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SlightlySuperiorPeasant Thu 25-Oct-12 11:37:28

For a DD?

Pros:

- descriptive
- accurate
- unique
- relieves my feelings of intense fed-upness

Cons:

- chavtastic hyphen, but that's easily solved

Thoughts please? Baby due last Saturday.

WheresMyCow Thu 25-Oct-12 11:39:17

I like it, but maybe perhaps better as a nickname grin

Naghoul Thu 25-Oct-12 11:41:19

I think that's your problem right there.

You need a slippy slidey name Slithery.

Something like Louge.

SlightlySuperiorPeasant Thu 25-Oct-12 11:43:56

AFAIK Slithery is already taken. I don't like common names.

Hedwig3 Thu 25-Oct-12 13:49:14

Great name but there are loads around already.

Nice names always become really common.

Could use it for a boy, though, to be quirky.

grin

scentednappyhag Thu 25-Oct-12 13:50:28

I think you should spell it Lay-zeigh though, if you want to be really unique. Who wants their child to be one of five Lazys in a class at school?!

InkleWinkle Thu 25-Oct-12 14:04:16

Sorry, I'm not sure if that's a boy's name or a girl's?

If its a girl's you could shorten to Heffa?

Snowflakepie Thu 25-Oct-12 14:15:40

Liking your thoughts there. May I offer Grumpychops-fartypants, which we should have named DD as it suits her so perfectly now but only came to us after she was registered with a boring old top 10 name.

littlebubbalove Thu 25-Oct-12 14:16:22

I love it!! But wouldnt your DD get teased at school? Because of winnie the poo and Heffalump?? I dont know its your call xx

squoosh Thu 25-Oct-12 14:34:22

What about Psnot-Oooze? (the p is silent)

SlightlySuperiorPeasant Thu 25-Oct-12 16:12:16

We did looked at the Winnie the Poo connection and considered Wurzel for a while as it's less well known but Heffalump has such a special meaning for us we don't want to lose it.

Good points on the spelling, thanks for all the inputs.

How about:

Lei-Zi Heffalump

or does Lay-Z Heffalump look better? I like the Jay-Z connection too.

SlightlySuperiorPeasant Thu 25-Oct-12 16:14:22

Snowflake how old is your DD? If she's under 1 you can still change it very easily.

Thanks for the suggestion squoosh but I think adding silent letters is setting DD up for a lifetime of misery having to correct people all the time.

Dogsmom Thu 25-Oct-12 19:06:14

I like it but couldn't use it as it'd cause confusion with the post if she had the same name as my husband.

SlightlySuperiorPeasant Thu 25-Oct-12 19:53:30

grin

thegreylady Thu 25-Oct-12 20:35:29

Lay-Z sounds like an armchair.I would make it Leah-Zee so she can shorten it if she wants to.Heffalump good mn though...nn Effie.

Kittykatmacbill Fri 26-Oct-12 11:47:39

Just plain brilliant grin you should definitely call by only that name until she is at least 40

mimmymouse Fri 26-Oct-12 12:35:28

Like it! We're a week overdue. Our current favourite name: Tardy.

amck5700 Fri 26-Oct-12 12:45:42

pity it's not a boy and you could have had Leight-un.

EarnestDullard Fri 26-Oct-12 13:04:27

Ooh greylady, I like Effie but wasn't keen on Euphemia. Didn't think of Heffalump. Hmm, DH is going to register her birth next week..

HorridHeffalumpsWickedWoozles Fri 26-Oct-12 13:18:56

IMO Heffalump is a wonderful name wink

May I also suggest Hurry-the Jeff Up, or perhaps Gettout Before Ipulluout.

Seriously considered similar variants for my two extremely tardy DDs as we approached 43 weeks.

Hope you get some activity soon smile

SlightlySuperiorPeasant Fri 26-Oct-12 13:39:50

Tardy! shock You are an absolute genius. What a lovely, beautiful name! Timeless, classic, elegant. Love, love, love it. Can I steal it?

AntsMarching Fri 26-Oct-12 19:43:01

May I point out that Jefa (pronounced Heffa) in Spanish means boss. I think your dd has proven that to be true, so it is a very apt name grin

Heifer Fri 26-Oct-12 20:37:24

like it, but surely it should be

Lazee-Heifer-Lump

double hyphen not so chavtastic

GurlwiththeFrothyCurl Fri 26-Oct-12 20:47:44

Or you could go with the new trend of using random apostrophes:

L'Z H'Fa L'mp

grin

mathanxiety Sat 27-Oct-12 04:21:48

The hyphen has to go.

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