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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 22:45:25

Lots of people don't like my daughter's name, but that is because they have no taste and are not worth knowing anyway are boring.

Flojo1979 Mon 12-Nov-12 22:45:30

I like Alice, though wouldn't call me DD it else I'd sing "who the f...
I like Francis, spelt either way, for either a girl or boy.
Don't like Richard, was an awful boy at school.

BluelightsAndSirens Mon 12-Nov-12 22:45:38

Celtic it's because I'm not used to seeing It I suppose, as said in the thread everyone will say oh lovely and thing fucking gross.

Seeing I hate the name Bob when your name is Bob is a bit yuck, I don't like to think anyone would judged me because they had known a Bob who was a nob so now I am one 2.

BikeRunSki Mon 12-Nov-12 22:46:24


I understand that everyone else in the world loves it. I hate it, for not reason at all.

steppemum Mon 12-Nov-12 22:49:10

I am teacher and some of the names I hate are definitely due to teaching.
I could never name a child Daniel for this reason (shudders)

Called my dd2 after a little ray of sunshine I taught one year, possibly one of my all time favourite children. her name is quite old fashioned and serious, but not to me any more, it is the name of a bunch of giggles.
Actually dd2 is pretty much like her namesake in character too

Wallison Mon 12-Nov-12 22:50:18

I can't stand it either, BikeRunSki, but I shouldn't have put it on this thread as I do have a reason. A tenuous prissy reason, but a reason nonetheless.

Wallison Mon 12-Nov-12 22:51:26

Why are so many girls called Tegan/Teagan/T'ee'ghaene these days? I don't like that name either.

SomersetONeil Mon 12-Nov-12 22:51:40

My own name has been listed here, so I feel I can now wade in... grin

Mark (why, just why would you give you a child a monosyllabic name which means 'stain'?)

CelticPromise Mon 12-Nov-12 22:59:10

Bluelights sorry you feel that way. I wouldn't. I wasn't aiming at you with my comment, just interested by all the 'this won't end well' comments. I didn't want you to think I was getting at you. smile

BluelightsAndSirens Mon 12-Nov-12 23:02:56

I don't Celtic I was just answering your post, it smile

Viviennemary Mon 12-Nov-12 23:09:30

I loathe the name Toby. Reminds me of Toby jugs which makes me think of jug ears. Irrational I know! Not keen on Alfie.

youonlysingwhenyourewinning Mon 12-Nov-12 23:17:56


I'm also another who dislikes Mark (I think it's because it puts me in mind of a sea-lion barking ...).

MoetEtPantsOn Mon 12-Nov-12 23:18:30

Alfie, Archie, Jayden, Hanna with no 'h' at the end, deborah

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 12-Nov-12 23:18:40

Somerset we are kindred spirits with the exception of Lily.

I do dislike Lilly for no reason except ^what is the point of the extra L?!*. I know it's the same name when said aloud but I just don't like it. <I am odd I know>

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 12-Nov-12 23:20:15

I know a Hana...I think it's an Arabic variation though,as she is Muslim.

MrsWolowitz Mon 12-Nov-12 23:20:31

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Alisvolatpropiis Mon 12-Nov-12 23:21:26

I'm genuinely amazed mine hasn't been mentioned it always comes up on this type of thread!

MrsWolowitz Mon 12-Nov-12 23:21:54

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Its a bit like the sound I make to scare away the neighbour's cat when he's about to poo in our garden.

And Louise. A loo with wees? Hmm, juvenile I know. Louise's actually seem to be lovely in RL, so feel a bit guilty about that one. But can't help it.

BarbecuedBillygoats Mon 12-Nov-12 23:24:06


Logical part of my brain says they're all perfectly normal inoffensive names. The irrational part hates them
(And my Dhs name is on that list blush

goralka Mon 12-Nov-12 23:30:17

such peedy names

1944girl Mon 12-Nov-12 23:34:32

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MaMattoo Mon 12-Nov-12 23:37:06

Why would parents to this?? My pet hates
And i also have the special privilege of teaching a girl called Apple. Argh!
No justifiable all!

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 12-Nov-12 23:39:05

BarbequedBillygoats one of the names you listed is my Dad's and he completely agrees with you. Absolutely hates his name. Actually his middle name is in there too...haha!

yellowbottle Mon 12-Nov-12 23:41:53

Woohoo! Neither mine nor my DD's name listed yet (will prob cross post with both names now).
I LOVE the name James though. I think it is a classic strong name that will take a person from birth to grave.

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