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sugarplumfairy28 Mon 25-Jan-16 19:33:49

Sailor is supposedly a German name in orgin, although different sites and information also suggest it could be English, as am I (both English and German that is). It obviously has connections to the sea and boats, as has my family for generations. Given the links, what do people think?

breezeharbour Mon 25-Jan-16 19:35:03

I like it!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 25-Jan-16 19:37:28

Nabbing it for our short list

Fourormore Mon 25-Jan-16 19:39:25

Not keen, sorry. Sounds a bit like a celebrity name.

LadyLuck81 Mon 25-Jan-16 19:41:02

I immediately thought 'hello sailor' in really grubby tone which has put me off I'm afraid. It'd be every phone call, 'hello Sailor'.

I don't think I could do it.

nellyflora Mon 25-Jan-16 19:41:45

My grandmother had a poodle called sailor, I didn't know it was a "proper name"😳 You learn something new every day.

Sorry I can't get past the rather camp poodle thing

Humble314 Mon 25-Jan-16 19:42:19

Awful.. i think of 'hello sailor' too

Hamsolo Mon 25-Jan-16 19:44:09

Yes. Hard to get over Hello Sailor isn't it? Especially as people would say it all the time.

JenniferAnistonsHair Mon 25-Jan-16 19:44:10

I think it's quite cute for a child, but can't really picture it on an adult. I suppose it depends on your surname though...

sugarplumfairy28 Mon 25-Jan-16 19:46:07

If it helps at all, we live in Germany and there isn't quite the same view of it. In fact they are seem somewhat bewilder by the name Miller...

kimlo Mon 25-Jan-16 19:47:41

Its Bristol Palins new daughters name, and I honestly have no idea how I know that.

KERALA1 Mon 25-Jan-16 19:50:12

I think of very handsome gay men in stripes tops. You can't do it it's too cruel.

Oh dear. No.

TrojanWhore Mon 25-Jan-16 19:53:54

I don't take to it.

I did wonder if Sailor was the younger sibling to Tinker, Tailor and Soldier.

ShesGotLionsInHerHeart Mon 25-Jan-16 19:55:21

I think of the film Wild at Heart with Nicholas Cage. He was an ex-con and shagged Laura Dern all over the place. grin

BossWitch Mon 25-Jan-16 19:57:15

No. Just no.

StitchesInTime Mon 25-Jan-16 19:58:52

I just can't get past the connection with.... well, sailors.

VoldysGoneMouldy Mon 25-Jan-16 19:59:32

I think it would be a cruel thing to do to a child, and they would change their name as soon as they reached the legal age.

TiredAudreyTwoShoes Mon 25-Jan-16 19:59:33

I think Liv Tyler's son is called Sailor, not sure if that's a good thing or not?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 25-Jan-16 19:59:49

Not good.

WaitrosePigeon Mon 25-Jan-16 20:01:04

Too try hard.

FanSpamTastic Mon 25-Jan-16 20:05:41

We have a cousin in the U.S called Selah. (Girl)

SnuffleGruntSnorter Mon 25-Jan-16 20:07:11

Not my cup of tea to be honest

Sunshine511 Mon 25-Jan-16 20:09:01

It's not my cup of tea, personally. I think it's one of those names that would need a confident guy to be able to pull it off! I just think, if your child were to be more timid, they might wish they didn't have such a stand out name. So in summary, it could be okay on the right person but I certainly wouldn't choose it myself x

LumelaMme Mon 25-Jan-16 20:11:47

Sorry, no: too much 'Hellooo, Sailor...'

Fan, isn't Selah a bit like 'Amen' (it crops up at the end of psalms)?

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