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Topsy, Lutina, Lowena, Dulcie and Bridie

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Flum Tue 14-Oct-08 23:44:46

any thoughts - are they all a bit too unusual and daft???

MinkyBorage Tue 14-Oct-08 23:49:38

Topsy sounds sweet, but em maybe a bit witty???
Lutina pretentious
Lowena don't like
Dulcie don't like
Bridie, like this, it's sweet

Shouldn't have answered this post, think we occupy different baby name planets, sorry! smile

MadBadandWieldingAnAxe Tue 14-Oct-08 23:53:20

Sorry, with the possible exception of Bridie (which for perhaps misplaced feminist reasons I don't like) they're too zany for me.

<<returns to Planet Dull>>

MadameCheese Tue 14-Oct-08 23:55:10

Don't do it!

Tinker Tue 14-Oct-08 23:55:57

Topsy sounds like a bunny
Lutina - is this a real name?
Lowena - ditto
Dulcie - don't like
Bridie - reminds me of a radio play I heard as a child where Bridie Murphy cut someone's head off.

BloodshotEyeballsintheScarySky Wed 15-Oct-08 00:02:56

What an eclectic mix! What's wrong with Bridie MadBad?

Flum Wed 15-Oct-08 00:06:21

I know a Lutina, she is somewhat pretentious but it came to me in the night last night.

Have loved Topsy ever since was first pregnant and am now probably about to have 3rd girl and still love it. Don't know why!

Lowena is Cornish, I like it.

I also like Lucy, Heidi, Judy, Darcy, Fallon, Claudia, Gloria, Clara and Portia.

Of all of them DH only likes Lucy and Portia

Lubyloo Wed 15-Oct-08 00:08:31

I love Dulcie. Have just finished reading a book with a character called Dulcie and have already noted it for future babies!

BloodshotEyeballsintheScarySky Wed 15-Oct-08 00:08:41

I love Judy. Have earmarked that if another dd comes my way

MadBadandWieldingAnAxe Wed 15-Oct-08 00:15:50

I'm guessing that Bridie is actually an abbreviation of Bridget but I'm uncomfortable with it sounding so much like Bride. It brings out the dungaree-clad feminist in me and makes me worry that so many little and not-so-little girls think that the most important thing they can do in life is to get married. Calling a girl Bridie maybe reinforces that.

But, as I said, I'm possibly reading too much into it.

brimfull Wed 15-Oct-08 00:20:02

liike dulcie and bridie

LaDiDaDi Wed 15-Oct-08 00:28:09

I like Lowena and Bridie from your OP.

I also like Claudia and Clara from your longer list.

nooka Wed 15-Oct-08 00:29:41

Not keen on any of them, except possibly as nicknames. Sorry!

Flum Wed 15-Oct-08 00:30:29

MadBad and wielding. I am not a total sop and pretty independent but the most important thing I did in my lifew was get married! Is that awful.......

mrswoolf Wed 15-Oct-08 00:32:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Tortington Wed 15-Oct-08 00:34:42

daft= the lot

Flum Wed 15-Oct-08 00:38:21

Relish the honesty - specially Custardo.

Also like Jane and Mary so not a total lost cause. I think if you don't have an automatic family name to use or a clear favourite - which we do for a boy then you just keep looking and get more and more way out.

Topsy is SUCH a NICE name though.

MadBadandWieldingAnAxe Wed 15-Oct-08 00:50:20

Flum - no of course it's not awful. Getting married is (obviously and hugely) significant. I just don't want my daughter to think that all her life is a preparation for being married, in case it doesn't happen for whatever reason. So I would have felt uncomfortable calling her Bridie but, as I said, I'm probably reading too much into it.

As I've said before, the opinions of a mad old biddy on the internet are immaterial. Pick the names you like!

Tortington Wed 15-Oct-08 01:03:01

wiki topsy from uncle toms cabin

A "ragamuffin" young slave girl of unknown origin. When asked if she knows who made her, she professes ignorance of both God and a mother, saying "I s'pect I growed. Don't think nobody never made me." She was transformed by Little Eva's love. Topsy is often seen as the origin of the pickaninny stereotype of Black children and Black dolls. During the early-to-mid 1900s, several doll manufacturers created Topsy and Topsy-type dolls.

The phrase "growed like Topsy" (later "grew like Topsy"; now somewhat archaic) passed into the English language, originally with the specific meaning of unplanned growth, later sometimes just meaning enormous growth.[22]


Tortington Wed 15-Oct-08 01:04:05

wiki bridie

A bridie or Forfar bridie is a Scottish type of meat pastry or pie, originally made in the town of Forfar, similar to a Cornish pasty in shape, but the pastry is not as hard and no potato is used. It is made of minced beef, sometimes with onions and spices, placed on rolled-out pastry and folded into a semi-circular shape; the whole thing is baked in an oven.

Tortington Wed 15-Oct-08 01:05:08

i love mary

if i hadn;t had a joseph i would have had a mary

couldnt have a mary becuse then i would have had to have a jesus

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Wed 15-Oct-08 01:16:20

Topsy is a cats name
Lutina sounds sill
Lowena I don't like but what about Rowena?
Dulcie is okay.
Bridie is a name it's a really old traditional name it's irish and means 'exaulted one' my little sister has already named her unconcieved daughter Bridie

WinkyWinkola Wed 15-Oct-08 01:18:35

Dulcie is lovely.

The rest are not my cup of tea. Topsy would be cruel.

Ellbell Wed 15-Oct-08 01:23:17

LOL at Custy's Mary, Joseph and Jesus... Would be kinda funny, no?

I like Lowena, precisely because it is Cornish. Have also seen Lowenna, I think.

I think that lutin is a gnome or a goblin or something in French, so to me a Lutina would be a little goblin girl. (I may have made that up, though, as my French is a tad rusty!)

I like Dulcie (reminds me of 'Dulcie Domum' who used to be in The Guardian years ago...) and (from your longer list) Portia (but is there a risk people think you've named her after the car, Porsche?).

Topsy is a pet's name, sorry!

Tortington Wed 15-Oct-08 01:25:54

the real irony is my youngest son refers to himself as Jesus - he has delusions of grandeur clearly ( he is 15!)

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