sensible" middle name

Weegiemum Thu 14-Aug-08 15:27:55

I think if you are going to give this I agree with Ruby, you have to also give a more "normal" name, to give the poor child some choice.

It might suit the mother, but is it going to suit the baby?

Must admit am prejudiced by imagining it being yelled across a park in Glasgow "Pucks - eee!"

Still think it is the sort of name that should be a nn, not a real name. We call dd2 "Honey" almost all the time, don't know why as we didn't have a nn for the others. We often call her that even in public. But her name is Rachel.

DRAGON30 Thu 14-Aug-08 17:13:22

There is a BIG difference between having an unsual name,(great!) - and having one that is just babyish! I have a friend with a v.high powered job who changed her name, as she could not face business meetings, and introduce herself thus; 'Good morning everyone, I'm Posy Willow'-!! WHAT?? We are choosing names for an adult, and the person they will become. That's what matters , not having all your friends say 'Oh, that's sooo cute!' .

Comerscroft Thu 14-Aug-08 18:10:18

Why not have 'Elf' or 'Sprite' or 'Fairy'?

I was in the Fairy six in Brownies (1960ish) and our Six Rhyme which we chanted while dancing round the toadstool, was

'We are the Fairies, bright and gay,
Helping others every day.

Stars22 Thu 14-Aug-08 20:39:21

I no a 4 year old called Pixie-Boo.

Reginaphilangy Fri 15-Aug-08 12:17:13


oysterpots Fri 15-Aug-08 13:57:59

I sort of like it and wouldn't mind if I was called that (either as a child or as a 31 year old).

But it doesn't fit the golden rule - elegant enough for prima ballerina but strong enough for prime minister... wink

Dragonbutter Fri 15-Aug-08 14:00:59

comerscroft, great idea for a thread? what were you in the brownies? do you want to start it?

mrsfossil Fri 15-Aug-08 14:06:49

Hello sorry pixie for a baby shock maybe your friends really wanted a cat

crumpet Fri 15-Aug-08 15:38:12

There's a Pixie in our family - 75 and it really suits her! Don't know if it is her real name or a nickname, but it's all she's been known by forever

cheesesarnie Fri 15-Aug-08 15:46:12

i knew a pixie at school,i quite like it.but this pixie was very big built and it just didnt suit her.(sorry if that sounds awful)

PoorOldEnid Fri 15-Aug-08 15:49:34

we call dd3 Pixie and she calls herself Pixie

it is not her given name though

I was pleased to see a Dr Pixie someone on the tv the other day though

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