Feeling sick to my stomach that Katie Price has just named her baby the same name as my son!

(141 Posts)
GiveMeVegemite Sun 18-Aug-13 20:51:11

Currently holding my head in my hands rocking back and forth screaming "whhhhyyyyyyyyyyy?!?!"

Well, not really..... But I feel like doing that. I thought I had hit the jackpot with Jett, unique yet masculine and not too weird sounding and now KATIE PRICE has named her son Jett too.

Sorry, just had to have a rant. sad

LEMisdisappointed Sun 18-Aug-13 20:53:51

Jet is a cool name, but then i have a crush on Jet Li so I would say that!

GemmaTeller Sun 18-Aug-13 20:54:09

Jett is nice - doesn't an actor have a son called Jett?

KP ruined it with Riviera

AnneEyhtMeyer Sun 18-Aug-13 20:55:19

Well it is a celeb-child type name, so not massively surprising. John Travolta's son was called Jett, as is Hank Williams' daughter.

GiveMeVegemite Sun 18-Aug-13 20:59:17

John Travolta and Katie Price are on opposite ends of the celebrity spectrum though! It sounds quite respectable as the name of John Travolta's son, Katie Price just makes it sound tacky sad

AnneEyhtMeyer Sun 18-Aug-13 21:09:14

Really? It just sounds like a celeb-child's name to me. Like Fifi-Trixiebelle, Princess or Apple.

ashlee1992 Sun 18-Aug-13 21:44:07

Jett is my baby name which I've loved FOREVER. A beautiful, unusual but not ridiculous, cool but not inappropriate name. I've never mentioned it, never told ANYONE incase they stole it, and now she has ruined it completely. I can't use it in future incase someone thinks I'm some sort of Katie Price superfan (trust me, i'm not!) I feel your pain Vege! Just feel glad you got in there first, because I didn't angry

KittenCaboodle Sun 18-Aug-13 21:46:34

Can you re-name him Spike instead?

There were four Christopher's in my class at school, there were three children with the same name as my dd at her school. It's a name, no one owns it, if you want it use it. There are thousands of jetts all over the world same as any other name. smile

Steben Sun 18-Aug-13 21:52:46

I think you are over reacting to be honest

It reminds me of my black labrador as hes called Jet!

GiveMeVegemite Sun 18-Aug-13 21:54:15

ashlee thank you for understanding....

I don't care that it is a celeb-type name, although I think it is a bit more normal than most, I just don't want it to become the new cool name for aspiring glamour model and WAG babies.....! Eeek.

picnicbasketcase Sun 18-Aug-13 21:56:29

I didn't even realise she was having another. Who's she with nowadays? It all fell through with that fighty man in the dress didn't it? I really must read more of that bot down the side of the DM website.

Agree with the poster who said it's a standard kooky celebaby name.

slenderman Sun 18-Aug-13 21:57:05

isn't that name from a wings song? which was supposedly about a dog or horse

it's a bit of a 'trying too hard' name isn't it though?

dopeysheep Sun 18-Aug-13 21:58:33

I prefer Katie Price to weirdo scientologist waxwork Travolta.
Jett is a great name plus he's a character in Home and Away atm.
Riviera reminds of the dodgy doctor from the Simpsons.

GiveMeVegemite Sun 18-Aug-13 21:59:00

Hahaha a 'trying too hard name' ?
Excellent, hopefully it won't become too popular then!

Beveridge Sun 18-Aug-13 21:59:52

Flip it round a bit and call them Jeff.

slenderman Sun 18-Aug-13 22:01:18

didn't mean to offend but with a name like that it's sure to attract comments.

it will be dead popular also now jordan has used it

That is a terribly naff interesting name.

To be honest, if anyone you know knows what she has called her baby, then what kind of circles do you mix in? grin

Mintyy Sun 18-Aug-13 22:03:02

I felt the same when I named my cat Presley 13 years ago, then found out that a supermodel (poss Cindy Crawford?) had given her pfb the same name just a few weeks before.

Best friend was the same over the girls name Coco and Courtney Cox.

Chin up, no names are unique (unless they are dreadful).

Bluestocking Sun 18-Aug-13 22:04:57

Mintyy, I thought you'd named your DS Parsley!

GiveMeVegemite Sun 18-Aug-13 22:07:25

creature very true, you have put my mind at rest ;)

BasilBabyEater Sun 18-Aug-13 22:08:19

Has Katie Price had another baby then?

