I met a guy called 'Wonderful' today.

(73 Posts)
Weeantwee Wed 13-Nov-13 19:14:05

He was from Malawi. A tough name to live with in the UK but he lived up to it grin He was very proud. Not sure that will inspire any of you but it brought a smile to my face.

BikeRunSki Brazil Wed 13-Nov-13 19:17:13

Ah. I used to know a man called Comfort Golightly. Always bought a smile to my face - he was huge and rugged, but had such a delicate, ballerinary kind of name.

BikeRunSki Brazil Wed 13-Nov-13 19:17:46

Comfort was from Malawi too !

LizzieVereker Wed 13-Nov-13 19:25:49

I teach a little girl called Marvellous, and indeed she is!

DaddyPigsMistress Wed 13-Nov-13 19:30:20

I used to work with a guy called Favorite. He has siblings too which always makes me grin. The name suits him, hes a cracking guy.

He makes mike tyson look delicate so if you didnt like his name you wouldnt say it to his face grin

WinterCarlisle Wed 13-Nov-13 19:31:56

I know people called Praise, Peace, Gifty, Blessing (x2), and Precious . I love all of these names and they are all lovely people smile. On the other hand, I know a PrinceWil who was phenomenally arrogant and a giant PITA!

goodtimesinbontemps Wed 13-Nov-13 19:36:29

I know children called Precious, Blessing, Glory and Golden!

celestialsquirrels Wed 13-Nov-13 19:36:43

I know siblings called Praymore, Praise and Prayer

It is very common in Southern Africa for Africans to have names like the ones mentioned in these posts. Precious, Pretty, Blessing etc. How wonderful to have such a happy name smile

oakmouse Wed 13-Nov-13 20:01:16

I know a Sunny, too. These names just make you smile, don't they? smile

gwencooper81 Wed 13-Nov-13 20:04:21

I know a Patience a Precious and a Happy :-) lovely names.

ruddynorah Wed 13-Nov-13 20:08:10

I worked with a guy called Happiness, and another called Efficient (everyone called him Fish!)

Umicar Wed 13-Nov-13 20:09:26

I have met a Beauty, and a Doctor!

BikeRunSki Brazil Wed 13-Nov-13 20:15:52

So much less prim than the Victorian virtue names - Faith, Hope, Charity, Grace etc

omuwalamulungi Wed 13-Nov-13 20:20:29

I know two Cleversons! Patience, Gift, Prosper, Victory, Happy, Blessing... the list goes on. I know a man called Mercy, it really suits him.

I do wonder though if Cleverson has a brother named Averageson somewhere.

Efficient is among the best names I've heard!

ExcuseTypos Wed 13-Nov-13 20:26:17

I used to work in a class which had a Happy and a Lucky.

Both from Bangladeshi families and both lovely little girls.

QOD Wed 13-Nov-13 20:28:53

I know a chap called Admire !

Trumpton Wed 13-Nov-13 20:29:26

Once met somebody called Lovejoy and she married Mr Paramour and became Loveday Paramour. Fabulous name.

Trumpton Wed 13-Nov-13 20:29:57

Her name was Loveday !,

moobaloo Wed 13-Nov-13 20:31:21

In a book I read an African woman said it was such an honour to have been named after somthing so precious - she was called Rain.

Thought that was SO lovely

Spend a lot of time in South Africa and my fave last time was Computer

I know a lovely boy called Believe

Aarow Wed 13-Nov-13 20:33:49

I know a Nature.

And a Joyous (she's great!)

And a woman called Namaste (hippy parents?)

And a man called Emperor.

Birdinho Wed 13-Nov-13 20:34:52

I met a guy called Godlisten recently - his mother wanted a son and God listened!

newtonupontheheath Wed 13-Nov-13 20:35:04

We have a Wisdom at Playgroup.

I love all these names smile

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