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If said my son was called Cameron...

(42 Posts)
Christelle2207 Sun 17-Mar-13 14:22:07

Would you automatically think Tory pm? It's the only name both dh and I like (baby not coming until August) yet a few days after deciding we liked the name I realised...
Am vehemently anti-Tory though don't find DC as objectionable as some of them.
I'm pretty sure it would be a non- issue when he is older and DC is no longer pm, and my good friends would know without asking that there was no link, but I can't fathom the idea of people that don't know me that well thinking I named him after a Tory pm when I definitely didn't!!!!

VAVAV00M Sun 17-Mar-13 14:33:38

I think it is upper middle class in the midlands of the south but I know some horrid boys with that name in the North West where I live...

doctorsnoddy Sun 17-Mar-13 14:37:10

My son is called Cameron David.. and I am vehemently anti Tory! He is a bit older however, born during a Labour government!

AKissIsNotAContract Sun 17-Mar-13 14:37:51

It makes me think of David Cameron, but it should be fine as long as you don't call the next one Gideon.

mrsbungle Sun 17-Mar-13 14:37:59

My 10 month old DS is called Cameron. Perfectly traditional Scottish name. Classless to me.

I'm Scottish but live in the Midlands, I have had nothing but nice comments about his name and no one has mentioned the dreaded DC!

There are plenty of 'horrid' people with all sorts of names va va voom Not sure what you mean by that comment.

Exhaustipated Sun 17-Mar-13 14:38:52

I would automatically think David, sorry!

Don't do it if you're vehemently anti Tory (but good on you for that)!

Christelle2207 Sun 17-Mar-13 14:39:11

Va va voom that's not good as we are in the NW!

Chrysanthemum5 Sun 17-Mar-13 14:42:11

It's quite normal in Scotkand wouldn't even occur to me to link it to Tories. Depends where you live I think

meala Sun 17-Mar-13 14:55:33

I love the name but wouldn't use it because of the meaning. It means crooked nose!

Trills Sun 17-Mar-13 14:56:03

It might make me think of Cameron Diaz smile

stargirl1701 Sun 17-Mar-13 14:56:06

No. I would assume you were Scottish.

AWimbaWay Sun 17-Mar-13 14:59:22

I'd also just presume you were Scottish.

C0smos Sun 17-Mar-13 15:00:03

I'd think of the Cameron in Ferris Buellers Day Off (showing my age). I don't live in the UK though so David Cameron is not top of mind. On the plus side DC won't be PM for too much longer and he hasn't really done anything memorable.

Melpomene Sun 17-Mar-13 15:02:33

I love the name and wouldn't assume you were a Tory.

Bunbaker Sun 17-Mar-13 15:04:05

DD is 12 and has two Camerons in her class. She says that one of them is really annoying.

IroningBoredDaily Sun 17-Mar-13 15:05:23

I so think of DC unfortunately. I don't like the meaning of the name Cameron, so wouldn't use it for that reason mainly.

apatchylass Sun 17-Mar-13 15:07:32

Doesn't make me think of the PM at all. Just a classic Scottish name. I like it. But I know a very lovely Cameron.

AmandaPayneNeedsaHoliday Sun 17-Mar-13 15:13:07

No it wouldn't. I'd assume you had a Scottish link.

TerraNotSoFirma Sun 17-Mar-13 15:15:14

My DD is called Cameron, named after an aunt.
Vehemently anti Tory here, Shiny Dave didnt cross my mind.

Jasbro Sun 17-Mar-13 15:44:35

You might get the odd jokey reference made when he's born. But I wouldn't worry as I'm sure in five years David Cameron won't be top of everyone's mind. I see him more in the John Major than Thatcher category in terms of longevity and memorability.

sjupes Sun 17-Mar-13 16:17:17

I love cameron smile dave'll be long gone and you'll have a lovely child with a lovely name.

Beatrixpotty Sun 17-Mar-13 17:47:01

I would think one of you might be Scottish

Christelle2207 Sun 17-Mar-13 17:52:43

Thanks for interesting thoughts. Yes I know it means crooked nose or something which isn't ideal but still a nice name. Dh's dad is Scottish and we have a Scottish surname (mc...) so I think it goes quite well thought he might sound a bit "too" scottish for a boy who lives in england.

CocktailQueen Sun 17-Mar-13 17:54:53

I'd think you were Scottish! Lovely and common name in Scotland. Would not think Tory.

vamosbebe Sun 17-Mar-13 18:51:08

if I said my son's name was Cameron...

I'd say "Fry... Fry... Fry... Bueller...Bueller...Bueller" because I'm 38 and that's a great film! (I wouldn't say 'if you stuck a piece of coal up his ass, in two weeks you'd have a diamond'.)

Fab name, ignore the Tory connection, it'll be short-lived.

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