GiveMeVegemite Sun 18-Aug-13 22:13:05

minty it's not so much the uniqueness, although I am sad that it will probably become popular now, it's more the chaviness associated with it being Katie Price's baby name.

Ah well... I'll just move somewhere no one has ever heard of her. I hear Bhutan is quite nice?

Ilovemyrabbits Sun 18-Aug-13 22:20:16

I can't imagine Jett was ever on the middle class Mumsnet approved names list. Now Katie's picked it for her baby boy, I suspect it will be jettisoned to the island of lost names. Never to be seen again in respectable society. DISCLAIMER: Just my image of the Mumsnet Hoiky Pants Elders, who dictate whether Tarquin or Chardonnay are the banned, 'naff' names of the moment.

BOF Sun 18-Aug-13 22:27:00

It reminds me of the nice lady off Gladiators.

ashlee1992 Sun 18-Aug-13 22:27:34

So, is it too early to start speculating as to what KP will call her next baby? I'm struggling to see a theme here! Harvey, Junior, Princess, Jett and...

worldcitizen Sun 18-Aug-13 22:28:33

Excuse me, probably totally off topic, but I serioulsy cannot understand why so many here on MN have put that Katie Hopkins woman down for her comments, when it seems to me most people here are from the same school of thought confused

Lighthousekeeping Sun 18-Aug-13 22:33:30

I like it and I hope all goes well for her. Isn't he going to be in hospital for a few weeks? Must be scary.

picnicbasketcase Sun 18-Aug-13 22:36:17

When she has the next one, she should blow everyone's minds by naming it Carol or Kenneth. Confound expectations.

Onesleeptillwembley Sun 18-Aug-13 22:36:54

It sounds perfectly suited to her and her lifestyle. You obviously don't like or approve of her. I have similar feelings about naming a child 'Jet'.

SpecialAgentCuntSnake Sun 18-Aug-13 22:40:14

Be nice to Travolta, he may be strange but no one should lose a child.

ProphetOfDoom Sun 18-Aug-13 22:47:29

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ProphetOfDoom Sun 18-Aug-13 22:48:38

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SpecialAgentCuntSnake Sun 18-Aug-13 22:53:04

What about Jettson?

I loved that show

AnnaNimitty Sun 18-Aug-13 22:57:30

What a bunch of pretentious assholes you are!!

Lighthousekeeping Sun 18-Aug-13 22:59:14

These name threads bring out the snobbery in people the worst one was the cute name thread. It was appalling.

maja00 Sun 18-Aug-13 23:06:27

Jett hasn't suddenly become chavvy because Katie Price used it, any more than Harvey did!

scarletforya Sun 18-Aug-13 23:08:17

Makes me think of the Gladiator.

CheeseAndFriedMushrooms Sun 18-Aug-13 23:11:53

I had a baby name that I loved since uni, was going to call my first child it. (It's a unisex foreign name). Never told anyone about it.

Dh's brother got there first with his daughter so no way could I have used it. Was irrationally angry for weeks!

OnTheBottomWithAWomensWeekly Sun 18-Aug-13 23:15:07

This is seriously something to be bothered about? I cannot imagine how you possibly could care. To be fair, if youre thunking of a spectrum from Ms Price, to say, the duchess of cambridge, Jett is most firmly at the glamour model endof it. But so what?

elQuintoConyo Sun 18-Aug-13 23:17:27

I think you need to get over yourself.
And stop being so cruel.

meditrina Sun 18-Aug-13 23:17:30

Perhaps it's an homage to the current advert (featuring a deliberately bad version of that Joan Jett single)

saintmerryweather Sun 18-Aug-13 23:19:10

jett was already a bit of a stupid name before kp used it really

Coconutty Sun 18-Aug-13 23:23:28

Haven't noticed a big increase in princesses and junior's so think you'll be okay tbh.

Wonder what PA will call his?

Lighthousekeeping Sun 18-Aug-13 23:32:46

Something very conventional I bet

Anjou Sun 18-Aug-13 23:57:33

Wow. How incredibly rude and self indulgent some people on this website are. The OP isn't asking you what you think of her child's name, so I'm not really sure why some of you have taken it upon yourself to tell her how much you dislike it and yet haven't actually responded to her post. Are you expecting her to change it because some strangers on the Internet don't like it, or is it just that you like being spiteful?

OP, I totally get why you feel like this right now but in a few years time, I doubt many people (whose opinions you give a toss about) will have any recollection of her kids names. It's a distinctive name and I'm sure your DS will make it his own. smile

Katie Price was/is pregnant, where I have I been ....

