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Nataleejah Fri 14-Mar-14 15:37:14

My next-door-neighbour accused me of stealing her baby's name. My DS3 is Heath, now she is thinking of Keith

Mumof3xx Fri 14-Mar-14 15:38:01

Oh god


UriGeller Fri 14-Mar-14 15:39:56

Heath is a grand name. So she accuses that you stole her 'baby that hasn't even been born yet's name? That is truly weird.

Let her have Keith. The loon.

NigellasDealer Fri 14-Mar-14 15:41:29

oh please nobody is called Keith who is not in his fifties and really pleased with himself

Bowlersarm Fri 14-Mar-14 15:42:30

Keith. Ha ha. Keith has brothers called Clive, Kevin, and Brian.

Trooperslane Fri 14-Mar-14 15:46:43

<runs away fast>

Too odd, OP

Nataleejah Fri 14-Mar-14 15:47:51

This Keith will be Polish, he has siblings Jaroslav and Magda

SoonToBeSix Fri 14-Mar-14 15:48:11

grin Really ?

Nataleejah Fri 14-Mar-14 15:49:38


NigellasDealer Fri 14-Mar-14 15:51:03

natalee tell her not to do it! explain to her that keith is an old man's name, she will have no idea!

ShadowFall Fri 14-Mar-14 16:37:36

I know several lovely Keiths, but none under the age of 60. It's just not come back into fashion yet.

Still, at least the chances of someone "stealing" the name Keith from her are pretty low.

Cuxibamba Fri 14-Mar-14 17:49:58

Oh God. Keith. Keith was the name of my first ever hamster when I was a kid, and even then it was intended to be ironic.

MrsMarigold Fri 14-Mar-14 17:52:17

It's on a par with Trevor, Gary, Barry, Derek and Brian. Maybe this explanation will help her get it.

FelixFelix Fri 14-Mar-14 17:53:54

Baby Keith...

My dad is called Keith.

bouquetofpencils Fri 14-Mar-14 17:55:08

I wouldn't choose Keith
But it is similar to Keir which is nice and it has to me a bit of a Scottish cragginess about it.
Heath is lovely, very romantic.

treaclesoda Fri 14-Mar-14 18:03:04

I'm probably totally missing the point here, but was the most obvious answer to her not something along the lines of 'but Heath is not the same name as Keith'.

Is she concerned that they rhyme?

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Fri 14-Mar-14 18:09:02

You could suggest that Nigel might be a good alternative.

GillTheGiraffe Fri 14-Mar-14 18:11:12

I like Keith. I also like Kenneth

2tired2bewitty Fri 14-Mar-14 18:15:05

My dad's name is Keith, he's nearly 70. Even he thought it was a terrible idea when tactful Dd suggested it for dc2!

Whatisaweekend Fri 14-Mar-14 18:55:53

One of my favourite people is called Keith. He is in his 60's though. 2 thoughts:
1) how can you have stolen her name if you have not discussed it and your baby is already born (congrats btw and Heath is a fab name) and
2) Jaroslav, Magda and.....Keith grin

Boulders Fri 14-Mar-14 19:47:04

Tell her that you won't be next door neighbours forever and she should stick with Heath. I know a couple of E European boys called Kevinas, so Keith, Kevin type names are not unheard of on littluns.

alita7 Fri 14-Mar-14 22:09:22

Keith is a DISGUSTING name and I hope no child is ever subjected to it again! I hope I didn't offend anyone...

You didn't steal the name it's different and you had it first?!

This just gave me a flashback to a reading comprehension when I was about 6 with a frog called Keith in...

BirthdayMuppet Fri 14-Mar-14 22:18:14

My dh had Clive and Brian on his shortlist of names for ds1. Eight years on and I'm still not entirely sure whether he was joking or not. He seemed really hurt when I laughed out loud and said 'Ha-dee-ha ha' very sarcastically...

Glasshammer Fri 14-Mar-14 23:08:02

Keith Malcolm Brian alan and Grahame

Anonymousy Fri 14-Mar-14 23:11:52

My father was Keith. He'd be 74 now. But he's been dead for 25 years. Thank god. Funnily enough I despise the name. Can't think why.

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