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MakemineaGandT Fri 04-Sep-09 13:26:01

Thoughts anyone? I think it's lovely - traditional but underused and not twee

A niggling feeling tells me it is a little masculine though

stleger Fri 04-Sep-09 13:36:22

It is a name much loved by nuns, not at all masculine!

BonsoirAnna Fri 04-Sep-09 13:38:07


ninedragons Fri 04-Sep-09 13:42:28

Like it, but I work with one and everyone calls her Bridge.

If that doesn't bother you, it's lovely.

MakemineaGandT Fri 04-Sep-09 13:47:22

BonsoirAnna - yes but that will straight away lead to taunts of "Frigid Brigid" won't it?!

BonsoirAnna Fri 04-Sep-09 13:49:53

I doubt it - I know several Brigids and they never get taunted.

MakemineaGandT Fri 04-Sep-09 13:52:37

hmmm.....but I guess they are not in the UK? Brigid isn't an English it? (German I think?)

BonsoirAnna Fri 04-Sep-09 13:53:51


nooki Fri 04-Sep-09 13:54:03

The German (and French) spelling is Brigitte, which I much prefer!

BonsoirAnna Fri 04-Sep-09 13:55:19


MakemineaGandT Fri 04-Sep-09 13:57:42

ok, you're putting me off now. Brigid, Birgit....yuk...!

mathanxiety Fri 04-Sep-09 15:03:58

Brigid is the Irish spelling. It might make you think 'frigid' but only from the way it looks on paper. You would pronounce it with an '' sound at the end. Biddy is an old fashioned Irish nn for Brigid, btw. (hence 'old biddy'...)

mathanxiety Fri 04-Sep-09 15:05:52

Forgot to add I love the name and think Biddy is a sweet nn. Not too masculine, imo.

belgo Fri 04-Sep-09 15:07:08

Prefer Bernadette

MrsBadger Fri 04-Sep-09 15:43:30

I like it

pretty but not frilly (cf Helen, Rachel etc)

Doozie Fri 04-Sep-09 17:10:21

I love the name Bridget! Probably because I grew up with two friends called Bridget and they rock! They are called Bridie mostly which is cute.

Doozie Fri 04-Sep-09 17:12:00

I love the name Bridget! Probably because I grew up with two friends called Bridget and they rock! They are called Bridie mostly which is cute.

angelene Fri 04-Sep-09 17:17:15

I love it - it's my mum's name (in fact her middle name is Bernadette belgo). Unusual but not at all wacky.

She was Biddy at school (which was a Convent school so lots of Irish, although the Irish family always called her Bridget or Bridge).
She now likes to be called Granny Bridge by her GCs.

vanloadtovenice Fri 04-Sep-09 18:46:55

We know a Biddy - 4- not sure if she's bridget. Could you go Bunty for shortening, and would you dare!

ButtercupWafflehead Fri 04-Sep-09 18:52:14

Really really like it, but DH overruled me.

MaggieVirgo Fri 04-Sep-09 18:55:32

No. I just hear the word "saint" hanging in the air before it.

Biddy, the seemingly mandatory nn for Bridget is even worse.

KembleTwins Fri 04-Sep-09 18:57:40

My sis is Bridget. We call her Bridge. Some of her friends called her Briggy at school. She's never been a Bridie. She was the only one in our school, and I don't know any others.

millenniumfalcon Fri 04-Sep-09 18:59:27

i think it's lovely, my only association is swallows and amazons .

piscesmoon Fri 04-Sep-09 19:05:40

I don't like Biddy.

BrigitBigKnickers Fri 04-Sep-09 19:07:58


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