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Help - pregnancy hormones clearly need curbing!

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manicinsomniac Sun 02-Mar-14 18:02:20

I've become obsessed with the 'cool girls' names' thread.

At 8 months pregnant I am suddenly desperate to call my new daughter:

Sherbet Raine
Calypso Star

Tell me I'm insane?! They just sound so sweet to my pregnancy addled ears.

Until last night my front runners were:

Natasha Seren Grace
Xanthe Zara Rhiannyd
Arabella Efa Rose

What do you think? Was I playing it safe and should go 'cool'? Or was I previously 'normal' and I now considering scarring my child for life with an 'odd' name?

Think of a little Sherbet running around the playground - cute, no? blush

SS3J Sun 02-Mar-14 18:14:08

No! Do not call your child Sherbet. It is not cool. Xanthe however is lovely. Go with that!

hatebeak Sun 02-Mar-14 18:22:02

You might just get away with Calypso. Just. I'd really avoid Sherbet, though. Go for Xanthe or Seren instead!

bakingtins Sun 02-Mar-14 18:48:51

Please don't call your daughter Sherbet. You will look like a loon.

Any of your previous choices are better by far. I prefer Natasha, Seren, Grace and Rose in any combination.

ToffeeJungle Sun 02-Mar-14 19:20:19

No you shouldn't call your daughter Sherbet or Calypso.

Natasha is lovely and not heard that much these days.
Also like Seren, Zara and Grace.

DitsyDonkey Sun 02-Mar-14 19:21:36

Xanthe is fabulous!

Sundaedelight Sun 02-Mar-14 19:41:12

Arabella Effie Rose

manicinsomniac Sun 02-Mar-14 19:54:52

Thank you. Needed a reality check. (you'd think the fact that I couldn't tell anyone in real life what I was considering would have done it really wouldn't you!) grin.

Maybe I could get a puppy and call that Sherbet ...

Frikadellen Sun 02-Mar-14 21:19:45

Xanthe is amazing but I really like Calypso Not so keen on sherbert but Raine was a front contender for our dd3

PenguinsEatSpinach Sun 02-Mar-14 21:56:35

Your original choices are the way to go! Sherbet Raine sounda like a Prince song or a porn star. Please tell me there isn't a child out there somewhere called that?shock

Cuxibamba Sun 02-Mar-14 22:58:59

Not Sherbet, no way! Calypso Star is okay, I suppose. I LOVE Xanthe. When I was pregnant with DS1, I had some very, uh, suspect names planned for him btw.

toobreathless Sun 02-Mar-14 23:01:03

No to sherbet just NO!

Calypso is slightly better......

But I LOVE all three of your other names, gorgeous, it would be criminal not to use one of them.

toobreathless Sun 02-Mar-14 23:03:50

Ha! Agreed penguim

.....I only want to see you dancing in The Sherbert Raine......!

SimplySara Sun 02-Mar-14 23:06:50

Although not keen on the first names, I really do like the middle names of Raine or Star. Perhaps you could use them still as middle names to add a bit of a spark to your original plans.

RalphRecklessCardew Tue 04-Mar-14 08:38:58

Sherbert would be an adorable nn for a baby. 'Scrumptious little sherbert-fizzy-bobs'. Not, please God, anywhere near a birth certificate.

shootingstar1234 Tue 04-Mar-14 18:19:06

Seren Grace is lovely and I like most of your other names too however please do not call your child Calypso or Sherbet! I have a relatively normal name (recently become very popular- think white and yellow flower) and was teased horrifically as it was seen somewhat unusual at the time so think of the teasing poor little Sherbet would suffer!

ikeaismylocal Tue 04-Mar-14 18:48:29

I quite like the name sherbet!

spiderlight Tue 04-Mar-14 18:51:57

Rhiannydd needs two ds on the end smile

MrsRV Tue 04-Mar-14 20:47:49

now I really try not to be nasty & rude on mnet as so many people are... however, Sherbert? Calypso? WTF???? grin Your other names are lovely by the way. Arabella is my fave!!

EirikurNoromaour Tue 04-Mar-14 20:55:50

Sherbert? confused

manicinsomniac Tue 04-Mar-14 22:04:39

Don't worry, I have accepted that I can't actually do this.

Briefly considered Felicity to lead to Fizzy to lead to Sherbet. But I won't.

I think Xanthe is my current most likely.

Thanks for the spelling correction spiderlight. I'm not actually Welsh, just trying to honour my late Father who was Welsh.

Xanthe Zara Rhiannydd it (probably! Until the next bout of madness hits!) is.

monkeymamma Wed 05-Mar-14 23:36:46

Love Calypso - makes me think of The Camomile Lawn.

By all means call your child Sherbert, if you (and she!) can live with the nickname 'Dip-Dab'. grin

How about Callista?

squoosh Thu 06-Mar-14 15:36:53

I never meant to cause you any sorrow
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted to one time see you laughing
I only wanted to see you laughing at poor Sherbet Raine

Sherbet Raine, Sherbet Raaaaaaaine

EirikurNoromaour Thu 06-Mar-14 15:37:50

Xanthe Zara isn't great, two Z sounds next to each other. Calypso xanthe is better.

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