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A1980 Sat 01-Jan-11 21:05:13

My cousin has two DD's who I see quite frequently. They had a little friend over to play recently while I was there.

He was a little boy named Lawyer.

confused WTF!

Is it just me or is that plain weird? I wanted to ask if her next child was going to be called Doctor or Engineer wink

Really is it just me that finds it a bit weird?

sum04 Sat 01-Jan-11 21:06:13

And there's me worrying about calling my daughter Skyla lol

shongololo Sat 01-Jan-11 21:12:14

i did know a Justice once...strangely enough he was married to a lawyer.

bigbluebump Sat 01-Jan-11 21:13:38

While I don't really care for the name much, there is an american football player named Lawyer Milloy. Perhaps it is more common in the US?

And I certainly find Lawyer more interesting than Jack, Alfir or Harry.

mummyosaurus Sat 01-Jan-11 21:13:43

Poor kid.

BertieBasset Sat 01-Jan-11 21:15:50

I knew a Lawton but not Lawyer

rachel234 Sat 01-Jan-11 21:19:00

I know a Leighton but perhaps Lawyer is more common in the US?

MeUnscrabbly Sat 01-Jan-11 21:20:45

Wishful thinking on the part of the parents?

Thandeka Sat 01-Jan-11 21:24:26

Very common in South Africa. I taught a Justice, Queen, Princess etc

thirtysomething Sat 01-Jan-11 21:29:15

There is an American football player called Lawyer something or other who plays for Seattle Seahawks so maybe he is named after his Dad's favourite player?

A1980 Sat 01-Jan-11 21:31:39

I know nothing about American football, didn't know there was a palyer with that name.

nevergoogledragonbutter Sat 01-Jan-11 21:34:22

Sawyer yes, Lawyer no.
IME Lawyer's have children called Verity.

aly323 Tue 04-Jan-11 01:39:37

I'm in the US and I've never met anyone named lawyer. Interesting name.

darleneconnor Tue 04-Jan-11 12:34:00

There are kids in America called President!

Is it really any different from Taylor or Mason?

poppydaisy Tue 04-Jan-11 12:42:47

Or Tyler (a tile layer)?

rachel1970 Tue 04-Jan-11 13:02:45

I'm not keen on job type first names, but I find the OP's reaction quite strong, considering she knows the little boy, and he's already named. What if his mum is a mumsnetter...?

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Tue 04-Jan-11 14:47:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Spidermama Tue 04-Jan-11 14:49:58

He'll have many conversations like this one:

'What's your name?'
'Lawyer'.
'No, I said your NAME'.
'I know. Lawyer'.

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Tue 04-Jan-11 14:50:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

rachel1970 Tue 04-Jan-11 15:07:54

Spidermama, the same could happen to a Tyler:

'What's your name?'
'Tyler'.
'No, I said your NAME'.
'I know. Tyler'.

Or to a Mason or Taylor.

evamummy Tue 04-Jan-11 19:15:49

I'm not a fan of any job-type names (Tyler, Lawyer, Mason etc), they seem more common in the US.

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