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To be secretly thrilled that DD is turning strawberry blonde?

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minouminou Mon 27-Jul-09 13:49:33

Just like DS, she was born with thick black hair, but the roots are now growing out reddish-blonde (DS is blond with no hint of red).
DP is ginger strawberry blond, and is appalled by this turn of events, although he consoles himself with "At least chicks can get away with it a bit more".
I'm quite delighted, and keep checking her roots to see if it's coming on a bit more - I think it's fab.
I should just tell DP to get over the years of gingerist abuse he's suffered at the hands of friends, family and random strangers, shouldn't I?

sweetkitty Mon 27-Jul-09 13:53:29

I love ginger hair and would have loved one of mine to be red and proud.

Everyone else has shades of blonde and brown and it's so boring, ginger really stands out and people bullying gingers is just so sad

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 27-Jul-09 13:57:12

DD was born with thick black hair, when she was about 18 months it was a lovely strawberry blonde, now she has dark blonde hair without a hint of red.

So make the most of it, it may not last forever!

GBR Mon 27-Jul-09 14:01:05

I'm a red-blonde and I love my hair! DS is a goldy blond, and I'm hoping DD will go the same way or even more red - my niece has got the most beautiful red-gold hair.

Hurray for the ginger gene!! We need more of them around. I don't think there's such a stigma about red hair any more, is there? I never got teased about it when I was young, but I am Irish and there's a lot more of us there than here - am always amazed when I go back to Dublin, I really notice the number of redheads around.

GBR Mon 27-Jul-09 14:02:17

PS Minouminou, where did you get your name? DS has a toy bunny that is called Minou! (French toy called Luminou, but he couldn't say that when he was very small).

midnightexpress Mon 27-Jul-09 14:05:15

Tell your DP to stop dissing the gingers. Traitor! DS1 is a red-head and it is just beautiful. Spun gold. Makes me sad that people might tease him about it when he's older. And old ladies positively dote on children with red hair.

anniemac Mon 27-Jul-09 14:14:12

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Nancy66 Mon 27-Jul-09 14:18:13

I love red hair on women - but not on men I have to admit.

You can buy DNA test kits online which you send off and they will tell you whether you carry the 'ginger gene'

FranSanDisco Mon 27-Jul-09 15:17:09

Dd's friend has gorg red-blond hair. I was commenting on it to her the other day and told her everyone will be jealous when she's a teen because it is so lovely.

letsblowthistacostand Mon 27-Jul-09 15:24:00

DH is ginger (insists it is 'blond' or, when pressed, 'strawberry blond) and I was inordinately pleased when DD2's hair started coming ginger! It's a lovely goldy-red color and she has the peaches and cream complexion too. (dd1 also gorgeous IMO but coloured like my family)

sarah293 Mon 27-Jul-09 15:33:15

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gero Mon 27-Jul-09 15:35:19

First thing that was said when my DD2 was born "you have a lovely little girl with red hair" I was so thrilled and it is still beautiful and attracts a lot of positive comments.

Sadly the gene for red hair will soon be extinct so come on all you redheads have more babies.grin

slug Mon 27-Jul-09 16:15:11

DD's hair is turning strawberry blonde and I'm thrilled to bits. She was born with black hair that turned blonde. Now that she's seven, the colour is changing again.

DH had blonde hair as a child, whereas mine is brown with an auburn tinge (at least that's what it says on the packet wink) I'm thrilled because blonde hair is so common in young children. As a strawberry blonde she'll stand out a bit. And she'll actually have something from me apart from my eye colour. Honestly, that girl is so much her father's child I sometimes wonder if I had anything to do with making her at all.

lljkk Tue 28-Jul-09 08:51:54

I think YABU, but perhaps not for reasons OP is thinking of.
I love red hair.
If I lived in my native country I would love all DC to have red hair. My dad and many of our relatives are red-headed.
But as I live in the UK, I am very relieved that none of DC are ginger; it is a huge social handicap in this country -- makes me extremely angry angry angry how ginger-haired people get treated in the UK.

GirlsAreLoud Tue 28-Jul-09 08:54:43

I love red hair too. We all have boring dark brown sad

sleeplessinstretford Tue 28-Jul-09 09:36:47

i was a 'strawberry blonde' child,a chestnut teenager and am now a mousey/red/grey old biddy.
My dp has really really curly hair- When i was pregnant i was literally having nightmares that the baby would be a boy and would be born with ginger curls (i know I know but still)
I still have nightmares that our next one (that we plan for next year) will be born with mummys colouring and daddys curls.Although dd2 has the cutest curls/ringlets in a mousy blondey colour i could EAT her up...
I'd love a kid with red hair and brown eyes-that's my ideal-and i quite fancy red headed men too.

ZZZenAgain Tue 28-Jul-09 09:38:58

isn't it stange how dc change hair colour like that. I love strawberry blonde too, very pretty.

One of my cousins was born with black hair which was quite unusual in our family, it turned flaxen though. So from black to almost white. Weird.

wildfig Tue 28-Jul-09 09:43:43

YANBU! My sister and I are both redheads - she has long Lizzie Siddal hair, and I have Joan from Mad Men hair (with a little salon assistance grin). It's my pride and joy, and neither of us have ever had so much as a flicker of teasing. My niece has faint coppery highlights in her brown hair, but my nephew looks like he might be properly strawberry blonde, and he's going to be a complete heartbreaker.

Think of the money she'll save at the colourists!

SausageRocket Tue 28-Jul-09 09:55:52

2 out of 3 of mine are gingers. DD's is a coppery golden tone and DS2 is a auburn/mousey tone now (was lighter when he was little).

I was blonde as a child darkening to medium brown as an adult and DH was a strawb blonde kid darkening to mid brown with slight auburn tones as an adult.

DS2 copped for a bit of bullying in the latter years of primary school but nothing too horrific. DD is only 7 (well, next week she will be) and so far hasn't really experienced anything anti-ginger. Actually, that's a bit of a fib as there is a little girl in her school (vile brat, but there you go) who has made fun of DD's hair colour but ridiculously that child also has ginger hair (much more orangey ginger than DD's too) so that's a bit weird.

That said, bullies will find a reason to bully almost any child - too fat, too thin, too short, too tall, glasses, freckles, spots, too clever, too thick, too poor, too rich, too posh, too common. The list is endless!

FWIW, I really like red haired men (although I had no idea DH was a redhead). I mean, Damian Lewis, how could you not fancy him ? And dirty old Boris Becker. Yummy

To be hones

SausageRocket Tue 28-Jul-09 09:57:02

sorry for random, "to be hones" !

MamaLazarou Tue 28-Jul-09 10:00:25

Oooh, lovely. Little ginger girls are so gorgeous.

peppapighastakenovermylife Tue 28-Jul-09 10:02:13

DD has suspiciously ginger hair - more strawberry blond than ginger really I suppose.

Both DH, DS and myself have dark brown hair.

Hmm...if we had a milkman DH would be suspicious lol!

midnightexpress Tue 28-Jul-09 10:04:30

I give you:

him out of west wing

one for sausagerocket

oh go on then, one more (though he appears to have been at teh bleach. Tut, tut Boris.

SausageRocket Tue 28-Jul-09 10:10:52

lol midnight, I think you mean GREEN wing ! grin

Thanks for the ginge porn. Yummy

Dragonesque Tue 28-Jul-09 10:12:18

I love red hair, I think it is beautiful, in all forms.

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