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spritefairy Tue 08-Dec-15 09:00:17

My dad LOVES this name. I don't mind it but not sure on it as a name.

Nice? Awful? Politically incorrect??

Siblings would be molly and Connor

HackerFucker22 Tue 08-Dec-15 09:43:51

Don't like at all - too 'try hard' to sound Boho and original.

Sorry do you mean your dad likes the name or your babies dad likes it? One has a lot more sway than the other?

spritefairy Tue 08-Dec-15 09:46:27

Meant to say dh! Sorry

manicinsomniac Tue 08-Dec-15 10:00:12

I think it's really pretty and I've only ever come across it in the Chalet School!

Whether or not I'd actually use it another thing. Sadly, I think probably not. A bit un p-c.

GissASquizz Tue 08-Dec-15 10:03:23

It suits a labrador beautifully. I wouldn't use it for a person.

R0nJ0n Tue 08-Dec-15 10:06:05

Where I come from, especially amongst the older generation, gypsy often used as a term of abuse (along with pikey and gyppo). Not pc but true.

TheoriginalLEM Tue 08-Dec-15 10:09:11

What is the Chalet school? is it some sort of mnet imaginary school?

I think the name SOUNDS lovely and it conjures up an image of, well, a gypsy - in floaty lacey clothes, big brown eyse and gold hoop earrings. Which is a nice image for me. Sadly, other people might not see it that way, and for that reason i'd not use it.

Pranmasghost Tue 08-Dec-15 10:19:07

We had a pony called Gypsy!
It is a name but I'm not sure it would wear well for a child.

RubberDicky Tue 08-Dec-15 10:19:59

I used to know a Jack Russell Terrier named Gypsy, she was a lovely little cantankerous thing. Unfortunately I think it's not a great name for a child; my parents were boho hippies in the 1970s and I would HATE it if my name reflected that, as I'm the least boho person you could imagine.

What if the term becomes even less socially acceptable?

Starspread Tue 08-Dec-15 10:20:09

Very un PC (or 'offensive', if you'd prefer a different word). Gypsy and Traveller communities still face huge and devastating prejudice in the UK and Europe today, and the storybook idea of a gypsy bears little resemblance to people's actual lived experience. Sorry :/

tthisisgettingboring Tue 08-Dec-15 10:20:11

Awful. Great for a Border Collie though

GoldPlatedBacon Tue 08-Dec-15 10:33:17

I know a Yorkshire terrier called Gypsy. I find it rather embarrassing as we live in an area with a lot of travellers

Madbengalmum Tue 08-Dec-15 10:34:58

Yuck, sorry naff name!

PeasOnEarth Tue 08-Dec-15 10:43:38

Not keen. Delivered one once, back in my maternity days - was glad of my professional "oh how lovely" responses. Love your other DC names, and there are so many beautiful Irish/Celtic girls names you could use.

StrawberryTeaLeaf Tue 08-Dec-15 10:46:18

What is the Chalet school? is it some sort of mnet imaginary school?

grin

A series of books LEM

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalet_School

It might as well be what you said, though smile

StrawberryTeaLeaf Tue 08-Dec-15 10:47:42

It is pretty OP but I think Star is right.

squoosh Tue 08-Dec-15 10:52:29

Uh, massively politically incorrect!

SouthYarraYobbo Tue 08-Dec-15 10:54:17

How is calling a child un-pc confused.

If you like it, use it. I know one Gypsy and l was a bit hmm about it at first but it suits her now.

SouthYarraYobbo Tue 08-Dec-15 10:55:31

Calling a child Gypsy politically incorrect that should say

GingerPCatt Tue 08-Dec-15 10:56:19

Unless you have triplets and name the other two tramp and thief it's a no.

StrawberryTeaLeaf Tue 08-Dec-15 10:57:59

Well it has overtones of taking a whole (oppressed, often despised and discriminated against) people and culture and boiling it down to an exotic romanticised image South

StrawberryTeaLeaf Tue 08-Dec-15 10:58:58

...and then appropriating it.

MrsCaecilius Tue 08-Dec-15 11:44:54

Lovely name for a dog/pony, dreadful for a child. Not far off calling the kid golliwog (to a lot of people) and leaving them open to a lot of potential hassle in a few years. Just don't!

IoraRua Tue 08-Dec-15 13:04:47

Hilariously ridiculous. Particularly when the siblings have popular, normal names.
It's a great name for a boat, dog or pony though. But not a human.

Headmelt Tue 08-Dec-15 14:34:36

Tinker bell would be nicer

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