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I love this name! It's one of my favorite names ever! Besides Emma, Russell and Julianna this is my FAVORITE name! I recommend it very STRONGLY!
-- scorpio93  5/28/2005
Wendy also has a Biblical meaning: Wanderer in the Footsteps of the Lord.
-- Tbird  6/22/2005
Excuse me, but how can a name which does not occur in the Bible have a "Biblical meaning?" Personally I'm still waiting for the evidence that Wendy was used as a female given name (as opposed to unofficial nickname) before Barrie's play.
-- clevelandkentevans  8/14/2005
Let me clarify the comment above: The Bible is made up of the Hebrew, Greek and Latin languages. Example: although the name "Candace" isn't mentioned in the Bible, it's Latin which traces back to the Bible. Wendy isn't mentioned in the Bible, but what does that matter? The names used in the Bible and what not are translated, and do derive from different names and/or usages.
-- Tbird  8/17/2005
The above comment doesn't make any sense. Candace is in the bible, Wendy is not.
-- Anonymous User  8/22/2005
Wendy is also the girl in the song "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen.
-- Elphi  12/17/2005
Stephen King used the name Wendy for the wife in "The Shining".
-- Anonymous User  12/17/2005
Dame Wendy Hiller was an English film and stage actress.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Wendy Testaburger is a South Park character, for a while Stan's girlfriend.
-- Anonymous User  12/22/2005
Well, Casper and Wendy, from the Casper movies, both their names mean "friend"! I think that's clever!
-- rubberduckiiz2  1/4/2006
I like this name. It is short and sweet and uncommon. No horrible nicknames can come from this but only the connection to the fast food restaurant.
-- Anonymous User  2/1/2006
Quite sweet sounding.
-- lindamaree  3/8/2006
Wendy is my name, and I've never overly enjoyed it. It's rather boring, actually. However, it is used for the restaurant, in Peter Pan, in the song of the same title by the Beach Boys (search the album "The Endless Summer" and you'll find it), and by Blink-182 in the title of the song "Wendy Clear." If you name your daughter this, at least give her a more exciting middle name. She'll appreciate it. :)
-- Anonymous User  4/7/2006
My name is Wendy too, and it really is a boring name. Of course, I will probably change it eventually, but I'll always keep it. As for if it was used by anyone before Peter Pan, information shows it as a nickname for anyone named Gwendolyn or Guinevere, so it could have been used for ages! I can't stand the name Gwendolyn, a kid I know used to call me that as a joke. The worst thing about the name Wendy is that it sounds like an old lady name.
-- Talis  9/23/2006
I haven't got any evidence of this, but logic suggests that a girl born or baptised in the parish of a church dedicated to St Wendelin (who was a male) might be given Wendy as a made-up name that was close to the church's name. That's where I would start looking for pre-JM Barrie Wendys.
-- Anneza  10/25/2006
The legendary punk singer, Wendy O. Williams.
-- Anonymous User  11/10/2006
There is an author named Wendy Corsi Staub.
-- Anonymous User  11/28/2006
I do not like this name, it is very common and it is also my mother's name.
-- love_names  12/7/2006
On the contrary, I don't see it as a common name at all. I named my first daughter Wendy -- I was surprised to see that it had such high rankings the year she was born. I LOVE this name! It doesn't sound old to me at all. It has always sounded bright, fresh, youthful, full of energy, and sweet.
-- Anonymous User  12/9/2006
I've loved this name ever since I first watched Peter Pan. It's a very cute little girl name and I believe the name came from a brilliant man. =)
-- alexinwonderland  12/30/2006
I'm sorry, but can you imagine how much the poor thing would be teased going through elementary/junior high school?
-- gracielou16  1/22/2007
There are several references to 'Wendy' as a first name on the LDS Genealogy website, The earliest being from England in 1524. The early references are almost certainly contractions of Gwendoline. There is also a village in Cambridgeshire, England with the name Wendy recorded in Domesday.
