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Just curious, has anyone else made a name up?

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taurusmum85 Sat 07-Dec-13 22:45:43

When I was having my son my partner chose the name Theo which I wasn't too keen on as I don't particularly like Theodore so I made up Theoden although a friend has told me there is a character in lord of the rings with a name like that. Just curious to hear of any other new or very usual names?

Golddigger Sun 08-Dec-13 16:30:28

My Dds best friend has a made up name. Whem I am having a tired day, I cant for the life of me remember what it is because there is no other point of reference iyswim.

DXBMermaid Sun 08-Dec-13 16:33:39

I've met quite a few people with made up names and usually they just don't work (for me).

Nathuter (parents couldn't choose between Nathan and Hunter, so decided on this gem) fshock

WannabeFayeMouse Sun 08-Dec-13 16:38:40

I would read that last one as Nuthater all the time DXBMermaid.

DD1's name is a bit made up. It's a bit like a real name though, and the shortened version we use all the time is real. It's just we liked a name but the spelling was tricky.

I like the fact that in this country we can make up names. Though obviously there is a possibility of abuse of that power. But one person's abuse is another's wonderful individual name, so who's to say really? wink

MistleToastyStoHoHoat Sun 08-Dec-13 16:52:43

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TheWomanTheyCallJayne Sun 08-Dec-13 16:55:52

I know a Theoden
The dad is a big lotr fan.
They say it theo but he is older than the films so the use is from the books

NoArmaniNoPunani Sun 08-Dec-13 17:01:27

I know a kid called Marvellous.

Golddigger Sun 08-Dec-13 17:03:44

You cant even shorten that one! [but you may be joking?] hmm

taurusmum85 Sun 08-Dec-13 17:25:02

Is she called princess or tiaammii? She's called her new baby jet which I actually like but iv only ever known horses with that name

taurusmum85 Sun 08-Dec-13 17:27:37

Sorry I replied to the last post on the first page. I sore a lady on a tv program called essence

NoArmaniNoPunani Sun 08-Dec-13 17:47:21

I'm not joking, I suppose it could be shortened to Marv!

Golddigger Sun 08-Dec-13 17:53:31

Marv isnt even Merv, not that I like that much either.

Pooka Sun 08-Dec-13 17:54:59

Oh I'm not keen on amalgamated names.

Renesmee (bloody twilight).

Just pick a name FGS! grin

Showy Sun 08-Dec-13 17:55:37

A friend from school made up a name completely for her son. I generally don't understand this as a practice but his name is lovely and suits him and them perfectly.

I also know a family who use names but choose unique spellings so they have a Murfee, Riio and a Mylea. I don't understand this as a practice either but they seem happy. grin

birdybear Sun 08-Dec-13 17:57:01

i know someone who wanted to call their baby Marley after Bob, if it was a boy, but it was a girl. so they changed the y to ee and added I to the beginning = Imarlee.


Theonlyoneiknow Sun 08-Dec-13 18:37:24

I knew someone called Richlynn combo of Richard and Lynn (I think) ?

honeybeeridiculous Sun 08-Dec-13 18:42:19

You would be surprised at the number of 'nevaeh's on the maternity ward, each mum thinks they've come up with a really original name hmm Iv even seen a boy with the name!

Dillydollydaydream Sun 08-Dec-13 20:11:12

Ds name was made up from a combination of two names dh and I liked,
Fintan and Caleb.
However, it turned out it is actually a Gaelic name in it's own right.

nooka Sun 08-Dec-13 20:31:32

My childminder made up the names for her three children, only to find that they were all 'real' names and each child shared their name with another at school. So not only did they have names that will probably be misspelled and mispronounced all their lives, they don't even have the 'unique' status aimed for. Can you tell I'm not keen on making up names grin

Vajazzler Sun 08-Dec-13 22:51:17

TidyDancer the one I know begins with S!

LittleBabyPigsus Mon 09-Dec-13 00:09:23

A friend's dad is a writer, and her name is the name of the princess in the first book he had published. It's made up but sounds like a real name.

Yellowcake Mon 09-Dec-13 00:20:03

Every time I see a reference to the Twilight series baby Renesmee, I think it's pronounced REEN-Smee, and crack up. Mind you, it's godawful even pronounced Renn-Esmay, which is how I assume it's intended to be said...? Rather than a beautiful, otherworldly vampire baby, it sounds like a country and western karaoke singer in a ratty Dolly Parton wig!

BettyBi0 Mon 09-Dec-13 00:34:17

I have a made up name - well my mum purposefully misspelled another name so that it would have a different pronunciation and what she thought would be better nicknames/abbreviations.

It had annoyed me my whole life. Not quite enough to resort to deed poll but annoyed none the less. I'm way too easy to find on google despite having a very behind the scenes job and not being remotely famous or interesting. Also every conversation with a new person seems to start by them saying "that's an interesting name, where's it from?" Which is pretty boring/ embarassing when the answer is just that my mum got a bit creative. Sometimes I just lie and say "It's French" or Hebrew or American or whatever just to depersonalise it.

I would never inflict the same on my child. There are so many real rare and beautiful names out there already.

ZingSweetPea Mon 09-Dec-13 03:55:38

a friend of mine is Yendor (NN Yenda).

her mum wanted Rodney for a boy, and when she was born they decided to spell it backwards.
genius! grin

ZingSweetPea Mon 09-Dec-13 04:00:39

all names are made up, so no reason why new combinations should not be tried out!

I like

singaporeswing Mon 09-Dec-13 04:01:18

Friend just had a DD called Avelynn. Not seen that before and she's convinced that she's made it up.

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