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If you are thinking of Elizabeth...be careful

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CadleCrap Sat 09-Jul-11 13:26:40

Tesco have relaunched their own brand of Sanitary products and called them

Libbi

which is the NN we use for DD.

Don't really want her being called tampon, so may have to rethink the NN

(I posted this is AIBU and they were all quite rude grin)

BernadetteRostenkowski Sat 09-Jul-11 13:34:40

Does it matter? If its an own brand they won't be advertised regularly, perhaps occasionally as part of a special offer.

Its not like Always or Tampax or Bodyform, all brands in their own right so you see the adverts and everyone is aware of them. I buy supermarket own brand sanitary towels, have done for years, and I couldn't even hazard a guess at what the range is called.

Libby is a lovely name, I think you'd be daft to change her nickname now, especially if she is used to it.

CadleCrap Sat 09-Jul-11 13:40:44

I'm not really going to change her NN, but I just think Tesco are a bit silly to use an actual name instead of a word.

Suppose I can just avoid that aisle and use a mooncup instead!!

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 09-Jul-11 14:02:00

Oh don't be silly. Who cares what Tesco call their products. I doubt anyone is going to notice or care!

<being rude in babynames too!>

SloganLogan Sat 09-Jul-11 14:04:47

YANBU. It's not the brightest idea to give a product a human name, particularly one like this. Wonder whether the top Tesco executives would like a sanitary product named after them? Thought not.

5inthebed Sat 09-Jul-11 14:06:34

Think you're being a bit ridiculous TBH. It's not an advertised product and most school aged girls don't use tampons.

hulabula Sat 09-Jul-11 14:46:37

"most school aged girls don't use tampons"

They do around here.

5inthebed Sat 09-Jul-11 15:03:28

Sorry I think I meant most young girls who are still at that teasing age.

I don't have girls though, so no idea.

onepieceofcremeegg Sat 09-Jul-11 15:06:01

I think you are over reacting a bit tbh. I googled "libbi" and it didn't come up (the tesco product) in the first few pages.
They will no doubt rebrand/rename again in a few years.
Sainsburys own brand sanpro used to be liberty. No idea at all why I remember that!

hulabula Sat 09-Jul-11 15:37:54

At least there are other nicknames for Elisabeth.

Liberty I'd worry more about.

Papyrus Sat 09-Jul-11 16:11:32

Yes, thats the great thing about Elizabeth - there are so many nicknames to choose from.

Anyway supermarkets rebrand their own products fairly often, I imagine it'll be called something else, by the time your daughter and her peers are aware of sanitary products smile

tummytickler Sat 09-Jul-11 16:28:05

I wouldn't worry. I have a 6 year old called Pearl and was a bit gutted when Pearl Tampax appeared, but nobody has ever mentioned it.

CadleCrap Sat 09-Jul-11 18:48:48

Okay - it's just me being a bit precious. smile

lateatwork Sat 09-Jul-11 19:56:49

i went to school with a girl called Fleur. When we were around 15, they launched a brand of tampons called.... Fleur Tampons... she just shrugged it off.

canistartagainplease Sat 09-Jul-11 20:13:57

I couldnt call my dd flora ,because dh couldn't get past the margerine connection. tit. You will always find some prat singering whatever you casll your child unless its hannah,sophie,olivia,jessica et al.
Elizabeth and Libby ar lovely

MrsOzz Sat 09-Jul-11 21:09:58

Well morrisons tampon brand is 'Eve' and Eve, Eva and Evie are all still super popular!

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