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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.

nenevomito Thu 09-May-13 21:29:52

nowt wrong with flossie

Banjo, however. Could be worse. Could have been Ukulele.

flossy101 Thu 09-May-13 21:31:09

A baby girl called Blaze.

ELR Thu 09-May-13 21:31:35

Spike for a boy

clattypatty Thu 09-May-13 21:31:49

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Ruprekt Thu 09-May-13 21:31:58

D'Niro..........I nearly wet myself laughing!gringringringringrin

staffroomwars Thu 09-May-13 21:31:58

we all do different things, though seem to be settling on knowing him by first letter of his name

Artichook Thu 09-May-13 21:32:38

Oh and I know a baby BOY called Izzy and a baby girl called Stanley.

PartTimeDomesticGoddess Thu 09-May-13 21:32:48

Rumer (girl). Turns out to be the first name of a "Virago modern classic" author. Who'd have thought it?

lollypopsicle Thu 09-May-13 21:33:37

Lolly. Not short for anything. Named so because the mother craved lollipops during pregnancy. And no, it wasn't me, despite my username grin

Star (6 yr old girl). Luckily for her she can pull it off.

SweetTeaVodka Thu 09-May-13 21:35:32

Flossie and Dotty I have encountered a few times round these parts - comeback, maybe?

I met a Pixie, and a newborn Kenny the other day.

SirChenjin Thu 09-May-13 21:35:35

Spike - and not as a nickname

TeamEdward Thu 09-May-13 21:38:35

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Startail Thu 09-May-13 21:39:41

We used to have an Echo at school, lovely and very clever and a Pebble also lovely.

NeverBeenToMe Thu 09-May-13 21:43:16


BabylonReturns Thu 09-May-13 21:43:20

Precious, Comfort and LunarLizzie hmm are 3 I have heard this week.

LunarLizzie was born last week and shall be known by her full name of LunarLizzie apparently hmm

MeDented Thu 09-May-13 21:44:12

Ha ha I wanted to call DS Spike, he is very glad DH wouldn't agree smile

Andcake Thu 09-May-13 21:47:06

Rocket - obviously they were thinking of the space type but all I could think of was salad!

WhiteHairReally Thu 09-May-13 22:16:31

Three brothers called Chance, Cash and Cruz.

iheartmycat Thu 09-May-13 23:41:55

Disney (girl)

KittenofDoom Fri 10-May-13 02:28:09

Cash should meet up with Lolly grin

FairPhyllis Fri 10-May-13 02:45:23


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Chottie Fri 10-May-13 03:20:10

My great great aunt was called Florence and her nn was either Floss or Flossie, and she was born at the end of the 1890s, so nothing new under the sun smile

mathanxiety Fri 10-May-13 03:28:23

First name Raelynn, middle name Yovonne. I kid you not.

BookieMonster Fri 10-May-13 03:31:24

Banjo might be understandable if there's an Australian connection. One of Australia's foremost poets (Waltzing Matilda, The Man from Snowy River etc.) was A.B. "Banjo" Paterson.
I know a baby Electra.

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