I found inspiration for choosing baby names by looking in my fridge.

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FaxMactor Mon 14-Jan-13 11:35:06

Chardonnay, Champagne and Stella jumped out at me right away though they may be a little European for some.

Olive is a good old fashioned sounding name that we don't hear much these days, well not since On The Buses finished.

The cooling fruit gave us a number of really trendy names, Peaches, Mango, Apples etc but these aren't to everybody's tastes.

The one I eventually chose for my daughter was Danone, a nice healthy sounding name and funnily enough we fed her with plenty of yoghurt during her formative years.
It's a real shame she's now a bit on the fat side but your shape can't always reflect your name, though my teenage son Pizza probably wouldn't have agreed.

Don't forget Flora.

Eskino Mon 14-Jan-13 11:39:33

Marmite, Chutney and Calpol are the ones that stand out in my fridge. I draw the line at calling new dd when she arrives "Leftoverchicken"

Well done you for having 3 different alcoholic beverages in your fridge. (Ive been a loooong time pregnant, sigh)

aftermay Mon 14-Jan-13 11:42:48

For those Scandinavian roots you can't beat Lurpack.

Dairylea is quite sweet, though I prefer the Dairee-Leigh spelling.

I bet there are some Kerry Golds out there.

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HighJinx Mon 14-Jan-13 11:48:57

Never mind 'in' the fridge. What about Smeg?

FaxMactor Mon 14-Jan-13 11:49:03

We did actually consider Kerrygold but we know somebody who called their child Margarine so we didn't want them to think we had copied them.

And they would be end up getting the old joke about 'spreading easily'.
But you don't want that for your daughter.

Mrsrobertduvall Mon 14-Jan-13 11:50:27

Feta-Brie has that nice European feel. As does Hellman.

A name guaranteed to have your daughter desperate to namechange would be Innocent.

bonceaswell Mon 14-Jan-13 11:51:28

Cambozola has a nice ring to it. And Juicy Bits .....hmm

Philadelphia and wasabi are standing out for me.

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 11:59:03

We were considering Hoi-Sin and Soya, but neither of us are of Asian ancestry so people might think these would be silly names to give our chilren.

We will probably go for something more traditional like Ketchup or Relish.

FranglaisMadam Mon 14-Jan-13 12:00:19

Raclette in my fridge here in France, perfect for a girl, her brother would be Roquefort...

CheungFun Mon 14-Jan-13 12:01:58

I love the name Brie, but wondered if it's too popular? Would Camembert be too different?

Asidophillus sounds sweet, perhaps a little pretentious

fuzzysnout Mon 14-Jan-13 12:04:00

My DD is called Cath edralcity.

bonceaswell Mon 14-Jan-13 12:04:31

Atthewelles, make sure she doesn't get nicknamed 'Gentleman's Relish'. That would be very unfortunate.

poppydaisy Mon 14-Jan-13 12:04:52

From my kitchen cubboard I can offer Milo (choc drink), dried Rosemary and Clementines. We've also got a lot of Felix cat food.

Or how about Banana, Lasagne or Brie - they have a nice ring to them grin

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 12:07:58

Gosh, good thinking bonceaswell. Her father wouldn't be at all happy with that. Maybe we should go with Tartare, although that sounds a bit french and DH has already rejected Mayonnaise as being a bit pretentious. However, Salad-Cream wouldn't really go with our surname.

bonceaswell Mon 14-Jan-13 12:08:58

Turkey breast and Lazy Garlic - my two darling daughters

Longdistance Mon 14-Jan-13 12:09:57

Harvey's is a dairy, and juice company here in Western Australia.

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 12:10:16

My friend called her twins Ginger and Lettuce. Gorgeous names.

bananaramma Mon 14-Jan-13 12:11:45

How about Clover?

CaseyShraeger Mon 14-Jan-13 12:12:02

Chipolata, Chip for short. Or do you think she'd be teased at school because Chip in the ORT books is a boy?

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Mon 14-Jan-13 12:12:31

We like to think of ourselves as a bit hip, a bit trendy, so we do hope that little Pesto will fit in well at his new school. Of course his big sister Sangiovese will help, as will the twins, Phil & Delphia.

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 12:14:58

There's a Chorizo and a Kale at DD's nursery.

