AIBU to think this is a really, really bad idea?

(203 Posts)
Beancounter1 Thu 21-Oct-21 22:05:13

15 baby boys were given the name 'Lucifer' in 2020.
😱

www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths/datasets/babynamesinenglandandwalesfrom1996

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BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Thu 21-Oct-21 22:06:12

Surely it's only a bad choice if you believe there is a devil, and that his name is Lucifer?

Heartsandroses Thu 21-Oct-21 22:06:27

And I know one of them!
I thought she was taking the piss but nope,that’s what she went for
His brother is a Toby

Beancounter1 Thu 21-Oct-21 22:14:24

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz

Surely it's only a bad choice if you believe there is a devil, and that his name is Lucifer?

It matters because other people may believe this. Names are a public thing - it is about how everyone else sees you.

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BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Thu 21-Oct-21 22:22:57

I think you are being ott.

I wouldn't bat an eye at a Lucifer. lord knows it's better than some names in my kids class.

OnlyFoolsnMothers Thu 21-Oct-21 22:23:49

I loved the name Damien

Katjolo Thu 21-Oct-21 22:26:24

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz

I think you are being ott.

I wouldn't bat an eye at a Lucifer. lord knows it's better than some names in my kids class.


Really? I'm surprised.

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Sparklesocks Thu 21-Oct-21 22:27:28

It’s not a name I’d choose, but equally I don’t think it’s any more shocking or worse than some of the others on the latest list!

bestcattoyintheworld Thu 21-Oct-21 22:28:12

It's marginally better than Adolf I suppose.

Sparklesocks Thu 21-Oct-21 22:28:59

Maybe you could go as Luc or Louis instead grin

AliceinBorderland Thu 21-Oct-21 22:30:18

I don't know it is preferable to the silly trend of naming boys Teddy at the moment.

Lucifer is bad ass ...Teddy just embarrassing.

hopingbutlosing Thu 21-Oct-21 22:36:19

I'm not religious but surely the name Lucifer is absolutely wrong.

mumof2oneofeach Thu 21-Oct-21 22:38:32

Lucifer means morning star 🌟

FlowerArranger Thu 21-Oct-21 22:41:14

Off the top of my head, the only worse name I can think of is Judas...

AliceinBorderland Thu 21-Oct-21 22:41:15

Lucifer was the archangel before he was cast to hell and became the devil iirc.

It is actually an archangels name.

FlowerArranger Thu 21-Oct-21 22:42:36

AliceinBorderland

Lucifer was the archangel before he was cast to hell and became the devil iirc.

It is actually an archangels name.

That too.

And Milton gave him all the best lines!!

iamtheoneandonlyyy Thu 21-Oct-21 22:47:22

It's just a name, it's quite cool if you like that kind of thing

TuftyMarmoset Thu 21-Oct-21 22:50:30

YANBU. Some parents forget they are naming an actual person who has to live with the name for their whole life. I’m on my phone and can’t view the data properly now but there were a number of boys named Baby as well 🤦‍♀️
And as I pointed out on another thread, 3 boys named Seedy.

elenacampana Thu 21-Oct-21 22:53:16

I can see 15 boys going by Luc by the time they’re 15 🤣

whynotwhatknot Thu 21-Oct-21 23:04:20

LUcifer the show has been very popular and he was an angel

Spongeboob Thu 21-Oct-21 23:05:11

There's definitely worse options out there. I couldn't get worked up about it. Unless the parents are sacrificing goats in public and have carved a pentagram into his forehead etc.

Tombero Thu 21-Oct-21 23:07:48

Well, at least it’s only 15 and not 666 of them. That would be a worry.

Bagamoyo1 Thu 21-Oct-21 23:07:59

TuftyMarmoset

YANBU. Some parents forget they are naming an actual person who has to live with the name for their whole life. I’m on my phone and can’t view the data properly now but there were a number of boys named Baby as well 🤦‍♀️
And as I pointed out on another thread, 3 boys named Seedy.

Exactly!
I think it’s really really bad parenting to give your child a wacky name. A child is not a toy, not a plaything, not even an extension of you. It’s a living person, who will spend the majority of its life independent of its parents. If you want a wacky name, get a pet.

Alfxn Thu 21-Oct-21 23:08:49

Oh god I'm with you, op. What a terrible thing to inflict on a child.

Would any of you like to be called lucifer??

Bagamoyo1 Thu 21-Oct-21 23:09:29

iamtheoneandonlyyy

It's just a name, it's quite cool if you like that kind of thing

Quiet cool for the parents, who evidently do “like that kind of thing”. But what about the child? What if they don’t want to stand out in that way?

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