Charlie and Lola

(27 Posts)
StiffyByng Thu 09-May-13 16:30:30

My friend has a daughter called Lola and is pregnant with a boy. She has always loved the name Charlie but feels she just can't use it now. Is she right?

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Thu 09-May-13 16:47:29

If she has a thick skin she can go for it smile

MummyBurrows Thu 09-May-13 16:47:50

I'd say she's right...she could use it anyway but if I were her I would expect to be mocked/laughed at...

miffybun73 Thu 09-May-13 16:48:54

I'd say yes, she's definitely right.

StiffyByng Thu 09-May-13 16:52:53

That's a shame. I was wondering if people would say that they'd be forgotten in a few years. But the books will live on, won't they?

MummyBurrows Thu 09-May-13 16:56:36

It would only be forgotten in a few years if cbeebies stopped showing it and the books vanished,but alas,TeleTubbies and The Tweenies shows live on courtesy of that channel and they stopped making those shows years ago! And like you said,books live on,so it will never go away...

JojoMags Thu 09-May-13 17:09:42

Yes. She's right.

thermalsinapril Thu 09-May-13 18:08:34

She's right.

SkiBumMum Thu 09-May-13 18:13:18

If she likes the names why not use them? She can laugh it off the first time. No one will go on and on about it surely. Kids would probably think its quite cool. Mine would love to be C&L.

Exhaustipated Thu 09-May-13 18:22:21

She's right, 100%

Unless she'd be happy for people to guffaw and say 'really?' when she introduces her children.

thegreylady Thu 09-May-13 19:08:24

I know a Charlie and Lola-they are 10 and 2 and have a brother of 6 in between.

OscarIsABookworm Thu 09-May-13 19:08:51

She's right.

Bakingtins Thu 09-May-13 19:58:26

She's right.

StiffyByng Thu 09-May-13 20:20:48

Ah well. I rather hoped I could cheer her up by telling her the Internet didn't see a problem but obviously not!

squoosh Thu 09-May-13 20:23:29

She's right.

Those books will live on.

zingally Thu 09-May-13 20:26:33

Nope. I'd think the parents were morons. Sorry.

CheesyPoofs Thu 09-May-13 21:19:58

I know a Will and Grace, but that show's out of date now so it doesn't really matter. Charlie and Lola is too current.

Mamafratelli Thu 09-May-13 21:22:57

I know a Max and Ruby and snigger to myself every time I think about the tv programme and that is nowhere near as famous as Charlie and Lola.

I know a Charlie & Lola (5 and 2). I judged when I met them shock

JennyMakkers Thu 09-May-13 21:52:42

I wouldn't. Hers will be Lola and Charlie but stilllllllllll. Maybe maybe if she had another child in between and then (maybe) had a 3rd called Charlie then that would be ok.

intheshed Thu 09-May-13 22:13:46

I think the programme and the books are so popular (and fab) they will live on, sorry!

squoosh Thu 09-May-13 22:14:26

It would be like having a Bert and Ernie or a Jack and Jill.

GW297 Thu 09-May-13 23:09:05

Don't do it!!!

VodkaRevelation Fri 10-May-13 17:36:23

I'd think "Oh, like the book/tv character" and then think nothing more of it.

Does it really matter. People might ask if the books/ show are why they chose the names and they can say "No, we just liked them both."

Why would anyone mock? That'd just be rude and immature surely.

shoobidoo Fri 10-May-13 22:22:16

She's right! I wouldn't do it!

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Sun 12-May-13 13:10:05

I know a Ben and Holly!
They're early teens though, so the elves and fairies came later.

I would avoid Charlie and Lola I think.

everlong Sun 12-May-13 13:28:10

No chance.

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