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Thoughts on Paddington, Thatcher or Kipling

(94 Posts)
Vivee74 Sat 12-Jan-13 07:09:00

I need some honest opinions as we are getting no where with a boys name. 9 weeks to go.

For a girl was keen on jemima Elizabeth Matilda or maybe Cleopatra. Etc.

Don't want a name that is common, or Jack, Harry but also don't want something made up. Needs to have a nickname /formal name they can grow with.

I go through stages if liking the below to thinking they are mean. Please let me know your thoughts not any other suggestions are welcome.

Paddington/ Paddy

Please help,

Kveta Sat 12-Jan-13 07:11:47

Frederick is good. The rest are not names for humans really.

ZooAnimals Sat 12-Jan-13 07:11:57

I think you're having a laugh grin

It's a joke right?

You're not actually considering using Paddington, Thatcher or Kipling?

PrincessOfChina Sat 12-Jan-13 07:12:50

Freddie is fine, but it's pretty common.

I could deal with Paddy but certainly not Paddington Bear

Kipling is ok. Thatcher is awful. Please don't.

How about Kinsgley, Rafferty or Sawyer?

strawberrypenguin Sat 12-Jan-13 07:16:49

Paddington is a bear (or a train station)
Kipling makes cakes
Not sure about Thatcher its better than he too two and I know from watching American shows that it used in the states (are you American? of so we probably need to judge these a little differently)
I like Freddie though
Sorry to be harsh but I thought you would want honest answers what about something like Benedict, Horatio, Arlo or similar.

VinegarDrinker Sat 12-Jan-13 07:19:55

Paddington is a station, a bear or a (bit of a rough) bit of London.
I like strawberrypenguin's suggestions - though Arlo always makes me laugh as it's how a lot of people from Essex/East London say Harlow.

YokoUhOh Sat 12-Jan-13 07:24:59

I've got a Freddie, I chose it because I've only taught one Freddie in 7 years (alongside billions of Joes, Jacks, Joshes etc). It's number 36 in the top 100 currently.

Thatcher? You're wearing your politics on your sleeve, there...

Puffykins Sat 12-Jan-13 07:27:02

My sister's dog is called Kipling.

Coconutty Sat 12-Jan-13 07:27:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mrsL1984 Sat 12-Jan-13 07:30:40

Poor kid to be called any of them!! I know we live in a society of unusual names but come on get real!!!!

NannyPlumIsMyMum Sat 12-Jan-13 07:31:32

Freddie is fine.
The rest IMHO are not good for a person.

Pancakeflipper Sat 12-Jan-13 07:34:48

Freddie isn't unusual is it?

It's in the same league as Harry and Josh at our school. I like it.

I like Paddington but I would not call my child it.

niceupthedance Sat 12-Jan-13 07:36:33

What about other surname type names, like Harrison, Carter, Grayson?

Paddington and Thatcher would be quite embarrassing I think. Imagine shouting them in the playground...

dietstartstmoz Sat 12-Jan-13 07:47:05

As othershave said Freddie is the only name for a human. The others are awful. As is cleopatra. I will blame it on your pg hormones but i work in a secondary school and any child with a name like those would have a life of misery at school, the teachers would think you were a loon. Your child would be a laughing stock-consult the baby name books again!

Allinonebucket Sat 12-Jan-13 07:49:32

Out of your three unusual names, I could bear Kipling.

LilBlondePessimist Sat 12-Jan-13 07:52:17

Freddie is obviously the most 'normal', but therefore pretty popular. The only other one I like is thatcher. The test are, well, not good. I wouldn't call a little girl cleopatra. Or jemima.

Sirzy Sat 12-Jan-13 07:57:55

Just no.

Freddie is the only one of your boys names which is nice.

EmpressOfThePuddle Sat 12-Jan-13 08:00:33

I'm sorry but, what everyone else said. Maybe living in the US it would be different but here, Paddington would be setting a boy up for a lifetime of marmalade sandwich jokes and questions about stations and Darkest Peru. Or at the very least sympathy and guilty sniggers.

Thatcher would send out a strong message to his peers' parents about your politics being right wing.

Kipling would at least just be cake jokes.

Freddie is safe. Or something like Harrison or Grayson as someone else suggested?

LadyIsabellaWrotham Sat 12-Jan-13 08:06:00

You do realise you posted in Baby Names not the Dog House right?

I cannot overemphasise how much actual knee-jerk loathing you'd prompt in certain circles with a child named Thatcher. Many name-choices will make some people think you're a twat, but this is a choice which would prompt hatred.

How about Sterling?

SillyBeardyDaddyman Sat 12-Jan-13 08:06:36

I've tried hard to think of something constructive to say to you op, but all I can think of is bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha <breathe> ha ha ha ha ha!

SVN Sat 12-Jan-13 08:34:07

I suspect that this isn't a genuine post.

If it is, then, with the exception of Freddie, my reaction would be that those names are horrific for a child.

Cheeseswept Sat 12-Jan-13 08:40:59

I think I prefer Fenchurch,Blair or Tunnock personally

HoneyDragon Sat 12-Jan-13 08:43:20

Mmmmn Tunnocks

Vagaceratops Sat 12-Jan-13 08:45:55

Dog names.

EmpressOfThePuddle Sat 12-Jan-13 08:46:55

Fenchurch is for girls, if you go by Douglas Adanms.
If OP likes Paddy she could have a Patrick. I only know 2 of those, one was my grandfather and the other's in his 40s.

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