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What are bad names to call your baby

(41 Posts)
AmiorEzzy Sat 27-Apr-13 08:46:21

I am expecting a baby boy what should I call him?

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Sat 27-Apr-13 08:51:28

Bad, as in good?

noblegiraffe Sat 27-Apr-13 08:55:35


DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Sat 27-Apr-13 09:00:16


scaevola Sat 27-Apr-13 09:00:40

A name which is traditionally a girls name.

Anything that sounds rude with your surname.

turkeyboots Sat 27-Apr-13 09:01:21

Weasel would be bad.

scaevola Sat 27-Apr-13 09:02:43

Those were bad naming strategies not clear from difference betwee title and ZoP which you actually want.

Good naming strategies are: names you've always loved (especially if you can get DP's blood off the carpet when you realise his ideas are different), and names which honour ancestors.

scaevola Sat 27-Apr-13 09:03:49

I know a Weasel! (nn for Louis/Louise)

noblegiraffe Sat 27-Apr-13 09:09:39

Celebrities might be able to get away with Peaches or Apple, but Banana is a no.

TheFallenNinja Sat 27-Apr-13 09:40:23

Anything that rhymes with swear words grin

EhricLovesTeamQhuay Sat 27-Apr-13 09:46:32

How and why can we tell you what to call your child? There are millions of variables. Don't call him Sue.

insanityscratching Sat 27-Apr-13 10:08:41

Don't give him a name and then alter the spelling because the poor child will be forever spelling his name for people. So James would be good but Jaymz would be bad.

Dontbugmemalone Sat 27-Apr-13 10:31:52

It depends on what names you like?

Agree to not rhyming with swear words.

CheesyPoofs Sat 27-Apr-13 10:45:45


breatheslowly Sat 27-Apr-13 10:46:16

I'd try not to give him a name so unusual that most people's first thought is "that's not a name".

fussychica Sat 27-Apr-13 14:29:34

A five minute wonder name eg named after some celeb of the moment
A made up name/spelling
A name which is silly with your surname eg Eileen Over
What everyone else has already said.

Corygal Sat 27-Apr-13 14:38:24

Branding isn't wildly, um, privileged-sounding - Timberland, Mulberry and Burberry may not immediately suggest the next Chairman of BP.

katolla Sat 27-Apr-13 14:41:05

The Wizard

MrsGeologist Sat 27-Apr-13 14:43:07

I dunno katolla, The Wizard sounds pretty awesome to me grin

Still18atheart Sat 27-Apr-13 14:48:15

Intials which make rude words - i.e Christopher Rupert Alfred Perkins

MummyBurrows Sat 27-Apr-13 14:57:09

I wouldn't recommend Voldemort...or Rumpelstiltskin (sp?)...or Shrek...and I guess Spiderman probably isn't a good idea either....

Mother2many Sat 27-Apr-13 14:58:53


Sheshelob Sat 27-Apr-13 14:59:06

The Wizard! <scribbles it down to remember for next child>

Any 'The' names are awesome.

The General
The Boss
The Man
The One and Only

Those are the names of my future children sorted.

AnAirOfHope Sat 27-Apr-13 15:01:14

There are loads lol

ThenWeTakeBerlin Sat 27-Apr-13 15:11:17


(The last two are illegal, I believe)

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