-- oleonepace  2/11/2007
If Audrey is a form of Etheldreda, then Wendy could be (whether in actuality or in retrospect, to give it some historical legitimacy) a form if Wendreda.
Like Etheldreda, who was her sister, Wendreda was a 7th century Anglo-Saxon saint associated with the east of England.
In the village of March, Cambridgeshire, there is an ancient church dedicated to St Wendreda.
Wen is a Celtic word meaning "white" that is still present in some English place names (such as Wendover, meaning "white waters") so Wendy probably does have white as its meaning, whether we associate it with Wendreda or with Gwendoline.
As a previous poster says, there is a place called Wendy in Cambridgeshire: it means, however, "island at a river bend" in Old English and I doubt it's connected with Wendreda.
-- Just Jonquil  3/31/2014
In reference to the debate above regarding Biblical names: the Bible was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic. Though there are Latin names in it, no part of it was originally in Latin.

Regarding the reference to the Domesday Book: you may be right about that but it might depend on who wrote it down and who read it. Some of those names are hard to make out. It's not uncommon even today for something to be mis-spelled or mis-read, or both.
-- Annabeau  2/15/2007
I think it's a rather pretty name. I don't think it's boring at all, and since my name is Martha, I think Wendy is not a name just for old ladies.
-- Martha Gold  3/27/2007
Well my name is Wendy too, and I like my name. I have always received complements on it. I have never had anyone make fun of my name in school. And I did get my name from the fast food resturant. I think the name is rather soothing. And it's not hard to say. And for you history buffs you might want to look up (Wendi). He was the first emperor of the Chinese Sui Dynasty back in (557-604). =)
-- wendywlw  4/9/2007
Wendy has on rare occasions been used as a male name, where it is a pet form of names such as Wendell. One example is the gospel singer and humorist Wendy Bagwell:
-- clevelandkentevans  4/30/2007
Wendy Testaburger was Stan's girlfriend in the first few seasons of South Park. She is best known as the political, sweet, outspoken and quite revengeful little girl with the beret.
-- Rockos_Modern_Life_1  6/6/2007
Wendy James was the vocalist in the 80's group Transvision Vamp.
-- Anonymous User  9/23/2007
I just searched the British births, marriages and deaths register (which begins in 1837) and found three Wendys born at least forty years before 1904, when Barrie's play was first staged. So clearly it was used as a name before then, though not very often. I'm also inclined to think it's a contraction of Gwendolen - though possibly it's from Anglo-Saxon wendan, 'to make one's way'.
-- Pie  10/22/2007
The son of William Lloyd Garrison, (the noted 19th century American abolitionist) was named Wendell Phillips Garrison after a family friend (also an abolitionist), and affectionately known in childhood as "Wendy". Although a son and not a daughter, it is perhaps worth mentioning. Wendell was born in 1840, graduated from Harvard in 1861, and as literary editor he co-founded the magazine, The Nation. He remained at the magazine from 1865 to 1906, dying in 1907. Attribution for his nickname can be found in the biography of his father, "All on Fire", by Henry Mayer, St. Martin's Press, New York, 1998, page 298.
-- saara  1/23/2008
I don't think James Barrie invented the name per se, I think he just popularised it.
-- Lynsey777  3/9/2008
My name is Wendy and I have never liked it! It is too simple and it is a very BORING name. And I think it's a bit old fashioned.
-- Anonymous User  4/6/2008
It's a pretty name, and even though the name ends in the ''ee'' sound, it doesn't come off as immature and too girly. The problem is that the obnoxious misogynist Wendy Shalit has ruined this name. The more I learn, the more names are ruined. Ah well.
-- slight night shiver  5/13/2008
My sister's name is Wendy, and she doesn't like it because she's only met one other Wendy. Like that's a bad thing. In the meantime, yes, you can get mean names out of this. I call her Windy all the time. I like this name, even if my sister doesn't.
