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What's worst response from people about LO name??

(294 Posts)
lisad123 Sun 26-Jun-11 00:12:29

When we told my fil (arse) what we had called dd1 he told me " you can't call her that it's a black girls name" shock
and another " and how am I meant to spell that!!

FriggFRIGG Sun 26-Jun-11 00:16:07

my mum,looked like this shock and said "YOU CANT CALL A LITTLE BABY THAT! "

well i did,and Arlo is a lovely name,thanks.

but its not quite as bad as the racist comment above!!

browneyesblue Sun 26-Jun-11 00:20:16

MIL is embarrassed by DS's middle name - she tries to hide the fact that she doesn't like it, but isn't much of a liar. I'm sure she has never told anyone what it is.

I don't mind, because I love it.

razzlebathbone Sun 26-Jun-11 01:14:33

My DH's aunt whom I have never met and my DH hasn't seen for years apparently told his mother that our DS's name 'sounds like a fish and chip shop' and our DD's name sounds like a 'child abusing nun'.


Tortington Sun 26-Jun-11 01:15:35

for fucks sake

tell me what a child abusing nuns name is

Tortington Sun 26-Jun-11 01:16:01

you have to include your kids names or its just rubbish

Tortington Sun 26-Jun-11 01:17:56

right heres mine - its weird in its ordinryness

so i had a joseph daniel

and dh's gran said " are you going to call him joseph or daniel"

which i thought was altogether fucked up and obviously meant that she didn't like the name joseph

i think she was just being a shit - shes dead now grin

FriggFRIGG Sun 26-Jun-11 01:21:33


Lonnie Sun 26-Jun-11 01:35:19

my mother

thats HORRIBLE (conrad)
I told her " i do not liek ANY of the names you gave yur children WHY do yu think you will like what I name mine

she still spells my 13 year olds name wrong didnt like my 2nd childs name when I told her (went what??) now claims she likes it. (less of 4 evils i guess) and still calls my 7 year old (Aoife) for fifi

feckwit Sun 26-Jun-11 01:38:44

When I took my daughter in to work 7 years ago, social services, one of the social workers said " well with a name like that we'll see her here in a few years" and "omg, what were you trying to do to the poor child?"...

She's is called Matilda.

Tortington Sun 26-Jun-11 01:55:58

matilda - like the peach wink am jesting jesting.

i have a joseph and a jacob - is it wrong that i went aroudn singing

...............jose[ph joseph was the special one of all his children joseh was the spcial one and jacob made his son a coat a very special coat to wear JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSEPHHHHHHHHHHHHH

fraktious Sun 26-Jun-11 09:05:13

Almost everyone thinks I'm joking about DS's middle names, with several 'you can't call him that' reactions.

Horatio - as in Nelson. The French side of the family had 50 fits.

Marie - yes, it's used as a boys name in France, everyone in DH's family has it including the boys and yes, Catholicism is a factor.

Collision Sun 26-Jun-11 09:09:35

Hi Lisa!!

My dad said when I told him what we were calling ds1 (Max) 'But that's the name of my doctor!'

and? is your doctor a pyscho or a paedo or actually a really nice guy?

He had to admit his doctor is lovely!

lisad123 Sun 26-Jun-11 09:28:35

Should have said, her names Tanisha grin

lockets Sun 26-Jun-11 09:33:30

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WearegoingonaKwazihunt Sun 26-Jun-11 09:36:19

My MIL.... 'good god'

She has never lived it down.

shineoncrazydiam0nd Sun 26-Jun-11 09:43:23

My daughter, Taya is almost 13 and someone once said her name [ she has a hyphenated first name, so shoot me MN ] sounded like a third world disease.

My little boy is Teddy and someone once said it sounded like a Chav in a Burberry cap. And the Doctor's receptionist asked me what his 'real' name was..

BulletWithAName Sun 26-Jun-11 10:01:31

No one's said anything to my face, but apparently DS's name is chav and DD's name is a strippers name grin

BulletWithAName Sun 26-Jun-11 10:01:40

on here that is

BulletWithAName Sun 26-Jun-11 10:02:23

Shiney- I think Teddy is sooooo cute! Love it!

mumblebum Sun 26-Jun-11 10:09:57

My MIL thought DS's name was unusual (it was a top 10 name at the time) until one of her friends had a baby boy a few weeks later who was given the exact same first and middle names LOL.

Catsu Sun 26-Jun-11 10:14:41

My sister said of ds2s name 'well I wasn't expecting you to call him THAT' with a cats bum face
(ds2 is Edward. Sisters children are of the jack, josh, Sam type names. Edward is very strange to her!)

lionheart Sun 26-Jun-11 10:21:36

If Edward is strange to her what does she consider a good choice, Catsu?

clam Sun 26-Jun-11 10:26:30

Well, for anonymity's sake, let's pretend I called DS Adolph Benito.
Friend said "Oh yes? I like Benito. (Sub-text: Adolph is shit)

BulletWithAName Sun 26-Jun-11 10:27:58 Adolph pronounced the same as erm...Adolf?

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