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!

SillyTilly123 Tue 21-May-13 14:59:56

My dd2 has May as a middle name, but it means something important to me. My lovely nana is called Amy and its an anagram of that, and dps mam is called Mavis so it is a part of them both.

polkadotsrock Tue 21-May-13 15:00:13

I have a hyphenated name- two boring names shoved together to make a (mildly) more interesting one. Though I go by my initials as they're catchy. I've no idea if my name would be considered chavvy but I know that using my initials is- it really bothers some people- which I delight in because its ridiculous!
In this instance I don't cringe at all but that is probably because I'm used to double barrelled names anyway.

badtime Tue 21-May-13 15:01:31

Eskino, Moon Unit is still called Moon Unit, but she (Frank Zappa's daughter) is usually known as 'Moon', as Unit is her middle name.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_Zappa

Perhaps you're thinking of Zowie Bowie, a.k.a. Duncan Jones (the film director)?

SillyTilly123 Tue 21-May-13 15:02:29

Dds name is not hyphenated though.

My mum's name is Grace, she's early fifties.

She likes to pretend all the baby Graces and Gracies are named after her.

KneeDeepInDaisies Tue 21-May-13 15:07:07

I don't cringe but I agree it is very overdone.

Some people I know make the school use the hyphenated name but at home don't bother. I think that's a bit oddgrin

FrancesFarmer Tue 21-May-13 15:09:53

I'm in agreement with the OP. I wish the fad for twee names and "creative" spelling would end.

offwithhishead Tue 21-May-13 15:12:27

Well I googled my daughters name yesterday, because I'm trying to find similar names as I'm expecting my third and someone had posted something about seeing MY children's names in our local paper and ridiculing them. People saying I shouldn't be allowed to name my own children and stuff. So your damned of you choose something different and your damned if you pick something everyone else has.
Reading this yesterday was abit upsetting and i don't even want to post there full names as il probably be slagged off so people should think before they say anything TOO nasty. But everyone has a right to dislike a name I dislike mine because its common and that's why I go for unusual names with my 2, but it's put me under pressure to find a unique name for #3!

D0oinMeCleanin Tue 21-May-13 15:12:32

Dd1 is X-rae, X being my uncles name, who died shortly before my 18th, dd1 was conceived shortly before my 21st, so it seemed right to give her a variant of his name.

Ray, is my Dad, my uncles closest friend, they were inseparable. Dd1's name is in memory of their close relationship.

If anyone dared to tell me to my face that her name was 'chavvy' I'd take it an invitation to act 'chavvy' and would chin them smile

OHforDUCKScake Tue 21-May-13 15:16:48

Sorry people but it was common 5 years ago too.

You had no imagination 5 years ago basically wink

One of my kids is in school with an Elle-Mai, pronounced Ellie-May hmm

The boring name and the hyphenation I could happily ignore but the mis-spelling/pronunciation of Elle makes me grit my teeth every time

catlady1 Tue 21-May-13 15:27:56

My DD's middle name is Lily (not hyphenated, a separate name). The only reason it isn't her first name is because it's so over-used. I agree that the "-May/Mae/Mai/Grace/Rose/etc" has been done to death, I don't think of it as chavvy or anything negative but it does make me want to roll my eyes a bit when I hear it. When I was a kid it was sort of the same with "-Jo" and "-Jane" but those were not nearly as popular as the equivalents are now.

80sMum Tue 21-May-13 15:30:39

It used to be Ann that was tacked onto other names. Names such as Mary-Ann, Sally-Ann, Kerry-Ann, Lucy-Ann etc. The Mae/May phase will soon give way to the next fad.
Anyone got any suggestions?

JerseySpud Tue 21-May-13 15:31:23

Oh well i have a Holly-Mae. Call me chavvy to your hearts content, we're the furthest from it. Mae is a family name to us.

FudgeyCookie Tue 21-May-13 15:32:34

I have an Evie-Mae, which mn seems to think is chavvy hmm which we definitely aren't. Never met an Evie-Mae before though, and she is named after two family members, even though the family member's registered name was spelt May, she changed it to Mae as she was fed up of having the same spelling as 3 other people she knew!

This thread is so mean

You just cant win. You get judged for been different and you get judged for using common names.

I couldn't give a flying nun what others call their children. Why would i? It doesn't affect me.

Messandmayhem Tue 21-May-13 15:38:57

I is got I have a hyphenated first name innit. I just use the first part. My kids don't, but apparently my DD has a common name (I hadn't met another child with her name until after she was born) and she and her brother are named after characters in a popular movie franchise which might be quite chavvy by mn standards.

My daughter has mai as a middle name, but in my defense it's short for Mavis, my maternal grandmother.

kelda Tue 21-May-13 15:41:24

grin at X-Rae

Oh and I didn't hyphenate it, so she's not Amalia-Mai which would be weird.

Chandon Tue 21-May-13 15:47:03

SPscliffing, who cares.

So what, you can't win. You are only judged by a few online saddos like OP who have nothing better to do than put people down, to make themselves feel better.

Ignore the boring snobbo's.

IMO it is very common to call people chav's wink

Eskino Tue 21-May-13 15:48:16

Ah Badtime, I was muddling Moon Unit with her brother, the even more wonderfully named Dweezil who actually legally changed his name from IAN to Dweezil as a child, out of choice. Presumably to fit in with the rest of his family grin

EggsMichelle Tue 21-May-13 15:48:39

I would have loved an X- Mai but sadly it is over used, so if I ever have a daughter she will just be X. I went to quite a "chavy" school and alot of girls I grew up with now have dd's with hyphen names, but I wouldn't say it was a chavy thing, more I making their dd's as girly as possible with a twee name.

"I couldn't give a flying nun what others call their children" grin

SP I've never heard that phrase before (flying nun), is it a chav thing? wink

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