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Sibling for Lysander

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CaringMum28 Tue 01-Jan-13 22:57:45

Currently pregnant have a 3yr old Lysander known as Xander for short.
Want another rare name with a good nickname for no2 please?!
NB white British, no welsh/ Scottish names please as don't like grin thanks

Roseformeplease Thu 03-Jan-13 19:38:44

White British? How do you define that? Surely our lines are too blurred for that to be easy. What about James - King of England, born in Scotland. Or Mary, a Biblical name used in both places. Do you mean no Celtic names? How can you not like all names from two entire countries? Weird.

MacaroniAndWalnut Thu 03-Jan-13 19:40:38

I'd continue with the Jilly cooper theme so Rupert, xavier, Cosmo, rannaldino, tabitha, perdita, oh so many

mynameis Thu 03-Jan-13 19:46:09

smile Also in the Jilly Cooper theme.
Aren't his brothers called Hector and Alexander in the book?

countrykitten Thu 03-Jan-13 20:45:10

Hector is an hilarious name! It's a bit like Boris but nicer - I think Hector is actually a good choice AND it's staying with the Greek theme.

bananaramma Thu 03-Jan-13 21:24:13

But to hector means to bully/to torment. Not a great association imo.

SpikyLikey Thu 03-Jan-13 21:28:48

Lysander is lovely.

Thea (tay-ah)

lockets Thu 03-Jan-13 21:32:35

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Roseformeplease Thu 03-Jan-13 22:19:42

Lots of Hectors in Scotland - better not suggest that one.

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 03-Jan-13 22:22:00

well I like Fabian and Raphael (nn Rafe) but then I would really grin

countrykitten Thu 03-Jan-13 22:49:30

Rose - that's interesting about Hector being popular in Scotland. Shame the OP won't be interested because of that as it is a good name.

Come to think of it - the brief is a little weird for this one isn't it?

FoxtrotFoxtrotSierra Thu 03-Jan-13 22:52:41

Some talk of Alexander and some of Hercules
Of Hector and Lysander and such great names as these

Love Hector a lot. Can you see it as Greek rather than Scottish OP?

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Roseformeplease Fri 04-Jan-13 16:02:30

Yes, Foxtrot, weird and (perhaps) a little racist. Not only no Welsh or Scottish but specifically White British. Surely, having names suggested that you do not like is hardly offensive while dismissing them based on country of origin or colour is a bit offensive.

amck5700 Fri 04-Jan-13 17:09:18

yes I feel offended, and she hasn't come back either. I think she meant white go with her son's Greek name hmm

Maybe she just put it badly and meant she likes traditional but unusual names? <gives benefit of doubt>

Roseformeplease Fri 04-Jan-13 17:12:20

Maybe she is hiding in case I set the boys in kilts on her?

lockets Fri 04-Jan-13 17:21:58

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amck5700 Fri 04-Jan-13 17:30:53

lockets, lots of people have tried to help including those who were offended smile

Just because someone worded something badly, doesn't mean that the sentiment doesn't exist. However, I agree that if she had simply said that she'd like something along the same lines as Lysander then she would maybe have not been thought of as possibly racist - I was joking about being offended btw.....and yes, it would be a strange world if we all liked the same names but I don't think anyone would particularly give any Celtic suggestions with the original brief so all could have been avoided.

tetleymel Fri 04-Jan-13 17:38:20

How is Xander a nick name for Lysander?

Electra was in love with her father, wasn't she? Like a female Oedipus?

Never seen so many pretentious names on one thread.

amck5700 Fri 04-Jan-13 18:24:28

tetleymel - How is Xander a nick name for Lysander? It's not as I said above - you could have Sandy (very Scottish) or Zander at a push.

mynameis Fri 04-Jan-13 18:28:39

I would go with Sandy being the shortened version too

lockets Fri 04-Jan-13 18:41:19

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amck5700 Fri 04-Jan-13 18:46:33

Hmm - all down to accents I guess. Bit of a diversion, but I've noticed people from the Southern half of GB writing "draw" instead of "drawer" as apparently it sounds exactly the same. There is a whole syllable missing in my accent smile

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