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(20 Posts)
ICanTotallyDance Mon 05-Jan-15 08:49:43

I would like to preface this by saying I am not expecting, so if you hate the name don't panic! No child is likely to be saddled with it any time soon smile. I saw this name whilst looking through my family tree and I am thinking of tucking it away for future DCs but I want opinions first. It is the first not so popular name that I sort of like .

What do you think?

HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs Mon 05-Jan-15 08:53:13

Please no.

DropYourSword Mon 05-Jan-15 09:01:41

Seeing as how there's no bump yet...I really don't like it!

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Mon 05-Jan-15 09:03:04

Tuck it away smile

Then forget you ever saw it. It sounds like some dire, run down, town.

CaptainAnkles Mon 05-Jan-15 09:04:00

Awful. Sorry. I just don't like first names that sound like they should only ever be surnames.

SoupDragon Mon 05-Jan-15 09:04:37

Yes, tuck it away in a box never to be opened smile

PinkSquash Mon 05-Jan-15 09:08:44

No way, as a PP has said, it sounds like a dodgy town.

ICanTotallyDance Mon 05-Jan-15 09:09:35

Glad I have had some sense talked into me. grin

I have been reading the baby names threads out of boredom today and clearly as they got wilder so did my own tastes. I will follow Chipping and Soupdragon's advice. I am ashamed as I don't even have pregnancy hormones to blame my choice on.

ALittleFaith Mon 05-Jan-15 09:10:02

Might work as middle name?

FishCanFly Mon 05-Jan-15 10:23:58

Very interesting!

DramaAlpaca Mon 05-Jan-15 10:30:15

It would be OK as a middle name, but I'd go for the spelling Rainford which is a surname.

Reinford is a bit reindeer-ish.

ShadowSuperNova Mon 05-Jan-15 10:31:10

as a first name, no. Definitely sounds more like a run down town than a child's name.

You might get away with it as a middle name though.

squoosh Mon 05-Jan-15 11:21:05

Sounds like the name of a cad from a Georgette Heyer novel.

IsadoraQuagmire Mon 05-Jan-15 12:16:07

It reminds me of Renfield from Dracula! I rather like it though...

ICanTotallyDance Mon 05-Jan-15 22:30:11

grin thanks everyone!

Warning bells should have sounded when on the family tree his sisters were named Zylphia and Sophronia.

Still, it must be better than when I was fifteen and thought Caspian (as in Narnia) was the best name I had ever heard

I should have name changed for this. How can I be derisive on other people's names threads ever again? I swear my taste in names is very normal otherwise.

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Mon 05-Jan-15 22:37:18

Oh my lord. Yes, it should have grin. Still, at least you've seen sense now!

-- glazes over Caspian nonsense--

Keep being derisive, I do so hate being lonely on those threads!! grin

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 05-Jan-15 23:03:13

Well it's an interesting name which has been in your family, but I would study the meaning, because people will ask you.
It is quite a nice name, certainly different. Is it for a boybor girl.
I wouldn't really worry about teasing potentials. I've never known anyone to be teased for their name. I mean there are of course exceptions I mean you wouldn't name a boy Sophie for example

Selks Mon 05-Jan-15 23:04:41

It sounds like a suburb of Godalming.

Pico2 Mon 05-Jan-15 23:07:50

It sounds like a town in Essex. Obviously there is nothing intrinsically wrong with that but I wouldn't call a child Harlow either.

NeedABumChange Tue 06-Jan-15 11:05:47

I quite like it, sound ass though he's some brooding character from a Victorian novel. Although not sure it works for a baby!

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