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Baby boy, terrible surname, any suggestions?

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Firsttimer101 Mon 22-Jun-15 20:24:39

Hi everyone. We have just found out we are expecting a boy and are delighted, issue is my DPs surname is.... Wait for it..... Crippin..... It's so hard to think of a nice normal ish name to go with it!! Any suggestions? I like pretty traditional names, any suggestions greatly received!

Wendied Mon 22-Jun-15 20:26:02

I think you need a longish first name as your surname is pretty short and clipped. Something like Alexander or Lawrence maybe.

Shadow1986 Mon 22-Jun-15 20:27:50

A boy at my school had a similar surname and his name was Daniel.

TheDowagerCuntess Mon 22-Jun-15 20:32:28

The solution is obvious, but clearly not one you're willing to countenance - give your DS your surname, especially if you're not married. wink

LionsNtigersNbearsOHMY Mon 22-Jun-15 20:33:10

That's not bad at all. Don't worry. :-)
Alexander is a lovely suggestion.
Nathaniel? Dominic? James?
Alex Crippin sounds so nice, doesn't it?

CamelHump Mon 22-Jun-15 20:34:12

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IsItStupid Mon 22-Jun-15 20:36:48

That's not that bad at all!

Alexander is a good suggestion, or James or Daniel or Theodore or Samuel.

Or you can always use your last name. smile

CaptainHolt Mon 22-Jun-15 20:37:31

Is your surname worse than Crippin?

fakenamefornow Mon 22-Jun-15 20:37:47

Agree with TheDowagerCuntess the answer is obvious.

Firsttimer101 Mon 22-Jun-15 20:39:16

thedowager - no we are not married and that is the primary reason!!wink giving him my name isn't an option I don't think even though I have a nice normal name IMO! Wend - Alexander is deffo on the shortlist so thanks for that, what do you think of Stanley? Getting a bit more common but I'm warming to it I think....

Optimist1 Mon 22-Jun-15 20:39:57

I was convinced when I opened the thread that you were going to say your surname was Cockwinkle or something of that ilk! blush Crippin is hardly remarkable, honestly and it's spelled differently from the notorious doctor .

Finola1step Mon 22-Jun-15 20:43:27


I'm not sure on Stanley Crippin, makes me think he would be a 1920s footballer.

Finola1step Mon 22-Jun-15 20:45:54

Oh and I think Crippin is ok. Its not like Shufflebottom or Anker

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Mon 22-Jun-15 20:48:19

Crippin isn't that bad is it? confused. I can't think of anything that sounds horrific with it.
I'd give DC my name anyway if I wasn't married to DP.

Firsttimer101 Mon 22-Jun-15 20:48:26

Finola - you read my mind, 20s footballer or old school gangster was what I thought... Didn't put me off though.. blush

mrssmith79 Mon 22-Jun-15 20:51:43

I'll throw my hat in too for Alexander, nn Alex. Got a nice ring to it.

The only thing I'd avoid would be an R starting middle name if you go with a D starting first name wink

Firsttimer101 Mon 22-Jun-15 20:54:49

Ha didn't think of that, Daniel Robert is out then!! wink

PoppyBlossom Mon 22-Jun-15 20:55:05

Why isn't your surname an option? You'll be the one registering the birth, you're his mother.

ch1134 Mon 22-Jun-15 21:01:02

I'm into sounds. I think Crippin could sound cool if you play on the 'ih' sound.

Rivercam Mon 22-Jun-15 21:02:53


RedDwarfPosse Mon 22-Jun-15 21:05:09


indieblack Mon 22-Jun-15 21:08:18

Another vote for using your own surname. Given that you're carrying and giving birth to him- I'm struggling to see why your nice normal name isn't good enough smile

Firsttimer101 Mon 22-Jun-15 21:09:53

Red dwarf - 'the' Dr Crippen was called Harvey I believe, might have been his middle name, that's also the name of our much loved dog grin

RedDwarfPosse Mon 22-Jun-15 21:11:05

grin I know!

LifeOfBriony Mon 22-Jun-15 21:12:08

The infamous Dr Crippen was Hawley Harvey Crippen, so avoid that.

I would seriously consider your own surname though.

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