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Silly as a legal name. I can't imagine anyone over the age of 6 named Sunny. Plus, a child with this name will be teased.
someone-  2/2/2020
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Sunny is one of the three, later, four main characters in the Canadian-British-American-French animated children's series Sunny Day (feminine).
― Anonymous User  11/28/2019
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This is also a nickname for "Sonia."
Susyhome  11/10/2019
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Sonny looks more mature.
Luvbug86  6/12/2019
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The 1997 song “Sunny Came Home” by Shawn Colvin.
― Anonymous User  3/19/2019
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This name is such a guilty pleasure of mine, it's crazy. However, due to these comments, I might either use this as a middle name or use a name like Sunita as a first name and have Sunny as a nickname.
MarioDM02  2/1/2019
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I like it, the name sounds nice.
― Anonymous User  9/5/2018
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I love it.
― Anonymous User  9/5/2018
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This name is so sweet! It makes me smile and it is the name of my favourite character in A Series of Unfortunate Events.
kayisforkeen  8/13/2018
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It's cute as nickname, however this name has been among the top of the most popular English names in China. Okay, I get that those girls who have this as their English name were trying to say that their personalities are as bright as the sun, but it's just way too cutesy and sorta stupid. (Sorry).
XYKLONE  3/2/2018
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This name is not infantile, it can also be mature. My name is Sunny and my middle name is Presley and the most recent actress to play Sunny Baudelaire has the real name of Presley. There are powerful women with this name, such as Sunny Anderson and Sunny Hostin. I have never been bullied in my life and I have always loved my name. I also happen to have red hair and my parents named me before I was born.
― Anonymous User  2/4/2018
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Sunny. Sounds too eccentric and happy to me... Though I could understand people that adore this name.
Phoenix Gemstone  1/12/2018
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I love Sunny on a girl, but prefer the name Sonny for a boy. Sunny is much better then Soleil.
― Anonymous User  12/13/2017
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Happy and bright, but too much like 'sonny'.
Hushpuppy  10/8/2017
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Sunny Mabrey is an American actress and model. Prior to debuting in films, Mabrey appeared in music videos, such as "Nookie" from Limp Bizkit. She appeared in The New Guy, XXX: State of the Union, and was the lead actress in Species III. Mabrey played the role of Glinda the Good Witch in the series Once Upon a Time.
cutenose  6/27/2017
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Sunny Pawar is an Indian child actor. He is best known for his role as a younger Saroo Brierley in Garth Davis's Lion a 2016 Australian biographical film directed by Garth Davis and written by Luke Davies with Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, and Nicole Kidman. Pawar was cast in this movie while attending Air India Model School in Mumbai and living in a modest neighborhood of Kalina, which several media outlets described as a slum. He was cast out of 2, 000 other students at the age of 8.
cutenose  6/10/2017
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Sunny Garcia is a professional surfer. He grew up in Wai'anae and, after leaving school, debuted on the 1986 Gotcha Pro at Sandy Beach, Oahu, beating the 1984 champ Tom Carroll.
cutenose  5/26/2017
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Lee Soon-kyu, known professionally as Sunny, is an American singer and actress currently based in South Korea. She debuted as a member of girl group Girls' Generation in August 2007, who went on to be one of the best-selling artists in South Korea and one of South Korea's most popular girl groups worldwide. Apart from her group's activities, Sunny has participated in numerous side projects including original soundtracks, television variety shows, musical acting and radio hosting.
cutenose  2/26/2017
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Sunny Lane is the stage name of an American pornographic actress and nude model. Sunny Lane's parents, Shelby and Mike, worked in air-freight. In her youth she was a competitive roller skater and ice skater, and later worked as an instructor teaching yoga and pilates. She trained as an ice dancer under James Millns and was in preparations for the Olympic trials when she required bunion surgery.[12] Unable to skate due to the recovery period, she started dancing nude in order to support herself financially. She became an exotic dancer and won Déjà Vu Showgirl of the Year during her first year of dancing in 2004. Lane was invited to attend the AVN Awards ceremony in 2005 by Serenity, where at an after-show party hosted by Sean Michaels she encountered an agent from Playboy. She started to act in adult movies in the same year.
cutenose  2/23/2017
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Karenjit Kaur Vohra, better known by her stage name 'Sunny Leone', is an Indian Canadian actress and model, and former pornstar, also possessing American citizenship. She has also used the stage name Karen Malhotra. She was named Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2003, was a contract performer for Vivid Entertainment, and was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top porn stars in 2010.
cutenose  1/15/2017
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I named my baby girl Sunny Karena on October 12th 2014. I had tons of people who doubted the name, (even her own brothers and sisters) and we had people who absolutely loved her name. I remember looking on this site before I used it, but the name has grown on everyone, and she may only be 2 but she seems to already love her name, and I'm glad I didn't back out. We joke around sometimes because she has a very sassy/diva type attitude, that we should have named her Stormy instead of Sunny, but it's simple, cute and no different from the name Wendy. Just glad that I went with my own gut instead of listening to some of the above people. But hey, we are from Kentucky lol. Would you expect any different?. My boy's name is Waylon, and her other siblings' names are Michael, Taylor & Morgan (with such normal names, I just knew they would think it was odd, but they love her name now). But with my name being Jessica and her daddy's name being Michael I just could not stick her with a common boring name like ours. I hated my name, so it had to be unique just like her.
Jesskiper  1/11/2017
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I have a friend named Sunny. I heard her name before I saw it written, and I thought it was "Sonny," which seemed like a strange name for a girl.
pukeko  12/13/2016
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I have seen "Sunny" used as a nickname for Sonia.
Susyhome  12/7/2016
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I love my name. Sunny just seems to fit me so well, for I am a happy, bubbly creative person (my opinion) I love being unique in my school with not one other student with the same name. Although being a grown up with this name might be interesting, I'm looking forward to finding out.
SunnyBunny  9/26/2016
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The name Sunny was given to 216 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/14/2016
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Sunny Keller is the name of the kid from Life Hacks for Kids.
doritazurita  12/20/2015
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As a 45 year old woman with the name Sunny on my birth certificate...

