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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.

BonzoDooDah Mon 14-Jan-13 14:02:09

My twin boy and girl love their names: Branston and Piccalilli and they play really nicely with the French kid next-door: Béarnaise

DeltaUniformDeltaEcho Mon 14-Jan-13 14:09:19

Well my twin boys are Stewart and Dumpling.

They have a sister called Primula.

FairPhyllis Mon 14-Jan-13 14:11:46

Rocket for a boy.

Tropicana for a girl.

SageBush Mon 14-Jan-13 14:13:55

I plan on calling a future DD Jam - simple, tasteful and classic.

Next DS could be Stock - I think that sounds smart and manly.

FloatyBeatie Mon 14-Jan-13 14:20:03

Whenever I shorten a name I always keep all the leftover letters in the hope that I can use them to make "Stock." Then I keep the Stock in the freezer in case I have a baby unexpectedly and need to whip up a name at short notice.

Heavywheezing Mon 14-Jan-13 14:20:49

Marmite, though is a name you either love or hate

What about Nutella for a girl? Ribena is very cute. Or marinara?

Gruyere sounds very manly though.

BonzoDooDah Mon 14-Jan-13 14:45:04

You're right about Marmite being a love-hate name. That's why we rejected it. We did ponder Vegimite but thought they'd get too many comments if they liked bacon and we didn't want to restrict their life choices.

BonzoDooDah Mon 14-Jan-13 14:45:22

*Vegemite grrr

Yoghurty Mon 14-Jan-13 14:49:18

Aww, someone has mentioned my name as a possible name- I'm flattered. It's such a feminine name, don't you think?

We were loving the trend of using symbols rather than a full name, so DS is 0%.

Future DD will be Nutella.

Heavywheezing Mon 14-Jan-13 14:56:39

Yoghurty, I can see you are a woman ahead of your time. I can see a trend coming on. Why not 110% though?

Peachy, plummy, coconutty. Marvellous.

What about twins cokey, and hokey. It would be either in or out, or then you could shake it all about.

JoanByers Mon 14-Jan-13 15:07:03

My daughter is called Lassi.

And my son is called Sam Osa.

peachyyy Mon 14-Jan-13 15:12:11

All manner of things can be found in our fridge: Otrivine and Covonia have a lovely ring to them. If I have twin girls, I'm sorted.

I have a called Sausage Roll pronounced as sos-arge Ro-ell.

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 15:34:28

What do people think of Couscous for a dd? I think its lovely and feminine without being too flowery. We already have a Risotto and a Pilaff so it would go nicely with those.

Percephone Mon 14-Jan-13 15:47:56

I think Baby Belle would be a nice name for a little girl.

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 15:50:03

I actually love the name rhubarb for a girl, but DH thinks it sounds a bit tarty.

sharond101 Mon 14-Jan-13 15:51:44

atthwelles you should keep trying for a boy because basmati, goes really nice with your choices too! And you can shorten it to "Baz" keeping you well up there in the number 1 names charts.

Mangetout and chorizo sound pretty sophisticated. Pavlova rather sweet. Honey must have been done to death. Ketchup, branston and brie could be plausible.

BigStickBIWI Mon 14-Jan-13 15:54:26

Colman would be a lovely boy's name, I think.

BigStickBIWI Mon 14-Jan-13 15:55:21

... although I think John West also has a certain cachet

MrsDeVere Mon 14-Jan-13 16:02:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

monsterchild Mon 14-Jan-13 16:04:14

my kids are Arugula and Allium. We thought Garlic was a bit, well, common.

atthewelles Mon 14-Jan-13 16:05:40

Hi MrsDeVere How are little Fruit-Shoot and Gregg?

Sleepysand Mon 14-Jan-13 16:10:53

Babybel is actually quite a nice name

Patak has a sort of exotic feel for a boy

nilbyname Mon 14-Jan-13 16:11:38

we went a bit far east with our names

Miso (oldest boy)
Teryaki (Yaki for short, boy)
and our little darling Ume Boshi (little girl)

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 14-Jan-13 16:16:10

Um-Bongo for me. With added hyphen as it's unyooosual.

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