Forgive me Lord for I have sinned.... It's confession time!! Who's joining me?!

(48 Posts)
Dollydaydream99 Tue 15-Oct-13 18:43:10

I hereby admit to the following crimes against mumsnet....

b) I like surname-y names as first names e.g. Cooper

b) I think names like Poppy/Daisy are CUTE & perfectly reasonable for a baby/child/respectable adult

c) I love lots of "popular" and top ranked names - I believe they're popular because they're LOVELY names & as such wouldn't dismiss a name based on this...

So come on then girls, who's joining me....?! 'Fess up!! smile

CruCru Tue 15-Oct-13 18:53:06

I like lots of popular names. I also often don't like some of the more out there names on here.

lchats Tue 15-Oct-13 19:33:11

Sorry I'm obviously a mumsnet devotee : /

gwenniebee Tue 15-Oct-13 19:34:43

I gave my daughter two middle names, which I later learned here is apparently rather non-U...

PrincessRomy Tue 15-Oct-13 19:37:37

My daughter's middle name starts with an m, ends in a y and has one vowel in the middle. Practically a swear word from what I've read on here.

VoodooHexDoll Tue 15-Oct-13 19:38:30

I asked for opioins on here and it was all negative so I called my dd the name I wanted anyway :-p

Hope Brynn Frances and I love it so there........

OnABabyDiet Tue 15-Oct-13 19:40:36

Oh dear. I also gave my daughter two middle names. I didn't realise this was unacceptable until gwenniebee mentioned it.

It feels cool to be a rebel wink

usualsuspect Tue 15-Oct-13 19:44:20

My eldest DD has a name that MN always take the piss out of.

Mind you she was born waaaaay before MN existed

MoreThanWords Tue 15-Oct-13 19:46:41

We have a surname name, a hyphenated -ie name and THE most common popular girls name grin

Stick that in ya MN snobbery over names pipe! grin

ginzillas Tue 15-Oct-13 19:48:44

My DD's full, proper name is a MN fave but her nickname, which she is known by most of the time, is utterly derided on here.
Oh, and her middle name is Rose!

vladthedisorganised Tue 15-Oct-13 19:55:08

My DD has a name which is usually called "boring" and "samey" here. I also shorten it and would always shorten a DC's name.
I would call a DS Casey over Ptolemy.

Em2121 Wed 16-Oct-13 10:29:00

I'm afraid I can't go with the surnames as first names trend - I did once come across someone with my (uncommon) maiden name as a first name and it just seemed really odd - like - do you have some connection with my family? I don't know how it is for people with the surname Harrison and Carter!

notanyanymore Wed 16-Oct-13 10:36:24

when we had dd3, if it was a boy we wanted to call him Harrison after DP's mums maiden name and Harry for short after my grandfather, but I'm ashamed to admit the popularity of both put me off! Even so, if we ever had a boy I can't think of anything else I'd want to call him!
People don't really comment on DD3's name (apart from one old lady who thought it was an odd name for a boy! hmm ) but I love it!!!

sonlypuppyfat Wed 16-Oct-13 10:41:38

I have a deep loathing for names that end in y or ie this has a lot to do with my name being shortened and then lengthened again by adding ie.

Writerwannabe83 Wed 16-Oct-13 10:52:17

I'm with you all on 3 accounts!!

Me and hubby are expecting a boy and Harrison (nickname Harry) is the only name we like so far smile

Both of my girls have nice long names which we never really had any intention of using over their cute nicknames.

Stick that in yer pipe, mumsnet grin

thursdaysgirls Fri 18-Oct-13 13:30:55

All 3 of my kids have 2 middle names, Im a proper rebel.

On my Dads side, first son is given Dads first name as a middle name. Unfortunately my Dad had 3 girls so didn't get to carry this on. When I had my eldest I decided if he was a boy he'd have my Dads first name as his middle name. Then DS1 was born on my GGDs birthday so William got thrown in as well.

DD1&2 middle names are after family members. DD2 has my first name as her middle name - ex-DP wanted her first name to be my name. That was a step too far for me haha.

Alexandrite Fri 18-Oct-13 18:44:25

My eldest has a very normal name which is considered dated on the name board.

PramChowder Sat 19-Oct-13 14:28:25

I like a lot of very popular names (dds was number 2 the year she was born) and ds has 2 middle names, which I didn't know was not the done thing till I read this thread!

sleepingbeautiful Sat 19-Oct-13 16:28:17

My son's initials are AA - both an alliterative crime, and huge risk of him being bullied about alcoholism or car breakdowns (any other combination would clearly have rendered him bully proof).

Not a fan of surname names (esp for girls), but I do like a lot of the very popular names even though I didn't pick them for either child. I agree most of them are popular because they are lovely not just people being unimaginative.

temporarilyjerry Sat 19-Oct-13 16:37:50

DS1's name is boring, DS2's is "council estate", according to a charming MNer, and DD has a cutesy -ie name with THAT middle name and both names begin with the same letter.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sat 19-Oct-13 16:42:53

I think people should call their kids what they like and not worry what anyone thinks.

I like really unusual and pretentious names.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sat 19-Oct-13 16:43:28

Everyone in my family has 2 middle names. DSis2 has 3. So ner.

DD's name doesn't use the most popular spelling.

DD chose her baby brother's name.

DS is named after a cartoon character.

Both dc have two middle names.

One of ds's middle names is poncy as hell.

I find names MNers label 'classic' and 'timeless' and 'beautiful' as dull as a dull thing.

