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To tell friends their baby name is a well known kids TV character?

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Sahkoora Sun 25-May-14 14:30:54

Friends are having their first DC soon. We were talking about names and one that they had settled on is the name of a character from a very well known kids TV show. Think Peppa Pig, Thomas the Tank Engine, Fireman Sam.

First name and surname the same, BTW.

Obviously they don't have DC so they don't watch kids TV yet. I wanted to tell them but DH said it would be really rude. Maybe in a few years this show won't be watched as much, but it's pretty popular so idk.

Who is BU?

IneedAwittierNickname Sun 25-May-14 14:33:45

Are they calling him iggle piggle grin

I know someone who's dc are called max and ruby, they didn't know it was a tv programme!

Lemons1571 Sun 25-May-14 14:35:24

No one is bu. You could mention it in passing in a very light hearted way. No need to make a big deal of it. If it's that well known someone will likely tell them anyway.

We know a couple who have two children, Ben & Holly. None of our businesssmile

Igggi Sun 25-May-14 14:35:47

Of course you should tell them. You can just say, oh mister tumble, what a nice name - just like the TV show! Or whatever.

Salazar Sun 25-May-14 14:35:51

I'd tell them. If it were me, I'd be thankful.

Chocotrekkie Sun 25-May-14 14:36:34

I would tell them.

Have you got a dc/dn etc that's of an age to watch it ? Safest way may be next time say something like "oh dc is watching too much tv at the moment - its that show with xx in it - obsessed with it at the moment"

RollerCola Sun 25-May-14 14:36:38

Yes you definitely need to tell them.

<what could it be??>

Leviticus Sun 25-May-14 14:36:57

Tell us what it is !

HookingBrilliant Sun 25-May-14 14:37:13

Justin Fletcher? Mister Maker? Humpty Dumpty?

I think you should tell them.

georgedawes Sun 25-May-14 14:37:23

Need to know the name!

Iseecows Sun 25-May-14 14:37:46

You have to share the name...

VivaLeBeaver Sun 25-May-14 14:38:24

Depends on the name.

thecatfromjapan Sun 25-May-14 14:38:29

Tracy Beaker?

DesperatelySeekingSedatives Sun 25-May-14 14:38:37

A girl I worked with named her baby Johnny. Johnny Lewis. She was confused when I grinned and mentioned the very similar name to the shop. She hadn't even considered it. Despite the fact we could see the huge sign for John Lewis from the window of where we worked....

LittleRedDinosaur Sun 25-May-14 14:39:10

Postman Pat? Ninky Nonk? ...... Tell us!

RandallFloyd Sun 25-May-14 14:40:16

Please tell me it's Norman Price!

BuzzardBird Sun 25-May-14 14:40:16

Tell them, no-one should call their child Horrid Henry. sad

RollerCola Sun 25-May-14 14:40:21

Spongebob Squarepants?

winnertakesitall Sun 25-May-14 14:41:30

Dora Explorer? Ben Tennyson? Mister Maker?

DesperatelySeekingSedatives Sun 25-May-14 14:41:30

Angelica Pickles? Tommy Pickles?
Norman Price?
Lisa Simpson? (I know one)

CorusKate Sun 25-May-14 14:42:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DesperatelySeekingSedatives Sun 25-May-14 14:42:35

Tinky Winky?

BuzzardBird Sun 25-May-14 14:42:35

Is it Windy Miller?

BuzzardBird Sun 25-May-14 14:44:08

Professor Yaffle?

squoosh Sun 25-May-14 14:44:15

Captain Pugwash?

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