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to wonder what is the point of posting on Baby Names if...

(47 Posts)
ParmaViolette Tue 16-Apr-13 21:47:11

...the only acceptable response is 'beautiful name hun, ignore the haters and enjoy your bubba!' or the more diplomatic 'YOUR CHILD- NAME IT WHAT YOU LIKE!'

Discuss.

idontbeeleaveit Tue 16-Apr-13 21:48:38

Well yeah but I think it's sharing the excitement a lot of the time grin That said I dislike it when parents name children names that WILL invite ridicule so YANBU.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Tue 16-Apr-13 21:50:17

Yes boss. grin

I do both. Start by saying what I think of the name and end by acknowledging that it's their child and it doesn't matter one little bit what I or anyone else thinks.

Which is true.

AssamAndDarjeeling Tue 16-Apr-13 21:53:25

Some people just can't deal with hearing that they have hideous taste.

Which is why I don't treat baby-naming as an expression of my own personality.

LondonInHighHeeledBoots Tue 16-Apr-13 22:02:35

I think the same reason people ask advice - to tell them what they are going do!

Also, you want to share the amazing name you have chosen, but can't tell your mother or your friends because one of them will respond with 'But James is a horrible name, I had a dog called James once and it bit me, and there was a fat kid at school called James, you should call him Beelzebub instead' or purse their lips and say 'Well, I will call him Stephen.'

Although it does annoy me when the question is 'Juliet or Rachel - what do you think' and people respond 'Neither, they are both horrible, what about Margret or Layla?'. That is not the question you were asked.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Tue 16-Apr-13 22:05:19

When on mumsnet do people ever confine themselves to answering the question asked? grin

ParadiseChick Tue 16-Apr-13 22:13:35

I love those ones where the op suggests normal decent names and the replies go along the lines off no, what about BodenElias or Ophelia Trumpet nn liapet?

thermalsinapril Tue 16-Apr-13 22:28:38

I think deviating from the question is fine, especially if posters have indeed given their honest opinion of the suggested names. I love it when threads go off at interesting tangents grin Why not throw some extra suggestions into the mix? If the OP doesn't like them they can always reject them, but sometimes people do say "ooh yes I never thought of that one!"

Trillz Tue 16-Apr-13 22:37:56

YABU to wonder - it's the same "point" that there is in posting in AIBU when there is absolutely no chance that you will accept you are BU

manticlimactic Tue 16-Apr-13 22:41:47

I've just had a wander over to Baby Names and read some of the thread titles. Good god! Do people really call their child those names??

shesariver Tue 16-Apr-13 22:44:38

I dont really know any kids in real life with some of the god awful , pretentious, or simply plain ridiculous names you see on the baby names threads here, I think some parents forget they are naming a child for life, not a dog.

I heard someone load parenting Illya today. I wondered... Illya Kuryakin?

raisah Wed 17-Apr-13 06:03:56

I was at a park in a certain part of n London not too long ago where all the kids were named Persepone, Dante, Otto and Clarissa etc. All the parents had identikit uniforms of dark turtle neck tops & giant spec frames & skinny jeans apart from me! I thought they might have been the people who post on the baby name threads.

exoticfruits Wed 17-Apr-13 07:13:28

I just want to do my bit to save a DC having a lifetime with a dire name- however the parent may well ignore and do it anyway- at least then have been told.

Bibs123 Wed 17-Apr-13 07:27:01

Oh good I am not the only one a bit bewildered by the names being banded about on the names threads and wondering where these people hide in real life. It seems Rupert is a popular name on these posts. Nuff said! I did hear a woman calling after a naughty Horace in a shop once!

thermalsinapril Wed 17-Apr-13 09:23:24

Agree raisah. There are the baby names which a lot of people in North London go for. And then there's the rest of the country, where completely different names seem to be preferred!

Bumbez Wed 17-Apr-13 09:36:30

Going off at a tangent, does anyone recall the troll thread about a completely rediculous name, I think it ended up in classics 'twas very funny.

As there will be no more dc's for me I largely ignore the baby name threads unless they are my dds names and pop up in most active.

I think it's fine to express a negative opinion (e.g. "I really don't like Ophelia Trumpet, and there's possibility for teasing there"), but not a "OMG THAT IS HIDEOUS, SO HIDEOUS THAT GENERATIONS OF YOUR FAMILY AS YET UNBORN WILL CURSE YOUR NAME DAILY; ANY PARENT WHO EVEN CONSIDERS THAT NAME IS A GIANT SUPPURATING BOIL UPON THE FACE OF HUMANITY" level negative response -- yes, the OP has asked for opinions, but reading your post will potentially be other parents who have already given their child the name you are about to rip to shreds and who (a) didn't ask for opinions and (b) aren't in a position to change the name now anyway, so write your post with that in mind and be polite.

Someone was really very rude about DD1's name (which isn't particularly freakish) on a thread (not mine) here once and it did rankle.

There's a name on there currently, well the thread asks for a name for a sibling of a child called X. A while ago the DS were telling me about some rapper, I think it was 'Example' who had expressed his shock at hearing such a name as X, and had a massive response from his fans all joining in the mocking of the name X.

At the time of being told this I said "bet she's a mumsnetter" and it appears I was only bloody right! I've text the DS to tell them.

I live in north east London and the only people I know who use the ridiculous names I see on those threads live in South or West London.

LaMaga Wed 17-Apr-13 11:42:22

Some name are awful, yes. That's why I stay away from that particular topic. It's all very nice for some parents to feel 'creative' but I think they should change their own names instead if they want to be creative instead of naming their children with weird names yes dad, I am looking at you If you still want to be creative, make it a middle name please.

EldritchCleavage Wed 17-Apr-13 16:40:24

Yep, West London is top daft name hot spot for the whole of the UK.

Met siblings called 'Lucky' and 'Storm' in West London once. 'Pain' and 'Arse' would have been more appropriate.

cantspel Wed 17-Apr-13 16:45:55

Is this thread a piss take

http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/baby_names/1734469-Brother-or-Sister-for-Persephone

Or are those posters serious?

cantspel Wed 17-Apr-13 16:46:04
valiumredhead Wed 17-Apr-13 16:49:09

Ive only ever ventured over to Baby Names once, it made AIBU look tame! shock

wigglesrock Wed 17-Apr-13 16:53:24

I think it's really arsey to link to a thread in a different topic just to take the piss.

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