*Judgementalness alert* Worst DC/sibling names you've ever heard.

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I know someone whose daughter and son are called Paris and Troy. Really! Aside from being utter rubbish, I mean, if we are going with mythology Paris is a boy not a girl, and Troy is a place not a person! Its Paris and Hector surely? Or Troy and Mesopotamia?

So can you top that? Go on, I could do with a laugh.

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 19-Nov-12 20:56:50

Sam and ella- really

bitsofmeworkjustfine Mon 19-Nov-12 20:57:11

ocean and rain...

heard it hollered across a garden centre

TiredBooyhoo Mon 19-Nov-12 20:58:27

conan and xena

WaterBiscuit Mon 19-Nov-12 20:58:38

Dolce and Gabanna. I shit you not.

Flossiechops Mon 19-Nov-12 20:59:03

wishful we have an Ella, then along came ds I really wanted Sam until I made the connection - it's now his middle name grin

Diesel and Jenson.

Twin boys. About 2. With matching tram lines shaved into their hair, chunky try-hard mancardies and UGG boots hmm.

CrapBag Mon 19-Nov-12 21:10:37

I am totally serious. Unfortunately.

Joop Armani (girl) and sister DKNY pronounced Dickney. Apparently another 5 siblings, would love to know their names.

HanSolo Mon 19-Nov-12 23:56:33

Mia, Ria, Tia and Lia (Leah?)

Wishfulmakeupping Tue 20-Nov-12 07:35:02

Like the name Lia but not with the siblings called those names!

TheKindnessOfStrangers Tue 20-Nov-12 09:40:02

Ellie and Ella.

shriekingnora Tue 20-Nov-12 09:49:52

Bernard and Linton. Twins.

PoppadomPreach Tue 20-Nov-12 09:53:44

immaculata and scolastica - twin girls in catholic school

FairiesWearPoppies Tue 20-Nov-12 09:55:07

Pocahontas. Yep seriously

efffy Tue 20-Nov-12 10:18:12

Brothers named George and Michael grin

I was at school with a girl called Charlotte, who had siblings named Charles, Caroline and Carlo.

Charlotte, Caroline and Carlo are all forms of Charles.

I'll leave you to try and work out what their dad was called. wink

Furoshika Tue 20-Nov-12 12:09:25

I knew a Peter and Piers.
I heard tell of a Romulus and Remus but can't confirm that.

bluemagpie Tue 20-Nov-12 12:27:54

Luke and Laya - and they didn't realise the SW connection until someone told them!

VerityClinch Tue 20-Nov-12 12:33:53

4 DC, Horatio, Octavia, Hector and ... Rachel.

Poor Rachel. sad


StellaNova Tue 20-Nov-12 12:38:16

Pirate and Gypsy.

notallytuts Tue 20-Nov-12 12:41:28

i dont think troy and paris is that bad, i wouldnt say either is uncommon and having a "theme" would be worse than not in my opinion.

paris hilton is a girl...

9MonthsToMakeYou Tue 20-Nov-12 12:56:15

I like Troy and Mesopotamia grin

I know a family where the girls are Valentina, Diana, Allegra... and the brother is Gary. WTF.

Littlecherublegs Tue 20-Nov-12 14:23:45

This reminded me of the triplets - Faith, Hope, and.... Kevin!!

Though doubt this is true??!!

cuillereasoupe Tue 20-Nov-12 15:49:09

Along the same lines, I've heard of four brothers called Matthew, Mark, Luke and Kevin.

stikmatix Tue 20-Nov-12 16:17:16

Waterbuscuit - my friend knows of a Dolce and Gabbana via her work. Wonder if they're the same ones you know?!

Rouen Tue 20-Nov-12 16:47:28

Unfortunately, this is not even slightly a joke. It hurts to type...

Twins called

Bacardi and Coke

MolotovCocktail Tue 20-Nov-12 18:45:28

Lia, McKenzie and Lacey-Jai (all girls)

Lovely family; beautiful children ... but I really don't like the names (Lia as Leah would be better, but I'm unconvinced at the other two)

zookeeper Tue 20-Nov-12 18:49:30


Ginandtonicandamassageplease Tue 20-Nov-12 18:53:57

I taught a girl called Channel once. Her parents thought they were calling her Chanel but got the spelling wrong! She had a brother called Rainbow and cousins where all 7 of them were named after American states. I can only remember California and Mississippi though ...

SweetMingePie Tue 20-Nov-12 18:56:26

Twin boys called Jack and Daniel.

ouryve Tue 20-Nov-12 18:57:20

Mark and Marcus

Lottapianos Tue 20-Nov-12 18:59:56

Jordan and Jordaine hmm. Brothers.

Danisha and Daniquah hmm. Sisters.

kaytola Tue 20-Nov-12 19:00:17

B-Jay and J-Jay. B-Jay is a girl and J-Jay is a boy.

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 19:00:39

I like Byron, quite a old name.

Lottapianos Tue 20-Nov-12 19:01:55

I heard this 3rd hand so can't swear that it's true but.....

3 siblings called AJ, OJ and CJ. That's Apple Juice, Orange Juice and Carrot Juice. Apparently they were each named after what mum craved during her pregnancies hmm shock

Bearandcub Tue 20-Nov-12 19:08:29

Ellie and Ollie

Jamdoughnutfiend Tue 20-Nov-12 19:12:29

I know a Lacey, Lilly and Lexi

KateShmate Tue 20-Nov-12 19:15:25

There was a story on DM (sorry!) online where a woman had twin girls called Lily and Lolly.
FWIW, the story was about a foot-long rat that bit Lily.

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 19:16:41

Scarlett and Lola

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 19:17:22

I can't see anything wrong with most of these names

Silibilimili Tue 20-Nov-12 19:18:21

I knew a Chlamydia.

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 19:18:37

What on earth is wrong with Scarlott and Lola?

Silibilimili Tue 20-Nov-12 19:19:12

I've known a Dolly, Twinkle and a Jolly!!

Silibilimili Tue 20-Nov-12 19:19:39

X post usual

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 19:19:57


skyebluesapphire Tue 20-Nov-12 19:20:09

B-Jay?? Seriously??!!

I know a sienna and senna...

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 19:21:50

usualsuspect - they sound like prostitutes, why not call the third one Jade?

Ohhelpohnoitsa Tue 20-Nov-12 19:22:04

once saw a sian on bank of mum and dad butthey pronounced in sy-an not sharn. actually come to think of it, can someone tell me is thea pronounced theea or taya?

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 19:22:43

Prostitutes? Just yuk at this thread

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 19:24:24

Message deleted by Mumsnet for breaking our Talk Guidelines. Replies may also be deleted.

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 19:25:33

This is the worst one for a while, Cherry means lapdancer/stripper and Scarlett, Lola and Jade means prostitutes.

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 19:26:46

scarlet woman?
and the meaning of 'jade' in shakespeare?
sorry it is just word association, I did not intend any offence.

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 19:27:14

Prostitutes? Ew. I have a little niece called Scarlett.

That's certainly not what I think when I hear the name.

Greensleeves Tue 20-Nov-12 19:28:33

Little girls called Parris and Mercedes. Adorable girls, but I did wince inwardly.

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 19:29:43

Mercedes is a lovely name!!

AnnieMated Tue 20-Nov-12 19:30:37

The Downe family who had boy twins called Neil and Ben...

Pickles77 Tue 20-Nov-12 19:30:46

I heard a Kanye the other day

Pleasenomorepeppa Tue 20-Nov-12 19:34:30


InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 19:35:09

I really like Kanye, don't see the problem it is not an unusual name that only 1 famous person in the world has.

Greensleeves Tue 20-Nov-12 19:36:00

I know a little Anakin too.

I have to say though, although you wince initially, whatever the name is it stops being daft once you get to know the child. Parris was such a sweet kid, I started to like it after a while.

Pickles77 Tue 20-Nov-12 19:37:01

Oppps sorry brandy blush

Doinmummy Tue 20-Nov-12 19:38:04

A work colleague called his DD Pebbles

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 19:39:57

Paris or Parris however you want to spell it is a very old classic name btw.

The only names on this thread that are awful is Chlamydia and the like. I don't really believe that someones actually called that though, sure it's a urban legend.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 20-Nov-12 19:40:04

I used to know twins called Galen and Zalen.

MolotovCocktail Tue 20-Nov-12 19:40:21

I don't think that Scarlett, Lola and Jade mean 'prostitutes', actually.

Scarlett = 'scarlet, red'

Lola = 'strong woman' or 'sorrows'

Jade = 'a jewel'

Seems that some have both their judgey aaaaaand insulting pants on tonight ...

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 19:40:32

I like pebbles, #flintstones and my aunties cat.

