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Today I came across THE WORST baby girl name ever

(64 Posts)
saidthespiderwithahorridsmile Mon 04-Jul-11 18:52:10

I don't normally bitch about names, but this one really took my breath away

this little girl is called...... Phalia

pronounced "failure"

[struck dumb]

Hedwig3 Mon 04-Jul-11 18:52:54


saidthespiderwithahorridsmile Mon 04-Jul-11 19:44:14


BikeRunSki Mon 04-Jul-11 19:47:04

It must be a real name in another language??!!!!

saidthespiderwithahorridsmile Mon 04-Jul-11 19:47:36

I dunno, but the child and her parents are completely typical ordinary Brits

CombineArvester Mon 04-Jul-11 19:49:40

Either they were thinking of the name Thalia and got it wrong.... or they have special links to the town in Pakistan?

UndiscoveredApprentice Mon 04-Jul-11 20:53:05

How can it be pronounced Failure if it ends in IA, surely it is pronounced Fay Lia, to rhyme with the flower dahlia, with no R at the end?

Worst name I heard this week was a toddler called Urban, a wee girl, too.

osd Mon 04-Jul-11 20:56:39

Worst still my mate called her little girl peekaboui moon. Pronounced peek a boo, her reason is a shorter version is pee and is cute. Love my mate, but madness. Chicken me said it was lovely and unusual. blush

Slambang Mon 04-Jul-11 21:02:32

Are you sure its not Thalia with a cockney 'f' instead of 'th'?

tammy234 Mon 04-Jul-11 21:32:14

Yeah, I bet it is Thalia.

saidthespiderwithahorridsmile Mon 04-Jul-11 21:35:32

No, it's definitely Phalia - I saw it written down. I work in childcare.

I pronounce "failure" the same way as "fay lia". I suppose if you have a bit of a burr in your accent it would be different.

ChunkyPickle Mon 04-Jul-11 21:37:01

Undiscovered - depends on your accent - Dahlia, Failure, and Thalia (assuming 'th' pronounced 'f' ) would all have the same ending where I'm from.

Midge25 Mon 04-Jul-11 21:39:00


tammy234 Mon 04-Jul-11 21:40:48

See, I'd pronounce Thalia and Phalia very differently to FailURE.

squeak2392 Mon 04-Jul-11 21:56:20

Yeah, I wouldn't have noticed 'Failure' either if you hadn't pointed it out!
I think Phalia's really pretty, but if that's how it's pn in some places, then I think that makes it a NO.

cheesesarnie Mon 04-Jul-11 21:59:05

i thought thalia was prounouced tar lia?am i being snobby?

HerRoyalNotness Mon 04-Jul-11 22:02:21

Well it's not bad. On the other hand, I give you........

Mc Cart ne y, girl

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Fifis25StottieCakes Mon 04-Jul-11 22:12:46

Im a Geordie and would pronounce it

Phalia - fal ley a
Falilure - fail ya

Must depend what accent you have and how you pronounce it.

Ive seen worse.

meditrina Mon 04-Jul-11 22:20:58

I've never seen it before, and would rhyme it with Thalia. (But might, perhaps, think she was very overdue and they'd had non-stop hot curries to get her moving).

JanMorrow Tue 05-Jul-11 11:27:24

I would assume it is pronounced Far-lee-a. Could be worse..

YaMaYaMa Tue 05-Jul-11 11:31:10

Haha 'peekaboui moon'! That's the first name that's ever me do an actual lol!

Is your friend a mad hippy? I feel like I might like her if she's prepared to call her child peekaboui moon grin

Urban is just grim though, isnt it?

tammy234 Tue 05-Jul-11 11:32:52

Agree - there are worse names than Phalia (also like Thalia).

Blackcoffeeandcigarettes Tue 05-Jul-11 11:34:58

Tinkerbella. I shit you not. I know a baby Tinkerbella. Tink for short.

purplepidjin Tue 05-Jul-11 11:38:45

I know twins called Karma and Chakra. No word of a lie.

Fifis25StottieCakes Tue 05-Jul-11 11:44:39

my friend has stated when she has kids she is calling her dd Beyonce as there are non about. I seriously believe she will as well.

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