What do you think of Endellion?

(47 Posts)
Thewonderyears Sun 11-Nov-12 20:56:58

looking for something unusual and elegant for DD3

No Cornish heritage here, but I love the look and sound of Endellion.

What says the Mumsnet jury? (ps obv I know, but don't care about, about the Cameron usage...)

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sun 11-Nov-12 20:59:16

Not so keen, personally. Makes me think of cheese

awbless Sun 11-Nov-12 21:02:04

I like it.

CanIHaveAPetGiraffePlease Sun 11-Nov-12 21:02:36


Way too fancy

Felicitywascold Sun 11-Nov-12 21:10:20

Doesn't sound in the slightest bit elegant to me. Sorry.

JudeFawley Sun 11-Nov-12 21:13:49

I like it, but can't imagine a child with the name as it seems too clunky.


Pochemuchka Sun 11-Nov-12 21:20:17

Another one who thought 'dandelion' or 'medallion'

LittleBairn Sun 11-Nov-12 21:22:13

Sounds like some form of homeopathic remedy.

RightUpMyRue Sun 11-Nov-12 21:22:20

Sounds like a herb which grows in the hedgerow that wankers people like Hugh FW get excited about.

Not keen.

Mintyy Sun 11-Nov-12 21:22:31

For a boy or girl?

What is it?

What is the Cameron usage?

As a name I dislike it, sorry.

IceAndSliceOfBrainsPlease Sun 11-Nov-12 21:28:12

Not keen, sorry. What would they be called for short? Endy? Lion?

noblegiraffe Sun 11-Nov-12 21:34:44

Sounds like a village in a fantasy novel rather than a person. Like 'The hobbits passed through Rivendell, Rohan and Endellion in their quest for the Ring'.

exoticfruits Sun 11-Nov-12 21:35:21

I thought 'dandelion'. I wouldn't call it elegant especially as it is bound to be shortened. Delli?

Beamur Sun 11-Nov-12 21:37:04

I wasn't sure if it was a boy or girls name.
It would be a bit too strange and unusual for my taste - not sure how you say it either.

RibenaFiend Sun 11-Nov-12 21:40:59

Does it work with your other DC's names? It's one of those names that if I saw it on a register I'd get stressed about how to pronounce it and then privately think "poor kid"

It really does sound like an obscure wild herb to me I'm afraid OP

StrawWars Sun 11-Nov-12 21:41:11

I prefer Endymion, if that's the sort of thing you like.

FeckOffWithYourXmasBollocks Sun 11-Nov-12 21:45:14

It sounds like a disease! <<sorry>>
I've always liked Clowance personally. <<Poldark fan>>

FeckOffWithYourXmasBollocks Sun 11-Nov-12 21:45:55

Or Loveday.

Thewonderyears Sun 11-Nov-12 21:52:46

It's a village in Cornwall, with a St in front of it. From wiki stuff it seems to mean fiery soul, but I don't know whether that's Cornish or something else.

Afaik, you would pronounce it en-DEL-ee-on

Viviennemary Sun 11-Nov-12 21:57:11

It's beyond dire. One of the worst I've heard on here. Sorry.

NigellasGuest Sun 11-Nov-12 21:59:24


Pourquoimoi Mon 12-Nov-12 00:38:39

Yes another dandelion thought here.

Your poor child would be forever explaining it to people, both spelling and pronunciation. I wouldn't do it to the poor thing.

squoosh Mon 12-Nov-12 00:56:43

I thought you must be a Cameron admirer.

Startail Mon 12-Nov-12 01:05:01

I'm really sory at first my sleepy dyslexic brain read that as Dandelion.

Now if it's Cornish villages your after Praze-An-Beeble is a good name.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Mon 12-Nov-12 01:12:18

Made me think Endymion then Dandelion.

How about:

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Mon 12-Nov-12 01:25:16


mathanxiety Mon 12-Nov-12 01:32:54

I really like it.

(Far nicer than Florence)

GrimAndHumourless Mon 12-Nov-12 10:50:48

If you want cornish then Loveday

Thewonderyears Mon 12-Nov-12 12:10:07

Thanks all for the many and varied responses!

(Thanks also for the various Cornish suggestions- I'm not looking for a Cornish name as such, I just happen to like the word Endellion. But thank you for considering other options.)

I like it, but then I am probably biased, as my DD has a Cornish name as well!

AreYouAbleMabel Mon 12-Nov-12 12:29:45

How do you pronounce it?

goralka Mon 12-Nov-12 12:31:03

it sounds like a skin condition or some medication.
please don't!

GrimAndHumourless Mon 12-Nov-12 13:07:52


CotedePablo Mon 12-Nov-12 13:51:34

Please don't. It's beyond awful.

Geranium3 Mon 12-Nov-12 15:11:11

i know you are not looking for a cornish name but how about lamorna,far more elegant than endellion and it is the name of the most beautiful coastal hamlet in all of cornwall, just farther on than mousehole and set in such a pretty woodland valley. You would be able to take your dd to such an enchanted place on holiday to her namesake, and i don't work for the cornish tourist board!!!!!

iseenodust Mon 12-Nov-12 15:16:20

I only came on to see if it is for a boy or girl - there's the rub !

Pixieonthemoor Mon 12-Nov-12 19:39:07

Clearly in the minority here but I think it is utterly gorgeous and thought about it for my dd but we had too many others to fit in. Do it!!

How can you not care that David and Sam Cam used it? Awful <<shudder>>

thebestnamesaregone Mon 12-Nov-12 20:02:42

I met a Veryan recently - named after a Cornish village I believe. Rather pretty.

AgathaTrunchbull Tue 13-Nov-12 19:13:06

Love and adore it, perhaps because it sounds like it should be a LotR name. It wouldn't work with our surname - probably luckily for any furture offspring!

Rhubarbgarden Tue 13-Nov-12 20:01:37

Fantasy novel or medicine.

RimmersLustMonster Wed 14-Nov-12 04:54:52

Endelienta is the (female) saint the village was named for...

Popumpkin Wed 14-Nov-12 10:10:55

Sorry, I also can't read it without saying "Dandelion" in my head.

I wouldn't chose it personally.

Cezella Wed 14-Nov-12 11:26:31

Pretty as a middle name I think, maybe not quite so nice as a first, still like it though

It's beyond awful and crossed over to 'Brooklyn' territory grin ie. people will think that's where you conceived him, shagging in a village in Cornwall.

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