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Ladypug Sun 25-Oct-15 19:39:04

Am I mental for even considering this name for a boy?

Toadsrevisited Sun 25-Oct-15 19:41:47

Yes. It's a nickname.

RiverTam Sun 25-Oct-15 19:43:31

It's a bit try-hard. I wouldn't go for a name that is associated with only one person. They'd probably end up being a Tory as well grin.

CruCru Sun 25-Oct-15 19:45:01

It's a bit of a stereotypical name. I can't imagine a Che as an accountant.

VocationalGoat Sun 25-Oct-15 19:47:03

No. You're not. If you're a fan of the revolutionary Che Guevara, it makes sense. Che is a Hebrew name. In Spanish it is a nickname for, err, I'm not sure what. I like Che. I don't know why but I compartmentalise it with Django in my baby name file.

VulcanWoman Sun 25-Oct-15 19:49:51

I like it but people won't pronounce it correctly most of the time.
Would you pronounce it as Che Guevara.

Ladypug Sun 25-Oct-15 19:50:13

Haha thanks everyone, not that I should be getting name inspiration from the X factor but just heard the Che on there and really like it! Yeah I did think of the Che Guevara link but figured people might forget that once they got to know him?

Ladypug Sun 25-Oct-15 19:50:49

Yeah pronounce the same and perhaps put the accent on the 'e' so people would know how to pronounce

VulcanWoman Sun 25-Oct-15 19:54:06

What about Shane.

Ladypug Sun 25-Oct-15 19:58:02

Don't like Shane :-(

F0xglove Sun 25-Oct-15 20:00:07

I'd go with Shane, Shay for short. I'm sure Shane gets hate on this board but it's a normal name. Ok they're all in their forties now, but I've never bet a grumpy mean shane. shanes are good fun.

F0xglove Sun 25-Oct-15 20:00:42

x post!

Ladypug Sun 25-Oct-15 20:10:44

I really dislike Shane a lot! :-( and I've seen Che spelled 'Shay' which I think is a bit chavvy. Might just leave it but thought I would put it out for opinion in case!

VulcanWoman Sun 25-Oct-15 20:17:33

People will pronounce Che like Chee but Shane will be shortened to Shay thus sounding like Che but hey ho and fair enough.

I love Che, but maybe add a middle name so that if he turns out to be less revolutionary than his namesake he has a simpler name to fall back on grin

BlueEyeshadow Sun 25-Oct-15 20:20:39

Che was Guevara'a nickname because of a vocal ticket that he had, or something to do with his accent, can't remember which.

Ladypug Sun 25-Oct-15 20:20:48

I think with the accent people will probably know how to pronounce it, I couldn't bring myself to spell it Shay as it will put a soft 's' on it too and it feels a bit made up. Good idea about a sensible middle name!

myotherusernameisbetter Sun 25-Oct-15 20:22:59

There is also the Irish Gaelic name Sé pronounced Shay.

florascotianew Sun 25-Oct-15 20:31:20

Che Geuvara's real name was Ernesto. Che was a nickname. It means something like 'brother' or 'hey you' . It is even as used a filler in conversation, such as 'OK, right..'

Unless you are Latin American and/or a revolutionary, I can't really think how or why Che would be appropriate.

FedUpWithJudgementalPeople Sun 25-Oct-15 20:36:40

What about Chae - Scottish abbreviation of Charles and pronounced so as to rhyme with hay but with a ch (if that makes any sense).

Chae was Chrissy's husband in Sunset Song (set text in Scottish schools at one point) but it's quite unusual - I know only one person who goes by this.

Loula117 Sun 25-Oct-15 20:43:05

Che as in Che Guevara is pronounced Chay not Shay.

It's my DS's middle name, he has a Hebrew first name as he has a Jewish background although we were also including Guevara in our thinking (we went to Cuba on honeymoon). I like it (obviously!) but didn't consider it as a first name.

wigglesrock Sun 25-Oct-15 20:43:14

My dds go to school with a couple of boys called Shea - it's reasonably common in their school. I'd know about 5 maybe under 15. It's not shortened from anything like Seamus - they're just Shea.

VulcanWoman Sun 25-Oct-15 20:45:14

Yeah, Scottish Chae.

Ladypug Sun 25-Oct-15 20:54:36

This is really interesting! I didn't know there was Shea as a name. I did know Che was Ernesto and it was a nickname but seeing the guy on X factor made me think it was a 'real' name, might be a bit too out there!

Ladypug Sun 25-Oct-15 20:54:59

Ps Scottish sounds good but no links to Scotland!

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