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I met a guy called 'Wonderful' today.

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Weeantwee Wed 13-Nov-13 19:14:05

He was from Malawi. A tough name to live with in the UK but he lived up to it grin He was very proud. Not sure that will inspire any of you but it brought a smile to my face.

BikeRunSki Wed 13-Nov-13 19:17:13

Ah. I used to know a man called Comfort Golightly. Always bought a smile to my face - he was huge and rugged, but had such a delicate, ballerinary kind of name.

BikeRunSki Wed 13-Nov-13 19:17:46

Comfort was from Malawi too !

LizzieVereker Wed 13-Nov-13 19:25:49

I teach a little girl called Marvellous, and indeed she is!

DaddyPigsMistress Wed 13-Nov-13 19:30:20

I used to work with a guy called Favorite. He has siblings too which always makes me grin. The name suits him, hes a cracking guy.

He makes mike tyson look delicate so if you didnt like his name you wouldnt say it to his face grin

WinterCarlisle Wed 13-Nov-13 19:31:56

I know people called Praise, Peace, Gifty, Blessing (x2), and Precious . I love all of these names and they are all lovely people smile. On the other hand, I know a PrinceWil who was phenomenally arrogant and a giant PITA!

goodtimesinbontemps Wed 13-Nov-13 19:36:29

I know children called Precious, Blessing, Glory and Golden!

celestialsquirrels Wed 13-Nov-13 19:36:43

I know siblings called Praymore, Praise and Prayer

neversleepagain Wed 13-Nov-13 19:55:24

It is very common in Southern Africa for Africans to have names like the ones mentioned in these posts. Precious, Pretty, Blessing etc. How wonderful to have such a happy name smile

oakmouse Wed 13-Nov-13 20:01:16

I know a Sunny, too. These names just make you smile, don't they? smile

gwencooper81 Wed 13-Nov-13 20:04:21

I know a Patience a Precious and a Happy :-) lovely names.

ruddynorah Wed 13-Nov-13 20:08:10

I worked with a guy called Happiness, and another called Efficient (everyone called him Fish!)

Umicar Wed 13-Nov-13 20:09:26

I have met a Beauty, and a Doctor!

BikeRunSki Wed 13-Nov-13 20:15:52

So much less prim than the Victorian virtue names - Faith, Hope, Charity, Grace etc

omuwalamulungi Wed 13-Nov-13 20:20:29

I know two Cleversons! Patience, Gift, Prosper, Victory, Happy, Blessing... the list goes on. I know a man called Mercy, it really suits him.

I do wonder though if Cleverson has a brother named Averageson somewhere.

Efficient is among the best names I've heard!

ExcuseTypos Wed 13-Nov-13 20:26:17

I used to work in a class which had a Happy and a Lucky.

Both from Bangladeshi families and both lovely little girls.

QOD Wed 13-Nov-13 20:28:53

I know a chap called Admire !

Trumpton Wed 13-Nov-13 20:29:26

Once met somebody called Lovejoy and she married Mr Paramour and became Loveday Paramour. Fabulous name.

Trumpton Wed 13-Nov-13 20:29:57

Her name was Loveday !,

moobaloo Wed 13-Nov-13 20:31:21

In a book I read an African woman said it was such an honour to have been named after somthing so precious - she was called Rain.

Thought that was SO lovely

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 13-Nov-13 20:31:23

Spend a lot of time in South Africa and my fave last time was Computer

HenriettaChicken Wed 13-Nov-13 20:32:38

I know a lovely boy called Believe

Aarow Wed 13-Nov-13 20:33:49

I know a Nature.

And a Joyous (she's great!)

And a woman called Namaste (hippy parents?)

And a man called Emperor.

Birdinho Wed 13-Nov-13 20:34:52

I met a guy called Godlisten recently - his mother wanted a son and God listened!

newtonupontheheath Wed 13-Nov-13 20:35:04

We have a Wisdom at Playgroup.

I love all these names smile

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