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

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MrsMongoose Tue 10-Sep-13 23:19:52

Or a girl, if you're a man!

I'd have been Ross Lewis Surname.

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.

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

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

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


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

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

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

Richard or Nicholas. I actually quite like both.

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

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


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


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

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!

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

Ianto Lester

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



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

RUPERT! wouldve gone down a treat in our Newcastle suburb

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!

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


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

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.

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


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.

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


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

James or William. My brothers got called them instead.

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

Henrik smile

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


blondieblondieblondie Wed 11-Sep-13 18:16:15

Noel ...nice... lol

rockybalboa Wed 11-Sep-13 18:08:06

Lots of Rory's wow!! Mine is 2 smile

I found my parents names list on the back of an old cookbook. Alexander or George are the two I can remember. Paul was on there but my cousin was named that.

reggiebean Wed 11-Sep-13 18:05:00


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