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Harimosbroomstick Tue 06-Oct-09 16:41:15

OK, I think I AM being unreasonable, so I just need a poll of how unreasonable this is.

My friend has named her baby a name (IMHO) which is awful. Truly awful.

I cannot bring myself to call this child by the name given. I have, however, realised that the initials give quite a nice name.

SO, I've taken to calling the child by it's initials.

I know it's unreasonable, but is it really bad to do this? I really do hate the name. I did balk when I was told, as did both sets of GPs...

I think I can get away with it, cos it's just using the child's initials, right?

I have tried to talk to the mum about the name, but she's not budging.


minimoonumbertwo Tue 06-Oct-09 16:44:38

What is it??? Go on...tell...

Madmentalbint Tue 06-Oct-09 16:45:26

YABVU, which you already know anyway.

Her baby, her choice of name, so you should use the baby's name however awful it may be.

rubyslippers Tue 06-Oct-09 16:48:18

you've tried to talk her out of the choice?


yabu and very rude

HKT Tue 06-Oct-09 16:48:20

YABU, but you really need to tell us the name

Harimosbroomstick Tue 06-Oct-09 16:50:07

Yes, ruby I told her I didn't like it.

I can't bring myself to say I like it. SOrry.

SardineQueen Tue 06-Oct-09 16:52:40

ruby is hardly extraordinarily bizarre though.

you are def bu

minimoonumbertwo Tue 06-Oct-09 16:53:59

YABU by not telling us what it is!! purleeeeessssssss

Tidey Tue 06-Oct-09 16:54:39

Is the name Ruby, or were you responding to rubyslippers on your last post?

We're going to need to hear the name I think.

kitbit Tue 06-Oct-09 16:55:52

You KNOW the MN rules: any discussion of this sort has to be done in full knowledge of the name so that we can judge whether or not you are being unreasonable!

Harimosbroomstick Tue 06-Oct-09 16:55:59

OK... the name is Euphemia Violette.

I want to call her EV (aka Evie)

SardineQueen Tue 06-Oct-09 16:56:32

oh whoops my mistake.

<glares at 3mo bfing on lap for distracting her from mning with due care and attention>

paisleyleaf Tue 06-Oct-09 16:57:13

Can't really comment without knowing the name.
But I will say, I know some people with names I don't particularly like, young and old, but I do still use their name.

ThePrettiestStar Tue 06-Oct-09 16:57:50

YABU and really rude, what business is it of yours?

rubyslippers Tue 06-Oct-09 16:57:59

it is unusual but so what? I love violette

i actually think the only correct resposne to someobne telling you their child's name is "that's lovely"

Tidey Tue 06-Oct-09 16:58:02

Do they call her anything for short? Like Evie or Effie, or is it the full name every time? I would find it hard to call a small baby that, purely because it's such an old lady sounding, severe name.

AMumInScotland Tue 06-Oct-09 17:00:39

What's so awful about that? I thought you were going to say they'd called her Areola or Latrine or something!

It's a name, get used to it.

mosschops30 Tue 06-Oct-09 17:00:39

YABVU - so glad that I dont have friends like you! You 'cant bring yourself' to use the name, how nasty is that.

Its fine to not like a name, we all have opinions and we call our children names we like, but you have no right to refuse to call your friends baby by its given name.

Sorry but if you were my 'friend' youd be off the xmas card list!

Harimosbroomstick Tue 06-Oct-09 17:00:46

No, it's the full name at the mo.

I'm trying to 'promote' Evie.

I did try Mia, but it didn't go down too well.

It does just seem quite strict for a newborn.

minimoonumbertwo Tue 06-Oct-09 17:01:05

YABU - it's not that bad, not offensive to anyone, it's their choice.

skihorse Tue 06-Oct-09 17:02:06

I don't know if YABU or not... but you wouldn't be alone in commenting. A girl I know (by way of oh) had a baby in March whom she named "Tyler" - her friends actually pulled her to one side and said "What were you thinking?" and she said she'd liked it under the influence of painkillers. grin

On the other hand... sounds like these people put some effort in to Euthansias Violent.

paisleyleaf Tue 06-Oct-09 17:02:22

I think that's going to get naturally shortened isn't it?
Mia. EV
It is a bit of a mouthful

Tidey Tue 06-Oct-09 17:05:00

YANBU for not liking the name. Each to their own and all that,


YABU for refusing to use the name they have given her. As I said, I would find it hard to use it too, but it is what they've chosen and you really can't force your nickname ideas on other people's babies.

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Tue 06-Oct-09 17:06:59

Euphemia Millais was known as Effie.

But really, YABU. Take some time to get used to it.

Harimosbroomstick Tue 06-Oct-09 17:09:49

Thanks guys.

I do know IABU and I WILL go along with it, but it just sounds like some sort of made up name to me...

Like Verucca Salt.


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