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Drew Barrymore played a little Gertie in the film E.T.
-- Anonymous User  12/14/2005
The little girl in the Kevin Smith film Jersey Girl is called Gertie/Gertrude.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Why would anybody name their kid this? It's so dorky!
-- VeryGorgeous  1/14/2007
I rather like this nickname, actually. I've liked it ever since reading "All of a Kind Family", in which one of the younger sisters was called Gertie. I must disagree, VeryGorgeous; Gertie is not such a "dorky" name as, say, Gerard. ;)
-- Pheadirean  1/28/2007
Reminds me of the phrase 'dirty Gertie'. It was occasionally used as an independent name in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when the full form Gertrude was popular, but is generally considered to be a pet form of the longer name. Both forms are now out of fashion and remind us today of old ladies with walking sticks.
-- freeserve.co.uk  3/5/2007
I think the name Gertie is wonderful. To me, it would suit a girl at any age. I also prefer Gertie to Gertrude.
-- BunnyHop14  6/6/2007
The nickname is simply far too immature for a grown woman, and if this was the woman's official name, she'd have a hard time trying to be taken seriously. Anyway, this isn't the prettiest of names with its long schwa sound.
-- slight night shiver  5/25/2008
'Gertie the Dinosaur' is a charming 1914 animated film by pioneer animator and cartoonist Winsor McCay. Though falsely believed by many to be the first animated film, Gertie was nevertheless the first animated cartoon to have her own personality. The character of Gertie was also used in some of McCay's vaudeville shows. There is also an ice-cream shop in the Disney's Hollywood Studios section at Walt Disney World called Dinosaur Gertie's and shaped like Gertie.
-- Anyechka  9/10/2009
Childish and immature. Gertrude is bad enough, and this nickname gives me the image of a chubby, rude little girl who likes to sling dirt and always has food on her face.
-- Black_X  5/9/2010
This name is used in The Netherlands as well (also for Gertrude, though in some cases, it might also be a diminutive for Gerarda) - in fact, I happen to know a (Dutch) middle-aged woman with this name.

The Dutch pronunciation for Gertie is: KHER-tee. [noted -ed]
-- Lucille  5/30/2010

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