-- welovejamesarness  6/17/2008
This name would be so sweet if you could think of Peter Pan, but when I hear it unfortunately the Peter Pan image gets pushed aside and it just sounds like the fast food chain and some trashy uneducated girl. I wish it didn't have that connection because the Peter Pan image is just so lovely but I always think "trashy" when I hear it especially because someone once decided to come up with "Wendi". Yuck.
-- Lily8  8/1/2008
My name is Wendy, and I love it! Sure, when I was in elementary school some kids called me "Wendy the Pooh" or things like that, but it wasn't that bad. By the time we got to middle and high school, no one made fun of my name. I always liked having a different name--makes me more unique. As for it being an "old lady name," I have to disagree 100%!
-- Anonymous User  10/20/2008
It doesn't seem like a formal name to me.
-- Anonymous User  10/28/2008
I can't seem to get the greasy fast food restaurant out of my head.
-- GunsnRoses8794  11/23/2008
I think it's a really nice name. It would go really well if the child had a 'W' surname. Overall I think it's a really pretty name.
-- walesgal92  2/17/2009
Wendy Richard, MBE (born Wendy Emerton 20 July 1943 – 26 February 2009) was an English actress best known for playing Miss Brahms in Are You Being Served? and Pauline Fowler in EastEnders. Great name, great actress. :)
-- walesgal92  6/26/2009
Yet another famous bearer is Wendy Craig (born 20 June 1934), who is a BAFTA Award winning English actress that is best known for her appearances in the sitcoms Butterflies, ... and Mother Makes Three and ... and Mother Makes Five. She currently plays the recurring role of Matron in popular TV series The Royal. :)
-- walesgal92  6/26/2009
In many first name books, the name Wendy is thought to mean "motherly" or "caring", because in the story of Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie, the character Wendy Darling is referred to by the Lost Boys as "Mother", rather than "Wendy", because she is seen by them as the only motherly figure they have ever had. Other sources suggest the name Wendy could have originated as a diminutive of Gwendolen, which means "fair" or "white"; some sources also regard Gwendolen and Wendy to mean "white bow" or "white circle", the latter referring to the moon. Despite this, Wendy was not used as a first name officially until the beginning of the 20th Century, when J. M. Barrie's book Peter Pan was released, so it is more likely that the name was totally invented by J. M. Barrie, but with possible influences from Gwendolen, alternatively, in other sources, the name Wendy is also thought to mean "friend" or "friendly", this meaning originated from Barrie's close young friend, the 4 year-old Margaret Henley, who referred to Barrie as her "friendy-Wendy", which gave Barrie the name Wendy the idea for his main female protagonist in the book, Wendy Darling. :)
-- walesgal92  6/26/2009
I love the name Wendy! It has a nice sound and it isn't popular. I plan on naming one of my daughters Wendy. :)
-- Tessa P.  8/19/2009
My name is Wendy, and I have never really liked it. To me it is a very girly name, and while I am quite feminine, I am more of a strong person, so I don't feel it fits me. I really like the name Kate, and would love to change my name to that. But at my age, it would just be too weird and likely difficult even for me to transition. The best I can say about "Wendy" is that it is not common, but not too annoying. :)
-- Anonymous User  11/23/2009
Wow, interesting comments page for this name! Love all the debate and research about this name. I think this is a lovely name, especially when I think of Wendy Darling from Peter Pan. However, I have a strange association with fat girls with any female "W" name. I don't know why! So I'm on the fence with Wendy. It's pretty, but sometimes I think it sounds like a fat girl's name. I probably won't use it on a future child.
-- emily  1/12/2010
I would like to see more of this. It's friendly-sounding.
-- lucyskydiamonds  1/17/2010
One word: YUK. Horrid name. Okay, that's three words.
