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Irrational dislike of a name?

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looki Thu 02-Jan-14 10:25:21

I have an irrational dislike of the name Katie. I think its due to Katie being so commonly used where I live that when a name is announced, it is almost surprising if it doesn't contain the name Katie. Yet I quite like the name Kate/Cate.

Anybody else have dislike one name but like something very similar?

UriGeller Thu 02-Jan-14 10:31:10

Darren and Darrel make me cringe. Fortunately they aren't seen as much as Katie! Kai as well is just horrible. I can't believe that fashion stylist woman called her baby Kai.

UriGeller Thu 02-Jan-14 10:32:16

Oh sorry. I do quite like Karen though, which is similar to Darren but obviously for a girl blush

BunnyLebowski Thu 02-Jan-14 10:35:24

I hate hate hate HATE Oliver.

It just sounds so horrible and ugly to me.

Have never known one so it isn't based on a bad experience with one.

Just hate it.

Thomas too but that might be down to that c*nt of a train.

CatsAreLikeChocolates Thu 02-Jan-14 11:08:16

Mine's Sadie. Nowt wrong with the name I'm sure but it always sounds to me too much like sadness and sadism.

TheBunsOfPanettone Thu 02-Jan-14 11:58:36

I dislike Katie spelt Katie but like it when it's spelt Katy hmm obviously it sounds just the same. I think I'm slightly influenced by a rather nasty child I knew when I was growing up, who was called Katie.

I think Tessa's a pretty name but I am prejudiced against it. I suspect that's due to envying a little girl called Tessa in a picture book I had long ago for her fabulous pigtails, when I was made to have short hair that I could never do anything interesting with. While in my teens a man I was very keen on married someone called Tessa. In my mind "Tessa" just seems smug, prettier and luckier than me..... though it's debatable the Tessa that got the guy would agree about the lucky part, she left him after a few months!

TheBunsOfPanettone Thu 02-Jan-14 11:59:12

CatsAreLikeChocolates agree about Sadie!

UriGeller Thu 02-Jan-14 12:00:28


Just the way it drags your mouth down when you say it. Its the picture of misery.

comedaygoday Thu 02-Jan-14 12:03:03

I dislike Julie, but like Juliet and Julia and I agree with the OP on Katie/ Kate.

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 02-Jan-14 12:03:51

Scarlet I just don't like the sound of the actual word itself

squoosh Thu 02-Jan-14 13:33:00


Both make my skin crawl.

BuffyxSummers Thu 02-Jan-14 14:35:49

I don't know why but Monty irritates the shit out of me.

ActiveTimes Sat 04-Jan-14 03:37:47

Amelia. It sounds so whiny and I hate it.

southerngirl25599 Sat 04-Jan-14 05:18:59

Florence. Just sounds old fashioned vindictive old ladybug i've had a bad experience with one. No offence to any Florences'

Chottie Sat 04-Jan-14 05:31:50

Any names with Mae, May, Maisie stuck on the end. It just sounds so twee (no offence meant, personal opinion only).

kreecherlivesupstairs Sat 04-Jan-14 05:42:27

Not sure that it is irrational, but surnames for first names (Parker Evans etc) and the names of a job - Tyler Taylor Bricky...
Any other name - <meh>

CeQueLEnfer Sat 04-Jan-14 05:45:56

Olivia. It reminds me of the colour olive. I really don't like it, although I appreciate that it is quite irrational and it's probably a perfectly nice name.

CeQueLEnfer Sat 04-Jan-14 05:46:41

... oh, and anything with 'May' as a middle name. Or even worse, 'Mai'.

Morgause Sat 04-Jan-14 05:51:49

Any name that begins with a K or a hard C.
Surnames used as first names.
Misspelt names - not quirky just ignorant.

woodlandwanderwoman Sat 04-Jan-14 06:13:08


jenniferturkington Sat 04-Jan-14 06:51:12

Lucas. I hear mucus. Sorry.

JumpingJackSprat Sat 04-Jan-14 07:00:36

Phoebe. Looks so ugly written down and sounds like feeble.

rebecca. Dull in the extreme with no pretty shortening. Despise becky.

vole3 Sat 04-Jan-14 07:00:56

Most double barrelled first names, particularly when combined with blended rather than 'proper' double barrelled surnames eg. Sammie-Jo Smith-Taylor.
Unusual names or spellings that could be pronounced in different ways eg Kyron - have come across 1 that was Kye-Ron and the other was Key-Ron, got it wrong both times.

MyNameIsSuz Sat 04-Jan-14 07:25:14

Any name with 'ine' or 'ina' - Georgina, Pauline, Maureen, Christine. And Patrick I cannot stand, no idea why.

myitchybeaver Sat 04-Jan-14 08:03:46

Wayne, Shane or Duane names type names. I HAVE to say them like dwwwwaaaaaaaannne in a whiny voice with a long 'A'.

My DD has a Duane in her class and I can't help but giggle.

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