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Is this too "out there" for a name?

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piecederesistance Fri 05-Aug-11 21:11:04

Maverick.

It could be a boy or a girl, but this would suit either, right?

Sbob Fri 05-Aug-11 21:12:53

I think it sounds cool grin

Sbob Fri 05-Aug-11 21:13:22

Should have said, prefer more for a boy though!

BuckminsterFullerene Fri 05-Aug-11 21:17:21

Now, I'm normally a "call him/her what you like and don't be told otherwise" kind of person, but I'm not sure about 'Maverick'.

Oh, hell, I'd love to see 'Maverick' on my list of new year 7s! And most of all, I'd love it to be a really confidently academic child!

<daydreams about ideal students....>

HairyButtMonkey Fri 05-Aug-11 21:17:28

Or maybe Iceman? Goose?

LemonDifficult Fri 05-Aug-11 21:18:53

What if he/she wants to fit in and live a quiet life? That's some name to live up to.

MelinaM Fri 05-Aug-11 21:26:55

I think it's more for a boy than a girl, I suppose it works!

EdithWeston Fri 05-Aug-11 21:36:20

It makes me think if the 1950s telly series and 1990s film. I'd assume you were all huge spaghetti Western afficionados.

MmeLindor. Fri 05-Aug-11 22:10:25

Hmm. What if he/she is a quiet, obedient little soul?

TheOriginalFAB Fri 05-Aug-11 22:12:05

My neighbours dog is called Maverick and he is grin.

InstantAtom Fri 05-Aug-11 22:12:51

If you're about to give birth to Tom Cruise's character in Top Gun, fine.

Otherwise no.

Beamur Fri 05-Aug-11 22:12:53

Tom Cruise in Top Gun...?

Beamur Fri 05-Aug-11 22:13:30

x-post with InstantAtom grin

PatriciaHolm Fri 05-Aug-11 22:15:10

It would suit a boy dog, yes.

MirandaGoshawk Fri 05-Aug-11 22:23:04

It's not really a name, though, is it? More a veiled insult. The bosses at my DH's work have called him this in the past, when they really wanted to say that he's a PITA who won't do as he's told grin

beanlet Fri 05-Aug-11 22:27:06

Oh FFS.

IssyStark Fri 05-Aug-11 22:30:36

Is it too out there?

Yes.

Remember David Bowie's son, Zowie Bowie? He's now called Duncan Jones.

munstersmum Fri 05-Aug-11 22:30:40

Think it depends on whether in any way fits with your surname. Maverick Smith - not so good. Maverick Magazinedealpending not such a surprise.

piecederesistance Fri 05-Aug-11 22:51:54

It's Jones, so it will go really well, I reckon. And DH and I are both creatives, so I think he/she would carry it off.

youmeupstrairsnow Fri 05-Aug-11 23:55:28

Ummm, I think it's to discriptiony. and your DC may be completely different to you two

Mavrick sounds more namey
Merrick
Marrik
Marek
Meyrick

I couldn't think of any girls ones. Can't really see it as a girls name at all tbh

MadameLupino Sat 06-Aug-11 00:04:08

I can see what you're trying to express but I think it's too tied up with Top Gun. How about Renegade? Or Strider?

BluddyMoFo Sat 06-Aug-11 00:06:23

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piecederesistance Sat 06-Aug-11 00:08:08

I do like Merrick, but wasn't that the Elephant Man? I'd probably have to wait and see what the baby looks like.

BluddyMoFo Sat 06-Aug-11 00:09:12

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piecederesistance Sat 06-Aug-11 00:09:47

hmm

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