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FarterChristmoose Thu 07-Jan-16 15:02:43

Would you give your child a first/middle name combination that is the same first/last name of a famous who has only recently become well known and isn't likely to be known within a few years? Think along the lines of David Cameron as first/middle name. Not David Cameron though. The middle name is a family name. Both names are well known names so it's nothing unusual that people will think we used the name because of this famous person.

MiaowTheCat Thu 07-Jan-16 15:06:48

Nope - we avoided using a first name I've always really liked because of this reason (very very big celeb has the combination of the name+our surname)

tiktok Thu 07-Jan-16 15:07:02

Is it Kim Kardashian Smith?

Or Beyonce Knowles Jones?

Or Jeremy Corbyn Bloggs?

How is the person famous?

I mean...film star, politician or serial killer?

'Cos Fred West Davies is prob not a great idea...

FarterChristmoose Thu 07-Jan-16 15:14:28

Recent X-Factor winner/runner up/ (don't watch it, no idea if they won or not)

ceeveebee Thu 07-Jan-16 15:21:00

If it's James Arthur then I think that's fine

If it's Wagner whatshisname then probably not!

SandrasAnnoyingFriend Thu 07-Jan-16 15:23:56

Fleur East? If so then go ahead, nobody will have a clue who she is in 5 years.

HackerFucker22 Thu 07-Jan-16 15:46:28

As long as its not Che Chesterman or Reggie N Bollie I think you are good.

FarterChristmoose Thu 07-Jan-16 17:59:09

Yes, it's James Arthur. I also like Sophie Elise but is that too close to Sophie Ellis Bexter?

FairyFluffbum Thu 07-Jan-16 17:59:13

I would if it was a celebrity people would forget but not a prolific one

For example our surname actually is smith. So despite liking the name William we couldn't have a will smith. Same with Maggie.

NotMeNotYouNotAnyone Thu 07-Jan-16 18:41:54

I met a child at camp who had the same first name and very similar surname to a singer who was very big in the late 90s early 00s. I doubt it meant much to her or her peers though.

EmpressOfTheVulvaCupcakes Thu 07-Jan-16 18:44:36

James Arthur Surname? I'd have thought you'd be fine, especially since he'll just be James Surname mostly.

ceeveebee Thu 07-Jan-16 20:54:47

No one will remember James Arthur's name in 2 years time.
My son has a family middle name (Stanley) but I'd be very surprised if any of his friends even know his middle name.

Sophronia Thu 07-Jan-16 22:08:45

James Arthur is lovely and like pp said people will forget about the singer in a few years time

EmpressOfTheVulvaCupcakes Thu 07-Jan-16 22:16:17

I'd never heard of him in the first place tbh.

ToastyFingers Thu 07-Jan-16 22:22:16

Haha, I'd forgotten about James Arthur until now.

I went to school with a gent called Steve McQueen and no-one took the mick.

Horseshoe1 Fri 08-Jan-16 11:14:02

Never heard of him, and I usually watch X factor now and then! Go for it x

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Fri 08-Jan-16 11:16:54

Surely james Arthur was years ago?! I doubt he's even famous anymore!

tuilamum Fri 08-Jan-16 11:43:27

I've never even heard of James Arthur and it seems like a lovely name
I think as long as your surname isn't Baxter or something then Sophie Elise is fine and very pretty (Sophia Elise if you want to make it less similar?)

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