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Is Skarloey a real name?

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beanandspud Fri 03-Jun-11 13:11:06

A friend is expecting her first DS and is talking about calling him Skarloey. The only Skarloey I've ever heard of is a friend of Thomas the Tank Engine. Don't want to judge other people's choices but can someone tell me whether it is considered a "real" name?

CoffeeIsMyFriend Fri 03-Jun-11 13:12:29

err no, its a fictional character in TtTE. confused

Pregnancy hormones gone mental mad.

TabithaTwitchet Fri 03-Jun-11 13:22:32

No, not a real name. In fact in the original Thomas the Tank stories, it is the (completely fictional) name of a station and railway line, not just an engine.

Are you sure your friend isn't joking or trying to avoid telling you her real name choice?

saidthespiderwithahorridsmile Fri 03-Jun-11 13:23:47

It's quite a nice-sounding word, I bet there are several children already sporting it

I teach an Anakin, it's no stranger than that imo

beanandspud Fri 03-Jun-11 13:55:53

Tabitha It is quite possible that she is joking but she sounded fairly serious. I did wonder whether she thought it was a long version of Louis/Louey.

Pancakeflipper Fri 03-Jun-11 14:02:10

Oh her child will be so popular in reception class with all those little Thomas the Tank engine fans. If she has twin daughters later do suggest Annie and Clarabel. Or Mavis. I have a 2 yr old whose current behaviour could get him renamed Cranky.

winkle2 Fri 03-Jun-11 14:17:25

LOVE Anakin!

squeak2392 Fri 03-Jun-11 20:18:24

I've never heard of it, but I have no idea how to pn it. Looks like Skarly or Skarla, which sound okay (for a girl). I suppose I could accept Skarly pn on a boy.

Reenuh222 Sat 01-Oct-16 22:19:35

Not even going to lie, Scarloey is my name.
I'm literally named after a fictional train lmfao

(My mum changed it from Skarloey to Scarloey for me).

Mybeardeddragonjustdied2016 Sat 01-Oct-16 22:21:15

You poor thing!!

LivininaBox Sat 01-Oct-16 22:21:49

I think it means something in welsh - like tree by the lake - it says in the TtTE book.

DesolateWaist Sat 01-Oct-16 22:22:42

I think Balonz is a better idea.

katemess12 Sat 01-Oct-16 23:14:03

Sounds like someone mashed Scarlett and Chloe/Zoe together.

outputgap Sat 01-Oct-16 23:39:05

Can i also ask why is 'arry not Harry while the Thomas name experts are here? (Massive respect for the Thomas facts, by the way.)

JosephineMaynard Sat 01-Oct-16 23:44:03

I've only ever come across it in Thomas the Tank Engine.

It's not a decoy name is it?

KatoPotato Sat 01-Oct-16 23:53:56

What about Diesel 10? Great name for a baby!

BakewellTartAgain Sun 02-Oct-16 00:01:41


JasonDerulo Sun 02-Oct-16 00:01:43

DesolateWaist Seconded

BakewellTartAgain Sun 02-Oct-16 00:02:31

I bet Diesel has been used.

LaContessaDiPlump Sun 02-Oct-16 00:03:43

That is one of the weirdest names I have ever heard! Please don't use it for a human confused

roseteapot101 Sun 02-Oct-16 00:22:52

it sounds like the pokemon skarmory not my cup of tea but all you can do is give suggestions say well what names have you been looking at if you want we can see what google spits out and discuss

it maybe a bit silly but its her choice

badtime Sun 02-Oct-16 00:42:13

To be fair, saidthespider, Annakin is a real surname, with Anakin the sci-fi variant given-name spelling.

GiddyOnZackHunt Sun 02-Oct-16 00:55:57

It's not actual Welsh Livin. On account of a k.

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