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I think I've won wtf?! baby name top trumps!

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PandaWatch Fri 21-Jun-13 10:23:41

So a few weeks ago I was in a post natal ward cuddling my brand new DS. The lady in the bay opposite me had just given birth to twins - one boy one girl.

The boy's name was Orion, the girl's name was Indiana.

Their surname - Jones.

They have called their daughter Indiana Jones.

FobblyWoof Fri 21-Jun-13 10:24:58


Was it a nickname, maybe? Please let it be a nickname!

FobblyWoof Fri 21-Jun-13 10:25:23

Congratulations on your DS flowers

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Fri 21-Jun-13 10:25:27

Surely not....maybe just the mums name was Jones and the kids would take the DP's name?

PandaWatch Fri 21-Jun-13 10:38:27

Funnily enough, I overheard one conversation with a nurse who asked the twins' names. The mum said "Indiana Jo..." then stopped and the nurse laughed and said "oh you were about to say Indiana Jones weren't you?!". The mum replied, completely seriously, something like "yes but I'm not sure if they would be under my maiden name as I first registered under my maiden name". Cue about a minute of stunned silence from the nurse followed by awkward mumblings about names.

However at that point I still thought maybe I'd got it wrong until I heard the mum telling visitors how another nurse, when she told her what her DD's name was, had started going on about people she knew with celebrity names and the mum said to her visitors she didn't get what that had to do with her DD's name. It almost seemed like it hadn't occurred to her, yet both parents were English and I would guess early thirties so there could be absolutely no way they hadn't heard of Indiana Jones!

WHY?! Why would you do that?! The worst thing is they are making another Indiana Jones film so it's pretty much guaranteed she's going to go to school with children who know the films!

Thanks Fobbly grin

PandaWatch Fri 21-Jun-13 10:39:22

Oh and to clarify, Jones isn't her maiden name grin

bassingtonffrench Fri 21-Jun-13 10:42:41

surely you must be wrong. When I had DC the hospital used my surname even though I said their surname would be different (DH). They said they had to use the mother's surname.


I think Jones is a great surname in general though!

PandaWatch Fri 21-Jun-13 11:11:35

bassington that may be why she corrected herself the first time but no, we were both in for a few days and as much as I wanted to be wrong it was pretty clear by the time I left. I'm not sure what the deal was with her surname but a couple of times her and her DH/DP were on the phone and started out by saying "it's the Jones family."

JoyMachine Fri 21-Jun-13 11:15:42

Let's hope their surname's not O'Ryan then! wink

AmazingBouncingFerret Fri 21-Jun-13 11:15:47

Now I would not have been able to not say "as in Indiana Jones the explorer/archaeologist/Nazi killer?"

And then google it for her if she was still confused.

jumperooo Fri 21-Jun-13 11:16:18

I know a baby boy called Indiana

AmazingBouncingFerret Fri 21-Jun-13 11:16:22

Jesus the poor girl is going to be forever hearing the theme tune.

Yankeedoodlenic Fri 21-Jun-13 11:52:26

I've got two great baby names I heard from the same family! The parents are big rock music fans so all their children's first names come from famous musicians.


Hendrix's full name: Hendrix Cobain Santa Clause (I don't know the surname)

Lennon's full name: Lennon Super Duper (again I don't know the surname!)

Poor kids! Such cool first names... such odd middle names!

I know a family with

Kurt (Cobain)
Floyd (Pink)
Oscar (yes, the Grouch)

and the youngest, a baby girl called Euphegenia (sp?) - but Effie for short. It suits them all perfectly. There's also a cousin Izzy - and when she and her big cousin Floyd are together, the family call them Fizzy!

Yankee those are spectacular names

cuillereasoupe Fri 21-Jun-13 14:29:29

A friend has just announced she's called her baby daughter Lethe.

Yes, as in the river of oblivion running through Hell confused

tootdelafruit Fri 21-Jun-13 14:34:28

did I imagine it today when I heard on the radio that kim and Kanye might be thinking of calling their baby Easter? (Easter West shock)

zipzap Fri 21-Jun-13 15:07:45

I was at school the other day and I'm sure that I heard someone call their children and one of the little (ie too young to be at school) was called something like Vajazzli.

Unfortunately nobody else around to say what was that? It was a bit indistinct and there is a fairly broad multi cultural mix of names so there are always a handful if names that I've never heard before and occasionally I need to hear it a couple of times to get it exactly right but it's the first time that a name (that may or may not be, but is close enough to be confused with!) has left me shock

If I had definitely heard it distinctly I would have started a thread on here. But as it is I'll just say it here.

And yes - bonkers name for a child, doesn't give them a chance to lay claim to their own name, it's always going to have a shadow hanging over the name.

Thats awesome. I especially like that she chose to give the girl that name, although I'm guessing she'll be nicknamed Indi/India.
Or perhaps she was winding you up? grin

raisah Sat 22-Jun-13 08:33:50

Well it could have been Nigel. My dads friend wanted his son to have an English name (he is asian) so he called him Nigel. The boy must be about 18 now, of all the names he could have been called Nigel is horrifific. Also his parents pronouned the name as Ni-gel.

lotsofcheese Sat 22-Jun-13 08:40:22

We had friends who initially named their DS Ewan Kerr. When it was pointed out to them that in an Irish accent it was "you wanker" his name was changed swiftly!

RustyBear Sat 22-Jun-13 08:47:42

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...

MarianneBrandon Sat 22-Jun-13 17:23:55

I knew a little girl called Oceana.

Always makes me think of the nightclub or a cruise ship

chocoloulou33 Sat 22-Jun-13 22:51:29

One of the mums at school has just called her ds 'sonic' yes I'm serious :/

TravelinColour Sat 22-Jun-13 22:56:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsCosmopilite Sat 22-Jun-13 23:04:51

Woman on the ward I was in when I had DD was booked for a C-Sec. She had a daughter and twin boys already. Can't remember what they were called but she was naming the girl after her mother. I heard her telling the midwife this.
Midwife asked her how the name was spelled. Woman said "P-E-R-S... oh, I'm not sure."

The name was Priscilla.
It was HER MOTHER's name. Her mother visited every day. And she couldn't spell her name.

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