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Celeb has used my baby name!

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FredFlintstonesSister Fri 14-Feb-14 09:12:48

And not even all that recently. I'm not really interested in celebrity culture and don't pay much attention to soaps or chart music - it's not that I'm dead old, just that I'd rather read a book! Anyway, I'm due next Saturday and have pretty much decided on a name. Foolishly, I googled it to see how popular it was and was surprised to see it moving up the charts. I then found out it has been used in the past year by a rather famous person. Should I care? I'm not bothered about whether anyone but DH and me like the name, just worried it will look like we are celebrity wannabes!

givemeaclue Fri 14-Feb-14 09:16:14

What is the name? Depends how inextricably linked to celeb it is

PrincessScrumpy Fri 14-Feb-14 09:21:24

Dd is Heidi and and apparently Kerry katona has a Heidi too. I don't care my dd is a very different person and doesn't have a mum who takes drugs etc. we also like Florence and David Cameron's dd is called that. Celebs come and go so by the time she's in school nobody will consider it.

MikeLitoris Fri 14-Feb-14 09:21:56

Totally depends on the name.

Dd2 has the same name as minor celebs dd but no one has ever made the connection.

MyNameIsKenAdams Fri 14-Feb-14 09:23:14

Tbh the only name I associate with a celeb is Harper. Bloody Beckhams!

RedPencils Fri 14-Feb-14 09:24:17

If its a normal then it might be an issue.

If its Princess Tiiami then you might have a problem.

LittleBearPad Fri 14-Feb-14 09:24:49

Depends on the name. If it's Amelia (as for peter Andre) you're fine. If it's Suri people may think you're copying

FredFlintstonesSister Fri 14-Feb-14 09:39:00

Definitely not as well known as Suri, because even in my celeb ignorance I know who she belongs to. Not such an obscure name either, just one that wasn't particularly popular before and now seems to be thanks to a particular singer. Don't really want to put the name here incase it sparks the usual "I love it", "I hate it", "I called my parrot that name" debate. Just wondered if it would put anyone else off.

FredFlintstonesSister Fri 14-Feb-14 09:40:13

Keep in mind I have 8 days to go and am crazy with pregnancy hormones! Probably no one else would care about this!

MyNameIsKenAdams Fri 14-Feb-14 09:40:52

Its ok to care about the crazy stuff when you only have a week to go. Os the name top ten?

PrincessOfChina Fri 14-Feb-14 09:41:25

I wouldn't bother. Even if it were Harper, people would get over it quickly. It helps if it's a good name and not a ridiculous one though!

Mrsindecision Fri 14-Feb-14 09:48:17

Personally I would use the name if you love it - by the sounds of it, anyone who knows you will know you are not celebrity wannabes! You will only regret using a name you like less IMO.

FredFlintstonesSister Fri 14-Feb-14 09:51:45

It's not even on the top 40! I think I'm probably being silly but I also knew early on that its a name my dad hates (as my DH foolishly let it slip that we were considering it) and maybe finding out the celebrity connection had pushed me over the edge slightly!

squoosh Fri 14-Feb-14 10:49:55

I don't know, it's hard to say without knowing the name in question.

If it was Harper I definitely wouldn't use it, it's only recently burst on the scene in the UK and it's undeniably associated with the Beckhams. If it was something like Polly for example well then I'd use it as it's been a name in common usage here for centuries so doesn't really matter if a celeb has used it.

HopeS01 Fri 14-Feb-14 10:55:30

Tell us the name and we will tell you grin

FredFlintstonesSister Fri 14-Feb-14 12:34:37

Ok, it's Beyonce's daughter's middle name. Not Blue, the other bit. Don't really want to put the name out there as we haven't told anyone but a quick google search will bring it up. Can you not actually type it here though? Don't want to have to name change after this for anonymity!

JoinYourPlayfellows Fri 14-Feb-14 12:38:14

Did some other celebrity use it as a first name?

Or are you just a bit worried because of the baby that has it as a middle name?

If the latter, then I really wouldn't worry about it. It's that child's first name that is the distinctive one that people will associate with the celebrity parents.

I think it's a very nice name. So nice in fact, that that's what I named my parrot wink grin

Lottiedoubtie Fri 14-Feb-14 12:38:58

Oh that's fine! I had to google what the name was as I didn't have a clue, and I don't think it is the first association anyone would make with that name.

MavisDee Fri 14-Feb-14 12:42:07

I would still use it, I don't think people would associate it with beyonce at all (and I am a massive fan!) also, I know you didn't want opinions but for what it is worth, it is a beautiful name, go for it!

squoosh Fri 14-Feb-14 12:42:43

Oh that is totally fine to use. Wouldn't even associate it with Beyonce to be honest (and I have an embarrassingly high knowledge of useless celeb twaddle).

FredFlintstonesSister Fri 14-Feb-14 12:43:58

Oh, the relief! Thank you! One less thing to get crazy about in late pregnancy. I already look like an idiot bouncing about on my gym ball in front of the tv. It is a great name for a parrot...

givemeaclue Fri 14-Feb-14 12:44:33

More affiliated with coronation st than Beyoncé. Don't think you need to worry.

JumpingJackSprat Fri 14-Feb-14 12:45:28

Why would you even worry about that? A celebrity used an old well established name as her daughters middle name and you're worried about being seen as copying?

ajandjjmum Fri 14-Feb-14 12:46:27

If you love that name then use it - it's not so 'out there' that everyone will be saying 'oh, like so-and-so's daughter'.

TheRaniOfYawn Fri 14-Feb-14 12:48:06

I think it's fine and it's a middle name for the celeb's child. And it's a very lovely name.

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