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Now I've heard it all - worst name ever?

(30 Posts)
PiratePanda Tue 02-Jul-13 22:45:53

On the weekend I met a perfectly ordinary Englishwoman whose name was....


No joke.

Sephy Tue 02-Jul-13 23:25:14

Definitely not a nickname?

evelynj Tue 02-Jul-13 23:26:44

Calamity Jane is my face film ever but still no.

Tommy Tue 02-Jul-13 23:27:15


although having seen the new year 7 list today at my school....We have a Beckham shock

Confitdecanard Tue 02-Jul-13 23:27:20

Maybe after Calamity Jane - although I think that was a nickname.

PiratePanda Wed 03-Jul-13 13:36:35

No, it was her actual name, on her official name badge and everything. When we were informed that the manager on duty was called Calamity there was a sharp intake of breath all round, and the owner of the establishment said "no, that really is her name"!

What were her parents thinking?

bugsybill Wed 03-Jul-13 13:45:54

It does sound like a name.
An unfortunate meaning however.

I once met a comfort, which sounds less like a name but has a better meaning.

lemonmuffin Wed 03-Jul-13 13:48:41

I quite like it tbh!

I know it's a bit out there but at least it's a change from the usual Sarah/Rebecca/Emma you hear constantly.

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Wed 03-Jul-13 13:50:39

Calamity is pretty bad, but how about this for placing a burden on a child; Karma? I might add that life has not yet smiled on this child.

Fenton Wed 03-Jul-13 13:51:39

I like it.

SavoyCabbage Wed 03-Jul-13 13:51:52

I quite like it too. Better than Adelaide Adams.

Dillydollydaydream Wed 03-Jul-13 13:51:58

My ds had a son in his nursery class!

HaroldLloyd Wed 03-Jul-13 13:53:16

I think Karma would be ace with the middle name Chameleon.

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Wed 03-Jul-13 13:54:44

Harold - you could start a career as a baby namer with that sense of humour! I'm guessing your middle names are Purple and Crayon.

MiddleEnglish Wed 03-Jul-13 13:55:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PiratePanda Wed 03-Jul-13 13:56:44

For those of you who like it, do you not realise that calamity means "an absolutely dreadful event"??? I know names like Faith, Hope and Mercy and Blessing, Precious and Gift are common in certain communities, but they're all good things. Why on earth would you give birth to a child and call it Calamity unless you were devastated and didn't want her?


Lottapianos Wed 03-Jul-13 13:56:45

Some pretty bad ones I've heard recently:

Peechez (yes, spelt like that)

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Wed 03-Jul-13 14:01:25

So this has got me thinking....maybe we could think of some new horrible names just for a laugh. How about Burden, Curse, Omen, Evil, Banana, Melon, Horsehair, Tealeaf.....

Cheeseatmidnight Wed 03-Jul-13 14:03:38

That name was on wife swap a while ago - I actually think its ace! Then I wanted to call dd Serendipity blush

Cheeseatmidnight Wed 03-Jul-13 14:05:14

Accident smile

ThingummyBob Wed 03-Jul-13 14:09:53

I once knew of sisters called Faith, Hope, Charity & Rebecca confused

Also 3 brothers (may have been American iirc) called Rudy, Randy & Jody shock

I think I would like to have Calamity, Burden & Curse grin

No-one would ever be able to out-parenthood-misery the mum of those three wink

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Wed 03-Jul-13 14:10:12

Could have named two of mine that!

hurricanewyn Wed 03-Jul-13 14:10:35

Just recently I saw someone with a tattoo for 'Emmer-Leigh'.

PiratePanda Wed 03-Jul-13 14:19:54

Loving Calamity, Burden & Curse! (Almost sounds like a dreadful solicitors' outfit)

PrincessScrumpy Wed 03-Jul-13 14:23:55

How about the twins my sil taught last year (in Canada), favourite and fortunate. The boy was favourite and the girl was fortunate.

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