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I want to call my baby Avocado

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allhailtheaubergine Fri 23-Sep-11 12:59:28

Not really.

Hear me out...

Okay, I like Persimmon (nn Persi) (which is still in the running) but everyone was horrified to the point where I have a seed of doubt sown in my mind.

So... my children have taken to calling the baby Avocado, and I was idly wondering if there was a nice Latin name for Avocado or an Avocado flower or something, and it turns out that the Avocado is of the genus Persea - do you reckon it's pronounced Percy or Persee-ay?

And, if you're feeling indulgent, can you think of anything else Avocado-y that might work? (But don't just be cutting and acerbic) (unless it's also funny).

ShoutyHamster Fri 23-Sep-11 13:12:27

Why not Persephone??

allhailtheaubergine Fri 23-Sep-11 13:13:14

Persea pronounced Persee? I like that.

allhailtheaubergine Fri 23-Sep-11 13:16:12

Noooo. Persephone is a beautiful sounding name but the connotations are too unpleasant.

Lol @ baby name black hole. I can't call it Jane or Susan! I do like those names but daughter 1 is called something ridiculous and I have to stick to the theme. I can't have them come to me in 20 years time and tell me Everything Is My Fault for calling one of them Rainbow-Flower and the other Maud.

Northey Fri 23-Sep-11 13:16:12

So we can assume it will be an avocado, then? wink

EdithWeston Fri 23-Sep-11 13:18:56

I googled, and found there is an which lists names of varieties. How about Gwen?

HerdOfTinyElephants Fri 23-Sep-11 13:21:09

Persea I'd say per-SEE-uh or per-SAY-uh. I think I quite like it (for a girl).

Mind you, your baby won't be an avocado either. In fact, will have rather less in common with an avocado than with a Persian woman.

schobe Fri 23-Sep-11 13:21:30

You could start a new trend of modern names like Grace, Charity, Hope etc.


thisisyesterday Fri 23-Sep-11 13:32:24

persimmon is also known as Sharon fruit....

thisisyesterday Fri 23-Sep-11 13:32:56

there is also one called velvet-apple

velvet is a cool name

tigercametotea Fri 23-Sep-11 13:39:35

Avocado just doesn't have a feminine ring to it. It ends in an "o"... which is typical of Latin boy names. Why not have it end with an "a" as in "Avocada"? :D

5inthebed Fri 23-Sep-11 13:42:33

I always think Alioli is a beautiful girls name, wins Guacamole hands down anyway.

allhailtheaubergine Fri 23-Sep-11 14:19:52


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MyRightToAdvice Fri 23-Sep-11 14:22:12

I love Ariadne but i seem to get a lot of scepticism about it. (Alioli made me think of it)

cat64 Fri 23-Sep-11 14:24:10

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EdithWeston Fri 23-Sep-11 14:57:04

If you really want a testicular name, you could try Orchid?

Or if you must have an edible child, then Vanilla.

allhailtheaubergine Fri 23-Sep-11 15:31:34

Is Orchid testicular in etymology then? How strange when they look so much like fannies.

Vanilla. No.

CalatalieSisters Fri 23-Sep-11 15:35:37

What about shortening to Ocado? (assuming of course that you had a home delivery.) Nice and aspirational.

Aworryingtrend Fri 23-Sep-11 15:39:20

What about Persia, prenounced per-say-a?

Please do not name your child after a foodstuff.

Sidge Fri 23-Sep-11 15:43:12

DD3 and I were watching Blues Clues yesterday and I thought that Periwinkle was a FANTASTIC name.

I think you should use it.

TipOfTheSlung Fri 23-Sep-11 15:43:39

classified in the flowering plant family Lauraceae


toddlerama Fri 23-Sep-11 15:50:19

This is weird. We called DD1 Avocado whilst in utero. It didn't stick.

CocktailQueen Fri 23-Sep-11 15:54:04

Oy schobe, nothing wrong with Jane!!

ShoutyHamster Fri 23-Sep-11 15:55:16





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pixiestix Fri 23-Sep-11 15:57:40

I would have thought it was per-say-uh.

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