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Annie or Anne

Does does Annie sound childish and like it won't transition to adulthood easily?

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Asked by lizziebreath at 4:07 PM on Apr. 21, 2011 in Baby Names

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  • I like Annie....I don't think you would have a problem with the name translating to if you wanted to name her Kitty or Barbie you might have a problem lol

    Answer by Lucky209 at 4:08 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • Not a huge fan of either name to be honest but I would think Anne and Annie for a cutesy nick name.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:08 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • My daughter is Annabelle.... she started going by Annie in 1st grade. I know both Anns and Annies who are adults... and both names seem to fit them just fine.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:09 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • I would name her Anne officially on the birth certificate, then call her Annie. That's a great little nickname, plus, it will transition well into adulthood.

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 4:09 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • aww I like the name Annie :)

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 4:11 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • I love Anne because it's simple and classic like: Jane. Such pretty simple names rarely used these days.

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 4:12 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • If you name her Annie she will be called Ann by people who THINK that Annie is not a real name and just a nickname.
    Sadly, I don't like either name but, my parents chose to name me Annie and I get so sick of correcting people who shorten it.
    Annie is a perfectly respectable adult name however. Annie Lee was General Lee's mother's name. Another Annie Lee is an acclaimed artist. Annie Oakley. The mother on the (off air) very popular TV show 7th Heaven was Annie. The list can go on.

    Answer by Octobersmom at 4:15 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • We have an Annelise and we call her Annie. I didn't like it at first but it totally fits her. She can go by a bunch of things when she's an adult, including her full name.

    Answer by lovepotato at 4:15 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • I don't like Annie as a given name. It does sound childish to me and not like a name that will grow into adulthood with your child. I personally prefer Ann with Annie as a nick name.

    Answer by asmcbride at 4:22 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • You can look at it this way: Amelia is a grown up name that most people shorten to Amy. How many Amelias do you know as an adult? How many Amys?

    Answer by Octobersmom at 4:29 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

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