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In America, Polly is a sterotypical name for a pet parrot (sort of the avian equivalent of Rover or Fido). The phrase "Polly want a cracker" is the stereotypical "talking bird" line in movies.
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  11/12/2005
Let's not forget the famous Polly Pocket. I loved that toy.
-- ars musica  12/5/2005
Polly is the name of a character on the sitcom "Fawlty Towers" (played by Connie Booth). It is also the name of a Nirvana song.
-- Anonymous User  12/19/2005
Jennifer Aniston played a Polly in the film Along Came Polly.
-- Anonymous User  12/29/2005
My friend has that name and I think it is cool and surprise surprise she likes Polly Pocket.
-- Animal1  1/2/2006
I don't know why but I really dislike the name. But it's a name and it does suit some people.
-- ladyknight  1/13/2006
A famous bearer is singer/songwriter Polly Jean Harvey.
-- Ylva  4/26/2006
Polly is the name of the heroine in C.S. Lewis's "The Magician's Nephew."
-- Eruanna_Meldiriel  6/21/2006
Polly Klaas was the 12 year old murdered a few years back.
-- claraelizabethann  8/27/2006
According to this website, Polly is the pet form of Molly, which is the pet form of Mary. I don't really like any of those names.
-- Fincayra  9/23/2006
I do not like the name Polly at all. It also happens to be my name. I'm seriously considering changing it.
-- Nagiri  1/4/2007
Polly Jean is the real name of the singer PJ Harvey. I think it's great.
-- Anonymous User  1/20/2007
Polly is just an adorable name. It's more interesting than Mary and Molly.
-- Anonymous User  3/30/2007
A famous bearer is Polly Draper.
-- Mitzi  4/4/2007
How can you have a pet form of a name that is a pet form of a name? And how do you get Polly from Molly?
-- bibi66  5/13/2007
Just like you get "Peggy" from Margaret through Meg. I forgot where the m/p thing came from though. And your first question is too dumb to answer.
-- Anonymous User  6/8/2007
I am called Polly and I'm in two minds about it beacuse it's pretty old fashioned but individual in a nice kind of way and it's not like it's totally unheard of. Sometimes it can be embarrasing though because you have to repeat your name about 7 times before somebody gets it right - I get called Holly, Molly, Pauline, Paulie, Dolly and sometimes Connie!
-- Polly.C  9/5/2007
Aunt Polly is Tom Sawyer's aunt in the famous Mark Twain book.
-- jj21jj  10/26/2007
I don't really like this name at all. It reminds me either of Polly Pocket, who kind of creeps me out, or of Polly the Parrot. Hmmmmm. Either a creepy miniature doll or an annoying egotistic bird.
-- livieluvbug  12/1/2007
Polly Wright, a companion of the First and Second Doctors on "Doctor Who".
-- FMRadio  2/2/2008
I have always hated this name. It sounds flat out ugly. This would probably have been a good name for a wallflower-y, unattractive, and boring character in some stories from the 1950s. I can't imagine anyone using it today. At least Molly is kind of cute, even if a bit too girly.
-- slight night shiver  5/2/2008
I've always liked Polly, it's cute and just a fun name! Molly is a bit girly for me. I like Polly better. I think it's adorable! I love this name! I think it's uncommon these days and cute. Anyway it's better then the ever popular Hannah or Emily.
-- abcolleenz79  7/17/2008
I think it will be hard to shake off the parrot association.
-- bananarama  8/14/2008
Wow, I can't believe no one has mentioned Sweet Polly Purebred, the girlfriend of Underdog! Doesn't anyone remember that show?

I used to have a doll named Polly when I was little, maybe about 4 or 5.
-- _0TophasNails_1  11/16/2008
"Brawk! Brawk! Polly wanna cracker?"

I can't imagine how many times someone would have to endure that shouted in their faces, even after they get out of school and playground teasing.
-- MoonAgeDaydreamer  12/30/2008
You won't be taken too seriously with this name.
-- Kerules  4/5/2009
So sweet!
-- vomiting  6/12/2009
A famous bearer is American actress Polly Bergen (born July 14, 1930). She is well-known for her variety of television appearances, including a panelist in "To Tell the Truth", Fran Felstein in "The Sopranos", Mackenzie Allen's mother in "Commander in Chief", and Lynette Scavo's mother in "Desperate Housewives".
-- AndrewJKD  7/9/2009
Polly (real name Mary) is the second-oldest child in the 19th century Five Little Peppers serial, and probably the character who gets the most coverage.
-- Anyechka  9/1/2009
Polly Berry was an African American kidnapped and forced into slavery in the nineteenth century. She successfully sued for the freedom of herself and her daughter.
-- vomiting  9/10/2009
Polly was a popular single from American rock group Nirvana's 1991 album Nevermind. The song was based on the true story of a teenage girl who was raped and tortured in the late 1980s.
-- vomiting  9/10/2009
British journalist Polly Toynbee (b. 1946); her birth name was Mary Louisa Toynbee.
-- Just Jonquil  11/17/2009
Polly was a charcter in the Charlotte Bronte novel Vilette. She was a little girl that the main character Lucy Snowe knew as a child and later met as an adult. Polly was a pet name her father gave her, though it was short for Paulina.
-- britto08  1/27/2010
Besides being a variant of Molly, I have a co-worker with this name. It is a nickname for her actual name Palmira.
-- Anonymous User  2/16/2010
There is the nursery rhyme Polly Put the Kettle On.
-- Anonymous User  3/22/2010
I rather like this unusual name, maybe because I am a PJ Harvey fan! I think Polly Jean sounds better than just Polly though. Interesting to think that 'Polly Jean' is a variant of 'Mary Jane', the latter sounds very old fashioned girly-girl to me, whilst the former sounds a lot cooler!
-- claredelalune  5/3/2010
This has always seemed old-fashioned to me.
-- Joy12  5/23/2011
Bearers of the name "Polly" which deserve mention...
*Polly of a series of books by Emma C. Dowd from the 1900s about a girl named Polly, an orphan who was adopted by the doctor who cared for her on her trip to the hospital after an accident.

*Polly Pepper of the "Five Little Peppers" books by Margaret Sydney [her given name was Mary but she was never called that]

*Polly Milton of Louisa May Alcott's "An Old Fashioned Girl"

*And of course Sweet Polly Purebred, Underdog's girlfriend on the Underdog superhero shows-- Who can forget her?
-- anoldfashionedgirl  3/12/2013
The name Polly was given to 44 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013

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