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Haahoooo Fri 07-Mar-14 12:57:34

-- totally outs self--


Thank you thanks

Haahoooo Fri 07-Mar-14 12:58:06

totally outs self that should say!

whippetwoman Fri 07-Mar-14 13:06:59

I only like Casper but would spell it Caspar.
Sorry, not keen on the others. Elmore is better than Elmer in my opinion...

Seminyak Fri 07-Mar-14 13:09:07



sebsmummy1 Fri 07-Mar-14 13:09:29

I only like Caspar too I'm afraid.

bubblegoose Fri 07-Mar-14 13:09:45


Interesting names! (I mean that in a good way, except perhaps for Gustav).

Middleagedmotheroftwo Fri 07-Mar-14 13:10:43

Sorry OP, but they are all dreadful names, unless you're German or Russian, in which case they are probably perfectly acceptable.

scarletforya Fri 07-Mar-14 13:11:04

Gustav is ok.

The rest are equally awful, sorry.

EyelinerQueen Fri 07-Mar-14 13:11:05

They're all equal to me.

Equally awful.

NigellasDealer Fri 07-Mar-14 13:12:11

Axel, and only Axel

Sparklysilversequins Fri 07-Mar-14 13:12:41

I don't like any, sorry.

RayPurchase Fri 07-Mar-14 13:15:10

Only Axel. Are you in Germany?

squoosh Fri 07-Mar-14 13:24:38

I'm struggling OP..............

WeeClype Fri 07-Mar-14 13:25:59

Nope all as bad as each other, sorry.

IslaValargeone Fri 07-Mar-14 13:26:57

I like Casper, could cope with Gus rather than Gustave.
The other two, erm, no.

HyvaPaiva Fri 07-Mar-14 13:31:00

I like Gustav and Casper because I spend a lot of time in Scandinavia where they really work. I think in other places/languages they might not sound so good.

I'm afraid never in a million years would I call a person Elmer or Axel.

looki Fri 07-Mar-14 13:36:44

None to my taste, if I absolutely had to choose one.....ummmm...... I can't, I really don't like any of them.

Haahoooo Fri 07-Mar-14 13:38:11

Oh dear. Well I did ask I suppose...

Dutch/Swedish background here which might explain our choices.

MerryMarigold Fri 07-Mar-14 13:39:54

If you have European heritage, then I think I could live with Gustav. And I do like Elmer a little bit. Casper, okaaaay. Axel, no way.


MerryMarigold Fri 07-Mar-14 13:40:24

Oops. That was not my ordering. I just copy, pasted for ref.


RiverTam Fri 07-Mar-14 13:41:56


definitely not Elmer - that's a patchwork elephant!

squoosh Fri 07-Mar-14 13:42:09

Well if you've got Swedish background that changes things OP, I'd go for Gustav. Gus is a cool nickname.

Still not fond of the others though.

Nocomet Fri 07-Mar-14 13:43:08

Given background

Elmer is an elephant, ok a very preety elephant but..

kelda Fri 07-Mar-14 13:44:16

Gustaaf is my ds's middle name.

Axel was also a strong contender for us.

Not so sure about Casper, it's already sounding dated.

Elmer is just awful.

Middleagedmotheroftwo Fri 07-Mar-14 13:44:35

Agree, probably perfectly acceptable in Sweden or Holland. But if you're a British family, living in Britain, albeit of Swedish/Dutch extraction, you need to consider what works here, and I'm still not sure any of them do.

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