Don't stress, if anyone knows who she is in 15 years time I'll be shocked.

OnTheBottomWithAWomensWeekly Mon 19-Aug-13 00:04:06

I dont think you mean self indulgent, it doesnt make sense. And if op can give it out, shell have to take it too.

pictish Mon 19-Aug-13 00:08:25

I agree with anjou!

How rude some of you are!! That is her child's name - her actual real child! None of you would dare be so rude about her son's name to her face would you?

Keep your sneering to yourselves for fuck sake you ill mannered gits!

OP - yanbu. When we called our ds1 Oscar, we had never heard of a single other Oscar (he is 11 now). Now they are everywhere, and there was even a baby on Eastenders called Oscat. Killed me. I'm over it now...but I get you. x

Onesleeptillwembley Mon 19-Aug-13 00:12:37

The OP is happy to call Katie Price names, Chavvy springs to mind. The name she has chosen herself is horrendous, pot, kettle and all that.

OnTheBottomWithAWomensWeekly Mon 19-Aug-13 00:14:49

Its your woman actual real child as well, perhaps you and op should remember that.

pictish Mon 19-Aug-13 00:15:04

That's no excuse, and you know it.

ChimeForChange Mon 19-Aug-13 00:17:09

It's all very suspicious really....

8 weeks early and weighed 5lb 2?

OnTheBottomWithAWomensWeekly Mon 19-Aug-13 00:18:52

Youre right, there is no excuse for ops post.

pictish Mon 19-Aug-13 00:19:24


Capitola Mon 19-Aug-13 00:22:01

I think that any name chosen by KP can almost guarantee it will not become a popular baby's name.

miemohrs Mon 19-Aug-13 00:22:56

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Anjou Mon 19-Aug-13 00:34:05

OnTheBottom: self indulgent because, if no one has asked for your opinion why on earth would you think that anyone would give a flying fuck as to whether you like it or not? You & your opinion are really not that special. Some people seem to think that it's MUCH more important to give everyone their unasked for opinion than it is to be civil of polite. It's really quite tiresome.

Lighthousekeeping Mon 19-Aug-13 00:37:58

Chime, she said all along that she'd never been so big in pregnancy meaning her baby could be on the large size. What are you getting at????

LazyMonkeyButler Mon 19-Aug-13 00:41:20

I really like the name Jett - I doubt I'd ever have managed to get DH to agree, but I love it!

I do feel bad making a joke about it, as KP ended up having an emergency C-section & baby Jett is 8 weeks prem but when I heard the name I immediately thought "ah, conceived in Torquay" blush.

I wouldn't worry too much about a popularity rise OP - there may well be one, but because of the way KP is viewed in the UK, there will just as many parents looking to name their babies anything other than Jett.

3boysgirlontheway Mon 19-Aug-13 02:00:39

I always liked Jethro for a boy, glad I didn't use it now.

Katie prices story is very strange.

AberdeenAngusina Mon 19-Aug-13 03:13:19

I think you're safe enough. If you'd named your son Harvey, no-one would think you were naming him after KP's son.

Jett isn't as "out there" are Princess or Junior; it's a perfectly good name.

Enjoy your DS!

TheBleedinObvious Mon 19-Aug-13 03:30:59

I quite like Jett, but I am sure there have been several other celebrity babies called this as it is very familiar, yet unusual and I have never met one.

Don't worry op, I'm sure it will be one more popular but I doubt it will become overly popular.

GiveMeVegemite Mon 19-Aug-13 07:07:27

anjou thanks for actually being nice about my post, which was in no way trying to be snobby, it was more tongue in cheek. I was just disappointed that Jett may now become popular because Katie Price has used it.

I don't give a flying f*#+k whether any other users on this site actually LIKE the name. I love it and it suits my little boy and that's all that matters.

Anjou Mon 19-Aug-13 08:39:39

You're welcome, Vegemite. smile

SirChenjin Mon 19-Aug-13 08:42:28

Never mind OP - it shows you have the same taste as Katie Price grin grin

Trills Mon 19-Aug-13 08:44:54

If you are horrified that Katie Price has a son with the same name as yours...

... then I think we can safely assume that you don't mix in circles where people would deliberately name their child the same name as Katie Price's child

Trills Mon 19-Aug-13 08:45:33

What are her other children called? Has there actually been an increase in children being called those names?