-- queenv  11/7/2010
I'm also a "Wendi" but with an"i" at the end. Don't really understand the comment made earlier referring to "Wendi" as "YUK", but whatever, (to each it's own). I never really cared for my name. I always wished I was named Sarah or Sofia, or something sophisticated. I too love the name Kate as mentioned in an earlier post. I think Wendy Kate would be a beautiful name! With age, I'm now appreciating my name. I've always gotten compliments. I've been told what a rare beautiful name I have throughout my life, from complete strangers. I've known and met a dozen Wendy's throughout my life, so not entirely that rare, but still, very few, to where I enjoy having a pretty name that isn't so common, not to mention, again... I'm a Wendi with an "i" so even less common. I've known a Windy, and a Windi. Don't particularly like the association with the fast food restaurant, nor South Park, of which, I was unaware and would never watch! I was named after the 1967 song by my father but my mother refused to spell it like the wind?? They compromised. I was going to be named Lisa Marie like Elvis' daughter. I prefer Wendi! I appreciate the comments about it sounding lovely and vintage, suits me just perfect! There are a ton of wonderful girl names, but not many with a W. I had boys so I didn't get to pick from all the lovely female names! Lastly, I was never teased, my grandma called me Pooh, after Winnie the Pooh, I always loved it!! Thank you Dad for naming me Wendi! Someone recently told me they loved my name and said, it sounded so cosmopolitan. If I was having a girl baby today, I'd probably choose from a dear family name and incorporate my maiden name, of which I won't mention. I'd love to know if the original poster of this question named their baby Wendy? If you love it, use it! I'd assume not many of us appreciate our name until we are older. If your daughter doesn't while growing up, she will later in life!
-- Anonymous User  1/22/2015
In "Peter Pan" Wendy's full name is Wendy Moira Angela Darling. I love it :)
-- Liesl  11/16/2010
It's very cute, but I'm not sure if it'll look good on a resume. But somehow it doesn't sound as youthful as Kaylie and Kylie do.

Also there is the fast food restaurant association.
-- Chrila96  12/5/2010
I'm not crazy bout this name, but Wendy Torrance made me like it more :]
-- abbeynotch  2/17/2011
I recently watched the 2003 film 'Peter Pan', and now I really like this name. It can be used as a nickname or a given name, and it seems like one of those names that is youthful while the bearer is young and more mature when the bearer is older. If you named your daughter Kylie, for instance, I can't picture a 90 year old woman named Kylie. The only thing is that many people, when they hear this name, will automatically think of the name Peter.
-- doremi97  3/2/2011
I love cute vintage names like this. There aren't many appealing girls names that start with W.

This one's going on my list!
-- JW41926  4/2/2011
This was the title of a 1967 song by the pop group, The Association, however, they spelled it "Windy".
-- Ryry1996  5/18/2011
I have an ancestor named Wendy who was born in 1839, so obviously it did exist before Peter Pan...
-- XICooper  3/22/2013
A famous bearer of this name is Sister Wendy Beckett (b. 1930), a world renowned art expert and Catholic nun. Sister Wendy is most famous for the series of BBC documentaries on art history she hosted throughout the 1990s.
-- aamn1  4/14/2013
Wendy Midener Froud, wife of British artist Brian Froud, is a British sculptor and designer.
-- Martha Gold  7/27/2013
Wendee Lee, a voice actress who has played characters in the English version of well-known Japanese anime such as The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Haruhi), LuckyStar (Konata), and Ah! My Goddess! (Urd).
-- Anonymous User  1/25/2014
Wendy Padbury played Second Doctor companion Zoe Heriot.
-- VoraLundar  6/17/2014
My mom's best friend had a daughter named Wendy, they pronounced it windy.
-- Songofecho  6/28/2014
I'm a Wendy and I love my name. I don't think it's common and I'm happy my parents chose it.
-- wendywoo  8/6/2014
This is a wonderful, charming, pretty, vintage name! :)
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2014
There is also a Cherokee Morning Song that has the words...
We n 'de ya meaning (I am of the Great Spirit) check it out on youtube.
It's a lovely name.
-- Anonymous User  9/18/2014
Wendy was a very common Dutch name in the 1980s; it reached up to about fifth place on the charts.
-- Quamalamalam  10/19/2014
Haha! Interesting reading all the comments.
