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What would your parents have named you if you were a boy?

(147 Posts)
MrsMongoose Tue 10-Sep-13 23:19:52

Or a girl, if you're a man!

I'd have been Ross Lewis Surname.

MrsFruitcake Wed 11-Sep-13 18:28:44


LegoDragon Wed 11-Sep-13 18:30:43

Henrik smile

Tea1Sugar Wed 11-Sep-13 18:33:40

James or William. My brothers got called them instead.

Yoghurty Wed 11-Sep-13 18:36:45


RedlipsAndSlippers Wed 11-Sep-13 18:42:21

Maximilian Alexander then my Mums long maiden name, then surname :/ Quite pleased that didn't happen, would've been a nightmare to fit on forms.

aquashiv Wed 11-Sep-13 18:57:57


SupermansBigRedPants Wed 11-Sep-13 19:00:39

Mum said if I'd been a boy I'd have been adopted out in case I turned out like my dad, even after explaining that having male genitalia would not automatically make me like my father and my older sister is EXACTLY like him she still sticks to this.

In the past she has said she'd have called me jason. My dad would have called me jeff. 'Luckily' my twat of a half brother got that instead.

I love my girl name, luckily while it screams 80's when my middle name is included my first is actually biblical.

AintNobodyGotTimeFurThat Wed 11-Sep-13 20:35:07


I think my parents wanted to nickname me Stef, no matter what. smile

MrsDibble Thu 12-Sep-13 14:44:44

I would have been George, which is fine now, but when I was at school (state) would have been a disaster! A boy called George would have had no chance at my school!

daisygatsby Thu 12-Sep-13 16:48:02

RUPERT! wouldve gone down a treat in our Newcastle suburb

GoatBongoAnonymous Thu 12-Sep-13 16:52:11



FiveExclamations Thu 12-Sep-13 17:10:51

Ianto Lester

Dramamama Thu 12-Sep-13 20:57:46

Graham.....bloody graham! shock My dad was allowed to pick the name if I was a boy and my mum was to pick if I was a girl thank GOD I was a girl!

TallulahBetty Thu 12-Sep-13 21:24:32

Anthony. Weird cos my younger brother isn't Anthony - guess they'd gone off it by then! wink

elcranko Fri 13-Sep-13 00:13:17


bouncingbelle Fri 13-Sep-13 00:23:51


GibberTheMonkey Fri 13-Sep-13 00:31:43

I hate Peter, I can understand its a perfectly respectable name but I dislike it
I love my name though

TidyDancer Fri 13-Sep-13 00:39:47

Richard or Nicholas. I actually quite like both.

TheBookofRuth Fri 13-Sep-13 00:47:27

Patrick. I quite like it, actually, can see myself as a Paddy.

TheGreatCatsby Fri 13-Sep-13 12:19:56


BlackberryandNettle Sat 14-Sep-13 22:10:23

Daniel. They later used it for my brother - quite like it

Mutteroo Sat 14-Sep-13 23:35:46

Stephen Mark or Mark Stephen.

They were more adventurous with girls names & I didn't hear of another with my name until I was about 25.

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