(40 Posts)
puntasticusername Mon 02-Dec-13 11:32:53

Just that, really. For a boy.

I think it has a ring to it, but is it too Out There?

Plus, it will inevitably be abbreviated to Rocky, and much as I love the Richard O'Brian musical, I'm not totally sure I want to live in it...

But I really like Rockwell, it's cool, and DIFFERENT...

KrabbyPatty Mon 02-Dec-13 22:05:51

Hahahahahahaha! No.

And it makes me think of mineral wool insulation.

LongDivision Mon 02-Dec-13 22:10:18

Love it. My first thought was Rockwell Kent.
Although I'm less fond of the inevitable "Rocky".

NigellasGuest Mon 02-Dec-13 22:13:28

Isn't there an American show called Rockwell High? If there isn't, there should be!

MummyofIsla Mon 02-Dec-13 22:15:26

Oh please don't do this to your child! I think even one of Geldof's offspring would struggle to carry this one off!

LineRunner Tue 03-Dec-13 04:45:36

Stockton on Tees
<goes back to sleep>

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 03-Dec-13 07:27:11

line grin

puntasticusername Tue 03-Dec-13 08:24:13


DH is from one of the towns listed above. I did, jokingly, suggest that we might honour it in our choice of child's name. You should have seen his eyes light up, bless him.

LineRunner Tue 03-Dec-13 08:27:47

So what have you actually plumped for? (Yes, I'm properly awake now.)

mrssmith79 Tue 03-Dec-13 11:48:26

Oh, please don't!

Think it's a brand of insulation!

puntasticusername Tue 03-Dec-13 13:19:04

We haven't chosen anything yet. 37 wks pg, me and DH can't agree on ANY names, and we're about at the point of giving up and hoping that inspiration magically strikes when we finally look into DC's eyes for the first time.

I am uncomfortable with that approach, though. To me it's comparable with not preparing a wedding speech and just winging it on the day. And I saw how well that worked out for my dad at my sister's wedding, I don't think she's quite forgiven him to this day...

sonlypuppyfat Tue 03-Dec-13 13:27:57

grin oh I love these threads poor little boy with a mum with a sense of humour.

puntasticusername Tue 03-Dec-13 13:43:55

Well I'm glad I'm amusing you all, anyway!grin

<has massive fake sulk in the hope that someone might bring me chocolate>

SparklyNewNameChange Tue 03-Dec-13 13:54:50

I poked fun a bit up thread, but seriously, don't worry about not having something ready. Its an important decision. Ds1 wasn't named for 6 days, and ds2 not for three whole weeks. In both cases we'd agreed a choice of two and ds1 was clearly one of his two, but I had a major wobble over both Ds2's names and so we stalled for a while, and ended up choosing something else entirely. I just took one look at him and thought on sodding way are we calling you that! so I'm a big believer in looking into their eyes smile

puntasticusername Tue 03-Dec-13 14:13:03

Thanks. The name fell into place alright with DC1, just as you say - it was one that had been on my longlist in a slightly different form, DH wasn't crazy about it but when we met DS it did seem to suit him better than anything else, so we happily agreed on the variation of the version from the list.

I just don't like not feeling in any way READY with the name, it's way out of my comfort zone!

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