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coffeeisnectar Sat 16-Jan-16 22:08:22

Someone I know is calling their new born that a name? I've never heard it before.

Fwiw the grandmother's on both sides are telling everyone that asks that the name hasn't been chosen yet while trying to get the parents to pick something else.

TheTroubleWithAngels Sat 16-Jan-16 22:11:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SanityClause Sat 16-Jan-16 22:12:30

It sounds like Draylon, which was that velvety stuff people used to upholster sofas with. It was very hard wearing, you know!

cece Sat 16-Jan-16 22:12:56

It appears to be

cece Sat 16-Jan-16 22:13:29

It reminds me of Teflon - saucepans...

itsthecircleoflife Sat 16-Jan-16 22:14:04

None of your business. Im more likely to be judgemental of your name "nosey fecker"

coffeeisnectar Sat 16-Jan-16 22:15:11

Yeah dp keeps referring to him as Draylon or Teflon.

It just seems like an American rapper type name rather a south of England type name.

Still he's not been registered yet ....

hownottofuckup Sat 16-Jan-16 22:15:47

I've heard it before

Pico2 Sat 16-Jan-16 22:16:00

Google suggests that it has been used as a name more than once before. Some parents take this to mean 'it is a name'. I personally prefer names that are in fairly regular usage. But that doesn't make me right. Arguably using something as a name makes it a name.

It sounds like an artificial material used to make trays or a cleaning products.

coffeeisnectar Sat 16-Jan-16 22:16:16

circle thank you for your helpful input.

timelytess Sat 16-Jan-16 22:17:59

Mis-heard of Dralon, a fabric used for soft furnishings.

RavioliOnToast Sat 16-Jan-16 22:18:07

I think Circle knows or is related to a Treylon grin

Quoteunquote Sat 16-Jan-16 22:18:16

If we only used names that had been used before, we would all have the same name, every name was use first once.

As the world's human population expands so will the variety of names it's enviable.

Treylon has been around for a very long time in Cornwall.

RudeElf Sat 16-Jan-16 22:18:17

Well all names were new once. I imagine he could use trey for short which i have definitely heard as a name.

AlwaysHopeful1 Sat 16-Jan-16 22:19:07

Sounds awful. Like Teflon, nylon, or some gangster rapper.

RudeElf Sat 16-Jan-16 22:19:41

Xpost with quote grin

StitchesInTime Sat 16-Jan-16 22:21:30

It's not a name I'd pick. But it could be worse.

StitchesInTime Sat 16-Jan-16 22:23:56

Arguably using something as a name makes it a name

^^ this is a very good point.

PaulAnkaTheDog Sat 16-Jan-16 22:28:50

It's an awful name but it appears to be a name. Although, anything could be a name. I found a name trend website a couple of years ago. It was genuinely fascinating typing in modern names (Kayden, Jayden, Kai, Nevaeh etc) and seeing the massive surge in popularity. Same with seeing the slump in classic names. The celebrity trends were clear to see as well (Britney, Justin, Selena, Taylor etc).

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sat 16-Jan-16 22:30:06

I've heard Trey used as a name many times. Never Treylon though, I agree is does have a bit of a 'gangster rapper' vibe to it.

Almost anything can be a name though and it really is just the choice of the child's parents.

coffeeisnectar Sat 16-Jan-16 22:30:18

Oh I agree you can name your child whatever you like but everyone's a bit stunned. When the dad said the name on fb not one person said "lovely name". It was like an elephant in the room, no one mentioned it, just sort of pretended he hadn't written it.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sat 16-Jan-16 22:39:03

I believe the polite response is to smile & say "how lovely" grin.

On FB it's probably enough to just "like" the post wink.

RudeElf Sat 16-Jan-16 22:39:13

I am guilty of using a name that no-one had ever heard before, i had only ever seen it written and made an educated guess at the pronunciation. I did a bit of research and found it was a really, really old name with a story attached so that was enough for me. people tried to talk me out of it, but i'm stubborn and went ahead. I have to say DS gets so many compliments on his name and he loves telling the history of the name. There is now at least one (that i know of) other child named his name and it was because the mother heard his name and loved it. <preens> grin

MadamCroquette Sat 16-Jan-16 22:44:12

I was thinking more Dr Who villain than gangsta rapper.

I'm afraid I would end up saying Teflon too (in private)

SoupDragon Sat 16-Jan-16 22:45:42

If we only used names that had been used before, we would all have the same name, every name was use first once

Surely we would all be nameless as no name had been used before.

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