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 19:42:20


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goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 19:43:58

lolita link

A hard, typically green stone used for ornaments and implements and consisting of the minerals jadeite or nephrite.
A bad-tempered or disreputable woman.

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 19:45:11

not being 'judgey' or insulting, just stating an opinion based on solid etymology.

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 19:45:47

I would never see a kid called jade and make that connection when there are other nicer ones though.

These are kids like! It's not nice.

Frawli Tue 20-Nov-12 19:45:50

Molotov, In older times, Jade was certainly a derogatory term for a woman, used something along the lines of 'slapper' today.

just looked it up 'A woman regarded as disreputable or shrewish'

However, it doesn't conjure up that thought for me, but I can understand where people are coming from when it does.

MolotovCocktail Tue 20-Nov-12 19:46:14

Yes, but those are the connotations for a scarlet woman. Not the name Scarlett ... sorry, I just don't understand your point well, I do, but its heavy-handed

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 19:46:29

I would much prefer to name my dc Scarlett or Lolita then sarah for instance or olive or henrietta.

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 19:48:04

absolutely agree fanjo, it's really not a nice name.

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 19:49:00

Im not agreeing with you! I think your being weird, and over thinking.

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 19:49:56

I think Jade is a lovely name.

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 19:50:28

goodness me I didn't realise my little twopence worth would be taken so seriously...
oh Henrietta is dreadful!!
knock knock
who's there?
Henrietta who?
Henrietta cake/sausage/pie

MolotovCocktail Tue 20-Nov-12 19:50:44

Go and have a look at Nameberry - none say 'prostitutes' for the name meaning.

Connotation-wise, you could extend the name meanings, but is that really okay to do here??? Like what Pickled said, these are childrens names. It just feels wrong labelling kids names like this.

And, the OP implored us all to keep things amicable, didn't she?

rocket74 Tue 20-Nov-12 19:53:36

there is a boy in the Boots Health and Beauty mag this month called


Its a real name! - but he does look asian if that explains it and he's
in the mag as he is in hospital so not intending to be mean. never heard that one before.

Narked Tue 20-Nov-12 19:53:44

Luckily we don't live in the 1500s so that's not really relevant is it?

MrsDeVere Tue 20-Nov-12 19:54:49

I know a family with children called Freya, Sophie, Finn, Oscar and Lily.

I mean how could you?

cathpip Tue 20-Nov-12 19:55:19

My sides are hurting with the laughter, the best i can do is Stead and Aurora...

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 19:55:47

I have no problem at all with people not liking names but these threads always end up with prostitute chav or trailer trash thrown about.

It's just not a nice way to refer to kids in my opinion.

Narked Tue 20-Nov-12 19:55:51

It's a Hindu symbol Rocket. It was corrupted by the Germans. It has been used as a name for years before the Nazis ever existed.

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 19:58:37

for goodness sake fanjo, I am not talking about children I am talking about what certain names evoke..ok I am an english lit graduate I admit, but I do not think that makes me 'weird'

Howgreenismyvalley Tue 20-Nov-12 20:01:00

I heard tell of a girl call La-a; pronounced Ladasha. Truly

Clary Tue 20-Nov-12 20:01:28

I know a Sid and Nancy which always makes me smile.

Narked Tue 20-Nov-12 20:04:30

But you are Goralka. I have tried to be a lot more careful since MrsDeVere pointed out that, whatever the name, it was chosen with love and care by the parent as something they thought was beautiful and they're not just a collection of letters, they're a child. I still loathe some of the names but try to bite my tongue more.

MrsDeVere Tue 20-Nov-12 20:05:32

Its an urban myth howgreen as is the Chlamydia one.

And I am at a loss as to what is wrong with twin boys being dressed smartly in cardis and boots hmm

Narked Tue 20-Nov-12 20:05:55
goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 20:06:10

well I would never say it to the face of a parent or child, sorry if I have offended anyone.

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 20:08:10

If my child was called Scarlett and you looked at her and thought prostitute because of her name.I would think you were an idiot TBH.

Narked Tue 20-Nov-12 20:08:15

I've done it more than once. We need a foot in mouth bench.

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 20:10:14

but how would you know what I was thinking usualsuspect? ha!

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 20:11:21

besides I would never think that about a lovely innocent little girl, I was just stating some word association......

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 20:11:23

I would spot your haughty face grin

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 20:13:38

hmm seriously please accept my apologies if I have offended you.

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 20:14:34

You haven't offended me.

These threads offend me though, I become very PO-faced on these threads.

Ohhelpohnoitsa Tue 20-Nov-12 20:16:02

mrsd, i dont get it.
wr have had 2 clamidea at my school and a carisma (all asian girls).

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 20:16:05

Why would you name your dc something so terrible MrsD come on Freya, Sophie, Finn, Oscar and Lily, I'm suprised the registar let you get away with it!

What is wrong with cardi,jeans,boots and a haircut. Much better then letting dear felix keep his curls even though the school keep unreasonably telling you to cut it.

MolotovCocktail Tue 20-Nov-12 20:16:20

To be fair, a thread of mine was deleted earlier because I'd unknowingly used a disablist term when ranting about a Post Office worker blush

The term hasn't been used for ages, and I used the word in the context of 'idiot', so I've definitely been to Putting-My-Foot-In-My-Mouth-Land before now ...

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 20:16:28

I'm not offended just trying to explain.

S'all fine.

I keep coming on baby names for some inspiration for ds2 due on feb.

I might stay away after that, tis a jungle!

Narked Tue 20-Nov-12 20:17:10

I reserve the right to pull on my judge pants for sibling groups whose names rhyme, all start with the same letter (I'm looking at you Kardassians) and parents who name their DC after themselves.

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 20:17:26

Yeah I really get my PO on on these threads!

Narked Tue 20-Nov-12 20:18:57

Oi! If Felix becomes fair game so do all names

<hard stare>

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 20:19:08

Both my dc start with a T <sticks tongue out> if I ever have a third it will be a T again. I don't care if you judge me.

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 20:19:15

It's all Albert,Arthur and Wilfred on the MN approved list, Pickled.

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 20:19:43

Im thinking of doing that narked and building a global brand. Millions I'll get.

MrsDeVere Tue 20-Nov-12 20:20:04

Dont get what ohhelp?

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 20:20:31

would a Tarquin suit you pickled, it would be MN approved.

insanityscratching Tue 20-Nov-12 20:20:33

Twins born the same week as my eldest called Caroline and Carolyn hmm

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 20:20:47

Me, my sister and brother all have names that start with the same letter grin

BrianAndHisBalls Tue 20-Nov-12 20:20:51

There's a bit of inverted snobbery going on here though. Someone starts bashing commonly seen as 'poor' names, then people jump in to defend those names. Absolutely fine. But then people start talking about 'felix' and his 'curls'....

why is it not ok to be snobby at names with perhaps working class connotations but its then ok to be snobby about names with upper class connotations? confused

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 20:21:58

I'm from south wales and we have loads of David Davies. They are always called dai Davies.

Always makes me grin

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 20:22:38

Oh come on, how many names with upper class connotations are on this thread?

Narked Tue 20-Nov-12 20:22:40

Then I judge your parents and pity your postman wink

I am OP and I thought the idea of anonymous internet boards were that we could occasionally break out the judgey pants? hmm I would never ever say anything to this woman about her kids names, that would be absolutely unacceptable however, in my opinion they are silly.

I did try and warn off the PO with the judgementalness alert in the header. grin

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 20:23:36

Of course posters are going to counter the so called WC name bashing.

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 20:23:38

Felix should have a hair cut, Tarquins should stick to dukes offspring only and how about we just have names,

Narked Tue 20-Nov-12 20:23:59

<adding David Davies type names to the judges list>

MrsDeVere Tue 20-Nov-12 20:24:28

Well my post did have them usual
But I was taking the piss.

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 20:24:41

Op, it was like a klaxon to me. Like picking a scab I was compelled to come.

marriedinwhite Tue 20-Nov-12 20:24:44

I went to school with a girl called Candida hmm - I thought it was pretty at the time and then I discovered what it was associated with.

I really and truly once heard a lady in the park calling: Jade, Amber, Ruby - in a slightly different order might just as well have called them stop, get ready and go. Has tickled me for years.

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 20:26:00

I actually think jade, Amber, Ruby sounds really cool. I would call them stop wait go as nicknames. <not even taking the piss I like them>

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 20:26:00

You should sue the kardashians usual. Robbing bastards!

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 20:26:34

ooh I knew a Candida.....I thought it was really posh and sophisticated at the time until I had thrush.

MrsDeVere Tue 20-Nov-12 20:26:58

Not just the name bashing but the descriptions of the child's ghastly appearance that goes with the bashing.