(go look at the ONS, see if they are up or down or not in the top thousand)

looki Mon 19-Aug-13 08:46:11

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SirChenjin Mon 19-Aug-13 08:47:03

Harvey, Princess something or other, and Junior


I think it will become less popular now tbh

is your baby older than 6 weeks?
could you change the name, if you are that upset about it

I miss admit I was surprised to hear the baby was over 5lb at 32 weeks

AnnaNimitty Mon 19-Aug-13 09:33:28

Have some of the trolls from Ask.fm ventured onto Mumsnet??

worldcitizen Mon 19-Aug-13 09:41:18

anna that would be too good to be true, but I'm afraid too many posters are regulars.
I have actually reported this thread for the many nasty replies.

MustTidyUpMustTidyUp Mon 19-Aug-13 10:01:13

Did you C&P a little text in there looki? confused grin

Maryz Mon 19-Aug-13 10:14:46

Um, looki, you might want to withdraw your post, it has your name in it.

looki Mon 19-Aug-13 10:38:27

Musttidyup - I was hoping nobody had read my post smile I don't know how a text msg suddenly appeared in my post. Silly phone! I've had it removed now as it contained personal info.

Anyway back to Jett - its not a bad name at all and as somebody above pointed out, Harvey and Junior didn't fly to the top of the name stats so don't worry! A number of people had the same concern over the name George only last month.

JetBlack Mon 19-Aug-13 11:02:23

GiveMeVegemite My DS is also called Jett and is 2.5 now and after someone told me about KP yesterday I did sit there with my head in my hands feeling sorry for myself. I don't really like KP but it wasn't about that, more that I was worried I was going to spend the rest of his school years telling people his name and then explaining straight away that he had his name before KP's son and I didn't copy but....

Now I have my sensible hat on. I only have a close circle of friends and family and everyone associates the name with DS now and it suits him so much, it just is him now.

I just hope her baby Jett is ok as I think I read he has to stay in hospital due to being early and good luck to them all, they picked an awesome name! grin

Rooners Mon 19-Aug-13 11:20:31

She was going to ruin someone's name, whatever she called her baby.

At least she chose something not that many children will be called.

Sorry OP. I'd be gutted too if it was my child's name. -which it would never, ever be--

Rooners Mon 19-Aug-13 11:20:47


OnTheBottomWithAWomensWeekly Mon 19-Aug-13 11:30:23

Do you erally think you'll spend much time telling people that your kid isn't named after someone years younger than him?Do you meet really stupid people?

I can't believe people are complaining about mean replies to a really mean OP! Double standards or what?

i like the name Jett. I would never have been brave enough to use it as it would have sounded utterly bonkers with my surname, but it brings to mind a young man who knows his own mind.

and wears a lot of black leather.

and possibly has long black hair.

I may be overthinking this... grin

worldcitizen Mon 19-Aug-13 11:38:58

Not double standards...Two wrongs don't make a right...

LotsaTuddles Mon 19-Aug-13 11:43:09

Sorry, but, does KP have another child called riviera?

Her newborn is called Jett Riviera LotsaTuddles.

I think that is the issue really - poor little thing sounds a bit like a tv western character with the two names together...

pictish Mon 19-Aug-13 11:56:33

You just keep telling yourself that Onthe bottom - if it makes you feel better about your conduct on this thread, go right ahead clutching at straws.

Rooners Mon 19-Aug-13 12:13:35

Jett Riviera LotsaTuddles would be awesome smile

:0 <reserves name for first grandchild>


SavoyCabbage Mon 19-Aug-13 12:27:52

I didn't call my baby what I wanted to call her because a famous person had a dd the week before and called her the same name.

I regret that decision now. I wish I'd gone with the name I wanted as nobody I know would associate it with some random baby with a famous mother.

LotsaTuddles Mon 19-Aug-13 12:39:05

Thanks Scone it all makes sense now.


K8Middleton Mon 19-Aug-13 12:42:15

It reminds me of the nice lady off Gladiators.


badtime Mon 19-Aug-13 12:55:31

I think Jett Riviera sounds like a budget airline with delusions of grandeur.

It also falls foul of my 'space detective' test. It's how I test if a name is silly - say NAME: SPACE DETECTIVE, and if it sounds reasonable, don't do it.


emmaliz Mon 19-Aug-13 15:16:29

I think Jett is a great name. smile smile

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 19-Aug-13 16:50:59
Maryz Mon 19-Aug-13 18:42:26

Kate, you are terribly polite. So is Julie. You really are going to have to learn to nag toughen up a bit to fill Helen's boots grin

Pinupgirl Mon 19-Aug-13 18:50:31

Jett is not a name. Has your child got a middle name he can use when he is older? Although I am sure no one will assume you copied Katie-she is almost a nobody now.

