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Bertie for a girl

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LolaTheShowgirl Sun 31-May-09 13:23:15

Anyone like this?

lockets Sun 31-May-09 13:25:44

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EyeballsintheSky Sun 31-May-09 13:25:50

As a nn for Roberta or on its own? Nice if the former, not good for a stand-alone name.

lulu25 Sun 31-May-09 13:26:28

or alberta/albertine

ramonaquimby Sun 31-May-09 13:26:33

is awful

short for Roberta?
(also awful)

LadyAga Sun 31-May-09 13:29:07


tummytickler Sun 31-May-09 14:08:12

Love it.
We have it moving on and off our list for a girl, but ONLY as a full name to Roberta which i lurve!

beanieb Sun 31-May-09 14:09:19

I know a Bernie (Short for Bernadette) which is nice.

mrswoolf Sun 31-May-09 14:29:10

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lotspot Sun 31-May-09 20:05:56

I like it as short for Roberta (also like Bobby as a NN)

Not so keen on its own though

WolframAlpha Sun 31-May-09 20:18:55

Not as a proper name. Albertine ok-ish w Bertie as a nickname.

wrinklytum Sun 31-May-09 20:21:12

No don't like,sorry.

Bonneville Sun 31-May-09 20:32:42

Awful for a girl -sorry.

SoupDragon Sun 31-May-09 20:33:36

Dear god, why would you??

Greensleeves Sun 31-May-09 20:34:47

There were two German girls called Birte at my school who were called Bertie all the time. It was quite sweet in that context. I suppose short for Roberta it would be OK too, if it suited the girl in question - but only as a shortening.

LoveBuckets Sun 31-May-09 22:39:45

Reminds me of Berniece the horrid cousin in the song 'Berniece bobs her hair'

Clary Mon 01-Jun-09 01:13:20

I once heard someone say (on being introduced to a friend's newborn boy called Freddie) "oh I like the name Freddie for a girl".

My reaction was hmm which is similar to that for this OP.

Bertie is a boy's name. It's a nickname for Albert (or Bertram, or Wilbert maybe).

I really am not keen on boys' names turned into girls' names, sorry (eg Roberta, Nigella, Albertina, etc). Like them less than names that do for both boys and girls (and I have one of those).

nooka Mon 01-Jun-09 03:16:17

I think Bertie is a fairly horrendous name for a boy, let alone a girl. I quite like Roberta, but only because of the Railway Children, otherwise I agree with Clary it's a name which sounds too much "if only I had a boy but I'll have to make do IYSWIM". I would assume that any Bertie was really an Albert though - the Roberts I have known are Bob or Rob or Robbie/Bobbie for short.

AuntyAnna Mon 01-Jun-09 09:04:08

I like Albertine

belgo Mon 01-Jun-09 09:09:36


noddyholder Mon 01-Jun-09 09:12:11

I love it My grandfather was Bertie so I had it (Roberta) on my shortlist for girls.

Ninjacat Mon 01-Jun-09 09:27:37

I have a cousin called Bertie (short for Roberta). We took great delight in calling her Dirty Bertie through out her childhood.
She is now very resolutely Roberta to her adult friends.

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