If said my son was called Cameron...

(42 Posts)
Christelle2207 Sun 17-Mar-13 14:22:07

Would you automatically think Tory pm? It's the only name both dh and I like (baby not coming until August) yet a few days after deciding we liked the name I realised...
Am vehemently anti-Tory though don't find DC as objectionable as some of them.
I'm pretty sure it would be a non- issue when he is older and DC is no longer pm, and my good friends would know without asking that there was no link, but I can't fathom the idea of people that don't know me that well thinking I named him after a Tory pm when I definitely didn't!!!!

VAVAV00M Sun 17-Mar-13 14:33:38

I think it is upper middle class in the midlands of the south but I know some horrid boys with that name in the North West where I live...

doctorsnoddy Sun 17-Mar-13 14:37:10

My son is called Cameron David.. and I am vehemently anti Tory! He is a bit older however, born during a Labour government!

It makes me think of David Cameron, but it should be fine as long as you don't call the next one Gideon.

mrsbungle Sun 17-Mar-13 14:37:59

My 10 month old DS is called Cameron. Perfectly traditional Scottish name. Classless to me.

I'm Scottish but live in the Midlands, I have had nothing but nice comments about his name and no one has mentioned the dreaded DC!

There are plenty of 'horrid' people with all sorts of names va va voom Not sure what you mean by that comment.

Exhaustipated Sun 17-Mar-13 14:38:52

I would automatically think David, sorry!

Don't do it if you're vehemently anti Tory (but good on you for that)!

Christelle2207 Sun 17-Mar-13 14:39:11

Lol!
Va va voom that's not good as we are in the NW!

It's quite normal in Scotkand wouldn't even occur to me to link it to Tories. Depends where you live I think

meala Sun 17-Mar-13 14:55:33

I love the name but wouldn't use it because of the meaning. It means crooked nose!

Trills Sun 17-Mar-13 14:56:03

It might make me think of Cameron Diaz smile

stargirl1701 Sun 17-Mar-13 14:56:06

No. I would assume you were Scottish.

AWimbaWay Sun 17-Mar-13 14:59:22

I'd also just presume you were Scottish.

C0smos Sun 17-Mar-13 15:00:03

I'd think of the Cameron in Ferris Buellers Day Off (showing my age). I don't live in the UK though so David Cameron is not top of mind. On the plus side DC won't be PM for too much longer and he hasn't really done anything memorable.

Melpomene Sun 17-Mar-13 15:02:33

I love the name and wouldn't assume you were a Tory.

Bunbaker Sun 17-Mar-13 15:04:05

DD is 12 and has two Camerons in her class. She says that one of them is really annoying.

IroningBoredDaily Sun 17-Mar-13 15:05:23

I so think of DC unfortunately. I don't like the meaning of the name Cameron, so wouldn't use it for that reason mainly.

apatchylass Sun 17-Mar-13 15:07:32

Doesn't make me think of the PM at all. Just a classic Scottish name. I like it. But I know a very lovely Cameron.

AmandaPayneNeedsaHoliday Sun 17-Mar-13 15:13:07

No it wouldn't. I'd assume you had a Scottish link.

My DD is called Cameron, named after an aunt.
Vehemently anti Tory here, Shiny Dave didnt cross my mind.

Jasbro Sun 17-Mar-13 15:44:35

You might get the odd jokey reference made when he's born. But I wouldn't worry as I'm sure in five years David Cameron won't be top of everyone's mind. I see him more in the John Major than Thatcher category in terms of longevity and memorability.

sjupes Sun 17-Mar-13 16:17:17

I love cameron smile dave'll be long gone and you'll have a lovely child with a lovely name.

Beatrixpotty Sun 17-Mar-13 17:47:01

I would think one of you might be Scottish

Christelle2207 Sun 17-Mar-13 17:52:43

Thanks for interesting thoughts. Yes I know it means crooked nose or something which isn't ideal but still a nice name. Dh's dad is Scottish and we have a Scottish surname (mc...) so I think it goes quite well thought he might sound a bit "too" scottish for a boy who lives in england.

CocktailQueen Sun 17-Mar-13 17:54:53

I'd think you were Scottish! Lovely and common name in Scotland. Would not think Tory.

vamosbebe Sun 17-Mar-13 18:51:08

if I said my son's name was Cameron...

