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What would your name have been in a parallel universe?

(43 Posts)
thesortinghat Fri 12-Aug-11 09:03:39

Taken inspiration from another thread and wondered what my name would have been had I been born with a Y chromosome.

Apparently I would have been a Jonathan which I think I would have quite suited.

EverythingsNotRosie Fri 12-Aug-11 09:05:55

Samuel. Can't see it myself! But I don't really suit my actual name either, I don't think.

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 12-Aug-11 09:10:09

Anthony John apparently. My Mum once told me it was after someone she was engaged to before my DF. Actually thinking about it I will have another chat with my Mum and find out more smile

thesortinghat Fri 12-Aug-11 09:26:44

Just been told as well that it would have been Jonathan Robert and knowing my family probably shortened to JR!

DH would have been Sherry!

rumpleteaser Fri 12-Aug-11 09:37:17

Dominic. I like that and wanted to call ds Dominic but DH disagreed.

NevermindtheNargles Fri 12-Aug-11 09:39:37


NevermindtheNargles Fri 12-Aug-11 09:41:13


effingwotnots Fri 12-Aug-11 09:43:04

Daniel or Richard

SquishyCinnamonSwirls Fri 12-Aug-11 09:44:54

Ermmmm dunno! Shall have to ask my Mum smile

LilBB Fri 12-Aug-11 09:45:00

Mark. Sister would have been Martin and brother Megan. Bit of a theme!! None of us actually have M names either.

thesurgeonsmate Fri 12-Aug-11 09:53:04

Andrew. Which is very much the same sort of name as my actual name. Medium in length, recognisably nam-ish sort of name. Although it is a tiny bit more Scottish than my actual name.

LaWeasel Fri 12-Aug-11 10:00:38


I think, TBH, that my parents and I just do not have even remotely similar taste in names! Oddly they gave me a girl's name that had been very very popular... just as everyone else decided they didn't like it. hmm

pinkgirlythoughts Fri 12-Aug-11 10:03:05

Ryan. My sisters would have been Max and Josh.

PuppyMonkey Fri 12-Aug-11 10:04:36

I was going to be James. Mum was convinced she was having a boy, while the woman in the hospital bed next to her in labour ward had been convinced she was having a girl. Both of them were wrong - and they simply swapped the names they'd been planning. hmmconfused

I often wonder how that James turned out...

thesortinghat Fri 12-Aug-11 10:16:11

Puppy, thats a lovely story, but awkward though if the other womans girls name had been horrendous but she loved James.

PuppyMonkey Fri 12-Aug-11 10:21:22

The other woman's girls name was a bit left field tbh.grin I've got used to it but, let's just say I have a conversation about it virtually every day of my life!

thesortinghat Fri 12-Aug-11 10:28:34

Puppy, you have to share it now. grin

thesurgeonsmate Fri 12-Aug-11 10:33:28

That makes the story even better, though, doesn't it?

PuppyMonkey Fri 12-Aug-11 10:36:38

Ok, drumroll it's............. Oonagh

have got used to it but when I was growing up I cursed that bloody woman in the next bed.grin

helendigestives Fri 12-Aug-11 11:15:45

I would have been Liam. I like it.

pommedechocolat Fri 12-Aug-11 11:17:22

I would have been David. They used it for my brother when he appeared two years later.

pommedechocolat Fri 12-Aug-11 11:18:35

Oh and totally off tangent - I quite like David and db suits being a Dave but the other week I had to sit through the inlaws slagging off the name for 20 mins! All quite aware that I have a db called Dave that they have met.

I think name tactlessness is weird.

kellestar Fri 12-Aug-11 11:21:43

I would have been Jock, my mum thought it was lovely. My younger brother is Jack.

MiL chose Sydney for a boy and Robin for a girl, DH arrived and they went with Robin in the end.

DD would have been William.

thesortinghat Fri 12-Aug-11 11:57:14

Puppy, that's a lovely name but a big jump from James. smile

Kellestar I think you had a lucky escape

FourThousandHoles Fri 12-Aug-11 12:01:28

I would have been one of many Stephens my age, instead of being one of the many <common 70' girls' name>s

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