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In your opinion, can people with names like 'Posy', 'Kitty' or 'Dotty' be taken seriously?

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Stateofgrace Sat 03-Aug-13 13:25:46

...I happen to think so, but my family and a few friends disagree. Strongly.

Almost every name I have considered is of the 'cutesy' variety - as well as the above three, I also like Polly, Lola and Nelly. I seem to just like girly names. My mother is fond of telling me ''You are naming a person, not a baby'' as if I am not aware that baby will grow up. hmm

I know that you shouldn't tell people the names before baby is born and present the name as a fait acompli, but I really don't want to pick a name which everyone else seems to hate...

Any thoughts / experiences on this? My mother this morning has just told me that ''she wouldn't trust a Doctor called something ridiculous like Posy'', which is actually one of my favourite names. confused

Any thoughts/experiences on this?

curlew Sun 11-Aug-13 14:07:57

Real name Bernadette!

squoosh Sun 11-Aug-13 14:11:57

But official work name is nonetheless Pixie.

curlew Sun 11-Aug-13 14:13:50

The point is that it was her choice! Not the choice of a parent wanting to show the world how whacky and free thinking they were.

squoosh Sun 11-Aug-13 14:17:26

Well I don't blame her for ditching Bernadette. I'd rather be called Roger.

FoxyRoxy Sun 11-Aug-13 14:27:41

My point was that she clearly didn't think it was an issue to her career!

curlew Sun 11-Aug-13 14:37:12

Do we actually know whether she applied to medical school as Pixie? Or any other traditional doctor jobs? I hardly think it would be a barrier to working on "embarrassing bodies" -they probably thought she was 8 inches tall with pointy ears

AlmostPerfect Sun 11-Aug-13 14:45:37

Call your baby what name you like, ive had a lot of stick over my sons name, Jaxon. An his middle name is just J. An 30 years ago the USA didnt think they'd have an Obama!

curlew Sun 11-Aug-13 15:07:47

Not sure where to start with that post. However it does seem to indicate that using "unusual" names and general knowledge don't go together.........

MamaPizza Sun 11-Aug-13 15:14:34

AlmostPerfect you do know that Obama is a surname, right? hmm

curlew Sun 11-Aug-13 15:50:10

I doubt it, mama- she did call her child Jaxon J...................grin

HorryIsUpduffed Sun 11-Aug-13 16:12:07

That remark is a bit unkind, do we not think?

curlew Sun 11-Aug-13 16:13:19

Yep, probably.

brightonbythesea Sun 11-Aug-13 18:55:58

I am NCing after this but my name is Kitty, middle name Jade and I am a barrister, with a degree from Oxford. One of these is a cutsie name, and one of these is apparently a 'chavvy' name. I wonder how I ever made it in the world, my suffering is so very great.

I am really good at my job, would you reject my representation based on my name? No one has so far...

Lighthousekeeping Sun 11-Aug-13 19:01:29

That's my wee cousins name. She works hard at school and is determined to be a vet. Should I tell her now not to waste her time and buy her a pole to start practising dancing with? This thread has peed me off no end. People really are showing their true colours.

brightonbythesea Sun 11-Aug-13 19:34:09

me too lighthouse. Many people on here are saying absolutely ridiculous things.

Sadie204 Sun 11-Aug-13 20:38:37

FWIW I personally don't think it should matter what anyone else thinks of the names chosen by you and DP for your child, because that's just it. It's YOUR CHILD. My parents wern't keen on either of my girls names (Phoebe and Kelsie) but we gave them those names anyway. Coincidentaly they loved my little boys name Dylan cos it was more 'normal' lol! I'm not particularly keen on the flowery, cutesy type names and wouldn't choose one for my next child but if you like one go for it. Can't be as bad as the name I heard recently 'made up' by a friend of a friend. They called their newborn baby boy C.O.D as his daddy is a huge Call Of Duty fan!! Poor child confused

Stateofgrace Thu 15-Aug-13 22:02:16

thanks for all your replies, just had a chance to read them all now... mixed bag / divided opinions.

Think Polly is the way forward for us. It's cute, but it's still a ''real'' name and used in its own right now.

Thanks everyone smile

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