Sunny is an excellent name for a girl. For one thing, it's easy to pronounce (unlike my surname). It ought to be easy to spell -- I always say, "Sunny, like the weather" -- but folks always want to put an 'i' on the end or spell it like the boy's name 'Sonny' (Do I LOOK like a boy? Not!).

FYI: Sometimes people pick at me about the weather... I tell them that the sun is always shining -- If you don't like the weather, go complain to Windy!

With a name like Sunny I didn't really need a nickname but I am sometimes called Sunshine -- sort of a reverse nickname, being longer than the original.

The upbeat name Sunny was a bit of a burden for moody teenage me: My step-dad called me 'Partly Cloudy' for a couple of years.

The only downside to being named Sunny was that junk mail sometimes got my demographics mixed up with a 65-yr-old Sonny-boy-type guy (but that was back in the early 80's; they're better about tracking that stuff now).

Mom says she named me Sunny because:
* I was born on a Sunny day in May.
* She liked the song "When Sunny Gets Blue" by Johnny Mathis ( https://youtu.be/zev27OfGImI ).
* She was absolutely determined I would NOT share my name with six other girls in my class (as she had with the name Judy in the 50's).

It's a pretty unique name: I've only ever met one other birth-certificate-Sunny. As a matter of fact, if you Google my first and last names in quotes, all you get are pages about me and about the weather in my ancestors' hometown.

I may not be Cher or Madonna (or Beyonce) but folks don't have to use specify a last name to talk about me. Plus, most folks remember my name (if only I could remember theirs'!).

BOTTOM LINE: Sunny has been a great name, I highly recommend it.
SoSaysSunny  8/11/2015
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I love the name Sunny! It's a really cheerful, happy and sweet name! Plus it's girly and gorgeous! :)
― Anonymous User  10/27/2014
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Sunny Harnett (Born: 1924, Brooklyn, Died: 1987) was a model in the 1950s.
― Anonymous User  10/25/2014
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It's the name of the prostitute Holden hires in The Catcher in the Rye.
kvpp88  10/22/2014
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The name Sunny was given to 195 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
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Sunny (Sun-nee / sun-ni)

Sunny is a lovely girls name. It's on my list if I ever have a girl. The male version Sonny, I do not like. I think Sunny is a very girly name even though it has been a boys name for longer. I just don't think it sounds very manly at all :-\
It makes me think of sunlight, sunshine, sun set, sun rise. A lovely cute girly girls name.
mummytoTheo  3/31/2012
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I'm changing my name to this. I am 25 years old and it totally fits my personality. I can't stand my first name, it's very common, nobody ever spells it right, and I always have to double check that whoever calls out my name is looking for me. But how many times to you run across somebody named Sunny!

