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Is your own name ever brought up on the baby name threads?

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stardustn Thu 04-Aug-11 15:23:33

And what is the general opinion on it?

I don't think my name has increased in popularity significantly since I was born (at the moment it is around the 300-350 mark in the stats) but it is very frequently mentioned on here and seems to be pretty much universally adored on mumsnet smile

OneHundredPercentFucked Thu 04-Aug-11 15:24:01

Never seen mine in there.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RustyBear Thu 04-Aug-11 15:26:00

Only in 'names that will never be revived' threads...

ShowOfHands Thu 04-Aug-11 15:26:07

Nope, not really. There's one other MNer who suggests it sometimes but nobody else has ever mentioned it afaik. I started a thread suggesting it once and received a reaction of 'good God noooooooooooo'.

I've never met another person with the same name though so it's probably not v popular at all.

ChaosTrulyReigns Thu 04-Aug-11 15:26:43


thank ffeck

mousymouse Thu 04-Aug-11 15:27:16

never seen mine in here. but it was a popular name when I was born. not top 10, though.

ZZZenAgain Thu 04-Aug-11 15:27:21

never seen mine

you started a thread suggesting your own name?! You stirrer, you. I don't think I'd get any reaction at all with mine - just be one of those unanswered threads I reckon

Georgimama Thu 04-Aug-11 15:28:08

Never. A completely not unusual name, particularly for people in their 30s (in fact I'll tell you - Helen) but never gets mentioned at all.

ThePosieParker Thu 04-Aug-11 15:28:50

NEVER. There are none of 'me' on FB or probably this fair earth.

usualsuspect Thu 04-Aug-11 15:30:32


ZZZenAgain Thu 04-Aug-11 15:30:45

Helen was definitely mentioned recently because someone classed it as trying to hard and I couldn't figure it out at all , so I remember it.

ZZZenAgain Thu 04-Aug-11 15:31:01

tOO hard

ChaosTrulyReigns Thu 04-Aug-11 15:32:56

Interesting responses.

We're all "rarely"s.

Is that because the thread title is tempting to those of us with unusual names?

Or is it that 9 out of 10 MNers have rare names?


Butterbur Thu 04-Aug-11 15:34:15

Occasionally. As a joke. Or in "horrible old names that won't be making a comeback" type threads.

usualsuspect Thu 04-Aug-11 15:34:46

My name has probably been mentioned on the most boring dated names threads

SecretNutellaFix Thu 04-Aug-11 15:35:32

Sometimes- it seems to be greeted with muted enthusiasm as a classic.

Honeydragon Thu 04-Aug-11 15:37:12

Lots <bucks trend>

Most people like it. If they met me I'd put them right off!

OneHundredPercentFucked Thu 04-Aug-11 15:37:50

Actually, after having a quick search, it does come up. But on the '80'd never to be revived' threads!

Awomancalledhorse Thu 04-Aug-11 15:39:04

In the recent 'poncy name' thread I was mentioned TWICE grin

I do have a very poncey name, only 'met' people with it on facebook.

Honeydragon Thu 04-Aug-11 15:39:26

<< spies Nutty>>

<<steps back to safe distance>>

<<sings well known show tune>>

<<knowing fine well how irritating it is>>


nenevomito Thu 04-Aug-11 15:42:06

No, my name is rare.

I've never met another babyheave in RL either grin

Quenelle Thu 04-Aug-11 15:42:17

Good question!

Only once that I remember. But it was me who mentioned it.

SecretNutellaFix Thu 04-Aug-11 15:44:18

<ignores HOneydragon>

Such a child!

<tosses hair>

EightiesChick Thu 04-Aug-11 15:44:28

No, mine's too unfashionable at the moment. In 50 years or so it'll have granny chic wink

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