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What do you think of Bean?

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Carolinchina Wed 21-Nov-12 20:29:31

What do you think of Bean as a boy's name? It's listed on Mumsnet's Baby Name Finder.

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Thu 22-Nov-12 08:52:23

Cute name. For a small dog.

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Thu 22-Nov-12 09:52:14

Just dreadful, cutsie and irritating.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 22-Nov-12 10:47:04

Perfect for a ginger kitten, gobbin.

carrielou2007 Thu 22-Nov-12 11:36:06

This is where I think you need to make the distinction between z name that is not your choice or to your liking bug is x perfectly useable name. For example I dislike z lot if names that begin with thd letter 'K' can 't explain shy just not my taste.

However, Bean as a name to go on z birth certificate is utterly ridiculous.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 22-Nov-12 13:07:13

Really?! No. Just no.

As a cute random nickname it's fine. As an actual name? No!

It would be like calling your son Carrot!

LimeLeafLizard Thu 22-Nov-12 16:08:41

My DSiS's BIL and wife gave their DS the middle name Bean (their nickname for the baby whilst she was pregnant). The family took the piss, a lot.

Sorrel, this happened in my family too - are you my sister?! grin

RobinSparkles Thu 22-Nov-12 16:12:10

I have trouble with Sean Bean as well, Grimma. I always want to call him Seen Been too!

Bean is fine...
As a nick name. I could never use it as an actual name though!

MrsHoarder Thu 22-Nov-12 16:13:43

Bean sounds like you got too attached to the pregnancy name to give it up. Almost as bad as naming the child baby bump.

Sallster Thu 22-Nov-12 16:17:10

It's my friend Nina's nickname. I think it came from us calling her Nina Ribena but I've known her for so long it's origins are lost in the mists of time!

EmpressOfTheMadBoxOfFrogs Thu 22-Nov-12 16:19:01

Some names are ugly but are still valid names - Bean is a very ugly word and not even remotely a name. If my parents had done that to me I'd have changed it as soon as I could and probably never forgiven them. DON'T DO IT.

JammySplodger Thu 22-Nov-12 16:23:15

Eer, no.

If you do go for it, please make sure they have a 'normal' middle name to fall back on.

SorrelForbes Thu 22-Nov-12 16:27:03

LimeLeafLizard Umm, maybe??!! Did you grow up somewhere touristy and now live somewhere else very touristy?

Cahooots Thu 22-Nov-12 17:13:46

Nah! Sounds abit silly to me. smile

LittleAbruzzenBear Thu 22-Nov-12 17:17:28

DS2 is 4 months old and I call him Squishy Boo Bean, but that isn't his actual name. I think of 'Mr' when I think of Bean.

LimeLeafLizard Thu 22-Nov-12 22:13:48

Sorrel, well, yes, sort of. Grew up touristy-rural, now live near London.
My sister doesn't have any children - so if you do, the name Bean is just a strange co-incidence!

SorrelForbes Thu 22-Nov-12 23:42:48

Ah, definitely not my DSiS then as we grew up near London and we have both moved away grin

Carolinchina Mon 03-Dec-12 15:04:34

So definitely no for a first name, but how about as a second name? It's not like we use our second names much anyway, right?

Merrycuckingfistmas Mon 03-Dec-12 15:07:20

Are you having a laugh? You can't seriously want to call you kid bean, do you want him to get bullied?

EmpressOfTheNorthPole Mon 03-Dec-12 15:22:47

But why?

It's such an ugly word.

TheSecondComing Mon 03-Dec-12 15:25:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EldritchCleavage Mon 03-Dec-12 15:26:31

Grimma, my sister calls Sean Bean Sin Bin because he's usually the baddie.

CheerfulYank Mon 03-Dec-12 15:41:14

It's my cousin's nickname, but she's actually Hannah. smile

As a real name, just no.

SoupDragon Mon 03-Dec-12 15:49:01

No. It is stupid.

Imagine yourself going into a room and saying "Hi, my name is Bean." and then decide if you want to do that to your child. Even as a middle name it is daft.

You are naming a person not a dog.

WankbadgersBreakfast Mon 03-Dec-12 15:49:25

dd's nickname is "bean." usually she gets immibean. not for a birth certificate name though.

JuliaScurr Mon 03-Dec-12 16:01:48

dp said 'No. It's stupid. And in some countries would be illegal'.

He is right. It should be illegal here.

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