My Dear, the urchin was wearing Uggs. Uggs! Well I ask you. Simply beyond the pale'

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 20:27:12

I came across a Richard head the other week.

Now that is just mean.

rathlin Tue 20-Nov-12 20:27:37

I know someone with a Sam and Ella...wonder has it ever occurred to her? Ella came first so I suppose she probably always calls them Ella and Sam.

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 20:28:08

I had baby uggs given as a present but I just could wedge his feet in!

Gutted. Poor Tarquin had freezing piggies!

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 20:28:31

Couldnt I mean.

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 20:28:42

Uggs are unacceptable dincha know only hunter wellies 4th hand me downs (or new for MC trying to be UC) are allowed.

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 20:29:13

Can someone explain this Sam and Ella thing please.

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 20:29:16

What the fuck is a chunky try-hard man cardi anyway?

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 20:29:52

Oh I just said it out loud grin blush

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 20:29:52

I'm thinking a baby Joey Essex?

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 20:30:04

Poor tarquin in his cold hunter wellies. sad

Tweetinat Tue 20-Nov-12 20:30:17

My cousin has a boy called Tuna and a girl called Jam confused

OhDearSpareHeadTwo Tue 20-Nov-12 20:30:19

So can you top that? Go on, I could do with a laugh.

About 5 years ago I had dealings with a family with a girl called Beau and a boy called Headley. Which sounds alright until you shorten them and add the family name

BoLock and HeadLock

BrianAndHisBalls Tue 20-Nov-12 20:31:09

i dont know what uggs are, or are they the boots with the fur inside??

OhDearSpareHeadTwo Tue 20-Nov-12 20:31:11

Can someone explain this Sam and Ella thing please.

Say "Sam and Ella" quickly and run the words together - sounds just like salmonella

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 20:32:20

They are just sheepskin boots really nice for winter. Are very overpriced though.

OhDearSpareHeadTwo Tue 20-Nov-12 20:32:34

why is it not ok to be snobby at names with perhaps working class connotations but its then ok to be snobby about names with upper class connotations?

Because inverse snobbery is alive and kicking on Mumsnet

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 20:32:43

marvellous name for a burger van, Sam'n'Ella's

BrianAndHisBalls Tue 20-Nov-12 20:34:31

Thank you re the Uggs. No idea what Hunter wellies are either but presume posh stuff grin

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 20:34:44

I think you will find snobbery is alive and kicking on MN too.

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 20:35:29

Like uggs just boots with a small label on and the price doubled grin

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 20:35:45

The thing is though, the snobs don't like a bit of piss taking back.

<outing self>
My DH and his brother are named Timothy and Thomas.
Hence both of them usually being referred to as 'Tim, Tom, damnit!' grin

MrsDeVere Tue 20-Nov-12 20:37:08

I wouldn't wear them and I certainly would spend that much on my kid's every growing feet. Cheap versions from Sainsburys are perfectly acceptable for me because I a tight arse.

Basically they are short hand for 'a bit common'. They are the opposite of Crocs. Apparently ugly plastic footwear = ok but ugly suede foot wear = terribly non u.

I have a pair of hunters. Bargain, brand new in a charity shop. Jesus! My feet bloody froze when I wore them to the woods. I couldnt understand what all the bloody fuss was about.

BrianAndHisBalls Tue 20-Nov-12 20:38:48

Ah! It's nasty to children when it's the one way but 'a bit of piss taking' when it's the other way round hmm

Pls say you can at least see the double standards??

I don't know of Uggs or Hunters so have no axe to grind but really, this just seems so bizarre. If its bad its bad BOTH ways.

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 20:38:56

hunters are the type of wellies very wealthy UC familys have for hundreds of years in the boot room. Now WC who think they have moved up the social ladder into the so called MC buy them to try fit in with UC but they usually mess up by saying pardon and toilet grin.

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 20:39:37

I had them as a present from austrailia where they are cheap, they are nearly fifty quid here for baby ones!


And they are designed so badly his feet could not enter the boot.

Not sure what to do with the bloody things now.

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 20:40:15

ah but MrsDeVere the point is that you can ride in them as well as muck out!
they're not for anything as common as 'walking the woods', tut!!!]

BrianAndHisBalls Tue 20-Nov-12 20:40:21

MrsDV - thank you, so basically hunters - posh, uggs - 'common'. Are crocs those hideous jelly like shoes that look like clogs sort of? And they're 'posh'? I can't keep up!

Fuck me I know nothing about footwear! grin

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 20:40:46

Stick them on ebay pickled. Sure someone will pay stupid money for never been worn baby uggs.

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 20:41:03

It's nasty both ways TBH. But I get a bit fed up of it always being one way on MN baby names.

Sharpkat Tue 20-Nov-12 20:42:05

Know of twins called John and Edward born the same year as Jedward. The mother would never have seen X-factor but I thought it was very funny.

Once met an Asian guy called Fuk Yu. He went by Stephen grin

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 20:42:07

This is the first thread where it's not been oh chav name this and chav name that, it's actually turned out quite equal.

MrsDeVere Tue 20-Nov-12 20:42:57

Actually Hunters are becoming a bit infra dig now too.
Due to the TOWIE lot wearing them in rainbow colours as evening wear.

Dreadfully nouveau riche dahling.

MrsDeVere Tue 20-Nov-12 20:43:18

Can you tell I read far to much Mitford? grin

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 20:43:26

Usually we are at the 'white trash' stage by now, InNeedofBrandy.

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 20:44:41

You knows your footwear! grin

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 20:44:47

rainbow Hunters????

OrangeLily Tue 20-Nov-12 20:45:39

haven't read the while thread but I went to school with a Paris and troy and they were both boys!

I suppose now is not a good time to mention that I have 2 pairs of uggs? grin They are terribly comfy and warm in winter.

NothingIsAsBadAsItSeems Tue 20-Nov-12 20:51:13

Twins called Shaun and Shaunna

MrsDeVere Tue 20-Nov-12 20:51:50

No brian you miss my point.
I was not taking the piss out of the names or the children.
I was taking the piss out of people who think slagging off 'chavvy' names is harmless and just a bit of a laugh.

The names I listed are perfectly nice.

But I can pretty much guarantee a nasty little lurch in the stomach when a parent of a one of those kids sees their names listed on a thread like this.

My children's names are continually derided on MN for being common, chavvy or try hard. I am expected to suck it up because its only a JOKE fgs.

Except it isnt. Because apparently my children will never go to Uni with a name like that or become a high court judge hmm

marriedinwhite Tue 20-Nov-12 20:54:20

Things I would not spend my money on: Uggs, Crocs, Hunters (in London), Birkenstocks, Doc Martens (the DC have them). Have never understood why anyone wants to wear or buy things that aren't pretty or elegant. Now give me a nice pair of Peter Kaisers or LK Bennett's or a little pair of Ferragamo pumps and I'll cross your palm with silver.

I didn't realise when we named them btw that our children might sparkle grin

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 20:55:53

were those your real children's names you listed mrsdevere?
my daughter's name was there.....what a lovely name!

thegreylady Tue 20-Nov-12 20:55:59

Charlie and Lola-both lovely names and there is a sibling with an unrelated name between them but still...

NellyBluth Tue 20-Nov-12 20:57:00

Stanley and Presley

MrsDeVere Tue 20-Nov-12 21:00:20

They are lovely names but quite typical MN. I have yet to see them slagged off on any of these threads.
My DCs names are not typical MN.
Which is why they come in for such a bashing on here.

Badvocsanta Tue 20-Nov-12 21:01:31

Neo and trinity

AlwaysHoldingOnToStarbug Tue 20-Nov-12 21:01:37

The worst sibling names I heard were twins called Tatiana and Tatiani. Both nice enough name, but together?

Are Crocs really posh? I nearly died of shame when I bought my kids some, and I won't let them wear them in public, they are for the beach or garden only. Hideously ugly things.

Surprised Jayden hasn't been mentioned yet, it normally is on any thread about dreadful names.

marriedinwhite Tue 20-Nov-12 21:07:55

Actually DH and I agonised over Hector for DS because we both really liked it but in the end decided it was a bit too OTT - and we both remembered Hector's House and the dozy dog put us off.

We told DS not long ago and his response was along the lines of "well thank F* you didn't call me that - were you both going through a total twat stage or what?" We wondered briefly why we had spent so many thousands on his education but at least he would have fitted in grin.

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 21:08:16

Yes Jayden is the devils name on MN. Very common nowadays and I wouldn't call Will and Jada Smith Chavs.

I love the name Tatiana.

