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Are our names silly???

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BexGershon Wed 10-Oct-12 20:56:57

Hello all,

I am very new to this so sorry if my message isn't in the style that your all used to.
I just wanted some help with names as I find people pulled a "ughhh" face or just say "aaaaar how lovelllyyyy " to my names but I would love some true honest opinions!
We love the names Rocco or Eli with the middle name Parker or Talulah with the middle name Poppy for a girl.
We are a young Jewish couple and would like something unusual, we loveddddd the name Noah but its everywhere I turn now.

If you have any other ideas for names please help!!

Thank you all xxx

MoelFammau Wed 10-Oct-12 21:01:16

Rocco is really nice!

Actually they're all nice. I'm not really into Poppy because it sounds a bit cutesy to me, but it's a lovely name. I'm just a tomboy at heart, that's all.

peachypips Wed 10-Oct-12 21:02:54

Like all of them except Tallulah! A bit of a mouthful...

InTheNightGarden Wed 10-Oct-12 21:03:10

rocco - awful (are you having a baby or a chocolate bar?)

eli - is that boy or girl? its ok.

parker - nice

talulah - awful, chavvy.

poppy - lovely!

noah - lovely (not overly used just yet bit is becoming more popular)

MoelFammau Wed 10-Oct-12 21:05:30

Oh, saw you wanted ideas....

Can suggest

Talulah Fern
Talulah Marigold
Talulah Raine
Talulah Sage

<trails off unhelpfully>

lisaro Wed 10-Oct-12 21:06:12

Awful, just awful! Please don't!!

EarnestDullard Wed 10-Oct-12 21:06:14

I prefer Eli Parker to Rocco Parker, the latter has a lot of hard 'k' sounds in it.

Talulah isn't a name I'd choose myself, but I think Talulah Poppy has a nice ring to it.

MoelFammau Wed 10-Oct-12 21:06:46

Talulah isn't chavvy. Rocco is pretty classic too, just not in the UK.

There ARE a lot of Noah's. I know 3 and I live in a box.

twooter Wed 10-Oct-12 21:08:15

I like Eli best.

PickledFanjoCat Wed 10-Oct-12 21:10:37

No it isn't chavvy, whatever it is you think that means.

Anyway! I really like Noah, biblical names are quite popular now but it's a nice name.

Similar is Jonah?

I like the name rocco too, but if I'm honest it does make me think of madonna

I like poppy more than tallulah I would rather poppy tallulah.

NellyBluth Wed 10-Oct-12 21:10:49

Not a fan of Rocco really.

Talulah Poppy does have a nice flow to it. Talulah is a bit of a mouthful though, would you shorten it? Tally? Lou?

PickledFanjoCat Wed 10-Oct-12 21:11:10

Oh Eli is nice too and not at all silly.

OwedToAutumn Wed 10-Oct-12 21:12:56

I agree Noah is everywhere, and hasn't Chris Evans just called his second son Eli? So I would expect similar to happen for that.

Rocco is a very Italian name, but if you like it, go for it.

I don't like your choices for girls, but that's just my opinion.

But, just a word to the wise. Don't tell anyone in real life what names you are considering. It's hard enough agreeing between the two of you, let alone trying to please everybody else in the world. Once you have had the baby, announce the name as a fait accompli. Then, unless people are extremely rude, they will smile and say "lovely", even if they hate it.

Bluestocking Wed 10-Oct-12 21:13:56

Eli is nice. Rocco is awful, and apparently in Italy it's a real old gimmer's name, and not in a cool and ironic way. Is Parker a family name? If not, I can't see it adding anything much to the party.
Tallulah and Poppy are both awful.
Noah is lovely, but yes, there are a lot of little Noahs around!

InTheNightGarden Wed 10-Oct-12 21:16:34

Google Jeremy Kyle and talulah ;)
theres been more than a few on there and I rarely watch the stupid show!!

Loobylou222 Wed 10-Oct-12 21:17:32

Really don't like Eli but like the other names love Parker!
Everyone turned their nose up when I announced our dd's name but everyone loves it now it really suits her, to be honest I wouldnt really worry about what others think, as long as you don't give your baby a ridiculous name that they will get teased about, just chose whatever name u like best.

PickledFanjoCat Wed 10-Oct-12 21:18:34

Who really cares though? I've seen every name under the sun on there. Not that I watch DNA day. Oooooh no.

PickledFanjoCat Wed 10-Oct-12 21:19:50

With all due respect though much as i like Chris Evans I can't see a rush on because of that. grin

Hassled Wed 10-Oct-12 21:21:55

I like Rocco or Eli lots.

I can't think of Tallulah without "My name is Tallulah" - the song in Bugsy Malone. It does make me think "precocious, cutesy child". And there are a hell of a lot of Poppies about.

usualsuspect3 Wed 10-Oct-12 21:22:38

Is there any need for the nasty JK and Chav comments?

I love all your names OP.

BexGershon Wed 10-Oct-12 21:22:44

My goodness, already so helpful!! We love biblical names but being jewish(and we both have very traditional biblical names ourselves) myhunband and i can always think of a person we know rather than how lovely the name is.

I though of Jonah but I think due his story being that he lied I had gone off it.

Aar Ididnt think Talulah was chavvy...obviously wouldn't want that but was thinking we would call her Lou Lou as a little girl (ok...this might be chavvy but was hoping we could pull it off!!!) then when she is the best QC that ever went into law...we have high hopes for him/her.... that the long name would be nice but still professional.

I'm now going off Rocco but hubby loves it, I love Eli and happy to see that has received the least negativity!

AKissIsNotAContract Wed 10-Oct-12 21:23:40

I like Eli if short for Elijah. I also like Ezekiel and Jeremiah, which are similar.

If you like Talulah then how about Jemima?

Flojo1979 Wed 10-Oct-12 21:26:02

I like them all. None of them are ridiculous names so I wouldn't worry what others think. If u like them then go for it.

Pickles77 Wed 10-Oct-12 21:26:51

I've got a baby poppy- so I'm biased. I love it

PickledFanjoCat Wed 10-Oct-12 21:27:18

Don't worry tallulah it's fine!

It's only on mumsnet people call names chavvy.

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