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Thoughts on Tyburn?

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Lindalove Sun 28-Dec-14 11:57:20

My other half and I are massive London history fans and are thinking of Tyburn as a first name for our baby boy. It's one of the names of Londons original rivers and was also the original name for Oxford St called Tyburn Road.
Yes it does also have a reference to the gallows at Tyburn cross! But we're not put off by that. Pronounced tie - burn.
Short would be Ty.
Horrified? smile Our other current faves are Larkin, Efra or Sachin.

PrincessOfChina Sun 28-Dec-14 11:58:18

I think it's a (not nice) area of Birmingham.

MinnieM1 Sun 28-Dec-14 11:59:12

Just horrid
Don't do it

petitdonkey Sun 28-Dec-14 11:59:22

I quite like it actually - DH has a cousin Tymon who is generally known as Ty and I really love it. (or maybe it's just because I really love him!)

Llareggub Sun 28-Dec-14 11:59:27

It just reminds me of Taybarns where people gorge themselves silly. Awful.

perplexedpirate Sun 28-Dec-14 12:00:02

Tyburn Tree. Horrible associations. Just no.

pookamoo Sun 28-Dec-14 12:00:40

Larkin is much better.

SirChenjin Sun 28-Dec-14 12:01:07


The only thing I can think to say about it is that up here in Scotland a burn is a stream - so it sounds like you've named him after a stream. Like Bannockburn.

Also sounds similar to Tyrone - which I'm not keen on.

StandByYourTesselators Sun 28-Dec-14 12:02:28

You might not be put off by it, but a name with such awful provenance is a bit cruel to saddle a child with. Good name for a thrash metal band... but not a baby!

Lindalove Sun 28-Dec-14 12:04:33

Yes Tyburn is a very old London river, so burn reference is also good. It is naming him after a river! Husband is Scottish too.
Never heard of Taybarns!

Pico2 Sun 28-Dec-14 12:05:05

Didn't they display severed heads there?

Tiredemma Sun 28-Dec-14 12:05:27

Its a shit 'grill' pub in North Bham

Magicrealism Sun 28-Dec-14 12:06:46

Just makes me think of executions.

Lindalove Sun 28-Dec-14 12:09:22

Tyburn Tree was where they hung highwaymen etc. in those days it was entertainment and a popular day out!
I'm not naming a baby I'm naming a man - he'll be a man longer than a wee infant.

Seriouslyffs Sun 28-Dec-14 12:09:49

It's the sight of hangings. Awful name for that reason- there's a monastery there where they still pray for the martyrs.

SantasBassoon Sun 28-Dec-14 12:12:57

Most people think of the gallows when they hear Tyburn. A name that is so strongly associated with capital punishment might be unwanted by your child as they grow up.

harryhausen Sun 28-Dec-14 12:14:04

God no. Tyburn is the most famous place for hanging people. Also, I'm pretty sure they used to hang, draw and quarter people there for treason too. Awful.

DrElizabethPlimpton Sun 28-Dec-14 12:14:13

Please don't. It just reminds me of executions. Tymon is much better.

Reindeerballs Sun 28-Dec-14 12:14:13

Sorry I immediately associate it with Tyburn the execution site and not the river. I am also an historian. In respect of the others - I met a Sachin (pr. Satch in) recently who was lovely. Larkin sounds like larking about

PunkrockerGirl Sun 28-Dec-14 12:14:39

Just horrible.

munchkin2902 Sun 28-Dec-14 12:14:39

People were hung, drawn and quartered there. Please don't do it, there are so many nice unusual names! Efra is good.

Theenduringmoment Sun 28-Dec-14 12:16:48

How about Golgotha for a middle name. Or maybe Gibbet.

Lindalove Sun 28-Dec-14 12:16:54

Efra is my joint favourite! Sounds like it might be slightly more acceptable to the average person smile
Sachin is actually after Sachin Tendulkar the cricketer.
Not heard of the name Tymon, will look it up.

Lindalove Sun 28-Dec-14 12:17:37

I was thinking Gallows as a middle name. JOKE!

expatinscotland Sun 28-Dec-14 12:17:56


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