MrsDeVere Tue 20-Nov-12 21:11:32

Yes, well, you see,

I have a Jaidon. Not only does he have a terrible name, its spelt 'wrong' too.
Apparently I should have changed it when we adopted him to save him the terrible shame of growing up with such an awful name.

Bugger his sense of identity and personal history. Make him fit in goddammit!

ravenAK Tue 20-Nov-12 21:15:47


Db went to an all boys grammar. Register called by surname - so eg. 'Allen, Banks, Chambers...'etc.

If there were two Smiths, say, or Patels or whatever, they were called out by their initials, eg. 'J Smith, T Smith'.

It is probably fair to say that Mr & Mrs Nurse did not anticipate this when they called their twin sons Andrew & Peter.

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 21:16:07

My grandchildrens names would get me banished from MN forever, one of them is even hyphenated shock

My eldest DDs name is always on the naff list.

I pronounce my DSs name wrong too according to MN.

Narrowboat Tue 20-Nov-12 21:18:15

OK.... I know one half of a twin set called 'Popcorn'. Other twin name unknown (south london).

Recently I met a Jagger and a Dash. Brothers, not twins tho. Dash was a bit ....lumpen.

And dh heard of a Sherlock in the park. I shit you not.

AND I know an Obi.


EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Tue 20-Nov-12 21:19:15

I went out with a lovely lad called Gaive, his brother was Heathcliff and his sister was Nada. Not sure if they fit the OP, but they were very unusual back then. I went to school with a Troy, I thought his mum was a Thomas Hardy fan, maybe. I went to school with some brothers from 'the big house' Julian, Lucien, Crispen and Simon. They moved on to a public school, though. They were just very different from the Daves, Paul's, Steves and, oh yes, Simons at school. smile

Narrowboat Tue 20-Nov-12 21:19:53

My favourite tho is Hogarth. met him in the park too.

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Tue 20-Nov-12 21:20:47

Where did that apostrophe come from? hmm

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 21:21:04

Hyphenated! For the love of god! grin

MrsDeVere Tue 20-Nov-12 21:21:12

I used to go out with a Randy Dash.
He was a musician.

CheerfulYank Tue 20-Nov-12 21:21:20

Crocs are only acceptable on children IMO.

I want Hunters but would wear them with wellie warmers. grin

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Tue 20-Nov-12 21:21:27

Hogarth? Iron man fan?

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 21:22:24

Obi is quite a common name round my old area. I quite like Jagger and Dash.

I also like names that are not spelt "correctly" to.

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 21:22:26

My mother has crocs <72>

She thinks she is the kiddie on her hols!

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Tue 20-Nov-12 21:22:53

My STBex dickhead was recently seen wearing Crocs. I couldn't stifle a slightly hysterical giggle!

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 21:24:05

They look all kinds of wrong on adults.

My mother especially! She is unrepentant. She says ooo they are comfy.

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Tue 20-Nov-12 21:25:10

Yep, agree with that, Fanjo.

Ginandtonicandamassageplease Tue 20-Nov-12 21:25:19

Pickledfanjocat - there was a boy in my college at uni called Richard Head. Surely there can't be two!! He had to sign the register at the matriculation ceremony as he had the funniest name!

SweetMingePie Tue 20-Nov-12 21:25:46

My ds2 has one of he most boring drab names in existence if you go off what MN think.

I couldn't give a hooping funt what people think tbh, it's a name I lied so used it.

Cannot understand spending hours searching through registries checking how many Victors/Ermintrudes/Pearls were born last year and how popular the name is.

And mrsdv I love your dcs names.

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 21:27:06

In his fifties this one.

Poor chap says im Richard head, I know I know don't call me dick!

It's like a Bart Simpson call to
Mo's bar!

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 21:27:38

Randy dash! That's a brilliant name.

Ginandtonicandamassageplease Tue 20-Nov-12 21:30:45

There are two then! Maybe a father and son combo!

amarylisnightandday Tue 20-Nov-12 21:37:30

B-jay ffs.

There was a judgey warning in the title!

Tia - Maria

CrapBag Tue 20-Nov-12 21:37:57

"We told DS not long ago and his response was along the lines of "well thank F* you didn't call me that - were you both going through a total twat stage or what?"

This is hilarious!!!!! grin

picnicbasketcase Tue 20-Nov-12 21:38:30

grin at P Nurse and A Nurse, the poor things

amarylisnightandday Tue 20-Nov-12 21:41:01

Again with the judgey warning....are there subjects on mn that just arnt allowed any more. I'll add amusing names to the list with SIDS causes then.....sigh

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 21:43:19

No one is saying amusing names are not allowed actually if you read the thread.

Depends what you find "amusing" really hmm

frantic51 Tue 20-Nov-12 21:43:46

My Dd knows a pair of brothers called Chris and Drew; not too bad until you learn that their surname is Peacock! grin

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 21:44:14

Little dick and big dick head.

I thought it might be a new swear?

Ohhelpohnoitsa Tue 20-Nov-12 21:45:29

ah get it mrsd. i thought i was missing something obvious. it took me a sec to get the sam n ella thing and i kept looking at those names wondering...

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 21:46:24

There is a massive difference between sam and ella then any of the scarlett and jade names.

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 21:47:56

Exactly brandy.

OP here For what it is worth, when I started the conversation I had the likes of Sam and Ella in mind, not Scarlett and Jade (I think they are perfectly acceptable names) and certainly not general name bashing. Just themed or ill-thought out sibling combinations.

dontcallmehon Tue 20-Nov-12 21:54:09

Mrsdevere, two of my dcs names were in the list you mentioned. My Oscar did have such lovely curls before his haircut - sigh. < hates that I am so predictable and safe in my name choices>

YoullScreamAboutItOneDay Tue 20-Nov-12 22:07:06

I knew a Kate Bush. I always thought that was unfortunate since her parents named her when Kate Bush was already quite famous.

I worked with a Randy once too. American, but really shouldn't have moved to the UK. Poor guy.

I was in A and E once and the girl in front of me in the queue (about 15) was called Lollipop-Mae, with a double-barrelled surname too. Poor bugger.

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 22:09:55

I actually quite like the name randy but you can't can you. Too cruel.

marriedinwhite Tue 20-Nov-12 22:12:35

I once knew a Rose Bush. And my head mistress was called Olive Blott.

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 22:14:39

I met a penny pen at a funeral recently. That has to be marriage.

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 22:15:08

oooh there was a girl at my first school called Teresa Green!
and I had a maths teacher called Mrs Measures

BikeRunSki Tue 20-Nov-12 22:15:14

Alistair and Alison

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 22:16:56

I knew a Jayne Payne.

Ginandtonicandamassageplease Tue 20-Nov-12 22:23:16

I don't know if this true but I'd love it if it was. A friend told me he used to go to school with a boy whose father was a plumber. Their surname was Pipe. And the boy's first name? Dwayne!!

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 22:34:06

My dp just told me he had a teacher called. Richard splash but he was lying..

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 22:35:47

My maths teacher was called Mrs Cocker. If I ever end up a teacher hell no I would have to change my name if that was my surname.

Montypig Tue 20-Nov-12 22:40:35

I worked with Richard whanker - really I did AND he shortened his name.

A friend taught a little boy called Peter and brother Sherman - surname if Tank

Rhubarbgarden Tue 20-Nov-12 22:46:46

I know a Melanie Melville. And I used to go out with a Heathcliff, Ellen. He had a sister called... Sharon...

I went to school with a girl called Tina Coffey. I'd known her for five whole years when I heard a teacher shout it and I suddenly realised how ridiculous it was. I went round going "Tina Coffey! Tina Coffey! Geddit??" and everyone was hmm

manicinsomniac Tue 20-Nov-12 23:27:06

I think laughing about funny sibling sets is fine. Mocking individual names less so. Most of the names on this thread are normal names but some of the combinations are hilarious.

Also - I think Uggs are posh aren't they? I work in a private school and everyone has both Uggs and Hunters (don't know about crocs, I guess they'd be holiday wear). My children have hunters (courtesy of friends grin) and they are totally worth it if you live in the country imo. Especially if you wear welly socks with them. (anyway, what a tangent!)

WelshWereRabbit Tue 20-Nov-12 23:43:01

Nina, Tina, Gina and .... Roland.

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 23:45:18

Welsh that's hilarious. My favourite of the night!

Just so random!

Twin girls - Tea and Coffee

MrsDeVere Wed 21-Nov-12 08:09:12

dontcall Oscar is a fine name and so are all the others on my list. But they don't appear on these threads. Unlike my DC's.
It's not nice is it. Doesn't matter how thick skinned you think you are.

Funny combinations and abbreviations are one thing but the way people display their distain for certain groups on these threads is horrible.

