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scatterthenuns Sun 12-Jul-15 22:08:31

My surname is stupid. It is the noise a dog makes... but not Bark. The other one, the more stupid one.

Don't know what sex we're having and don't know where to start. Everything sounds ridiculous to me, DH & my names included. Bloody comedy surname.

What doesn't sound ridiculous with Woof?

gymboywalton Sun 12-Jul-15 22:10:21

your surname is woof? seriously?

is your husband's name woof?

have you considered changing it?

sorry i know that is rude but wow-that's a heck of a monicker!

SanityClause Sun 12-Jul-15 22:11:37

I know someone whose DP's name is Hoare. She was concerned her DD's would be teased, so gave them her name.

If you really hate Woof, why don't you just all change your name to something you like.

TheHouseOnBellSt Sun 12-Jul-15 22:11:47

Like Emily Woof the actress? I don't think it's silly...it's cool!

Anything goes with it....what names do you like?

Betsy Woof
Olivia Woof
Emily Woof
Jane Woof
Hermione Woof

TheHouseOnBellSt Sun 12-Jul-15 22:12:43

agree if you think it's silly, use your own name if the Woof one is your husband's. Don't know why you'd change it if you did!!

HighOverTheFenceLeapsSunnyJim Sun 12-Jul-15 22:13:25

Virginia Woof

dontthinktwiceitsalright Sun 12-Jul-15 22:14:04

The tone of your post is hilarious , sorry if that wasn't the intention.

How about something like Elizabeth or Sebastian ? I think the formality of those names might detract from the slightly unusual surname ?

scatterthenuns Sun 12-Jul-15 22:14:30

Woof was/is my maiden name, but when we got married we both double barrelled to Something-Woof. In reality, on a day-to-day basis Woof gets used more often than the doubled version.

I don't hate it at all, its all I've ever known and I'd be said to lose it. I just think we sound like cartoon characters.

scatterthenuns Sun 12-Jul-15 22:15:09

DH thinks Woof is really cool btw.

Hassled Sun 12-Jul-15 22:16:30

Is this your maiden name or your DH's surname? Because Ed Balls' children have the surname Cooper due to him not wanting to have the teasing experiences he had. Is your surname less canine?

Milkyway1304 Sun 12-Jul-15 22:16:44

I would go with something three syllable- Benjamin, Sebastian, Christopher, Elizabeth, Meredith etc. It's not a stupid name at all, no more so than any other.

Hassled Sun 12-Jul-15 22:17:39

x post - sorry. If you hate it that much, could you just go with teh Something name?

scatterthenuns Sun 12-Jul-15 22:18:17

I think you're right Milky. The longer the better. DH has only suggested Dennis so far. I despair!

Yika Sun 12-Jul-15 22:18:50

highover grin

DextersMistress Sun 12-Jul-15 22:19:23

Woof isn't so bad. Our surname is Wall, was tempted to call ds Tyler grin

Footle Sun 12-Jul-15 22:19:28

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Smellyoulateralligator Sun 12-Jul-15 22:19:29

A name with a few syllables would go nicely.

ZenNudist Sun 12-Jul-15 22:20:06

I think woof is fine. Marginally notable but not truly silly.

My friend is called xxxx Short, and she is. I went to school with a Xxxx Dick , I know a Xxxxx Hore. I really don't think Woof is bad. Oh I also had a friend called xxxx Wolf.

Choose a name you like and stand proud!

scatterthenuns Sun 12-Jul-15 22:20:52

OP was in good spirits, I just a bit frustrated this evening and have no ideas other than Dennis to play with!

maitaimojito Sun 12-Jul-15 22:23:15

I used to work with one who insisted it wasn't pronounced the same as the dog noise!

Apparently it rhymes with 'hoof' or 'tooth'.

On the subject of baby names, I'd agree with the previous poster who suggested longer names, although something that is less likely to be shortened to one syllable would be preferable.

Hassled Sun 12-Jul-15 22:24:11

The multi-syllable approach is a good one, I think. You don't want Fred Woof, you want Sebastian Woof - that sort of thing.

ZenNudist Sun 12-Jul-15 22:24:24

I like strong longer names to go with short surname.

Benjamin Woof
Alexander Woof
Benedict Woof
Sebastian Woof
Tobias Woof
Oliver Woof
Christopher Woof
Lawrence Woof

I also like Charles Woof.

dontthinktwiceitsalright Sun 12-Jul-15 22:25:05

For what it's worth I think Dennis needs a revival but yes definitely a longer name would sound good . I don't think it's a bad surname either , just unusual which is never a bad thing.

YonicScrewdriver Sun 12-Jul-15 22:25:32

Valerie?
Verity?

scatterthenuns Sun 12-Jul-15 22:27:03

Haha maitaimojito was your colleague a bit of a Hyacinth Bucket? We all pronounce it wuf.

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