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milene Sun 31-Aug-08 22:20:47

Any thoughts? An old lady name or cool again?

hughjarssss Sun 31-Aug-08 22:23:06

IMO an old lady name - sorry

Sushipaws Sun 31-Aug-08 22:27:10

All I can think of is Senga, sorry.

mrswoolf Sun 31-Aug-08 22:27:29

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medogsarebarking Sun 31-Aug-08 22:29:33

Oo, I actually quite like it. I like Aggie too.

differentID Sun 31-Aug-08 22:29:43

Please don't do it.

Janni Sun 31-Aug-08 22:30:50

Really dislike it, unless pronounced in the French way, something like 'Anniesse'

milene Sun 31-Aug-08 22:30:58

I'm not keen on Aggie, but do quite like Nessie, Ness, Nessa as cuter childhood nicknames.

halogen Sun 31-Aug-08 22:31:28

I love it pronounced in the French way, like Anyess, but I fear that's a non-starter in the UK because your poor daughter would have to explain it the whole time. The English Agnes is just one step too near to Doris and Enid for me. I do like old lady names as a rule, too.

platypussy Sun 31-Aug-08 22:34:17

Makes me think of witches. Dont know why.

bluewolf Sun 31-Aug-08 22:35:43

I like it and is it something to do with a lamb?

EyeballsintheSky Sun 31-Aug-08 22:37:33

I like it, but then my youngish aunt (in law) has a sister called Agnes so I've always been used to it on a younger person.

Ags Sun 31-Aug-08 22:43:48

Straight from the horses mouth - please don't do it! I have suffered it for 36 years and hate it. I always order things in my dh's name as I even hate saying it aloud. One cool model with the name is not enough to make it hip I'm afraid.

It means 'lamb'.

Candlewax Sun 31-Aug-08 22:46:31

Sorry but I immediately felt my heart sink -Agnes is for a really old lady.

Thinkstoomuch Sun 31-Aug-08 22:48:18

A friend called her little girl this and I was shock. I've had many years to get used to it and I'm afraid I still don't like it. She's such a pretty little girl and poor thing has a witchy name.

mumonthenet Sun 31-Aug-08 23:02:54

I think it's cute and cool.

What about this model - same name spelt differently - will she make the name trendy or will everyone avoid it for fear of being cringy?

jojosmaman Sun 31-Aug-08 23:07:36

Agyness Deyn's real name is Laura though, she changed it so she would appear "cool".

mumonthenet Sun 31-Aug-08 23:15:32

True, but it's not cool in the sense of manufactured....it's a very old classical name. That's why I like it.

Also love Elsie, which half the world thinks is old lady-ish and the other half think is really pretty and rather stylish.

Must shut up now...feel like I'm getting a bit precious.

grin

Anglepoise Sun 31-Aug-08 23:22:58

I love it and saw a super-cute one at Glastonbury this year grin

Might look as though you've picked it because of the model though.

jojosmaman Sun 31-Aug-08 23:27:41

ooh I like Elsie better than Agnes (have an irrational dislike of Agyness Deyn!!) but I am also partial to a classic girls name! I like Maggie, Edie and Esther too and if ds had been a dd she may have been Betty! But probably not, I would have bottled it and called her something more "common"

LittlePushka Sun 31-Aug-08 23:31:48

Rhymes with too many undesirablethings like...

Naggy Aggie
Baggy Aggy
Saggy Aggie
Raggy Aggie...

and worse.

Ags Mon 01-Sep-08 00:15:12

Yes littlepushka, and over the years, I have been called all of those and the worse ones too! Actually, to be fair, they are all quite accurate descriptions!!! grin

hatwoman Mon 01-Sep-08 00:39:59

I like it. agree with the others that the French way is particularly nice but I like the English way too.

brimfull Mon 01-Sep-08 00:43:36

I really like it.
MY gran was named Agnes and was most put out when I wasn't named after her as is the tradition in ours an many scottish families to name their children after the g.parents.

solo Mon 01-Sep-08 00:46:24

My aunt was named Mary Agnes and she absolutely hated Agnes. It's a hard and 'old' name.

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