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Anybody else associate names with people?

(6 Posts)
nosexpleaseimpregnant Mon 22-Aug-11 19:05:07

Does anyone else have issues picking names because every name you pick reminds you of someone that you once went to school/worked/hung around with that were either rude/gobby/ugly/geeky etc?

sonniebonnie Mon 22-Aug-11 19:07:28

Yes, but we often forget that this association will change once we meet a new, different person with that name.

headfairy Mon 22-Aug-11 19:09:37

The only name I've ever strongly associated with a particular characteristic is Peter. It was never in contention as ds's name, but no matter how many Peter's (or Pete's for that matter) I meet I always associate the name with fat people. All because one of my dad's oldest friends is Peter and he's very large.

chirpchirp Mon 22-Aug-11 20:58:19

I absolutely do this!
If I had a girl there is no way I could call her Gemma as she was the mega-bitch at high school. I would also feel weird using the name of an ex for a child although have no explaination as to why!

Wants3 Mon 22-Aug-11 21:42:16

I have so many names that I can't use as I have worked with small children for soooo long!

Fo0ffyShmoofer Mon 22-Aug-11 21:45:39

A few.

DH vetoed Abigail as a possible name for DD because of his first girlfriend. Apparently she was predatory and scary.grin

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