All my boys have long curls btw grin

MrsDV I have to say that I don't think this thread was showing a disdain for certain groups until those of you expecting it to made it so. There was the incident with Scarlet and Lola being considered prostitute names by one poster, but that is not snobbish thing, it is a personal opinion based on literature. Other than that the names being laughed at here are all fine individually, but when combined with siblings or surnames become odd. The list of names on here could come from any walk of life.

I appreciate that some people find this thread distasteful, but I do think some of you came looking for a fight that actually wasn't here.

Incidently, no one mentioned Jayden until one of the poster expecting some sort of class war said she was surprised it wasn't mentioned although Jayden, Hayden, Braydon and Bob would be elligable

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 21-Nov-12 11:52:48

I've always thought Jayden was a variant spelling of the Biblical Jadon,so never really understood why it gets such a bad rap from people.

I've given the Uggs their own thread - UGGs - I'll leave the croc and hunters discussion to someone else cos I don't have either of those

PickledFanjoCat Wed 21-Nov-12 13:09:28

Inside your jeans! You animal!

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 21-Nov-12 13:12:31

No OP it started with

^BunnyLeBOOwski Mon 19-Nov-12 20:59:26
Diesel and Jenson.^

Twin boys. About 2. With matching tram lines shaved into their hair, chunky try-hard mancardies and UGG boots

But yes of course we were all looking for a fight hmm

Or the Mia type of names <which I love> before prostitute names got mentioned.

PickledFanjoCat Wed 21-Nov-12 13:15:12

Oh I didn't see your point there, op. I agree with brandy it got a bit horrible in the middle.

Putting warning judgemental is pointless.

I can't go over tesco and shout warning shoplifter before filling my pocket with chocolate oranges.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 21-Nov-12 13:16:30

What's a "try-hard mancardie"? hmm

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 21-Nov-12 13:22:59

I don't know alis but my ds loves his cardies and he has had tram lines and patterns shaved in before. Do you think because he normally has high tops not uggs (he wouldn't wear them) that makes it better or worse?

FellatioNelson Wed 21-Nov-12 13:24:46

I once worked with a woman who had seven children whose names all began with N. She was really scraping the bottom of the barrel by the end.

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 21-Nov-12 13:27:09

How is that a problem or funny that they all began with N confused

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Wed 21-Nov-12 13:28:19



Alisvolatpropiis Wed 21-Nov-12 13:36:48

InNeed - I think either is fine personally,but I don't tend to judge children as being "try hard" or *"chavs". I'm fascinated as to how a cardie can be try hard mind. It's just a cardie surely?!.

well done tramlines look super cute imo. AND I think kiddy UGGs are adorable.

So ner ner ner judgy people.

*or adults.

Wayne, Dane, Shane, Zane, Dwayne. Wondered if they ever had another one, maybe Gawaine?

PickledFanjoCat Wed 21-Nov-12 13:54:34

I'm very confused about the cardi too.


FellatioNelson Wed 21-Nov-12 13:56:05

It wasn't 'funny' or a 'problem', it was just that as there were 7 of them it became a bit laboured and silly and contrived after about the third one. the names got progressively worse and more outlandish just to stick with the theme.

PickledFanjoCat Wed 21-Nov-12 13:59:28

Like the karsashians. grin

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 21-Nov-12 14:01:54

7 N names shows imagination though. I can only think of about 4!

AlwaysHoldingOnToStarbug Wed 21-Nov-12 14:02:29

Oops that was me mentioning Jayden - because I have one and like to indulge in a spot of baby name bingo on these sort of threads.

If only I'd called my other 4 Kayden, Rayden, Brayden and Shayden instead. Is it too late to change their names?

Expecting twins was a great time to come up with ridiculous combinations. Especially when you tell people and they think you're serious! grin

FellatioNelson Wed 21-Nov-12 14:12:41

I used to joke with an Ex boyfriend that our children would be called Daniel, Samuel and Emmanuel.

PickledFanjoCat Wed 21-Nov-12 14:14:21

Neil nelly Noel Natasha Nathan nick Nicole Natalie neive and know im running out.

senoritachiquita Wed 21-Nov-12 14:15:12

My friend went to international school with 3 American kids:
Sweet One, Dear One and Cute One

PickledFanjoCat Wed 21-Nov-12 14:15:20

Nick and Nicole is cheating a bit.

ScrambledSmegs Wed 21-Nov-12 14:15:51

When I was little I knew a family with 4 girls called Faith, Hope, Joy and Helen. All lovely names.

I never thought that Helen would have been a bit hmm about having a non-virtue/emotion name until I was reminded of it by this thread. I wonder if she was curious why her name wasn't in the same theme as her sisters?

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 21-Nov-12 14:16:33

I was thinking Neil,Nigel,Niall and Nia!

N isn't my favourite letter for names grin

PickledFanjoCat Wed 21-Nov-12 14:19:25

Noddy & nobby.

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 21-Nov-12 14:22:43

I still don't understand why it was laboured and silly and contrived because they all have to same initial. I think your the silly one to of judged.

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 21-Nov-12 14:26:37

My N names.

Nevaeh, Nicole, Nigella, Naiomi, Natasha, Nick, Nia, Nadia, Narda, Nadine, Natalya, Nathen, Nahir.

PickledFanjoCat Wed 21-Nov-12 14:27:41

That's thirteen kids right there if your game brandy grin

I know a family with three Ms, and another with two Js and a C. To be honest I'd have gone with another J.

Despite apparently being the judgey master mind, same letters in a family doesn't bother me.

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 21-Nov-12 14:31:32

grin This thread is making me want to go and have 11 more dc just to name them.

Ha ha - that will teach us all Brandy

I ran out of names both DH and I liked after DD2, poor DD3 definitely got the dregs of the names we liked.

Actually what letter were all yours Brandy - was it T? We can start working on a collective list of 11 T names now, and see how many people we can wind up along the way!

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 21-Nov-12 14:36:55


Iv'e already decided Talia if I ever have another dd.

I think Talia is a lovely name. I proposed it for DD3, DH vetoed it bastard grin.

So after that... Tyrion? Tywyn? and then a game of thrones theme for the other 9? Eddard, Arya, Sansa, Cersei, Rickon - I've run out of steam.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 21-Nov-12 14:42:33

Have people actually said that your children's names are chavvy shock. They're not!

Also InNeed your children are gorgeous (had a peek at your profile).

FellatioNelson Wed 21-Nov-12 14:42:39

Alis you are almost spot on! The ones I can remember from my distant memory were Neil, Nialls (not Niall but Nialls)confused Nia and Nikita.

Imagine shouting to that lot for their tea. shock Think there may have been an Neveah as well but not sure - it was years ago, but I remember some of them unusual.

InNeed Was it you? You seem to be taking this very badly. grin

The point is that to name so many children with the same initial is gimmicky (and therefore silly IMHO, which after all is what this thread is about - our opinion of silliness) and whether or not you like the names is irrelevant - they come over like a giant tongue twister.

I swear some people come onto name threads just to get all professionally offended.

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 21-Nov-12 14:43:11

Iv'e got tee and tay sounding names so I'd want the start to be different

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 21-Nov-12 14:43:12

I love Tyrion/Tirion. Tis a Welsh name.

YoullScreamAboutItOneDay Wed 21-Nov-12 14:43:53

I think the problem with going with one initial letter is only the practical one if you have a big family! Nothing wrong with two children with the same letter. Or three. Or more. But if you get to four or more the chances of having that many names you love with the same letter starts to get a bit slim. I sometimes wonder whether the Duggar's regret their name 'theme' now. By the time you get to child no 19 it must be tough to only get to use one chapter of the baby name book. And it's not as if they could have turned round now and said 'oh, yes, no 19 is Elizabeth'.

OwlLady Wed 21-Nov-12 14:48:51

I don't understand what is wrong with some of these names confused

OwlLady Wed 21-Nov-12 14:49:17

the freya, lily, finn one etc what;s wrong with it? i really don't get it

FellatioNelson Wed 21-Nov-12 14:50:26

I had Thalia on my list for a girl when I had DS3 who is 13. But it should be pronounced TAR-leah. I met someone else with a daughter called Thalia and she pronounced it Ter-LEE-ah which is WRONG and completely put me off. grin

LivingInAPinkBauble Wed 21-Nov-12 14:51:13

'Oh I didn't see your point there, op. I agree with brandy it got a bit horrible in the middle.

Putting warning judgemental is pointless.

I can't go over tesco and shout warning shoplifter before filling my pocket with chocolate oranges.'
PickledFanjoCat Bauble cat is now glaring at me whilst washing yoghurt from her fur, your comment made me laugh and spit out my lunch!

No real shockers to share but my friend makes me laugh-she organises the class lists in her multi form entry school and puts all the children with themed names together-think things like Mercedes and Porsche!

