Lydia

(36 Posts)
DessieLou Sat 16-Nov-13 09:58:26

Thoughts? I rather like it and there is none that I know of round here. We are English living in Scotland and I've read on here Lydia means teapot in Scotland - anyone heard of this?!

NoComet Sat 16-Nov-13 10:15:24

No idea, just always makes me think of those red gingham jam jar lids

Very childish, but it's not a name I can take seriously.

It's my DDs name so I think it's pretty good actually. smile

She's 10 and so far has never been teased for anything to do with lids or teapots or any of the other weird things MNers come out with on previous threads about the name. It's pretty uncommon still I think - DD's the only one in her school atm, and I've only come across a couple of others via Mums yelling it across the shop floor when I'm at work grin

Leeds2 Sat 16-Nov-13 10:49:11

I think it's lovely.

Never heard of the teapot connection (although I am not Scottish).

HaggertyF Sat 16-Nov-13 10:50:23

Nice name - but forever associated with Groucho Marx singing 'Lydia the Tattooed Lady'.

DessieLou Sat 16-Nov-13 10:51:20

Oh is that what they meant? Lydia teapot = lid of your teapot? Jeez, how do they come up with these ridiculous connections?! hmm

Catsmamma Sat 16-Nov-13 10:53:19

I wanted dd to be called Lydia, but dh vetoed it on the grounds of the tattooed lady song, as mentioned!

One of the midwives was called Lydia and I felt sure I'd get my way, what with that being A Sign....... and she had NEVER EVER had that mentioned to her, but dh stood firm, so it is her middle name instead.

Cremolafoam Sat 16-Nov-13 10:58:42

Lydia
Sorry op but it made me think of this.
Fwiw I think its a gorgeous name and have never heard the connotations you describe.

Never had that sung at us either (not that it would bother me or her tbh) She does however have a very nice t-shirt with an Art Deco picture of Lydia-from-Beetlejuice (Winona Ryder) which is our favourite 'famous' Lydia (it's also a saints name - first European woman baptised, St Lydia Purpuraria)

NoComet Sat 16-Nov-13 11:05:08

I know I'm being ridiculous. I only know one Lydia and she's lovely.

But I use several of the aforementioned distinctive French preserve vessels for keeping sugar and half tins of soup and pasta rings in and they jump unbidden into my mind.

Would help hugely if I wasn't dyslexic, if I heard the name and saw the spelling Lyd(ia), as DD2 would, I'm sure I wouldn't have a problem.

killpeppa Sat 16-Nov-13 11:07:08

I used to love it...
then I knew a Lydia & she was a dick, so it killed it for me.

but nice name smile

ExcuseTypos Sat 16-Nov-13 11:07:26

My dd is called Lydia. She's 19 and I still love the name as much as I did when we chose it.

She does get it shortened, I'm as guilty as anyone, I call her Liddy quite a bit, but I don't associate it with a teapot. I associate it with my lovely dd.

I think every name could have weird connotations. So I'd ignore everyone else and go for what you love.

AmberDextrous Sat 16-Nov-13 11:09:18

It's a pretty, elegant name I think.

RobinVanPrissy Sat 16-Nov-13 11:10:14

Its a nice name.

There are a fair few where I am in London.

It probably helps that no-one really shortens DD's name, except me and I do it the other way around. She used to call herself 'Dia when she was wee, and it's sort of stuck.

Weeantwee Sat 16-Nov-13 11:31:00

I love the name Lydia, only ever met one, a nice girl, quite quirky smile

ExcuseTypos Sat 16-Nov-13 12:20:46

I've also been warning my DD not to turn out like Lydia Bennet, since she was about 13wink

ZeroTolerance Sat 16-Nov-13 13:08:15

I like it but DH vetoed it after he googled it as a possibility for DD and cane across Lydia Chlamydia.

I know - I would never have made the connection myself. But once it's in your head, what can you do? confused

Layl77 Sat 16-Nov-13 13:15:48

Lovely name

biffnbuster England Sat 16-Nov-13 13:21:04

My cousins little girl is Lydia and I nick name her Lydi-LouLou. She is a very sweet blond curly girly girl at the moment, who likes her ballet lessons.

Frontdoorstep Sat 16-Nov-13 13:21:45

I'm Scottish and living in Scotland, I've never heard of the teapot connection.

It's a lovely name.

OddBoots Sat 16-Nov-13 13:22:47

It's a nice name, makes me think of Lydia Winters (Director of fun at Mojang, the makers of Minecraft) - quite a few children of the minecraft generation will know of her so think it a cool name.

EeyoreIsh Sat 16-Nov-13 13:26:39

Great name.

Bakingtins Sat 16-Nov-13 14:38:33

I've only ever met one and she is Scottish. Lovely name, would consider it for a DD if it were not my friend's name. I'd never make any lid or teapot connections.

ZeroTolerance Sat 16-Nov-13 20:19:31

That Kermit song is funny but nothing terrible about it. I've only ever heard it referenced on here anyway.

I think it's a lovely name.

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