Funny how, when you slate a name like Jett you get jumped on, yet it was fine on another thread to slag off Persephone. Both are the names of the OP in question's children. Double standard much.

Pinupgirl Mon 19-Aug-13 18:58:31

I didn't slate it. I just said it not a proper name because imo it isn't. I don't think its too horrible though and if I were op I wouldn't worry about the Katie thing.

pictish Mon 19-Aug-13 18:59:15

I don't think it's fine to slag off anyone's child's name in this manner, no matter who's kid and what the name. If a person already has a child with that name, then keep your slating to your fucking self...be it Jett OR Persephone!

It's not cool.

5madthings Mon 19-Aug-13 19:02:31

Bloody hell some of you aremean!

Fwiw op, I felt similar when not long after we named ds4 rudi the radio one DJ Edith bowman had a baby and names him rudi! I was pissed as I thought it may get really popular etc, it hasnt done tho.

I also have an 11 ur old Oscar and was annoyed by the baby Oscar on EastEnders, it wasn't a popular name at all when we chose it but is now.

Rowanred Mon 19-Aug-13 19:11:17

I like Jett, I think it's unusual without being chavvy! My friend had a baby George the day before Prince George and she feels the same as you! I don't think Jett will rocket as much as George thoughwink

ProphetOfDoom Mon 19-Aug-13 19:15:27

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LEMisdisappointed Mon 19-Aug-13 19:19:55

Yes, its downright fucking rude and ignorant to slag off someone's name choice, especially if they have already made it. If they come on and say - im thinking of calling my child Titsalinabumsquash then by all means say, don't be a twat it will be shortened to tits but if the decision has already been made then this would be an example of a time when the adage "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all" comes into its own!

I have two DDs, DD1s turned out to be THE most popular name of that year and there were four girls with the same name in her class. DD2 is called Lucy and for some reason, the world and his wife has started calling their Dogs lucy angry this really does piss me off!! Well it doesn't really especially as lucy spends most of her time pretending to be a dog anyway

Kittykatmacbill Mon 19-Aug-13 19:36:32

badtime Space detective lol.

everlong Mon 19-Aug-13 19:37:30

I can understand why you're upset but it's not like you called him Jonathon is it?

Jet is a very singer/actor/sleb type of name.

TSSDNCOP Mon 19-Aug-13 19:45:08

Would it help OP if I told you I thought "thank god, at least one of her kids has a normal name".

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 19-Aug-13 19:48:29

That would be Harvey.

Anjou Mon 19-Aug-13 20:15:44

(My turn Pictish! grin)
I agree with Pictish! (And LEMisdisappointed)

When is it ever ok to be really vindictively mean about a name someone has already given their child? If someone starts a thread saying "what do you think about xxx name?" then it's not surprising - but still not nice - when people say they don't like it. Personally, I see no point saying "I don't like it". Who gives a monkeys. I do see the point in pointing out that the name rhymes with something rude, that it has an unpleasant meaning etc that the OP is perhaps unaware of. The OP may not care, but its objective info they can take on board.

The OP's point with this thread was that she doesn't want people to think she's named her son after Jordan's kid. Even if you're Jordan's biggest fan, you know fine well that a LOT of people don't aspire to being anything like her. The OP's original post was not nasty. Many of the responses on here are spiteful & unwarranted. It's obviously rude but its perhaps worth noting that writing bitchy comments doesn't make the OP look like a dick ....

GiveMeVegemite Mon 19-Aug-13 20:35:45

Some of you are seriously nasty and need to get a life. Luckily I don't value or pay any attention to the bitchy opinions of random ladies (or men), on an Internet forum, especially when I haven't even asked for them. So grow up, get some decency and stop being horrible to people you don't know, using the veil of anonymity that this site offers. As some have said, I bet you wouldn't say any of this in real life!

I know you will all probably now jump back on and slate me some more and just prove how malicious you are....be my guest. It just makes you look like a bitch.

Thanks to those of you how actually took my thread for what is was and offered kind and supportive responses.

TSSDNCOP Mon 19-Aug-13 20:49:55

Ah I'd forgotten about Harvey, that's quite nice too.

OP don't let the snidey fuckers get you down. You loved DS's name before and you should continue to do so.

