Names inspired by songs

(62 Posts)
adaloveslace Fri 18-Oct-13 00:26:19

My daughter was nearly Martha thanks to Tom Waits.

What songs have or could inspire you to name a baby after them?

Caitlin17 Fri 18-Oct-13 00:50:29

My son would have been Rhiannon, inspired by Stevie Nicks' song had he been a girl.

SuffolkNWhat Fri 18-Oct-13 01:09:18

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EsmereldaBelle Fri 18-Oct-13 01:12:14

Rosanna - toto

charleslingus Fri 18-Oct-13 09:46:02

Iris- goo goo dolls
Lola- kinks
Ruby- ruby Tuesday, The Stones
Saffron- Mellow yellow
Penny- penny lane, Beatles
Sweet caroline
Angie- the Stones
Polly- nirvana
Proud mary
Martha my dear
Errrrm sharona.....

charleslingus Fri 18-Oct-13 09:47:11

Jennifer juniper- Donovan

NotYoMomma Fri 18-Oct-13 09:51:12

Maria is one of our options

how do you solve a problem like....
and Blondie grin

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Fri 18-Oct-13 10:08:00

Joshua Kadison - Jessie
Amie: Damien Rice
Kate: Ben Folds Five
Natasha: Rufus Wainwrigh
Lovely Rita: The Beatles
Valerie: The Zutons

Ben: Michael Jackson
Bobby's Girl: Marcie Blaine
Hey Jude: The Beatles
Malcolm: The Arrogant Worms
Mickey: Toni Basil
Ozzy: Beck
Rocky: Ben Folds Five

Zak and Sara: Ben Folds

Dollydaydream99 Fri 18-Oct-13 10:43:53

Interesting thread!! I thought I was dead set on Georgia... until I heard the most recent one direction song which I think has put me off slightly....?! sad

charleslingus Fri 18-Oct-13 10:47:12

Surely 'Georgia on my mind' would piss all over a soon to be forgotten 1D song? ( It would put me off too though...)

noddyholder Fri 18-Oct-13 10:47:45

Delilah

katolla Fri 18-Oct-13 10:48:18

Emmeline, Grace, Walter, Alice, Adelaide, Julianne - ben folds five

GingerPCatt Fri 18-Oct-13 10:51:09

Though I'm not named after a song there is a song that has my name. It's a bit disturbing when people I've just met sing about making love to me. Ugh no. It's a song from the 60's so hopefully not too many people remember it.

NotYoMomma Fri 18-Oct-13 10:53:20

Adrienne

squoosh Fri 18-Oct-13 10:55:06

So Long Marianne - Leonard Cohen
Carey - Joni Mitchell
Alison - Elvis Costello
Ballad of Ole Betsy - The Beach Boys
Michael - Franz Ferdinand
Tom Traubert's Blues - Tom Waits

And the trillions of ace songs with Johnny in the title!

kchapper5 Fri 18-Oct-13 10:57:03

I'm named after a marrillion song from the 80's I quite like it and surprisingly less people know it than i would have thought

I loved Rio for a girl but the drink and footballer put me off.

Looking back I'm glad DS1 was a boy. I blame pregnancy hormones. grin

MoominMammasHandbag Fri 18-Oct-13 11:01:59

Ha ha, when I was in hospital having DS1, the woman in the next bed told me she had named all three of her daughters after a place and a song. So Georgia, by Michael Bolton; Vienna by Ultravox and Chelsea..... by the Chelsea Football club[hmmm]
I am very horrid and could barely keep a straight face at that one.

PeterParkerSays Fri 18-Oct-13 11:17:39

Suzanne - from Fire and Rain by James Taylor

MrsDeVere Fri 18-Oct-13 11:21:08

DC5 is called Rudy because of the Specials's song.

DC 1, 3, 4 & 5 all have musician inspired names.

Ironically DC2, who is a musician, doesn't grin

MrsDeVere Fri 18-Oct-13 11:22:22

Kchapper I bet I know what one that is!

AND you have just made me feel very old as I used to regularly see that band in my local pub grin

Squiffyagain Fri 18-Oct-13 11:27:11

I came very, very close to calling DD Ruby, with a middle name of Tuesday.

DH vetoed it. Boring bugger.

DS would have been Eloise if he'd been a girl. Because of the song.

MrsDeVere Fri 18-Oct-13 11:28:35

I would love a Ruby Tuesday!

absentmindeddooooodles Fri 18-Oct-13 11:30:41

My ds is jude......inspiration from the beatles song smile

weebarra Fri 18-Oct-13 11:34:28

My sis is named after a Bob Dylan song, Visions of Johanna. My name is in there too!

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