IABVVVVU but I cringe inside when I see

(364 Posts)
AmataesAmataes Tue 21-May-13 14:14:56

Girls names with -Ella, -lily, -mae, -Rae, -lee or any variation

Following on from my name thread and a couple of threads I've seen about rochelle from the Saturdays new baby,I can't help but cringe when I see any of the above e.g. Gracie-Mae

I am being VVVV judgey pants but I find it so overdone, twee and chavvy.

I'm ready for my flaming!

kennyp Sun 15-Sep-13 21:27:30

I don't think it's chavvy - lots of smalls at the school where I work are -mae or -may. I think it's quite sweet really.

if I had another one I would call her April-May. Woo hoo. an actual calendar girl ....

OldCatLady Sun 23-Feb-14 22:22:32

Hmmmm....I must be a chav then....I named my daughter Daisy May (no hyphen) but she's 23 now, so way before this 'trend'. People have always commented on how pretty it is.

Flowers and months are tradition in my family...my name is primrose (always just rose) my sister is Holly May, our mother is April Rose, her sisters are Daisy and Iris, my cousin is jasmine, and my grandmother June Marguerite (French for daisy). I think they're all very pretty....we must be trailer trash :D

Note....I actually come from a very 'respectable' family, we're not chavs!

deakymom Sun 23-Feb-14 22:25:38

may was my nans name i thought it was too old fashioned blush

Coconutty Sun 23-Feb-14 22:26:32

Zombieeeeee thread.

6cats3gingerkittens Mon 24-Feb-14 00:00:43

I have much to be grateful for, there was a Tryphena Iphiginia on my fathers side.

Mushypeasandchipstogo Mon 24-Feb-14 07:56:15

Totally agree with you OP. Fed up with those awful girls' names. Just wondering what the equivalent boys' names are?

thegreylady Mon 24-Feb-14 08:00:42

Cowers from ZOMBIE invasion.........

glastocat Mon 24-Feb-14 08:15:13

Im not keen on May, but only because my Auntie May is a right old trout. grin

LouiseSmith Mon 24-Feb-14 08:19:43

Looks like Katie Hopkins has a mumsnet account smile lol.

My son has 2 children in his family with something-Mae, I wouldn't choose it my self. But like the something-Louise craze from when I was born (cheers mum) give it 20 years and it will hardly be heard. X

poopadoop Mon 24-Feb-14 08:36:49

What terrible snobs you all are. Only in the UK would you get such a thread! Would you say a particular name sounded 'a bit black'? Well you're using the same logic, but in relation to class. All this 'we're not chavs, we've a posh last name'. Unreal

aGirlDownUnder1 Mon 24-Feb-14 11:00:20

I must be a chav then because my DD name is Gracie and she was born in '99 and this was in NZ and her middle name is Anne, after MiL. Which was very overused then. I'm a chav and proud!

BuzzardBird Mon 24-Feb-14 11:05:53

'May' I say that this is a zombie thread and there 'may' be a lot more 'mai/mae/mays' out there now, in fact we 'may' be over-run with them.

<looks forward to May>

becominglessofalurker Mon 20-Oct-14 16:18:46

I think it is unfair to assume ppl are following a trend as some pps seem to be saying. My dd middle name is may but I was unaware it was soo popular since it is my 1st dc.

becominglessofalurker Mon 20-Oct-14 16:22:04

Also definitely not a Chav. Went to a private boarding school, have middle-class parents. But not a snob either

TrisisFour Mon 20-Oct-14 16:26:56

Clearly people like the op who come on here judging these types of names and calling them chavvy obviously live in chavvy places if there are lot of the children around them with those names. Shall we judge you for living there op? wink

We live in a village and at dd's school there is only one child with one of these names! Each to their own.

Scram Mon 20-Oct-14 16:33:10

my middle name is Mae (named after the great Mae Busch!) how is that chavvy?

ScarletFever Mon 20-Oct-14 16:46:40

i dont like hyphenated names at all / either

I like classic (boring) names - without crappy spelling either
names that end with/contain ii or ee

PenguinsIsSleepDeprived Mon 20-Oct-14 16:49:09

Why has this zombie thread come back. Again.

Mumtobeyorkshire Mon 20-Oct-14 16:49:37

I just named our daughter Emilie-Mae after my great grandmother.

I know Mae/May/Mai is quite common as a middle name nowadays but perhaps it's not because people are being unoriginal but because it goes well with several first names and sounds beautiful and feminine?!

I think it's fine to dislike certain names but to imply that it is a sign of social status or class is really sad (and very Katie Hopkins like!)

I am not 'chavvy' and neither is my daughter and I think it's a shame anyone might prejudge her based solely on a name that both I and many people love!

SweetsForMySweet Mon 20-Oct-14 16:52:44

YABVU and very rude. Who are you to say what other people call their children is chavvy or twee. It's their own business. I don't know of any children with those names but they seem to be popular and you have made such generalisations that your thread is setting out to offend alot of people unnecessarily IMO

Gemzybelle Mon 20-Oct-14 17:17:41

I'm having the opposite problem - DC2 on the way and I'm worried all the names I like will make me sound like a pretentious twat grin

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Mon 20-Oct-14 17:21:35

I think its pretty but why the zombie thread?

MOTU Mon 20-Oct-14 17:25:59

My daughters middle name is May, it was my mil's first name and the month she was born in, am I a chav?! What is it with people getting so het up over other people's choices that in no way affect them?!

FanjoForTheMammaries Mon 20-Oct-14 17:27:56

This thread was shitty the first time and still is

Hoppinggreen Mon 20-Oct-14 18:03:18

I think that people should call their child what they want, I don't like certain names and people might not like my choices.
However, I must admit my judginess kicks in ( before I give myself a mental slap when I see -Mai/Mae. What's wrong with May? And why the hyphen?
Me and DH apply the "Prime minister"test to names ( tongue in cheek)

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