I'd say "Fry... Fry... Fry... Bueller...Bueller...Bueller" because I'm 38 and that's a great film! (I wouldn't say 'if you stuck a piece of coal up his ass, in two weeks you'd have a diamond'.)

Fab name, ignore the Tory connection, it'll be short-lived.

mathanxiety Sun 17-Mar-13 21:57:35

Would be lovely with a Scottish surname. Not too Scottish the way Hamish or Struan might.

DC will sink without trace. If Labour etc. don't get him his own backbenchers will.

Laquila Mon 18-Mar-13 21:51:25

I second Jasbro and Vamosbebe's comments. It's a lovely name and Cam is a nice nickname.

Maggie111 Tue 19-Mar-13 09:19:03

As I read your post I thought "Yes, I would think of DC!"

And then I realised a friend of mine has a beautiful baby called Cameron and it never once occurred to me blush - my first reaction was that it's a lovely Scottish name.

And as everyone else says - DC wont be there for long. And it wont be too bad for him... Poor me lived up North with the name Margaret in the 80's... That was rotten!!

DolomitesDonkey Tue 19-Mar-13 13:21:42

My son's name is Cameron and I simply assume anyone who associates it with the PM is a bit dim - especially given the PM's name is David. Mind you, they equally tie with those who think he's named after a half-Cuban girl who became an actress.

TidyDancer Wed 20-Mar-13 18:44:19

It's an okay name. For me, it's a bit take it or leave it, I don't have strong feelings either way.

It is a very common name ime, you hear it a lot. It's become quite trendy, so you may want to consider whether you want a name you may hear frequently.

TidyDancer Wed 20-Mar-13 18:45:45

And no, the PM connection wouldn't bother me. That tit won't be in power for much longer and will be about a memorable as a random morning shit.

bedmonster Wed 20-Mar-13 20:28:38

I would think of DC, but only as you have asked it. I have a lovely godson called Cameron, we call him Cam/Cammie. I never think of DC (Thank Fucking Christ) when I see him grin
I like the name smile

When we were expecting DD1, DP loved the name Maggie from the Rod Stewart song I think. Well, he never even stood a chance wink

willyoulistentome Wed 20-Mar-13 20:30:48

Just a lovely Scottish name to me.

badguider Wed 20-Mar-13 20:31:00

I think of Cameron McNeish first of all. I know lots of Camerons and think of it as a first name (I'm in Scotland).

Do you know who was PM when you were born? I don't blush and I am sure that DC won't be remembered like Churchill or Thatcher so I wouldn't worry.

Ttcnumero3 Wed 20-Mar-13 20:58:43

it's very popular in Scotland - no one would bat an eyelid here..

bonbonpixie Fri 22-Mar-13 22:01:21

DD is Cameron, so naturally I love it. Here in Scotland few would make the link as its a very traditional name. On a visit to London a few months after she was born, almost every airport worker we came across asked if she was named after the PM.... Um no.

AllPurposeNortherner Fri 22-Mar-13 22:03:27

I would think it would be the same as calling your child Margaret...OK in some areas, but if you live in places like the north east you would get some VERY funny looks...

Round here (Devon) it is a name on a par with Jordan & Brandon. I wouldn't associate it with DC & wouldn't think of it being Scottish either - just the little blighter who's at the root of all the trouble in the school.

BabyHMummy Fri 22-Mar-13 22:12:45

never even occured to me! i think it is a lovely name and as long as both you and dh like it the who cares what other people think?!

rocket74 Fri 22-Mar-13 23:07:38

don't worry about it. David Cameron is such an insipid twunt that no one will remember him for anything other than his big shiny cheeks (wish Spitting Image would come back!!).
I like the name - and when I was looking at names for DD - it took weeks for me to make the connection between loving the name Maggie - and the bitch in blue who made the eighties so miserable!! (went with a diff name in the end).
I think my miner uncle would have had words!!

wedontplaywithelectrics Sat 23-Mar-13 00:19:30

I think of it as a solid,traditional Scottish name. I don't make the connection with the pm,although some people may x

MidnightMasquerader Sat 23-Mar-13 04:08:32

Some people might think Davkd Cameron while he's in office, but no-one will think you named him after him...! Only the most hardcore, weirdo would name their DC after a Prime Minister.

DC will be gone before long, and your chld has the rest of his life to own the name.

It's a great name. smile

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