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To think that if I had abducted a child in a very high profile case a few years ago I would have at least changed the Childs name before going to the local play barn?

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Saw444 Mon 06-Jun-11 20:54:19

was with a friends child who has the same name as abducted child.

Whenever I called her name people actually turned and started before whispering between themselves.

Talk about feeling awkward!

I actually feel for parents who have this on a daily basis ( not as much as the Childs family of course!)

PinsAndNoodles Mon 06-Jun-11 20:56:46

I guess it just reminds people. The name is associated so strongly with her now.

Thingumy Mon 06-Jun-11 20:56:50

did you call out her surname too then? wow.

BurningBuntingFlipFlop Mon 06-Jun-11 20:56:57

What? hmm

DirtyMartini Mon 06-Jun-11 20:57:18

Weird thread. I suspect you imagined the reactions, because if it's what you are heavily implying then it's not an unusual name.

duckdodgers Mon 06-Jun-11 20:57:38

Is it normal to call out a first and surname at a child at soft play then?

BluddyMoFo Mon 06-Jun-11 20:57:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

JarethTheGoblinKing Mon 06-Jun-11 20:58:05

What??

ballstoit Mon 06-Jun-11 20:58:07

It's Monday night. I'm confused.

tiredlady Mon 06-Jun-11 20:58:10

huh?
Am I being dense. I don't get what you mean. Do you mean that all girls called Madeline should change their names?

horriblemotheragain Mon 06-Jun-11 20:58:38

??? Is it a really uncommon name? That hardly anybody else has apart from that abducted child? If not, then they ABU. Unless you were calling out first AND surname, and both are the names of the abducted child, i.e. "hey, Jaycee Lee Dugard, come and eat your sandwich"...

Was it Maddie?

GypsyMoth Mon 06-Jun-11 20:58:52

you cant actually go around changing childrens names that easily you know!!

Saw444 Mon 06-Jun-11 20:59:19

No the surname is not the same just the first name.

WishIWasRimaHorton Mon 06-Jun-11 20:59:26

what are you trying to say? that this child's parents should have changed her name, changed it before you took her to the barn?! or that someone who has abducted a child would change the child's name before taking them somewhere like a playbarn?

Thingumy Mon 06-Jun-11 20:59:31

oh ffs

thornrose Mon 06-Jun-11 21:00:08

Would you then change it back after returning from "Play Barn"?

BitOfFun Mon 06-Jun-11 21:00:13

Are you telling me that you or friend have abducted a child? confused

Pagwatch Mon 06-Jun-11 21:00:40

I think you are perhaps over sensitive.
We had some reactions years ago. Exactly the same age and similar colouring so the people muttering and peering in the elc was annoying but understandable. And dh chasing her through the high street calling her name caused a stir a few years back.

But not now. Never happens now. You were amongst weird people. Or imagining.

geraldinetheluckygoat Mon 06-Jun-11 21:01:31

I don't get it...

Piggyleroux Mon 06-Jun-11 21:01:36

Rofl at the stupidity of this thread confused

BurningBuntingFlipFlop Mon 06-Jun-11 21:01:38

Madeleine? I know a few little girls with that name, never even thought about it.

usualsuspect Mon 06-Jun-11 21:01:41

This thread makes no sense

thelittlefriend Mon 06-Jun-11 21:01:50

wtf? The title makes it sound like you abducted a child!

mrsdonkeybucket Mon 06-Jun-11 21:01:58

Did you friend abduct a child then ?

Cannot see why you would feel awkward calling a child by her name ?

DuelingFanjo Mon 06-Jun-11 21:01:59

I don't understand. your OP makes it sound like you went to a playbarn with a person who abducted a child and they took that child to the play barn. What do you really mean?

if you know someone has a child which they have abducted why not report them to the police?

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