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PoseyParker Wed 17-Dec-14 22:35:36

We really like the name Apsley as a link to Apsley Cherry-Garrard, the youngest member of Scott's team in 1912. He wrote a seminal book on it. Our eldest son has a polar explorer's name and is also quite unusual, so it would fit. What do people think? I'm almost scared to ask ... Thanks!

Hakluyt Wed 17-Dec-14 22:37:57

I don't think I'd want to be called App in this day and age!

moxon Thu 18-Dec-14 04:37:07

I don't think I'd want to be called App in this day and age!

Good point.
How about Curiosity? The Mars rovers have done some pretty decent exploring!

SurfsUp1 Thu 18-Dec-14 07:21:33

Here's a list of arctic explorers - lots of interesting names. Apsley wouldn't be my choice.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_polar_explorers

shakemysilliesout Thu 18-Dec-14 09:15:02

That's an interesting list. Of the unusual names I like edgeworth. Apsley isn't very nice IMHO.

Couple of adolphs on the list- I feel sad for them that their name was ruined forever. A bit like how judas ruined the name of the other non evil judas of christs disciples.

HoHonutty Thu 18-Dec-14 09:18:33

I love Edmund. What about Horatio?

HoHonutty Thu 18-Dec-14 09:19:44

I know he doesn't fit the bill btw before anyone jumps in but I love the name.

fanjodisfunction Thu 18-Dec-14 09:43:15

I like it, when I read the title I first thought Benedict as in Benedict Allen the modern day explorer.

fanjodisfunction Thu 18-Dec-14 09:45:41

love Edwin

marne2 Thu 18-Dec-14 09:48:12

I like Tobias and Olav.

I know a Judah ( not a name you hear much ).

acharmofgoldfinches Thu 18-Dec-14 09:53:39

some lovely names on there (leaving aside the fact that some wag has added Jeremy Clarkson hmm).

I know of someone called Shackleton, nn Shack - not sure if it's his first name or his surname, but cool either way.

AndHarry Thu 18-Dec-14 10:00:43

Ranulph, nn Rafe

squoosh Thu 18-Dec-14 12:10:40

Tom Crean is my favourite explorer. Look at that amazing face!

WerewolfBarMitzvah Thu 18-Dec-14 12:13:10

I think Apsley is quite nice.

BigbyWolf Thu 18-Dec-14 12:20:41

Apsley is a great name. If you love it, go for it!

Hakluyt Thu 18-Dec-14 12:24:07

"Apsley is a great name. If you love it, go for it!"

Yep. Change your own name to Apsley, and call your child something nice.

LineRunner Thu 18-Dec-14 12:27:24

Rune off that list is interesting.

DishwasherDogs Thu 18-Dec-14 12:30:22

I like Apsley.

Beangarda Thu 18-Dec-14 12:51:19

Hurray for another Tom Crean fan. He's astonishingly craggy and fabulous in that photo. And it's hard to look hot with a pipe...

OP, do you really want to 'match' your children's names in terms of a linking polar explorer theme? It sounds more like something you'd do when acquiring a pair of guinea-pigs or something. How would you feel as an adult knowing you and your sister had been 'themed' as Martina/Billie-jean because your parents liked tennis?

silveroldie2 Thu 18-Dec-14 16:57:07

what about Wilfred Thesiger - Arabian explorer? news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3180743.stm

adsy Mon 22-Dec-14 12:58:34

I have a Franklin . fab name and good exploring story!

AllMimsyWereTheBorogoves Mon 22-Dec-14 13:08:36

If you wanted an explorer, and weren't too bothered about the Arctic bit, how about Mungo for Mungo Park? Or Benedict, for Benedict Allen.

There's a lovely long list of explorers here. Covers all sorts of exploration, including space.

Castlemilk Mon 22-Dec-14 14:19:04

Leif, as in Erikson

Falcon, as in Scott's middle name.

Assuming that you have an Ernest already? Great name!

Don't like Apsley (love his book though!).

Edmund (Hilary) is a lovely name. William (Parry). Falcon as mn maybe?
John (Rae).

Ross (love this name!)

Oh and another Tom Crean fan here!

Edgar or Teddy (Evans)

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