DP loves Charlton...

(22 Posts)

As it says really. He is absolutely set on it for some reason and I just can't warm to it at all. He says we can shorten it to Charlie, but a) there are SO MANY Charlies and b) I'd like to be able to use the baby's full name without cringing!

So I'm either looking for ways of persuading DP that it is a no-go, or for someone to tell me that it really isn't that bad and persuade me otherwise!!

A definite no from me.

I wouldn't want people associating my child with Charlton Heston the hateful, right wing gun freak.

meditrina Sat 26-Jan-13 17:16:41

My first association was Athletic. Is he a supporter?

Mellymog Sat 26-Jan-13 17:16:50

Makes me think of Charlton Heston or Charlton Athletic football team. Is DP a football fan?

I really don't like it either, sorry.

Thanks! Reason #1 to give him when he gets home from work grin

I like names like Reuben and Isaac. He likes names like Charlton and Maximus hmm.

Any suggestions for a go between?

Greensleeves Sat 26-Jan-13 17:20:56

Well, if you don't like it, it's a no. End of story.

What do you like?

Think it's the link to the actor rather than the football team. Will have to point out that Heston wasn't a nice guy in real life, no matter how much he likes his films hmm

Mellymog Sat 26-Jan-13 17:22:10

I much prefer yours. His both sound like Gladiators.

Maybe you could just go with something traditional like William.

Sashapineapple Sat 26-Jan-13 18:12:25

Reminds me of the fresh prince character.

TWinklyLittleStar Sat 26-Jan-13 18:15:07

Charlton? Tell your DH you can use SE3 as a nickname grin I have been to Charlton many times. I would not name a child after it.

I like both of your names.

thegreylady Sat 26-Jan-13 19:34:08

Max is ok but I like your names best

lljkk Sat 26-Jan-13 19:49:45

it's a dance.

CocktailQueen Sat 26-Jan-13 19:58:06

The dance is a charlston, lljkk!!

Geranium3 Sat 26-Jan-13 20:04:14

I'm with you OP, terrible name, sounds ghastly

MumOfMissy Sat 26-Jan-13 20:11:15

I thought of Charlton Athletic too. And does Charlton even mean anything? I hate this trend, American mainly, of calling kids after place names or surnames (Paxton, Camden, Mason, Coleton...)
Your choices have more substance, but they are very old school biblical names. Could you meet somewhere in the middle at just Charles?

Rhubarbgarden Sat 26-Jan-13 22:38:40

My first thought was '...and the Wheelies' but a) I'm an old gimmer and b) that was Chorlton anyway.

It's still a naff name.

lottiegarbanzo Sat 26-Jan-13 23:20:10

Yep, Athletic, Heston, (Chorlton) and the wheelies, ... cum Hardy (area in Manchester).

Charlatan and, despite Heston, it just sounds made up and like a place name.

thewhistler Sat 26-Jan-13 23:29:07

Def a not v good football team. Has he thought of Arsenal ( sorry) ?

John? ( Wayne )

mathanxiety Sun 27-Jan-13 03:26:30

Bobby Charlton? As in 'the Bobby Charlton combover...'

DD3 was in school with a boy who amply earned the NN Carlton. A very funny running joke. 'Carlton' was unfazed.

Max isn't bad, either Maximilian or Maxwell or Maxim, or just plain Max. Charles isn't bad either but it is popular. Marc or Marcus are nice names, imo.

Would you consider (or would your DH consider):

I like Isaac and Reuben a lot. Shame your DH doesn't.

anonymosity Sun 27-Jan-13 04:17:27

I also like Isaac a lot. I think Reuben is becoming a bit popular - (you know in that sneaky, unpopular name way that you give it to your child and suddenly everyone else has it kind of popular.)

IAmLouisWalsh Sun 27-Jan-13 09:41:50

Charlie Brooker is a Charlton.

Thanks everyone! Especially for the suggestions for alternatives. Back to the drawing board, see if we can finally agree on one!

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