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IABVVVVU but I cringe inside when I see

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AmataesAmataes Tue 21-May-13 14:14:56

Girls names with -Ella, -lily, -mae, -Rae, -lee or any variation

Following on from my name thread and a couple of threads I've seen about rochelle from the Saturdays new baby,I can't help but cringe when I see any of the above e.g. Gracie-Mae

I am being VVVV judgey pants but I find it so overdone, twee and chavvy.

I'm ready for my flaming!

squeakytoy Tue 21-May-13 14:16:48

It just makes me think of an american trailer park tbh...

OHforDUCKScake Tue 21-May-13 14:19:41

I cringe when I see may/mae/mai anything,

Its so common now.

Every girl round here is called something-May/Mae/mai

Lilly may, ellie may, etc etc etc

Think outside the box people, please!

SPsCliffingAllOverMN Tue 21-May-13 14:19:59

Why chavvy? Whats with MNs obsession with the word 'chavvy'? I dont get it.

if you don't like it fair enough dont use it for your own children but judging children or the parents for their name choice is something I dont understand.

What about names like Moon Unit?

Pobblewhohasnotoes Tue 21-May-13 14:21:47

I'm fed up of hearing May/Mai/Mae as a middle name (I work with children). Every girl has it now, such a boring easy option!

OHforDUCKScake Tue 21-May-13 14:21:49

I have a son with a middle name incredible close to Moon Unit. Judge away grin

threesypeesy Tue 21-May-13 14:22:40

SPS me either it has no impact on anyones lives what others call their children, you may not like it or have chosen it yourself but really don't understand why its always classed as chavy etc....... bizarre if you ask me!

SPsCliffingAllOverMN Tue 21-May-13 14:24:40

No judgement from me. I dont care what others call there names but Id like to know what people think names like Moon Unit and Apple are?

If Grace- Mae or anything similar is seen as chavvy then what about the random names?

Tabliope Tue 21-May-13 14:25:25

If DS had been a girl he would have had May as a middle name as born in the month of May but it wouldn't have been hyphenated and in fact wouldn't have been used at all or known about unless someone asked what the middle name was. They are pretty names but agree the hyphenation with those examples on the end have been overdone now.

SPsCliffingAllOverMN Tue 21-May-13 14:25:32

Call their children** not names. This illness is affecting my posting grin

Tequilatequila Tue 21-May-13 14:26:02

It is really common. And mia's and leigh at the end of everything. It reminds me of the kind of parents that are always calling them princess ect. Yep it is snobby and judgy but i do agree. Pick something different..

phnarphnarphnar Tue 21-May-13 14:26:34

totally agree. It's just so.... boring

crashdoll Tue 21-May-13 14:26:47

I think they're ok names. I'd prefer Lily-May to something like; Margaret Harriet. I'd think the latter had parents who were too 'try hard'.

WorkingtoohardMama Tue 21-May-13 14:28:47

When dd was baptised, the priest said how lovely her middle name is, and makes such a change from may and rose - expect as her mn is grace he has now added that to his list of boring middle names!

SchroSawMargeryDaw Tue 21-May-13 14:28:59

I always feel sorry for the posters who will have names ending in stuff like this when these threads come up.

Would you start a "I cringe inside when I see people with ginger hair" or similar?

They can't help it, it's a name and they are stuck with it. All this "sounds chavvy" bollocks just makes the people saying it sound like stuck up snobs.

SPsCliffingAllOverMN Tue 21-May-13 14:29:05

See I could write my sons full name here. I would be judged for the K in his first name and how its different. Then his middle names I will be judged for been boring, plain and having no imagination.

Cant win either way on here

badtime Tue 21-May-13 14:29:14

Moon Unit is fine, Moonie-Mae would be a poor choice.
I think.

Sunnysummer Tue 21-May-13 14:30:12

Isn't there a joke about this in the movie Ted?

SchroSawMargeryDaw Tue 21-May-13 14:31:09

SP Mines might as well be called Moon Unit with the middle name he has. wink

SPsCliffingAllOverMN Tue 21-May-13 14:31:43

Sunny Is that when he mentions a load of names trying to guess the woman's name? Ends up been a name with Lynn on the end

SirBoobAlot Tue 21-May-13 14:31:56

I'm a -Maye. May was both my grandmother's middle names. I used to love my name... But it's freaking everywhere now. Thankfully my first name isn't popular at all grin

The 'Mai' spelling gets on my tits for some irrational reason.

C999875 Tue 21-May-13 14:31:58

It's up to the parent/s what they call their children. If someone would have told me to not call my child a certain name I'd have named her it out of spite. xx

Pobblewhohasnotoes Tue 21-May-13 14:31:58

Lily May is pretty but I'm bored of hearing it. Ellie May is even more common. It's like the default name for a girl along with Mia and Lexi.

Eskino Tue 21-May-13 14:31:59

Quite like Moon Unit, but didn't he (Frank Zappa's son) change his name himself to something a little more conventional?

It's place names as baby names that make me go hmm but oh well.

oldwomaninashoe Tue 21-May-13 14:32:10

So OP, what is your ideal and perfect girls name then????

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