Is this the worst name ever?

(50 Posts)
HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 28-Jun-13 20:35:32

I'm watching 16 and pregnant (currently addicted to any pregnancy related programs) and the couple featured have decided to call their baby boy Gannon.

I don't mean to be rude but I think it's awful! All I can think of is gammon!!

Just wondered whether I'm weird for finding it such an unappealing name and what you lot though of it?

niffernaffer Fri 28-Jun-13 20:39:28

Urgh! Makes me think of Gonad or Gamete. Neither of which is desirable, I would say.

LalyRawr Fri 28-Jun-13 20:41:39

The final big bad boss in the Zelda game was called Ganon!

Though only one 'N'.

Tis an Irish name meaning 'fair'

HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 28-Jun-13 20:43:58

I just can't quite get my head around it. "This is baby Gannon"... confused

He's going to spend a lot of time saying 'No, not gammon...:

MsJohnson Fri 28-Jun-13 20:44:19

Gannon - not my cup of tea either but each to their own I suppose!

valiumredhead Fri 28-Jun-13 20:45:15

Not the worst name imo.

HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 28-Jun-13 20:55:29

Definitely each to their own, I just had quite a strong negative reaction to it!

banterbus Fri 28-Jun-13 21:21:38

gannon dewayne... wouldn't be my first choice that's for sure!

valiumredhead Fri 28-Jun-13 21:44:23

It's funny how certain names just make you go 'Urgh!' This one doesn't but others definitely do!

HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 28-Jun-13 21:48:38

Do you mind me asking which names in particular make you go urgh? I'm bored and curious!

AlwaysWashing Fri 28-Jun-13 21:51:50

There was a thread on here the other day with reference to a Rhionce (Rhianna/Beyonce) that I thought was as bad as it gets. There was another a while ago with a Pystol on the list!
But indeed, each to their own grin

HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 28-Jun-13 21:55:55

Ooh those are definitely erm... original...? smile

valiumredhead Fri 28-Jun-13 21:57:19

I'm sure I will offend someone but I can't bear Nicholas, love Nick though. Charles, again makes me shudder but quite like Charlie.

Ds had a Platinum in his class which made me chucklegrin

Give me a while and I'll think of some morewink

valiumredhead Fri 28-Jun-13 21:58:39

I knew a baby boy called Suede it him though.

Not keen on Blue/Blu

valiumredhead Fri 28-Jun-13 21:59:00

suited him

HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 28-Jun-13 22:06:10

I'm not keen on Sarah, Millicent or Freya for girls, all of them are just really unappealing to me, don't know why. I'll have a think for boys names.

HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 28-Jun-13 22:10:13

I don't like Michael (little boy at my primary school with dirty ears and greasy hair that used to chase me around and try and kiss me, its put me off for life!!), and im not keen on William or George and again i don't know why. confused

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Fri 28-Jun-13 22:12:26

Nigel. Something about that combination of sounds just makes me shudder.

valiumredhead Fri 28-Jun-13 22:13:06

Geoffrey -really don't like that written down but Jeffry looks ok imo, have no idea why though!

valiumredhead Fri 28-Jun-13 22:14:25

Kevin doesn't do anything for me at all.

valiumredhead Fri 28-Jun-13 22:14:52

I agree about Nigel!

HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 28-Jun-13 22:17:13

100% agree with Nigel (for some reason makes me picture a pervy bloke with big horsey teeth??) and I definitely don't like kevin as its fil's name and he is a complete knobber!!

valiumredhead Fri 28-Jun-13 22:24:39

Colin <shudder>

Floggingmolly Fri 28-Jun-13 22:28:34

Gannon!! It's truly dire. Someone up thread said it's an Irish name - it's an Irish surname alright, I've never heard it used as a first name before.
It reminds me of gannet.

aftermay Fri 28-Jun-13 22:28:44

Gannon to rhyme with the yoghurt Danone?

Methe Fri 28-Jun-13 22:31:35

It is pretty bad.

HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 28-Jun-13 22:53:19

Yep... Pretty much gammon with n's! But with the American accent it sounds even worse... A bit like ginnon? Yes yes re Colin!!

