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What do you think of when you hear the name Noel?

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Choccyhobnob Thu 04-Jun-15 16:43:44

I know what I think of and I know what DH thinks of so want to see who you agree with! grin

Goldrill Thu 04-Jun-15 16:45:48

My dentist. He's very nice!

marshmallowpies Thu 04-Jun-15 16:47:01

I think of Noel Gallagher
And Christmas

But still think it's a nice name - I was at school with a Noel and he was a nice guy, very very bright, a bit head in the clouds but a decent bloke all the same.

NickySummerbee Thu 04-Jun-15 16:47:24

Mancunian men of Irish origin. Not just the Gallagher but several others I've known.

mayaknew Thu 04-Jun-15 16:47:30

Gallagher . Sorry blush

Lunastarfish Thu 04-Jun-15 16:48:14

Edmonds - but I think it is a great name

KingOfTheStupids Thu 04-Jun-15 16:48:18


LauraChant Thu 04-Jun-15 16:49:11

Noel's House Party
Noel Streatfeild
Noel out of the Treasure Seekers.
In that order.

AuntieStella Thu 04-Jun-15 16:51:42

Christmas (generally) which is by far the strongest association.

Noel Edmonds

and despite the change of sex Noele Gordon (played the motel owner in Crossroads)

Choccyhobnob Thu 04-Jun-15 16:57:11

Well I think Edmonds and House Party but Noel Gallagher is DH's hero and he wants to name baby after him (and I'm not sure a monobrowed Mancunian is a better image to conjure up than Mr Blobby anyway....)

So think I'm sticking with 'No' to Noel!

gymboywalton Thu 04-Jun-15 16:57:55

my dad who was the sweetest, gentlest man ever

Choccyhobnob Thu 04-Jun-15 17:07:44

That's nice gymboy if I had a nice real life person to associate the name with it might be easier to agree to!

CindeFuckinRella Thu 04-Jun-15 17:10:15

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florascotia Thu 04-Jun-15 17:12:48

Christmas and Noel Coward...
The name was traditionally only used for babies born around Christmas time, unless there were other family reasons.

How about Gallagher as a middle name? There is a lovely poem by Liz Lochhead (I think) about a child's imaginary friend called 'Desmond Gallagher'.

HollyJollyDillydolly Thu 04-Jun-15 17:14:43

Noel EdmundS

2cats2many Thu 04-Jun-15 17:15:45


PuppyMonkey Thu 04-Jun-15 18:03:55


Arf at you lot who said Edmonds - he never entered my head . Did think of Gallagher though. And also Noel and Liam Moriarty who I went to school with.grin

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Thu 04-Jun-15 18:06:02

Edmonds first.
Then Christmas.

KneesofEggleston Thu 04-Jun-15 18:10:33

Fields generally? Snowy fields at Christmas.

poocatcherchampion Thu 04-Jun-15 18:14:33


Discworld101 Thu 04-Jun-15 18:16:52

Fielding, then Gallagher, then Christmas.

Didn't think of Edmonds, but as soon as someone mentioned it, I went 'eurgh' grin

crje Thu 04-Jun-15 18:17:04

Older quiet man

sweetpeame Thu 04-Jun-15 18:48:49

Slightly dull 60+ man. And christmas

I don't like it at all, sorry. I used to teach one - and he looked like a wrinkly old man even aged 14. Sorry.

Lookoutapiano Thu 04-Jun-15 20:11:31

Love it

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