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I found inspiration for choosing baby names by looking in my fridge.

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FaxMactor Mon 14-Jan-13 11:35:06

Chardonnay, Champagne and Stella jumped out at me right away though they may be a little European for some.

Olive is a good old fashioned sounding name that we don't hear much these days, well not since On The Buses finished.

The cooling fruit gave us a number of really trendy names, Peaches, Mango, Apples etc but these aren't to everybody's tastes.

The one I eventually chose for my daughter was Danone, a nice healthy sounding name and funnily enough we fed her with plenty of yoghurt during her formative years.
It's a real shame she's now a bit on the fat side but your shape can't always reflect your name, though my teenage son Pizza probably wouldn't have agreed.

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Mon 14-Jan-13 12:12:31

We like to think of ourselves as a bit hip, a bit trendy, so we do hope that little Pesto will fit in well at his new school. Of course his big sister Sangiovese will help, as will the twins, Phil & Delphia.

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 12:14:58

There's a Chorizo and a Kale at DD's nursery.

TalkativeJim Mon 14-Jan-13 12:17:34

Loved Brie all through my pregnancy, but it turned out to be twins so they are Port & Salut.

bonceaswell Mon 14-Jan-13 12:20:41

I am eyeing the 'Black Farmers Daughter' sausages in my fridge but sadly neither of these descriptions are the slightest bit accurate when it comes to my DD.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 14-Jan-13 12:22:56

Hello. This thread was actually started by an invader from another forum but it's so funny, we're going to leave it... grin

<ROFL at Port and Salut>

megandraper Mon 14-Jan-13 12:23:47

Peppa (branded kiddie yoghurts here)
Pepanino - little mini sausages, but has a nice Italian feel
Lettice (lettuce)
Activia (the kind of name that could benefit from a few random capital letters or apostrophes)

JustFabulous Mon 14-Jan-13 12:27:05

I am considering Salami.

<muses if DH would get his snip unsnipped>

aufaniae Mon 14-Jan-13 12:28:36

When Footballers' wives was popular, there were three spellings of Chardonnay in the top 50 girls' names.

That means lots of girls were not only called Chardonnay, but incorrectly spelt too. Poor things!

aufaniae Mon 14-Jan-13 12:30:11

I saw a guy on Pet Rescue once proudly announcing he was going to call his two new rescue kittens Charlie & Stella shock

Guess it went over the heads of the younger viewers!

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 12:30:40

Sorry, but I think Brie is getting very common now. .
I like the 'old lady chic' names like Cheddar, Stilton and Wensley-Dale

TheHouseofMirth Mon 14-Jan-13 12:59:22

DS1 would have been Quinoa he been a girl but I'm glad we didn't use it as it's terribly common now.

LouiseFisher Mon 14-Jan-13 13:02:19

I do like the name 'Cravendale' if i ever have another child, I will use this approach to naming smile

FloatyBeatie Mon 14-Jan-13 13:02:30

If I had daughters I would call them Salmonella and Listeria. Beautiful names from my fridge.

FloatyBeatie Mon 14-Jan-13 13:05:08

(As it is I only have sons. E. Coli and Streptococcus.)

oopslateagain Mon 14-Jan-13 13:06:51

I rather like Umami, Tahini or Vegusto, but DH says they sound foreign. sad

I think he'd like something a bit more traditional, so to irritate him I'll probably go with a2.

FuriousRox Mon 14-Jan-13 13:08:45

Sausagecasserole, nn sassy cassy, has a certain ring to it.

What about Halloumi and Emmental for twins?

RightsaidFreud Mon 14-Jan-13 13:08:58

There have to be some siblings out there called sam and ella.

marchwillsoonbehere Mon 14-Jan-13 13:09:59

What do mean by an invader from another forum Helen? Is this an MN rule I am missing, viz thou shalt not contribute to any other forum?

Psammead Mon 14-Jan-13 13:10:53

These are all a bit hoity-toity for my tastes.

I prefer a nice, down to earth Marge.

Abbicob Mon 14-Jan-13 13:11:32

I have gone for Teriyaki - I know not quite main stream but has a certain ring to it. Better than Noodles sat right next to it.

jetstar Mon 14-Jan-13 13:13:52

We're thinking Maggi & Victoria (Plum)

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 14-Jan-13 13:14:31


What do mean by an invader from another forum Helen? Is this an MN rule I am missing, viz thou shalt not contribute to any other forum?

No, posting on other forums is allowed (if you really have to smile) but not coming from other forums in a (more or less) planned way in order to troll/cause trouble/have a larf at MNers.

RightsaidFreud Mon 14-Jan-13 13:14:33

I too would like to know what an invader from another forum is. What forum did they come from? Should we take them to our leader?

GoldPlatedNineDoors Mon 14-Jan-13 13:15:16

Im going to name the next one Salsa Verde is she is a She, and Perinaise if a He.

CheungFun Mon 14-Jan-13 13:15:34

Just had a check, and what do you all think of Pork for a boy? It has a masculine sound and I like one syllable names so that people won't shorten the name.

If I have a girl one day, I think the name Courgette is growing on me, sounds kind of French...?

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