I hesitate to post, and ^please^ nobody pregnant read this, but I met a..........

(44 Posts)
curlew Mon 26-Aug-13 00:29:00

......Dulcimer today!

MrsMcEnroe Mon 26-Aug-13 00:41:53


GoshAnneGorilla Mon 26-Aug-13 00:48:40

Noooo! Why?

EldritchCleavage Mon 26-Aug-13 01:03:13

Love it.

squoosh Mon 26-Aug-13 01:07:50

Oh dear. Sounds like a measurement of energy in a nuclear power plant.

'Once it reaches 10 dulcimers we're doomed!'

NatashaBee Mon 26-Aug-13 01:11:19

Oh god. I can only assume they likes Dulcie but thought it was too much like a nickname, so scrabbled around to find a full-length name!

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Mon 26-Aug-13 01:18:07

Sister to Viola?

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 26-Aug-13 01:20:40

That's hideous.

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Mon 26-Aug-13 01:24:48

squoosh grin

Is it even a real name? Would you say it Dul - sea - mur?

Male or female?

Poor kid.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Mon 26-Aug-13 01:35:44

I only know it as a musical instrument

I suppose it's quite a pretty sound though, poor thing could have been called Clarinet if they'd liked the nickname Nettie grin

NoComet Mon 26-Aug-13 02:08:03

According to wiki the it's a family of string instruments some plucked and some played with small hammers and the name means Sweet Song which is pretty, I guess.

It's their siblings Harpsichord (NN Harp) and Sitar I feel sorry for.

TruJay Mon 26-Aug-13 16:13:37

I know of someone with the name in her 20s, never ever heard of it before then.

pinkthechaffinch Mon 26-Aug-13 16:18:58

theres a baby dulcimerin 'at the back of the north wind'. Ithink its lovely.

Rooners Mon 26-Aug-13 16:21:37

I nearly called ds 'Diamond' after reading that book smile

MortifiedAdams Mon 26-Aug-13 16:23:39

The mother will be a bloody MNer who has read countless threads on NOT using a nickname, abouthaving to have a longer version.

She clearly wanted Dulce. grin

Sparrowfarts Mon 26-Aug-13 16:30:06

What would her brother be called (I'm presuming it's a girl)?




A damsel with a dulcimer, in a vision once I saw...

curlew Mon 26-Aug-13 23:45:29

I think her sister would have to be Zither.

And they have a wicked Greek uncle who takes them on unsuitable treats called Bouzi.....

perplexedpirate Mon 26-Aug-13 23:51:10

Ach, Remus you got there before me!

It was an Abyssinian maid and on her dulcimer she played, singing of Mount Abora.

I like it, actually.


Could I revive within me...

Love it and love the man from Porlock story too.

ShadowSummer Mon 26-Aug-13 23:59:21

I'm pregnant, OP.

Were you worried that I'd think "Oooh, must add Dulcimer to the shortlist for DC2"? wink

EnjoyEverySandwich Tue 27-Aug-13 11:24:52

There's a Dulcibella in my family tree. hmm

mouseymummy Tue 27-Aug-13 11:29:42

Still not as bad as Peppa... smile not pippa or any other derivative, just Peppa.

I can't say as I like dulcimer or dulce but everyone has a different view on baby names.

curlew Tue 27-Aug-13 11:36:01

ShadowSummer- I have good cause to be worried.. i seriously considered Halcyon when pregnant with dd.....!

It's the hormones.

perplexedpirate Tue 27-Aug-13 12:03:57

Dulcimer for a girl, Porlock for a boy. Or Kubla, of course.

curlew Tue 27-Aug-13 12:08:49


bluecheque4595 Tue 27-Aug-13 12:11:38

...singing of Mount Abora.

littlemog Tue 27-Aug-13 13:32:09

Isn't the spelling wrong? I know that Dulcima is a Spanish (I think ) girls' name but I thought that a dulcimer was an instrument?

The 10th grandchild of one of my mum's friends was called Decima - poor thing!

Oh - and another friend was adamant his first child, if a boy, was going to be named Hal (OK so far), short for Halibut! Luckily his dw prevailed.

ShadowSummer Tue 27-Aug-13 13:42:54

curlew - I think DH would strongly veto Dulcimer if I suggested it as a name for DC2!

Although I do think that Dulcimer is a much nicer name than Halibut. Better to be named after a musical instrument than a fish, right?

littlemog Tue 27-Aug-13 13:50:16

Dulcima is a name not an instrument!

LazyMonkeyButler Tue 27-Aug-13 13:54:42

I quite like it actually! Not enough to use it, but I prefer it to some of the names I read about on here - Maude, Mabel, Pippa, Philippa etc.

EnjoyEverySandwich Tue 27-Aug-13 14:45:16

Better to be named after a musical instrument than a fish, right?

Oh, I don't know. Minnow is quite sweet, and there's Zander. And wasn't there a pathologist in 'Inspector Morse' called Grayling?

How about Sting Ray? grin

lljkk Tue 27-Aug-13 14:56:10

I like Dulcimer better than a lot of MN girl faves.

Littlemog - Dulcima is a name, but dulcimer IS an instrument - trust me, I'm a music graduate.

Laquila Thu 29-Aug-13 01:50:00

I actually don't hate Dulcimer, and I can imagine it quite suiting the more solemn kind of little girl.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Thu 29-Aug-13 08:45:06

EnjoyEverySandwich a Dulcibella in your family tree envy smile how exotic!

.... and the twins are called Hurdy and Gurdy.

curlew Thu 29-Aug-13 09:08:02

Wicked Uncle Serpent....

ITCouldBeWorse Thu 29-Aug-13 09:11:23

Much better than some I have heard lately!

LineRunner Thu 29-Aug-13 09:14:42

A damsel with a dulcimer in a vision I once saw...

littleomar Thu 29-Aug-13 09:14:48

I was nearly called Dulcimer. Luckily my father vetoed it.

LineRunner Thu 29-Aug-13 09:16:09

remus, it's all coming back to me! Eng Lit O level 1978, Kubla Kahn.

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