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Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullem's baby is called...

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salvadory Thu 07-Mar-13 20:00:59

Margot. What does everyone think?

aquashiv Mon 18-Mar-13 22:06:13

Sounds rather bleugh but am sure as its their baby and the baby will be lovely it will become lovely like all names do.

Mollydoggerson Mon 18-Mar-13 22:11:53


arabesque Mon 15-Apr-13 13:25:46

Only just realised they've had a second child, called Margot, and thought 'I bet there's a thread about it on MN'.

I think it's a lovely name - pretty and retro but a change from all the Sophies, Evies and Rubys currently floating around. It reminds me of childhood books and, of course, the beautiful Margot Fonteyn.

I agree it's also nice when a celeb doesn't turn themselves inside out to find some unusual, never been used before, really stupid name to land their child with.

Still18atheart Mon 15-Apr-13 19:35:17

I like it

Although reckon she could have been conceived whilst watching the Good Life

Still18atheart Mon 15-Apr-13 19:35:47

Lyra on the other hand sounds too much like lycra

MummyBurrows Mon 15-Apr-13 23:30:43

I agree with Bibs123...

I think Margot is awful. Lyra not much better either but I've lost pretty much all faith in celebs giving their offspring a reletively normal,pretty name...the "old/classic" names are coming back into "fashion" and circulation but I think some are better off as middle names rather than first names...don't get me wrong,some of the newer,mordern names aren't much better,worse infact in some cases,especially celebs kids names choices, like Apple,Sparrow and Buddy Bear for example!

thermalsinapril Mon 15-Apr-13 23:46:24


outtolunchagain Mon 15-Apr-13 23:58:39

Love it ,I think it's a beautiful name

nooka Tue 16-Apr-13 03:46:13

I think it's very nice, classic without being too try hard.

For those being very blunt you might want to note that the OP's dd is also called Margot and perhaps be slightly gentler.

3boysgirlontheway Tue 16-Apr-13 07:01:28

Not a name I would choose, but, it's okay.

MummyBurrows Tue 16-Apr-13 14:10:10

Nobody wants to cause offence to anyone who has a certain name or called their DC a certain name but if we all argeed and thought/said every name under the sun that ever gets suggested or mentioned was lovely and nice then the world would be a very boring place smile Plus name choices are very much an "each to their own" thing in reality. I know I wouldn't call my child half the names I've had suggested to me on my thread but then there's people that would never call their child the name(s) I've come out with either lol. There will always be people that will love a name and others that will hate it. Its just a case of varying personal taste and I'm sure the OP didn't expect everyone to say what a lovely name it is just because its a name they chose for their child but she,and obviously sophie dahl and jamie cullum,love the name and that's all that really matters,not the opinions of a bunch of strangers on a forum smile xx

LilyBolero Tue 16-Apr-13 14:10:35

Love it!

LilyBolero Tue 16-Apr-13 14:11:32

Apart from the Good Life (which I loved anyway), it makes me think of Margot Frank, Anne Frank's older sister.

elQuintoConyo Tue 16-Apr-13 14:15:37

I can just hear a very dismissive "Jerry!"said in a cutlglass accent.

It's a name that always makes me smile, so for that reason: fabulous, imvho grin

mawbroon Tue 16-Apr-13 14:25:23

I'm so behind!! I had no idea they were a couple!

rowtunda Tue 16-Apr-13 19:44:53

Love it - would be on my list but unfortunately it is the name of my hairdressers dog!

shesariver Tue 16-Apr-13 22:56:15

Sorry I will have to go against the grain here but I think its awful.

frutilla Wed 17-Apr-13 02:13:14

Sounds nice, but written it reminds me of maggot.

DandyDan Wed 17-Apr-13 21:57:20

First thought - lovely name
Second thought - Margot Frank, Anne's sister.
Third thought - Margot Fonteyn

Definitely didn't think "Margo Leadbetter" - that is a slightly different name anyway.

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