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Cuddlesinafort Sun 23-Jun-13 17:33:55

I am 38 weeks pregnant with second child. We had thought that we'd decided upon the babys name, Orson.

However, despite looking into the name meaning, origin, popularity etc. I've only just discovered the link between the name and a character on Desperate Housewives. I have never watched an episode of Desperate Housewives and now worried abouts how strong the association would be to most people?

What do people think of when they hear the name? DH? Welles? Something else?

sonlypuppyfat Sun 23-Jun-13 17:35:08

Mork calling Orson come in Orson

Meglet Sun 23-Jun-13 17:35:37

DS knows an Orson. He calls him 'Awesome'.

I like it.

sooperdooper Sun 23-Jun-13 17:36:40

First thing I thought of was Welles, I've never watched Desperate Housewives either - I like it!

mellicauli Sun 23-Jun-13 17:37:01

Orson Welles. (And I did watch Desperate Housewives.) I do know an Orson - love the name.

GwendolineMaryLacey Sun 23-Jun-13 17:37:09

As long as your surname isn't Cart...

Coconutty Sun 23-Jun-13 17:38:43

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Alisvolatpropiis Sun 23-Jun-13 17:50:50

I would never have made the Desperate Housewives connection! Not my kind of show.

I just thought of Mr Welles. Or the short lived indie band from 5/6 years ago.

Vatta Sun 23-Jun-13 18:03:03

My first association was orson Scott card - he's a science fiction writer, v popular in the science fiction world.

His most famous book is ender's game, which is being released as a film shortly so he may get better known. That may be people's first association for the name.

He's a bit controversial (some allegations of homophobia) so if you're concerned about associations you might just want to google him.

MarthasHarbour Sun 23-Jun-13 18:06:46

I came on to say the same quote as sonlypuppyfat if you remember Mork and Mindy it could be a cool retro name.


MortaIWombat Sun 23-Jun-13 18:12:52

Orson rocks! wink

Bluestocking Sun 23-Jun-13 18:41:35

Orson Cart = fart in rhyming slang. Plus Mork calling Orson, come in Orson. Not a good name for a real person IMVVHO. But if you like it, you should use it.

JazzAnnNonMouse Sun 23-Jun-13 18:45:23

I like it - didn't think of desperate housewives (don't watch and doubt anyone will remember a character from a semi popular tv programme in a few years.)
First associations were band and

KatoPotato Sun 23-Jun-13 18:48:01

I think the band then I think 'orson's farm'

ShabbyButNotChic Sun 23-Jun-13 20:48:35

I would think orson cart, but i am northern...

mumofthemonsters808 Sun 23-Jun-13 20:52:48

Love this name

DialMforMummy Sun 23-Jun-13 21:18:50

Love it. vetoed by DH because he thought everybody would think Welles.

Blatherskite Sun 23-Jun-13 21:24:20

Nanoo nanoo

Bowlersarm Sun 23-Jun-13 21:26:00

Don't like it. But that is more the sound of it rather than connotations.

sonlypuppyfat Sun 23-Jun-13 22:00:23


landofmakebelieve Thu 27-Jun-13 22:19:46

I immediately thought of Orson from Desperate Housewives as soon as I read the title, sorry! smile

Cocolikeschoclate Fri 28-Jun-13 17:30:46

Welles - brilliant name ... big fan.

Justfornowitwilldo Fri 28-Jun-13 17:35:59

The pig. Garfield fan. I think you'd be fine though. If you google and do a google image search it's mainly a band called Orson and Orson Welles.

GeraldineAubergine Fri 28-Jun-13 17:36:52

Nanoo! Nanoo!

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