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Is this the worst name ever?

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HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 28-Jun-13 20:35:32

I'm watching 16 and pregnant (currently addicted to any pregnancy related programs) and the couple featured have decided to call their baby boy Gannon.

I don't mean to be rude but I think it's awful! All I can think of is gammon!!

Just wondered whether I'm weird for finding it such an unappealing name and what you lot though of it?

niffernaffer Fri 28-Jun-13 20:39:28

Urgh! Makes me think of Gonad or Gamete. Neither of which is desirable, I would say.

LalyRawr Fri 28-Jun-13 20:41:39

The final big bad boss in the Zelda game was called Ganon!

Though only one 'N'.

Tis an Irish name meaning 'fair'

HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 28-Jun-13 20:43:58

I just can't quite get my head around it. "This is baby Gannon"... confused

2tired2bewitty Fri 28-Jun-13 20:44:08

He's going to spend a lot of time saying 'No, not gammon...:

MsJohnson Fri 28-Jun-13 20:44:19

Gannon - not my cup of tea either but each to their own I suppose!

valiumredhead Fri 28-Jun-13 20:45:15

Not the worst name imo.

HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 28-Jun-13 20:55:29

Definitely each to their own, I just had quite a strong negative reaction to it!

banterbus Fri 28-Jun-13 21:21:38

gannon dewayne... wouldn't be my first choice that's for sure!

valiumredhead Fri 28-Jun-13 21:44:23

It's funny how certain names just make you go 'Urgh!' This one doesn't but others definitely do!

HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 28-Jun-13 21:48:38

Do you mind me asking which names in particular make you go urgh? I'm bored and curious!

AlwaysWashing Fri 28-Jun-13 21:51:50

There was a thread on here the other day with reference to a Rhionce (Rhianna/Beyonce) that I thought was as bad as it gets. There was another a while ago with a Pystol on the list!
But indeed, each to their own grin

HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 28-Jun-13 21:55:55

Ooh those are definitely erm... original...? smile

valiumredhead Fri 28-Jun-13 21:57:19

I'm sure I will offend someone but I can't bear Nicholas, love Nick though. Charles, again makes me shudder but quite like Charlie.

Ds had a Platinum in his class which made me chucklegrin

Give me a while and I'll think of some morewink

valiumredhead Fri 28-Jun-13 21:58:39

I knew a baby boy called Suede it him though.

Not keen on Blue/Blu

valiumredhead Fri 28-Jun-13 21:59:00

suited him

HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 28-Jun-13 22:06:10

I'm not keen on Sarah, Millicent or Freya for girls, all of them are just really unappealing to me, don't know why. I'll have a think for boys names.

HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 28-Jun-13 22:10:13

I don't like Michael (little boy at my primary school with dirty ears and greasy hair that used to chase me around and try and kiss me, its put me off for life!!), and im not keen on William or George and again i don't know why. confused

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Fri 28-Jun-13 22:12:26

Nigel. Something about that combination of sounds just makes me shudder.

valiumredhead Fri 28-Jun-13 22:13:06

Geoffrey -really don't like that written down but Jeffry looks ok imo, have no idea why though!

valiumredhead Fri 28-Jun-13 22:14:25

Kevin doesn't do anything for me at all.

valiumredhead Fri 28-Jun-13 22:14:52

I agree about Nigel!

HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 28-Jun-13 22:17:13

100% agree with Nigel (for some reason makes me picture a pervy bloke with big horsey teeth??) and I definitely don't like kevin as its fil's name and he is a complete knobber!!

valiumredhead Fri 28-Jun-13 22:24:39

Colin <shudder>

Floggingmolly Fri 28-Jun-13 22:28:34

Gannon!! It's truly dire. Someone up thread said it's an Irish name - it's an Irish surname alright, I've never heard it used as a first name before.
It reminds me of gannet.

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