Dated is pronounced GUR-tee.
Omg.. this name is really ugly. Gertie sounds like a old german lady.
Personally, I think this name is adorable! My best friend is named Gertie and to say it's an old ladies' name seems weird, because old people were young at some point as well. Gertie is a wonderful shortened version of Gertrude but I don't think Trudy sounds right.
Whooooooooa boy. Where do you get started?
Gertie? Just think of the nicknames (Gerthy Gertie- I get chills)
Gert is just not an attractive sound, I'm sorry.
I don't much like the full form Gertrude, either. (Greta is cute though)
In general, just stay far away from the name.
In 2018, 80 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Gertie* who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 4, 540th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
Horrible, cutesy, idiotic nickname. This has got to be one of the worst nicknames I have ever came across.
Awful nickname for Gertrude. Trudy is much better.
Gertie is very cute as a nickname for beautiful names like Gertrude and Gertrud.
Gertie Pye is the name of Josie's little sister in Anne of Green Gables.
Gertie is pretty cute. A bit outdated and strange, but cute. All the longer names like Gertrude and Greda are awful.
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]
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.
'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.
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.
I think the name Gertie is wonderful. To me, it would suit a girl at any age. I also prefer Gertie to Gertrude.
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.
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. ;)
Why would anybody name their kid this? It's so dorky!
The little girl in the Kevin Smith film Jersey Girl is called Gertie/Gertrude.
Drew Barrymore played a little Gertie in the film E.T.

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