To wonder where all the kids from the baby names are?

(381 Posts)
Abbinob Tue 09-Feb-16 16:24:13

Was browsing the baby names forum doing a bit of daydreaming about a future not yet existant tiny squishy baby, as you do..
Algernon.
I have never in my life met a baby algie

ollieplimsoles Tue 09-Feb-16 16:25:42

Never met a Persephone...

ClaraLane Tue 09-Feb-16 16:26:56

I know of a Persephone. Apparently I'm the only one who had ever heard of it because when they announced her birth to the family everyone looked at them blankly. She's called Percy or Sephy for short which I love!

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Tue 09-Feb-16 16:30:04

As baby names is the most trolled area of MN I imagine all the Algernons are where they always were. Alongside all the Kayleena-neveahs. In fantasymakebelieveland.

MrsKoala Tue 09-Feb-16 16:30:06

i know 2 Persephones and it is the name we chose if the ds's had have been girls.

My Dad had a cousin Algernon i think. Defo someone on my dad's side somewhere.

ollieplimsoles Tue 09-Feb-16 16:31:43

One of the ladies in my breastfeeding group has a 'Summer- Rayne' all one name.

MrsKoala Tue 09-Feb-16 16:31:48

I also know a Cesarion and 2 Ptolemys.

ollieplimsoles Tue 09-Feb-16 16:33:28

Ooh I stand corrected Koala

I like the shortening 'Sephy' I think its really pretty

thestylethatdecadesforgot Tue 09-Feb-16 16:35:37

Cesarion is hilarious!

WorraLiberty Tue 09-Feb-16 16:36:10

Fucking hell, Persephone sounds like a cross between a musical instrument and a Samsung Galaxy.

soundsystem Tue 09-Feb-16 16:36:32

If this baby is a girls she migy be a Persephone. I'll report back grin

Hadn't considered Algernon for a boy. It probably out as Algie is a bit close to DD's nickname.

WorraLiberty Tue 09-Feb-16 16:38:20

So glad I got my post in before soundsystem's

Sorry blush

MrsKoala Tue 09-Feb-16 16:40:27

Cesarion is hilarious!

Why? confused

Only if you are saying it wrong Worra.

NaiceVillageOfTheDammed Tue 09-Feb-16 16:41:56

Cesarion - son of Cleopatra and Julius Ceasar. Unfortunately hunted down and killed by Octavion.

MrsKoala Tue 09-Feb-16 16:43:14

Well this year might be a girl for us too Sound, so we may still use it. Or Artemis. I like Delilah too but the song does keep popping into my head.

WorraLiberty Tue 09-Feb-16 16:43:46

Will Ocatavion become the new Jayden? grin

MrsKoala Tue 09-Feb-16 16:46:02

I know who he was, not sure why it's hilarious tho.

I'm named after someone who prophecised doom, was not believed, raped, made a concubine and murdered. Still a nice name. grin

Crabbitface Tue 09-Feb-16 16:47:28

I love Persephone! Don't know any but I bet they'd be very cool if I did.

x2boys Tue 09-Feb-16 16:50:15

How do you pronounce persephone and ptolemy?

MrsKoala Tue 09-Feb-16 16:51:03

I know of 2 MNers who have Persephones. I know of 1 with a Zebedee.

OhForFrigSake Tue 09-Feb-16 16:51:11

I think Cesarion is funny because it reads as Caesarian which, although I'm guessing isnt the pronunciation, is probably how most people will say it - until corrected anyway. I'm not sure I'd fancy a lifetime of people's smirks and having to correct that mispronunciation tbh.

ollieplimsoles Tue 09-Feb-16 16:52:04

Is Persephone pronounced Per-sef-o-ne?
And Ptolemy like tolemy?

OhForFrigSake Tue 09-Feb-16 16:52:11

I read about a baby Zephaniah on baby names which I thought sounded lovely - I love Zephy too for short! :-)

MrsKoala Tue 09-Feb-16 16:52:49

Per-seff-onie (a bit like Per Stephanie but without the T) and Ptolemy is with a silent P, Tol - EM - ee. both gorgeous imo.

originalmavis Tue 09-Feb-16 16:52:57

Per-se-foh-nee
Toll-lomee

Much better spellings imho

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