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PrivatePike Tue 12-Jan-16 15:59:05

What do you think?

CremeEggThief Tue 12-Jan-16 15:59:56

No way. Enoch Powell?

Theodolia Tue 12-Jan-16 16:00:45

Perfect for a 70s racist smile

PrivatePike Tue 12-Jan-16 16:01:06

Is that your first association, rather than biblical?

lightgreenglass Tue 12-Jan-16 16:01:08

Enoch Powell, quickly followed by racist.

PrivatePike Tue 12-Jan-16 16:01:43

Well well!

7to25 Tue 12-Jan-16 16:02:07

Mother of Kentigern

thegiddylimit Tue 12-Jan-16 16:02:09

Yeah, Enoch Powell is my first association as well. But will anyone under 40 remember him?

toffeeboffin Tue 12-Jan-16 16:02:16

Ooof - no.

Fourormore Tue 12-Jan-16 16:02:30

My first thought was racist.

toffeeboffin Tue 12-Jan-16 16:02:42

I'm under 40 - and I know who he is!

ShesGotLionsInHerHeart Tue 12-Jan-16 16:02:45

Yikes. No.

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Tue 12-Jan-16 16:02:45


PrivatePike Tue 12-Jan-16 16:03:15

I am under 40 and know who Enoch Powell is, but my first thought is 'Enoch walked with God'.

MoreGilmoreGirls Tue 12-Jan-16 16:03:28


Marzipants Tue 12-Jan-16 16:04:14

I'm under 40, immediately thought of Enoch Powell. I think the "Rivers of Blood" speech will taint that name for a couple of decades yet.

NashvilleQueen Tue 12-Jan-16 16:05:03

I've never heard of another one in real life or as a famous person and so i would make an association in my mind to Enoch Powell.

Do you really like the name?? Not sure I can see the appeal even leaving aside the racist connotation.

Herrerarerra Tue 12-Jan-16 16:07:12

I immediately think of my Grandad, the only Enoch I've ever known of in real life - he was mostly called Nock.

PrivatePike Tue 12-Jan-16 16:08:22

Also, Boardwalk Empire

MrsCaecilius Tue 12-Jan-16 16:10:01

Powell, immediately.

Canyouforgiveher Tue 12-Jan-16 16:11:21

Powell. I'd wonder about the baby's parents' politics.

Sophronia Tue 12-Jan-16 16:11:30

I'm 25 and thought of Enoch Powell

PrivatePike Tue 12-Jan-16 16:11:37


whatdoIget Tue 12-Jan-16 16:17:37

Enoch Powell here too

tiktok Tue 12-Jan-16 16:18:59

Awful, tainted name.

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