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Tea1Sugar Sun 27-Apr-14 07:52:02

I'm a teacher and have children with a wide range of names at school but I think Destiny and Foreva are the worst. Anyone else come across any other Just No names?

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 27-Apr-14 08:41:30

Any and call names with unique aka incorrect spellings.

sarahquilt Sun 27-Apr-14 09:50:28

I've encountered a lot of Chanel and Cartier in the classroom. Just waiting for Gucci and Prada cos nothing says class like a designer name.

supadupapupascupa Sun 27-Apr-14 09:52:20

I know a Forever. you get over it when you get to know the child. not for me personally though

Tenrec Sun 27-Apr-14 11:37:45

I know a Destinee and I think it's quite pretty but I wouldn't ever name my DC that, tbh. I know a boy called Toronto (his parents have no connection to any Toronto whatsoever btw) which I thought was a bit odd, although he's known as Tor, which I like.

Dovahkiin Sun 27-Apr-14 12:04:12


sonlypuppyfat Sun 27-Apr-14 12:08:06

I know an Ocean and a Caledonia

brokenhearted55a Sun 27-Apr-14 12:46:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

usualsuspectt Sun 27-Apr-14 12:48:59

Not another sneery name thread.

PreciousPeach Sun 27-Apr-14 13:18:14

Just no names for me are those predictably boring names like Amelie etc hth

JumpingJackSprat Sun 27-Apr-14 13:30:29

Oh goody another one of these threads. For me anything in the top 50 which demonstrated a clear lack of imagination. Top 10 is even worse.

Megrim Sun 27-Apr-14 13:40:29

A top ten name does not demonstrate "a clear lack of imagination".

It does demonstrate that you like a name and are not so precious that you're mortified if other people also like it enough to call their children the same name.

bouncingbelle Sun 27-Apr-14 13:41:42

Babe, Tequila and Horatio

Ruprekt Sun 27-Apr-14 13:43:18

Memphis and D'Niro are the worst for me. confusedconfused

MrsBungle Sun 27-Apr-14 13:43:45

There are some names I dislike or find boring or too "out there" but to deliberately sneer at names is wanky in my opinion.

SirChenjin Sun 27-Apr-14 13:44:57

Jack - really, really boring.

usualsuspectt Sun 27-Apr-14 13:52:14

When I was watching the boat race the other week, there was a someone rowing for Oxford or Cambridge, can't remember which, called Storm.

And I laughed and thought 'up yours MN baby names snobs'

Ludways Sun 27-Apr-14 13:54:27

The whole "mustn't be in the top 20/50/100" crap baffles me, I feel like saying "would you pick a frigging name you like and go with it, already!" Obviously you don't want to be one of 7 in the family or close friends but apart from that, pffft!

unlucky83 Sun 27-Apr-14 13:58:44

'Boo' - not short for anything - just that ...
Maybe ok for a baby - but as an adult? (don't know if they had a middle name they could use though...)
Can you imagine a future Prime Minister being called Boo? or Babe? or Foreva?
I think certain names reduce your DC's choices in life...
Imagine a CV from 'Boo Smith' - pretty sure you will be judged in advance with a name like that - even if only because they thought you'd used your nickname on your cv.
Sad, not fair, but true I think...
On the other hand maybe you would get interviewed because they wanted to see what you looked like? So maybe an advantage...

NoArmaniNoPunani Sun 27-Apr-14 13:59:08

Not this shite again. How long before someone posts that their friend of a friend was in the hospital bed next to a woman who called her baby Chlamydia?

OnlyLovers Sun 27-Apr-14 14:00:36

I like Horatio and Destiny.

pictish Sun 27-Apr-14 14:02:19

Foreva is a cracker. grin

Coconutty Sun 27-Apr-14 14:04:22

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ThinkIveBeenHacked Sun 27-Apr-14 14:04:44

Nevaeh is my least favourite if all the made up names.

nonameisgoodname Sun 27-Apr-14 14:10:54

Gypsy, Baby and Dolly are my worst.

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