TalkativeJim Mon 14-Jan-13 12:17:34

Loved Brie all through my pregnancy, but it turned out to be twins so they are Port & Salut.

bonceaswell Mon 14-Jan-13 12:20:41

I am eyeing the 'Black Farmers Daughter' sausages in my fridge but sadly neither of these descriptions are the slightest bit accurate when it comes to my DD.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 14-Jan-13 12:22:56

Hello. This thread was actually started by an invader from another forum but it's so funny, we're going to leave it... grin

<ROFL at Port and Salut>

megandraper Mon 14-Jan-13 12:23:47

Peppa (branded kiddie yoghurts here)
Pepanino - little mini sausages, but has a nice Italian feel
Lettice (lettuce)
Activia (the kind of name that could benefit from a few random capital letters or apostrophes)

JustFabulous Mon 14-Jan-13 12:27:05

I am considering Salami.

<muses if DH would get his snip unsnipped>

aufaniae Mon 14-Jan-13 12:28:36

When Footballers' wives was popular, there were three spellings of Chardonnay in the top 50 girls' names.

That means lots of girls were not only called Chardonnay, but incorrectly spelt too. Poor things!

aufaniae Mon 14-Jan-13 12:30:11

I saw a guy on Pet Rescue once proudly announcing he was going to call his two new rescue kittens Charlie & Stella shock

Guess it went over the heads of the younger viewers!

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 12:30:40

Sorry, but I think Brie is getting very common now. .
I like the 'old lady chic' names like Cheddar, Stilton and Wensley-Dale

DS1 would have been Quinoa he been a girl but I'm glad we didn't use it as it's terribly common now.

LouiseFisher Mon 14-Jan-13 13:02:19

I do like the name 'Cravendale' if i ever have another child, I will use this approach to naming smile

FloatyBeatie Mon 14-Jan-13 13:02:30

If I had daughters I would call them Salmonella and Listeria. Beautiful names from my fridge.

FloatyBeatie Mon 14-Jan-13 13:05:08

(As it is I only have sons. E. Coli and Streptococcus.)

I rather like Umami, Tahini or Vegusto, but DH says they sound foreign. sad

I think he'd like something a bit more traditional, so to irritate him I'll probably go with a2.

FuriousRox Mon 14-Jan-13 13:08:45

Sausagecasserole, nn sassy cassy, has a certain ring to it.

What about Halloumi and Emmental for twins?

There have to be some siblings out there called sam and ella.

marchwillsoonbehere Mon 14-Jan-13 13:09:59

What do mean by an invader from another forum Helen? Is this an MN rule I am missing, viz thou shalt not contribute to any other forum?

Psammead Mon 14-Jan-13 13:10:53

These are all a bit hoity-toity for my tastes.

I prefer a nice, down to earth Marge.

Abbicob Mon 14-Jan-13 13:11:32

I have gone for Teriyaki - I know not quite main stream but has a certain ring to it. Better than Noodles sat right next to it.

jetstar Mon 14-Jan-13 13:13:52

We're thinking Maggi & Victoria (Plum)

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 14-Jan-13 13:14:31


What do mean by an invader from another forum Helen? Is this an MN rule I am missing, viz thou shalt not contribute to any other forum?

No, posting on other forums is allowed (if you really have to smile) but not coming from other forums in a (more or less) planned way in order to troll/cause trouble/have a larf at MNers.

I too would like to know what an invader from another forum is. What forum did they come from? Should we take them to our leader?

Im going to name the next one Salsa Verde is she is a She, and Perinaise if a He.

CheungFun Mon 14-Jan-13 13:15:34

Just had a check, and what do you all think of Pork for a boy? It has a masculine sound and I like one syllable names so that people won't shorten the name.

If I have a girl one day, I think the name Courgette is growing on me, sounds kind of French...?

CheungFun Mon 14-Jan-13 13:16:18

I think this threads great grin

WildRumpus Mon 14-Jan-13 13:17:23

"invader from another forum"?

dontaskforthe99 Mon 14-Jan-13 13:19:29

Bert Olly, Trex and Florette should soon be fighting their way up the name charts, seasonally Quince might make a bid for glory too.

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 13:24:12

There are gorgeous little twin boys on our road called Utterly and Butterly (Uttie and Buttie as nns).

WildRumpus Mon 14-Jan-13 13:25:20

My fantasy twins would be Kumquat and Kiwi but i'm not sure what middle names would work with those....

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 13:26:56

Wildrumpus How about

Kumquat Coke
Kiwi Carrotjuice

comeonbishbosh Mon 14-Jan-13 13:28:20

If you are after a good study biblical name you can't go far wrong with Ham.

LesBOFerables Mon 14-Jan-13 13:29:02

Kumquat May, of course.

FloatyBeatie Mon 14-Jan-13 13:30:04

Yes, Ham is good and solid. A lad at school has it as a middle name -- His first name is Honeyroast.

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 13:31:49

I love the name ham, but unfortunately our surname is sandwich so we couldn't use it.