Onesleeptillwembley Mon 19-Aug-13 21:12:26

She used the word 'chavvy' in reference to Katie Price. She can't complain that people are agreeing that yes, 'Jet' as a name is 'chavvy'. But I will say Persephone is lovely. Massive difference in the style of her children's names. Lucky Persephone drew the long straw.

Badtime: I actually arfed at JettRiviera Space Detective! Excellent...

I have made a pact with dd that she will call her son JettRiviera LotsaTuddles in honour of this thread. She claims she may forget but I have the memory of an elephant.... So what if she Is only 9....

LEM aforementioned dd is a Lucy. Six months after she was born my sil got a new dog and called it, yes, you've guessed...

CogDat Tue 20-Aug-13 08:23:58

I also thought the Space Detective was very funny. Kudos to badtime.

JakeBullet Tue 20-Aug-13 08:30:32

Jett is a fabulous name...and she has good taste like you. smile

....and she is copying. ..you chose the name first wink

YoniSingWhenYoureWinning Wed 21-Aug-13 06:43:47

Jett is kind of a celeb-child name though? I don't mean that badly, it just is fairly 'out-there' by most standards?

Anyway cheer up, if you have a little girl you can call her Princess Tiiami Crystal. So that will be nice.

CheeseFondueRocks Wed 21-Aug-13 09:20:55

Gosh, you're surprised a tacky celebrity used the name Jett? Really? It's hardly James or Maximilian.

I get why it bugs you though. I would have been upset too. But then I'd never chose any names that KP would go for.

LadyLurksalot Thu 22-Aug-13 10:07:02

Wow! Threads like this are the reason I avoid this topic. Some of you have been so astoundingly rude and nasty. I second the 'if you can't say anything nice - then press the hide button' because ultimately, this is not a face to face conversation you are having, where you might have to, through gritted teeth, give a polite response. It is a forum where the Op would never know if you slunk away because you couldn't show some manners.

I love how some posters have referred to it as not being a real name. What quantifies something as being a real name then? How did Oliver become a real name? Is there an approved list that I somehow missed? Or do a certain number of people have to hold the name before it becomes real? Where do all you real-name-mustn't-be-a-shortening-won't-be-a-high-court-judge think the names we use today come from? They've evolved, from names used in history, and if they didn't we wouldn't have the diverse amount of names we have now. Along the way, people will throw in a couple of randoms, and over time, they too will become accepted.

I could go on and on more than I have.

OP I get totally what you're saying. Fwiw I don't think it will become popular, but that's not necessarily the problem. Actually most people will probably avoid it now, except the KP wannabes. That, I suspect is the problem. It's the association with KP and her ilk that most people would like to avoid. Last week your Ds had an unusual, non conformist cool name, today it's been linked to an undesirable. BUT she does seem to be closing herself off a little bit hopefully and apart from this attention seeking story, she does tend to keep the children out of the limelight more than before so hopefully this baby will be heard of less than the other children were. I do think her star is fading, but you have my sympathies none the less. I think a few of us with Dc's whose names were not from the approved list could have been caught out by KP. As someone else has stated, she doesn't follow a set pattern with their names, so it was hard to predict IMO.

merr Thu 22-Aug-13 10:39:53

I used to want Jett as my sons name, from the James Dean character in Giant, I always thought it had some 50's cool about it. Must say the KP version sounds a bit more pornstar and less 50's cool to me and its pretty ruined!!

Whatwhatwhat Thu 22-Aug-13 12:00:27

I haven't contributed at all to this thread. I don't have a lot to say on the topic.
Until I saw that LadyLurksalot said that "Wow! Threads like this are the reason I avoid this topic. Some of you have been so astoundingly rude and nasty."
and then
"It's the association with KP and her ilk that most people would like to avoid. Last week your Ds had an unusual, non conformist cool name, today it's been linked to an undesirable"
I haven't considered the whole thread but from scanning it it is clear that there have been some nasty and unwarranted comments from people to the OP.
I'm not a fan of Jordan/Katie Price - I don't have much of an opinion about her, what with not actually knowing her. But I can not see how referring to her "and her ilk" as an "undesirable" is anything less than astoundingly rude and nasty. Echoes of the caste system. She had a child and she named him as she saw fit. As she's perfectly entitled to. She, nor anyone else, doesn't deserve such vitriol.

LadyLurksalot Thu 22-Aug-13 17:04:02

Whatwhatwhat - the difference, IMO, is that KP makes a living out of people having an opinion of her. If I were to meet her IRL, or even on here, I would do as I have suggested, and either be polite, or say nothing.

