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To wish I'd had the bottle to ask woman at park what her 3rd dc was called?

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Mrsgilbertgrape Thu 11-Aug-11 20:24:52

one of these small things that will bug me all night smile

She had three beautiful boys (I was there with my 3 beautiful girls ;)) and I heard her calling two of the sons by names I had picked out when pregnant, now I really want to know if the 3rd name would have been as lovely or totally spoiled my opinion of how fab she was at picking boys names!

If you stay in bath and know any siblings called Oscar and Jacob can you please let me know what the other brother is called? grin

DontGoCurly Thu 11-Aug-11 20:43:52

Oscar and Jacob?

Original....not! The third was probably Jasper or Oliver or Horatio....--or some other predictable drivel--

Glitterandglue Thu 11-Aug-11 20:53:44

I have never thought of Horatio as fact, I've never in my life met a Horatio. Or known about anyone else who's met one.

This thread just reminded me of the other day - went to the park with my cousin and her kids, and her youngest girl (just 4) went off and made a friend. When they came running back to us later on, followed by grandparents, grandad said, "She told us her name is Cinderella!" (It is not. At all.) grin

Andrewofgg Thu 11-Aug-11 20:54:58

Can't help but it's a curious thought that most of us have a "shadow name" - the one we'd have been lumbered with given if we'd had the other sort of chromosomes.

You can all see my first name. I was to have been Beatrice - anybody share my opinion that - setting all wider questions aside - in that matter I was lucky to be male?

Groovee Thu 11-Aug-11 20:56:35

Oh my friend has 3 boys and 2 girls and 2 of the boys are Oscar and Jacob. Which part of the world are you in OP?

mrspear Thu 11-Aug-11 20:57:56

Andrew my dad wanted to call me Gertrude - he still thinks it is a wonderful name. Thank god my mum got to the registry office first!

branstonsandcheese Thu 11-Aug-11 20:58:11

My bet is Sebastian.

picnicbasketcase Thu 11-Aug-11 20:58:33

The other one was called Zebedee.

fluffywhitekittens Thu 11-Aug-11 20:58:46

I quite like Beatrice now and was considering it for a middle name if ds had been dd. My dad's been researching our family tree and there was a Beatrice, not do sure about using it as a first name but can think of a lot worse smile
I know my brother would have been Hannah, which is an odd thought ...

Mrsgilbertgrape Thu 11-Aug-11 20:59:14

Yes horatio is very predictable, there are three in my dd's class hmm grin

CurrySpice Thu 11-Aug-11 21:00:45

Really!? I've never met a horatio! I must live a sheltered life!!

Mrsgilbertgrape Thu 11-Aug-11 21:00:58

We were visiting family in bath, not quite sure what part of bath it was though!

MadameLupino Thu 11-Aug-11 21:01:57

Bet you fifty quid it was Noah.

Groovee Thu 11-Aug-11 21:02:40

My friend's other lad is Elijah known as Eli.

Mrsgilbertgrape Thu 11-Aug-11 21:05:42

Ah yes, hope it was Noah, that was another name on my (predictable drivel) list!

spookshowangel Thu 11-Aug-11 21:11:31

jacob is a drivel name....? i am prego and considering it mrsgilbert would you prefer a kayden or kai or some such?

Bellethebelltent Thu 11-Aug-11 21:12:44

I know Oscar and Jacob brothers, but they don't have a younger. Must be a common pairing?

I really dislike the name Jacob or Jake though sorry. Oscar is cute though

DandyLioness Thu 11-Aug-11 21:13:15

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spookshowangel Thu 11-Aug-11 21:14:23

happily my other son is not an oscar or a noah but it would probably be considered in that ilk.

DeWe Thu 11-Aug-11 21:14:44

If I'd been a boy I'd have been Cedric. Did I have a narrow escape!!
Luckily they'd grown out of that by the time db was born. They nearly managed to give him the initials TDS (say it out loud) but avoided it (just) in time.

NoNoNoMYDoIt Thu 11-Aug-11 21:17:12


(only because I have a cat called Oscar, a son called Jacob, and DD would have been Ben if she had been a boy)

or else Toby. I know a Jacob and Toby brother-combo.

NoNoNoMYDoIt Thu 11-Aug-11 21:18:46

DeWe - cedric is a cool name. my teddy was cedric. ceddy the teddy.

MightyQuim Thu 11-Aug-11 21:21:42

Don't knock predictable drivel. My dc both have popular names and coming from someone with an unusual name it is much better to blend in than stick out like a sore thumb at school!

MightyQuim Thu 11-Aug-11 21:22:54

Also popular names tend to become popular because people like them - not a bad thing surely? Unless you are so precious that you don't want to encounter another living soul with the same name as your dc.

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