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Millicent - too old fashioned, or come full circle?

(31 Posts)
JumeirahJane Tue 14-Jul-09 11:03:06

Trying to avoid the top 100 names - Millicent for a little girl, but shorten to the better-known Millie for everyday?

ihavenosecrets Tue 14-Jul-09 11:14:47

Lovely. smile

suwoo Tue 14-Jul-09 11:19:31

Its my niece's name, she is 9.

Millie is always described on MN as one of the most popular girls names around.

mrswoolf Tue 14-Jul-09 11:35:17

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tummytickler Tue 14-Jul-09 12:29:15

Oh - I lurve Mildred, but dont like nn Millie - which is what puts us off!

JJ - I love Millicent, it is lovely.

ZacharyQuack Tue 14-Jul-09 12:30:21

Millicent is so pretty.

TheTeaThings Tue 14-Jul-09 13:34:32

I smile every time I hear this name smile

thirtysomething Tue 14-Jul-09 13:52:29

great name but will always be shortened to Millie so you'll only get Millicent on official documents, school registers etc- if you're ok with this go for it!!

JumeirahJane Tue 14-Jul-09 14:00:25

thanks all

Gateau Tue 14-Jul-09 15:49:30

Millicent - very pretty. But I don't like Millie.
Mildred? No!! Not when it conjures up images of randy Mildred Roper!

castille Tue 14-Jul-09 15:56:29

Oh I love Millicent
DH wouldn't have it and it sounds silly with our surname but it's a secret love of mine

Raahh Tue 14-Jul-09 16:14:50

I have a Millicent (mn Elizabeth)- she is 3 in August. We call her Millie most of the time, but I love her full name. I don't mind Millie being popular- not that i have actually come across another near here. lots of Maisies and Mollys though...

paisleyleaf Tue 14-Jul-09 16:16:44

I can't not think of Millicent Bystander now
(Flushed Away)

Raahh Tue 14-Jul-09 16:17:54

Rofl- Flushed Away is ds's favourite film- he loves the Millicent Bystander bit!!

paisleyleaf Tue 14-Jul-09 16:20:46

"You look pretty ridiculous now Millicent"!

Raahh Tue 14-Jul-09 16:22:05

pmsl- it's one of the few kids films i can watch over and over- alot of it goes over ds's head....

jellybeans Tue 14-Jul-09 16:25:21

I really don't like it, far far too old lady. I feel may get teased as the kids with old fashioned names often do at secondary. Stick with just Millie.

paisleyleaf Tue 14-Jul-09 16:29:02

ikwym Raahh, me and DH love it

sockmonkey Tue 14-Jul-09 16:40:11

I thought of Millicent Bystander too. Love that film.

nickelbabe Tue 14-Jul-09 16:57:47

is it pronounced Millicent or millicent?

I never knew, but i always said millicent margaret amanda when talking about millymollymandy

lou031205 Tue 14-Jul-09 17:19:36

DD1 is Millicent. She is 3.6, and we use Millie as a NN. (Millicent)

Raahh Tue 14-Jul-09 17:24:38

Nickelbabe- you have me thinking now- I think (just to be awkward), I put equal stress on each syllable Mill-i-cent. But I am confusing myself thinking about it.
DH says it pronounced Mon-stergrin

sophiesmummie Tue 14-Jul-09 17:51:45

Anything Milli- just makes me think 'thousand' - millipede, millimetre, etc.

And adding Cent (hundred) makes it an even stranger combination imo: "Thousand hundred"???

Maybe I just had too much Latin in school grin.

Thandeka Tue 14-Jul-09 18:01:17

I think of Millicent bystander too- best film ever!

Scorpette Tue 14-Jul-09 18:02:33

tummytickler - If you like Mildred, my DP has a Great Aunt Mildy (pron. Mill-dy), short for Mildred. Think Mildy is sweet and not the now-v-popular Millie.

Milliecent is lovely - but everyone will call her Millie (it's popular for a reason though - it's sweet!).

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