I missed two sitters - Tarquin and Troy!

FellatioNelson Wed 21-Nov-12 14:54:09

Brandy If you've got Tee and Tay you need Toe and Tu and Ty. One for each noel. But you need 5 children.

Tyson. Tucson. Toni. Taya.


InNeedOfBrandy Wed 21-Nov-12 14:54:58

Not professionally offended just sick of the constant stream of snobbyness towards dc with tram lines.

Tayon is a take on the Welsh name Tavion and a name I heard on Maury grin

And thankyou I for dc compliment grin

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 21-Nov-12 14:55:21

As a teenager I knew a girl who was one of four siblings with the initials A,A,C,D respectively. Nothing wrong there but I always wished they had given the second sibling (my friend) a name beginning with B. grin

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 21-Nov-12 14:56:25

I like Taya not the rest grin

Owl - read on, that was MrsDV winding people up smile

FellatioNelson Wed 21-Nov-12 14:57:04

Taya is very pretty.

ScatterChasse Wed 21-Nov-12 14:57:41

Whoever said about twin names being fantastic for a bit of fun, yes! Twins run in our family, so we have a lot of 'silly' pairs grin I think my favourite is Montague and Mortimer for boys, Monty and Morty for short.

I do know a family with four children (from oldest to youngest), Annie, Beau, Corinna and Samuel. I always wonder if they started off alphabetically on purpose or not!

YoullScreamAboutItOneDay Wed 21-Nov-12 14:57:48

Owl - MrsDeVere was making the point that it is very subjective, and rude, and nasty, to judge names based on your perception of them or thinking that they are 'naff' or 'chavvy'. So she was making fun of names which normally get the MN stamp of approval.

Not siblings. But I have a friend called Adam. He once chatted up a girl at a bar. Chatting, getting along well. Then asks her name. She says Eve. He said that they both just sort of awkwardly shuffled away from one another despite having got on quite well up to that point. I mean, you just couldn't could you? I also know a married couple called Janet and John, which is quite funny if you learned to read in the 70s/early 80s.

ScatterChasse Wed 21-Nov-12 15:01:48

That wasn't very clear, when I said 'silly' pairs, nobody actually uses them, just to wind people up before they're born. grin

They're things like 'Holly and Ivy', 'Elizabeth and Philip', 'Dennis and Minnie'. It's even better if the other person takes it seriously/doesn't spot the connection.

I know two couples with the same name - Jack and Jacky, and Lindsey and Lindsey

insanityscratching Wed 21-Nov-12 15:06:52

Dd is in a class with a child from who she calls the R family Ryan, Rhianne, Rhiannon, Riaz, and Reece we'd love to know what the new baby is called grin

YoullScreamAboutItOneDay Wed 21-Nov-12 15:07:47

Rhianne and Rhiannon? That's rather similar! There are so many lovely R names, why use the same one twice.

YoullScreamAboutItOneDay Wed 21-Nov-12 15:08:20

Oh, I know a married couple called Chris(topher) and Chris(tine) too. In their 50s.

blisterpack Wed 21-Nov-12 15:11:31

Yes I know an Isabel and Isabella. confused No nicknames either.

FellatioNelson Wed 21-Nov-12 15:14:27

OK. Rhiannon and Rhianne.

Isabelle and Isabella.

I'm sorry but if that is not judge-worthy I don't know what is.

That should be illegal. Or something.

MrsDeVere Wed 21-Nov-12 15:17:51

I think that's a bit unfair dances.
I believe you started this thread without wanting to chav bash but it didn't take long for people to do it anyway.

I have never seen a thread where it doesn't happen.

Which s probably why you will see the same old names getting snippy. We jt can't keep away.
Someone has to stand up for the Jaydens/Malakis/Lille maes in this world. grin

It's odd that a lot of people cannot separate their personal dislike for a name and their prejudices about the sort of people who use it.

I think ths whole name thing is a serious issue. There are intelligent, educated people out there wh seem to think it is a legitimate, scientific way of gauging anything from morals to IQ.

MrsDeVere Wed 21-Nov-12 15:21:57

Yes owl your confusion over what s wrong with those perfectly lovely names is shared by me on the majority of these threads.
When people go on about disgusting and vile chavtastic names like Kai, Jaden and Logan ( for example) .

I just don't get it either

OwlLady Wed 21-Nov-12 15:22:05

YoullScreamAboutItOneDay, sorry I am a bit slow blush

Kaylee, Rylee, and Lynlee.

PickledFanjoCat Wed 21-Nov-12 17:21:03

I'm quite pleased that people stand up for names anyway.

People perhaps don't realise the high volume of lurkers who have a peek at these. A lady in my antenatal group found one quite upsetting.. If you don't use mn often you'd have a right old shock in baby names.

At least people know its not everyone that shares the view and that's how it should be.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 21-Nov-12 17:40:10

I lurked for ages. Especially this section. I find names interesting,popularity and perceptions of them etc.

AlwaysHoldingOnToStarbug Wed 21-Nov-12 17:59:25

I know a married Chris and Chris, and also a Sam and Sam. It's a shame they didn't name their children after themselves. grin

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 21-Nov-12 18:02:01

I just had to say, )can't find article), I read an article saying boys with typical black names or housing estate names got marked lower down in SATS GCSE and Alevel then boys named Edward/Hugh type.

There is definitely a chapter on that sort of thing in Freakonomics.

and I possibly was a bit harsh MrsDV, sorry. I was feeling irked at the repeated use of the term these sorts of threads. However I'm over it now, have wine and am pleased we've all found a common ground.

The Randy I know or rather knew is Randy Frisk. He works with Holliday Banta.

Names geeks cringe at siblings called Harry and Henry, or Will and Liam, or John and Jack, or Lizzy and Beth, shrieking BUT THAT'S THE SAME NAME TWICE!

Ooooo look here - a thread on siblings with the same initial! Got forth team grin

PickledFanjoCat Wed 21-Nov-12 18:40:01

Ds 1 is called Henry and three members of my family have suggested ds2 be called Harry.


Hotatia I hear ya there. I know twins called Georgie and Gina.

MrsDeVere Wed 21-Nov-12 18:42:05

You are forgiven dances <gracious> grin

When I say 'threads like these' I am referring to how they usually turn out, not how they start or the op's intentions
I am sorry if you felt got at smile

That frekanomics thing is often cited on threads like these (sorry could resist wink ) but people use it as justification for their prejudices instead of a reason to challenge them
I think that is odd.

I think many people misunderstand Freakonomics altogether, thinking those correlations in there are now proven fact. Did a lot of damage to debating that book hmm

AlwaysHoldingOnToStarbug Wed 21-Nov-12 20:52:30

My twins middle names are John and Jack. I know technically they're the same same, but they were actually named after different people (and female in Jack's case, so don't think he would have appreciated the full female version of the name!)

YoullScreamAboutItOneDay Wed 21-Nov-12 20:53:22

Yeah, but you can get away with anything in middle names. It's totally fine grin

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Wed 21-Nov-12 20:56:22

Yeah, I have a Jack (I know, I know, but it wasn't the number 1 name back then and I still genuinely love the name) and another DS whose middle name is John. TBH, all their middle names are family ones and I'd run out of ones I liked. Didn't want Donald or Reginald...

DknyQueen Wed 21-Nov-12 21:20:18

I hear my ex called his DS Barney.
Is it me or it's a silly name which is probably going to result is lots of teasing at school. Why would anyone call his DS that?

YoullScreamAboutItOneDay Wed 21-Nov-12 21:22:11

What is wrong with Barney? Not my taste, but perfectly normal name.

PickledFanjoCat Wed 21-Nov-12 21:52:34

Nothing wrong with barney. Perhaps you don't like it due to its association with your ex.

Heard of a barnaby recently who will be called barney.

skyebluesapphire Wed 21-Nov-12 21:58:08

See, I hear Barney and think of that damn dinosaur .......

I know siblings whose names all start with J, another family four kids who all start with S.

FellatioNelson I wanted to call DD3 Tahlia until exMIL started pronouncing it Italia!

PickledFanjoCat Wed 21-Nov-12 22:12:42

Tahlia is lovely.

FellatioNelson Thu 22-Nov-12 03:39:50

It should be spelt Thalia, people!!! Like Thomas - the H is silent.

Tahlia is a bastardization that has come about by people not sure how to pronounce it/spell it.

Don't go doing a Rihanna on me please. wink

goralka Thu 22-Nov-12 08:43:13

Thalia just reminds me of a plate.
I do not know why.

I have a good friend (actually dhs best friend), whose slightly eccentric heavy drinking aunt and uncle called all four of their sons George. Unfortunately this is true.

