Tbh I don't care If I am, some parents need to get a grip

(351 Posts)
WildThongIWannaKnowForSure Mon 22-Apr-13 17:58:12

I give you A-Jay, Charlidh, Ameiliah, Blaiyre, Boudicca, Blu-rayne, Foozy, Deztany-Rose, Madison-Bluebell

My favourite is Wyntrr. They could at least have added an h to the end though.

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WaynettaSlobsLover Mon 22-Apr-13 18:34:22

Pmsl at Moody's tale grin

noblegiraffe Mon 22-Apr-13 18:35:00

5 Borys and only 1 Boris??

SoftKittyWarmKitty Mon 22-Apr-13 18:35:15

Just spotted Ocean-Raine grin.

tabulahrasa Mon 22-Apr-13 18:35:28

'and a mate of mine SWEARS she once heard of a child called "Silloumeh" or "Silloumie"'

That's be Salome, surely?

I feel sorry for Summar and Meaddow

YoniRanger Mon 22-Apr-13 18:37:28

My DD is Maddison-Ane. I feel a bit bad now but it never occurred to me that it would be considered that odd hmm

SherbetVodka Mon 22-Apr-13 18:38:44

I know it's wrong and snto judge

Weegiemum Mon 22-Apr-13 18:40:19

I once had a class with 4 boys names pronounced the same.

That would be Calum, Callum, Kallum and Kalumm.

I kid you not!

The next year I had a Lily, a Lilly, a Lillie and a Llillie (welsh? Apparently so!).

YoniOrNotYoni Mon 22-Apr-13 18:40:20

Moody, was it Salome?

SherbetVodka Mon 22-Apr-13 18:40:44

Oops! Was going to say I know it's wrong and snobby to judge but I can't help it. I hate, hate, hate misspelled names. They look ugly and set my teeth on edge. I do know I'm in the wrong though.

I know of a baby called Zorro.

MrsDeVere Mon 22-Apr-13 18:42:14

Borys is a legitimate spelling afaik. Its just not an English one.

I work with a lot of Eastern European children and they tend to have traditional 'English' names but they are spelled in a way that is snorted at on MN.

Ditto the sniggering at Lucky, Blessing, Attractive, Precious etc. All perfectly normal African names.

LifeofPo Mon 22-Apr-13 18:45:58

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MrsDeVere Mon 22-Apr-13 18:46:23

I also remember someone in virtual hysterics at Hebe.
Because that is a plant's name.
It is in Sussex. In Morocco its a girl's name too hmm

I am possibly the least well traveled MN so I am hardly what you would call sophisticated. It always surprises me how many non-English name are laughed at on these threads.

But I don't see the big deal about parents picking name they like rather than the ones on the official MN list either

I KNOW, I KNOW I am a big ol spoil sporty grumpy pants but this subject never fails to wind me up.

So ner grin

bigbuttons Mon 22-Apr-13 18:47:17

A teacher friend once told me she had a child in her class whose name was written down as guy. Perfectly normal name indeed, except his parents had liked the spelling of the name with no knowledge of how to properly pronounce it. He was called gooey. Like gooey sponge pudding.

Moomoomie Mon 22-Apr-13 18:47:28

I have three (adopted) daughters, all with unusual names, and names I would not have chosen. But it is their name, their identity.
I really don't care what anybody thinks about their names. I have enough to worry about looking after 3 emotionally, physically and organically brain damaged children. Go figure.

I know of an African child called Miracle - because her birth (and survival) was one. Everybody will have preferences of course and I don't like names being spelt 'wrong' out of ignorance or misunderstandings BUT a rose by any other name would smell as sweet etc etc,

Ashoething Mon 22-Apr-13 18:48:16

You can try and be as pc about it as you like but most kids with these kinds of names-celebrity led,odd spelling etc-will come from families that are in the lowest socio-economic group so they will be judged. Many teachers admit they judge kids solely by their names-one told me she dreads having a conor or a Dylan in her class!

I know a family with a child named Nevada-the siblings also have VERY unusual names but if I named them would probably out me! They are a lovely family but I bet the dcs will be judged all their lives because of the names the parents have saddled them with.

4 ways of spelling....

katgerine cargerine kathryn Cathryn katharine.

ooh wait that's 5

what about
eleanor elinor elena helena elenore...

alison allison alyson...

IllegalYoniFarm Mon 22-Apr-13 18:50:24

Surely the one child called Joesph is a typo... Surely?!

noblegiraffe Mon 22-Apr-13 18:52:40

I wasn't sneering at Borys, I was just genuinely surprised that it was 5 times as popular as Boris.

tabulahrasa Mon 22-Apr-13 18:52:52

'eleanor elinor elena helena elenore...'

I don't pronounce Elena or Helena anything like Eleanor? (or the other spellings)

manicinsomniac Mon 22-Apr-13 18:54:38

Ashoe - I work in a home counties private school and have taught both a Conor and a Dylan. Both lovely boys. One Irish, one Welsh. Why would teachers dread those names??

I love Madison. We wanted to name our DD1 that, but my now exSIL snuck in (tbf, we never told her we wanted that throughout my pregnancy, he gave birth two months before me) and has a beautiful Maddie. I was surprised Saima was so low, there are six Saima's in my DD2's year (all are Pakistani, I think) and t seems quite common? I quite like Madison-Bluebell, it's pretty and everyone will know her as Madison anyone, so it doesn't.matter much. I have a friend with a DS called Camryn. I would have spelt it the more traditional version, but who cares? Camryn is just as unique as Jago which seems to pop up a bit on Baby Names. And I don't like hundreds of names, I think loads if names are silly, but I'm not telling, I'm not saying and I'm not going to say 'I think X isn't a good name.'

But why is it necessary to take what might be a fairly normal name and give it a "cool" spelling that the child will be stuck with? Why Alixx and Jaxxon for example? Or Ameeliah?

and I'm sorry but Jazzlyn-Mari, really? Deimante? And Boo will be an adult one day

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