Post # 1
My Fiance and I are no where near ready for kids, but we do talk about baby names a lot. I’ve read a few baby name posts today, and I was curious about the hive’s opinion of the name Dorothy.
It was my grandma’s name and she passed away about a year ago. We were VERY close and I would love to use her name for a girl if I ever have one. The thing is, I don’t love the name, but I do love the meaning behind it. We will probably end up using it as a middle name, but nothing really seems to flow with it (as the middle name).
I like the nickname Dori – but it reminds me of the Finding Nemo fish.
We also like the names Nora, Claire, and Violet but they hold no sentimental value.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2011 - Epworth UMC & Ward Pavilion
I actually love Dorothy, especially using “Dot” as a nickname. I always thought that was cute. Or I just loved Animaniacs too much as a child.
Post # 4
Honestly, I don’t care for the name Dorothy. And I really only think of the Wizard of Oz when I hear it. But it shouldn’t matter what everybody else thinks. You should pick the name you love! I LOVE Nora and Claire. I love that Dorothy holds sentimental value, but if you don’t love it, perhaps that isn’t the name for you? Maybe it would work as a middle name somehow as you said?
Post # 5
I’m not a big fan of Dorothy, but I think Dottie would be cute for a baby!
Post # 6
I think it sounds like a grandma’s name (sorry) but calling her Dot or Dori is cute. I would probably use it as a middle name and do something more contemporary for the first name.
Post # 7
I only associate it with The Wizard of Oz, but as a name I like it. Maybe it’s time for Dorothy to have a comeback!
Post # 8
My Mother-In-Law is named Dorothy but goes by Dee. When I was an intern, my supervisor’s name was also Dorothy. She goes by her middle name of Beth. Personally, I wouldn’t name a child that.
Post # 9
I love the name Dorothy, it was my grandmother’s name as well. Dottie would be a cute nickname! My grandma’s nickname was Gert… not sure how that one happened! Lol
Post # 10
I don’t care for it as a first name but I love the meaning behind it and I think it would make a cute middle name.
Post # 11
As soon as i saw the post i started singing songs from The wizard of Oz… Now Fi is looking at me funny… But I think I would like the name if it wasnt for The Wizard of Oz
Post # 12
i had a childhood friend damed dorothy – we called her dot. i really love the name
Post # 13
My grandmother’s name is Dorothy and everyone calls her Dot, so for me the name holds the connotation of an older woman, but if you love it- go for it!
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
It was my Mom Mom’s name, too. But honestly, it’s just not my cuppa tea. Maybe as a middle name?
Post # 15
@cannon: My grandma went by Dot! I totally forgot about the Animaniacs, but I loved them too.
@hisgoosiegirl: Don’t be sorry – it is a grandma’s name!
Anyone have any suggestions for a first name that flows well with Dorothy as a middle name?
I think Nora Dorothy, Claire Dorothy, and Violet Dorothy all sound awkward.
Post # 16
I guess I am kinda hoping it gets popular again. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it will anytime soon. I found this article Vintage Names: 100-Year Names That Sound New Again but Dorothy wasn’t on it.