IABVVVVU but I cringe inside when I see

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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!

Chandon I dont care. Just pointing out that they judge no matter what you do. Where's the OP gone anyway?

Schro It must be. It just felt right grin or should be it 'flying-nun'

LittleMissGerardButlerfan Tue 21-May-13 15:50:40

I'm not keen on hyphenated names but I don't think they are chavvy, it's just my personal choice.

My middle name is very common for people born in the late 70's early 80's but my first name is a bit more unusual.

One of my sons names is very common now, I picked it as its a nice name that was coming back in to popular names at the time, but now it's really common. I still like it though and am glad I chose it. My youngest son on the other hand has an unusual name but no one can pronounce it! It's welsh and spelt correctly, but we live in England! I love it when we go to Wales and I don't have to repeat it! I like it though because its a bit different, so I have the 2 extremes grin .

GoingUpInTheWorld Tue 21-May-13 15:51:54

My dd has a very unusual name. My mother hates it.

When i was pregnant, she told me she would buy me my pram if i called her Lydia instead! I stuck to my original name and ended up buying the pram myself! grin

If my mum is out with dd, and someone asks her name, my mum hesitates and says in a low voice what her name is!

Yesterday she took dd to the park and was trying to get her atttention by calling her name so dd would look at the camera, and apparently some woman was staring at my mum and she reckons it was because of the name she was shouting dd!!!

Dd is 7 months, so shes got years to cringe at her name! grin

Chandon Tue 21-May-13 15:52:58

Spscliffing... You are only judged by the very few, like, maybe about 3 people on MN.

Name snobbery threads are so revealing in a way.

Going grin Sounds like my dad. He wanted me to call him a 'normal' name. He started calling him something similar to my sons actual name. It annoyed me. He stopped when he found out the name my son has is in fact Irish. My dad is Irish so was suddenly pleased. Strange man grin

PickledLiver Tue 21-May-13 15:54:35

I kind of agree, but then I don't trust MN re:names. There's another thread on this very board where people are rejoicing in their love for the most bizarre names I have ever ever seen.

I think sometimes people forget that children grow up and that names like 'Archibald Bumfrey' or 'Tottie Jane' just sound shitter and shitter the older you get.

GoingUpInTheWorld Tue 21-May-13 15:55:15

Sps

Hahaha!

SP I'm actually not sure what way is correct, I think my brain has melted today! grin

forevergreek Tue 21-May-13 15:56:38

My name according to mumsnet:

First name : poncy
Second: old lady
Third: chavvy aka MAY
Last: foreign

I'm not sure I'm any of the above!

LittleMiss That's what its like when I take my son to Ireland. No one is surprised when they hear it.

Samu2 Tue 21-May-13 15:57:53

Meh I only judge stupid names like Sunlight or something.

When I named my daughter Evie it wasn't popular but now it is everywhere. I laugh when people think they are naming their child something really unique and they brag about it, chances are that name will soon become popular.

AmataesAmataes Tue 21-May-13 15:58:29

I'm going to come right out and say it.

Regardless of whether you ARE chavvy or not, if you name your child as mentioned, on paper MOST people will assume you are.

I'm not saying its right for the general public to judge, but it happens, the same as people will probably assume my children are stuck up snobs.

For those asking, I am due with DC1 in 4 weeks and will probably name Rupert James or Clara Jane, and yes we have a double barrelled surname hmm

Nieces and nephews are Henry, Cosette, Hugo and Arabella on one side and Dorothy, Lucinda, Matthew, Thomas and William on the other.

I also have cousins with children called klaydon, Kaleb, Malika and Wesley

IneedAsockamnesty Tue 21-May-13 15:58:49

Yabu and really rather, well not the sort of person I would invite to turn left from the gun room should you ever visit my house.

Forever Mine is:

First Name: Chavvy and common
Middle Name: Old lady/Common for age or due to first name.
Surname: A name mentioned on the 'Surnames I'd love to have' thread.

IneedAsockamnesty Tue 21-May-13 15:59:43

And MOST people won't think something like that, people like you will.

"Regardless of whether you ARE chavvy or not, if you name your child as mentioned, on paper MOST people will assume you are."

The shit thing about that is that you will automatically assume the child (or adult) is "chavvy" as well.

A name is just a name, lots of people choose on a whim and a lot of the time choose when they are quite young themselves. It bares no evidence to what that person is like in reality, you are basically just seeing a snippet from a very short period in their lives.

GoodbyePorkPie Tue 21-May-13 16:02:28

"Regardless of whether you ARE chavvy or not, if you name your child as mentioned, on paper MOST people will assume you are."

No, MOST people won't. Only snobs like you will.

Regardless of whether you ARE chavvy or not, if you name your child as mentioned, on paper MOST people will assume you are

^^ By that do you mean you will assume that? Not everyone judges people by their names or the parents for what they decided on.

Chandon Tue 21-May-13 16:03:49

Exactly Goodbyeporkie

GoodbyePorkPie Tue 21-May-13 16:06:02

Nieces and nephews are Henry, Cosette, Hugo and Arabella on one side and Dorothy, Lucinda, Matthew, Thomas and William on the other.

I also have cousins with children called klaydon, Kaleb, Malika and Wesley

Don't even know what your point is here. Are the first ones supposed to be 'chavvy' and the second lot 'posh?' or is it the other way around.

Goodbye No idea what she means either. I could randomly name some cousins of mine. Jed, Krista, Brooke, Gemma, Thomas, Harvey, Jake, Amy, Edward, Charlie, Luke and Freddie.

Cant decide on the chavvy ones though grin

GoodbyePorkPie Tue 21-May-13 16:11:40

Hopefully Amatae will be along to enlighten you soon grin.

D0oinMeCleanin Tue 21-May-13 16:18:19

At the risk of being very nasty is Cosette not some kind of sanitary/feminine hygiene product?

elliejjtiny Tue 21-May-13 16:23:37

I don't think the May/Mae/Mai thing is chavvy but it is popular, like Louise and Jane were in the 80's.

My name was unusual when I was little but now it's everywhere (I'm not really called Ellie). So I have the opposite of an old lady name.

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