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to be annoyed that people think a baby suits a name?

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iiinnndddiiigggooo Wed 30-Mar-16 18:42:04

just that.

CubicZirconiaBossyBabe Wed 30-Mar-16 18:43:53

something to say innit? Not a lot to say about newborns so people pad it out with fluff.
better than saying "well that sounds like a sufficient form of identification for the infant" hmm

CreepingDogFart Wed 30-Mar-16 18:44:24

Brb getting popcorn

WorraLiberty Wed 30-Mar-16 18:44:30

Shouldn't the name suit the baby?

MyKingdomForBrie Wed 30-Mar-16 18:44:43

People unconsciously couple names with emotions/feelings etc via the people they have met, so it's fairly normal to have feelings about certain names and the characters they fit.

Why does it bother you?

Euphemia Wed 30-Mar-16 18:45:04


iiinnndddiiigggooo Wed 30-Mar-16 18:46:25

do you really think a baby can look like a certain name though?

SmallBee Wed 30-Mar-16 18:46:41

Depends I suppose, I've never met any baby who could pull off Nebuchadnezzar, however Jake for example is a fairly innocuous name that'd suit most boys.

Sgoinneal Wed 30-Mar-16 18:47:10


Some people and therefore some babies just kind of suit their names. Not a comment i'd be worked up about either way.

CubicZirconiaBossyBabe Wed 30-Mar-16 18:47:13

Well they don't NOT look like their name
cause it's their name
so it's not un-true, it's just fluffy small talk

wonderingsoul Wed 30-Mar-16 18:51:36

I think they do.

I also associate names to colours which isn't unusual at all.

Don't see why it urks you though

LikeDylanInTheMovies Wed 30-Mar-16 18:55:25

It is small talk. My interest in babies is fairly minimal, but feel obliged to feign an interest in this tiny angry buddha lookalike that has been thrust at me.

LaurieFairyCake Wed 30-Mar-16 18:58:07

I agree it's fluffy small talk.

A baby is basically a lump of skin, crying and pooing to everyone apart from the vaguely interested people directly related to it.

Once I've done 'gosh it's so cute/how old is it/how heavy is it' I'm really reaching for things to say.

MrsRyanGosling15 Wed 30-Mar-16 18:58:20

Meh my daughter could be any name really. My son on the other hand had his name picked. The min he came out the first thing we said to each other was, "oh dear he doesn't look like X" and he really didn't.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 30-Mar-16 18:59:27

Definitely babies can look like or unlike their names or suggested names
Some people have their names written a over their faces, whilest. Others never grow into their names.

thenewaveragebear1983 Wed 30-Mar-16 19:01:23

Not so much looks, but maybe personality. I wanted to call ds2 Ted or Teddy, but we didn't in the end ,and now when I look at him I know that the name we chose suits him much better.

Fwaffy Wed 30-Mar-16 19:01:33

Wondering has it.

The name I have in mind for DD2 is dark brown and red so it won't work if she is fair haired.


GooseberryRoolz Wed 30-Mar-16 19:05:24


Mousefinkle Wed 30-Mar-16 19:09:25

I think newborns look very alike unless they're your own obviously. But when they're very first born and they're all scrunched up and alien-like it's difficult to assign them any sort of real identity. tis true that some babies look more like a certain name than others though. My Nan really wanted to call my dad Matthew, she'd had it planned out from the start and because my uncle also has a 'M' name she thought it was extra cute. But he just didn't suit it and still really wouldn't now so Matthew's his middle name. I personally didn't have a set name for my three, just general ideas. I knew when I looked at them all which they 'suited'. Some people agonise over a name for weeks.

They're all just 'the baby' for a couple of months anyway, at least mine were... "Go see to the baby." "oh god the baby wants feeding again." "Come here baby."

wonderingsoul Wed 30-Mar-16 19:11:42

My boys names have a brown redish colour to them, a kind of rusty autumn feel to it.

JuxtapositionRecords Wed 30-Mar-16 19:12:30

Some names are fine for children and adults, but for some reason strange when they are babies. For example Gary - baby Gary. Or Ron.

SweetieDrops Wed 30-Mar-16 19:12:44

I was always a bit confused when I used to work in a shop and we had a regular customer who came in with her light-complexioned blonde daughter called Ebony.

Fwaffy Wed 30-Mar-16 19:12:58

Kindred spirits, Wondering.

NerrSnerr Wed 30-Mar-16 19:21:15

It's a strange thing to be annoyed about. Surely it's opinion, some people think babies suit names some don't. I don't know how you can say they don't think a baby suits a name.

Buckinbronco Wed 30-Mar-16 19:22:04

Annoyed? Really?

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