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Lucky escape - unfortunate name blunder, anyone realise too late?

(44 Posts)
loler Tue 11-Jun-13 17:47:12

Ds2 is Euan, we nearly spelt it Ewan.

He was just writing his name doing the flicky bits so that the U looked more like a W. He's not the only Euan in the class, so followed it with surname initial. Finger spaces need working on.....

I was quite shocked to see Ewank on his picture.

Anyone made a complete blunder and not realised until it was too late?

driftwoodsands Tue 11-Jun-13 17:57:24


MinnieMisfit Tue 11-Jun-13 19:54:51

Yep, we didn't google our dd's name until she was a couple of years old. The photo's that come up are very very inappropriate and it does really worry me for when she's older sad but then I guess you can never know if a name will end up being associated with something bad when you name your kids.

AllegraLilac Tue 11-Jun-13 20:20:05

I know a boy whose initials/name is B J Dick. Terrible.

Redtractoryellowtractor Tue 11-Jun-13 20:21:27

My son is a B J. Shrugs.

AllegraLilac Tue 11-Jun-13 20:23:30

It was more the combination of blow job and dick I was pointing out. BJ is very very common.

loler Tue 11-Jun-13 20:44:22

Dick is quite a tricky surname to work with!

SkivingAgain Tue 11-Jun-13 20:46:29

Still giggle when I think of Shilloh Pitt.

SkivingAgain Tue 11-Jun-13 20:49:01

I worked with a girl who said her parents were A & RS Hole - cheques often raised an eyebrow. No relation I believe but know of a Phyllis Hole she should never have married him

BeaWheesht Tue 11-Jun-13 20:49:38

I hope your surname isn't king

FranKatzenjammer Tue 11-Jun-13 20:49:49

OP I hope your surname isn't Kerr...

RustyBear Tue 11-Jun-13 20:50:08

The mum in the next bed when I had DS was called Weall. She also had a baby boy, called Christopher. She told me she would have called a girl Catherine...

dontblameme Wed 12-Jun-13 18:09:52

Kid you not, there was a Ewan Kerr in my high school! shock

loler Wed 12-Jun-13 19:30:34

His parents really should have talked to more people about the name they were thinking of! Poor child.

I suppose the moral of the story is to always google any name you are thinking of

fussychica Wed 12-Jun-13 19:37:22

I knew a Virginia Hoare - think her parents were trying to over compensate for the surname they'd lumbered her withgrin

dementedma Wed 12-Jun-13 20:38:48

I know an I Browse.

Betrayedbutsurvived Wed 12-Jun-13 20:43:09

My birth certificate is signed by W Ankers.

Mamafratelli Wed 12-Jun-13 20:43:37

I know a Jenna Taylor

KittyPryde Wed 12-Jun-13 20:45:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EverybodysStressyEyed Wed 12-Jun-13 20:45:13

i've known two Ewan Kerrs!

FriskyHenderson Wed 12-Jun-13 20:49:51

I went to school with a C.R.Oakes.

gaggiagirl Wed 12-Jun-13 20:50:15

In Florida in discovery cove there was a bloke called mike hunt who worked with dolphins

LalyRawr Wed 12-Jun-13 20:53:18

If my MIL had double barrelled her surname she would have been Mrs Blows-Hawes.

I still maintain she should have done it.

Though clearly I would not marry Oh or give his surname to our children grin

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Wed 12-Jun-13 20:55:34

Minnie - please don't worry, if I google my name I'm a page 3 girl model (if only I had the body to go with it!!), a lawyer, a politician and an artist....

I'm not any of the above grin

loler I'm sure it will catch up with DS when he's a teenager - no matter how you have spelt it, but don't worry, if it wasn't that it would have been something else!

pinkr Wed 12-Jun-13 21:07:29

I knew a Mr A Dick,,, headteacher. The sign on the office door always brought me a giggle!

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