To think this name is a bit too unusual...

(124 Posts)
jarhead123 Tue 30-Jan-18 16:28:20

I was being nosy on FB earlier and saw someone I went to school with.

She's had a baby boy and called him 'Chip' - it's definitely not short for anything, I saw the birth announcement. That's his proper name.

I'm all for variety, different names etc but thats too far isn't it?! Or am I boring? grin

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TrinitySquirrel Tue 30-Jan-18 16:28:57

It's a common name. I don't quite get your post tbh.

Wolfiefan Tue 30-Jan-18 16:30:29

Do they also have a Biff? grin

InDubiousBattle Tue 30-Jan-18 16:30:42

I don't think Chip is a common name at all. I've only ever known one Chip and it was a nick name. Not really my cup if tea tbh.

MakeItStopNeville Tue 30-Jan-18 16:30:53

She’s been watching Fixer Upper. I bet ya!

HeadsDownThumbsUpEveryone Tue 30-Jan-18 16:32:23

I I want to know where trinity lives to make this a common name?? At least the other children will be able to read it thanks to the good old ort books. Very unusual maybe she will call the next one fish??

MrsMozart Tue 30-Jan-18 16:32:39

Common in the USA I believe.


forceslover Tue 30-Jan-18 16:32:50

Biff, Chip and Kipper.

His real name is David but Kipper (Christopher) couldn’t pronounce it!

PepperSteaks Tue 30-Jan-18 16:32:57

I always secretly liked kipper as a name blush. Don’t even think of them as strange names as I’ve heard the stories so many times!

TroysMammy Tue 30-Jan-18 16:33:03

I reckon she'll call her next boy Dale.

justbinthefeckinbyebyebox Tue 30-Jan-18 16:33:05

Very American name.

I wouldn't have said it was common!

PepperSteaks Tue 30-Jan-18 16:34:57

Just googled it. Can’t believe Biff is short for Barbara. I assumed it was a diminutive of Elizabeth!

PaperdollCartoon Tue 30-Jan-18 16:35:17

It’s definitely not a common name. It’s a nickname at best but not one I’ve ever heard outside of books. There’s worse names out there though.

VitasPlack Tue 30-Jan-18 16:36:56

N Dale?

winglesspegasus Tue 30-Jan-18 16:37:42

not an american name
was a nickname for chip off the old block

BitOutOfPractice Tue 30-Jan-18 16:46:55

I reckon she's a fan of Beauty and the Beast

Knittedfairies Tue 30-Jan-18 16:47:40

I think it's a diminutive of Charles, or maybe Christopher? but I’ve never known anybody called those names that didn’t use Charlie or Chris. And not as a 'proper' name..

amusedbush Tue 30-Jan-18 16:48:15

I've only ever heard the name on American TV shows.

frieda909 Tue 30-Jan-18 16:48:51

Not really my cup of tea tbh.


Bravo InDubiousBattle!

SheGotBetteDavisEyes Tue 30-Jan-18 16:49:08

Not a common name at all as far as I know. confused

It's a slightly odd one to choose as the 'whole' name, but Lord knows there's worse!

SimonBridges Tue 30-Jan-18 16:49:21

Not a common name. I've been teaching for years and have yet to meet a Chip.

I quite like it in it's own way.

BewareOfDragons Tue 30-Jan-18 16:51:39

The Biff, Chip and Kipper books absolutely come to mind.

Chip isn't a very nice name or nickname imo.

MrsFantastic Tue 30-Jan-18 16:55:04

I think Chip is short for Charles in the US. It's not a proper name, just a nickname.

BitOutOfPractice Tue 30-Jan-18 16:57:07

I think it's a really cute nickname. But not as a proper name

OVienna Tue 30-Jan-18 16:57:21

Chip is a nickname in the US. I have never heard anyone use this as a proper first name. I question whether it's even a common nickname anymore either, tbh. Got a huge airing in the 1980s with the Preppy Handbook. I have never heard it in all the years I've lived in the UK.

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