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Forgive me Lord for I have sinned.... It's confession time!! Who's joining me?!

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Dollydaydream99 Tue 15-Oct-13 18:43:10

I hereby admit to the following crimes against mumsnet....

b) I like surname-y names as first names e.g. Cooper

b) I think names like Poppy/Daisy are CUTE & perfectly reasonable for a baby/child/respectable adult

c) I love lots of "popular" and top ranked names - I believe they're popular because they're LOVELY names & as such wouldn't dismiss a name based on this...

So come on then girls, who's joining me....?! 'Fess up!! smile

MissStrawberry Sun 20-Oct-13 15:41:06

MarysDressSways - use it fgs. Stop worrying about what people think and certainly don't take notice of people on a website that have no say in your baby's life!

temporarilyjerry Sun 20-Oct-13 15:15:11

...and DS1 and DD have nicknames (on birth certificates) and they have 2 middle names each.

idiot55 Sun 20-Oct-13 08:47:21

Im a rebel because if i like a name, i like it, whether it be "chavy"' popular or mumsnetty.

And i dont care who thinks what about it!

EsmereldaPB Sun 20-Oct-13 08:40:14

All my kids have 2 middle names (as do I).

Their first names are a -y name, a top 5 name, a surname name (for a girl) and a name which is very popular on here, but almost no-one has heard of in real life.

One of the eight middle names is Grace

MarysDressSways Sun 20-Oct-13 08:30:19

See I'm in a pickle here, because my beloved, now departed and sorely missed grandmother was called Mai (born in 1920, not a new fangled name), and I would love to use it as a middle name (well, as a second middle name!) But I'll be judged! Whhhhy?

JimmyCorkhill Sun 20-Oct-13 07:59:57

Or names spelt like Rae/Mai/whatever.
But they ARE legitimate spellings may be biased towards one of them

My DDs have the same initial. No traumatic post mix ups yet but we live in fear shock

They also have names from a country they're not from.

DD2's middle name is not after a family member or my surname (there is actually a recent post about how this is a no no confused)

Hooya Sun 20-Oct-13 07:56:25

We gave DS a name which is both a surname and the name of an old cartoon character. He loves his name he is only 6 weeks old, but I just know he does

selsigfach Sun 20-Oct-13 07:24:12

Ok, so l know about Grace (which I love), May (ick) and Rose (meh) - but what other names are categorised as middle names? Help! Don't want to commit a MN faux pas!

MomentForLife Sat 19-Oct-13 22:34:17

Eek, Grace is one of my DD's 2 chosen because they're pretty middle names.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sat 19-Oct-13 22:25:17

Oh and my middle name is Grace - apparently that is now a no-no - though back in the mid-70s it was unusual and original

AllDirections Sat 19-Oct-13 22:22:20

My 3 DDs names end with an 'ie' sound. and it was intentional shock

DD1's name is insipid apparently.
DD2's name is popular but acceptable.
DD3's name has never been commented on on Mumsnet (or I've missed it) I daren't ask for opinions but it's probably a marmite name

MomentForLife Sat 19-Oct-13 22:16:59

DD has 2 middle names, purely because they sounded nice. All 3 of her names were in the top 10 the year she was born.

Ginger4justice Sat 19-Oct-13 22:14:26

We've spelt DD's name in an 'alternative' way (it was in the baby name book so obviously a 'real' way). It was the only name we agreed on but neither of us like the traditional spelling as it isn't even vaguely phonetic in english.
I do waver on it occassionally but never for long.
I'm sure I would be shouted down had I risked the baby name board.

PrincessFlirtyPants Sat 19-Oct-13 22:05:59

Why is Alice a controversial middle name? I think it's a lovely name.

Tondelayo I'm still shock that people would be so rude about your name choice. and disappointed I don't know what it is

MissStrawberry Sat 19-Oct-13 21:55:00

I caused uproar when I had a girl and gave her a middle name of Alice hmm.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sat 19-Oct-13 21:48:22

*Some people visibly cringe or wince when I tell them DS's name.

That is very rude! I want to know the name*

Not so much any more, but when he was born all the midwives (I was on postnatal ward for ages) were like hmm or confused when I said the name. And so was my MIL. Lots of family didn't like it.

Unfortunately it's unusual enough these days to out me. But it was quite common once.

Thurlow Sat 19-Oct-13 21:21:28

DD has...

1) DP's surname, not mine

2) two middle names (neither of which is even my surname)

3) a first name with is both
3a) a sort of 'misspelling' of a classic name
3b) the name of a city

4) a deliberately chosen shortening/nickname that is used every day and which we always planned to use, rather than letting it grow 'organically'

Do I win? grin

ThermoLobster Sat 19-Oct-13 21:19:44

I have two cutesy named girls with sinful middle names. Shoot me now!

MrsEllsmore Sat 19-Oct-13 21:15:42

Great thread! if we have a girl she will have a surname first name followed either by a top 5 middle name or by, dare I say it, one of THOSE middle names. If we have a boy he will be called a by a name that is often spelt with a k but we will be using a c and then will have 2 middle names. Both girl and boy names could also be accused of being American which I understand is a big no no as well. Oh well, my baby my choice smile

WyrdSista Sat 19-Oct-13 20:45:05

Their names are all Top 10, except for DTD1 who has a traditional name. It's in the Top 10 for my home country though. I like the name. It just so happens a lot of people do too. I love their names and I think it's lovely that loads of babies have the name I love too.

I love surname names. Sawyer, Cameron, Oakley, Mason, Taylor etc;

I don't mind or care about hyphenated names. Or names spelt like Rae/Mai/whatever.

I don't like loong or posh names.

I quite like many of the middle names which are thought to be fillers.

PrincessFlirtyPants Sat 19-Oct-13 17:03:07

Some people visibly cringe or wince when I tell them DS's name.

That is very rude! I want to know the name

QueFonda Sat 19-Oct-13 16:58:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sat 19-Oct-13 16:56:02

Some people visibly cringe or wince when I tell them DS's name.

SJisontheway Sat 19-Oct-13 16:52:27

2 of my dc have names with "alternative" spellings. They are actually legitimate spellings in my home country, but I have seen them slagged on here and it is often assumed they are just made up or that we are illiterate.
Oh, and dc3's name, although spelt correctly is apparently wet.

ShowOfBloodyStumps Sat 19-Oct-13 16:47:32

DD's name doesn't use the most popular spelling.

DD chose her baby brother's name.

DS is named after a cartoon character.

Both dc have two middle names.

One of ds's middle names is poncy as hell.

I find names MNers label 'classic' and 'timeless' and 'beautiful' as dull as a dull thing.

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