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Totally stupid or unusual?!

(59 Posts)
Renaissance227 Fri 05-Aug-11 11:44:13

For a boy: Dymoke and Marmion!!!

scurryfunge Fri 05-Aug-11 11:46:21

Have heard of Jamoke not Dymoke or Marmion. Sounds a little odd unless they have particular significance for you.

deemented Fri 05-Aug-11 11:47:53

Odd. Very odd.

Renaissance227 Fri 05-Aug-11 11:48:27

No particular significance just thought they were unusual, so I thought I'd get opinions.

Odd in a good or a bad way scurryfunge?

scurryfunge Fri 05-Aug-11 11:50:48

Odd in a bad way grin They sound a bit made up but hey, start a trend.

scurryfunge Fri 05-Aug-11 11:52:14

Do you like Walter Scott?

scurryfunge Fri 05-Aug-11 11:53:57

Would you pronounce Dymoke as "Dimmock" ?

Iamkenny Fri 05-Aug-11 11:54:22

I thought Dymoke was a surname? But then people do use surnames as first names. You'd get called Dy/Di. Not seeing it as a first name

Marmion like Marmy/Marmee which is the mother in Little Women (I think) which they might get problems with. Again a surname and a poem by Scott, which is always good smile

Marmion is slightly better than Dymoke (which I keep reading as Dynamo)

Renaissance227 Fri 05-Aug-11 12:00:31

Do enough people know Little Women to associate Marmion for a boy with a character in that book?!

I do like Walter Scott, well spotted!

Dymoke would be pronounced like Die-moke and I can't really see a boy being called Di/Dy

Not sure I'm over keen but they were the surnames of the King's Champions years and years ago!

Iamkenny Fri 05-Aug-11 12:05:26

Boys called Dy/Di - walk into wales :P

And the little women reference may be obscure but I read it in primary school and if your DC did and his nn was marmy/Marme then....

Ephiny Fri 05-Aug-11 12:05:34

Marmion is a little better, but not keen personally. Dymoke just sounds plain odd to me.

Renaissance227 Fri 05-Aug-11 12:14:00

I think I agree with opinions on Dymoke so will forget that one.

Iamkenny - I lived in Wales for two years and met two men called Dy/Di but haven't heard of any anywhere else, so that wouldn't put me off and I see what you mean about the Little Women but I'm 32 and haven't ever read it and it is such a small risk that that wouldn't put me off either. Thanks for your opinions though smile

fluffyanimal Fri 05-Aug-11 12:16:41

Don't like them I'm afraid. Dymoke isn't so bad but Marmion makes me think of a) Marmite, b) marmots c) a French slang word for kid - morpion (pejorative).

Renaissance227 Fri 05-Aug-11 12:18:20

Thanks fluffyanimal smile

Renaissance227 Fri 05-Aug-11 13:42:50

Anyone else like either of these names?

Renaissance227 Fri 05-Aug-11 13:43:03

or should I say dislike!?!

OTheHugeManatee Fri 05-Aug-11 13:47:24

Marmion = too much like something you spread on toast.

minipie Fri 05-Aug-11 13:48:14

Dymoke is awful IMO.

Marmion sounds quite cool in a Narnia kind of way - but also makes me think of Marmite.

What about Albion?

Renaissance227 Fri 05-Aug-11 13:49:36

Marmion - Marmite: Would you think the same for Marian or Margaret?

Renaissance227 Fri 05-Aug-11 13:50:22

Not too keen on Albion but it is in the right direction!!

minipie Fri 05-Aug-11 14:01:10

Hmm. you could try which is good for coming up with similar names?

Renaissance227 Fri 05-Aug-11 14:08:04

Thank you. Never tried that before! smile

Selks Fri 05-Aug-11 14:10:04

Sorry, I think they're both awful.

Renaissance227 Fri 05-Aug-11 14:13:53

Fair enough selks

BikeRunSki Fri 05-Aug-11 14:14:27

Boys are called Dai all over Wales.

Not keen on your names tbh. They sound like made up surnames, but they are certainly unique.

Have you thought about using place names that are special to you? That might turn up something unusual. As long as you didn't go on honeymoon to Mousehole!

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