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  1. #16
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    It's a beautiful name sounding name I just shy away because of the meaning.

  2. #18
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    It's pretty, but too mild for my tastes. I'd go for Alexandra or Sasha or at least Cecile (the long vowel sound in the 2nd syllablle gives it a little more umph). Cecily sounds weak, though I would love it in honor of Cecily Tyson (it sounds better with such a strong surname).

  3. #20
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    I'd go with the fact that it means "blind".
    Also I know someone whose name is Cecily and she gets "SEA-SILL-ee" instead of "SES-eh-lee" a lot.
    I'd assume that this + how it might sound in a variety of different accents might dissuade parents.
    Yes, Cecilia seems fairly easy and would act as a guide but I think the -ia ending gives it a Spanish flair that get's lost with the -y.
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  4. #22
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    None of you have heard of Cecily Strong from Saturday Night Live? She is one of the newer players and pretty funny imo. That is where I first heard the name. I like it and never thought of "cesspool" until someone mentioned it here. Cecily peaked at #497 in the U.S. in 1989. The "blind" meaning isn't great but there are good namesakes.

  5. #24
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    I knew a Cecily growing up, but people always pronounced her name wrong. She got called "Sicily" (the city in Italy) all the time. I like the name, but that would be one reason why I wouldn't choose it.
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