Today, I met a 3 year old girl called

(44 Posts)
vivizone Wed 16-Jan-13 12:55:58


I kid you not. I had to ask the mother, WHY?

sleepyhead Wed 16-Jan-13 12:56:54

What did she say?

FredWorms Wed 16-Jan-13 12:57:40

Oh poor thing.

Poor Mum, in a way, to be so very misguided.

Don't see the issue. My sister Lambrini loves that name

SirBoobAlot Wed 16-Jan-13 12:58:32


HobKnob Wed 16-Jan-13 12:58:41

Love the fact that it starts with an S.

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 16-Jan-13 13:02:28

grin at fanjo.

Is this another "lets all be superior and laugh at others choices" thread? Yawn.

i met a woman who told me her childrens names...she had a 4yo DD who's NN was Fanny and her given name was Fanjo...she was from the Philipines and it is a popular name there apparantly...but they live in the NW of england...i had a hard time with that namegrin but her other children (older) all had traditional Philipino names aswell but "normal" sounding IYSWIM

some people only consider how the name sounds and what it means to them but not how it sounds and means to others IYSWIM doesnt make the name a bad one but just not suitable in some societies <diplomatic>

pictish Wed 16-Jan-13 13:10:49

You asked the mother why? What did she say?

HecateWhoopass Wed 16-Jan-13 13:10:55

You actually asked the mother why?


What did she reply?

pictish Wed 16-Jan-13 13:11:44

I cannot ever imagine asking a parent for an explanation of their name choice btw!

nethunsreject Wed 16-Jan-13 13:12:14

ach you snobs, it is a lovely name. <snurk> wink

vivizone Wed 16-Jan-13 13:26:30

No, not to feel superior at all. The 'why' just came out. She had a good answer for me though 'eh why not, my daughter, my choice'.

Luckily Mum seems nice (I will be seeing her a lot more due to her involvement of something that I am invilved in) hope she forgives me.

vivizone Wed 16-Jan-13 13:31:54


FranglaisMaman Thu 17-Jan-13 09:15:20

We were in Canada on hols and on the slopes we heard a mum call her 5 year old son....


Not as an adjective either, it really was his name. I did wonder what it was shortened from.

Anonymumous Thu 17-Jan-13 14:21:13

I'm always getting asked for an explanation of my children's names. People always regret asking though, because I have about six in-depth and complicated reasons for picking the names of DS1 and DD1 and I always insist on listing all of them! grin

I should point out that I did not call any of my children after an alcoholic drink though. Just in case you were wondering...

gillian88 Thu 17-Jan-13 14:38:19

Shampayne? confused
I worked in a nursery and looked after a little girl called Velvet! blush

AlwaysHoldingOnToStarbug Thu 17-Jan-13 18:29:53

I met a girl called Boo the other day. Not a nickname.

Meh. My dd is called turkey all the time blush

KatieLily12 Thu 17-Jan-13 18:33:30

In all my years of teaching, my favourite was Chyna because mum liked the food & it sounds exotic. I giggled like crazy & so did she. I asked her why with a Y and she said 'to be fancy'. I think I hugged her.

Doshusallie Thu 17-Jan-13 18:33:47

I quite like Velvet.

zukiecat Fri 18-Jan-13 17:24:20

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Flossiechops Fri 18-Jan-13 17:28:09

always my daughter calls herself Boo for some reason. She talks in the third person a lot, "Boo loves you" that kind of thing! She's 9 btw! Fortunately it's just a nickname!

sparklingsky Fri 18-Jan-13 17:29:13

Well couldve been many great nn with that.

I'm struggling with Velvet, cause I can't see the problem...

But then dd has an 'unusual' name.

LesBOFerables Fri 18-Jan-13 17:30:37

Velvet is nice. It reminds me of Elizabeth Taylor in the horse movie.

sparklingsky Fri 18-Jan-13 17:31:38

Was it Beau with a Northern accent? One of the Loose Women have s dd called that...

One of my dc is nn Boo after monsters was cute at the time, but has now stuck, oops.

Viviennemary Fri 18-Jan-13 17:32:48

We need a government list of approved names. To stop these idiots in their tracks. That is totally ridiculous.

Arithmeticulous Fri 18-Jan-13 17:33:21

I know a grown up Chyna - she is scary - I have often wondered how much nominative determinism was at play there grin

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Fri 18-Jan-13 17:34:46

Did the mother ask if you want to be so rude?

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Fri 18-Jan-13 17:35:03

Meant not want

Boggler Fri 18-Jan-13 17:37:38

My brother's a teacher and he has taught a Tia Maria, and a boy called Blade.

everlong Fri 18-Jan-13 17:37:40


I can't see it somehow.

Moominsarehippos Fri 18-Jan-13 17:39:29

I recently met an Echo. Such a sad name...

WifeofPie Fri 18-Jan-13 17:39:31

No. Please just NO. You're a name troll, right? Nobody names their kid that. I refuse to believe it.


lljkk Fri 18-Jan-13 17:40:33

It's an awful name, OP, and we all know it.

BinarySolo Fri 18-Jan-13 17:41:55

On my phone I read the title of this thread and the next and thought she was called Bruce. That'd be far worse!

Bet Boo was named after the little girl in monsters inc. Disney has a lot to answer for.

Can't believe you asked why!

My DD2 has one of the names on this thread as one of her middle names <punches air and does a happy dance>

In your face baby name fascists grin

Blayde is an amazing name. Or not.

peanutMD Sat 19-Jan-13 11:17:19

I used to look after a Backory-Binx at nursery...

His mother would say the name, glimpse at peoples bewildered faces and then say "yes, like Hocus Pocus"

Each to their own but not for me personally grin

BillyBollyDandy Sat 19-Jan-13 12:55:10

Before we move towards the "Well my sister's cousin's windowcleaner knew a girl called Ladasha L-a" what are the most unusual names people have met and liked?

I know a little boy called Solo. I thought that was quite cool.

Growlithe Sat 19-Jan-13 13:01:47

I heard of a real life Chablis the other day. I presumed it was spelt right though.

I don't believe you OP!

donnie Sat 19-Jan-13 13:03:43


there is, like, literally no end to the beautiful names we can invent for our , like , children....

Donnie Cuntomanna is my Aunts name. I think its beautiful as are my cousins Slagorella and Mankymanboobs nn is Boobie, manky, manboob etc. The list is endless

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