Kumquat May grin grin

My neighbours kids are Tropicana and shes just had a little Baby Bel

Psammead Mon 14-Jan-13 13:33:35

Just to add a bit of culture to the proceedings.... how about Yeast?

Pasiphae Mon 14-Jan-13 13:33:46

Aubergine sounds better, if you want to go French.

Anjou, Bacon and Herb for a boy.
And maybe Chablis, Arrabiata or Clafoutis for a girl.

Humous and Tzatziki for twins.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WildRumpus Mon 14-Jan-13 13:38:38

Hmmm I like Yeast but I think Candida has more of a Shakesperian feel.

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 13:39:29

I agree Lunatic. Names like Souffle, Raspberry-Ripple and Cheesecake sound really cute on little girls. But what if they grow up to be bank managers or solicitors??

VariousBartimaeus Mon 14-Jan-13 13:41:26

If DS had been a girl he'd have been called Velouté. But we wanted something manly so called him T-Bone with a middle name Steak.

Psammead Mon 14-Jan-13 13:42:34

I've got a little Yeast myself, but I was itching for another, so we're expecting Yoghurtany day now. I think it sounds soothing.

FloatyBeatie Mon 14-Jan-13 13:43:00

Friend's daughter is called Naan. They were going to call her Pitta but thought everyone would assume she was a PITA.

FrustratedSycamoreIsNesting Mon 14-Jan-13 13:43:23

Mouldy Brie and celeriac don't like their names too much, but 2 year old plum is happy.

meddie Mon 14-Jan-13 13:45:27

papaya and pear are the twins but poor old dragon fruit feels a bit hard done by...

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 13:49:08

Do people think the names Beetroot, Kipper and Marmite are a bit mumsy and dated?

LeonieDeSainteVire Mon 14-Jan-13 13:52:53

DD is Harissa, the DSs are Meat and Anchovy. Goes so well with our surname . . .

WildRumpus Mon 14-Jan-13 13:54:39

Marmite is actually quite sweet and retro. If she had a brother he could be Bovril - quite strong and manly...

FreePeaceSweet Mon 14-Jan-13 13:57:20

We have a Mattessons we do. For short we call him Son.

BonzoDooDah Mon 14-Jan-13 14:02:09

My twin boy and girl love their names: Branston and Piccalilli and they play really nicely with the French kid next-door: Béarnaise

DeltaUniformDeltaEcho Mon 14-Jan-13 14:09:19

Well my twin boys are Stewart and Dumpling.

They have a sister called Primula.

FairPhyllis Mon 14-Jan-13 14:11:46

Rocket for a boy.

Tropicana for a girl.

SageBush Mon 14-Jan-13 14:13:55

I plan on calling a future DD Jam - simple, tasteful and classic.

Next DS could be Stock - I think that sounds smart and manly.

FloatyBeatie Mon 14-Jan-13 14:20:03

Whenever I shorten a name I always keep all the leftover letters in the hope that I can use them to make "Stock." Then I keep the Stock in the freezer in case I have a baby unexpectedly and need to whip up a name at short notice.

Heavywheezing Mon 14-Jan-13 14:20:49

Marmite, though is a name you either love or hate

What about Nutella for a girl? Ribena is very cute. Or marinara?

Gruyere sounds very manly though.

BonzoDooDah Mon 14-Jan-13 14:45:04

You're right about Marmite being a love-hate name. That's why we rejected it. We did ponder Vegimite but thought they'd get too many comments if they liked bacon and we didn't want to restrict their life choices.

BonzoDooDah Mon 14-Jan-13 14:45:22

*Vegemite grrr

Yoghurty Mon 14-Jan-13 14:49:18

Aww, someone has mentioned my name as a possible name- I'm flattered. It's such a feminine name, don't you think?

We were loving the trend of using symbols rather than a full name, so DS is 0%.

Future DD will be Nutella.

Heavywheezing Mon 14-Jan-13 14:56:39

Yoghurty, I can see you are a woman ahead of your time. I can see a trend coming on. Why not 110% though?

Peachy, plummy, coconutty. Marvellous.

What about twins cokey, and hokey. It would be either in or out, or then you could shake it all about.

JoanByers Mon 14-Jan-13 15:07:03

My daughter is called Lassi.

And my son is called Sam Osa.

peachyyy Mon 14-Jan-13 15:12:11

All manner of things can be found in our fridge: Otrivine and Covonia have a lovely ring to them. If I have twin girls, I'm sorted.

I have a called Sausage Roll pronounced as sos-arge Ro-ell.

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 15:34:28

What do people think of Couscous for a dd? I think its lovely and feminine without being too flowery. We already have a Risotto and a Pilaff so it would go nicely with those.

