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Doris and Ernest

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Alisvolatpropiis Wed 12-Feb-14 20:47:34

One of the One Direction boys has become the older sibling to boy/girl twins named Doris and Ernest.


meglet Wed 12-Feb-14 20:49:57

FAB names!

I can't remember what I was reading yesterday, but I came across the name Ernest and decided it would have been on my shortlist if I was having any more children. (it might end up a guinea pig name instead).

Trooperslane Wed 12-Feb-14 20:51:03

Horrific. Sorry.

smother Wed 12-Feb-14 20:59:26

First thought: I love the name Doris

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 12-Feb-14 21:00:24

See I quite like Ernest.

Together though, they sound like a couple who married circa 1920

MrsDavidBowie Wed 12-Feb-14 21:01:25

AWful. My grandmother was called Doris, and wanted me to be named after her.
That would have been great in a class full of Susans, Wendys and Janes.

Sarahplane Wed 12-Feb-14 21:01:33

Horrible names

Azquilith Wed 12-Feb-14 21:01:37

I have a guinea pig called Ernest

MrsBungle Wed 12-Feb-14 21:01:43

Absolutely horrendous. Goodness, I'm usually more tactful than that.

BelieveinWigan Wed 12-Feb-14 21:01:48

Louis, Charlotte (Lottie), Felicte (Fizzy), Daisy, Phoebe, Doris and Ernest well wow

Norfolknway Wed 12-Feb-14 21:03:03

Bad. Sorry! X

familyfortunes Wed 12-Feb-14 21:10:06

bloody awful shock

ShadowFall Wed 12-Feb-14 21:12:45

I just cannot warm to Doris as a name.

Ernest is slightly better, but not much.

NatashaBee Wed 12-Feb-14 21:16:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 12-Feb-14 21:22:50

They're not names I like.

I was just struck by how "old person names coming back" they were.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 12-Feb-14 21:23:35

*like as in - would actually use.

Ernest has it's merits, but I'd never actually use it. Much like Zeus.

ShadowFall Wed 12-Feb-14 21:25:08


I'd definitely choose Ernest over Zeus if I was naming a baby!

TheApprentice Wed 12-Feb-14 21:25:58

My Ds2's middle name is Ernest! Its after his great grandfather. My dh was considering giving it as his first name but I drew the line there!

roweeena Wed 12-Feb-14 21:36:43

Aren't you a grumpy lot. Lovely names, it would be boring if we all liked the same names wouldn't it

bigkidsdidit Wed 12-Feb-14 21:39:18

I don't like them, and I have an Albert! I guess a little Ernie could be cute?

PipkinsPal Wed 12-Feb-14 21:40:01

My maternal Grandmother was a Doris and a little girl was named after her (1950's) but they always called her Dollo. My paternal Grandmother was an Edith. I'm so, so glad my parents never gave me and my sister second names.

EirikurNoromaour Wed 12-Feb-14 21:40:08

Doris! Ridiculous. And Ernest isn't great either. How can you call a newborn baby Doris? Or Ernest!

StopSquabbling Wed 12-Feb-14 21:40:33

Absolutely awful.

Froblawd Wed 12-Feb-14 21:41:22

Snap theapp. My DS has Ernest as a middle name after his late great grandfather. DH also wanted it to be his first name but we settled in another. I think it's a great name.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 12-Feb-14 21:45:17

My lovely elderly neighbour was called Doris, she was convinced I was called Jane (nothing like my actual name) and was a really sweet old lady.

I'm sure Doris will have a come back but not yet. My Nanna thinks Doris is an "old lady" name and she's 76 grin

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