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Too Twilight?

(22 Posts)
LadyD84 Wed 02-Jan-13 12:08:28

DD is Alice and we both like Edward for a boy but worry it looks like I'm a Twilight fanatic?

Am I over-worrying?!


farmersdaugther Wed 02-Jan-13 12:09:22

You're over thinking it! grin

Lovely names.

Catchingmockingbirds Wed 02-Jan-13 12:10:36

I would think you've named them that because of twilight, sorry.

SurreyWithAFringeOnTop Wed 02-Jan-13 12:30:35

I have never read or seen Twilight so would not make the connection at all.

You are overthinking it IMO - I have to admit I would do the same! But I don't see an issue at all.

badtime Wed 02-Jan-13 12:34:00

Like many other people, I have never read or seen Twilight, and I would only recognise a few names from it. As long as you don't call your children Edward, Isabella, Jacob and Renesmee, I think it won't cross most people's minds.

CheungFun Wed 02-Jan-13 12:34:28

I think you're over thinking it...if you had a Renesme then I'd think you were a massive fan grin

OkayHazel Wed 02-Jan-13 14:09:22

Twilight it on it's way out, and only really popular with teenage girls and tragic Fifty Shades mums.

When your kids are older, noone will make the Twilight connection.

AmandaPayne Wed 02-Jan-13 14:10:30

It would not cross my mind.

Renesme is the only one that would scream it to me. Have never read any of the books.

Viviennemary Wed 02-Jan-13 15:36:13

I've never read the Twilight books so wouldn't make that connection. And I doubt anybody will even remember these books in a few years.

AgathaTrunchbull Wed 02-Jan-13 15:45:22

It's really not like naming your kids Ron and Hermione. Edward has many, many other associations.

LadyD84 Wed 02-Jan-13 17:04:14

Thanks that is what I hoped, it doesn't really deserve to be remembered for years and it would be a shame if such nice names were forever associated with such drippy characters! (Although 50 shades has definitely ruined the name Christian which I also quite liked!)

Do you think in 10 years all the twilight obsessed teenagers will be having babies and Edward and Bella will become the no1 names?

AmandaPayne Wed 02-Jan-13 17:45:11

Nah, they'll have grown out if by then. And Bella is so popular with this generation that they will think it naff and overused grin

LondonInHighHeeledBoots Wed 02-Jan-13 18:59:49

It had tainted it slightly for me I must say! Crappy author, good taste in names angry I love a few 'Twilight' names that are forever off the list.

AlexanderS Wed 02-Jan-13 19:23:58

No, they are both classic names with many associations apart from the Twilight one.

OneLittleToddlingTerror Thu 03-Jan-13 10:43:32

LadyD84 I think Christian is ok as it's quite a popular name, with many other Christian around. Anastatia on the other hand, is something I won't touch now.

TessOfTheBaublevilles Thu 03-Jan-13 10:58:32

No - not at all - because they are both long established names.

They have other associations too, both are royal names for example.

monica77798 Thu 03-Jan-13 12:18:11

Nobody will remember Twilight in 5 years. To be honest, I never would have made the connection from Alice and Edward anyway. They are both nice names, don't be put off by a series of lame vampire movies that nobody will care about in years to come.

Mockingcurl Thu 03-Jan-13 12:23:37

My 20 year old son is called Edward. No one has ever said anything to him about Twilight or 50.

telsa Thu 03-Jan-13 12:42:31

Don't even know what Twilight is - names are very nice. Twilight will be forgotten - whatever it was.And who knows what other names will gain other associations in future.

Snowflakepie Thu 03-Jan-13 14:49:58

Edward and bella might raise eyebrows, but not Alice. They are lovely classic names, don't think anyone would really make the twilight connection tbh.

ScaredySquirrel Thu 03-Jan-13 14:52:37

I have an Edward and an Isabella and no one has ever made the connection (we call him a nn of Edward though). in addition I am called one of the other names and my older son is too! No one has ever said anything!

LadyD84 Thu 03-Jan-13 16:50:49

Thank you, that has put that worry to rest. Baby names used to be one of my favourite things to think about but now I'm feeling really stressed about it- even woke up in the middle of the night with my brain still churning it over and couldn't get back to sleep!

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