Percephone Mon 14-Jan-13 15:47:56

I think Baby Belle would be a nice name for a little girl.

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 15:50:03

I actually love the name rhubarb for a girl, but DH thinks it sounds a bit tarty.

sharond101 Mon 14-Jan-13 15:51:44

atthwelles you should keep trying for a boy because basmati, goes really nice with your choices too! And you can shorten it to "Baz" keeping you well up there in the number 1 names charts.

Mangetout and chorizo sound pretty sophisticated. Pavlova rather sweet. Honey must have been done to death. Ketchup, branston and brie could be plausible.

BigStickBIWI Mon 14-Jan-13 15:54:26

Colman would be a lovely boy's name, I think.

BigStickBIWI Mon 14-Jan-13 15:55:21

... although I think John West also has a certain cachet

MrsDeVere Mon 14-Jan-13 16:02:21

Typical middle class, yummy mummy MN baby name thread hmm

With your hoity toity Waitrose, brand names.

I am off out with the twins Aldi and Asda. Sod the lot of yers....<flounce>

monsterchild Mon 14-Jan-13 16:04:14

my kids are Arugula and Allium. We thought Garlic was a bit, well, common.

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 16:05:40

Hi MrsDeVere How are little Fruit-Shoot and Gregg?

Sleepysand Mon 14-Jan-13 16:10:53

Babybel is actually quite a nice name

Patak has a sort of exotic feel for a boy

nilbyname Mon 14-Jan-13 16:11:38

we went a bit far east with our names

Miso (oldest boy)
Teryaki (Yaki for short, boy)
and our little darling Ume Boshi (little girl)

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 14-Jan-13 16:16:10

Um-Bongo for me. With added hyphen as it's unyooosual.

MrsDeVere Mon 14-Jan-13 16:16:10

They are fine atthewells.
Having fun playing COD with their mate from next door Pepperamiiiii

CaseyShraeger Mon 14-Jan-13 16:16:34

Now I'm feeling hungry and broody. That can't be good.

orangepudding Mon 14-Jan-13 16:19:22

I called my son Bread, people think it's old fashioned and I should have gone for Pain-Rustique. Quite frankly that name will sound dated soon and people will want to use Bread again.

MrsDeVere Mon 14-Jan-13 16:19:27

Oh I used to be like that before I had my youngest tow.. Adios and Acai.

Somehow I have never really got my appetite back since...

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 16:22:23

Bread is a bit dated Orangepudding. Hovis has a more classic feel about it. I also love Brioche but we're not French so I wouldn't use it.

What do you all think of Ginger-Beer for a boy? I think it has that nice vintage, Enid Blyton feel to it.

I'm fed up of having to correct people on Little Sausage Rolls name. They say it so commonly

orangepudding Mon 14-Jan-13 16:27:56

I obviously like old fanshioned names then, bump is either going to be Stork (DD) or Spam(DS).

CaseyShraeger Mon 14-Jan-13 16:37:23

He'd get comments about "lashings of Ginger-Beer" at school, atthewelles. What about Ginger-Ale or Root-Beer? They have a similar feel to them but wouldn't open him up to as much teasing potential.

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 16:56:11

MY DSis has a Ginger Ale already and Root Beer is considered a bit chavvy over here in Ireland. We were thinking of Lemonade. It was very popular when I was at school but seems to have slipped down the list in favour of Seven-Up and Redbull so it would be nice to revive it.

Zavi Mon 14-Jan-13 16:59:06

DP and I really wanted to give our PFB something just a little bit different.

And in any case we couldn't find any fridge names that seemed to suit her iyswim.

We looked outside of the fridge for inspiration and eventually settled on 2 names: rice (has such a lovely Eastern feel to it) and root-veg (so earthy, so sweet).

We eventually settled on Rice as she seemed to just grow into this name and it really does suit her. All my friends say her name seems to just fit her too so its not just us!

I'm a bit miffed that my best friend's sister is also going to call her daughter Rice but my DP tells me not to be so silly and possessive over "our" name. I know I shouldn't be but I can't help it.

I just wanted it to be special to her iyswim! Sigh.

BatmanLovesNoelFielding Mon 14-Jan-13 17:04:09

Looking in my fridge, I could only name the twins Sam and Ella.

suepermum Mon 14-Jan-13 17:04:38

My ds Tom ato and dd Sal ad, they are so happy our surname is Dressing.

FloatyBeatie Mon 14-Jan-13 17:07:35

My Uncle Ben gave all his children rice names. There was Tilda and Basmati -- and Long Grain and Short Grain whom no one can believe are actually twins.