FellatioNelson Thu 22-Nov-12 09:42:07

A plate? confused How odd!

I like the name Barnaby. I have a hat called Barnaby. Its my top hat for festivals and other binge drinking events.

badtime Thu 22-Nov-12 11:33:12

FellatioNelson Thalia and Tahlia/Talia might be different names. Thalia is, as we all know, the name of one of the Muses. Ta(h)lia is a Hebrew name which apparently means 'dew from god'.


And while I'm on the subject, some people called Neve are not just misspelled Niamhs. It is sometimes derived from Latin, meaning 'snow'.


FellatioNelson Thu 22-Nov-12 12:27:57

Oh, ok, fair point. I stand corrected. still get a bit stabby about Rihanna though. grin

badtime Thu 22-Nov-12 12:38:06

I don't know if it will make you feel better or worse, but Rihanna might be the Arabic for 'sweet basil' as well as misspelled Rhianna. It's unlikely in most cases, though. I suspect the 'h' would be pronounced if it were...

FellatioNelson Thu 22-Nov-12 12:51:25

Ok stop now. You are spoiling my lovely sense of outrage by giving me all this reasonable, plausible crap to have to face up to, and I'm not having it.

PickledFanjoCat Thu 22-Nov-12 12:53:57

That'll teach you, calling me a bastard! grin

badtime Thu 22-Nov-12 12:57:00

Sorry, I get a bit of outrage at some names too - like Americans using boys names for girls. Aubrey is currently the main offender, because it is now a popular girl's name in America, and most of them don't even know it is a variant of Oberon/Auberon i.e. the king of the fucking fairies.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 22-Nov-12 13:01:37

Can I jump in with Americans using boy names for girls Badtime?!

Bryn is a "girls name" over there. Bryn. And they spell it Brynn sad

InNeedOfBrandy Thu 22-Nov-12 13:10:36

Aubrey is probably on trend due to that being Drakes name.

What is the problem having girls names for boys and vice versa? I love courtney for a boy but out of my circle that would get a few raised eyebrows.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 22-Nov-12 13:12:37

Courtney was originally a boys name.

I think it's because once boys names start being used on girls they quickly become unusable for boys.

Courtney being a prime example of that. As is Bryn,if you're American.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 22-Nov-12 13:13:54

I'm all for boys names on girls when girls names are ok to use on boys.

There are female James' but no male Sophie's!

FellatioNelson Thu 22-Nov-12 13:20:06

I can still barely get over the bewilderment of finding out that the mother in Little House on the Prairie was played by a woman called Michael. Forty years that's been bothering me. Forty years.

FellatioNelson Thu 22-Nov-12 13:20:43

Actually, maybe not 40, but certainly 35.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 22-Nov-12 13:28:14

Was she?! shock

I used to watch it when I was small, that would have boggled my young mind. Much like it's boggling my older mind now.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 22-Nov-12 13:30:53

Oooh FellatioNelson I just went on Wikipedia <I am a sad person> and it's the Dad who's called Michael. The mum was called Karen.

In real life. grin

LadyFlumpalot Thu 22-Nov-12 13:35:48

A brother and sister called Colt and Purdy.

Their dad is a gun fanatic.

badtime Thu 22-Nov-12 13:37:11

One of the group 'The Bangles' was called 'Michael'. I used to work with a woman called Michael. I don't understand why you would do that to a girl-child.

blameitonthecaffeine Thu 22-Nov-12 13:46:39

I know a family with children called

Amelie Rainbow Star
Jack Phoenix Storm
Elodie Disney Sparkle

Obviously they are known as Amelie, Jack and Elodie so seem totally mainstream but their full names are just - wow! I actually kind of love the first two though the last one goes a bit far for me. I'd never dare name a child of mine anything like that though.

MrsDeVere Thu 22-Nov-12 14:04:03

They are beautiful names! But I admit I don't like the Disney bit.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 22-Nov-12 14:13:19

Jack Phoenix Storm is actually pretty cool. If he ever wanted to act/be a musican he has a ready made stage name.

InNeedOfBrandy Thu 22-Nov-12 14:30:12

I liked most of those names to, but I feel I keep repeating myself banging on saying I like that name again and again.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 22-Nov-12 15:33:06

I suspect everyone would have thought little Amelie Rainbow Star's name was completely acceptable it the parents had used Enfys Seren or um somethingLatin Stella rather than the words in their English form.

Stella and Seren both mean star and are perfectly acceptable...Star? No,no that's not allowed. Hilarious! hmm

shriekingnora Thu 22-Nov-12 16:32:45

There are only positive comments on those names Alis.

Here's a negative one:
Amelie Rainbow Star's name is terrible because it spells ARS. I sincerely hope their surname did not begin with an 'e'.

Thali means plate in Hindi, it's also a collection of small dishes making up a meal.

So your inkling was correct Goralka.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 22-Nov-12 16:55:00

shriekingnora grin

That would be unfortunate.

MrsDeVere Thu 22-Nov-12 16:58:57

My children all have ready made Jazz Musician names.

One is already a musician and the two little ones will be the coolest paediatric consultants ever (I have already sorted out their careers including the specialisms.)

FellatioNelson Thu 22-Nov-12 18:06:00

I rally like Star and Rainbow.

shock What's happening to me? confused

YoullScreamAboutItOneDay Thu 22-Nov-12 22:44:20

I love those names. Well, except Disney. I am not a big fan of brand names for children's names (I am not aware of it being a name beforehand, unless someone sets me right!!). I am so in love with wild, amazing middle names. Especially with dead 'sensible' first names. Wish I'd thought of it when I was doing naming grin

MrsDeVere - no, no, you don't want two paed consultants. Surely you want a mixture. Surgeon and paed consultant or something. Imagine the sibling rivalry!

Bettyintheburbs Thu 22-Nov-12 23:03:41

Ones that make me come out all goose-bumpy:
Levigh and Wrangler, both boys
Windy, also boy
A family known as 'The Nicks', mum Nicola, Dad Nicholas, children Nikita, Nickelle, Nicole and Nicky
Candida, poor girl, why would anyone name a child after a vaginal yeast infection?

InNeedOfBrandy Thu 22-Nov-12 23:07:26

Disney was Walt Disneys surname right? I personally wouldn't have it but wouldn't judge a little girl called it.

ScatterChasse Thu 22-Nov-12 23:53:06

Candida just means white in Latin, so originally it was fine. Not the best nowadays though.

Alis, rainbow in Latin is 'arcus coelestis' so I think you might get some comments grin You could use Iris though, goddess of the rainbow.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 23-Nov-12 00:42:03

*scatterChasse that would definitely get eyebrows raised! grin

Enfys is Welsh for rainbow,that's the only non English version I knew!

CheerfulYank Fri 23-Nov-12 04:09:11

I was almost named Brynn Elizabeth Alis. grin Yes, it is exclusively for girls here, as well as Aubrey.

FellatioNelson Fri 23-Nov-12 04:30:54

No, not the character, the actress. Although perhaps I'm getting muddled up with the Waltons. confused

FellatioNelson Fri 23-Nov-12 04:32:53

Yes, it was the Waltons, sorry. Michael Learned was her name.

CheerfulYank Fri 23-Nov-12 04:56:15

I'd love to use Lumi as a middle name for a daughter someday...it's Finnish for snow and I think it'd be gorgeous on a winter baby. Where I grew up the Finnish culture is still quite evident, even several generations down the line. smile

I am having a spring baby and have tried like mad to find a Finnish word that could pass for a name and means anything spring related: rainbow, robin, etc, etc, but to no avail. sad

CheerfulYank Fri 23-Nov-12 05:08:35

Though Lumme is close and means waterlily.... <considers>

mathanxiety Fri 23-Nov-12 05:29:41

I have brother and sister cousins named Michael and Michelle.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 23-Nov-12 07:57:15

Cheerful I wouldn't have held it against you if you had been called Brynn...I'd have just cried a little bit inside! grin

There's a college called Bryn Mawr that's women only isn't there?

goralka Fri 23-Nov-12 08:09:55

it means 'Big Hill' in Welsh

TheWholeEnchilada Fri 23-Nov-12 09:45:57

When I was 5-7 we lived near a set of quints - I can't remember the fifth name but four of them were Christa, Charla, Chanda and Charles.

And my best friend's mum grew up with 6 sisters who were ALL named Mary! Yes, it was a catholic family. BF's mum was the eldest so she was the only one that was called Mary. The others were called Mary + their middle name...ie. Mary Margret, Mary Elizabeth, Mary Louise, etc. (There were also 8 boys in the family but there wasn't a pattern to their names.)

