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Eugenie [title now edited by MNHQ]

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Thundercrackers Fri 24-Jul-15 13:16:33

Thinking of a girls name is exceptionally hard for me!!! This is my latest thought but dh not convinced- does it just make you think of princesses genie? I like that it's quite strong and could be ahortened to Ginny. Honest opinions welcome!! Thank you!!

IAmAPaleontologist Fri 24-Jul-15 13:18:06

"Eugenics, the social movement claiming to improve the genetic features of human populations through selective breeding and sterilization, based on the idea that it is possible to distinguish between superior and inferior elements of society,"

Thundercrackers Fri 24-Jul-15 13:18:24

Bloody autocorrect!!!!! I meant Eugenie not eugenics! Is this fate trying to steer me away? Sorry everyone who thought I might have just suggested the worst baby girls name possibly ever ... ��

SirChenjin Fri 24-Jul-15 13:18:25

Do you mean Eugenie? Eugenic means something pretty horrific

GiddyOnZackHunt Fri 24-Jul-15 13:18:33

Please god that's a typo for Eugenie?

noblegiraffe Fri 24-Jul-15 13:18:40

I believe the Nazis were a fan.

exexpat Fri 24-Jul-15 13:18:42

I very much hope that is autocorrect for Eugenie.

Definition of eugenics (as favoured by the Nazis and others): eugenics.

SylvanianCaliphate Fri 24-Jul-15 13:18:49

I hope this is a typo or wind up.....

HazleNutt Fri 24-Jul-15 13:18:56

Not a typo? Then it makes me think on Eugenics.

SirChenjin Fri 24-Jul-15 13:18:59

grin Glad you cleared that one up!

cedricsneer Fri 24-Jul-15 13:19:09

Um, is this a joke? If not, you may want to google eugenics. Did you mean Eugenie?

Ps ah... It's just autocorrected to Eugenic grin. Sorry op. Fwiw I like Eugenie!

JennyOnTheBlocks Fri 24-Jul-15 13:19:11

i rarely venture onto these threads, but please

don't be so bloody ridiculous

check a dictionary

SylvanianCaliphate Fri 24-Jul-15 13:19:15

Ah, phew!

Thundercrackers Fri 24-Jul-15 13:19:26

I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry!!! (Think Eugenie is now officially dead in the water, dh was right!)

HazleNutt Fri 24-Jul-15 13:19:33

phew grin

JennyOnTheBlocks Fri 24-Jul-15 13:19:41

phew grin

WatchWithMerlot Fri 24-Jul-15 13:19:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

exexpat Fri 24-Jul-15 13:20:03

<sigh of relief at cross post>

But I have to say that Eugenie always makes me think of eugenics anyway. Or that princess. Neither particularly good associations to have, IMO.

Floggingmolly Fri 24-Jul-15 13:20:10

Eugenic is not a name. Eugenie or Eugene are names. There are millions of names out there; why pick a random word to use as a name??

SylvanianCaliphate Fri 24-Jul-15 13:20:30

Probably best to avoid the name too as the correction clearly boils blood grin

Yarp Fri 24-Jul-15 13:21:41


I agree- maybe don't choose Eugenie if autocorrect can bugger it up so comprehensively grin

Also, Beatrice and Eugenie - those two useless offspring of a useless pair of Royals?

What about:

Genevieve - could be Ginny too?

PercyGherkin Fri 24-Jul-15 13:21:42

I think "Eugenique" is prettier for a girl


Yarp Fri 24-Jul-15 13:22:00

X posts!

Thundercrackers Fri 24-Jul-15 13:22:10

Er, am shuffling off to ask mumsnet to delete this pointless thread pronto - am so embarrassed!!

TrojanWhore Fri 24-Jul-15 13:22:41

A classic example of why people should to RTFT!

Or in this case, the first three posts, but which time OP had a) explained which name she actually meant and b) apologised profusely for the auto-correct

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