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Anyone remember me and my Beauden thread?

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frettingmum Wed 14-Aug-13 22:34:07


Does anyone remember me? You wonderful people totally put me off the name Beauden and gave me a really tough time ; )). In the end we had baby Skyler who is now almost three!!!

Well, here I am again. And I need help. Again. How about Beauden; ). Seriously, I need another girl's soft nature name. I've considered

Luna (someone said it seemed dark with the moon links and now not sure)

Echo (probably just too crazy)

Indigo (someone mentioned the Indigo children)

Meadow (bit too much like a clump of grass)

Any thoughts on these? And any other ideas. I've got a feeling this little one will be having a nature name starting with 'I' or 'E' but I haven't found it yet!!

CoteDAzur Thu 15-Aug-13 16:54:35

Well, there is no such French name, either. Old or new. If there were, I suspect French baby name websites would have some record of it.

Instead, they all seem to say "This name doesn't exist in our database". This, this, and this are the top three hits when you search for "prénoms" and they all say "no such name".

I'm sorry that you felt intimidated by the fact that I speak French. I mentioned it to show where I am coming from (I.e. not a position of ignorance) not to "belittle" you.

CoteDAzur Thu 15-Aug-13 17:02:29

By the way, when a message ends with smile, that is a sign that it is light-hearted. How you thought that was "belittling" is beyond me, but then again, MN is weirdly touchy at the moment.

thegreylady Thu 15-Aug-13 17:06:41


LePamplemousseMousse Thu 15-Aug-13 17:09:45

I really love Indigo, Indie for short. Colour of the sea on a perfect summer day...

SeeBoobies Thu 15-Aug-13 19:25:55


Rtfairy Thu 15-Aug-13 20:29:20

Love your taste in names OP, love Indigo or Luna. How about Willow?

frettingmum Thu 15-Aug-13 22:51:55

Thanks everyone. Such helpful suggestions. I'm still liking Luna but don't like the loonie connotations or the fact some link it with dark magic etc. So that probably won't be the one. Also, I've just looked at the character of Loonie Lovegood and it's all a bit sad.

I still like Echo but it's not going to happen. Too much potential for name calling and I didn't like the mythology story either.

Actually, Indigo has grown on me. But I just need to look into this Indigo child saga - I don't know what it is. Why do all the names I like have bad backgrounds? I really liked Cypress for a boy until I read it's a tree commonly found in graveyards.

I also like the suggestions of Meadow and Willow but dh thinks they are too weak and wishy washy.

So tonight's favourite in this house is Indigo. See what tomorrow brings. Still love Arizona (adore Scottsdale) but again know it's daft.

mathanxiety Thu 15-Aug-13 23:08:35

Sage (like Paige but not Paige)
Rosemary (so old it's new)

Neva (the river, flows through St Petersburg)

The Indigo child thing is very woo.

frettingmum Thu 15-Aug-13 23:27:16

Ok. This Indigo child saga is new to me. Wondering if it would put you off calling your child Indigo? Similarly, would the dark side of Luna and the character Luna Lovegood who lost her mum at 9 put you off the name Luna? Or am I just thinking too much? : ))

KittenCaboodle Thu 15-Aug-13 23:48:44

Indigo -yes, don't go there. Personally I think Echo is less 'out there' than Luna. Luna is awful, and the Harry Potter associations not good.

Have you abandoned Ember? That's a good one and Amber is also fab.

How about:

Rilla or Rillia

Tortoise Fri 16-Aug-13 00:33:23

I know a girl called Arizona, nn Ari.

I don't know the Indigo child saga thing so wouldn't let it put me off a name.

Tortoise Fri 16-Aug-13 00:37:27

Ok, I googled so I could see if it would put me off.
This is what it says Indigo children, according to a pseudoscientific New Age concept, are children who are believed to possess special, unusual and sometimes supernatural traits or abilities.

This does not put me off at all. Just a shame I'm not likely to have anymore dc.

mathanxiety Fri 16-Aug-13 04:49:26

This is from wikipedia:
"...A variety of books, conferences and related materials have been created surrounding belief in the idea of indigo children and their nature and abilities. The interpretations of these beliefs range from their being the next stage in human evolution, in some cases possessing paranormal abilities such as telepathy, to the belief that they are more empathetic and creative than their peers.

