Savanna & Harvey....thoughts

(281 Posts)
MotherOfCleo Mon 11-Mar-13 20:06:51

Hi
I am only in my firat trimester but me and my OH already have some favourites names wise. I wondered what other people thought though.

For a girl we are pretty much settled on Savanna Brooke, its unusual and so I'm worried our parents wont like it, but it is a name which means something to us and reflects my OHs history so we are very keen on it.

For a boy we like Harvey Sebastian but I dont like Harv for short which is tricky....we also quite like Ryley and Dexter as first names so this one is less decided.

Any thoughts would be welcome. grin

nenevomito Mon 11-Mar-13 21:03:50

DS's class is full of Harveys and Rileys, I like both. I don't get why you're so keen to change the spellings of Riley or Savannah. Misspelling doesn't make a name more individual, just strange.

SanityClause Mon 11-Mar-13 21:04:05

Seriously, OP, I have an ordinary name with an unusual spelling.

Bane of my life.

But the spelling will be an issue. Maybe not to you, but for your dc, on official forms, on name tags, it will be an issue.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 11-Mar-13 21:04:24

Savanna without the H is fine but it's a brand of cider.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 11-Mar-13 21:05:25

I like Cooper too

Greensleeves Mon 11-Mar-13 21:06:06

LOL at OP stomping about going "spelling is not up for discussion" and "thread closed"

that's not really how it works I'm afraid grin

everlong Mon 11-Mar-13 21:06:09

I think people were trying to be diplomatic re the spelling. In other words they probably didn't like the names you've chosen, but if you are going to have them, spell them correctly.
That's all.

MotherOfCleo Mon 11-Mar-13 21:06:28

yeah ken I know, and Harvey is a beer lol.......we are not drunks honest. grin

belfastbigmillie Mon 11-Mar-13 21:06:33

so... you have asked if people like them - they didn't and now you have gone into a strop smile Have to say, I don't like them either. They sound chavvy to me.

ladymia Mon 11-Mar-13 21:07:58

I am just saying, everyone else will also assume you have spelled it incorrectly and they will have to correct people all their lives. Sorry if you think it's not an issue, it is.

CheeseStrawWars Mon 11-Mar-13 21:09:45

Savanna (no h) is a brand of cider.

CheeseStrawWars Mon 11-Mar-13 21:10:30

oh, x-post

Llareggub Mon 11-Mar-13 21:10:45

Really not my cup of tea at all. Variety is good though. We can't all like the same names.

MotherOfCleo Mon 11-Mar-13 21:11:08

greensleeves my issue is that you went on a rampage about spelling even though I said on more than one occasion that it wasnt thoughts on the spelling I was asking for. You ignored that and I found your imput unkind, unfriendly and unrequired....sorry if you are used to belittling people but that is not how I work so I found it hurtful.

I started the thread asking for friendly imput I didnt realise that would open me up to unkind comments, an I think I can make requests on my own thread without you being unkind again.

MotherOfCleo Mon 11-Mar-13 21:12:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Greensleeves Mon 11-Mar-13 21:14:19

guffaw at "went on a rampage"

Look love, if you want to give your kids awful misspelt names that's your lookout

but if you post on MN asking what people think of the names, and what people think is "you've spelt it wrong", then that is what they will post. And it might be worth you taking notice, because it is going to keep happening.

Viviennemary Mon 11-Mar-13 21:14:29

I don't like Harvey very much at all. Savanna is quite nice I suppose if you like that sort of name.

nectarini1983 Mon 11-Mar-13 21:15:50

Love Savanna Brooke. .....its one of my younger cousins names!! Shes 19 and gorgeous!

Not sure on Sebastian as dont like nn Seb...and will always think of the crab from The Little Mermaid.

everlong Mon 11-Mar-13 21:16:15

OP don't get stressed.

MN is friendly, but people are honest, sometimes very honest about stuff, especially baby names.

If you ask ' I wonder what other people think ' type thing, people will tell you. Honestly.

But like you said, it's your baby and you can call it what you like wink

Glaikit Mon 11-Mar-13 21:16:34

Savanna makes me think of a character fro Dallas or dynasty all big shoulder pads and hair.

Harvey is ok, not my taste but I think we have completely different tastes

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 11-Mar-13 21:16:45

I think OP there are lots of us here who have unusually spelled names - mine is an unusual form of a Gaelic name . So my name is ALWAYS spelled wrong by people , it's a nightmare hence why you will get comments.
Your baby your name!

ladymia Mon 11-Mar-13 21:16:54

ok apart from the misspelling (which is not up for discussion) i believe the names are absolutely dreadful ... sorry

Savanna(h) is pretty popular now, so if you're keen to have something unusual maybe it's not the one?

Dexter is better than Ryley, imo

MotherOfCleo Mon 11-Mar-13 21:19:05

gaffaw away green, kind of proves my point. Its obviously your way or the highway then, sorry I didnt realise.

Well my opinon is that you are being unkind, unfriendly and that you continue being so when I have made my feelings clear. Perhaps that says more about you than me? Sorry that my thoughts re my childs name makes you gaffaw....charming. Just glad I dont mix in those kind of circles normally. I try to live to the 'treat people as you would like to be treated' mantra and assume wrongly that others do the same. My bad.

everlong Mon 11-Mar-13 21:20:51

Try Nethuns then, they'll tell you what you want to hear I reckon.

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