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What do you think of Endellion?

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Thewonderyears Sun 11-Nov-12 20:56:58

looking for something unusual and elegant for DD3

No Cornish heritage here, but I love the look and sound of Endellion.

What says the Mumsnet jury? (ps obv I know, but don't care about, about the Cameron usage...)

It's beyond awful and crossed over to 'Brooklyn' territory grin ie. people will think that's where you conceived him, shagging in a village in Cornwall.

Cezella Wed 14-Nov-12 11:26:31

Pretty as a middle name I think, maybe not quite so nice as a first, still like it though

Popumpkin Wed 14-Nov-12 10:10:55

Sorry, I also can't read it without saying "Dandelion" in my head.

I wouldn't chose it personally.

RimmersLustMonster Wed 14-Nov-12 04:54:52

Endelienta is the (female) saint the village was named for...

Rhubarbgarden Tue 13-Nov-12 20:01:37

Fantasy novel or medicine.

AgathaTrunchbull Tue 13-Nov-12 19:13:06

Love and adore it, perhaps because it sounds like it should be a LotR name. It wouldn't work with our surname - probably luckily for any furture offspring!

thebestnamesaregone Mon 12-Nov-12 20:02:42

I met a Veryan recently - named after a Cornish village I believe. Rather pretty.

Northernlurker Mon 12-Nov-12 19:42:16

How can you not care that David and Sam Cam used it? Awful <<shudder>>

Pixieonthemoor Mon 12-Nov-12 19:39:07

Clearly in the minority here but I think it is utterly gorgeous and thought about it for my dd but we had too many others to fit in. Do it!!

iseenodust Mon 12-Nov-12 15:16:20

I only came on to see if it is for a boy or girl - there's the rub !

Geranium3 Mon 12-Nov-12 15:11:11

i know you are not looking for a cornish name but how about lamorna,far more elegant than endellion and it is the name of the most beautiful coastal hamlet in all of cornwall, just farther on than mousehole and set in such a pretty woodland valley. You would be able to take your dd to such an enchanted place on holiday to her namesake, and i don't work for the cornish tourist board!!!!!

CotedePablo Mon 12-Nov-12 13:51:34

Please don't. It's beyond awful.

GrimAndHumourless Mon 12-Nov-12 13:07:52


goralka Mon 12-Nov-12 12:31:03

it sounds like a skin condition or some medication.
please don't!

AreYouAbleMabel Mon 12-Nov-12 12:29:45

How do you pronounce it?

charleybarley Mon 12-Nov-12 12:22:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Thewonderyears Mon 12-Nov-12 12:10:07

Thanks all for the many and varied responses!

(Thanks also for the various Cornish suggestions- I'm not looking for a Cornish name as such, I just happen to like the word Endellion. But thank you for considering other options.)

GrimAndHumourless Mon 12-Nov-12 10:50:48

If you want cornish then Loveday

mathanxiety Mon 12-Nov-12 01:32:54

I really like it.

(Far nicer than Florence)

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Mon 12-Nov-12 01:25:16


TheDoctrineOfSnatch Mon 12-Nov-12 01:12:18

Made me think Endymion then Dandelion.

How about:

Startail Mon 12-Nov-12 01:05:01

I'm really sory at first my sleepy dyslexic brain read that as Dandelion.

Now if it's Cornish villages your after Praze-An-Beeble is a good name.

squoosh Mon 12-Nov-12 00:56:43

I thought you must be a Cameron admirer.

Pourquoimoi Mon 12-Nov-12 00:38:39

Yes another dandelion thought here.

Your poor child would be forever explaining it to people, both spelling and pronunciation. I wouldn't do it to the poor thing.

NigellasGuest Sun 11-Nov-12 21:59:24


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