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AIBU to think you should give your children proper names

(163 Posts)
KeepHimJolene Wed 07-Feb-18 08:24:56

and not 'rap' names. a la Stormi Jenner.

IncyWincyGrownUp Wed 07-Feb-18 08:25:49

None of your business really.

PaperdollCartoon Wed 07-Feb-18 08:26:28

Names constantly evolve and change, Stormi wouldn’t be my choice but there are far sillier, at least it’s spelt in a reasonably obvious way (I’ve seen some horrors). In the world that child will grow up in I doubt anyone will bat an eyelid.

falsepriest Wed 07-Feb-18 08:26:37

Bit racist.

TheSnowFairy Wed 07-Feb-18 08:27:30

Bit ironic with your username grin

Fireinthegrate Wed 07-Feb-18 08:27:37

You can name your child what you want within reason, ie, not Satan or something.
Personally I don't like the names the Kardashians and Jenners have given their children. I think they're rather ostentatious and 'look at me' but each to their oen.

Fekko Wed 07-Feb-18 08:27:57

How is that racist?

I wonder why it’s spelled with an ‘i’.

TenancyTroublesAgain Wed 07-Feb-18 08:28:52

How is it racist? Rappers can be any race and it's a comment on the type of "made up" name...

Fireinthegrate Wed 07-Feb-18 08:28:57

Why is it racist?
Noone mentioned colour or race

corythatwas Wed 07-Feb-18 08:29:40

No idea why this particular example is racist, but I have yet to see a thread on ridiculous names on MN which does not sooner or later list names that are perfectly ordinary in e.g. Black African communities or White British working class communities.

Youshallnotpass Wed 07-Feb-18 08:29:59


I sometimes wonder if parents should be allowed to name their children grin


MiddleClassProblem Wed 07-Feb-18 08:30:32

Rap names? Because he’s a rapper?

If he was a plumber would it be a plumber name?

Fekko Wed 07-Feb-18 08:31:00

we won’t mention vanilla ice

TheQueenOfWands Wed 07-Feb-18 08:31:30

Stormi is no worse than Gracie.

Prefer Storm on it's own.

Sarahh2014 Wed 07-Feb-18 08:32:12

I quite like Storm without the i but it was the name I chose when I was considering getting a blue Staffy..

Shadow666 Wed 07-Feb-18 08:34:27

Vanilla Ice’s real name is Robert.

I agree these threads are snobby and have definite racist undertones.

Not everyone wants to give their kid an MN approved name.

SoupDragon Wed 07-Feb-18 08:35:54

Rap names? Because he’s a rapper?

Maybe because of the similarity to Stormzy?

LifeBeginsAtGin Wed 07-Feb-18 08:36:08

If you are a 'celebrity' child you can get away with it.

But for the rest of us, we can give our children whatever name we want, but names have consequences.

SoupDragon Wed 07-Feb-18 08:37:12

(Whose real name is Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo, Jr according to Wiki)

Fekko Wed 07-Feb-18 08:37:40

Not racist but celebritist.

SleepingStandingUp Wed 07-Feb-18 08:39:16

I love Storm, and think in comparison to he cousins, she's doing well on the name front

Fekko Wed 07-Feb-18 08:40:01

I’m thinking Tempest would be nicer. Is it a boy or a girl?

Shadow666 Wed 07-Feb-18 08:40:25

According to MN legend if you don’t have a middle class name or if you have a foreign name then your CV will be shredded.

Somebody will also tell the story of the baby called Chlamydia or L-sha. It’s so tedious.

In the real world, very few people care.

MiddleClassProblem Wed 07-Feb-18 08:40:43

I knew a Storm. She was a Dutch PA. I’m not sure what her parents did to give it a name/occupation category.

I don’t thing they named the baby after Stormzy but then I couldn’t pick them out in a line up so I’m pretty clueless.

Rebeccaslicker Wed 07-Feb-18 08:41:02

I'd be worried about nominative determinism with a name like that - safer with joy or merry, surely?!wink

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