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Using hypothetical favourite future child's name in Starbucks order

(31 Posts)
travellingbird Fri 19-Apr-13 15:46:50

I've tried this a few times, and am wondering if anyone else has done this to see if the name you like feels funny or wonderful or get's your gut instinct going when it's said in relation to you, by a stranger when they write it on your coffee cup? They also say things out loud like, "A Tall Mocha for (insert baby name instead of adult name), here", as well.

DP and I talk baby names rather a lot, but it's nice to have a different view ... or is this all just terribly weird and embarrassing?
Latest coffee-name made me beam...

Lulabellarama Fri 19-Apr-13 15:50:43

You're mental smile

WhereBeThatBlackbirdTo Fri 19-Apr-13 15:55:31

Seems perfectly reasonable to me - I would probably use hypothetical future cat names though!

However, I can't bear Starbucks coffee so I won't be trying it any time soon.

MacCrackles Fri 19-Apr-13 20:18:14

I have a friend who does exactly this.

<wonders if you are my friend>

Hedwig3 Fri 19-Apr-13 20:18:28


Need to know the name that made you beam brew

MummyBurrows Fri 19-Apr-13 20:50:53

I don't drink coffee so have never done this but I see the logic behind it smile I just try out the names I like by saying them out loud repeatedly and writing them over and over again...occasionally try them out on the cat for a few hours or a day...poor bugger probably hasn't got a clue what his name is now and also probably now thinks he's a girl xx

MummyBurrows Fri 19-Apr-13 20:51:34

FWIW I'd really like to know what name made u beam too... smile xx

Metarie Fri 19-Apr-13 20:57:38

I shouted up and down the stairs grin

Thirstysomething Fri 19-Apr-13 22:36:16

I pretend to shout it across school playground/street.

StorFetHamster Sat 20-Apr-13 10:26:27

Ooh, I should try that! 3rd baby....still no idea!

Snazzynewyear Sat 20-Apr-13 10:34:57

Good idea!

whyno Sat 20-Apr-13 11:16:45

Brilliant. Now where's my nearest Starbucks?

Yonionekanobe Sat 20-Apr-13 17:50:59

I am going to do this! Genius!

butterflybuns Sat 20-Apr-13 18:00:14

Pretend to call them in for their tea. If you feel a plonker then name needs to be changed.

HoneyDragon Sat 20-Apr-13 18:02:59

I just made dh name them. That way I had some one to blame.

Unami Sat 20-Apr-13 23:34:26

That's a great idea. We don't think we want to try out names with friends and family in case they put us off any names we love, but there are a few that we want to pass the 'laugh-test', or the smirk-test, or the eh?-test. Getting a stranger to call it out in this way is a great idea.

I'm totally going to be doing this.

Malkofish Sun 21-Apr-13 19:12:25

I think this is both a bit mental and a bit genius. Going to try it myself!

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sun 21-Apr-13 19:15:41

That's a really good idea.

I once went through a phase of homaging my favourite sitcom characters through Starbucks coffee - Jacqui, Darlene, Crystal, Roseanne etc... Unfortunately I always go to same branch so they cottoned on.

simplesusan Sun 21-Apr-13 22:58:53

Are you actually pregnant?
If not then you need to get out more, and not to Starbucks.

OneFingerSjupesUpTheYoni Sun 21-Apr-13 23:26:34

I hate my kids names until they are about four months old and feel ridiculous saying them anyway so this wouldn't help me in the slightest, great idea for other people with other weird name problems grin

aufaniae Mon 22-Apr-13 10:38:09

Inspired! I like your style OP.

I boycott Starbucks on principle but am ever so slightly tempted to go just to do this grin (am currently trying to name 4 day old DD!)

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 22-Apr-13 12:00:55

Aww aufaniae thought you were keen on Carys or Cerys or Romy..?
Hope DD is settling and you feel up to going out and about very soon.
Good luck!

Anjou Mon 22-Apr-13 17:15:06

Awesome, awesome, awesome idea!

craftycottontail Mon 22-Apr-13 20:42:02

LOVE this idea, it's going to get me out of a dilemma between two possible names! Only trouble is that it's the boys names I'm struggling with so I'm going to look quite odd in Starbucks...

travellingbird Thu 25-Apr-13 21:55:22

The coffee-cup name was Violet, by the way smile.

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