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To call my twins Kensington and Chelsea even though we can barely afford to rent in Enfield

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ljrenf Tue 03-Nov-15 08:51:15

Ive always liked the name Chelsea but when I found out we were having twins I thought this would be a genius idea. My family is originally from around there (grandparents and great grandparents lived there) but its way too expensive for me these days.

Dh thinks its a bad idea but I'm really keen on it.

strugglingwithstepson Tue 03-Nov-15 08:52:37


Chippednailvarnish Tue 03-Nov-15 08:53:05

I prefer Fulham and Wandsworth.

Http Tue 03-Nov-15 08:53:36

This is a joke, right?

Fuckitfay Tue 03-Nov-15 08:53:41

Yes lovely very classy

pinkyredrose Tue 03-Nov-15 08:53:52

How about Brixton and Balham?

EmpressKnowsWhereHerTowelIs Tue 03-Nov-15 08:54:18

Elephant & Castle.

JeffsanArsehole Tue 03-Nov-15 08:54:20

It worked for the Clintons, but they're American.

I don't like it because I'm not keen on naming your kid after an area or football team. But it's not dreadful is it.

Chippednailvarnish Tue 03-Nov-15 08:55:56

Notting Hill

The eldest can be Notting, the younger Hill.

GrizzlebertGrumbledink Tue 03-Nov-15 08:57:12

What about Crystal Palace or Tottenham Hotspur?

ProfessionalPencilSharpener Tue 03-Nov-15 08:57:19

Camden and Sutton I've heard before...

donotknowhownottomind Tue 03-Nov-15 09:00:05

Willesden and Green grin?

If you are serious OP then I think it would be a mistake. Chelsea and another name yes. Kensington would be a weird name. Having to refer to Kensington and Chelsea all the time would be weirder still confused.

MadHattersWineParty Tue 03-Nov-15 09:00:17

There was a kid in an East London primary school I worked in called Stepney. Yes, her surname was Green. No joke.

TheXxed Tue 03-Nov-15 09:00:53

HAHAHAHAHAHA Elephant and Castle Empress you have killed me. grin

BlueJug Tue 03-Nov-15 09:01:18

Love - Elephant and Castle grin

May and Bel (Mayfair and Belgravia) - assuming both are girls

mileend2bermondsey Tue 03-Nov-15 09:01:19

I'm an East London girl so I'd probably go with Globe Town and Mile End?

EmpressKnowsWhereHerTowelIs Tue 03-Nov-15 09:02:16


juneau Tue 03-Nov-15 09:02:57

You're right - its genius!

mileend2bermondsey Tue 03-Nov-15 09:03:09

Now that I think about it Bermondsey has a nice ring to it. Bermondsey and Newham perhaps?

PreciousxBane Tue 03-Nov-15 09:05:42

Nice one op I love a chuckle in the morning.

BlueJug Tue 03-Nov-15 09:06:48

I think I remember one of the rowers in one of the Oxford v Cambridge boat races being called Hammersmith, or calling his son Hammersmith - but I might have imagined that.

But you'd need another name - Putney perhaps if it is a daughter

magimedi Tue 03-Nov-15 09:07:49

I once had two cats called Tyrrell & Green.

Older Mnetters who know Southampton will get the reference!

Missdread Tue 03-Nov-15 09:07:58

High and Barnet?

BlueJug Tue 03-Nov-15 09:08:36

The thing about names is whatever you are called to people who know you it is just you!

Kensington - Kenny or Ken for short

Cheby Tue 03-Nov-15 09:09:22

I really wanted to suggest Elephant and Castle but I have been beaten to it. grin

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