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What do you think of Bean?

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Carolinchina Wed 21-Nov-12 20:29:31

What do you think of Bean as a boy's name? It's listed on Mumsnet's Baby Name Finder.

lottiegarbanzo Wed 21-Nov-12 20:30:09

If you live in New Zealand that's how they say Ben. It makes me laugh.

RancerDoo Wed 21-Nov-12 20:30:42

Is it really? Is bun on there too?

OscarPistoriusBitontheside Wed 21-Nov-12 20:30:56

Baked, Heinz, canellini, kidney, shall I go on?

SavoyCabbage Wed 21-Nov-12 20:31:49

grin that's what I thought Lottie.

On my dd's first day of school she told me she had been playing with medicine at lunch time. After swooning I realised it was Madison.

Pochemuchka Wed 21-Nov-12 20:38:46

Erm, even Courtney Love was only brave enough to use this as her DD's middle name.

BOFingSanta Wed 21-Nov-12 20:40:08

It sounds like you didn't actually get around to thinking of a name. It's pretty much the informal word for fetus, isn't it?

Makes me think of Kurt Cobain's daughter. I think it works more for a girl than a boy.

timetosmile Wed 21-Nov-12 20:42:00

Have you ever read Fantastic Mr. Fox?
Or seen the Rowan Atkinson series?
Doesn't appeal to me, I'm afraid

TeaBrick Wed 21-Nov-12 20:42:37

Is it on the name finder because you've just put it on, op?

JimmysMum1988 Wed 21-Nov-12 20:42:42

Mr Bean

LittleDonkin Wed 21-Nov-12 20:43:54

Its my sisters middle child's nickname. It stuck from when she was pregnant.

izzyishavingababyAGAIN Wed 21-Nov-12 20:46:50

Is this serious - it's not a name

MoelFammau Wed 21-Nov-12 20:58:12

My DD goes by the name Bean, or Lil Bean to be accurate. Her real name is Robin.

GrimmaTheNome Wed 21-Nov-12 21:01:48

Perhaps its pronounced to rhyme with Sean? (anyone else have trouble with Sean Bean...I either read it as Shaun Baun or Seen Been)

scottishmummy Wed 21-Nov-12 21:06:35

as a cutsey wutsey pre-birth name,well i know the right on mums do this
as an actual name ghastly,twee, and just no

Callipygian Wed 21-Nov-12 21:35:56

Theres a character in the Ender Saga (by orson scott card) called Bean, although i think its a nickname.

gobbin Wed 21-Nov-12 22:13:57

Oh. I've just called one of my kittens Bean. He's ginger and looked like a baked bean. Are you likely tomhave a redhead? Could be awkward lol!

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Wed 21-Nov-12 22:16:40

Absolutely. Especially if your last name is Salad.

ClareMarriott Thu 22-Nov-12 08:18:12


If you named your child Bean, would he be able to carry it all through his life ? Possibly not .

Catsmamma Thu 22-Nov-12 08:20:53

It's your hormones dearie!

dd got nicknamed Bean by ds1 as she was little and the colour of a baked bean.

Bearcrumble Thu 22-Nov-12 08:29:13

Bean is not a name.

RaspberrySchnapps Thu 22-Nov-12 08:32:01

Beans beans good for the heart
the more you eat the more you fart
the more you fart the better you feel
so eat your beans at every meal

JambalayaWarmMincePie Thu 22-Nov-12 08:42:26

DD2 is called Bean......

....By those who know and love her. Everyone else knows her as Nancy. grin

SorrelForbes Thu 22-Nov-12 08:44:06

My DSiS's BIL and wife gave their DS the middle name Bean (their nickname for the baby whilst she was pregnant). The family took the piss, a lot.

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