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tummytickler Sun 03-May-09 10:13:50

What do you think of Margaret?
I love Peggy as a nn, and also Maggie, but not sure aabout Margaret, I have never met oe under the age of 30!! (so due a revival possibly?)
i think the nn fit well with siblings but not the full name, but dont think Maggie or Peggy on the birth certificate is a good idea.
So would love some opinions, thanks

Bucharest Sun 03-May-09 10:14:45

I love Maggie. But Margaret is still a bit Janet and Maureen to me IYSWIM?
Needs another generation before it becomes old-lady-chic.

humptyNdumpy Sun 03-May-09 10:15:26

Doesnt it mean Pearl? Which is a lovley nn.

I personally wouldnt though

noddyholder Sun 03-May-09 10:17:05

I love it.Very swwet on a little girl.

tummytickler Sun 03-May-09 10:18:28

Humpty - couldnt use Pearl as a nn - i have a dd called Pearl already!

juneybean Sun 03-May-09 10:26:27

I love Margaret but not sure about Peggy, I like Maggie or Meg though.

Babbity Sun 03-May-09 10:33:11

Definitely coming back. Was on our list for DS2 had he been a girl, and a friend has just called her newborn DD Margaret nn Maggie.

mrswoolf Sun 03-May-09 13:46:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsKitty Sun 03-May-09 14:18:26

Can't recall having ever met or heard of any little girls called Margaret so think it would be quite unusual, and love Meg as a nn.

Am considering it as a possible middle name if we have a DD as both my Mum & MIL are Margarets.

TwoScrambled Sun 03-May-09 15:36:01

Love it! Its a classic that will last well as she gets older.

I would shorten to Margot

cazzybabs Sun 03-May-09 15:39:17

I am thinking of Margaret on the birth certificate but shortening to Peggy for real life for dc4

nkf Sun 03-May-09 15:39:40


nkf Sun 03-May-09 15:40:06

I like Maggie as the nickname more than Peggy though.

PuppyMonkey Sun 03-May-09 15:45:11

Don't like Margaret much (Thatcher connotations).

Peggy or Maggie a million times better on their own.

Hate the MN obsession with "must use a proper name on birth certificate." hmm

SamsMama Sun 03-May-09 15:46:37

Love Margaret! DH's church is St. Margaret's so it was on our list once upon a time. LOVE all the nickname options, esp. Maisy and Meg. (I'm a Meg tho so may be biased! ) Maggie, Peg, Daisy, Pearl, etc, etc. Even Ettie!

Thunderduck Sun 03-May-09 15:51:23

I don't like it at all and Maggie is even worse imho.

bargainhuntingbetty Sun 03-May-09 15:53:36

No it;s too old a name for a little girrl sorry.

Kwini Sun 03-May-09 15:59:28

I know a 25 year-old Maggie who's the life of the party! Also a Mary-Margaret who's anything but dowdy...

MrsEricBana Sun 03-May-09 16:02:19

Was about to suggest Margeurite but then realised I couldn't even spell it (that's my best guess above!). I like Margaret though haven't heard of any LOs called it recently and if push came to shove might have the same reservations as you. (though if my neighbour can call her daughter Elsie then anything is poss)

piscesmoon Sun 03-May-09 16:03:03

I love it-I don't know why it isn't popular-perhaps to do with Maggie Thatcher. I think Maggie is nice but not Peggy. It is a classic name.

mileniwmffalcon Sun 03-May-09 16:03:45

is fab and has a million diminutives, on a par with elizabeth as a classic imo.

MrsEricBana Sun 03-May-09 16:03:49

Yes I can think of a couple of young cool grown up Margarets

PuppyMonkey Sun 03-May-09 16:05:05

It is so not on a par with Elizabeth. hmm

piscesmoon Sun 03-May-09 16:11:28

It isn't quite on a par with Elizabeth, Mary,Anne and Jane but it is close behind.

jellybeans Sun 03-May-09 16:11:44

Too old lady/middle aged for me. I like Maggie on it's own though. I also don't get the obsessions to use a 'proper' name on birth certificate if you won't use it. Few names are now in their original forms anyway, long or otherwise. Most kids these days have names which originally came from other names. I have a long name, was always shortened, pointless just being 'formal' name at the doctors and during exams etc.

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