to be horrified at the names my daughter has given her children?

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DD is 3.7 and has been playing mummies today. Apparently she has 2 babies.

The boy is called Egg-in-a-cup and the girl is called Ice-cream-in-a-cone. confused

The poor dears will be bullied mercilessly. And clearly they'll be held back by these names, I mean they're hardly the names of a doctor or a lawyer.

AIBU? grin

MrsRajeshKoothrappali Thu 07-Feb-13 18:07:35

After saying 'Egginacup' to myself a few times I've actually decided that I like it.

smile

'Icecreaminacone' may never catch on though......

sad

TheNebulousBoojum Thu 07-Feb-13 18:08:39

It's fine, all you have to do is persuade her to translate them into something fashionable, like Japanese or Pitjantjatjara when they reach school age. Then everyone will just say 'Oh, how original'

MechanicalTheatre Thu 07-Feb-13 18:10:25

God, no wonder you're embarrassed. Egginacup is SUCH a chav name and Icecreaminacone...pff. She'll never be taken seriously.

seeker Thu 07-Feb-13 18:10:33

My dd had twins- Lucy and Boggly.

TheFallenMadonna Thu 07-Feb-13 18:12:09

Dd's doll is called Hazlenut. I rather like it!

KC225 Thu 07-Feb-13 18:13:44

YABU she has a good theme going on there. May I suggest her inserting an 'organic' before her surname,

It could have been worse - Fried egg bap and Jammy Dodger

DS3's bear is called EddyTeddySnuffleBug.

TheVermiciousKnid Thu 07-Feb-13 18:15:46

Both names would be so much better with some creative spelling. How about Aig'eena-Kaap and Ai'skreem-eena'koan? She could then shorten both to Ai.

Ai Ai, come over here!

TheNebulousBoojum Thu 07-Feb-13 18:16:36

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Doesn't it look pretty? Egg in a cup.

saggyboobsandfalseteeth Thu 07-Feb-13 18:16:47

You think you have problems; my nephew (3) wanted me to call my daughter 'hard' :/

Egg-in-a-cup makes me think he'd be a tad smelly
Ice-cream-in-a cone... urm... people would assume you're cold before talking to you!

You have my sympathies

grin Vermicious, I like it!

TheNebulousBoojum Thu 07-Feb-13 18:17:33

Oops, it copied beautifully in Thai script, but MN is obviously very conventional.

Missgiraffe1 Thu 07-Feb-13 18:17:55

When I was young, we had a paper boy called fizzbalong foostie jam roll. His nickname was fizz wink

BeaWheesht Thu 07-Feb-13 18:19:01

I used to teach an egg-in-a-cup and ice-cream-in-a-cone they were horrendous.

I feel for you.

weegiemum Thu 07-Feb-13 18:19:35

When I was expecting ds, dd1 (about 20 months at this convo) decided that "Bagpuss" was a nice name for a baby (this is 11 years ago!).

Funny enough he brought her a bagpuss toy when he was born. But we preferred "Aidan" for our ds!

FlorriesDragons Thu 07-Feb-13 18:20:10

Beautiful! I was allowed to choose my brother's middle name and it's Matthew. After Matthew Corbett as my parents couldn't ring themselves to agree with Sooty. grin

Btw egg in a cup is my favourite breakfast. Great choice JPD's dd!

Bearandcub Thu 07-Feb-13 18:22:36

Florries please tell me that's true.

StuntNun Thu 07-Feb-13 18:23:18

My friend says she knows someone whose daughter's name is pronounced Egg-in-a-Cup. But it's spelled Le-a.

skaen Thu 07-Feb-13 18:25:02

DD's daughters have very sensible names (Ella and Sophie). Her sons are Pineapple and Porcupine.

nevergoogle Thu 07-Feb-13 18:28:16

DS is proud daddy to Cuddly-Blue-Eyes. Classy huh.

blackeyedsusan Thu 07-Feb-13 18:30:21

lets hope she does not leave them face down in the bath like ds does...

GetOrf Thu 07-Feb-13 18:30:32

My daughter was into old lady chic way before its time.

Her favourite doll (who still is in her bed now she is 17) is Peggy.

Lower division dolls were called Iris and Phyllis.

BabyRoger Thu 07-Feb-13 18:31:16

Well, my 3.5 year old's baby girl doll is called Roger. Poor thing.

I asked her if they baby was now a boy - no it is definitely a girl - just named Roger.

my sis had a teddy called Keith

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