SJisontheway Sat 19-Oct-13 16:52:27

2 of my dc have names with "alternative" spellings. They are actually legitimate spellings in my home country, but I have seen them slagged on here and it is often assumed they are just made up or that we are illiterate.
Oh, and dc3's name, although spelt correctly is apparently wet.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sat 19-Oct-13 16:56:02

Some people visibly cringe or wince when I tell them DS's name.

QueFonda Sat 19-Oct-13 16:58:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PrincessFlirtyPants Sat 19-Oct-13 17:03:07

Some people visibly cringe or wince when I tell them DS's name.

That is very rude! I want to know the name

WyrdSista Sat 19-Oct-13 20:45:05

Their names are all Top 10, except for DTD1 who has a traditional name. It's in the Top 10 for my home country though. I like the name. It just so happens a lot of people do too. I love their names and I think it's lovely that loads of babies have the name I love too.

I love surname names. Sawyer, Cameron, Oakley, Mason, Taylor etc;

I don't mind or care about hyphenated names. Or names spelt like Rae/Mai/whatever.

I don't like loong or posh names.

I quite like many of the middle names which are thought to be fillers.

MrsEllsmore Sat 19-Oct-13 21:15:42

Great thread! if we have a girl she will have a surname first name followed either by a top 5 middle name or by, dare I say it, one of THOSE middle names. If we have a boy he will be called a by a name that is often spelt with a k but we will be using a c and then will have 2 middle names. Both girl and boy names could also be accused of being American which I understand is a big no no as well. Oh well, my baby my choice smile

ThermoLobster Sat 19-Oct-13 21:19:44

I have two cutesy named girls with sinful middle names. Shoot me now!

Thurlow Sat 19-Oct-13 21:21:28

DD has...

1) DP's surname, not mine

2) two middle names (neither of which is even my surname)

3) a first name with is both
3a) a sort of 'misspelling' of a classic name
3b) the name of a city

4) a deliberately chosen shortening/nickname that is used every day and which we always planned to use, rather than letting it grow 'organically'

Do I win? grin

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sat 19-Oct-13 21:48:22

*Some people visibly cringe or wince when I tell them DS's name.

That is very rude! I want to know the name*

Not so much any more, but when he was born all the midwives (I was on postnatal ward for ages) were like hmm or confused when I said the name. And so was my MIL. Lots of family didn't like it.

Unfortunately it's unusual enough these days to out me. But it was quite common once.

MissStrawberry Sat 19-Oct-13 21:55:00

I caused uproar when I had a girl and gave her a middle name of Alice hmm.

PrincessFlirtyPants Sat 19-Oct-13 22:05:59

Why is Alice a controversial middle name? I think it's a lovely name.

Tondelayo I'm still shock that people would be so rude about your name choice. and disappointed I don't know what it is

Ginger4justice Sat 19-Oct-13 22:14:26

We've spelt DD's name in an 'alternative' way (it was in the baby name book so obviously a 'real' way). It was the only name we agreed on but neither of us like the traditional spelling as it isn't even vaguely phonetic in english.
I do waver on it occassionally but never for long.
I'm sure I would be shouted down had I risked the baby name board.

MomentForLife Sat 19-Oct-13 22:16:59

DD has 2 middle names, purely because they sounded nice. All 3 of her names were in the top 10 the year she was born.

AllDirections Sat 19-Oct-13 22:22:20

My 3 DDs names end with an 'ie' sound. and it was intentional shock

DD1's name is insipid apparently.
DD2's name is popular but acceptable.
DD3's name has never been commented on on Mumsnet (or I've missed it) I daren't ask for opinions but it's probably a marmite name

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sat 19-Oct-13 22:25:17

Oh and my middle name is Grace - apparently that is now a no-no - though back in the mid-70s it was unusual and original

MomentForLife Sat 19-Oct-13 22:34:17

Eek, Grace is one of my DD's 2 chosen because they're pretty middle names.

selsigfach Sun 20-Oct-13 07:24:12

Ok, so l know about Grace (which I love), May (ick) and Rose (meh) - but what other names are categorised as middle names? Help! Don't want to commit a MN faux pas!

Hooya Sun 20-Oct-13 07:56:25

We gave DS a name which is both a surname and the name of an old cartoon character. He loves his name he is only 6 weeks old, but I just know he does

JimmyCorkhill Sun 20-Oct-13 07:59:57

Or names spelt like Rae/Mai/whatever.
But they ARE legitimate spellings may be biased towards one of them

My DDs have the same initial. No traumatic post mix ups yet but we live in fear shock

They also have names from a country they're not from.

DD2's middle name is not after a family member or my surname (there is actually a recent post about how this is a no no confused)

MarysDressSways Sun 20-Oct-13 08:30:19

See I'm in a pickle here, because my beloved, now departed and sorely missed grandmother was called Mai (born in 1920, not a new fangled name), and I would love to use it as a middle name (well, as a second middle name!) But I'll be judged! Whhhhy?

EsmereldaPB Sun 20-Oct-13 08:40:14

All my kids have 2 middle names (as do I).

Their first names are a -y name, a top 5 name, a surname name (for a girl) and a name which is very popular on here, but almost no-one has heard of in real life.

One of the eight middle names is Grace

idiot55 Sun 20-Oct-13 08:47:21

Im a rebel because if i like a name, i like it, whether it be "chavy"' popular or mumsnetty.

And i dont care who thinks what about it!

temporarilyjerry Sun 20-Oct-13 15:15:11

...and DS1 and DD have nicknames (on birth certificates) and they have 2 middle names each.

MissStrawberry Sun 20-Oct-13 15:41:06

MarysDressSways - use it fgs. Stop worrying about what people think and certainly don't take notice of people on a website that have no say in your baby's life!

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