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I have fallen in love with a name, what would you think if you met a child called....

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CatchingMockingbirds Wed 19-Dec-12 16:31:38

I'd feel sorry for him tbh sorry. It's an awful name.

squoosh Wed 19-Dec-12 17:30:28

Don't do it!

I'd assume Sherlock Holmes fan, plus three syllables is my limit in a first name.

GlaikitFizzogTheChristmasElf Wed 19-Dec-12 17:40:03

What about mycroft instead? grin

I'm Scottish (incase my nn isn't obvious) Murray shouldn't be short for anything. If you still want moriarty maybe use moray as a nn. They are pronounced almost exactly the same Murray is muh-ray moray moh-ray. But I suppose it depends on your accent. I really think you have to say it with a hard R.

Paidraigh is nice. I'm sensing a Gaelic theme. Any connection?

Exp wants to shorten Padraigh to Patsy shock

We will be choosing an Irish name as exp is Irish and for some reason it's important to him. I like Tiernan but it just doesn't have the same impact as Moriarty.

I actually quite like Mycroft

Any name we choose would have to fit in with ds3s name Cormac which Moriarty doesn't really - could always change ds3s name to something more suitable though wink

squoosh Wed 19-Dec-12 17:57:59

Patsy? Ummmmmm..................

I hope ExP doesn't get to call all the shots. Tiernan is way better than Moriarty or Padraigh.

GinSoakedMu1berryLush Wed 19-Dec-12 17:59:33

irish sur name. had a chemistry teacher called mr moriarty and he was hilarious. but....... as a first name? nope.

GinSoakedMu1berryLush Wed 19-Dec-12 18:00:38

I like Padraig. not with an h on the end of it though.

Straw poll though. Has anybody every known a padraig who ended up not being called podge? much prefer Patrick.

GinSoakedMu1berryLush Wed 19-Dec-12 18:01:37

Xpartner? hmmm. I would say I'm pushing this baby out. The name is........ [your choice]

GinSoakedMu1berryLush Wed 19-Dec-12 18:03:45

What about what's important to you? i'm irish btw but as a woman with an xp I say to you sod the irish names and go with what you like! what is important to you? what do you like? seriously?

GlaikitFizzogTheChristmasElf Wed 19-Dec-12 18:32:35

Ooh I love cormac! I knew a cormac once <gazes out into the distance>

I've been informed that DSs name is Irish rather than Scottish, Blair. Something to do with an Irish uprising or something.

Cillian is lovely, but you might not like 2 C names. Wouldn't bother me!

Ruairidh/ruairi (fada over the second i in the second spelling but I don't know how to do it!)
Tadgh pronounced tag

Anything there??

WantAnOrange Wed 19-Dec-12 18:42:00

I'd think it was poncy, but my DD's name is Artemis which is poncetastic so I guess I like poncy!

Gaiklit - ALL those names are on my list shock including Cillian, but having two names starting with 'C' bugs me, it just doesn't look right.

Podge grin

It's not important to me whether his name is Irish or not, but it would fit in with the other boys names if it was and would match the surname.

GlaikitFizzogTheChristmasElf Wed 19-Dec-12 19:50:56

Wowsers! Great minds eh? grin Could you spell is with a K? My name book suggests yu can, but might be a bit yooneek!

I would have a ruairidh if we have another ds.

SheilaWheeler Wed 19-Dec-12 19:56:17

Oo, Tadgh, now I do like that!

squoosh Wed 19-Dec-12 20:01:59

Tadgh is pronounced Tie-g not Tag.

GlaikitFizzogTheChristmasElf Wed 19-Dec-12 20:09:15

Not the one I know squoosh.

squoosh Wed 19-Dec-12 20:13:45

Where's he from?

Jasbro Wed 19-Dec-12 20:16:30

I'd think the parents were pretentious, trying too hard to be quirky. Sorry, but that's the truth.

GlaikitFizzogTheChristmasElf Wed 19-Dec-12 20:17:41


Selky Wed 19-Dec-12 20:23:52

It's a cat's name. And so is Mycroft for that matter.

commanderprimate Wed 19-Dec-12 20:25:03

I and my DP both think it us brilliant and very cool. Go for it!

GinSoakedMu1berryLush Wed 19-Dec-12 20:44:42

Diarmuid is lovely.

Tadhg is TadHg not TadGh

GlaikitFizzogTheChristmasElf Wed 19-Dec-12 20:50:27

Oops typo there! My friend is tadhg!

miaowmix Wed 19-Dec-12 20:51:47

Vg Hipposgobeserk grin

RiaUnderTheMistletoe Thu 20-Dec-12 21:00:16

My first thought was 'Might as well call him Voldemort.'

Although I do love Merlin.

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