Keith is another one I cannot understand being used for a baby... Baby Keith?!

LemonBreeland Fri 28-Jun-13 23:02:10

I saw that episode, it's a bloody awful name. I went to school with someone whose surname was Gannon, and I found it rather harsh sounding as a surname.

I have recently come across a Shyla locally. It just seems so wrong to me.

LemonBreeland Fri 28-Jun-13 23:03:21

Also my dh and his brother are kevin and Nigel, what was my mil thinking?

HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 28-Jun-13 23:13:40

<shakes head at lemon's mil>

LoriGrimes Fri 28-Jun-13 23:19:15

I love Colin and Nigel. There is a boy at DDs school called War which is a bit strange

HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 28-Jun-13 23:26:55

Lori, not meaning to be rude but are you joking or being serious? If you're being serious would you actually call your baby Nigel or Colin?

Chottie Sat 29-Jun-13 07:03:36

Not keen on Hugh either, it sort of goes with Kevin and Nigel......

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Sat 29-Jun-13 10:00:22

Nooo I really like Hugh! Agree about Keith though. Sounds like Quiche.
I know a baby Colin, think that one is not too bad when you get over the surprise at baby Colin.

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Sat 29-Jun-13 10:01:19

Also agree about Kevin, even before "we need to talk about..."

lljkk Sat 29-Jun-13 10:03:03

Americans don't have Gammon,that's why. It doesn't mean anything to us.

valiumredhead Sat 29-Jun-13 14:26:52

Oh I like Hugh, it's a good name.

Thought of another one-Simon.

valiumredhead Sat 29-Jun-13 14:27:33

And Craig !

marriedinwhiteagain Sat 29-Jun-13 14:34:52

Gannon is bad. I don't like Jayden either. Or Kyle or Kylie or Wayne or Ruby or Graham, or anything made-up. I would tell you what my sil called her boys but the names are so blindingly awful that it would out me. Never heard of anyone else's children called anything so daft. And MIL had the cheek to hoot when a nephew called his twin daughters Rosalinde and Arabella.

LoriGrimes Sat 29-Jun-13 17:17:11

HeffalumpTheFlump I am serious. Both Colin and Brian were on my list if we had a boy, not so much Nigel though as that's the vicars name.

valiumredhead Sat 29-Jun-13 17:31:25

Married-pm me please with namesgrin

squoosh Sat 29-Jun-13 18:25:51

I saw that episode of 16 and Pregnant and did think wtf, would you choose Gannon for your precious newborn!

It's an Irish surname, and an ugly one at that.

Nigel is just awful and there is no legitimate reason for inflicting it on someone.

AllegraLilac Sat 29-Jun-13 23:27:12

I really love Nigel. Think it's because I loved the Wild Thornberries.

MustafaCake Sat 29-Jun-13 23:35:37

Gannon is one of the most ugly names I have ever heard!

I cant imagine looking at my newborn and thinking "ah, he looks just like a Gannon".


sleepingbeautiful Sat 29-Jun-13 23:38:32

Gannon IS weird. Then again if I'd had a kid at 16 it would've likely been called something godawful too.

I like Colin and Craig. I also agree on Nigel though. And Norman. Can't ever picture someone looking at a little baby and thinking oo yes he looks just like a Norman?!

HeffalumpTheFlump Sun 30-Jun-13 00:02:24

Really glad I'm not alone in my opinion of Gannon!

TidyDancer Sun 30-Jun-13 00:23:45

I've seen that episode as well. It's one of the more 'interesting' names on that programme, and that's saying something!

Of the normal names out there, one that always gives me the shudder is Lea (pronounced like Leah). I really don't like it. I realise this is my issue and it's probably a really nice name to others, I just seriously dislike it.

squoosh Sun 30-Jun-13 00:27:21

TidyDancer you've reminded me that one of the other 16 and Pregnant/Teen Mom couples had twin girls that they called Ali and Aleah hmm

TidyDancer Sun 30-Jun-13 05:47:07

Worse still when you remember Ali's real name is Alianah (sp?)! And the mother was Leah. So you have Leah, Aleeah and Alianah. Bizarre. They were a lovely family though, which is a rarity in that programme.

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