His wife wanted to call one of her children Pearl Barley but Uncle Ben wouldn't hear of it as "it's not really rice."

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 17:10:10

We had originally decided to name our dd Crouton. But when she was born she looked much more like a Dumpling so we went with that. She's seventeen now and has really lived up to her name - I just couldn't imagine her being called anything else. She just is a Dumpling.

Bonsoir Mon 14-Jan-13 17:13:52

Am liking Pesto for a boy, Tarama for a girl.

SirEdmundFrillary Mon 14-Jan-13 17:20:35

Schmear for my boy. You might say it's unisex but it's not!

aftermay Mon 14-Jan-13 17:21:14

Pesto would indeed suit the current trend of names ending in O, alongside Rollo, Arlo, Otto, Cosmo. Good and original thinking.

aftermay Mon 14-Jan-13 17:22:16

Shallot could be my own spelling for that rather outdated Charlotte.

Bonsoir Mon 14-Jan-13 17:31:20

Am also wondering about Maracuja (f) and Blinis (m).

longjane Mon 14-Jan-13 17:38:19

i think you can really tell my age
by the fact i like good old traditional names
so my three are called
Milk, cheese and butter
and 4th will be called

Bonsoir Mon 14-Jan-13 17:40:20

Am really liking Balsamico (m) and Framboise (f) now...

Zavi Mon 14-Jan-13 17:54:41

"own brand" names such as Tesco and Sainsbury are really popular amongst our friends. Lots of children called "Value" in my DSs Reception class.

We are an aspirational family so imagine our relief when Waitrose started their own brand name line! We call her Rose for short smile

aaaaagh Mon 14-Jan-13 18:00:24

We decided we'd go for an intelligent sounding name for our DS and called him Brains Faggots. We thought it best to drop his middle name as it was causing trouble at school. DD is simply called Spam (alot).

aaaaagh Mon 14-Jan-13 18:01:28

oops meant to strike through and not underline!

orangepudding Mon 14-Jan-13 18:05:46

Bonsoir would you use Taramasalata on the birth certificate?

showtunesgirl Mon 14-Jan-13 18:07:46

I prefer alternative interpretations of names. So my DD is called Cilantro instead of Coriander and my DS is called Methi which sounds so much more butch than Fenugreek.

Bonsoir Mon 14-Jan-13 18:10:31

Yes, you are quite right, it would be Taramasalata on the BC.

Am thinking Blette (French) for a middle name - so much nicer than Swiss Chard.

Bonsoir Mon 14-Jan-13 18:14:34

Rosé? - sounds a bit like José

doyouwantfrieswiththat Mon 14-Jan-13 18:16:40

Marmalade, Tamango, Celeriac, Nutella and Lavazza.

Not just names to make you stand out in life but a challenging episode of ready steady cook.

Ham69 Mon 14-Jan-13 18:47:14

Well Helen Baxendale has beaten you to it! She has a Nell Marmalade, Eric Mustard and Vincent Mash. I actually quite like the names! It makes me wonder why I gave the middle names of my DCs so much thought, they're never used anyway so why not have a bit if fun!

TheApprentice Mon 14-Jan-13 18:52:18

In the school I teach in there really is a little girl called Brie. Bit cheesy really.

PootlePosyPerkin Mon 14-Jan-13 18:54:01

Seriously Ham69? I know she has a Nell Marmalade, but Mustard & Mash?

Personally, I think Lasagne (or Lass-Anya if you prefer) is a dreadfully underused name grin.

Tigerbomb Mon 14-Jan-13 19:09:24

DS 1 - Out of date Carrots - I wanted him to have more than one middle name

DD2 - Half Eaten Pork Pie

What about Pepsi and Max for my G/B twins? DH wants to call them Kit and Kat but we are boycotting Nestle

doyouwantfrieswiththat Mon 14-Jan-13 19:12:20

Tamango is of course short for Tamarind Mango....I'm considering putting it on 'the most beautiful names you've ever heard' thread.

LadyInPink Mon 14-Jan-13 19:24:58

DD1 - Sushi
DS1 - Unagi
DD2 - Cauli-Flower
DS2 - Pepper

All this mention of baby cheeses makes me look forward to Christmas all over again!

Somersaults Mon 14-Jan-13 20:17:25

DD is Mozzarella which I think is really cute and pretty and DH liked it because it goes so well with older DS Parmesan. MIL very unimpressed as we're not Italian and she can't understand why we didn't go with good British classics like Cheddar and Cheshire.

My daughter Harissa suits her name with her fiery temperament, and her brother Ketchup is living up to his name even more now he's in his older teenage years as it appears he will go with anything.

