Now I've heard it all - worst name ever?

(30 Posts)
PiratePanda Tue 02-Jul-13 22:45:53

On the weekend I met a perfectly ordinary Englishwoman whose name was....

Calamity.

No joke.

ThingummyBob Wed 03-Jul-13 19:18:49

winter I heard <<although possibly a windup>> that they have named the baby North West. I do hope tis true. It's inspired grin

Rhubarbgarden Wed 03-Jul-13 19:18:33

Snort at Emmer-Leigh. Emmer means bucket in Dutch.

winterlights Wed 03-Jul-13 19:14:16

Kim Kardashian should've called her baby 'Kalamity!'

PiratePanda Wed 03-Jul-13 19:10:16

Boy favourite and girl fortunate....hmmmm.

Iamanorangesmartie Wed 03-Jul-13 14:24:47

I know a grown up Yorick, a grown up Nelson and a child Serece-Pink. poor girl.

PrincessScrumpy Wed 03-Jul-13 14:23:55

How about the twins my sil taught last year (in Canada), favourite and fortunate. The boy was favourite and the girl was fortunate.

PiratePanda Wed 03-Jul-13 14:19:54

Loving Calamity, Burden & Curse! (Almost sounds like a dreadful solicitors' outfit)

hurricanewyn Wed 03-Jul-13 14:10:35

Just recently I saw someone with a tattoo for 'Emmer-Leigh'.

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Wed 03-Jul-13 14:10:12

Could have named two of mine that!

ThingummyBob Wed 03-Jul-13 14:09:53

I once knew of sisters called Faith, Hope, Charity & Rebecca confused

Also 3 brothers (may have been American iirc) called Rudy, Randy & Jody shock

I think I would like to have Calamity, Burden & Curse grin

No-one would ever be able to out-parenthood-misery the mum of those three wink

Cheeseatmidnight Wed 03-Jul-13 14:05:14

Accident smile

Cheeseatmidnight Wed 03-Jul-13 14:03:38

That name was on wife swap a while ago - I actually think its ace! Then I wanted to call dd Serendipity blush

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Wed 03-Jul-13 14:01:25

So this has got me thinking....maybe we could think of some new horrible names just for a laugh. How about Burden, Curse, Omen, Evil, Banana, Melon, Horsehair, Tealeaf.....

Lottapianos Wed 03-Jul-13 13:56:45

Some pretty bad ones I've heard recently:

Peechez (yes, spelt like that)
Diesel
Trojan
Priesthood

PiratePanda Wed 03-Jul-13 13:56:44

For those of you who like it, do you not realise that calamity means "an absolutely dreadful event"??? I know names like Faith, Hope and Mercy and Blessing, Precious and Gift are common in certain communities, but they're all good things. Why on earth would you give birth to a child and call it Calamity unless you were devastated and didn't want her?

hmm

MiddleEnglish Wed 03-Jul-13 13:55:15

Karma is an Arabic name

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Wed 03-Jul-13 13:54:44

Harold - you could start a career as a baby namer with that sense of humour! I'm guessing your middle names are Purple and Crayon.

HaroldLloyd Netherlands Wed 03-Jul-13 13:53:16

I think Karma would be ace with the middle name Chameleon.

Dillydollydaydream Wed 03-Jul-13 13:51:58

My ds had a son in his nursery class!

SavoyCabbage Wed 03-Jul-13 13:51:52

I quite like it too. Better than Adelaide Adams.

Fenton Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 03-Jul-13 13:51:39

I like it.

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Wed 03-Jul-13 13:50:39

Calamity is pretty bad, but how about this for placing a burden on a child; Karma? I might add that life has not yet smiled on this child.

lemonmuffin Wed 03-Jul-13 13:48:41

I quite like it tbh!

I know it's a bit out there but at least it's a change from the usual Sarah/Rebecca/Emma you hear constantly.

bugsybill Wed 03-Jul-13 13:45:54

It does sound like a name.
An unfortunate meaning however.

I once met a comfort, which sounds less like a name but has a better meaning.

PiratePanda Wed 03-Jul-13 13:36:35

No, it was her actual name, on her official name badge and everything. When we were informed that the manager on duty was called Calamity there was a sharp intake of breath all round, and the owner of the establishment said "no, that really is her name"!

What were her parents thinking?

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