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Anyone else married to a copper and having this problem

(36 Posts)
Debs3013 Tue 11-Jan-11 13:06:08

Okay our first baby and we're pretty much agreed on name if we have a girl but man am I hitting a brick wall with boys names!

Here's how the conversation goes..... me 'how about (insert name)?' him 'drug dealer' me 'oh my okay what about....' him 'shoplifter' and so it goes on.

I also find it ironic that all the names I like are biblical - the Isaacs, Gabriels etc. but apparently all very popular in the criminal underworld!

Wonder if there is any name I can come up with that he hasn't arrested!

ThisIsANiceCage Tue 11-Jan-11 13:07:20

Teachers have the same problem. smile

TitianTinselTemptress Tue 11-Jan-11 13:08:07

Not very helpful I know but that is hilarious! grin Good luck choosing a name you both like and this is one genuine reason you could keep your fingers crossed for a girl!

Congratulations on your baby

PorkChopSter Tue 11-Jan-11 13:11:42

You need something very very rare then so that he's never come across it. Can you surf the lower ends of the ONS list? 282

PlanetLizard Tue 11-Jan-11 13:21:08

Does he have any suggestions?

Booboobedoo Tue 11-Jan-11 13:22:27

You might have some luck with Jesus.

ShowOfHands Tue 11-Jan-11 13:24:03

Yes I am married to a copper.

Yes we have the same problem.

BertieBasset Tue 11-Jan-11 13:24:33

My DH is a music nut and so references all names to songs he likes/doesn't like and the sometimes unsavoury conotations. Like Lola and Pictures of Lily. And Mustang Sally, Alice, I could go on.

I feel your pain.

Debs3013 Tue 11-Jan-11 13:25:16

I did try and go very leftfield with Alban - the first English Christian martyr and I thought that was pretty obscure. Bloody surname of one of his 'regulars'!

Debs3013 Tue 11-Jan-11 13:28:17

Ha ha Boo - think he'd have palpitations if I suggested Jesus. Just to add to the mix I count myself as Christian and he's a full blown atheist!

In fact I may do it anyway just to see his face grin

PlanetLizard Tue 11-Jan-11 13:34:51

Even Jesus got arrested though...

Debs3013 Tue 11-Jan-11 13:35:38

Ha ha good point!

Hullygully Tue 11-Jan-11 13:37:07

Tell us the criminal names and what crimes they go with.

ShowOfHands Tue 11-Jan-11 13:39:53

Deirdre- singing and dancing in public

Persephone- drunk in charge of a ferret

John- bawdy


ragged Tue 11-Jan-11 13:41:54

DS has the same name (first and last name) as a copper that was shot and killed (loads of media coverage 7 years ago).

Talk about a bad omen, but it's still a good name, iyswim. As long as the baby won't share the first and last names of any of his regulars, what's it matter? Does he intend to tell his regulars what his children are called?

NoCarpForMe Tue 11-Jan-11 13:44:33

"Persephone- drunk in charge of a ferret"

Blatherskite Tue 11-Jan-11 13:48:15

I had the same problem and DH is a computer geek! Mum and DSis are both teachers though and always knew some little urchin with the name I liked!

ShowOfHands Tue 11-Jan-11 13:51:41

Carp you wouldn't say it was brilliant if you'd seen the fall out. You see they didn't notice at first. It was curled up asleep in her hands. They dismissed it as an ornate hand muff. Until it bit off the nose of one of the sergeants. It was a terrible day.

And if you're laughing, you're a cruel and heartless person.

Noses don't grow back Carp.

piprabbit Tue 11-Jan-11 13:53:51

Give him the baby name book and tell him to have a think.

How about Endeavour?

NoCarpForMe Tue 11-Jan-11 14:04:51

I'm weeping Show, weeping. That's a terrible story, the poor sergeant. How does he smell?

takethatlady Tue 11-Jan-11 14:07:52

Yep, DH is a teacher:

Megan - bully

Ella - bullied

Charlie - ex-public school-boy now in comprehensive sixth form and got a chip on his shoulder about it. Frequent run-ins with teaching staff.

Jeremy - had a crush on DH at his last school. You can NOT name your child after a schoolboy with a crush on his teacher

Even the names of good students get ruled out because DH will be reminded of them and it will be weird.

Then there are the names DH likes, which are all either bonkers or are cat and dog names. Some of them are the names of his cats and dogs from childhood!

So we're stuck

takethatlady Tue 11-Jan-11 14:08:27

grin at showofhands grin grin

shouldnotbehere Tue 11-Jan-11 14:09:39

I have one grandparent who is a Gypsy. He married a gorjer (non-gypsy) and lives in a house, but various family members are travellers.

Some of them have criminal records, and on this side of my family they all have biblical names, there is an Eli (Elijah), Michael, Amos, and Danny (Daniel) to name just a few.

NorbertDentressangle Tue 11-Jan-11 14:11:46

I had the same problem as I've always worked with children and families within SS/Child Protection/Young Offenders etc so the majority of names were a no-no.

takethatlady Tue 11-Jan-11 14:13:30

Oh yes, you've just reminded me - my granddad's name was Sidney and we both had about a month of really liking Sid for a boy (we have no boy names). Then I told my friend who manages a maximum security men's prison which takes a lot of travellers (due to the area it's in). She said that Sidney is a popular name among the travelling community and that she works with a lot of Sidneys in prison. Also Frank (another name we quite liked).

Not sure it's put me off, but if we went for this name every time I saw her I'd think of it!

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