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My friend just named their son Tiger! what do I say?

(58 Posts)
missytequila Mon 10-Jan-11 14:36:54

they work in fashion so I assume that they think its 'cool'.. but I find it ridiculous, up there with Apple... middle name is persian and doesnt match at all.

what do you say when you need to pretend the baby name is ok?

Ooopsadaisy Mon 10-Jan-11 14:39:02


Imarriedafrog Mon 10-Jan-11 14:39:12

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Poshpaws Mon 10-Jan-11 14:40:14

When this has happened in the past, I have said 'What a cool/unusual name'. Then move the convo on to something else.

Can you not just grit your teeth and pretend to like it? grin

Indith Mon 10-Jan-11 14:40:35

Nothing, you just act as though they have told you a name you consider to be "normal", they chose a name for their child, please don't insult it.

southeastastra Mon 10-Jan-11 14:40:42

boy from outnumbered is tyger maybe that influenced them

bit weird if the child is a bit meek grin

Bellie Mon 10-Jan-11 14:40:48

grin Ooopsadaisy!!

hmmm.... how about - "how unusual, not come across it before, what made you use that name" and then they can tell you the whole story and they will think that as you are interested you like it wink

pranma Mon 10-Jan-11 14:42:25

Tiger Drew-Honey child actor in Outnumbered

ILoveMyBrick Mon 10-Jan-11 14:42:34

I think it's fab, only wish I was brave enough to use it wink

GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 10-Jan-11 14:42:40

Damn, Oopsadaisy beat me to it

GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 10-Jan-11 14:43:55

Has she actually signed the forms? Tiger as a name for a person is a bit, well, sexual for me...

<sighs wistfully whilst giving false impression of exciting sex life>

snice Mon 10-Jan-11 14:43:59

ask 'would he like to come to tea?'
They will get so fed up of that joke

Ooopsadaisy Mon 10-Jan-11 14:44:46

Sorry - my previous message was incredibly unhelpful.

I am in a destructive mood today so please ignore that.

Yes - be polite and smile and buy him a huge hunk of meat and an old tyre as a new baby gift.

shufflebum Mon 10-Jan-11 14:46:46

There's a 3 year old boy in our village called Tiger, her has a big shaggy mane of blonde hair grin. Mum recently had DS2 and was toying with the name Bear, thankfully pregnancy hormones disapated and they went with Finlay instead!

Sazisi Mon 10-Jan-11 14:46:47

I like it
I knew a girl called Tiger, really suited her.

4andnotout Mon 10-Jan-11 14:48:30

I was quite tempted for one of our dd's as coupled with their surname they would have been Tiger Lilley, dp vetoed italong with Walter grin

mollymawk Mon 10-Jan-11 14:49:40

It's grrrrrEAT


[but also LOL at snice]

NannyState Mon 10-Jan-11 15:13:29

Do you have to say anything much?

Do 'the done thing', whether the name is Tiger or John. Smile sweetly and say 'ahhhh...bless. it really suits him'.


sobloodystupid Mon 10-Jan-11 15:17:14

If you want to be all highbrow about it clasp your hands to your chest and declaim "Ah of course, William Blake - much underused of course, but the darkness of his poetry is enchanting..."
I, however, like it as a name, smile

missytequila Mon 10-Jan-11 15:17:33

yes I know I have to be kind, and of course I will pretend.

but the funny, sarcastic answers are so much fun!

maybe I will buy some stuffed tigers and other assorted jungle toys and see if they get the joke..

no offense to anyone who likes the name, to each their own. but what if the poor boy is skinny and shy....

sobloodystupid Mon 10-Jan-11 15:18:29

First name Tiger, second name Persian, hmm theme rug? grin

StewieGriffinsMom Mon 10-Jan-11 15:20:26

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ArcticLemming Mon 10-Jan-11 15:21:26

You'll just get used to it. My DD's lovely little friend has a very er.. unusual name and I'm now surprised when people smirk / spit their tea out / ask me to repeat it when I mention her by name - I just don't think about it any more.

nickelbabyjesus Mon 10-Jan-11 15:23:31

i've got cutre stuffed baby tigers in the shop!

they're so very cute - here look, halfway down the page on the right

nickelbabyjesus Mon 10-Jan-11 15:25:02

here if you don't want to appear to be looking at advertising grin

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