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Names that nice but have too much of an association.

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chocolateicecream Thu 22-Nov-12 21:05:39

I like the name Marigold but it would completely get associated with a pair of gloves, as a result I wouldn't use it. Actually, I initially think of the song Marigold by the Foo's but not many others would.

StellaNova Fri 23-Nov-12 15:23:15

goldplated I know! Lovely name, lovely meaning - but beer. That's why I have to use it as a user name instead of actually calling a child it (although I only have boys so not sure they would have appreciated it anyway).

I think you can take associations too far though - I like Rose, DH was all "what about Rose West?" - but I just don't think that's the first thing people think when they hear Rose.

chocolateI knew a girl at school called Heidi with a Germanic surname, it didn't seem to cause any probs although I didn't know her well. In the book isn't it short for Adelheid?

amazingmumof6 Sat 24-Nov-12 03:06:25

hjtunny SIL's friends have a boy and a girls called Sam and Ella. just say it quickly: Sam an' Ella

Caladria Sat 24-Nov-12 09:35:50

Martha. I like the sound, but have you read her bible scene lately? Jesus tells her to quit complaining and get on with the housework. You might as well be called 'Drudge' or 'Skivvy'. And I can't get past Philip meaning 'Lover of Horses' either.

MadStaringEyes Sat 24-Nov-12 16:20:30

I really liked Gideon till I read it meant 'man with a stump for an arm' and it killed it for me.

Madeline sounds odd to me now, but that could be because I live quite close to where the McCanns live, so its still in the news quite often.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 24-Nov-12 17:13:46

Jasper. DP insists it's too related to wasps to ever use. English people and their stupid odd slang terms hmm

Ptolemy - name of historically vile incestuous,muderous family.

Arlo - loved it until a friend pointed out it was an anagram of oral sad

Meredith - not me personally,DP again,but he strongly associates it with Meredith Kercher.

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