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pgwithnumber3 Fri 19-Sep-08 09:04:34

What do you think? Cece for short?

sneekpeeks Fri 19-Sep-08 09:08:29

Thats gorgeous x

littlelapin Fri 19-Sep-08 09:08:45

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Spink Fri 19-Sep-08 09:13:04

This is on our shortlist too.. so obviously I think it is gorgeous.
Cee, cecly, cec, cece..

Botbot Fri 19-Sep-08 09:14:19

I like.

Anna8888 Fri 19-Sep-08 09:14:55

Pretentious.

EffiePerine Fri 19-Sep-08 09:15:35

I like it a lot .

littlelapin Fri 19-Sep-08 09:46:45

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Hadassah Fri 19-Sep-08 09:47:46

Nice name.

cupsoftea Fri 19-Sep-08 09:48:46

Lovely

Elasticwoman Fri 19-Sep-08 09:54:30

My dd2 is Cecily. Pretentious, moi? It's a good old fashioned English name, pretending to nothing.

EffiePerine Fri 19-Sep-08 09:59:53

Why is it pretentious? Lettice maybe...

Aitch Fri 19-Sep-08 10:01:35

it's not pretentious. it's just classic. wasns't there a cecily in the imporance of being earnest? cardew? she was hilarious.

pgwithnumber3 Fri 19-Sep-08 10:02:39

I don't think it is pretentious but hey, I can be pretentious if I want! I it a medieval name derived from Cecilia but one of the reasons I love it is that is also a form of Shelia which is my Mum's name!

Elasticwoman, do you mind telling me what your DD1's name is as well, would be interested to see if we have similar taste.

littlelapin Fri 19-Sep-08 10:07:20

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Elasticwoman Fri 19-Sep-08 10:12:24

That's why I chose Cecily over Cecilia, Littlelapin, even though I was thinking of the patron saint of music. But recently my Cecily said I should have called her Cecilia because it is an international name, ie the same in many European languages.

Depends whether you want a name that will travel.

Elasticwoman Fri 19-Sep-08 10:14:48

pgwith3 - dd1 is Bethan Mary. Bethan was her father's choice (hence I got my own way with Cecily, when he was a bit doubtful about it). Mary was after Mary Wollstonecraft, the first feminist. NOT the Virgin Mary. It fits in well with the nursery rhyme Bethan Mary, quite contrary ...

EachPeachPearMum Fri 19-Sep-08 10:15:54

It's a lovely name- we were going with Cecily Margot, but it's going to be a boy!

pgwithnumber3 Fri 19-Sep-08 10:17:46

Not fussed on Cecilia, I can't stop singing that Simon & Garfunkel song whenever I say the name <Cecilia, your breaking my heart> Even though I like the song!

It is so bloody hard this name game. <grrrr> I want to find something which is traditional and classic but not common - I have a Grace, which was not so common 7 years ago when we said we wanted to use it. But now, when I hear another Grace I want to spit. hmm

pgwithnumber3 Fri 19-Sep-08 10:19:47

Bethan Mary is lovely, what middle name do you have for Cecily?

littlelapin, when we chose Grace I did ponder over it and rang my Dad one day and said that I was thinking of calling the unborn Grace, Gracia instead. He laughed his arse off! Said it doesn't work when you are from Merseyside... wink

littlelapin Fri 19-Sep-08 10:22:37

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castille Fri 19-Sep-08 10:24:18

I know a Cecily - from a lovely, lovely family. She's a dreamy thing, gorgeous girl. Love the name.

Cies Fri 19-Sep-08 10:26:31

I like it. It works from babyhood to adulthood.

You can imagine "Prime Minister Cecily Johnson".

Elasticwoman Fri 19-Sep-08 10:29:28

My Cecily's middle name is Leah (not my choice!). Remember Rachel and Leah were sisters in the Old Testament.

Aitch Fri 19-Sep-08 10:38:57

lol lapin, there you go causing offence again... grin

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