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

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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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LaQueen Thu 25-Apr-13 09:27:34

Just noticed that DD2 has virtually one of the same names, as mentioned in the OP' original post, but without the suffix attached grin

There are always going to be exceptions to the general rule...however, that doesn't mean that the large majority of children bearing these fancy names, don't belong to a certain socio-econmic background.

I sometimes think, the parents create these exotic names, in an attempt to give their child a certain memorable status - in an environment where other conventionally accepted status markers (good education, professional career, nice house, smart car) really generally aren't ever going to be an option for their child.

hazeyjane Wed 24-Apr-13 23:10:00

Cydne is a French name

almapudden Wed 24-Apr-13 23:01:16

I know a female Cydne. Her parents thought that Sidney was too masculine. Now to me that just looks stupid and if I didn't know what it was supposed to be, I'd pronounce it "siddnuh".

JenaiMorris Wed 24-Apr-13 19:08:08

Nope, Donimo. No idea what it means. It's the last track on Treasure by The Cocteau Twins. It's all snowy and lovely. No idea what it means, though.

usualsuspect Wed 24-Apr-13 18:59:49

Excuse crap typing,on phone.

usualsuspect Wed 24-Apr-13 18:58:47

My DD has an approved by mn MC name.if you saw her with her tattoos leggings,hooped earrings walking her staffy you would never guess her name grin

TheRealFellatio Wed 24-Apr-13 18:47:44

Donimo? confused do you mean Domino?

TheRealFellatio Wed 24-Apr-13 18:46:42

as well as Aloysious (which being a derivation apparently of Louis, rather validates Laly's parents' own adaption - not that it needed it),

NO NO NO!

Louis. Say it out loud - LOUIS.

O U I quite clearly sounds like ooooo-eeee (silent S as per the French)

Alyiousa. Say it out loud - ALYIOUSA.

I O U quite clearly sounds like eeee-oooo-sa

Not the same thing at all. There is no obvious connection as far as I can see, other than that they contain the same letters but in a different order.

(I am so sorry, Laly I am not meaning to pick on you but this is a matter of principle, and I can't stand it.) blush

TheRealFellatio Wed 24-Apr-13 18:34:59

But Pandora is a very, very old and well established name, if not used much these days. The same with Hebe.

ChristineDaae Wed 24-Apr-13 17:16:35

There's some crazy names on there. Iv'e noticed Deanjunior... All one word. I assume goodluck is a traditional African thing like miracle etc?!

JenaiMorris Wed 24-Apr-13 14:51:29

Well, seeing as we have Pandora now as well as Aloysious (which being a derivation apparently of Louis, rather validates Laly's parents' own adaption - not that it needed it), here is the full track listing of that album I talked about upthread.

This is what every joss stick burning girl of a certain era had as her list of baby names:

Beatrix
Persephone
Pandora
Amelia
Aloysius
Cicely
Otterly
Donimo

I think it's a rather nice selection <coughs> 30-odd years later smile

MzPixielated Wed 24-Apr-13 14:21:00

I know a lovely baby girl called pandora. Lots of people have sneered, I think it's beautiful.

TheRealFellatio Wed 24-Apr-13 14:17:09

Oh. So the Y is silent then. grin

MooMooSkit Wed 24-Apr-13 14:16:06

I love all the old traditional names like Alfie, Charlie, Archie etc and don't care that they are popular because I don't feel the need to be all quirky and cool and have a "different name" for my child. I pick what I want and sod what everyone else thinks.

Don't like threads like this as well purely as when I was at school my name was mainly a boys name and I got SOOO much stick for it!

LaQueen Wed 24-Apr-13 13:57:09

Pronounced like Shania Twain, apparently hmm

And, does it make my friend think 'Oh, this name is really pretty, and creative, and unusual in a really positive way that is most likely indicative of how sparky, and creative and artistically inclined the child is...'

No. It doesn't.

TheRealFellatio Wed 24-Apr-13 13:49:20

but is it pronounced Sha-NY-a like Shania Twain, or is it pronounced Shay-nee-a?

LaQueen Wed 24-Apr-13 13:44:54

My teacher friend recently had a Shay'nia, in her class...

Ironic, because there's a woeful lack of apostrophes everywhere else...

TheRealFellatio Wed 24-Apr-13 13:36:42

Arf at 'or God forbid, punctuate it'. grin

sadly it is becoming a common requirement to need to know how to correctly punctuate a name. grin

LaQueen Wed 24-Apr-13 13:33:23

Totally agree with Fell - I wouldn't necessarily judge the poor child...but, I would bleddy judge her parents for shackling them with a gimmicky, cartoon-esque names that are bizarrely spelt and cause everyone, ever, to have to ask how to spell (or God forbid) punctuate it.

HotelFromage Wed 24-Apr-13 13:17:11

I have a class with a Caitlyn, a Caitlin and a Caitlynn and another class with three Olivia's.

The best was a class with 5 Thomas's a couple of years ago, worse still, two of the Thomas's were virtually identical.

changeforthebetter Wed 24-Apr-13 13:10:19

Isn't Tea actually Téa (as in the actress Téa Leonie was married to Nic Cage?) I assume it's a variation on Thea - of course Ma and Pa may have some pronunciation issues. Anyhow I have a deep and abiding love of tea as in drink so it would be a compliment to the child..... wink

TheRealFellatio Wed 24-Apr-13 12:56:49

sorry Laly of course I meant Aloysius, not Aloytius, with a T. But I think the feminine form could be with a T or an S, and if you google it with a T there are women called Aloytia out there, and I am sure there are women called Aloysia too. But Alyiousa is not, can never be, and will never be the same name. Just, no. sorry. grin

it doesn't matter how many times you look at it, turn it inside out, back to front and upside down, your name phonetically says Al-ee-oo-sa

NOT A-la-wish-a, or A-lo-wish-a. I think they just didn't know how to spell it so they guessed and got it wrong. In which case it's better to just admit that instead of trying to convince the world that they are looking at an orange, when they are actually looking at an apple. grin

Unique I think the issue with Laly's name being apparently 'made up' is that it bears little phonetic relation to the name it's actually supposed to be. So an easy mistake to make, really.

Anway sorry Laly, none of it is your fault and I would no way judge you for it. But I am amazed you haven't altered the spelling for your own sanity.

gotthemoononastick Wed 24-Apr-13 11:41:53

Salome was a dancing girl
She danced the hitchy-kitch
She danced before king Herod
And she didn't wear a stitch.

Said Herod ,'Salome dear,we do not do that here.'
Said Salome 'oh go to Hell',and kicked the chandelier!

Maybe the first suffragette? Pretty name nowadays,though....

aloysius
shock a made up name!

* ATJabberwocky*

"Not a strange name just an odd spelling, Leighann - Leanne surely?"

well, no, I would have said Leanne was the made-up (later) version - because the female form of Lee is spelt Leigh.

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