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I have rediscovered a classic girls name and I think it is BOOtiful

(42 Posts)
Jujubean77 Tue 29-Sep-09 12:24:43


I would call my next DD this in a shot, what a pretty, classy name.

GooseyLoosey Tue 29-Sep-09 12:25:34

Doesn't really do it for me - wrong images spring to ming. But have no strong feelings against it.

LadyMetroland Tue 29-Sep-09 12:26:13

I know a baby Sally

perhaps due for a revival?

BunnyLebowski Tue 29-Sep-09 12:28:28

God no. It's dull and 70's tastic.

hellokitty123 Tue 29-Sep-09 12:28:33

Not keen personally, but it wouldn't bother me.

suwoo Tue 29-Sep-09 12:30:54

One of the mums at school is called it. I like it for a baby girl, not much different to Millie, Lily and Molly et al.

francagoestohollywood Tue 29-Sep-09 12:33:37

It is a lovely name, imo

TheCrackFox Tue 29-Sep-09 12:35:11

I have always liked the name Sally.

Jujubean77 Tue 29-Sep-09 12:38:19

The Sally I knew was a very free- spirit, hippy, cool Mum of one of my pals so I may be influenced by this, but I still think it is pretty and strong at the same time.

Leda Tue 29-Sep-09 12:41:14

It is lovely, but once last year at the play area in Kew Gardens there were two little Sally's -- so clearly also rediscovered by others.

hatwoman Tue 29-Sep-09 12:43:28

I've always liked it. lovely name. couldn;t use it - as my dad's once OW now wife has a daughter called Sally. not sure if that's a good enough reason for us not to use it, but I was thinking of my mum...

Lio Tue 29-Sep-09 12:47:09

Sally is good name. She can be a folk singer or prime minister.

Lio Tue 29-Sep-09 12:47:28

Ahem, or anything else in between.

bran Tue 29-Sep-09 12:48:58

My Granny is Sally. Almost all my life (a very long time as I'm 42) I thought that was her given name, but I found out last year that her name is actually something else, Susan I think, or possibly Sarah. I must ask my Mum. I like it, it's one of those names that everyone knows but it isn't actually used very much (so far).

I would be tempted to name a child this (although my children came with names so I only got to give them middle names), although sometimes when I hear it it reminds me of a girl in my class who died in very tragic circumstances. I'd have to balance whether naming a DD after Granny would outweigh the memory of the other Sally. I think it's a cute name though.

mrswoolf Tue 29-Sep-09 13:12:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

smother Tue 29-Sep-09 13:32:46

Makes me think of Aunt Sally, friend of Worzel Gummage. But thanks for sharing your re-discovery with us!

Jamieandhismagictorch Tue 29-Sep-09 13:44:25

You are right, it IS a nice name, but with far too many 1970s associations ......

KnickersandVests Tue 29-Sep-09 13:50:22

It's alright. Quite....friendly I suppose.

ChilloHippi Tue 29-Sep-09 13:57:33

It's a nice, cheerful name. I like it.

campion Tue 29-Sep-09 14:44:40

It's a diminutive of Sarah ( not Susan) but has been a name in its own right for yonks.

What's 70's about it?

OrmIrian Tue 29-Sep-09 14:45:42

Can't stand it sorry. I never did like it much and my annoying neighbour is called Sally which doesn't help.

BettyTurnip Tue 29-Sep-09 14:47:54

Sally Webster - enough to put anyone off...

BunnyLebowski Tue 29-Sep-09 15:01:15

Exactly Betty....Sally Webster <shudder>

It's just a drippy, wet and thoroughly boring name.

Knickers0nmahead Tue 29-Sep-09 15:02:52

Tis a lovely name.

nappyaddict Tue 29-Sep-09 15:06:16

I love it too.

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