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Which completely inoffensive names do you absolutely hate for no justifiable reason?

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MaryAstor Mon 12-Nov-12 21:33:00

I will start.


Loathe it. Couldn't say why really. There are no bad connotations - it's neither 'chav' nor 'toff'. It's not made-up or too-trendy or old-fashioned. I couldn't say that the sound of it is awful. It doesn't remind me someone who bullied me at school. It's not even boring. I just fucking hate that name. Whenever I am introduced to a new baby called Francis, my reaction is always: "But why? For pity's sake, why? Out of all the possible names available, you chose Francis? You have some seriously terrible taste there, people." "Gosh, how lovely."

Same goes for Christopher. And Jenny.

Perfectly inoffensive names. Could give no good reason for my antipathy whatsoever.

Anonymumous Mon 12-Nov-12 22:06:14

There once was a woman called Alice
Who used a dynamite stick for a phallus.
They found her vagina
In North Carolina
And half of her arsehole in Dallas.


hmmm... I don't think I'd go for Alice either, Mintyy!

BOFingSanta Mon 12-Nov-12 22:06:39

My lovely dad is called Francis sad.

BluelightsAndSirens Mon 12-Nov-12 22:06:59

Just lovely seeing your own name being typed as hateful.


NoWayNoHow Mon 12-Nov-12 22:09:34


All Natashas are crazy psycopath bitches with the exception of any lovely MN Natashas reading this thread

PandaNot Mon 12-Nov-12 22:10:09

Rhys / Reece or any other spelling. Don't know why.

CelticPromise Mon 12-Nov-12 22:10:37

Olivia. I hate it. No idea why, I know a couple of lovely little girls called Olivia, I just don't like it.

And Mark. Another perfectly ordinary name I can't stand.

missingmymarbles Mon 12-Nov-12 22:10:48

This isn't going to end well.....

steppemum Mon 12-Nov-12 22:11:36

francis is my middle name, and family name so gran, mum and dd have it as middle names sad
really like the fact it is unusual (wouldn't use it as a first name though grin

I dislike ordinary names that sound ordinary, like catherine. I won't mention the others as don't want to offend.

Don't like wierd made up names either
Or double barrelled first names
Or hippy flower power names
Or names of places used as first names
Or surnames used as first names

we had a lot of troule finding names for our dcs......

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 12-Nov-12 22:11:42

BOFingSanta Think Francis is just a name of it's time,like Colin.

As I can't play this game properly I'm just going to pop up reassuring people.

Anonymumous Mon 12-Nov-12 22:14:12

Ooh, I hate Reece too. I put my friend off that one by saying it sounded like Grease. Weird name...

IWipeArses Mon 12-Nov-12 22:14:24

steppe, surely they have Frances?

fluffacloud Mon 12-Nov-12 22:14:55

Imogen - I know 2 lovely little girls called Imogen but I still can't stand it.

I'll apologise now for the offence that I'm bound to cause. Sorry grin

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 12-Nov-12 22:16:58

I like Frances. Apart from Frances the badger, doing dances etc . Makes me want to kill.

sonniboo Mon 12-Nov-12 22:26:16

There IS always a reson for not liking something, isn't there? Personally I don't like cutesy nicknames like Archie, Alfie, Artie, Poppy, Evie, Ellie, Molly. I prefer more 'solid' names.

RobinSparkles Mon 12-Nov-12 22:28:59

Yeah but surely you don't like Francis because it sounds ugly to you or you hate the way it looks on paper. There has to be a reason, however small.

I'm not keen on the name Gertrude. It just sounds ugly to me - any name with rude in it just sounds yucky to me. It might not be much of a reason but it's still a reason. grin (I know that I'm just being awkward)

I apologise to any mothers of little Gerties out there or any Gertrudes that I may have offended.

picnicbasketcase Mon 12-Nov-12 22:29:47

Alice, because of the 'lice' part.
Isobel, because of the 'sob'

There's probably loads more like that. I notice that part of a name is unappealing in some way and then it's all I can see in it.

I don't like any ending in -bel, -ine or -ette either.

MrsSchadenfreude Mon 12-Nov-12 22:30:05

Emily. I know it is a perfectly pleasant, if overly popular name, but I just can't stand it. I also loathe Amanda as I have never met an Amanda or Mandy that I like. Conversely, I love the name Ruth, but until recently had never met one that I liked (and the one I do like is a MNer).

RobinSparkles Mon 12-Nov-12 22:30:10

I LOVE Francis/Frances btw. My GD was Francis (Frank). Lovely man!

steppemum Mon 12-Nov-12 22:30:20

yes we are Frances not Francis. I kind of asusmed op meant both, but maybe not, maybe it is only the boys name she dislikes! We are redeemed ! Our name is not Hated!!!

steppemum Mon 12-Nov-12 22:34:56

Actually I would have to agree with her about Francis for a boy.

LOve Alice though, never thought of the lice as it isn't pronounced that way

MaryAstor Mon 12-Nov-12 22:36:27

No, no. I hate Frances too.

I may hate it slightly less than Francis, but that's only because of Dirty Dancing.

CelticPromise Mon 12-Nov-12 22:36:48

I don't get why anyone would be upset at someone not liking your/your child's name. Names are so very personal, I can only think of one or two friends that have chosen names I would even consider. I can make polite noises when necessary! I'm sure lots of people hate DS's name, I don't care because I love it.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 12-Nov-12 22:38:58

I like Alice but prefer the older Alys spelling <waves Welsh flag>

FayKnights Mon 12-Nov-12 22:44:04

Oh dear my name and my pfb's name have made an appearance already <sigh>

Wallison Mon 12-Nov-12 22:44:10

Charlotte. I was at school with a girl called Charlotte and her parents gave her chocolate every day in her packing-up even though the school had a policy not to and they kicked up a right old fuss and carried on doing it when they were told to stop. This was generally considered shocking behaviour. She had sticky-out teeth and when she ate her chocolate it all stuck to the front of her sticky-out teeth and looked bleee while she talked with her mouth full (of chocolate).

I realise that none of this is her fault.

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