Well, I'm a Male and my Name is Wendy. I had never looked into the history of the name until I met another guy 2 weeks ago when I went on vacation in Mexico and his name was Wendy also. He was the one that told me some history behind it how it went back to Wendel in old Germany. But my name was not chosen because of that, it was rather chosen from a Mexican Soccer Player from the 80's. His name was Guillermo Medizabal "Wendy Mendizabal" became one of the best in 84-86 in Mexico winning championships and my mother loved him so she named me Wendy. And its been tough bearing with it, but now grown up, I have adapted to it. But growing up it definitely got me into plenty of fights.
-- Dynoego  10/22/2014
Hello there, my name is Wendy. I never really liked nor disliked my name, it seemed so boring because it's heard of, but yet not common. Since I've been looking into meanings and where my name originated, like websites such as this made me realize my mother, whom I'm very attached gave me a beautiful, unique name, and now I'm very proud to wear it. I have never been teased. Maybe the occasional restaurant joke, but nothing crucial. My nickname is Wendilynn. I heard the name has some ground in Germany. Thank you for putting thoughts and comments to make me appreciate that my namesake is as unique as my personality.
-- wendilynn26  11/15/2014
I like it as I think it sounds sweet and whimsical.
-- fugfacedmermaid  12/28/2014
It is a good nickname for Gwendolen. I wish could get the "Peter Pan" association out of my head, because I LOATHE that story and the characters in it. The association with the restaurant's logo isn't really that bad, actually.
-- thesnowwhiterose  1/11/2015
Wendy Wilson, member of singing group Wilson Phillips and daughter of singer Brian Wilson.
-- mezaco  3/17/2015
My name is Wendy. I love my name. I have met several other Wendys over the years. But overall, it's not a very common name. I like that. I would hate to be like everyone else. For those people saying "imagine the teasing she must get", if someone wants to tease you, they will find something to tease you about. I don't recall ever being teased about my name by other children. I remember an occasional remark about burgers, a frosty, or Peter Pan, but nothing bad. I don't feel like it's an old lady name either. But, most of all, I love my name because my brother, Paul, gave it to me. When he was alive he loved Wendy the Good Little Witch from Casper. He asked my parents if they had another girl (my mom was pregnant at the time Paul died) if they would name her Wendy. They told him yes. Paul died 2 months before my mom gave birth to my other brother. But, almost 5 years later, my parents had me. To honor my brother, Paul, they named me Wendy Paula.
-- Wendythewitch  6/28/2015
Wendy is my name and personally I hate my name. I have gone through school with people asking me where my friend Casper is or where is Peter Pan and then everyone would laugh. My middle name is Lynne. No matter how many times I tell someone that is my middle name they think it is cute to say Wendy Lew and like sing it. It is so annoying. I have learned to just tolerate it now since I'm older. But when they re-released Peter Pan I thought I was going to hear that all over again. There were 4 Wendy's in my class in school and we all went through the same thing. The one girls mom spelled hers Wendi. She always was having to tell someone how to spell it. When they say there aren't any nick names for it... well most people call me Wen. Another annoying thing is when people are talking and you hear the words "When do"... you might turn at first thinking they might be saying your name. My parents picked it out of the blue. They thought I was going to be a boy and were all planned for to have Craig and then they had to come up with a girl's name when I was the disappointment. I actually like Wen better than Wendy. My husband and I went to have a hanging on what our names mean. His name was easy for the lady to do. The lady said to me... your name is made up for Peter Pan. I got so mad. She said we can do it on Wanda. So that is what I got. Every time I looked at that I thought of Peter Pan. I think the worst comments I have gotten are from guys in my life... they have asked me if "I'm hot and juicy". Referring to Wendy's hamburgers. That really upsets me and is insulting to my name. I hate my name so much that I have all my emails pre-signed so I don't have to write my name.
