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(43 Posts)
Jellymuffin Sat 19-Jan-13 17:09:41

My husband and I are both keen on Reacher for our boy but don't know if I'm brave enough! So what do people think?

Ham69 Sat 19-Jan-13 22:46:36

My immediate thought was being sick also. Sorry, it's awful.

Narked Sat 19-Jan-13 23:07:43


RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 19-Jan-13 23:10:08

It didn't make me think of being sick but it is awful anyway. The elf in HP is Kreacher, not Treacher btw.

sparkle12mar08 Sat 19-Jan-13 23:18:59

Reacher Gilt is hardly a pleasant character. Why not go the whole hog and call him Moist though? Or take your pick from Claude Maximilian Overton Transpire Dibbler. I'm a geek. Sue me!

ifitsnotanarse Sat 19-Jan-13 23:26:36

If he arrives wearing an eye-patch and parrot they go for it. grin

squoosh Sun 20-Jan-13 00:12:22

Only if his brothers were called Stretcher and Pusher. And little sister Grabber of course.

Seriously, I would laugh my bum off at the people who called their kid Reacher. In the polite privacy of my own home of course.


BreconBeBuggered Sun 20-Jan-13 00:15:46

Sorry, it's a pukey name. And anywhere in the UK where it doesn't suggest vomiting, he'll be called creechur instead.

OkayHazel Sun 20-Jan-13 14:31:12

Katydive The house elf you are referring to is called Kreacher.

cocoachannel Sun 20-Jan-13 15:32:52

My first thought was Kreacher.

FirstTimeForEverything Sun 20-Jan-13 15:35:07

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iclaudius Sun 20-Jan-13 15:36:27

And what's wrong with Claude?

YouOldSlag Sun 20-Jan-13 15:38:10

Dreadful. Everybody will feel sorry for him.

Katydive Sun 20-Jan-13 17:12:41

Oh, Kreacher, that's it, sorry!! Still reminded me of that in the first instance, and although Retching is the correct term for being sick, I also remember it being known as 'Reaching' !

goldiehorn Sun 20-Jan-13 22:11:57

Please dont call your son Reacher. It is a terrible name and kids at school WILL call him Reacher Round...

JamesAndTheGiantBanana Sun 20-Jan-13 22:16:39

YES, everyone would call him Reacharound! Oh poor you, it was an unusual, different sort of name idea, but I wouldn't... smile

bridgetsmum Sun 20-Jan-13 22:21:16

No no no, please do not call your child Reacher! Life is hard enough as it is

PickledInAPearTree Sun 20-Jan-13 22:21:30

Ooooooooh no.

ProphetOfDoom Sun 20-Jan-13 22:24:47

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