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tspika Sat 06-Feb-16 23:25:42

Remedios for a daughter's first name – any thoughts?

PeaceLoveAndMincePies Sat 06-Feb-16 23:26:29

It sounds like a Harry Potter spell to me confused

BikeRunSki Sat 06-Feb-16 23:28:36

Sounds like medicine!

FriendofBill Sat 06-Feb-16 23:29:03

One hundred years of solitude

SoupDragon Sat 06-Feb-16 23:30:23

Just no.

Tuiles Sat 06-Feb-16 23:31:16

Gabriel García Márquez

LordTrash Sat 06-Feb-16 23:32:19

For indigestion tablets, yes. For a child, no.

DramaAlpaca Sat 06-Feb-16 23:32:31

I suppose it might be OK if you live in a Spanish speaking country, but it's not one of the nicer Spanish names to an English speaking ear.

SweetieDrops Sat 06-Feb-16 23:33:10

Not keen sorry.

IoraRua Sat 06-Feb-16 23:50:55

Harry Potter spell immediately came to mind too. Not good, sorry.

tsipka Sat 06-Feb-16 23:54:21

Thanks, all!

FlatOnTheHill Sun 07-Feb-16 00:18:36

Sounds like remedial. Back in the 1970s when some poor kids were put in the remedial class confused

MadameDepompom Sun 07-Feb-16 00:20:34

Something you'd take for heartburn when on hols in Majorca.

Georgia3Rom Sun 07-Feb-16 00:40:50

I thought it was Remedy at first, sorry but it's a no from me, it just doesn't sound like a name

JassyRadlett Sun 07-Feb-16 00:42:56

I am reassured that I'm not the only one who thought wand-waving.

Sorry, OP, I don't think it works in an Anglophone context.

Out2pasture Sun 07-Feb-16 00:45:49

Portuguese last name.

Kamalena Sun 07-Feb-16 00:54:13

Sorry medicine or Spanish surname like Hose Remedios xxx

Mclaren37 Sun 07-Feb-16 12:04:32

Agree with all the above. 100 Yrs of Solitude (irritating character, like all of his women), a surname, indigestion tablets and the word remedial. There are no good connotations there at all. So no.

stickygotstuck Sun 07-Feb-16 12:26:58

TBH, not the best sounding Spanish name to Spanish-speaking ears either. And it does mean 'remedies'. V old-fashioned too but that's by the by.

It doesn't help that the 3 I know are horrible people!

Sorry, OP!

StitchesInTime Sun 07-Feb-16 12:28:10

It sounds like a word for medicine.

tsipka Sun 07-Feb-16 12:28:51

Thank you, everyone! (None of the concerns you've raised are at all bothersome; it works brilliantly for us.)

RortyCrankle Sun 07-Feb-16 14:43:05

It's really ugly, poor child. Not that you probably care as long as its 'yoonique'.

I'm curious why the OP changed her name from tspika to tsipka mid thread.

Meeep Sun 07-Feb-16 15:28:01

Don't like it.
Made me think of remedial.
Also is ugly sounding.

tsipka Sun 07-Feb-16 16:24:32

RortyCrankle – I definitely don't want anything "yoonique"; I'm not sure where you got that impression. I'm actually only considering names that are very traditional and well established, despite the fact that my friends will almost certainly think us terribly boring.

Regarding screen names, the site had assigned me a username with a number originally, and I decided to get rid of that number the other day. Right after that, I posted this thread…and then immediately noticed the typo I'd just introduced. Sorry; not particularly intriguing.

pinkcan Sun 07-Feb-16 16:27:39

Remedial. Help.

Just don't.

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