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Most recent name to make you "huh?!"

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zingally Thu 09-May-13 20:33:51

What names have you heard recently to make you stop in your tracks and wonder if the parents are a bit mad?

My most recent favourite is... Flossy, for a girl.
Made worse because my dads pet name for me is Flossy, or Floss. So to hear it as an ACTUAL name just makes me gawp.

Worst boys name - Banjo.

LegArmpits Thu 09-May-13 21:08:13


Thurlow Thu 09-May-13 21:09:31

Is Rawdon from Vanity Fair?

I also know a little one with the middle name Danger...

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 09-May-13 21:10:02

I heard a mum calling an approximately 10 year old child Xenon in the supermarket last weekend. He had siblings, but I didn't hear their names. I would imagine they were Argon & Radon.

I know a baby Alan too. That shocked me.

mewkins Thu 09-May-13 21:13:26


Hmm, sure it's a case of a good name being ruined by a bad person but.. would you really want everyone saying "oh, like the realky racist guy?" EVERY single time you introduced your child?

MooseBeTimeForSpring Thu 09-May-13 21:14:56


Ham69 Thu 09-May-13 21:15:19

Boniface. I like Flossy!

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Thu 09-May-13 21:16:24

I wonder if Enoch has 'knockers' as a nn.

AmandaPayneNeedsANap Thu 09-May-13 21:17:46

Echo. I mean, I love a good hippy name, but things hardly turned out well for Echo in mythology, did they? And to think I vetoed Mallory because I didn't like the meaning.

Mamafratelli Thu 09-May-13 21:18:53

Kaiser for a boy shock

Elsie for a girl born to a pair of six foot broad shouldered Lancastrians.

AmandaPayneNeedsANap Thu 09-May-13 21:19:05

Flossy is one of the traditional nicknames for Florence. I had a many times great aunt somewhere on my Dad's side who actually got registered as Flossy. Not sure I would intentionally have it as the full name myself.

Badvoc Thu 09-May-13 21:20:28


mouseymummy Thu 09-May-13 21:21:45

I've recently met a very cute snuggly little bundle called Peppa!

MatchsticksForMyEyes Thu 09-May-13 21:22:34

Jimmy Boy

staffroomwars Thu 09-May-13 21:24:50


and one that is so unique I'd out myself but it's just all his Grandparents and uncle's initials has no vowels and cannot be pronounced

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Thu 09-May-13 21:25:33

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crunchbag Thu 09-May-13 21:26:16

MortifiedAdams Bram is a traditional Dutch boy's name, variation on Abraham

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Thu 09-May-13 21:26:37

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Blu Thu 09-May-13 21:27:50

The Hartleton-ThistleFlop that I know is called Floppy for short. Bound to get teased as a teen sad

Catbiscuit Thu 09-May-13 21:28:10

Mousey, are you sure it wasn't pippa? Lots of people mistake my pippa for peppa!! I know a flossy short for Florence, its lovely I think. Also know a boy with danger as his middle name!
Know of a recent arrival called Paisley
Also know a blue and a redd (not related!!)

TallulahBetty Thu 09-May-13 21:28:24


I get Florence. I get Clementine. I do NOT get Florentine.

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Thu 09-May-13 21:28:44

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invicta Thu 09-May-13 21:28:48

In a recent magazine, the children models were Asia, Pyper and Honour.

invicta Thu 09-May-13 21:29:09

Dotty is short for Dorothy.

Artichook Thu 09-May-13 21:29:39


I also know an Echo and a Larkin, I wonder whether they are the same little girls already mentioned.

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Thu 09-May-13 21:29:48

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