I have fallen in love with a name, what would you think if you met a child called....

(136 Posts)

Moriarty?

2cats2many Tue 18-Dec-12 18:20:48

I'd think their parents were a bit poncy.

Sorrry.

Changeforthrday Tue 18-Dec-12 18:21:36

Moustache, mwahahahahaha, master criminal?

Rindercella Tue 18-Dec-12 18:22:13

I would think the parents were massive Sherlock fans.

Kind of cute & quirky name though. Think I like it.

Oh dear. I'd think you were bonkers, sorry.

zeldapinwheel Tue 18-Dec-12 18:22:54

That he'd grow up to be Sherlock Holmes evil arch nemesis

Acandlelitshadow Tue 18-Dec-12 18:23:27

I'd wonder where Sherlock was.

SheilaWheeler Tue 18-Dec-12 18:24:09

I'd think you were calling your cat

JustFabulous Tue 18-Dec-12 18:24:39

I would wonder why they named their child after a cat.

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Tue 18-Dec-12 18:25:09

Step. Away. From. The. Birth. Registration. Document. Now.

TwoFacedCows Tue 18-Dec-12 18:25:25

I didn't know it was associated with Sherlock Holmes, and I have seen the film numerous time because DH is obsessed! blush

I like it!

MaryBS Brazil Tue 18-Dec-12 18:28:49

Bonkers mental (as Al Murray would say). Sorry!

HipposGoBerserk Tue 18-Dec-12 18:30:47

I would hope he never had to leave North London.

CashmereHoodlum Tue 18-Dec-12 18:32:15

Are you there, Moriarty?

onedev Tue 18-Dec-12 18:32:48

I quite like it but would think the parents a bit cookie grin

Fabulous rabbit or cat name, bonkers for humans.

akaemmafrost Tue 18-Dec-12 18:35:24

It's a fab dog name! That's my next terriers name.

Viviennemary Tue 18-Dec-12 18:37:23

I'd think oh a name worse than Ptolemy.

MulledPinot Tue 18-Dec-12 18:38:07

Oh please don't.

Get a cat and call it that, but not a child.

Doshusallie Tue 18-Dec-12 18:39:17

would immediately think of the bonkers game in One Day played by the awful posh family referenced up thread "Are you there Moriaty?"

StormyWeek Tue 18-Dec-12 18:39:27

Sorry, but another no from me. It's an Irish surname, I think mainly from Co. Cork. All Irish people would think it odd, and I wonder if it would be shortened to Murray ( which I hate). I would think Sherlock first, and faux whacky second.
Sorry!

MulledPinot Tue 18-Dec-12 18:40:29

I think sometimes people fall in love with words - and that's wonderful and has been around for ever (Shakespeare etc famously created words as he loved language so much).

But you have to be careful that your love of words doesn't mean your child ends up with a hindrance of a name. They may be shy, they may be introvert - it's a big ask for a child to have to 'live up' to a huge name.

I hope that makes sense. I'm all for doing what you want, but with careful though, that's all.

sweetkitty Tue 18-Dec-12 18:41:14

Great name for a dog or cat sorry

MulledPinot Tue 18-Dec-12 18:41:15

*thought

dammit

Vagaceratops Tue 18-Dec-12 18:41:44

Could you use it as a middle name?

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