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MolotovCocktail Sun 03-Feb-13 19:04:59

... came across this name in a children's magazine. It is an actual child's name.

Whilst I would prefer to remain objective, open-minded and, well, cool with what others choose for their kids' names, I was left thinking 'WTF?!?!' with this one.

Ocean could be a name that works well on a child, be it a boy or girl; Melody would work on a girl, too. But as a combination? Hmmm ...

DuckMeInTheGrass Sun 03-Feb-13 19:06:56

I think its beautiful.

MolotovCocktail Sun 03-Feb-13 20:01:01

Pleeeaaase don't tell me I'm the only one who thinks it's slightly ridiculous ...

FellatioNels0n Sun 03-Feb-13 20:05:23

I don't like the hyphenated bit. the two together are too much of a clunky mouthful. I was horrified the first time I heard Ocean as a girl's name, but I'm getting used to it now. I can't say I like it though. Melody is quite pretty but I would never use it myself.

Mrsrobertduvall Sun 03-Feb-13 20:16:32

I hate hyphenated names anyway.

Cakethrow Sun 03-Feb-13 20:17:39

Sounds like a fisher price cot mobile.

MidnightMasquerader Sun 03-Feb-13 20:23:49

Oh thank goodness - I thought you were coming on to get our opinions on it, and I was worrying how the thread would go, and what some of the more vociferous posters might have to say...! grin

coffeeinbed Sun 03-Feb-13 20:26:12

For a dolphin.

OneHundredSecondsofSolitude Sun 03-Feb-13 20:28:49

It's what pammie and the hoff would call their love child

MolotovCocktail Sun 03-Feb-13 20:30:23

I feel a bit guilty because this is a real little girl's name, after all. I can see the sweet intentions that may have driven the name choice: Ocean and Melody and good enough as first names on their own.

But I'm really confused how Ocean-Melody would work in reality.
It's too wordy and a bit silly when said aloud together, IMHO.

coppertop Sun 03-Feb-13 20:32:06

It sounds like the parents were Dr Who fans and looking for a variation of "River Song".

usualsuspect Sun 03-Feb-13 20:33:21

It's quite pretty.

gillian88 Sun 03-Feb-13 20:36:22

I know a Melody-Love blush

ThePoorMansBeckySharp Mon 04-Feb-13 07:37:14

It's not to my taste, put it that way.

12ylnon Mon 04-Feb-13 10:04:25

Agree with coffee i'm afraid.
I'm sorry, it just reminds me of that woman on real housewives of NYC that called her girls Sea and Teddy (Thaddeus). It also sounds an awful like 'river song' (Melody Pond) from dr who. Not a fan i'm afraid.
Melody on it's own is lovely though.

Backinthebox Mon 04-Feb-13 10:09:03

My 5 year old daughter has a boy called Ocean in her class at school. She came home one day and said 'Ocean - that's not a proper name is it? It's just the sea.'

Combined with Melody, it's leaving the poor child open to all kinds of stick later on.

pepperrabbit Mon 04-Feb-13 10:09:34

The trouble is it only sounds pretty and cute on a small pretty and cute girl.
But a grown woman? No chance of gravitas with hypens! Please.
Actually it reminds me of a poncey paint name, maybe a soft blue with hints of aqua.

shoobidoo Mon 04-Feb-13 11:14:20

'Ocean - that's not a proper name is it? It's just the sea.'

But lots of names are also nouns (e.g. Miles, Mark, Willow, Rose, Lily, Bear, Tiger etc) and kids are pretty accepting of most names.

I don't mind Ocean but personally wouldn't hyphenate it with Melody. But I certainly wouldn't think 'WTF?!!'. It's just a name.

Leorapoy Tue 05-Feb-13 04:38:21

I once knew of a family that called all 5 of their daughters Ocean-related names.

Ocean (of course)
(and finally) Sandy.

I think they were starting to scrape the barrel with the last one.

I will never understand silly things like this!

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Tue 05-Feb-13 04:42:08

Would not look good on a CV.

shoobidoo Tue 05-Feb-13 11:14:08

Depending what else was on her CV!

ErikNorseman Tue 05-Feb-13 11:15:48

Ridiculous. I totally judge people who hyphenate names, even more so when they aren't even proper names.

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Tue 05-Feb-13 15:15:46

Good point Shoo.

LexyMa Tue 05-Feb-13 15:18:27

And over on the right hand side of this page I see in 'Mumsnet latest'... "Opal Moonbaby is our children's chapter book of the month."

Opal-moonbaby. It's on my list, it surely doodley is!

iseenodust Tue 05-Feb-13 15:19:38

Queues behind Erik.

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