..and the cat is actually called Chivers.

Lilka Mon 14-Jan-13 20:24:43

Can't stand all the frills. My neighbours have gone for Petit-Filous for their new daughter. For goodness sake, it's so posh and poncy and she'll spend the next 50 years correcting people who say 'Pet-It-Fill-Ous'

There's nothing wrong with a good name like Cheese. My sons name btw. Or Milk. Or Egg, or Carrot.

Can't stand useless mispellings either, like the woman across the street and her lot. New baby is Maroowahna. FGS. Her other potential girls choice was Hassh-Coocee. I told her not to keep the cookies in the fridge, just the ingredients which might stay fresher that way, but she never listens to me anyway. Humph.

I give up.

JustFabulous Mon 14-Jan-13 20:32:18

Brilliant thread grin. You are all so clever and funny.

I have just found out I am expecting twins. Are Chicory and Salsify too exotic?

Lilka Mon 14-Jan-13 20:48:58

Yes they are Fish. Whatever happened to good old stabdard names like Plant. Herb. Root. Leaf

My crusade continues

MrsKeithRichards Mon 14-Jan-13 21:14:32


CaseyShraeger Mon 14-Jan-13 21:47:36

I think your problem would be that Salsify is clearly a really feminine girly name while Chicory is a bit unisex, could go either way. Are you prepared for a lifetime of people asking you whether your twins are g/g or b/g? Alongside Salsify you really need something manly like Radicchio for a boy or something frilly like Arugula for a girl, IMO.

10000Fireflies Mon 14-Jan-13 22:10:31

Taramosalata's a lovely girls name.

BollyGood Mon 14-Jan-13 22:59:15

Branson and little Gherkin here, I named them whilst pickled grin

showtunesgirl Mon 14-Jan-13 23:05:13

Would Boursin be too out there? I really don't want people to say it wrong, eg Bower-sin. <cringes>

PootlePosyPerkin Tue 15-Jan-13 00:03:19

What about Pepsi and Max for my G/B twins? DH wants to call them Kit and Kat but we are boycotting Nestle

grin. Hilarious.

atthewelles Tue 15-Jan-13 10:11:48

The chavs across the road have just had twins - Malibu and Coke, a brother and sister for Viennetta and Angel-Delight.

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Tue 15-Jan-13 10:47:12


Mooycow Tue 15-Jan-13 11:08:06


Sleepysand Tue 15-Jan-13 12:09:41


Well if we are going down that route, my three (don't ask - big family) are called Electra, Smeg and Lec. They sound like comic book superheroes!

sleepysand GENUINE: When looking to name my last DC I was looking at cornish girls names and fell in love with the name Cryda.

It wasn't until some kind MN'er pointed out that it sounded like a brand of white goods I realised the error of my ways!

bebemad Tue 15-Jan-13 13:02:51

I think babybel is the perfect name for a little girl grin

weegiemum Tue 15-Jan-13 13:14:17

I love HP but I'm told it's not done to just give initials for a name!

atthewelles Tue 15-Jan-13 13:30:57

I'm surprised Hummus hasn't been mentioned. It used to be considered a bit exotic but its very popular around our area now. Loads of people have used it.

HappyJoyful Tue 15-Jan-13 13:31:34

For those looking for inspiration for naming twins.. what about - Pâté & Primula.

I liked the idea of the rice theme.. Arborio or Risotto anyone ?

Making me smile!

Getoutofmygumboot Tue 15-Jan-13 13:49:07

I have called my 9mo dd lychee my cousin called his 9mo dd(born 15 hours apart) Lemon.

Lychee is very sweet, where as Lemon always looks like she is very bitter about something.

Darksideofthe80s Tue 15-Jan-13 14:22:44

Would Devilled-Breast and Spotted-Dick be hard to stomach?

atthewelles Tue 15-Jan-13 14:38:13

I think Spotted-Dick might get an awful lot of teasing at school. Have you thought about Jam Roly Poly. It still has that nice heavy suet-ey vibe about it but is a little more tasteful.

orangepudding Tue 15-Jan-13 15:04:14

I would avoid Devilled-Breast and Spotted-Dick, some people are snobby about hyphernated names.

HappyJoyful Tue 15-Jan-13 15:06:02

Jam Roly Poly and sister Pavlova..

BinarySolo Tue 15-Jan-13 15:19:19

Would it be ok to name dd Tiramisu despite not being Italian? (And being lactose intolerant).

Really like Trex for a boy. Manly, solid and vaguely outdoorsy.

