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Opinions of Dorothy?

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kitts81 Thu 21-Aug-08 21:11:12

I'm thinking about this name, and wanted some general opinions please.

hatrick Thu 21-Aug-08 21:12:36

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Heated Thu 21-Aug-08 21:13:21

Would you use the nn Dot or Dottie?

Yeees, I think I do smile

Heated Thu 21-Aug-08 21:13:50

Adore Dorothea, nn Thea smile

TigerFeet Thu 21-Aug-08 21:14:16

My middle name is Dorothy

I hated it, loathed it intensely as a child

At school I got "yellow brick road" and general teasing for having such an old fashioned name - and that was with a middle name

but, all that said,

now, I love the fact that my middle name isn't Claire or Louise like every other 70's girl - and old lady names are very much in fashion these days and I have heard it is making a comeback

So I doubt that your dorothy would get the stick I got

SO go for it

Katisha Thu 21-Aug-08 21:14:27

very nice name.

mamadiva Thu 21-Aug-08 21:14:29

Your brave posting on the baby names LOL.

Personally I don't like Dorothy, but I associate with old people IYKWIM and old style names are not my thing but if you like it go for it, it is a pretty name if you like it.

mamadiva Thu 21-Aug-08 21:14:31

Your brave posting on the baby names LOL.

Personally I don't like Dorothy, but I associate with old people IYKWIM and old style names are not my thing but if you like it go for it, it is a pretty name if you like it.

kitts81 Thu 21-Aug-08 21:14:58

Hadn't thought about nicknames to be honest.

MrsMattie Thu 21-Aug-08 21:15:40

I've always loved the name Dorothy.

FanjolinaJolly Thu 21-Aug-08 21:16:00

My gran was a Dorothy.She was a very lovely if slightly formidable lady

theinsider Thu 21-Aug-08 21:16:13

tbh I do quite like it, but it does make me think of "friends of..."

hermykne Thu 21-Aug-08 21:17:59

kitts please dont, maybe as a second name but not a first, have a friend and shes 37 and her name has always kinda been a behind her back joke even at this stage, shes dreadfully uncomfotable at times with it. plus in the gay world a friend of dorothy is homosexual.

medogsarebarking Thu 21-Aug-08 21:19:22

Hmmm, not sure - I do like it, but my MIL is Dorothy. She's lovely but I do think of it as an older person's name tbh.

abouteve Thu 21-Aug-08 21:20:48

Will get shortened to DOT. Sorry, I would not call a baby this name in this day and age, far nicer ones to choose from. Its not grandma cool IMO.

Thomcat Thu 21-Aug-08 21:27:39

I personally don't like it used in full but think Dottie is quirky and fun. Wouldn't be on my list of names, niot that I'm having any more ever.

I have an Aunty Dot. No-one has ever called her Dorothy.

Heated Thu 21-Aug-08 21:28:32

Dixie Dot - Anna Ryder Richardson possibly or someone similar.

TenaciousG Thu 21-Aug-08 21:30:47

Wat Heated said re Dorothea/Thea.

hellymelly Thu 21-Aug-08 21:32:42

Hmm-would be lovely where it not for the phrase "A friend of Dorothy"

TwoWindyDays Fri 22-Aug-08 12:41:33

Love it
It was top of my list of a long long time. Dolly and Thea are good shortenings too

Tortington Fri 22-Aug-08 12:42:23

if shes going to grow up to be a gay club or a fag hag

its perfect

EyeballsintheSky Fri 22-Aug-08 12:44:59

Cotton, sorry Have you got any family members called Nick?

Seriously, I need to think about it. At first thought it was a no but it's growing on me...

EffiePerine Fri 22-Aug-08 12:45:06

Like Dorothea

Tortington Fri 22-Aug-08 12:46:30

jon bon jovis wife is called dorothea

bitch

Khara Fri 22-Aug-08 13:21:19

Apparently Dora was a common shortened version of Dorothy in Victorian times. (I know because I'm trying to trace an ancestor known as Dora but apparently not registered as such!) So you could have a Dora the Explorer... Then again perhaps not!

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