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margotandjerry Thu 11-Jun-09 21:55:54

Really beginning to grow on me...

kif Thu 11-Jun-09 21:58:08

It's gentle.

Almost too gentle. No hard sounds at all.

It's rather lovely in a perfumed upper class old-lady way.

Have you though Cecilia (like in Attonement?)

Or Cecile (French version)

Or even Celia?

norktasticninja Thu 11-Jun-09 22:04:18

I love it and it's variants too, unfortunately the all mean 'blind', which put me off using it myself...

Beautiful names though smile

suwoo Thu 11-Jun-09 22:04:37

It was my first choice for this baby, but he is a boy grin. There are lots of threads referring to Cecily- I checked the archives. One factor, I foundd extremely off-putting is that the name means 'blind'. Might be no big deal to some, but I found that it bothered me.

norktasticninja Thu 11-Jun-09 22:04:43

the they

suwoo Thu 11-Jun-09 22:05:10

x posts grin

janeite Thu 11-Jun-09 22:05:52

Absolutely gorgeous.

loobylu3 Fri 12-Jun-09 09:43:07

Gorgeous-my beautiful 3 month old baby's name so I love it! We have had mainly positive reactions to the name, although some people have never heard of it before!

mrswoolf Fri 12-Jun-09 10:29:48

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goomum Fri 12-Jun-09 10:39:10

How do you say it?


sonniboo Fri 12-Jun-09 10:40:15

Sadly, the meaning 'blind' is not very nice...

sophiesmummie Fri 12-Jun-09 10:55:24

Lovely sounding name, but its meaning would put me off....

frisbyrat Fri 12-Jun-09 11:15:05

Nice. If the blind thing bothers you, how about Cicely, another derivative, wbut which is also a rather pretty plant

mrswoolf Fri 12-Jun-09 11:21:08

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loobylu3 Fri 12-Jun-09 19:34:10

I know what you mean about people being unsure how to spell it but I've had that with my older daughter's name too and even my son's name on occasion (which I though was pretty straightforward)!

The only problem I can see (if you can get over the meaning) is if the child were to have a lisp...

Thunderduck Fri 12-Jun-09 19:48:48

I love it.

coffeecups Fri 12-Jun-09 20:15:30

love it

barnsleybelle Fri 12-Jun-09 20:29:34

Not keen, sorry.

loveofotters Sat 13-Jun-09 10:11:09

Too overly posh

princessmel Sat 13-Jun-09 10:13:51

I know a Cecily and love it.

I had never heard it before though and it took a while to get used to.

dizzydixies Sat 13-Jun-09 10:30:30

I used Cecelia as DD2's mn and wished I'd kept it as a first name for DD3

they're all lovely smile

serin Sat 13-Jun-09 22:09:49

I love it, we would have had it for our DD but it clashes very badly with our surname.

thumbwitch Sat 13-Jun-09 22:11:29

fine so long as she doesn't have a lisp. I always loved it but as I got older the practicalities of it meant it slipped down my personal ratings list.

sleepyhead3 Sun 14-Jun-09 12:48:48

Love it!

sifuentes Mon 15-Jun-09 12:41:28

has been in my top 5 for a while

Also like Romilly.

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