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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.
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]
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