TheWholeEnchilada Fri 23-Nov-12 09:53:25

And this is outing me, but my Southern American step-mum and her sisters are Bobbie Sue, Betty Jane, Bonnie Marie and Billy Marion! They are really a lovely bunch of smart, interesting women except for the one who has recently gone all crazy religious and sort of scares me with her righteousness!

Bettyintheburbs Fri 23-Nov-12 17:10:11

O'Neil and She-Neil, brother and sister

Bettyintheburbs Fri 23-Nov-12 17:11:17

Also a few years ago in Fiji, there was a little girl called Princess Margaret .
I thought she was royal at first blush

Sorry, but has no one else noticed that 'Elodie Disney Sparkle' reads like, well, like she's actually a bit dull? Or is that my Scottish slang roots coming out in me? Sorry, as you were.

BikeRunSki Fri 23-Nov-12 21:59:06

enchilada I know a family where all the men are called Charles. There is then a complicated system of who has which nn, who uses their middle name. I manage one of them, he lives in the same town as his not-unlarge family, and has twice been called to.his dad/brother's dental check up!

Frikadellen Fri 23-Nov-12 22:08:06

I used to know a couple in Germany who had 2 daughters called Porche and Mercedes.

My cousin has Nicolas, Sarah and Filuka I actually like Filuka now I have heard it several time but I was a bit open mouthed (having expected something more like Mary or Catherine) when I heard it first.

Viviennemary Fri 23-Nov-12 22:10:10

Wayne, Kyle and Toby are all dire. And Maddison for a girl is dreadful. I don't like shortened names either. And cute double names. Maysie Boo and so on.

mathanxiety Fri 23-Nov-12 22:18:02

WholeEnchilada, I knew sisters named along those lines too: Mary Pat, Mary Beth, Mary Jo and Mary Kay.

I have a family of cousins with eight boys and two girls and all the boys have the middle name Mary. The two girls also have some form of Mary incorporated into their names.

Dragonwoman Fri 23-Nov-12 22:43:23

My mother traced her family tree & her great-grandparents had 12 children - 10 boys & 2 girls. You would think that they would have plenty of girls names to use after naming all those boys. The girls were Jane Mary and.......Mary Jane! I know most people used unimaginitive names back then, but still!

CheerfulYank Sat 24-Nov-12 03:23:33

Alis it's just as well I wasn't; I married a man whose surname is Brick. Brynn Brick just wouldn't have cut it really. smile

PurplePidjin Sat 24-Nov-12 04:00:11

Aston and Astyne <guess the surname>

Karma and Chakra

Both twin sets. Yes, i judged didn't let it affect how i spoke to them though

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Notafoodbabyanymore Sat 24-Nov-12 09:03:03

I went to school with a family whose surname was Whitehead. The children were called Jermaine, Dinane, Marlin, Inane and Dwayne. (Not sure of the spelling on these...) Marlin broke the pattern because her dad caught a huge marlin the day she was born.

Heard of twins called Pacman and Tetris.

Also heard of a family whose children were all named after alcoholic drinks (Brandy, Sherry etc)

My dad knows a couple with the surname Peacock. Son called Drew.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Sat 24-Nov-12 09:33:42

On holiday this summer I heard a Mum call out Cornelious, where's Barnaby? smile

I also have distant family where Janet and John had Jemma and Jane. Janet and John divorced. She remarried - to Steve. Who had kids called Jordan, Jodie and Jade! hmm

winkle2 Sat 24-Nov-12 09:48:33

Frankella, Floyd and Flavia!!

BoyMeetsWorld Sat 24-Nov-12 14:15:27

Used to know 3 siblings called Sophie Starlight Smith, Chloe Sunset and Aidan Storm

My daughter goes to school with a d'vine, siblings all follow a pattern of d- names there's d'loris, d'lilah and d'angelo thennnnnnn there's the youngest.....d'david!!! Where did that d come from!!!!!!

BliztenShitzinURWheelieBin Sat 24-Nov-12 14:28:47

faith must have been mumsnetters!

HavingALittleFaithBaby Sat 24-Nov-12 14:33:40

That's exactly what I said blitzen!

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sat 24-Nov-12 14:38:54

When I was small there was a family at school whose children were called Charles, Amelia, Verity and Harriet and they adopted a little boy called Wayne grin

FrothyOM Sat 24-Nov-12 14:49:53

I am bringing up DD to be a prostitute or maybe a stripper if I'm lucky.

The things you learn on mumsnet. hmm

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 24-Nov-12 15:33:18

Ariel it might sound odd with the sibset but many people don't like changing an adopted child's name to fit with other siblings because it is a part of their identity.

It's not like they choose to call him Wayne?

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sat 24-Nov-12 15:52:32

Yes I know all that....you don't need to go all pursed lips on me.

Is "sibset" a word?

I wonder how many little Waynes there are now. It was very much a name of the early to mid 70s.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 24-Nov-12 16:02:49

Ariel sorry I didn't meant to sound purse lipped about it...was just saying that might be why he was Wayne when the others were Amelia etc smile

Not sure about sibsets dictionary credentials in all honesty grin

I haven't met a Wayne my age or younger ever. Though I do know a Sharon my age.

Jojoba1986 Sat 24-Nov-12 16:07:08

I always wanted 2 boys. We agreed the first one's mn would be Mark, after his Daddy & the second one would get John, this being both grandfathers mns. I wanted to call them Matthew & Luke. Mean DH overruled me! sad

I've heard that there are at least 3 sisters with car names locally - Mercedes, Ferrari & Bentley I believe... The story is that they're named after the cars their dad would like but can't afford! I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't heard it from several people independently. I believe there's also a Satan around! hmm

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sat 24-Nov-12 16:07:37


I had one Wayne in my class in Infants (I'm probably older than you, to be fair), and two Sharons and several Traceys.

TheWholeEnchilada Sat 24-Nov-12 16:17:42

I remembered the 5th quintuplet name: Christa, Charla, Chanda, Charles and... Chelsea!

There's a pagan in east London, about six years old.

BikeRunSki Sat 24-Nov-12 16:55:51

LMAO at Tetris and Pacman!

mathanxiety Sat 24-Nov-12 17:03:18

Mercedes started out as a Spanish name meaning mercy. That is what the car was named after iirc...

itsallinmyhead Sun 25-Nov-12 17:52:15

I have met a woman, via work, who called her daughter (not sure why I had to explain, as this is very obviously a girls name) Sambucca...really!

Sorry I don't have a sibling to go with Sambucca but maybe Ouzo is in the planning stages?

I have heard of Armani's, Pocahontas and knew two boys, when I was younger, one named Kenneth McKenna the other Kenny Kenny.

cheapandchic Sun 25-Nov-12 18:01:53

twin girls- Armani and Cavalli

sisters- London and Sydney

BikeRunSki Sun 25-Nov-12 19:02:17

I once knew twin girls with the middle names Scania and Volvo. Their dad was into lorry cab racing. They did have very unremarkable first names to set off their middle names though.

DangerMousey Mon 26-Nov-12 10:28:50

A thoroughly horrible woman i once worked with had named her twin girls Daisy and Clover.

DAISY AND CLOVER!!!!! hahaha, i nearly fell off my chair laughing. Both a reasonable names on their own, but together, they mean one thing: COWS.

It couldn't have happened to a nicer woman.

BikeRunSki Mon 26-Nov-12 19:37:48

Or wild flowers.

Geranium3 Mon 26-Nov-12 19:51:27

2brothers,not twins, both called alan and they had a sister called alana!!!! And guess what their dad and grandad were both called alan, not joking!!!!

allthatglittersisnotgold Sat 22-Dec-12 01:33:16

Crapbag, not in Portsmouth are you?

Bessie123 Sat 22-Dec-12 01:47:00

Misty and Beaujolais. In Essex, obviously.

Bessie123 Sat 22-Dec-12 01:50:48

Oh, I also knew a girl over 20 years ago called Asti Martin. No sibling but thought she deserved a mention for her parents' erm special choice

RiaUnderTheMistletoe Sat 22-Dec-12 02:32:02

Jenna and Taylor. Say them together.

TalkativeJim Sat 22-Dec-12 03:24:13

My mother used to work with a Richard Pritchard

I haven't read all of these but in my own situation just to highlight not all is as it seems at times.
When dd was born ds decided that the name Princess Rainbow was much prettier than what we wanted to call her and she has often been refered to as Rainbow, Rain, Bow, and Princess ever since. DS has a name which doesn't traditionally get shortened to Ice or Icy but we do for some reason.
So there I was happily going about my business and I called the children over and for no reason that I can really think of I called "Rainbow, Ice come on time to go" Nekminnit little old lady toddles past "Bloody Hippys"!!!! says she.

MrsChestysGlitteryBaubles Sat 22-Dec-12 07:28:11