Settle a debate....

(79 Posts)
AndieDisestablishment Tue 23-Jul-13 16:33:57

It's very early days but DP and I already have very clear thoughts on baby names. We agree on Flynn for a boy but are battling it out over girl's names.
He wants Luna (after his favourite Harry Potter character) and I want Arya (after my favourite Game of Thrones character). I've said I'll accept Luna as a middle name but he's being stubborn. Both names fit us as people (I am Pagan, he's a geek) and have nice meanings (Luna meaning moon and Arya meaning noble/trustworthy/air).
We already have a Logan, Rowan, Keeley and Mason (and if anyone who knows us is on here I have just outed myself, hi!) but I don't know which would be the best fit.

TheRealFellatio Tue 23-Jul-13 16:36:45

Flynn and Luna are lovely.

Arya not good. Sounds too much like a nod to an Aryan race which has racist overtones to me, and naming oyur child after a GOT character is beyond cheesy.

Mason is awful.

Logan is awful.

Keeley is awful.

Rowan is nice.

ZombiesAteMyBigToe Tue 23-Jul-13 16:38:02

I like Luna, but I'm afraid the first thing that came into my head when I saw Arya was 'Aryan Nation'.

Flossiechops Tue 23-Jul-13 16:47:47

therealfellatio those 'awful' names you have just listed are the ops 4 dc names! Fwiw I like Luna op so I side with your dh smile

98percentchocolate Tue 23-Jul-13 16:49:55

I really like Luna. Arya is pretty but a bit too close to Aryan for my liking - sorry!

TheRealFellatio Tue 23-Jul-13 16:50:35

Oops, sorry. blush I'm sure she'd hate my DC names too. grin

TheRealFellatio Tue 23-Jul-13 16:51:13

If it's any consolation one of my DC has a very marmite name which is frequently mentioned as awful on here.

AndieDisestablishment Tue 23-Jul-13 16:56:34

therealfellatio Cheers for bashing my kids' names by the way. Also saying naming a child after a GoT character is cheesey - why is naming a child after a Harry Potter character not?? Flawed logic, both a series of novels, both brilliant. hmm

Can I just say that Aryan was a middle eastern race? That's the etymology of the name, prononced "Ah-ryan" not "Airian"

And here was me thinking MN would be anti Luna with it's hippy-ness.lol
To be fair I do like it, just worried about schoolyard "Luna-tic" jibes. confused

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 23-Jul-13 16:57:01

Every one of those names is truly awful.sad

AndieDisestablishment Tue 23-Jul-13 16:58:49

Cross post!! Hahaha, at least you like my son's name, the other two are my DSS's so I had no hand in picking those (although I do like them) and I think Keeley is a bit "marmite" as you have said about your DC.

AndieDisestablishment Tue 23-Jul-13 16:59:33

Reallyconstructive onesleep cheers. angry

Theas18 Tue 23-Jul-13 16:59:44

Poor OP. Mumsnet is being awfully frank today. Bordering on cruel

If helps Aria/Arya round here seems to be an Asian boys name?

TheRealFellatio Tue 23-Jul-13 17:02:27

Well that's the double edged sword that is the Baby Names topic on MN. You ask for opinions and you get them.

Most of the names in Harry Potter are not made up, if that helps. So if you called a child Harry or Hermione or Ron people would have no way of knowing whether they were HP inspired or not. Whereas if you called a child Eddard or Gollum or Anakin they'd jut think you watched to much telly and need to get out more.

AndieDisestablishment Tue 23-Jul-13 17:08:35

Theas I know,I think Mumsnetneeds to get out of the sun and have an ice cream.lol. Arya is a sanskrit/hebrew name with neutral gender. I've nevr heard it round here (but on the maternity ward I work on I seem to hear the same names every day).
TheRealFellatio Don't even start about Star Wars names, had to put my foot down with DP about that!lol. I have a friend called Wendy, that's a mde up name, people don't aske her parents if she read Peter Pan too many times.lmao

TheRealFellatio Tue 23-Jul-13 17:11:39

I agree - sometimes names fall into such common usage that no-one bats an eyelid any more and Wendy is a perfect example of that, but the first 50 Wendys' parents must have had a really hard time!

maja00 Tue 23-Jul-13 17:17:07

How fucking rude onesleep!

Unlurked Tue 23-Jul-13 17:19:02

I like Luna and Arya. I think Luna is probably my favourite of the two.

Bowlersarm Tue 23-Jul-13 17:22:52

I like Luna. It would be inevitable that she would get called lunatic at school, she would just have to have a thick skin about it and smile sweetly until they got fed up.

specialsubject Tue 23-Jul-13 17:26:18

Harry Potter and Game of Thrones will both be old news in two years, so no-one will remember the derivation.

I also think 'Aryan'. 'Luna' means all her friends will call her 'looney'.

Bowlersarm Tue 23-Jul-13 17:26:25

Sorry, didn't finish. Not sure if you are looking for opinions on Flynn or if it is a certainty, but not keen on that one. Reminds me of 'flan" which isn't a great word. Ds3 has a friend called Flynn, and he is always correcting people when they call him Finn (with a roll of the eyes)

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 23-Jul-13 17:31:03

maj you're entitled to your opinion, as am I. Doesn't stop it being true.

maja00 Tue 23-Jul-13 17:35:30

Calling someone's children's names awful is incredibly rude, whether it is your opinion or not. Hope you're this lovely in real life.

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 23-Jul-13 17:38:00

grin

Bowlersarm Tue 23-Jul-13 17:54:37

onesleep the OP wasn't asking for opinions on names of existing children. There is little she can do about those names now! If you commented negatively on a name she was considering then fair enough, she's asking for opinions. You've just tried to make her feel not too good about the children's names she already has.

Zynzong Tue 23-Jul-13 17:57:30

I agree wrt Aryan race. I'd avoid even Aria to be honest.

Luna is the first half of the word lunatic, and I can't get past that.

Flynn is ok, makes me think of Flynn Ryder in Tangled!!

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