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#1 sunflower08

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:11 AM

Hello all original.gif
My husband and I are expecting a lovely little girl in the near future and are currently torn in regards to names. Thought I would just gain a little advice from other expectant or current parents.

Ok..so its out of Georgia or Georgie. (Sounds simple enough but we are finding neither of us a budging on this one).
I like the name Georgia but my husband feels that he will be calling her Georgie even if we did go with that and so would prefer to just name her Georgie. In my defence if we call her Georgia she can still be called Georgie if she wishes but still also has other options down the track if she would prefer something more formal.

I guess what I'm really curious is what you all think has a nicer ring to it and also what you think is nicer for a girls name.


Would appreciate your thoughts..

Edited by sunflower08, 16 February 2013 - 09:49 PM.


#2 emlis22

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:15 AM

Georgia for me! That way you can call her Georgie, Geo, G. Despite preferring Georgia anyway, I think it goes better with your surname.

#3 WithSprinkles

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:15 AM

I'm with you. Georgie is a fantastic nickname but I think you're better off giving her a formal name so she has more options when older.

Also Georgie Boyes reminds me of the Seekers song "Georgie Girl" (even though it is girl not boy!)

#4 Bluenomi

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:19 AM

I'd go with Georgia. I find it's better to give them a full name so they have that to use as an adult. If you name them the nickname you loose that option!

#5 hopinfor5now!!

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:32 AM

biased here as we have Georgie! i have always loved the name as i used to look after a Georgie when i did family day care & she was the most relaxed, happy natured easy going child i had met. and strangley enough, so is our Georgie.

i think Georgia is alot more common & Georgie is a little(emphasis on the little) bit different without being way out there. Admittedly people do assume I have said 'Georgia' when asked for her name. And as for the nickname thing, she gets George more than Georgie.


#6 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:41 AM

I have a Georgina who prefers to be called Georgie but frequently gets called Georgia by new acquaintances - probably because Georgia has become more common than Georgina.

To me it is a feminine but strong name and the longer form still allows for a nickname - this is useful as you can still use the full name when yelling at them.

Just don't go down the path of spelling it Jorja.......absolutely atrocious.

#7 Zanbam

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:44 AM

I'm with you. It's nice that she will have options if she is a Georgia. Think of future job applications - Georgie looks pretty informal and like a nn.

I also think Georgia sounds better with your last name.

#8 kpingitquiet

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:45 AM

To me, Georgie is short for Georgina. I know some Georgias with the nickname Gi-gi, or Gia.

Plus "Georgie Boy" is an actual thing. A character from "A Clockwork Orange" and a song called "Georgie Boy"

#9 laridae

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:47 AM

Georgia.

Georgie is a nickname only IMHO.

Though I probably wouldn't use either with your surname.

Ever heard of Boy George?

Edited by laridae, 15 February 2013 - 08:47 AM.


#10 glasnost

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:47 AM

I love Georgia. DD actually would be Georgia if it hadn't been taken by one of DH's relos. Georgie I don't love quite so much.

#11 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:51 AM

I love Georgia and definitely agree with you over your DH.

BUT...

I wouldn't use either with the surname, and I would also rather find a name both can agree on rather than have both at loggerheads.

#12 calico

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:57 AM

I'd go with Georgia, even though i'm not keen on it.

Georgie reminds me of the nursery rhyme Georgie Porgie!

#13 DylMah

Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:00 AM

Georgia. But then I am biased because I am a Georgia. I get Georgie and George as NNs.

QUOTE
I have a Georgina who prefers to be called Georgie but frequently gets called Georgia by new acquaintances - probably because Georgia has become more common than Georgina.


I got called Georgina a lot as a child, and still get it now from people who read my name rather than hear my name.

Edited by DylMah, 15 February 2013 - 09:01 AM.


#14 julies1980

Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:04 AM

i have a georgina and she get called george or georgie... so if you like both names go georgia for offical name and georgie as a nickname for the family???....

#15 Bunbaker

Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:34 AM

Our DD is Georgia. She has just turned 8. I LOVE her name. I think it looks pretty and is lovely.

Georgia seems more finished to me but she does get called Georgie or even George alot.

Its funny because I really don't like the name George for a male but when I say George to her it seems girly.
I have had many people say ho pretty the name Georgia is!!

I would say stick with Georgia

Good luck

#16 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:41 AM

Georgia is my clear favourite

#17 Lishyfips

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:20 AM

QUOTE (WithSprinkles @ 15/02/2013, 09:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also Georgie Boyes reminds me of the Seekers song "Georgie Girl" (even though it is girl not boy!)


That was the first thought I had too! And no one wants their name associated with The Seekers! Shudder at the thought.

Georgia is a proper name, Georgie sounds like a derivitive of Georgina. Cute nickname but sometimes it's good to have the more formal version.

Actually, why not go with Georgina? Georgina Boyes sounds better than Georgia Boyes, I reckon, because it has three syllables. Gives the whole name a bit more weight and substance.

#18 Bel Rowley

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:23 AM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 15/02/2013, 09:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a Georgina who prefers to be called Georgie but frequently gets called Georgia by new acquaintances - probably because Georgia has become more common than Georgina.

To me it is a feminine but strong name and the longer form still allows for a nickname - this is useful as you can still use the full name when yelling at them.

Just don't go down the path of spelling it Jorja.......absolutely atrocious.

Agreed!

I am another Georgina who is often called Georgie. I much prefer Georgina to Georgia, but Georgia is still nice. I definitely would not use Georgie given your surname.

#19 Betty_D

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

Honestly, I'm not too keen on the combination of either name with your surname, but my pick would be Georgia to avoid the "Georgie boy" connotations.

#20 FlamingoG

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:32 AM

I would have to agree that it's not good with your surname - the Boy George factor, but also a fairly masculine name with boys. And she may well grow up and hate being Georgie for short, and people singing The Seekers at her, and go for George.

I know I did!



#21 MandaMama

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

I also agree that Georgia goes better with your surname. Like a PP, I also thought of the Seekers song "Georgie Girl" when I read "Georgie Boyes".

Congratulations on expecting a little girl!

#22 coco100

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

I have a Georgie who is 'just Georgie' and I really, truly love it. At the time I didn't love Georgina but it has grown on me. I do prefer it to Georgia although that is perfectly nice too.

I think te job application argument against Georgie is quite weak given some of the names which crop up in US politics for example... Mitt? Barack?

#23 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:37 PM

QUOTE (coco100 @ 15/02/2013, 04:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a Georgie who is 'just Georgie' and I really, truly love it. At the time I didn't love Georgina but it has grown on me. I do prefer it to Georgia although that is perfectly nice too.

I think te job application argument against Georgie is quite weak given some of the names which crop up in US politics for example... Mitt? Barack?



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#24 bakesgirls

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

I have a Georgia who we all call Georgie or George. I think Georgia is much nicer as a name and anything else can be a nick name.

#25 Country (deci)Mel

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

Georgia.

Not Georgie, not with your surname... it comes with A LOT of baggage!

QUOTE (kpingitquiet @ 15/02/2013, 09:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Plus "Georgie Boy" is an actual thing. A character from "A Clockwork Orange" and a song called "Georgie Boy"



Georgie Boy song... very sad.

Georgie Boy character... creepy!

Edited by countrymel, 15 February 2013 - 03:52 PM.





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