-- Anonymous User  7/13/2015
My name is Wendy also. There is a parish in Cambridgeshire called Shingay cum Wendy. The separate parishes of Shingay and Wendy amalgamated in 1957 but the parish of Wendy had 17 inhabitants in 1086. Here is a link to the history. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/cambs/vol8/pp135-142

That gives the name much more significance and raises the level of seriousness than just the Peter Pan and Wendy connection.
-- Wendy G  8/12/2015
Wendy's is a fast food chain that sells burgers, French fries, and other fried foods. The logo for Wendy's is a little redheaded girl with pigtails.
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2015
Such a lovely name! It sounds sweet. It always reminds me of a pretty girl wearing skyblue night gown in Peter Pan. X)
-- Lilybellflower  9/23/2015
My sister is called Wendy, she finds people call her Mindy, Sindy, Mandy, all sorts of things. We used to call her Gwinnie Winnie which she hated. I had to show her how old her name was and its history before she stopped disliking it for being so childlike. She just felt it was not a name for someone in authority, which she is. Perhaps Gwendolyn or Guinevere would be better?
-- Amanda50  9/26/2015
I think the name explanation could be clearer. James Barrie had a literary friend WE Henley, whose four year old daughter Margaret called Barrie her 'fwendy-Wendy'. Margaret died at five and Barrie used the pet name as a memorial to her. It was after the name was used in Peter Pan that it caught on, but its earlier occasional use may have contributed to its acceptance both by Barrie and his readers. A name, or any word, may have more than one impetus leading to its acceptance. Linda is another example.
-- turkoman  9/26/2015
"Wendy" is a great name and to all of the ladies who have commented that they don't like their name I think you should reconsider, it's a very sweet name and not nearly as overused as similar sounding names like Brandy, Mandy, Sandy etc. I wonder what inspired Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys to choose the name Wendy for his 1964 song? I picture her as a fresh sweet girl next door type that catches the interest of every guy in town, although she pays little attention. Probably a bit of tomboy, but a real beauty inside and out.
-- Donny Brook  10/10/2015
My mum wanted to call me Ruth (after the Bible and her middle name). My dad liked the name Wendy (from Peter Pan) so I became Wendy Ruth. Whenever I meet another Wendy, I always ask them "what is your middle name?" Many varied responses from Wendy Lee, Wendy Lyn, Wendy Susan, Wendy Anne, Wendy Louise to the worst one yet, Wendy Ethel (by the way she hates her middle name) In Australia we have Ice Cream/milkshake shops called Wendy's. Happy to be associated with that! I really like my name because it suits me, it is different to all my friends the same age, it's also easy to spell and remember. I never had any unpleasant nicknames when growing up. When I met my husband-to-be, he said "I'm going to call you 'Wren' like the little blue chested bird" and now my in-laws and others call me 'Wren'. Recently I become a Grandmother and I'm known as Nanna Wren. I feel Wendy is a sweet sounding name for a young girl and can easily transition into a name for the more mature woman.
-- wren2860  11/25/2015
Wendy is a beautiful name. It doesn't have to have a meaning because I make the name beautiful because I'm a beautiful person.
-- Wendy85  1/10/2016
Wendy is my name and I do not feel it is an "old lady" name. The only nick names from my name have been "Windy Wendy" because I do enjoy socializing and talking. I have also been called "Wendy Lou Who" because my middle name is Lou. I like my name because it is not extremely common. I do not feel it is boring, I am not sure how a name can be boring? When I think of boring, I think of people that have no imagination.
-- ametjw  1/22/2016
Such an amazing name! Cute, yet sophisticated!
-- AmyChlad  3/13/2016
I really like it, but I feel like I couldn't use it because of the fast food place.
