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Help with name to go with 'unusual' (comedy) surname please!

(141 Posts)
ToffeeJungle Mon 20-Jan-14 17:29:32

I've posted before about girls names to go with our unhelpful surname Aldock (see -
but now I need boys name suggestions please!

Again, we've had to rule quite a few we like out, eg. Jacob (Jaco Baldcock) and Aidan (which I just think doesn't sound right - and as I've said in my previous thread, I don't really like alliteration).

We like Isaac but it just wouldn't work - I's a coldcock or I suck old cock??????!!!

Though we think Zac is a possiblility - Does Zac Aldcock sound ok?

Please can you give us some suggestions (boys or girls) - it's driving me a little crazy!!!!! Thank you!

LaurieFairyCake Mon 20-Jan-14 17:32:18

Your only option is to go even crazier for a first name

I give you Bartholomew Aldcock

And Boudicca Aldcock

They both detract from the comedy value that is your surname grin

Rhubarbgarden Mon 20-Jan-14 17:47:10

I think Laurie's suggestions are fabulous.

I have a comedy surname. My sympathies.

manicinsomniac Mon 20-Jan-14 17:53:42

I think Zac is lovely

Alternatively - Noah, Patrick or Joshua?

UriGeller Mon 20-Jan-14 17:59:15


Its not that terrible a surname. I used to know a lovely family with the surname 'Willey'. Their children all had 3-4 syllable names and were uncommonly charming and beautiful. None of them gave a shit and it was clear they had risen above it.

LittlePandaBear Mon 20-Jan-14 18:03:07

I do love the name Zac, but it could sound like Suck so I would avoid it!

I think you need a longish first name, at least 3 syllables to take the emphasis to the first name. Something like Nathaniel, Cameron, Sebastien?

Not Ivan grin

NakedTigarCub Mon 20-Jan-14 18:10:40

Not really helpful but could you doublebarrle the surname?

Ian Aldcock
Peter Aldcock
Hayden Aldcock
Lee Aldcock
Rowen Aldcock
Ezra Aldcock
Elijah Aldcock
Dean Aldcock

Rowan Aldcock
Elizabeth Aldcock
Victoria Aldcock nn Tory
Claudia Aldcock

I would go with a really bording name that everyone knows.

JodieGarberJacob Mon 20-Jan-14 18:16:30

I think I would go for a name beginning with a vowel like Alfred or Ian, Owen etc. But not Isaac, Oliver or Arthur.

JodieGarberJacob Mon 20-Jan-14 18:18:14

Don't go for a name beginning with B! He will spend a life time writing B. Aldcock, not fair!

ToffeeJungle Mon 20-Jan-14 18:39:18

Ha, yes we've ruled out names beginning with B!
I also ruled out names beginning with a vowel as didn't think any would sound right though do like Owen.

I know that it isn't that bad a surname really and I have heard worse but it does make naming children more difficult!!

IsabellaRockerfeller Mon 20-Jan-14 18:39:31


barnet Mon 20-Jan-14 18:58:56

I think the name should end with a vowel sound, so it can't run into Aldcock. Lee, Ezra, Elijah Noah. Or Vincent sounds great

ToffeeJungle Mon 20-Jan-14 19:26:42

I quite like Noah and Elijah.
Joel is great but already in the family.

Please keep your suggestions coming!

AgathaPinchBottom Mon 20-Jan-14 19:39:17

Ezra, Gabriel, Raffety, Joseph, Simeon, Raphael,

Theas18 Tue 21-Jan-14 08:58:35

Agree the longer name have a much better sound.

BillyBanter Tue 21-Jan-14 09:09:09

I vote Gabriel. Goldcock.

ToffeeJungle Tue 21-Jan-14 09:37:07

Thanks Billy, that's helpful!

I have thought that we may have to rule out even more names due to initials - ie. B, C, F, G, H.

As Peppa Pig might say, this is impossible!!!!!!

BillyBanter Tue 21-Jan-14 09:40:34

Goldcock could be quite an impressive nickname. Oh yeah baby , they call me Mr goldcock.

BillyBanter Tue 21-Jan-14 09:42:19

I have a comedy name too.

I am, however, very grateful its not backholer.

Theas18 Tue 21-Jan-14 09:53:43

Had another thought, revert to your maiden name and give it to the baby!

omuwalamulungi Tue 21-Jan-14 09:59:02

I once came across a "Mr and Mrs Fuckner" in a previous job, so it could be worse OP.

Noah is a lovely name.

ToffeeJungle Tue 21-Jan-14 10:54:56

Ha, I definitely know it could be worse! I actually quite like it - it's our family name and I don't think anything of it in everyday use. Just when you're naming a baby it's obviously something we need to think about!

Do you think we could get away with Zac?

TheNightIsDark Tue 21-Jan-14 10:58:07

Definitely not Arthur grin

Or Harry. Too much like Hairy.

Is changing the surname an option?

TheNightIsDark Tue 21-Jan-14 11:00:13

Rafferty could sound like Raggedy. Raggedy Baldcock is interesting!

Raphael, Henry, Samuel?

TheNightIsDark Tue 21-Jan-14 11:00:57

blush It's not Baldcock is it. Aldcock. Mentally edit my post as you read it please!

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