WhatALark Tue 15-Jan-13 15:30:04


No offence, but... don't you think fridge names are starting to sound a little passée? Certainly where I live, people started to move on to bathroom cabinet names about two years ago. Granted, I've heard some pretty pretentious howlers, but I think DH and I got it just right with DS (Anusol) and DD (Lillets).

atthewelles Tue 15-Jan-13 15:33:28

I think Tiramisu is a bit pretentious if you don't have any Italian background. I know Trifle and Jelly are a bit dated and mumsy now now but what about Crumble or Meringue - both traditional but still popular.

atthewelles Tue 15-Jan-13 15:35:22

Those bathroom cabinet names have never really caught on here in Ireland Lark. Although I do know a little boy called Gaviscon and a 5 yr old called Listerine.

orangepudding Tue 15-Jan-13 15:49:35

I know twins Tam (G) and Pax (B), really don't like the new trend in names.

Mozzarella is beautiful.

Though why people have to be cre8iv with the spelling, I don't know. Mozarella is awful.

bealos Tue 15-Jan-13 16:15:29

yes whatalark - here in trendy East London, I hear "Timotei" and "Rennie" being called in the park all the time...

HappyJoyful Tue 15-Jan-13 16:36:53

Kotex with Tex for short - fits in with the Trex manly feel

ByTheWay1 Tue 15-Jan-13 16:50:13

Can I branch out from the fridge to the store cupboard??? I quite like Goji and Kipling...

or Oreo - sounds good for a boy or girl...

(in all seriousness we DO actually have a Harissa at our school!!)

Bathroom cabinet names?! My sister Vagisil thinks that's mental.

Heavywheezing Tue 15-Jan-13 16:56:00

So passé, by the way

Somebody wanted to name their child Kipling last week on here.

But they do make exceedingly good cakes. What about battenburg instead?

I personally like farrow and ball for my twins. I am middle class though. Dulux is common.

eggs11 Tue 15-Jan-13 17:02:54

Sod all you meat eaters.

Linda-McCartney Surname. Has a nice ring? Must be hyphened though obvs.

I'm seriously thinking about Pesto, but DP much prefers Basil. Evian for a girl.

They will make nice siblings for little Warburtons and Leftover-Chinese.

Kia Ora is designated for DD, to go with her brother, Sunny Delight. They have posh cousin Elderflower Cordial so think it will be charming.

MurielTheActor Tue 15-Jan-13 18:59:45

Any child named after any contents of my fridge would have to go by the name of 'What IS that smell'....

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Tue 15-Jan-13 21:19:24

I wanted something traditionally celtic for my DD so went with Dragon Butter

Somersaults Tue 15-Jan-13 22:15:08

I cannot believe that I actually clicked that link given that it said 'dragon butter' but thankfully it was safe. Just proves that I've not learnt my link lesson on MN yet though.

Minimammoth Wed 16-Jan-13 08:44:02

Ribollita, and Courgette. Those girls they just want to cook.

Mooycow Wed 16-Jan-13 08:54:56

On a more serious note we did know a child called maleana , for those not in the medical world it means "blood in stool" !
However candida is a lovely girls name .
stay away from medical terms

HSMM Wed 16-Jan-13 09:09:22

Emental, Branston and Cherry here.

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Wed 16-Jan-13 09:21:12

I'm considering Tixxylix. Tixxy for short.

I've got an Old Peculiar (ds) and a Hobgoblin (dd) here. We thought they would stand the test of time.

atthewelles Wed 16-Jan-13 10:36:51

There's been a big revival of 1950s names around our way recently. On our road alone we have a Tapioca, a Rissole (pronounced Rissolay), a Hash, a Dripping, and not forgetting the twins, little Bubble and Squeak.

WildRumpus Wed 16-Jan-13 10:43:12

I love those 50's names. Along with Tapioca, Semolina is very pretty. I also love biscuit tin inspired names: Bourbon makes me think of a strong handsome boy and Custard Cream is so cute for a little girl. Ambrosia is rather gorgeous too.

racingheart Wed 16-Jan-13 12:05:57

Genius thread! I was on the hunt for a baby name and am really happy with this so far.What do people think about:
Could get Uni or Tuppers for short, which are cute? Do you think it's feminine enough? Would she get teased? Honest answers please, as the name has to be registered tomorrow.

atthewelles Wed 16-Jan-13 12:08:40

I think that's a mouldy old name to be honest racing. I would go for something a bit newer and up to date. How about Lemongrass. It has a lovely fresh citrussy feel to it, I always think.

racingheart Wed 16-Jan-13 12:13:19

You think it's too old fashioned, atthewelles? If it hangs around long enough, it could become trendy again. How do you think Stilton ever got so popular?
I think it'll grow on you, given time.

