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Would you still use a name if you did a googled it and found someone a bit dodgy?

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BettyBi0 Mon 08-Feb-16 21:31:50

So I thought I might have found the right first name for our little boy but when I googled it with our surname it turned up lots of dodgy pictures. So there is someone out there with the same name who isn't exactly a porn star but posts lots of revealing pics looking for quick hook ups. Would this put you off using the name? Or does it not matter?

I don't think a potential employer could be confused by it as the existing person with this name is in his early 20s.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Mon 08-Feb-16 23:46:32

Can you use a different spelling?

Steven/Stephen kind of thing?

CaptainKit Mon 08-Feb-16 23:52:10

It would depend on exactly what it was that came back. I've excluded one name because it's also the name of a convicted murderer. Porny type of person I might avoid just because I would expect a youngish kid to google their name.

TwistInMySobriety Tue 09-Feb-16 18:13:33

Not exactly the same but I'm excluding a name I love because in my country the name is basically synonymous with a little boy who was murdered in a very high profile case.

ThePug Tue 09-Feb-16 18:36:51

My frontrunner name means he'll be the same as some 70s England footballer (DH had never heard of him so not hugely well known). And a Bank of England director. I'm not particularly bothered about either of these associations as it'll be obvious neither are him from the age gap if anyone in the future was online stalking.

If you like the name, I don't think I'd let the pictures stop you using it. He'll have the name forever, but chances are those pictures won't always be the ones to appear when searched.

Illyillyilly Tue 09-Feb-16 18:50:19

My DS has the same name as a murderer in America. Never mind! smile

BettyBi0 Tue 09-Feb-16 23:33:52

Oh dear - some right dodgy associations there!

Changing he spelling isn't really an option as the first name would be Felix.

There are a couple of quite normal looking business people with the name but the main guy that comes up has quite busy Twitter and Instagram feeds with the exact name and lots of semi naked/suggestive photos and topless duck face type selfies.

HolsW Wed 10-Feb-16 05:44:54

It wouldn't bother me!

TwistInMySobriety Wed 10-Feb-16 07:04:41

I know from that what your surname must be, ThePug. Pretty!

OzzieFem Wed 10-Feb-16 09:35:47


Wishful80sMontage Wed 10-Feb-16 09:41:39

I didn't google dd's or ds' names beforehand- dd has the same name as an American artist and ds has the same name as a world expert in insects randomly.

goodnightdarthvader1 Wed 10-Feb-16 12:06:54

I wouldn't. Prospective employers googling them in the future could be a minefield.

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