It also reminds me of Sonny, which is what they called my half-brother's great uncle. They always speak about Sonny with great respect and honor. Everyone had fond memories of him.

I think it's the person that gives the impression of a name. I could be a really great Sunny and leave smiles on the faces of all those I meet. I can't wait for the day I get it legally changed.

And for those saying this name can't be taken seriously, perhaps using the name Sunshine as a full name and Sunny as a nickname could help with that problem.
SunnyDayle  1/14/2012
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Urrgh. This name bugs me just like Happy. Blech.
blondieboo629  9/10/2011
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It is the name of the main character in Lori Wick's book of the Kensington Chronicles "The Hawk and the Jewel". It's a real beautiful name, plus I think actually very original. I absolutely adore this name.
MeMyselfAndEye  2/20/2010
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Sunny sounds very corny as a name, and it will lead to big problems throughout life.
bananarama  10/5/2009
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Sunny Baudelaire is an awesome character, and this name works great as a middle name. Just not complex or mature enough for a first name. And as mentioned above, it would be VERY corny with other nature names.
Kerules  6/14/2009
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For everyone who said this name sounds too young I have a aunt from Korea who is 45 named Sunny and it fits her too, she is always bright and cheerful.
― Anonymous User  4/16/2009
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It might sound weird, but my MALE cousin has the name "Sunny." And he refuses nicknames. I think it's a nice name, but it sounds rather weird to me, on a girl now. Which is sad, because Sunny is a nice name.
00Jayd-Dani  7/24/2008
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Makes me think of the Bobby Hebb song "Sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain" - beautiful song.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2008
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This is such a beautiful nickname for a cute, funny, bright baby girl.
little emi  5/21/2008
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This name is quite infantile on any person, even a child. You should pick something dignified, mature, and more sophistictaed, something the person won't be ashamed to tell others when she goes to a new school, applies for jobs, etc. A boy named Sunny would probably be bullied to death, and quite literally too. If you must use this name, use it as a middle name, or have DECENT middle names the person can go by, NOT something like Summer and Skye, as they would create the tacky name Sunny Summer Skye. Very corny.
slight night shiver  5/8/2008
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This name is cute as a nickname, but almost too cute for a regular name. It seems like it would be a good nickname for Susan.
black_lace  1/30/2008
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This is a cute name.
gym4god  10/28/2007
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Could also be a nickname for Alexander / Alexandra, or Lysander / Lysandra.
― Anonymous User  5/15/2007
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I'm surprised that this name isn't used all that much. You could also spell this name like Sunnie or Sunni.
Taydbug112  4/11/2007
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Nice and funny for a little girl, but what when you're a grown up woman? I couldn't imagine a 40 year old woman named Sunny.
sunbeam  3/4/2007
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My friend was named Sarah, but she hated her name and nicknamed herself Sunny. Sunny fits her much better--she's bright, creative and always smiling.
Petroushka  3/4/2007
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It's really cute, though a bit hippy.
7up  1/31/2007
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I don't understand why anyone would name their kid this.
― Anonymous User  12/31/2006
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A famous actor in India who had acted in films like Gadar (2001), Ghayal (1990) and Dacoit (1982), Sunny Deol, bears this name.
bean  8/22/2006
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Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna, the wife of Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia, was nicknamed Sunny and often called that by her husband.
BtNfan  6/22/2006
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This is such a pretty name for girl.
― Anonymous User  6/21/2006
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Sunny is one of the main characters in Jean Ferris' novel Love Among The Walnuts. She's a cheerful nurse who takes care of the main character's parents in their isolated house--and before long, she and the main character fall in love.

Sunny was also the name of one of Dawn Schaeffer's California friends in Ann M. Martin's Babysitters Club book series. Sunny's full name was Sunshine Daydream Winslow, and she was the daughter of hippies.
WeloveyouJesseLacey  4/27/2006
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I named my cat Sunny after Sunny Baudelaire in Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" because from the day that I got her, she always liked to bite.
feeniksteers  12/29/2005
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I know a lot of Sonya's that use this as a nickname. Sonya--->Sonny which is often pronounced as Sunny.
― Anonymous User  10/6/2005
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This could also be a nickname for the name Sunflower.
echo_of_the_past  9/26/2005
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This is a very cute name. And I totally adore the baby!
Tbird  6/29/2005
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This is the name of the infant orphan in Lemony Snickets 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'. It could also be used as a nickname for Sunniva, Sunday or Sophie / Sophia.
― Anonymous User  4/13/2005

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