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*Judgementalness alert* Worst DC/sibling names you've ever heard.

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DancesWithWoolsEnPointe Mon 19-Nov-12 20:56:10

I know someone whose daughter and son are called Paris and Troy. Really! Aside from being utter rubbish, I mean, if we are going with mythology Paris is a boy not a girl, and Troy is a place not a person! Its Paris and Hector surely? Or Troy and Mesopotamia?

So can you top that? Go on, I could do with a laugh.

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 19:25:33

This is the worst one for a while, Cherry means lapdancer/stripper and Scarlett, Lola and Jade means prostitutes.

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 19:26:46

scarlet woman?
and the meaning of 'jade' in shakespeare?
sorry it is just word association, I did not intend any offence.

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 19:27:14

Prostitutes? Ew. I have a little niece called Scarlett.

That's certainly not what I think when I hear the name.

Greensleeves Tue 20-Nov-12 19:28:33

Little girls called Parris and Mercedes. Adorable girls, but I did wince inwardly.

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 19:29:43

Mercedes is a lovely name!!

AnnieMated Tue 20-Nov-12 19:30:37

The Downe family who had boy twins called Neil and Ben...

Pickles77 Tue 20-Nov-12 19:30:46

I heard a Kanye the other day

Pleasenomorepeppa Tue 20-Nov-12 19:34:30


InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 19:35:09

I really like Kanye, don't see the problem it is not an unusual name that only 1 famous person in the world has.

Greensleeves Tue 20-Nov-12 19:36:00

I know a little Anakin too.

I have to say though, although you wince initially, whatever the name is it stops being daft once you get to know the child. Parris was such a sweet kid, I started to like it after a while.

Pickles77 Tue 20-Nov-12 19:37:01

Oppps sorry brandy blush

Doinmummy Tue 20-Nov-12 19:38:04

A work colleague called his DD Pebbles

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 19:39:57

Paris or Parris however you want to spell it is a very old classic name btw.

The only names on this thread that are awful is Chlamydia and the like. I don't really believe that someones actually called that though, sure it's a urban legend.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 20-Nov-12 19:40:04

I used to know twins called Galen and Zalen.

MolotovCocktail Tue 20-Nov-12 19:40:21

I don't think that Scarlett, Lola and Jade mean 'prostitutes', actually.

Scarlett = 'scarlet, red'

Lola = 'strong woman' or 'sorrows'

Jade = 'a jewel'

Seems that some have both their judgey aaaaaand insulting pants on tonight ...

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 19:40:32

I like pebbles, #flintstones and my aunties cat.

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 19:42:20


scarlet woman
Roget's Thesaurus: scarlet womanTop
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A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for payment: bawd, call girl, camp follower, courtesan, harlot, prostitute, streetwalker, strumpet, tart2, whore. Slang hooker, moll. Idioms: lady of easy virtue, lady of pleasure, lady of the night. See sex/asexual.

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goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 19:43:58

lolita link

A hard, typically green stone used for ornaments and implements and consisting of the minerals jadeite or nephrite.
A bad-tempered or disreputable woman.

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 19:45:11

not being 'judgey' or insulting, just stating an opinion based on solid etymology.

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 19:45:47

I would never see a kid called jade and make that connection when there are other nicer ones though.

These are kids like! It's not nice.

Frawli Tue 20-Nov-12 19:45:50

Molotov, In older times, Jade was certainly a derogatory term for a woman, used something along the lines of 'slapper' today.

just looked it up 'A woman regarded as disreputable or shrewish'

However, it doesn't conjure up that thought for me, but I can understand where people are coming from when it does.

MolotovCocktail Tue 20-Nov-12 19:46:14

Yes, but those are the connotations for a scarlet woman. Not the name Scarlett ... sorry, I just don't understand your point well, I do, but its heavy-handed

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 19:46:29

I would much prefer to name my dc Scarlett or Lolita then sarah for instance or olive or henrietta.

goralka Tue 20-Nov-12 19:48:04

absolutely agree fanjo, it's really not a nice name.

PickledFanjoCat Tue 20-Nov-12 19:49:00

Im not agreeing with you! I think your being weird, and over thinking.

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