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Nightstar Fri 14-Jan-11 12:57:11

Now I'm pregnant, baby names has become a topic and my mum told me that if i was a boy i would have been called either Merlin, or worse, Oblio (?) from a pink floyd album?

I think I had a lucky escape! Blooming hippys!

Do you have any shockers you managed to escape?

Iklboo Fri 14-Jan-11 12:58:42

I would have been called Christopher Lee becuase my mum likes the actor. It could have been worse - she could have liked Boris Karloff.

jendifa Fri 14-Jan-11 12:59:28

I was called David one week, and Jennifer the next throughout my mothers pregnancy. Thankfully I was born on a Jennifer week!

GwendolineMaryLacey Fri 14-Jan-11 13:06:47

Justin or Justine depending. They went off it before I was registered. Bit sorry really, I ended up as one of about 700 in my class with the same name but no justines.

GoldFrakkincenseAndMyrrh Fri 14-Jan-11 13:11:30

I was nearly Murray, had I been a boy. My mother loved Jocelyn for a girl but my father really disliked it. By the time my brother came along shed convinced him to have it as the girl choice. Poor woman grin

Nightstar Fri 14-Jan-11 13:16:05

I always think of Justin-time, when i hear that name. I think it's not a good name!

cumbria81 Fri 14-Jan-11 14:00:08

I was nearly Tom which is odd when you consider my real name is very outlandish and unusual and Tom seems rather a departure from it.

allbie Fri 14-Jan-11 14:49:16

I could have been Samantha or Jonathon....thankfully, i ended up neither of them.

clayre Fri 14-Jan-11 14:50:48

i was nearly a Gina, i think it was a lucky escape they changed their minds!!

MyrrhyBS Fri 14-Jan-11 14:51:59

Florence, after my grandmother

DameShirleyKnot Fri 14-Jan-11 14:52:54

If I were male I would have been Gareth. I don't really like it and made the suggestion to my mum that Geraint is nicer.

I like arguing about what my name should have been if I had been born a boy. <weirdo>

FingonTheValiant Fri 14-Jan-11 14:53:14

Lucy or Max - a last minute name panic left me with a very unusual name.

Just as well really, when I went up to university a girl in the year above me in my college, who was doing the same subject as me (about 4 of us per year), was called Lucy MyInitial MySurname, which freaked us both out a bit!

ProfYaffle Fri 14-Jan-11 14:54:08

Colin hmm

Mind you my actual name isn't much better.

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Fri 14-Jan-11 14:55:57

Keith grin

mylifewithstrangers Fri 14-Jan-11 14:56:07

My Dad called me Donna for the first 6 weeks. Mum didn't. Fortunately Mum won out!

numptysmummy Fri 14-Jan-11 14:57:32

Fanny. I kid you not. Guess it didn't mean then what it does now.

stressheaderic Fri 14-Jan-11 14:58:09

If I had been a boy, it would have been Kevin

<lucky escape>

Blackduck Fri 14-Jan-11 14:59:35

My mum was always going to call a girl Claire - I have two older brothers...I am not called Claire

jacquiel Fri 14-Jan-11 15:00:54

Claudia or Monica

RnB Fri 14-Jan-11 15:01:04

I would have been Tobias - which I actually LOVE

TattyCatty Fri 14-Jan-11 15:01:52

Tiffany shudder. Thanfully a nightclub of the same name opened up in town whilst Mum was pregnant, and I ended up with the far more classic Catherine. I put it down to pregnancy hormones.....

Snuppeline Fri 14-Jan-11 15:06:55

Finnoula or Fiona according to my mothers side, Eva or Linn according to my fathers. My mom was luckily a diplomat and found me a happy medium.

natsmum100 Fri 14-Jan-11 18:27:32

My dad wanted to call me Paula. Nothing wrong with that but my older brother is called Paul. hmm

ednurse Fri 14-Jan-11 18:28:22

Perry if I was a boy....phew.

audley Fri 14-Jan-11 18:41:58

TattyCatty - My mum wanted Tiffany or Virginia for me, I'm Catherine.

The aforementioned nightclub doesn't happen to be a town in Norfolk does it?

If a boy she wanted Nathaniel.

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