If you heard a new baby named...

(39 Posts)
sleepdodger Sun 24-Feb-13 21:03:55

Would you think boy or girl?

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sun 24-Feb-13 21:05:06

Boy probably, but I would be a bit like this confused.


HyvaPaiva Sun 24-Feb-13 21:05:30

I'm afraid I'd automatically think 'that's not a name, it's a state' blush. Sorry.

Flossy78 Sun 24-Feb-13 21:05:39

Boy I think

I wouldnt think anything.

Id either search for a dog or laugh.


SandStorm Sun 24-Feb-13 21:07:16

I'd think girl but I would also think "poor child".

sleepdodger Sun 24-Feb-13 21:08:41

It's not me
It's a fb friend
It's a girl
I was shock and thought I was being all like my mother but thank you it would seem I'm er not? blush

scaevola Sun 24-Feb-13 21:08:42


Or alien - like Ford Prefect?

Lucyellensmum95 Sun 24-Feb-13 21:09:02

I don't know but id wonder if they had a brother or sister called "Paris"

CarriedAwayAnnie Sun 24-Feb-13 21:10:03



Esp for a girl.

sleepdodger Sun 24-Feb-13 21:10:04

There is a sister and she has a less common but conventional normal girls name shock

Flojobunny Sun 24-Feb-13 21:10:47

Boy, though would probably say "Haha what did you really call her? Nobody would he that stupid or cruel"

MortifiedAdams Sun 24-Feb-13 21:11:22


Id be hmm too but there have been some weird baby names round my way lately (Payton and Bram to name but a few) so I am starting to feel immune.

There was a girl on hollyoaks called Texas. Might that have been the inspiration? !

CarlingBlackMabel Sun 24-Feb-13 21:14:09

Part Boy, part calculator?

raisah Sun 24-Feb-13 21:16:45

awful to be named after the state George W Bush is from. What were they thinking?

akaemmafrost Sun 24-Feb-13 21:19:34

Bram? As in Stoker? The author of Dracula? shock

There's a recent baby boy in my SILs family named Texas. His parents have genuinely explained that their inspiration came from an on-line poker game hmm

Mononoke Sun 24-Feb-13 21:21:56

Boy, I think Tex sounds quite nice as a nn.

Rivergirly Sun 24-Feb-13 21:23:03

I'm with I heart - think they took inspiration from Texas on Hollyoaks. Also have a fully grown male friend called Dallas and oddly it really suits him!!

MortifiedAdams Sun 24-Feb-13 21:25:34

Yup Bram, Emma

BigGiantCowWithAKnockKnockTail Sun 24-Feb-13 21:27:21

Was she conceived in Texas? I can honestly think of NO other reason to inflict such a name on a child. Not that even that would be a good one.

Hassled Sun 24-Feb-13 21:28:21

I think I'd think girl - on the basis that aren't all US states female? Like boats, or summat?

Trazzletoes Sun 24-Feb-13 21:29:11

Makes me think of Texas Pete from Superted. That was his name, wasn't it?

montmartre Sun 24-Feb-13 21:31:22

What the heck is wrong with Bram? At least it is a real name for a person, unlike Texas hmm

DottieDaisy Sun 24-Feb-13 21:37:24

Boy,I like it. There was a couple on location location location who had a baby boy called Texas, they were very cool and arty!

nectarini1983 Sun 24-Feb-13 21:55:15

Quirky! There wont be two in her class at school that's for sure.

roundtoit Sun 24-Feb-13 22:02:46

i would think poor kid going through school with a name like that. But to be honest i am not into all these arty farty names for children. Its hard enough in life without the added burden of a stupid name.

Viviennemary Sun 24-Feb-13 22:04:40

I'd first think the parents were nuts. Then I would think girl but don't know why.

Anjou Sun 24-Feb-13 22:06:36

I know a girl called Texa. It may sound a bit hmm to some, but Texa is an island of the Inner Hebrides and she's from the highlands, so I think it works. Texas is def not my cup of tea though.

Why is Bram considered odd? It's just short for Abraham isn't it?

exoticfruits Sun 24-Feb-13 22:07:39

Probably 'yellow rose of Texas' , Viviennemary. I would think boy- and what a shame for the child.

Was just going to post that myself Trazzletoes grin

wigglesrock Sun 24-Feb-13 22:10:50

I have known a male Texas before `twas a cat but a boy definitely.

GreenShadow Sun 24-Feb-13 22:11:01

I don't usually like unconventional names, but for once, I quite like this.

But agree that the sex isn't obvious.

sadeyedladyofthelowlandsase Sun 24-Feb-13 22:11:30

I would think boy. And feel sad.

sadeyedladyofthelowlandsase Sun 24-Feb-13 22:12:08

And if I found out it was a girl I'd think 'porn star'. Sorry.

effyzm Sun 24-Feb-13 22:23:48

I'd think girl. I've heard a lot worse. At least it's spelt the correct way. Nothing worse than a parent changing the spelling to 'their own way' x

TheNoodlesIncident Sun 24-Feb-13 22:41:52

But weren't all names new and unusual once?

I wouldn't know whether Texas was masculine or feminine though (I would think "pony" first). I had same problem with Jordan when that became more popular.

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