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Daft places you have looked for inspiration

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Kayano Sat 27-Aug-11 21:16:20

Sort of a non- name thread...

But I find myself getting excited when I see an Eddie Stobbart truck and have to check the name on the front in case I love it...

It's daft because if I find the perfect name am I going to have to tell DD I named her after a lorry I saw on the
Motorway?!

Also every single show I watch ATM I have a pen in hand in case they have a cool name and there is not one F1 drivers name I have not considered. Even Bruno and Fernando!

I'm driving myself crazy!!!

bluebump Sat 27-Aug-11 21:19:14

I remember when my mum was in hospital having had me the woman in the bed next to her said she'd chosen her DS's name having looked around a cemetery for inspiration!

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Sat 27-Aug-11 21:25:18

I was living outside the Uk when DD was born. DH was next to useless when it came to names, the only one I really liked and he vetoed was Lydia.
I suggested Muscat, Zam Zam, Safia, Qurm and several others. He was very non commital.
I ended up calling DD after the scullery maid in upstairs downstairs. It was on every day at 2.30.
My sister didn't have a name for six weeks. My Dad took matters into his own hands and went to register her. My sister is called after the woman who did the registration.

Kayano Sat 27-Aug-11 21:25:52

I'm guilty of that too but not on purpose iyswim? I just have always looked at headstones when goof to visit relatives graves. My grandad is buried next to a man with the exact same name as him lol

lockets Sat 27-Aug-11 22:00:26

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HSMM Sat 27-Aug-11 22:09:58

DH & I watched the credits at the end of every programme.

tiredgranny Sat 27-Aug-11 22:14:41

i did not have a name when i went to register my sons birth their was a painting there by someone famous he was so glad it wasnt a picasso lol my s2 i had a dark line going from top of groin to under breast midwife said it was a jacobs ladder so i called him that

tiredgranny Sat 27-Aug-11 22:15:01

jacob not jacobs ladder

OneOfTheBoys Sat 27-Aug-11 22:20:27

The chances that a lorry driver's dd or dear old mum is going to have THE name emblazoned on the cab is unlikely but didn't stop me looking
TV credits
Also pg hormones and any Disney film a dangerous combination...Mowgli anyone or Pocahontas?

Greenwing Sat 27-Aug-11 22:54:50

I scoured the cast lists in the Radio Times at one point.

fivegomadindorset Sat 27-Aug-11 22:56:41

Radio ONe DJ, name stuck in my brain.

greenzebra Sun 28-Aug-11 08:36:21

I constintly look at at end credits too, also I put the name combinations I come up with in google and see how many hits I get, how many facebook accounts there are under that name.

Also find myself looking through plant and flaower books to get a unique name.

MsChanandlerBong Sun 28-Aug-11 08:39:27

I think of my favourite films and tv shows then look them up on IMDB to see the full cast lists for inspiration... actually the name that it looks like we are going to use is a character in Gossip Girl!!

pinkgirlythoughts Sun 28-Aug-11 09:25:06

I often look at the names in the 'bereavements' section of the local paper's family announcements... the names there tend to be much nicer than the ones in the 'births' section!

bloombloombell Sun 28-Aug-11 10:06:55

Im an end credits and grave yard girl! Im due my 3rd girl soon and have no idea what to call her!

PeggyCarter Sun 28-Aug-11 10:11:12

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Scaevola Sun 28-Aug-11 14:42:23

Astronomy charts - Sirius, Andromeda, Bellatrix, Draco etc etc etc

And ancient myths and legends.

Kirstle Sun 28-Aug-11 15:07:15

There is a website called Tiny Prints (American website) and they print off cards and invitations etc etc which can be personalised.
Friend and I were looking at it when she was pregnant with DC as she wanted some birth announcements as DC was to be the first and last child. The website has a list of their products with baby names. Her DC is named after one of the birth announcement cards! smile

Italiangreyhound Mon 29-Aug-11 00:05:13

I read perfume bottles/hand wash etc and anything else bathroom orientated and flower books looking for flower names!

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