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To think naming a new baby Gypsy will give her a life long affliction.

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MissMap Thu 16-Jun-11 13:02:35

Having been saddled with an unusal Christian name myself I must ask this question.

JemimaMop Thu 16-Jun-11 13:11:09

Only if her surname is Cream. And she has a brother called Custard.

thegruffalosma Thu 16-Jun-11 13:11:26

Are you talking about the fact that racism towards gypsies is pretty much accepted and you think people might relate the name to that or just the fact it's not a common name?
I have quite an uncommon name and it's never caused me any probs.
There was a Gypsy in Home and Away when I was younger but I've never heard it used as a name other than that.
Is it a friends chosen baby name or something?

StealthPolarBear Thu 16-Jun-11 13:12:36

ooh i like it, reminds me of the fleetwood mac song

ashamedandconfused Thu 16-Jun-11 13:14:20

Gypsy = bad idea
Roma/Romany = pretty name

muffinflop Thu 16-Jun-11 13:14:32

I love it personally. Have heard lots worse

MMQC Thu 16-Jun-11 13:15:26

We used to have a cat called Gypsy. Never worried her.

HowlingBitch Thu 16-Jun-11 13:18:25

Is this some clever ploy to lure Beesimo back? hmm

IDrinkFromTheirSkulls Thu 16-Jun-11 13:19:26

Just makes me think of Gypsy Rose Lee...or more accurately her mum grin

ByTheBeardOfZeus Thu 16-Jun-11 13:26:24

I know a girl called Romany who is actually a Romany Gypsy. I can see there might be an argument for not calling someone Gypsy though, not only because unfortunately some people hold prejudices against them but because by the same logic you could call a child "African American" or "Eurasian". It's just a bit odd.

StealthPolarBear Thu 16-Jun-11 13:31:02

except Gypsy sounds like a name "African American" would just be silly grin

JenniL1977 Thu 16-Jun-11 13:33:46

I had a dog called Gypsy. She suited it. Not sure about a child though...

farewellfigure Thu 16-Jun-11 13:33:49

It's a lovely name. Our childminder's dog is called Gypsy. Nuff said.

PinotGrigiosKittens Thu 16-Jun-11 13:36:05

It's suitable only for a pesky hamster.

Honeydragon Thu 16-Jun-11 13:38:33

What name is suitable for a pleasant non pesky hamster then Pinot?

Pumpernickel10 Thu 16-Jun-11 13:48:59

Beesimo Beesimo where are you?

Pumpernickel10 Thu 16-Jun-11 13:49:33

My hamster is called pumpernickel

LadyFlumpalot Thu 16-Jun-11 13:52:34

My hamster was called Fergal in polite company.

If it was just us lot he was referred to as Dozy Bollocks.

Kallista Thu 16-Jun-11 13:53:55

A very bad choice of name. So is Romany.
At school the gypsy kids would be insulted, and as for the other kids...Unless the girl was very popular she would face a future at school and work of nicknames like p*k*y and c*ck*r.
That is the reality.

bigbuttons Thu 16-Jun-11 13:55:19

It's a rubbish name and would be asking for trouble

ariadneoliver Thu 16-Jun-11 13:56:03

I only know one Gypsy, and she's fictional.

Gypsy Jones - friend of Mr. Deacon's; avant-guard, rather sluttish but attractive

Being named after her would be a bit of a mixed blessing.

Pumpernickel10 Thu 16-Jun-11 13:56:04

We had Boris and Lenin too, they were russian hamsters. Littles sods too always escaping

wildfig Thu 16-Jun-11 13:57:08

Only if she's a character in a Jackie Collins novel, and/or she has plans to become either a QC or the Prime Minister.

DirtyMartini Thu 16-Jun-11 13:59:32

YANBU, it's a bad idea.

LadyFlumpalot Thu 16-Jun-11 14:05:43

We had a Russian hamster too, called Houdini for the obvious reason!

Should have called him Vicious really...He was a nasty little sod.


Gypsy, is not, in my opinion a good name for a child. DS was born on Xmas Day but we did not call him Jesus for the same reason. I did push for Joshua though.

May I ask why you enquire?

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