-- Thegirl101  3/21/2016
Wendy is not Biblical or Christian in any way -its anglo-saxon (German/English) and pre dates Peter Pan by at least 300 yrs. On record. Once thought to be derived from Gwendolyn it's now shown to not be related, originates from wendh/wend/wind as in to turn/twist/wind on a pathway/down river... Polish Wanda and Germanic Wendel is also related as 'the Wanderer'. (And in English language fair/white.) as a prefix)
A great name to have as a kid and not very common. Which is why it ISN'T boring. I got Wendy Witch as in Wendy and Casper which I was proud of and since that nickname came from friends I wasn't offended. Teasing... Only downside is the somewhat juvenile sound because of ending in "y" but my whole family has always called me by just the first syllable -and thankfully it's the opposite of an old lady's name such as Edna, lol. (not that there's anything wrong with Edna, I love old-fashioned names, especially my aunt Edna's). Because it has featured in more than one song, people used to sing Bruce Springsteen/Beach Boys to me when they first heard that was my name etc. It originally started as a man's name in the U.K. where it's definitely the most commonplace... I know more than one man, Irish and English, both rough and tumble he-men farmers -in Ireland they have all kinds of fantastic nicknames and unusual sounding names. There was nothing feminized about either of these men being called Wendy! I don't think I've ever met a young Wendy. Most of the Wendy's I've ever come across were born in the 60's... I really loved having a "W" as my initial as a kid.
-- Anonymous User  4/14/2016
I have carried this name for 53 years. It's a wonderful name. Not many others have it. I can count on one hand how many other Wendy's I have met. I was named after Wendy in Peter Pan by my sister. I think that is lovely. People are able to spell it, pronounce it and remember it. My name is unique, and so am I. :)
-- glitter.delite  4/23/2016
Wendy is my name. I find it funny that people would think this is an old lady name. I always thought growing up that my name would never sound like an adult's. I felt Wendy was a kid name. I've never been picked on because of my name. I was the only Wendy in my school. I love my name. I didn't always when I was a kid, because I wanted to sound a bit older. Ha, As I grew up I found it's a fun name. I like that it (is thought to) mean friend. I did know a boy who went by Wendy, he was named after the Saint Wendlin. I thought that was an odd name for a boy. (By the way, I was named Wendy after my father, Wendall). I have always been told it wasn't used as a name until Peter Pan, nicknames yes, but as the person's name, no. But that could be very wrong according to writings here.
-- 1artsychick  4/29/2016
My name is Wendy... Or my nickname is, rather. My name is Wendellyn. Pronounced Wen-duh-llyn. My mother wanted to name me after her Uncle Wendell and call me Wendy. My father wanted to name me Gwendolyn and call me Gwen. They decided on Wendellyn with Wendy as my nick name. I have always gone by Wendy. Even in school, I would write Wendy on all my papers and friends and teachers would call me Wendy. Of course my drivers license and medical records and all official documents have my full name Wendellyn on them. I love my name and feel my parents really thought of something very unique for me. My middle name is an "old name" too. Vesta! You can be sure I've never ran into any Wendellyn Vesta's in my life! I have only ever met one other Wendellyn, and she spelled her name Wendolyn. My mom also said that my name was popular in the 60's. However, the popular spelling for it at the time was Windy. I have never been made fun of for my name, so whoever said that is being ludicrous! Wendy and Wendellyn are beautiful and unique and I don't believe either of them sound "old"! As far as my middle name, I love it equally as much and am so very glad that I wasn't given some common and ordinary name!
-- Wendy75  6/5/2016
My name is Wendy and my middle name is Leah. I've always liked the name, but did think that it did not sound like an adult's name. My mother didn't name me after Peter Pan or anything else - she just liked it. I always thought my middle name worked with it well. When I was little my mother said that the 60's song "Windy" by the Association was for me. :) I certainly don't think it's boring.
-- wendyleah  6/10/2016
This is my name and I've always loved it. Couldn't think of a name I liked better for myself. It always reminds me of something or someone mystical like Wendy the Good Little Witch and Wendy from Peter Pan and Merlin's sister was called some variation. I think Gwenddydd was the name. However, despite all this mystical connection, I was very excited when I saw an explanation of the name in the comments above: 'A wanderer in the footsteps of Our Lord.' If only I was.
-- wendymaree  9/29/2016

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