IABVVVVU but I cringe inside when I see

(337 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>

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