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Am I being a tad oversensitive?!

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veryindecisive Sun 26-Jul-09 22:07:32

Have named my baby girl Anna, Annie for short.

However, it looks like she is going to have red hair and I am worried that she will be subjected to teasing at school!

Would anybody else consider changing her name, or am I being a tad over sensitive?! (Can't trust the hormones at the moment!!)

smellen Sun 26-Jul-09 22:08:29

Sorry if I'm being dim, but why can't a redheaded girl be called Anna/Annie?

MovingOutOfBlighty Sun 26-Jul-09 22:09:37

Great name.

What the hell are you worrying about!!!!smile

thisisyesterday Sun 26-Jul-09 22:10:36

you're being very oversensitive! it took me a moment to even get what the problem would be.

honestly, it really doesn't matter

hester Sun 26-Jul-09 22:10:45

As in Annie the musical? I doubt most children have even heard of it. Anna and Annie are great names - and red is a brilliant hair colour - go for it!

veryindecisive Sun 26-Jul-09 22:12:08

Sorry - ie Annie from Annie the Musical had red hair...

as a voice of experience I know you get enough jokes about being ginger without your name adding to it!!

K999 Sun 26-Jul-09 22:12:31

My daughter was meant to be Scarlett and then she popped out with masses of red I changed it!! grin now has a lovlier name anyway!!

maggievirgo Sun 26-Jul-09 22:14:56

Oh I love the name Annie and I wouldn't worry at all!!! It's a character from a much-loved musical. NOt a serial killer!

Honestly, red curls are fabulous, and the name Annie is fabulous, really quirky and pretty but not trying too hard.

If people make a connection, just say, 'yeah' with a dull face.

pointydog Sun 26-Jul-09 22:17:22

why don't you call her anna?

plonker Mon 27-Jul-09 00:31:29

If she has red curly hair she'll be called Annie anyway grin but as maggie says, she is a fab character from a musical, it's not a terrible association smile

I totally disagree Hester - lots and lots of children still watch Annie ...'tis a great kids film that is still much loved by many.

Pointy has the best plan - if you don't like the association, just call her Anna smile

mrsradders Mon 27-Jul-09 12:53:08

my daughter has a mass of red ringlets and is often reffered to as annie lol i think its sweet (although i am glad we didn't go with penelope)!! lol


BikeRunSki Mon 27-Jul-09 13:47:21

DS would have been Anna/Annie if he had been a DD. I was DISSAPOINTED that he did not have red curls (mine is curly, my Dad's was red and curly; actually thought DS has red curls when he was born, then washed his hair when he was a few days old and relised it was blond hair with blood in. Gutted.). I never, ever, ever made the musical connection.

MamaLazarou Mon 27-Jul-09 17:25:43

How is Annie short for Anna? It is longer!

ilovesprouts Mon 27-Jul-09 17:27:53


hercules1 Mon 27-Jul-09 17:29:18

Lovely name. Don't see how Annie is short for Anna though!

ilovesprouts Mon 27-Jul-09 17:29:22

oops caps on blush

maggievirgo Mon 27-Jul-09 17:35:37

My dc have the dvd of annie and in this version, she has straight brown hair. hmmm

veryindecisive Mon 27-Jul-09 21:50:28

Hmm yes I see your point - Anna and Annie for long...!

Have also googled my DD's name (I obviously have too much time on my hands...) and it appears there is a series of novels about a woman with the same name, who is being tried for murdering her husband!!

I don't half pick 'em!!

jellybeans Mon 27-Jul-09 22:27:22

I prefer Anna.

SixtyFootDoll Mon 27-Jul-09 22:34:19

I dont see a problem with it
I always think 'Annie get your gun!' Sorry

crokky Mon 27-Jul-09 22:35:40

Don't worry about it. Nobody at school will make that connection. It is a really nice name.

bevlin Tue 28-Jul-09 14:52:12

Is it going to be curly and cut in a bowl cut - if not, don't worry, ha! I do prefer Anna to Annie though, classier. I imagine an Anna as classy, elegant and soft looking. I imagine an Annie as hard faced and rough! Can you guess I know an Annie!!

welovepinkmilk Tue 28-Jul-09 15:16:14

My Anna (18m) gets called Annie as a nn, initiated by ds (4) who used Annie from day one. No one so far has made an association with any characters in books or films but I do often get told what a lovely name she has.

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