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Tbh I don't care If I am, some parents need to get a grip

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WildThongIWannaKnowForSure Mon 22-Apr-13 17:58:12

I give you A-Jay, Charlidh, Ameiliah, Blaiyre, Boudicca, Blu-rayne, Foozy, Deztany-Rose, Madison-Bluebell

My favourite is Wyntrr. They could at least have added an h to the end though.


Twitterqueen Mon 22-Apr-13 18:01:44

Are you serious? Really! OMG....

KingscoteStaff Mon 22-Apr-13 18:03:51

Not to mention Anuoluwapojojo.l

treas Mon 22-Apr-13 18:07:38

YABU about Boudicca - at least it is a proper name, although not one I would consider.

ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmmmmmmmm Mon 22-Apr-13 18:07:55

In a house last week, kids called, and I kid you not, Ashanti and Jay-z. Both parents white.confused

BetsyBoob Mon 22-Apr-13 18:07:58

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wannabedomesticgoddess Mon 22-Apr-13 18:09:00


My MIL tells the story of when she was a registrar, a girl came in and was registering little Enrique, and when MIL was checking the spelling, the girl got out a CD to double check she had written it right. grin

5318008 Mon 22-Apr-13 18:11:03

tbf I am pissed off that your link downloaded straight to my laptop without asking if I wanted to, thanks for that angry

do you have a link that doesn't do that, for other folks, please?

CloudsAndTrees Mon 22-Apr-13 18:11:10

Oh dear. That list is sad.

Tee2072 Mon 22-Apr-13 18:12:38

It asked me if I wanted to save it, 5318008. Perhaps it's your browser settings?

manicinsomniac Mon 22-Apr-13 18:13:21

Anuoluwapojojo will be a name from a particular culture or country and probably has a prefix part to it which it very common (I've taught a lot of Olu........ long 4,5 or 6 syllable names (eg Oluwakorede, Oluwatoni), the Olu bit means something and all those names are, I think, Nigerian in origin)

And I actually quite like Madison-Bluebell. I doubt she's ever called anything but Madison, the hyphen's just a bit superfluos.

I'm all for creative name choices. Creative spelling makes me twitch a bit but the odd seeming ones are valid more often than you'd think.

BegoniaBampot Mon 22-Apr-13 18:14:49

Thingsthatmakeyougo - i know two kids with names like that with white parents. The kids are adopted from a very troubled background with severe neglect and abuse - they probably get loads of folk sneering as well.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Mon 22-Apr-13 18:15:18

Five baby Barbaras. Five??

manicinsomniac Mon 22-Apr-13 18:17:50

btw - where did you get that link? The ONS only includes name that were given to 3 or more babies for privacy reasons doesn't it? This link has all the names given to only 1 child. And I've never seen it highlight dead children before, that's really sad somehow, even just seeing him/her as a name on a spreadsheet sad

Groovee Mon 22-Apr-13 18:18:06

I thought a child was Ellie at nursery. But it was spelled LA.

Charlidh could be the Gaelic version. I get a lot of digs for having an Eilidh!

StatisticallyChallenged Mon 22-Apr-13 18:19:25

There are some ridiculous spellings there. It's just not necessary. S is a perfectly nice letter and does not need be randomly replaced by Z!

StatisticallyChallenged Mon 22-Apr-13 18:20:13

Never seen it highlight dead babies before but the Scottish stats have gone down to single names for years.

WildThongIWannaKnowForSure Mon 22-Apr-13 18:20:51

It's the Scotgov stats for 2012, public records manic

manicinsomniac Mon 22-Apr-13 18:26:22

ok, thanks. I didn't realise Scotland had a separate list.

Niceteeth Mon 22-Apr-13 18:27:22

Anuoluwapo is a Nigerian name (yoruba) meaning 'God's mercy is great'. Its actually my cousin's name and we call her Anu for short. I think it's a beautiful name, actually!!

MoodyDidIt Mon 22-Apr-13 18:28:49

think i have told this before

i once worked as a medical receptionist and someone came in with their 2 toddlers, a "T-Jay" (spelt exactly like that,) and his brother "Migell" (said exactly how it reads) and i am sure its cos his mum didnt know how to spell "Miguel " grin

iZombie Mon 22-Apr-13 18:30:47

I encountered a 'Maddysyn' on Friday. I was speechless.

MoodyDidIt Mon 22-Apr-13 18:30:58

and a mate of mine SWEARS she once heard of a child called "Silloumeh" or "Silloumie"

she was in asda a shop and the mum shouted to said child "SILLOUMEHHH!!! GET THE FUCK OFF THEM BISCUITS!! NAHHHHH!!"


SoftKittyWarmKitty Mon 22-Apr-13 18:32:31

Are you telling me that there are two baby boys in Scotland called A? Really? A?

MrsDeVere Mon 22-Apr-13 18:34:18

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