Peaches for a middle name... too hippy/out there? opinions please

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stacylouise1 Mon 22-Jul-13 15:32:19

I have a 4 year old DS, ever since we told him we we're expecting at the first scan he has been adamant he wants to call the baby Sid or Peaches (a huge Ice Age fan!).

I am now 38 weeks pregnant and we cannot decide on a middle name if bump is a girl. Think it would be quite nice to use DS idea to keep him involved but not sure if im keen on using Peaches.

I like unusual names but not 'silly' names and cant decide which it is.

What are peoples opinions on the name Peaches for a middle name?

Owllady Thu 25-Jul-13 15:35:27

I don't think burberryqueen likes it...

Coconutty Thu 25-Jul-13 14:32:15

I know a lovely 14yo called Peaches. She is the only one I've ever met and she's lovely. Name actually suits her.

Go for it.

chattychattyboomba Thu 25-Jul-13 14:26:00

Love it. Do it. Middle names can be as creative as you please. I remember two girls at school I used to idolise. One named 'Peachey' and one named 'Amandine'. Both stunningly exotic, eccentric and hippy chicks.

Merrylegs Thu 25-Jul-13 14:20:38

DS2 has an ordinary first name but an 'out there' middle name. (It def sounds like a 'quotemarks' name.)

It is actually an old family surname, so it does have a story to it. It hasn't caused him any problems, (except he says no one believes it's his middle name!)

I like the juxtaposition of his regular first name and quirky second. It's a pretty cool combination.

burberryqueen Thu 25-Jul-13 14:19:53

sorry no offence to Peaches Geldof but it is ....kind of irritating and not really 'out there' at all.
still it is cute to let him choose.

burberryqueen Thu 25-Jul-13 14:19:11

sorry no offence to Peaches Geldof but it is ....kind of irritating and not really 'out there' at all.

DoItTooJulia Thu 25-Jul-13 14:18:51

I don't think it's out there at all. I like it.

Agree that Angelica Peaches is horrible though!

burberryqueen Thu 25-Jul-13 14:18:26

sorry no offence to Peaches Geldof but it is ....kind of irritating and not really 'out there' at all.

burberryqueen Thu 25-Jul-13 14:16:47

sorry no offence to Peaches Geldof but it is ....kind of irritating and not really 'out there' at all.

SelectAUserName Thu 25-Jul-13 14:16:46

I wouldn't use it. It makes me think of Peaches Geldof. Also, while it's sweet to include your son up to a point, from the POV of the new baby it might be a little irksome for her to grow up knowing she owes her somewhat wacky middle name to her big brother's "Ice Age" phase when he was four. I'm sure some people would find that cute but equally others won't, and at this point you've no way of knowing which will apply.

I'm a bit old-fashioned but I tend to the view that the baby's names are the parents' responsibility, and the time for DS to have a say is when he's naming his own children. Your prospective baby isn't a doll or a teddy and will have to live with the consequences of a four-year-old's whim, and four-year-olds aren't exactly renowned for taking the long view.

burberryqueen Thu 25-Jul-13 14:16:13

sorry no offence to Peaches Geldof but it is ....kind of irritating and not really 'out there' at all.

ladymontdore Thu 25-Jul-13 14:13:50

What squoosh said + it's what my family call children's erm, cheeks.

Owllady Thu 25-Jul-13 14:10:30

My son was 5 when my youngest was born and he wanted to call him Captain Parker - this is reason why small children should not be involved in the naming of new babies and siblings

manicinsomniac Thu 25-Jul-13 14:05:51

I like it as a middle name. Too wacky for a first name, imo, but cool as a middle.

squoosh Thu 25-Jul-13 11:03:29

I'd assume you really wanted to be a bit different and quirky but didn't have much in the way of imagination so instead decided to copy Bob Geldof who is famed for giving his kids odd and quirky names.

Sorry.

SmallOrangeGiraffe Thu 25-Jul-13 11:00:53

Go for it, I think is lovely to let DS choose her middle name, & Peaches isn't really that out there!

Think will put it on our middle name list too, I really like it x

EatYourCrusts Wed 24-Jul-13 14:33:27

Peaches makes me think of arse cheeks.

RonaldMcDonald Wed 24-Jul-13 12:47:28

All middle names should be hippy

arabesque Wed 24-Jul-13 12:38:14

Sorry but Peaches Geldof?? Nope.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 23-Jul-13 14:16:24

Geldof. No. Awful.

stacylouise1 Tue 23-Jul-13 11:59:21

I don't know why its plural, my son got it from Ice Age rather then Peaches Geldof reference.

If I went with Peach it wouldn't mean anything to him.

Hopefully if we do use it DC2 will be an Ice Age fan too, otherwise explaining that shes named after a wooly mammoth may be an awkward conversation!!

stacylouise1 Tue 23-Jul-13 11:55:34

Divided opinion then!!

It wouldn't be a name I would particularly choose however I agree with Ham69 that middle names should have some story/meaning behind them and rather then just choosing a random name I think it would be nice to go with the name my son has chosen. It will give him a sense of importance and involvement

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Tue 23-Jul-13 10:35:13

It's daft, but you have carte blanche to be daft with middle names.

Question. Why is is plural? Why Peaches? Why not Peach? You wouldn't call a child Apples or Bananas? How many peaches, exactly...? hmm

This has bugged me ever since Paula Yates lowered it into our consciousness... I accept I am probably alone in this.

JimbosJetSet Tue 23-Jul-13 10:27:18

I think it's a bit daft, but as middle names rarely get an outing apart from on a passport form, I don't think it really matters what the middle name is.

Owlie84 Tue 23-Jul-13 10:17:01

I like it as a middle name. But you could always go for Cyd/Cydney as an alternative?

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