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Heard a lovely girls' name today

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5inthebed Sat 08-Aug-09 21:24:46

Lydia! Or maybe Lidia?

Such a pretty name don't you think? I'm not pregnant, my baby making days are over, but if I had a girl, this would be on the shortlist of names.

ScummyMummy Sat 08-Aug-09 21:26:52

I love the name Lydia. Have a v good and local friend called Lydia or would definitely consider it for girl. One of my favourite friends met via mumsnet has a daughter named Lydia too.

msled Sat 08-Aug-09 21:27:09

Lydia, oh Lydia, oh have you met Lydia/ Lydia the tatoooooooed lady.....

I like it, but it's not that novel, surely?

RedDeadFail Sat 08-Aug-09 21:30:15

Fairly run of the mill name really.

Always think of Lydia Bennett (Austen).

jkklpu Sat 08-Aug-09 21:30:19

most people first hear it in Pride & Prejudice

wheresclaire Sat 08-Aug-09 21:30:33

I loved Lydia, really wanted it. But everytime I said it, DH said "Lydia Chlamidia". Such maturity.

Doobydoo Sat 08-Aug-09 21:30:58

My nieces's namesmile

hester Sat 08-Aug-09 21:31:40

I love the name Lydia. Wish I'd used it for dd.

Ponders Sat 08-Aug-09 21:46:10

Aw, wheresclaire sad I had the same problem with Charlotte (a family name I would have loved to use for DD1); when I mentioned it to a friend of DH's he said oh, she'll get Charlotte the harlot - which put me right off it...

5inthebed Sat 08-Aug-09 21:54:35

I've heard it before, but not for a baby. It makes a change from some of the regular names you hear though doesnt it, considering most of the girls on my estate are called Molly, Ellie and Charlotte (no offence to parent so girls with these names).

Nancy66 Sun 09-Aug-09 16:14:43

It is a nice name. Very popular at the moment though.

cheesesarnie Sun 09-Aug-09 16:29:25

i dont like it but only because it reminds me of school bullygrin

AmazingBouncingFerret Sun 09-Aug-09 16:38:29

I loved it until one woman who started at work about 2 years ago, started bringing her daughter in and shrieking "Lydiaaaaa Lydiaaaaa" Put me off for life.

FlyMeToDunoon Sun 09-Aug-09 16:48:07

I like it but I think imediately Lydia teapot

lena522 Sun 09-Aug-09 16:50:16

Love it, on my shortlist but the only thing putting me off is that it's something to do with the Spanish for 'bullfight', which partly ruined the pretty sound for me! I'm still considering it though

ProfYaffle Sun 09-Aug-09 16:57:42

I've got an Aunty Liddy so it reminds me of rather scary northern matriarchs!

Wilts Sun 09-Aug-09 17:11:41

My little sister is called Lydia. Poor girl get called Lid by us lot most the the time though grin

stleger Sun 09-Aug-09 17:23:45

I have a Lydia. She once was in a changing room with 2 other Lydias, one in her twenties from Russia, one a toddler who was born in Vietnam but was adopted by a Canadian woman. It is pretty international. (Sad that she'd love to be called Megan Fiona!)

5inthebed Sun 09-Aug-09 17:57:51

grin Megan Fiona. My DS1 would love to be called Jack hmm

naturalblonde Sun 09-Aug-09 18:07:09

Ooh, my dd2 is Lydia. I think it's lovely too. smile

stleger Sun 09-Aug-09 18:38:57

It comes out as Lyfic on her friend's mums predictive text, which is also quite pretty! It was the only name dh and I could agree on.

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