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that my 16 year old ds should not have a best mate who.........

(16 Posts)
2shoes Thu 18-Sep-08 17:57:26

has the same name as him?
his mum just rang and to say it was confusing is putting it mildly

GreenMonkies Thu 18-Sep-08 22:05:02

no, YANBU, make the best mate change his name!

Shitemum Thu 18-Sep-08 22:06:19

she just has to say 'your Andy' 'our Andy'

Kbear Thu 18-Sep-08 22:06:25

YANBU, whoever is youngest should change their name to Gideon. Unless it already is Gideon of course. Cos that would be silly.

missblythe Thu 18-Sep-08 22:07:14

How silly of them!

2shoes Thu 18-Sep-08 22:07:44

pmsl at ds's bf changing his name to gideon.
both me and the other mum were getting really confused.

Shitemum Thu 18-Sep-08 22:08:31

I know a Gideon

WendyWeber Thu 18-Sep-08 22:08:34

YANBU. Tell him to dump this "friend" immediately & pick one called eg Algernon to avoid confusion.

Kbear Thu 18-Sep-08 22:09:25

I heard the name Gideon in a kid's programme yesterday and thought hmm, there's one for the baby name threads on MN! Does anyone know a Gideon?

glitterball Thu 18-Sep-08 22:09:26

its either that or be like my friends when i was at school (3 of whom were in the same class & had the same first name) & be known by their surnames

obviously wouldnt work if by a weird coincidence they had the same surname as well grin

Kbear Thu 18-Sep-08 22:09:55

oooh, Shitemum (LOL at your name BTW!!) - crossed posts.

2shoes Thu 18-Sep-08 22:15:59

luckilie(sp) they have diferent surnames but even those follow in the alphabet.he he

WendyWeber Thu 18-Sep-08 22:17:36

DS2 & his best friend at primary school were Sam Hi---n and Sam Ho---n. The staff had to do a lot of extra labelling grin

Luckily they went to different secondary schools!

abouteve Thu 18-Sep-08 22:20:12

There was a Gideon in 'Precious Bain'.

2beornot2be Fri 19-Sep-08 16:34:44

LOL both my best friends have the same name as me even thou one of them real name is kathleen cut down but we all worked together it was very confusing :-/

Cryptoprocta Fri 19-Sep-08 21:48:59

A friend of ours was one of two Christophers. So he was called Chip, as his surname was Chapman. This has stuck to the point where he just isn't a Chris. He looks like a Chip*, and we always have to correct ourselves when we speak to his parents.

* Not a potato Chip. He just looks like a very healthy American college boy, very Chip-ish.

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