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What do you think of Damson?

(30 Posts)
deliakate Sun 07-Aug-11 14:58:26

What do you think of Damson as a girl's name? It's listed on Mumsnet's Baby Name Finder.

kittensliveupstairs Sun 07-Aug-11 15:01:09

That doesn't make it right though does it?
Truly awful name IMO.

MonsterBookOfTysons Sun 07-Aug-11 15:02:25

No, I dont like it at all. The poor dc would get nicknamed Damn.

LetThereBeRock Sun 07-Aug-11 15:04:46

It's a dreadful name.

Greythorne Sun 07-Aug-11 15:05:26


midnightexpress Sun 07-Aug-11 15:06:18

Awful. Sounds damp and plummy.

reelingintheyears Sun 07-Aug-11 15:07:07

Sorry,don't like it either.

It reads to me as Dam(n) son.

But then i don't like any fruit type names.

Apple/Peaches etc.

InstantAtom Sun 07-Aug-11 15:13:34

No worse than Plum I suppose... mind you I don't like that either.

Jbck Sun 07-Aug-11 15:19:20

Sounds like a made up boys name to me.

GwendolineMaryLacey Sun 07-Aug-11 15:22:28

Lovely jam

PorkChopSter Sun 07-Aug-11 15:23:29

Hum makes lovely Jam. Erm, you know anyone can add any name to that name finder? At least you used to be able to blush

deliakate Sun 07-Aug-11 15:27:54

yes, I added it, then you can automatically generate the "its listed" etc message

SaffronCake Sun 07-Aug-11 16:34:30

Er blush I think it's sweet... pardon the pun.

But your poor baby would undeniably suffer miserably for it so don't do it. I can think of a good dozen unpleasant things to call a Damson immediately with no effort. Thier future classmates would make me look amature.

SecretNutellaFix Sun 07-Aug-11 16:44:17

You do realise that the baby name finder does sometimes get treated as a pisstake?

As for your question- fruit is not an acceptable medium from which to choose a child's name, in my book anyhow. You wouldn't use "lamb chop" as a given name, would you?

Casmama Sun 07-Aug-11 16:47:02

Why not go for Tamsin instead - sounds similar but doesn't look odd.

EdithWeston Sun 07-Aug-11 16:52:13

It would probably be difficult to live with, as it starts "damn"

Might the more traditional combo of Victoria nn Plum be a possibility instead?

PonceyMcPonce Sun 07-Aug-11 16:53:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

manicinsomniac Sun 07-Aug-11 20:48:27

good for gin, good for jam, bad for a baby.

lollystix Sun 07-Aug-11 22:20:49

Saw your title and thought 'what - jam?'. Sorry

LemonDifficult Sun 07-Aug-11 22:25:39

Last week DH recommended a friend call their new pupy Damson. Their other dog is called Mulberry.

It would work for cat, rabbit or horse also.

lollystix Sun 07-Aug-11 22:29:04

Sorry Pmsl now thinking about mulberry and damson out on walkies. Would you not feel a total fanny shouting that down the street? Are they springer spaniels by any chance?

LemonDifficult Sun 07-Aug-11 22:30:12

One is Lab/Spring other Springer/Cocker - top marks!

KangarooCaught Sun 07-Aug-11 22:32:33

Nothing sweet about damsons, not at least on my tree, sour little buggers.

Think I prefer Plum as a name, rather than Damson.

lollystix Sun 07-Aug-11 22:32:43

Brown ones?

helendigestives Mon 08-Aug-11 10:03:39

I think it's really lovely. smile

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