Unfortunately, KP was at the height of her success around the time I was up all night with small babies. I ended up reading one of her books, and catching some of her reality shows. As such, the opinion I have of her, is one that she has herself given me. If you scrutinise her life story, things she says don't add up, she has sold out every aspect of her life for a quick buck, and has only stopped doing so in order to appear superior to PA. By 'her ilk' I'm merely describing people who conduct themselves in the same manner.

She is not a positive role model, she made money initially through her looks, but has since gone on to sell every aspect of her life, which at times has been incredibly dull, so she made stuff up. If KP were to read this, I doubt she'd care, because frankly, if she did, she probably wouldn't be where she is today. None the less, I find the life she puts out there, undesirable; and would not like any association with it. Which has absolutely nothing to do with any caste system. She could fit anywhere in a caste system and I would still find her vulgar. Equally I find K a t i e H o p k i n s vulgar, again, nothing to with caste systems. They both have these personas that they readily put out there, that I find distasteful. You're right, I don't know them, but what they let us see, I don't like.

For me, a particular low point from KP was when she publicly slated Jade Goody for courting the press while fighting cancer, when I knew I had seen her doing the exact same thing about discovering cancer in her finger.

While I accept I have been rude about KP, I think, like KH she makes a living out of getting a reaction, so would probably be more disappointed if people didn't have an opinion.

The OP however, is reading these responses. She is a normal person, without a team of publicists and pr people and probably therapists, who came on here to have a moan - and I sympathise. Why people felt the need to be rude to her is beyond me, when they could have just walked away. If KP had called her son James, I think the OP would have had more sympathy from some of the nasty posters. The point of the thread was not to discuss the name, it was to discuss the association.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Thu 22-Aug-13 18:04:28


I am seriously out of the loop.


Jett is nice, but as others have said it is quite celebby

Anjou Thu 22-Aug-13 22:30:04

Awesome posts, LadyLurksalot.

I think it's a cool name actually - it's deffinately unusual!

I wouldn't immediately think of kp. I understand your disappointment but I don't think people would think of kp

Cloudkitten Sat 24-Aug-13 12:59:27

I think you would have to be spanking brand new to Mumsnet not to know you will get all kinds of opinions, some of them forthright, some of them supportive, on any post you start within the topic "Baby Names".

If anyone is seriously offended by differing opinions on baby names then they don't have much to worry about and should be happy about that instead. smile Good grief, get a grip.

OP: I feel your pain over the name though.

dementedma Sat 24-Aug-13 22:29:56

Prefer Jett to Persephone!

MoominsYonisAreScary Mon 26-Aug-13 03:26:05

It wouldn't bother me, she's just a person who's son has the same name as yours. The only thing id be thinking is well it become more popular now. I have 5 sons and Jett hasn't been on my list for any of them, although it might have been if id seen this thread before they were born.

Ds3 was born right in the middle of the Tommy story line in eastenders. I still named him Tommy and as yet noone has asked me if I named him after an eastenders character, I wonder if the name is more popular now though.

Poor kp, Tommy was 8 weeks early which was quite scary. Luckily he was only in hospital for 10 days and is now 2.5 and the size of a 4 year old

Whatwhatwhat Mon 26-Aug-13 06:47:27

Don't know if that reply is directed to me or not Cloudkitten.
I was/am offended at someone being called an "undesirable" not "differing opinions on baby names".
Thanks for the grip if it was for me. I'll see if I can put it to good use.

Cloudkitten Mon 26-Aug-13 15:37:39

no whatwhatwhat I haven't taken in names or who said what, it's just glancing through the text. I think it was the "I second the 'if you can't say anything nice - then press the hide button" (not relevant who said it) that I was mostly thinking of. I mean this is MN. There would be mayve 5 open discussions if people pressed the hide button on the basis they didn't have anything nice to say smile

Having said that now I have cast my eye over your post specifically, I think your point was valid. Although, being completely honest, you did come across (to me) as a bit of a professional offendee type, which always makes my teeth itch. Especially with the added snark about the grip.

Whatwhatwhat Mon 26-Aug-13 15:45:20

Ha ha. At least you thought the point was valid!
Wouldn't have thought I was a professional offendee more like a professional offender - IRL anyway smile
Apologies for any snarkiness. None intended.

