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Pinkpinot Mon 19-Aug-13 16:23:28

Is it a real name?

SleepyCatOnTheMat Mon 19-Aug-13 16:27:00

Even if it is, no.

donttellalfred Mon 19-Aug-13 16:27:32

It is not.

insancerre Mon 19-Aug-13 16:29:24

I hope not

AuntieStella Mon 19-Aug-13 16:30:24

Probably is by now.

It's nice for a hamster.

pictish Mon 19-Aug-13 16:31:44

Probably, but I wouldn't choose it.

RunningBear78 Mon 19-Aug-13 16:35:03


Awakeagain Mon 19-Aug-13 16:35:31

Real name or not its too Star Wars for me!

GooseyLoosey Mon 19-Aug-13 16:37:08

I too only think "Sky Walker".

It would be like calling a baby "Darth..."

Bronteshoes Mon 19-Aug-13 16:42:31


DawnOfTheDee Mon 19-Aug-13 16:43:39


dotty2 Mon 19-Aug-13 16:51:00

I know an Anakin in RL. Poor boy...

riskit4abiskit Mon 19-Aug-13 16:52:09

I have met an 'Anneke' (sounds like anarchy). its a girls name though I think

BikeRunSki Mon 19-Aug-13 16:53:56

There is one on the email address book at work. Different office. I have never met him, but imagine him to work in IT and have a wardrobe consisting mainly of black denim and tour t shirts.

MrsOakenshield Mon 19-Aug-13 16:55:04

no! Do you want your child to turn into Darth Vader when he grows up????

FranKatzenjammer Mon 19-Aug-13 16:56:13

Nooo! How about Jar Jar? ;)

SantanaLopez Mon 19-Aug-13 17:02:10

LOL no

BalloonSlayer Mon 19-Aug-13 17:06:07

I always thought it was the most ridiculous name for them to pick for him (even considering the other ridiculous names in Star Wars - Biggs Darklighter, anyone?)

anything with -kin on the end denotes "sweet little thing" to me. Bunnykins, Kittykins, etc

Anakin the most puke-making name ever for a hero. Finding out Darth Vader's real name was Anakin is a bit like finding out that Count Dracula's real name is Nikki-Joe.

Pinkpinot Mon 19-Aug-13 20:42:30

I was just watching Star Wars and thought the little boy was cute, and they shortened it to Ani, sweet.
It's kind of on a par with Adolf, I think

pictish Mon 19-Aug-13 20:51:02

Yeah - that's the thing about it. I think it's a nice sounding name actually. Unfortunately it's connotations are too strong.
Like Bjork or Arwen.

magichamster Mon 19-Aug-13 20:56:17

I know of two boys called Anakin in my local area. I have to say it wouldn't be my choice.

LynetteScavo Mon 19-Aug-13 20:58:28

Anakin is a nice name for a boy. But a grown man?

Tubemole1 Mon 19-Aug-13 21:00:00

Star Wars.

Bit pikey IMHO.

Your lad will have the merciless taken out of him.

pictish Mon 19-Aug-13 21:09:09

In my experience actually, kids take far less notice if names than in our day. Names have become a lot more exotic nowadays. They're foreign, or inspired by books and films, or retro. Sometimes they're just made up.
There is much more variety to names than 40 years ago.
As I see it, kids just shrug names off now mostly.

BalloonSlayer Mon 19-Aug-13 21:09:14

Yeah cos every little boy just LONGS to be called Annie by his Mum.

No wonder he ended up wearing built up shoes and waving a long red shiny thing around at all and sundry.

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