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v good friends baby name- personally don't like it

(51 Posts)
TheSecondComing Mon 10-Jan-11 14:03:03

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Fimbo Mon 10-Jan-11 14:03:49

You can't possibly give us that titbit and not tell us the name!

K12Mom Mon 10-Jan-11 14:04:55

Is it 'Whitney'?

Bideyin Mon 10-Jan-11 14:06:20

it doesn't matter whether you like it or not, even if she does keep asking you.

Fimbo Mon 10-Jan-11 14:06:20

My guess is Niamh spelt Neeve.

suzikettles Mon 10-Jan-11 14:06:32

If they're already refering to the baby as <insert-objectionable-name-here> then I think the only acceptable response from her point of view will be "oh yes lovely".

TheSecondComing Mon 10-Jan-11 14:06:49

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ragged Mon 10-Jan-11 14:09:36

Since she keeps asking, maybe she does want to know what you think, and will be glad if you're honest? At the very least when she asks tell her "Oh it's okay, it's just that there are names I like a lot better." And talk about those if she wants to.

Doesn't sound to me like she's that set on it, really.

Fimbo Mon 10-Jan-11 14:09:36

Oh you must and then she might get the hint...

TheSecondComing Mon 10-Jan-11 14:11:49

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Fimbo Mon 10-Jan-11 14:13:42

It's me <weeps>

Nah not really, I am in Norfolk and dh has had the snip.

Fimbo Mon 10-Jan-11 14:16:32

Thanks for the message btw I have replied!

From your list above we were on holiday a couple of years ago and heard an Amelie being shouted for all the time by her Glasgwegian father. Dh and I still snigger. Not that I am slagging Amelie btw its just with that accent.

MistletoeMush Mon 10-Jan-11 14:25:58

Maybe like another poster said she say that you are unsure about it and then start talking about the names she was considering that you prefer. I think that names like Coutney, Tiffany etc were once quite posh but have become less so over the years. Perhaps she is trying to start a revival of sorts. Also perhaps she is questioning it a lot because she has doubts herself.

sungirltan Mon 10-Jan-11 14:31:43


TheSecondComing Mon 10-Jan-11 15:49:40

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Cadmum Mon 10-Jan-11 15:58:44

I would only ever ask my friend about a name if I genuinely wanted an answer...
I also think T you can only offer an opinion before the baby's birth. In your position I would be honest IF she asks you again.

MistletoeMush Mon 10-Jan-11 16:10:00

It must be


unless its one of the ones that you listed OP

Bucharest Mon 10-Jan-11 16:12:35

I think it must be Madison if it's not Courtney.....

My friend told me she thought dd sounded like a cow...(it's not Ermintrude, it's the other cow name) but hey ho.

Sometimes, though, you have to see honesty regarding names as community service. grin

Bucharest Mon 10-Jan-11 16:13:38

grin at Amelie with a strong accent. Every time I hear it, it's a Timothy Spall in Auf Wiedersehen who is saying it. (in my head) so it comes out as Ameloy.

MistletoeMush Mon 10-Jan-11 16:34:28

Tell her that if shes unsure she should come on here and let the MN jury decide.

TheSecondComing Mon 10-Jan-11 16:34:43

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NannyState Mon 10-Jan-11 16:43:29


Bucharest Mon 10-Jan-11 17:04:33

Oh my lord, they aren't thinking of a kre8iv spelling as well?

<rushes away before the bleeding hearts come on and tell us off for being namesnobs>

<polishes namesnob badge as I run>

cece Mon 10-Jan-11 17:10:22

If she asks again, then be honest. Perhaps she doesn't know it is chavvy?

My BF told me she didn't like the name we were thinking of using for DD, and told me her reasons. We still used it and she got over it but I appreciated her honesty.

Oh and do it before the baby is born.

tebbles Mon 10-Jan-11 17:15:55

The only hint I would maybe give her is to say the name (a lot) in your accent and maybe she will go off it a bit. This is something she might not have thought through.

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