Lemongrass on the other hand, is simply lovely. There's no denying that. Oh decisions, decisions!

atthewelles Wed 16-Jan-13 12:22:18

Well, that's true racing. I just think your DD might get teased while she's waiting for it to come back in fashion - Mouldy Oldie as a nn for example. I think its one of those names that's dated but not yet vintage if you know what I mean.

monsterchild Thu 17-Jan-13 21:13:38

we've decide on Quinoa (that's pronounced Ke-Noah, for all of you plebs) for our next child.

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Thu 17-Jan-13 21:57:13

No no no! It's pronounced 'Keen Wah'.
I'm going for Basmati personally if I have a boy.

monsterchild Fri 18-Jan-13 09:11:47

Oh no cat puss, ours will definitely be ke Noah!

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Fri 18-Jan-13 09:35:00

bloody people who can't pronounce food and how do you say The name of your other child Chorizo? hmm

aftermay Fri 18-Jan-13 09:35:54

I like nature names. Mine will be called Stork.

Is Dragon Butter safe? I have still never dared click on the link!

QOD Fri 18-Jan-13 10:06:23


We've got a celeb in our midst!!! Holly Willoughbooby is an Mn'er for sure!!

She has a Baby-Bel!!

I was a bit gutted I didn't think of it when my dd Poupon-Mustard was born sad

We always use double barrels to go with our triple barrelled all single syllable surname.


aufaniae Fri 18-Jan-13 13:25:18

cheapskatemum, in a word, no!

I did click on it. She was called nevergoogle... for a reason grin

JustFabulous Fri 18-Jan-13 15:07:44

Still loving this thread grin.

Still can't add anything else to it as my little only post was ignored sad

EvenIfYouSeeAPoppy Fri 18-Jan-13 16:17:26

How about Rucola for a girl? German for rocket (the veg).

Darksideofthe80s Fri 18-Jan-13 16:21:23

Dh suggested Truvia, my Ucle Ben agreed, but dh's Aunt Bessy said it was too saccharine, I quite liked that so we are going with Sachet

atthewelles Fri 18-Jan-13 16:30:14

We thought EVOO might be a nice change from the commonplace Evie.

For a boy we're tossing up between Bruschetta and Benecol.

SocietyClowns Fri 18-Jan-13 16:30:22

Oh no, Brie is far too common now sad. We went with Quorn for a boy although I thought Vodka has a nice ring to it, and Gorgonzola grin

troisenfants Fri 18-Jan-13 17:03:39

I have to say we went Retro when choosing our two DD's names, Angel Deelite and Marie-rose sauce, I always loved the 70's.......

WildRumpus Fri 18-Jan-13 17:10:47

Oh yes - my French nephew and niece got 70's inspired names: Fondue and Vol au Vent. Their mum liked Coq au Vin and Vinaigrette but in the end decided they were a bit fussy.

LadyInPink Fri 18-Jan-13 19:20:45

Does anyone like Canderel? I thought Candi/Candy for a nm but thought it may sounds a bit sickly...

WeAreSix Fri 18-Jan-13 19:31:11

I know a D'Cath Costa. A little underwhelming but pleasant enough.

I have actually met a small Riocca (yes, spelled like that, I had to ask) at a children's party once. I know an Olive too, and she is only about 7 or so now. She was my sister's neice until the divorce iyswim. There are lots of Olivias, but Olive is just that leetle bit different...
(Both true btw grin)

Minimammoth Sat 19-Jan-13 21:44:48

Have changed my mind. Vimto and Pepsi. Twin girls

JustFabulous Sun 20-Jan-13 13:29:02

My new DD to be is going to be Brandy Butter.

WildRumpus Sun 20-Jan-13 13:54:37

Oh Brandy Butter is lovely - especially for a Christmas Baby. My neighbour's little girl is Clotted Cream (nn Clottie) but I much prefer Brandy Butter.

JustFabulous Sun 20-Jan-13 14:17:36


Minimammoth Mon 21-Jan-13 20:35:16

Brandy butter is ba it like a porn name thoughshock

poshbeaver Mon 21-Jan-13 20:45:45

I taught a child named Dijon. Honestly!!!

Sidge Mon 21-Jan-13 21:20:40

I went with Beansprout for DD1, then Frube for DD2.

By the time I had DD3 my fridge didn't inspire me so I went with the medicine cupboard - she's Lanacane.

I love the fact there are no other kids with their names at school.

SocietyClowns Thu 24-Jan-13 14:02:06

I've been shopping. I can now offer Pak Choi and Pakora, twins grin

Bejeena Thu 24-Jan-13 14:22:05

I don't need to look, just open the fridge and call the baby Smelly grin

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