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  1. #1
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    Sally

    A friend just named her baby Sally. Though I have never loved this as a nickname for my own name (Sarah), on it's own I think it actually sounds pretty in keeping with what's in style right now, along the lines of Lucy, Sadie, etc. What do you think?

  2. #3
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    Re: Sally

    Interesting question! My husband has mentioned the name Sally several times, in fact, but I haven't been inclined to use it although I like it just fine. I know he loves Lucy too, so I think that's where this comes from (I won't consider Lucy because its too popular now - we know several - and a relative with the same last name has used it; its also our cat's name . . . the list goes on). I think my hesitation in using it comes from two things: 1) I just want a more serious name for my daughter (if I have a another girl); and 2) my daughter's name is Jane, and those Dick and Jane books have a Sally, so it might seem too much like I just looked there (perhaps a weird thing to worry about).

    My personal reasons aside, I think its pretty cute, and it seems like it ought to stand on its own and not just be a nickname. At least for those who don't want a more serious name on the birth certificate.

  3. #5
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    Re: Sally

    I'd never thought of Sally as a nn because I knew a few of them when I was growing up (maybe more of a trend in South Africa at the time). The two Sallys I am still friends with are blonde, bubbly, lovely women (who both, for the record, have good careers) and their names suit them perfectly. I think some nicknames can be a bit lightweight as a full name (although I wonder if, in this generation, that will change), but I wouldn't consider Sally, Lucy or Sadie as being among them.

  4. #7
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    Re: Sally

    I like sally.. i've never seriously considered it because that's the sort of name i'd give my babydolls when i was a little girl.. but it's actually pretty cute..

  5. #9
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    Re: Sally

    I think it's pretty cute! It's vintage, charming, simple, and feminine. Plus, it reminds me of the character in Nightmare Before Christmas (some people might not like that, but for whatever reason it makes me like it more).

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