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to be upset by their reactions to his name?

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TescoValueNickname Thu 23-Jun-11 13:31:54

DS is nearly 2, and everytime I tell someone his full name, they make a face sad Our families, friends, and now people we meet at playgroups and nursery.

It's a fairly unusual first name, but really common middle name, and for some reason everyone finds it fun to snigger at him. I'm starting to worry that he'll be bullied for it at school. DP says to ignore them, and that they are just jealous that his name stands out from the crowd, but I can't help being upset by it sad I'm thinking even about stopping using his first name altogether.
AIBU to wish people would just accept him?

cuteboots Thu 23-Jun-11 13:33:22

Surely it cant be that bad? What is his name?

GypsyMoth Thu 23-Jun-11 13:33:27


but he will now have this reaction all his life,unless the name suddenly becomes popular!

reelingintheyears Thu 23-Jun-11 13:33:57

You'll have to tell us what it is you know.

But if you like it then what does it matter what others think.

ellangirl Thu 23-Jun-11 13:34:06

Sod them! It's your child, and his name is what it is! I wouldn't post it if I were you- people on here are mean about names too! My friend just called her boy a really unusual name, and to be honest I was unsure about it, but it's just him now, and I can't imagine him as anything else.

BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack Thu 23-Jun-11 13:34:07

of course YANBU - and your DP is right, just ignore em!! Dont stop using his name, its his identity and stuff anyone who doesnt like it.

whackamole Thu 23-Jun-11 13:34:11

Can't really comment without knowing what the name is tbh but I understand if you don't want to post it.

My boys have very ordinary first names but double-barrelled surnames with an ordinary bit and a foreign bit.

begonyabampot Thu 23-Jun-11 13:34:13

of course they shouldn't make fun or be rude but you did choose his name to make him stand out - did you not think this could happen?

So what is the name and we can see if YABU or not? grin

supadupapupascupa Thu 23-Jun-11 13:34:15

YANBU to think people should mind their own business, but to be honest you should have given it more thought before naming him if it is bothering you so much.
Not sure there is anything you can do about it now except give him a nickname or call him by his middle name.

knittedbreast Thu 23-Jun-11 13:35:07

ill tell you my sons name if you tell me yours lol

Crosshair Thu 23-Jun-11 13:36:13

Whats the name?

If you're happy with it, ignore the nasty comments or poo in their shoes.

TescoValueNickname Thu 23-Jun-11 13:36:33

sorry, he's called Ludo.

TescoValueNickname Thu 23-Jun-11 13:36:44

middle name is Chris.

BelleEnd Thu 23-Jun-11 13:37:26

Pleeeeease tell us the name! I think it's better, if the hmm faces are going to bother you so much, to start using the middle name now before he realizes people are making faces! Of course, they are sods for making that face in the first place, but they probably won't stop.

featherbag Thu 23-Jun-11 13:38:05

This is why I'm not keen on 'unique' names. Obviously don't know what your DS is called, may be something lovely, but I've had to bite my tonuge recently when introduced to several ex-schoolfriends' offspring, there are a few of them at the moment seem to be in competition with each other for the most ridiculous name. Maybe the 'unique' first name jibes with the common middle name? Did anyone pull faces when you first came up with the name? Can you imagine your child as a 35 year old lawyer having his name read out in court without people sniggering? I'm currently pregnant with my first and this is advice my MIL gave me!

Having said all that, it's too late now, maybe give him the option of using his middle name when he gets older if HE wants to?

mintymellons Thu 23-Jun-11 13:38:48

I think it's a great name. Some people are very boring and only like really traditional, dull names.

TechLovingDad Thu 23-Jun-11 13:38:57

He's named after a rapper?

featherbag Thu 23-Jun-11 13:39:11

That does sound a bit odd put together, but I've never met your DS, it may really suit him!

earlyriser Thu 23-Jun-11 13:39:30

Hee hee, i'm assuming this is a joke?

BelleEnd Thu 23-Jun-11 13:39:37

x post. I like the name Ludo (though it is a game in my mind! And a meanie from Harry Potter.) It's not like he's called Beauden or owt. grin

hobnobsaremyfave Thu 23-Jun-11 13:39:40

Ha ha ha
<wind up>

elseIlltellyourfather Thu 23-Jun-11 13:39:45

Love Ludo

Strawbezza Thu 23-Jun-11 13:39:49

Ludo Chris. Ludicrous.

hobnobsaremyfave Thu 23-Jun-11 13:40:01

ludo chris

TrilllianAstra Thu 23-Jun-11 13:40:09


What a ludicrous name grin

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