Cloudkitten Mon 26-Aug-13 15:46:39

Ditto. cake? x

Whatwhatwhat Mon 26-Aug-13 20:22:00

Absolutely. Yum thanks

MickeyMouseHasGrownUpACow Mon 26-Aug-13 20:32:13

I really wouldn't worry OP. Most people have no idea what Katie Price named her baby.
Jett is a great name. Enjoy your little Jett and don't give the Barbie Princess's Jett another thought!

Notsoyummymummy1 Mon 26-Aug-13 22:24:59

When your kid says they want to be like Katie/Jordan/whatever when they grow up - THEN you have something to worry about!

LadyLurksalot Tue 27-Aug-13 10:08:03

Whatwhatwhat - I think I'm perfectly within my rights to call someone an undesirable if that is what they are. I have no desire to be like kp, justifiably so, therefore I find her an undesirable person. It is using that link that I am able to sympathise with the OP.

Cloudkitten you make a fair point, except that in the majority of threads on mumsnet, an opinion is actually asked for

WIBU to...
This happened, was I right...
Come and judge...
What do you think of this bag/pram/house...
Etc, etc...

Or I'm thinking of giving my future ds/dd this name, what do you honestly think?

Not this is my ds/dd's name, this rubbish thing has happened, now come and sympathise.

Nowhere was an opinion about the name asked for, nor was it necessary to give it. If you couldn't be nice walk away from the thread.

As an alternative, you wouldn't walk into a bereavement thread and say 'well they were old, what did you expect' so I don't buy that people can't engage their sensitivity chip before their typing fingers. Imagine how the OP felt when she was reading some of those oh so important opinions about the name she has already used for her DS.

Cloudkitten Tue 27-Aug-13 14:47:22

Ladylurksalot You are completely contradicting yourself. Please read back your own posts where you are rude about someone (and admit it) who had never asked your <very public> opinion either, but then here you are saying if we can't be nice then don't say anything especially when an opinion wasn't even being sought in the first place.

"I think I'm perfectly within my rights to call someone an undesirable if that is what they are" - (in your opinion but did that person ask you, and is it a nice thing to say? No and No are the factual answers). So you are simultaneously (santimoniously) admonishing people whilst being guilty of doing it yourself. In the very same post! Bravo!

LadyLurksalot Tue 27-Aug-13 16:11:38

Cloudkitten I very much do admit that I have been rude about someone, the difference is that she has asked for it. She lives her life in front of the media, and makes her living out of people having an opinion, positive or negative. She feeds the most controversial aspects of her life to the press because it makes her money. So no, ok, she didn't directly ask for my opinion, but she does base her whole public life on people having an opinion of her. So factually, yes is the answer.

As an example, why did she even feel the need to seek her most recent birth story to the Sun, and why did they buy it? She sold it knowing that either people want to buy it because they're interested, or people will have an opinion of it, which in turn will generate interest in it = pounds and publicity for Kp = how she makes a living. If people didn't care, the sun wouldn't have bought it. So she is selling the rights to people having an opinion.

Yes it is my opinion that she is undesirable, and I accept that that is a rude opinion to have of her, but that is how she makes her living. Out of people having an opinion, and I'm pretty sure she has accepted that, I'm equally sure she has a number of strategies in place to prevent it from being an issue for her.

The Two situations are completely different, and the message is being lost now. Yes I have a very public negative opinion of somebody who actively sells her life to the world for people to have an opinion about. For money. The op is a normal mum, without a team of support staff around her, who came here looking for sympathy, and instead got people's rudeness!

mathanxiety Tue 27-Aug-13 17:20:46

Katie Price just makes it sound tacky

It's really a bit shallow to go off a name you put some thought into and obv liked at one point just because someone else whom you don't like or respect has used it.

Using 'What Would Katie Price Do?' as the way to judge a name is sort of indulging in the same silliness KP spends her time at, ironically.

Cloudkitten Tue 27-Aug-13 17:54:37

Ladylurksalot Dress it up however you want, with as many post scripts and codicils as you can think of, but the fact is you are not leading by your own example. If you don't like KP then fair enough, but if you were as nice as you think you are, or other people should be, then you wouldn't have utilised the OP's post to vent your opinions on her, most of which are unrelated to the actual baby name issue.

BuggedByJake Tue 27-Aug-13 18:00:49

I think if you're going to give your child a naff 'try hard' name you have to be prepared for naff celebrities to possible choose the same name.

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 27-Aug-13 18:02:18

Katie Price just makes it sound tacky
Sorry, you can't blame poor KP for that.............

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