Are our names silly???

(61 Posts)
BexGershon Wed 10-Oct-12 20:56:57

Hello all,

I am very new to this so sorry if my message isn't in the style that your all used to.
I just wanted some help with names as I find people pulled a "ughhh" face or just say "aaaaar how lovelllyyyy " to my names but I would love some true honest opinions!
We love the names Rocco or Eli with the middle name Parker or Talulah with the middle name Poppy for a girl.
We are a young Jewish couple and would like something unusual, we loveddddd the name Noah but its everywhere I turn now.

If you have any other ideas for names please help!!

Thank you all xxx

wigglesrock Fri 12-Oct-12 19:55:50

A babys name likened to a prostitute only on fuckin' Mumsnet angry. I like Noah, it was on my shortlist when I had dd3, I also like it for a girl, but I really like Parker grin for either.

If you love a name, you love a name [shrug], I have 3 daughters, all of who have popular names, I don't regret a single one of them, they're my childrens name - I think they're gorgeous. In fact my dd3 (20 months) has begun to call one of her big sisters Lou Lou (her name is actually Olivia) but it was a nickname that just came naturally.

As an aside I'm in NI and I know quite a few Roccos.

Bonsoir Fri 12-Oct-12 18:25:09

My DP is Jewish and we know a lot of people with Jewish first names. I like:

boys: Ariel, David, Simon
girls: Tsipora

sparkle12mar08 Fri 12-Oct-12 18:17:36

My "true honest opinion" is that Tallulah screams chav and prostitute, as mentioned by others up thread. Rocco is iffy, frankly and Parker is just meh. Poppy is boring and grossly over used. There are hundreds, thousands even, of better names out there, surely you can come up with some you both like?

i have a Tallulah and adore the name - i get sooo many lovely comments about it so i am totally biased!!!

Tallulah poppy is lovely.

twooter Fri 12-Oct-12 13:42:53

I like tallulah, but wouldn't be brave enough to use it. I can imagine it on an extrovert child, but could an introvert live up to her name?

OrangeFireandGoldashes Thu 11-Oct-12 20:51:09

I work with a Tallulah (never shortened) and she is one of the poshest people I know! She's lovely, and very intelligent, but she is full-on huntin' shootin' fishin' set so not at all chavvy.

mathanxiety Thu 11-Oct-12 19:25:55

Rocco is very Italian Catholic. I don't know if that would be offputting for you but it has that cultural connection. It has also been adopted by the hip crowd because of the Rock syllable indicating music/rock n roll, etc., but Rocco is an Italian saint and a v traditional name, v old mannish.

Eli is lovely. (But for a boy, not a girl).

Parker is a terribly bland, white bread and mayonnaise (look at 'Hannah and Her Sisters'), anonymous American suburbia sort of name.

Tallulah as a bit of pzazz about it. Nice.

I find Poppy incredibly insipid and not a strong name. It's a good name for a pet.

There are many gorgeous modern Israeli names, and plenty of great names from traditional Jewish sources. It seems a shame to go for names so random and without significance to you, or with significance in another culture.

wildpoppy Thu 11-Oct-12 18:25:02

Great names

badtime Thu 11-Oct-12 17:15:35

What about Noa for a girl? (if you like Noah but don't want to use it for a boy - I think in the bible she is actually 'Noah', but the spelling without an 'h' is more common for girls)

I like Tallulah, though.

MoonHare Thu 11-Oct-12 13:40:42

Eli is Ok, and flows nicely with Parker. Not keen on Rocco sounds a bit ostentatious. Probably because of the similarity to the word rococo

Tallulah also makes me think 'precocious', because of the Bugsey Malone thing, but that may just be me showing my age. Poppy is a bit too cutesy for me, as flower names go Iris is still pretty but sounds stronger.

Noah has risen in popularity in recent years but is not massively common as say Harry or George so he might not be in the same class as any others. Jonah is a good alternative suggestion.

If you like Tallulah and like biblical names what about Tabitha?

RTchoke Thu 11-Oct-12 10:25:26

I love Eli, we are thinking of using Elias and Eli for short. Other Old Testament boys names which I love are Reuben, Saul and Isaac.

I am not terribly keen of Parker as it sounds like surname and therefore very American to use it as a first name.

Rocco just screams Madonna to me.

I actually like Tallulah although I am aware it is a marmite name. I love Bugsy and I knew an amazing young girl called Tallulah shortened to Lullah.

PorkyandBess Thu 11-Oct-12 00:10:30

Tallulah and Poppy are both dreadful, imo.

Eli, Rocco & Noah are all good.

Sossiges Thu 11-Oct-12 00:09:43

Eli Parker (rather than Rocco Parker)
Talulah Poppy

good names

YouMayLogOut Thu 11-Oct-12 00:03:55

Eli is a name in its own right. Eli and Elijah were separate people in the Bible.

Devora Thu 11-Oct-12 00:02:30

Rachel is seriously out of fashion but I love it.

I'm thinking of Eli ( Elijah )
Not keen on rocco or talullah nothing to do with thinking they are silly or chavvy though
Poppys nice, not sure where I stand on Parker

BurnThisDiscoDown Wed 10-Oct-12 23:49:55

Love Eli (and Elias and Elisha), and also Parker and Poppy. Rachael and Rebekah are nice, but might be a bit too frequently used?

VBisme Wed 10-Oct-12 23:49:44

I'd think that Eli was a NN for Elijah.
Talullah is not my cup of tea, but what about Louise if you like Lou Lou?

Devora Wed 10-Oct-12 23:49:39

Tallulah is a bit too loaded for me. How about Tamara, or Talia?

Boy: I like Noah. How about Seth or Jed or Yishai?

I also like ninjawomble's suggestions, especially Solomon and Amira smile

P names are a bit tricky, aren't they? How about Paloma, Paola, Pearl, Phoebe, Pia, Pilar, Piper, Polly, Posy. Or, for a boy, Patrick, Pedro, Paolo, Pesac, Philo? Ooh, I know - Primo, after Primo Levi smile

burmac Wed 10-Oct-12 23:47:16

DD2 went to school with a Tallulah and I never came round to it. It's a bit of a running joke in our house because of that press story about the New Zealand child called "Tallulah does the hula in Hawaii" - the test I came across when pg was to imagine her/him growing up to be a judge and will the name stand up.

I speak as someone who ended up having to change my first name by deed poll because my original name was a mouthful that my parents regretted and had already given me a permanent nickname by the time I started school and it messed me up for ID purposes years later as an adult......

PinkMilkIsMyFavouriteAndMyBest Wed 10-Oct-12 23:40:54

Nice not nic!

PinkMilkIsMyFavouriteAndMyBest Wed 10-Oct-12 23:40:33

Love Eli - not sur about Rocco. The girls' names are nic. There must be a better name than Parker starting with P though!

crabb Wed 10-Oct-12 23:40:05

Elias is an alternative full name to Elijah, for Eli. (This is my grandson's name so love it of course).

Teamthrills Wed 10-Oct-12 23:38:03

Naomi
Rebekah
Nyah (means purpose)

ninjawomble Wed 10-Oct-12 23:32:57

Really like Eli (would call Elijah on bc) and Noah is lovely as well. Sorry don't like any of the other names. What about Aaron, Adam, Issac, Reuben or Solomon (nn Sol) for a boy ? Nice girl's names Abigail, Hannah, Amira, Naomi and Zara.

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