Just curious, has anyone else made a name up?

(72 Posts)
taurusmum85 Sat 07-Dec-13 22:45:43

When I was having my son my partner chose the name Theo which I wasn't too keen on as I don't particularly like Theodore so I made up Theoden although a friend has told me there is a character in lord of the rings with a name like that. Just curious to hear of any other new or very usual names?

Pooka Sat 07-Dec-13 22:51:57

www.google.co.uk/search?q=theoden&client=safari&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=AaajUqHoD4-ShQfqqIHwDg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAA#biv=i%7C4%3Bd%7CDbtoGoZHFsf0IM%3A

Theoden is the king of rohan in the LOTR so not made up n true sense.

I have 2 ds with the shortened versions of longer names, but now names in their own right. I'd have plumped for theo as a standalone name.

taurusmum85 Sat 07-Dec-13 22:58:07

I was fairly bulldozed at he time with his name. I wanted his middle name to be after my grandad but I was told I should have my dad's name as the middle name, so he is Theoden john although I never use Theoden. What names do you have and like if you had more?

taurusmum85 Sat 07-Dec-13 22:59:33

I like he has a kings name even if it is fictional

MistleToastyStoHoHoat Sat 07-Dec-13 23:05:41

In the film they pronounce it more like "thay oh din", I guess since you like Theo you say "Thee oh den"? Not sure how it was intended to be pronounced in Topkein's work!

It would be hard to think of a totally new name I think...although I have never tried!

Pooka Sat 07-Dec-13 23:07:48

He's a good character in LOTR.

Some may say mine have dull names - joe and Tom (not Joseph or Thomas) but we like them and they go with their sister's name.

HoneyandRum Sat 07-Dec-13 23:13:52

I know an 8 year old Thorin named after Thorin Oakenshield King of the Dwarves in The Hobbit [helpful]

taurusmum85 Sat 07-Dec-13 23:14:42

I love simple names I was rooting for the dreaded 'jack' but got overruled although if I ever have a girl she will be called vivienne after my late mum and I couldn't care less what the family think although I also like emmerancia which was her middle name, either way I'm picking the next name.

Hawkmoth Sat 07-Dec-13 23:15:12

The name I made up for DS was spookily used by a neighbour for their wayward boss eyed cat about a year after he was born. We had many fun moments listening to her shriek it across the gardens.

Yellowcake Sat 07-Dec-13 23:15:29

But ,LOTR aside, why make up a name when presumably you liked Theo as it was? Did there need to be an invented longer name?

Theoden is quite cool, but in general made up names are awful, Nevaeh- type disasters.

My son has a comparatively underused Biblical name, which I love, and people still do double takes all the time.

Yellowcake Sat 07-Dec-13 23:16:38

I used to know a little Gandalf, come to think of it. And there was a fashion for Arwens and Eowyns at one point.

LalyRawr Sat 07-Dec-13 23:17:50

My name is made up!

Well, it's a feminine twist on a male name. But I'm the only one on Google with it.

I love it, even if I do have to spell it/sound it out constantly.

taurusmum85 Sat 07-Dec-13 23:20:51

I picked Theoden because partners side of the family said he had to have a 'full' name and I wasn't keen on Theodore. I had no idea people had used names from lotr and the hobbit.

taurusmum85 Sat 07-Dec-13 23:21:42

Ooooh I'm intrigued what is it?

Vajazzler Sat 07-Dec-13 23:33:10

I know a couple who took bits from their names to make a name for their dd

Pooka Sat 07-Dec-13 23:35:22

Now I like Vivienne very much.

taurusmum85 Sat 07-Dec-13 23:37:18

I like the idea but iv no imagination of how I would do that.

taurusmum85 Sat 07-Dec-13 23:40:43

I just love it because of my mum I want something of hers, it slowly seems to be making a comeback now.

TidyDancer Sat 07-Dec-13 23:51:41

Vajazzler, I know a couple who did that too. They have a DS and a DD with similar names and the DD is the one with the made up name. If it begins with F, we may know the same family!

HaroldTheGoat Sat 07-Dec-13 23:54:51

I know someone who totally made their name up, boys names we so hard I think, small pool to choose from.

Vivienne is a lovely name btw.

justhayley Sun 08-Dec-13 01:24:53

Oh God I just double took - thought someone called their baby vajazzler lol! Id be rubbish @ making up a name, would end up with something awful.
Isnt Katie prices little girls name made up? Tiami (mix of Tia and Ami there mums names or something like that).

KLou1105 Sun 08-Dec-13 16:13:37

My cousins name is Karleanne not sure if its made up or not but its from her dads name Karl and her mums name Diane x

JenniferClarissa Sun 08-Dec-13 16:20:34

I have met two children (not from the same family, and 10 years apart) whose names are combinations their parents' names. In both cases I'd never heard the name before, and have not come across it since.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sun 08-Dec-13 16:27:46

Katie Price with her Princess Tiaammmiii?

I quite like Theoden that said.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sun 08-Dec-13 16:28:11

Sorry, justhayley beat me to it.

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