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#1 Katie_bella

Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:57 AM

So EB'ers....Dorothy Mae? WDYT? NN would be Dottie/Dot

DD is Alice.....we like literary names biggrin.gif


Edited cos i spelt Dorothy wrong ddoh.gif (seriously, hormones suck!)

Edited by Katie_bella, 04 February 2013 - 11:59 AM.


#2 Gudrun

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:02 PM

It's OK.  I would spell May like this.  Dorothy is fine with Alice.  Not too keen on NN Dottie/Dot but nothing wrong with it.

I would like Dorothea May much better but it looks a bit long next to Alice. I'm liking May as a first name as being a bit different in that slot.

Alice and Thea would go well.

Edited by Gudrun, 04 February 2013 - 12:07 PM.


#3 Especially*Feral*

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:02 PM

I like Mae... But dislike Dorothy

#4 Banana Pancakes

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:05 PM

Im not a fan of Dorothy but I do love Mae. What about Mabel as a first name?


#5 9ferals

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

Dorothy is pretty cute - I wonder if you will end up with Dorrie as a nickname?
Ad Mae sounds lovely with Dorothy.  People might mis-spell it as May, but as its a middle name I don't think that it's a big issue.

#6 Shirley Sue

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

Love both  wub.gif first and middle names spelt the way you have them. Dorothy is pretty (without being frilly) and not too common.

#7 aidensmum

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

Sorry I don't like it. If I was Dorothy, I'd be mighty annoyed that my sister got Alice.

#8 Katie_bella

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:30 PM

Thanks for your replies, Mae is the name of a treasured family friend (spelt that way) which is why we're going that way. Also there's a big chance this baby will be born in May and i don't want people to think thats her name cos we ran out of ideas IYKWIM!

Mabel Mae seems like a bit of a mouthful to me, but thanks for the idea. biggrin.gif

#9 Plaxy

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

Dorothy is sweet, and I think it's a name we'll see more of, though at the moment it still feels a little old-fashioned. I like the NNs. Others are Dolly, Dodie. Dorothy Mae works together.

Florence for another name of same style?

#10 emlis22

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

I like Dorothy, and Dot, but I love Dorothea. Dorothea Mae is stunning.

#11 sparkles30

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

Love Mae, can't stand Dorothy sorry, but that's probably a name association thing for me.

#12 Jenferal

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

I really like it.
My husband's grandmother is Dorothy, but called Dot.
I think it can work for all ages.

#13 Jess1308

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:23 PM

Cute! I also favour Mae, as I have a Harley Mae wink.gif

#14 alwayshappy

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:25 PM

I don't like Dorothy at all ohmy.gif,  old ladies name. Mae is fine.

#15 kelbelblue

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:35 PM

I think it sounds really sweet, love the nn Dot!


#16 Lyra

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

QUOTE (aidensmum @ 04/02/2013, 01:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry I don't like it. If I was Dorothy, I'd be mighty annoyed that my sister got Alice.



QUOTE (alwayshappy @ 04/02/2013, 02:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't like Dorothy at all ohmy.gif,  old ladies name. Mae is fine.



all of this!

Although, I quite like Mae spelt that way



#17 MissingInAction

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

WDIT?

"D.O.R.O.T.H.Y she's my favourite dinosaurrrr"


#18 Z-girls rock

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:39 PM

I had a lovely lovely old friend with the name Dorothy which is the only thing that makes me like the name.

I dislike the nn's Dot and Dottie.

Dorothea to me is much much nicer.

Dorothy Mae definatly has a style to it. and does suit Alice so that is good.

I think Mabel is lovely. Florance is lovely.

#19 Gudrun

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:01 PM

Dorothea Mae, NN Thea?

#20 ~river song~

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:03 PM

love it, its my grandmothers name and she was the loveliest person I ever knew

#21 noi'mnot

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:05 PM

I think Dorothy Mae is lovely. original.gif

#22 Peppery

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:12 PM

I think they sound lovely together but Dorothy is NMS.

#23 Fluster

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:13 PM

Love Dorothy Mae, love Dorothea Mae just that little bit extra.

#24 kerilyntaryn

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:14 PM

Dorothy Mae goes well with Alice,  Dorothea Mae

what about Alice and Heidi Mae - 2 good literary names

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 04 February 2013 - 02:15 PM.


#25 purple_daisy

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:14 PM

I like Dorothy, and think Dorothy Mae has a nice ring to it. I think that a longer name like dorothy needs a short and sharp mn so mae is a great choice IMO.

I had Dorothy on my list for this bub but when I mentioned it to a few people I got such negative reactions ranging from the wiggles character to 'old lady's name' to 'spotty dotty' etc that I decided not to go down that route.

Personally I think it has a lovely old world charm to it but not everyone sees things our way OP original.gif




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