Although no scientific studies give credibility to the existence of indigo children or their traits, the phenomenon appeals to some parents whose children have been diagnosed with learning disabilities and to parents seeking to believe that their children are special. Skeptics view this as a way for parents to avoid proper (and generally pharmaceutical) pediatric treatment or a psychiatric diagnosis. The list of traits used to describe the children has also been criticized for being vague enough to be applied to almost anyone..

...Descriptions of indigo children include:

the belief that they are empathetic, curious, strong-willed, independent, and often perceived by friends and family as being strange;
possess a clear sense of self-definition and purpose;
exhibit a strong innate sub-conscious spirituality from early childhood (which, however, does not necessarily imply a direct interest in spiritual or religious areas);
a strong feeling of entitlement, or "deserving to be here."

Other alleged traits include:

a high intelligence quotient, an inherent intuitive ability; and
resistance to rigid, control-based paradigms of authority.

According to Tober and Carroll, indigo children may function poorly in conventional schools due to their rejection of rigid authority, being smarter (or more spiritually mature) than their teachers, and a lack of response to guilt-, fear- or manipulation-based discipline"

In other words, they are the children of parents who treat them as deities whereas they are in fact badly behaved who have never herd the word no, who are disruptive in school and probably very unpopular among their peers - what their parents may call 'misunderstood'. It is PFBism run amok.

mathanxiety Fri 16-Aug-13 04:49:42

heard, not herd

mathanxiety Fri 16-Aug-13 04:51:17



frettingmum Fri 16-Aug-13 12:12:07

Indigo - too much baggage

Luna - too many dark moon connections and the Loonie Lovegood

Echo - still like but bit out there and mythology story is sad.

Into the bin they go : ((

Haven anyone? Meadow too weak? Raine too depressing? Aagh. Got a boy's name but this little bean is a girl, I strongly suspect : ))

frettingmum Fri 16-Aug-13 12:16:06

By the way I quite like Ember but we have an Amber in the close family so would be confusing. Oh, and I like Celeste - but isn't it a contraceptive pill brand ; ))

frettingmum Fri 16-Aug-13 12:18:36

Ok. It's spelt Cilest. Too close though for my liking. Good job I'm not looking for a boy's name because I have just noticed the advert for Boden at the bottom of the page. By the way, Skyler isn't quite 3 - few weeks to go.

mathanxiety Fri 16-Aug-13 13:45:57

Haven is gorgeous.

There is Celestine or Celestina?

flakjacket Fri 16-Aug-13 13:53:32

There's an Echo at school and she's never had any problems with name calling...

JacqueslePeacock Fri 16-Aug-13 19:35:00

Iris is lovely. What about Aspen? Elm? (I like trees!) Ivy? It doesn't begin with a vowel, but Linden is beautiful.

KittenCaboodle Fri 16-Aug-13 19:50:20

Haven is a holiday camp... Don't go there!

KittenCaboodle Fri 16-Aug-13 19:58:26

How about:


frettingmum Fri 16-Aug-13 22:27:03

Thanks for the replies. Tonight's update. Think I've dismissed all my old ideas. Ha ha. I know Haven is a holiday camp. Also dh pointed out that Mrs Haven has shaven in it but that's just daft. Still liking Echo but perhaps i am looking for something a bit prettier. Also love Aspen for a boy but dh says it would be shortened to Ass. He puts me off all my names : ((. I also still like Meadow because of the nice images it conveys but dh says it conjures up cow pats to him. Ho hum. Thanks for the other suggestions although some are just a bit too out there for me (believe it or not).

thisisyesterday Fri 16-Aug-13 22:29:51

omg yes! i remember Beauden!!!

Skyler is a fantastic name, love it!

I love the names Luna and Indigo.. .indigo children link wouldn't put me off in the slightest, it's not really a well-known thing is it?

in fact, yes, Indigo is great. you could call her Indie for short

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