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When my mind was addled with pregnancy hormones, I wanted to call my baby...

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MaryAstor Mon 05-Nov-12 23:05:24


A good, strong, very English name, I thought. Unusual but beautiful. Incredible that it is not widely used. Very smug about landing on such a perfect name.

If I hadn't been so off my face on morphine and sleep-depravation post-birth I'd have legged it to the registry office then and there to make it official. A few days post natal, I realised that the top 100 names are popular for a reason, and the fact that Oak was not ranked among them spoke volumes.

See also: Bran, Heath, Prospero.

Fluffyfish Mon 05-Nov-12 23:07:07

Hahahaha. Oak is a great name. Though I too am addled.

Savonarola Mon 05-Nov-12 23:08:32

Is you surname Hunt? What a wonderful invocation!

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Mon 05-Nov-12 23:16:02


Oak Hunt! Fabulous!

JollyGolightly Mon 05-Nov-12 23:17:22

Actually, I like Oak! Never come across one though.

DS2 escaped being named Siegfried, but I still might entertain it for a 3rd boy.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 05-Nov-12 23:27:36

I love Bran! Tis a good Welsh name.

recall Mon 05-Nov-12 23:30:28

Tiger Lilly

ended up with


B1ueberryJam Mon 05-Nov-12 23:32:24


so glad that got shot down.

B1ueberryJam Mon 05-Nov-12 23:33:57

Oak? that's a joke grin I've heard worse. I think Bran is worse.

MaryAstor Mon 05-Nov-12 23:41:32

What's wrong with Azalea?

Hang on...

<frantically leafs through diary, counting dates>
<eyes POASs fearfully>

BustyDeLaGhetto Mon 05-Nov-12 23:49:49

Loki for a boy. The Norse god of viking mischief or something. I was obsessed with Nordic names. I even considered Frig for a girl before remembering it was slang for a ladywank

kdiddy Tue 06-Nov-12 00:29:35

Wolf. Heathcliffe. Marmaduke. DS had a lucky escape there (although I do secretly like Duke...!)

busty pmsl at Frig!!

VenusRising Tue 06-Nov-12 00:55:49

Dara is the Irish for Oak. Lots of boys and now girls are called it in Ireland.
Unfortunately the Latin is Quercus. Not so good in the playground.

MrsRhettButler Tue 06-Nov-12 01:02:19

I lurve Dara! I wanted Desiree but was told it was just a potato. Thanks MN hmm

UltraBOF Tue 06-Nov-12 01:03:54

Crying at Frig grin

I think the most outlandish that I not-so-secretly like is Ignatius. It was my grandad's middle name (traditional Irish Catholic stock), and I love the cool factor of Iggy. Plus it would go really well with DP's surname. But I'm not having any more children, so the poor imaginary sod has been spared grin.

CleansLate Tue 06-Nov-12 01:05:22

Lysander (still like that name)
Agamemnon (DS1 dodged a bullet there)
Sindri (still like that one too actually!)

Oak is lovely. If I'd had girls I think I would've gone with nature names.

UltraBOF Tue 06-Nov-12 01:13:35

CleansLate- while your baby names are certainly out there, your username is just genius, I love it grin.

twolittlebundles Tue 06-Nov-12 02:08:50

Rufus. I have no idea why now though...

LilBlondePessimist Tue 06-Nov-12 02:13:22

Also crying at Frig here!

When I was pg with ds1, I wanted to name the baby Valentine, or Star. Almost had dh going along with me too because he felt so sorry for me (I was particularly ill). Also toyed with Satine (from moulin rouge). Thank god I had all boys, and a massive coming to my senses!! grin

ripsishere Tue 06-Nov-12 02:18:23

I wanted Eric for a boy. DH laughed the git.
He decided Trinity was a most excellent name for a girl. Luckily, I registered her and chose the only name we could agree on.
Pissing my pants at frig, it's almost as bad as DDs friend. she is called Minge.

CleansLate Tue 06-Nov-12 02:20:01


twolittlebundles Tue 06-Nov-12 02:20:34

there is a locally made tv show about norse gods here (NZ) and I am certain there will be a number of Frig/Odin/Loki/Ullr(!!!)/Bragi/Olaf's about in the coming years as a result.

twolittlebundles Tue 06-Nov-12 02:21:24

Minge. WTAF?!

ripsishere Tue 06-Nov-12 02:32:59

Bear in mind we are currently in Malaysia.
There are a number of koks are her school too.
I love Minge. She's a nice girl too.

niceupthedance Tue 06-Nov-12 03:10:02

Wolfie, Kingston or Huxley. sad

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