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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Ontario, Canada :-)

    Arrietty or Harriet?

    On a previous post, I said I liked Arrietty (ah-ree-et-ee) as a nickname for Harriet, but, I've been told by a few that it could work as a stand alone name. Being a massive fan of The Borrowers, this name is one I'm seriously considering if I have a little girl one day, but which would work best? Harriet or Arrietty?
    17. name lover. hoping to have kids of my own one day.

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  2. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Southlake, Texas
    I LOVE Harriet!! Its my most recent Name Crush (for a middle name).
    | 19 | INFP | Passions: art and animals |
    (Changing my name to Zoie Alyssa Willow.)

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  3. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Arrietty sounds much more current to me. Harriet has always been too 'old' for my taste.

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Liverpool, England
    Arrietty I've always liked it. I don't know if I could live with it being a made up name though

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  5. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    I love Arrietty! It's useable as a name on it's own. It's the name of a character in Mary Norton's 1952 novel 'The Borrowers', and a character in Hayao Miyazaki's animated movie 'The Secret World of Arrietty' based off of Mary Norton's novel. Harriet makes me think of an old, cranky grandma, so I've never been fond of it.
    Last edited by lilauburn13; April 24th, 2013 at 07:19 PM.
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