Dodie

Thoughts on [name_f]Dodie[/name_f]? [name_f]Do[/name_f] you think it could be a stand alone name? Liking [name_f]Dodie[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u] at the moment.

I really like [name_f]Dodie[/name_f] - both as a standalone and a nickname for [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f]. I think [name_f]Dodie[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u] is sweet, although I’m generally more of a bold-middle sort of a person!

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Love [name_f]Dodie[/name_f], and I think it would make an awesome standalone. [name_f]Dodie[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u] is sweet.

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Dodie is super cute and edgy. [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Dodie[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u]! :blush:

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It’s nice, although not my favourite. [name_f]Dodie[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u] is sweet.

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It makes me think of “dodo”, as in the extinct bird. [name_f]My[/name_f] aunt is named this & hates it a lot — She goes by L!ly.

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I’m not a fan of [name_f]Dodie[/name_f]. It doesn’t sound very sophisticated to me. It also reminds me of Dodi Fayed (the man who was killed alongside [name_f]Princess[/name_f] [name_f]Diana[/name_f]). I would suggest using it as a nickname for something like [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] or [name_f]Dorothea[/name_f].

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When hearing the name [name_f]Dodie[/name_f], I think it can be a standalone. But I really don’t know if I like the look of how its spelled… I’d probably use [name_f]Dottie[/name_f], and use it as a nn to [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f].

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Normally I’m not a fan of using a longer name just to get to a nickname, but in this case I think [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f]/Dorothea with nn [name_f]Dodie[/name_f] works better. I haven’t really heard the nn [name_f]Dodie[/name_f] before so it sort of puzzled me at first. I don’t think it sounds bad, but it’s pretty unusual compared to [name_f]Dot[/name_f] or [name_f]Dottie[/name_f] so having a fuller first name would be helpful.

Also, it’s hard for me to imagine an adult named [name_f]Dodie[/name_f] so it might be nice for her to be able to use [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f]/Dorothea on resumes and in professional settings. But again, I’m not really familiar with the nickname so that could be why it sounds strange to me.

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I think [name_f]Dodie[/name_f] is sweet! I do think it’s worth looking up the Youtuber Doddleoddle— she uses this name professionally as a nickname for [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f], and would be the main association for a lot of the teenagers I know. Not sure how long she’ll continue to be popular but it’s worth checking out the association to see if it bothers you. I do like the name though!

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I like [name_f]Dodie[/name_f]. It has a deep and interesting sound

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I like this name, but I don’t think it can stand alone. I can’t imagine a grown woman named [name_f]Dodie[/name_f]. The name is super cute… but I can only see it on a little girl.

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When I hear [name_f]Dodie[/name_f] I also think of the YouTuber.

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The “dodo” thing is the only thing I dislike about the name. And I’d worry people would constantly be asking if it’s short for something. I’m an [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] who only goes by [name_f]Liz[/name_f] so I hate to give my child a longer name they won’t use. If I like [name_f]Dodie[/name_f], I’d rather just name them that.

I listened to [name_f]Dodie[/name_f] [name_m]Clark[/name_m] and I’m kind of entranced with her sound. She doesn’t have the most talent but I do like her vibe. I’d say it’s a positive association and makes the name seem more wearable.

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I actually came across the name because I want to honor a [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f]. I prefer [name_f]Dorothea[/name_f] to [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] but it’s such a mouth full. I’m an [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] that only goes by [name_f]Liz[/name_f] and I don’t want to give my child a long (even though beautiful) name that won’t be used. I don’t really like [name_f]Dot[/name_f] or [name_f]Dottie[/name_f] or [name_f]Dolly[/name_f]. They seem more juvenile to me. I have an easier time imagining [name_f]Dodie[/name_f] at different ages.

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Totally get what you mean about [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] vs [name_f]Liz[/name_f]. It does seem silly to assign a long name to a child if you intend to only call her by the nickname. That’s one of the things I love about my daughter’s short name ([name_f]Ada[/name_f]) and DH and I plan to give any other kids names that don’t really have nicknames. If you like [name_f]Dodie[/name_f], I say go for it! It’s a great way to honor a [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] for sure.

I’ve never heard of [name_f]Dodie[/name_f] [name_m]Clark[/name_m]! [name_f]Glad[/name_f] you found a positive association with the name! :slight_smile:

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Dodie is sweet, and [name_f]Dodie[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u] is a lovely combo! I tend to agree with you about just putting what you want to call them on the birth certificate. There are some exceptions to that for me, but I think [name_f]Dodie[/name_f] works fine. [name_f]My[/name_f] first thought was also the singer, but for me she’s a positive association.

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I love [name_f]Dottie[/name_f]/Dot but there’s something about the long ‘o’ in [name_f]Dodie[/name_f] that rubs me the wrong way. [name_f]Dodo[/name_f] too. It sounds like an insult or something?

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Is it pronounced [name_f]Dottie[/name_f]? I can only see it at [name_f]Doe[/name_f] [name_f]Dee[/name_f]… if [name_f]Dottie[/name_f] is the pronunciation then I’d spell it [name_f]Dottie[/name_f] to avoid confusion. I’m all for just naming children what you’ll call them so you can definitely name them a “nickname” name instead of [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f]. But I’d use [name_f]Dottie[/name_f] over [name_f]Dodie[/name_f]. [name_f]Dottie[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u] is so cute!

Its interesting- not a name I have heard so I find it refreshing actually. It reminds me of a doe as opposed to a dodo. It also reminds me of the word “dote” which I think is cute.

However, it leans itself to word associations and sounds like a sound to me too much.

I think it would use it as a nickname instead of a stand alone name so she would have options or in case she outgrows it because it also sounds cutesy.

I don’t hate it but I’m not a huge fan of [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] or [name_f]Dorothea[/name_f] to begin with although I did recently find out it was my husband’s great grandmother’s name and she was an amazing person so trying to like it.

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