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Meanings of names

(16 Posts)
WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sat 24-Oct-15 09:24:55

What are some 'normal' or 'common' names that have awful meanings?

I heard Cameron to mean crooked nose
Amelia without limbs (on here the other day)
Rex/Rory are red-faced..

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sat 24-Oct-15 09:29:31

We chose our DDs names because of their meaning.

We have an asian atheist friend married to white atheist Brit man who named their son Christopher, which I found odd.

florascotianew Sat 24-Oct-15 10:25:04

Rex is Latin for 'king'

Rory/Ruaraidh is Scottish Gaelic for 'red king'

Nothing to do with red faces for either

Cameron does mean 'crooked nose' in Scottish Gaelic; it's a surname and many of those originated as sort of nicknames (just as in many other places). FWIW Campbell = 'crooked mouth'.

florascotianew Sat 24-Oct-15 10:26:10

Gosh - that sounded very blunt. I didn't mean to be rude. It's just that so many baby-naming websites and even some books are works of fantasy!

LettuceLaughton Sat 24-Oct-15 10:30:04

I love Cecil / Cecilia (and variations) but it means 'blind' which put me off.

Sophronia Sat 24-Oct-15 14:00:14

Claudia means "lame".

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sat 24-Oct-15 15:26:15

I had a feeling red-faced may not be totally accurate. The red was in there!

It seems 'c' names are dodgy!

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sat 24-Oct-15 15:26:56

Halfpenny, at least they didn't call him Christian!

LoveAndHate Sat 24-Oct-15 15:29:54

I believe Ptolemy means 'snivelling entitled twat'.

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sat 24-Oct-15 15:41:27

grin Why
But "follower of Christ" is just as bad!

HackerFucker22 Sat 24-Oct-15 17:22:53

Is that really what Amelia means? Wow.

DD name has a very positive and special meaning, DS not so much but we loved the name so much.

HopefulAnxiety Sat 24-Oct-15 19:32:53

Hmmm I'm not so sure people link Christopher to Christ that much anymore, especially given it being shortened to Chris and so the name is Chris-topher rather than Christ-opher iyswim. It did take me a few moments to work out why it was considered odd.

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sat 24-Oct-15 21:56:17

But wouldn't you look up the meaning of a name before using it, for that very reason? I would never use a name unless I knew (and liked) its meaning.

GrizzlebertGrumbledink Sat 24-Oct-15 22:00:34

I posted earlier strongly advising someone not to name their daughter Melina. Foul smelling black digested bloody poop. Mmmmm....

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sat 24-Oct-15 22:29:37


Ewww. Exactly. Is Amelia correct?

Sophronia Sun 25-Oct-15 01:24:59

Amelia is a birth defect meaning without limbs, but the actual name Amelia is a variant of the name Amalia which means 'work'.

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