Anyone met a baby/child called calais?

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Timetogrowup2016 Fri 08-Apr-16 13:17:48

Dd named calais and wondered if anyone had heard it before/opinions (good or bad) on it.
I'd never heard it as a name until oh mentioned it but I love it now

titchy Fri 08-Apr-16 13:22:26

Callie FAR better and sound the same. Why would you want to name your child after a rather grim French port? Callie however pretty and unusual. Could be short for Calliope (Greek mythological muse of poetry).

nectarini1983 Fri 08-Apr-16 13:23:27

Never heard it as a name....not saying it's bad, but it does conjure up images of asylum seekers at the french port to me. Would Callie be an alternative option?

DramaAlpaca Fri 08-Apr-16 13:25:31

Erm, I think OP is saying she has already called her DD Calais.

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Fri 08-Apr-16 13:27:15

Never heard it as a name....not saying it's bad, but it does conjure up images of asylum seekers at the french port to me

Sorry OP, but me too. Callie works though smile

Abraid2 Fri 08-Apr-16 13:28:20

Sangatte is prettier.

Timetogrowup2016 Fri 08-Apr-16 13:29:07

I wanted callie but oh didn't like it so calais was a compromise.

PatMullins Fri 08-Apr-16 13:29:53

So DD is already named Calais..?

Timetogrowup2016 Fri 08-Apr-16 13:30:59

Yes I did explain x

Woodenmouse Fri 08-Apr-16 13:33:19

I like it time it's unusual but not really crazy iyswim

titchy Fri 08-Apr-16 13:33:50

Callie would have been the compromise. He DIDNT compromise - you did!

Oh well bit late now. Why did you post?

PatMullins Fri 08-Apr-16 13:34:57

That's what I'm wondering, titchy
If your DD is already named this then what do our opinions count for?

gymboywalton Fri 08-Apr-16 13:36:16

it's dreadful

are you going to call your next child dover?

if your child is already called it then why does anyone elses opinion matter?

Timetogrowup2016 Fri 08-Apr-16 13:37:00

I also asked if anyone had heard of a baby girl called it before.
Just wondered how unusual/unheard of it is

guerre Fri 08-Apr-16 13:37:51

I've never come across a Calais before, but there are plenty of Brittanys and Parises around, so why not?
I know a Nice too. And a Lyon. Well, his mum says it like that...

Timetogrowup2016 Fri 08-Apr-16 13:37:55

This place is a funny place.
Read the title question it says why I posted

Vixxfacee Fri 08-Apr-16 13:38:02

Never heard of it it but I really like it.

PatMullins Fri 08-Apr-16 13:38:09

Not a baby, no.
Port, yes.

Twowrongsdontmakearight Fri 08-Apr-16 13:38:38

Also wondering why post when the decision has already been made.

Timetogrowup2016 Fri 08-Apr-16 13:39:23

It says why I posted.
Ffs read the question lol it does say in the title.

Sparklycat Fri 08-Apr-16 13:39:54

Never heard of it just makes me imagine a massive ferry.

MrsDallowaySaid Fri 08-Apr-16 13:40:50

I teach a Calais. This may out me. I may have to name change now, haha. Not my preference, but she seems to have coped with it!

VinceNoirLovesHowardMoon Fri 08-Apr-16 13:41:15

No I haven't heard of anyone called Calais because it's not a name

Floggingmolly Fri 08-Apr-16 13:42:05

How old s your child, op? confused

Genx77 Fri 08-Apr-16 13:42:43

To answer the OP, no I've never heard of a child named Calais. When I hear the name all I think of is the misery of thousands of people living under tarpaulin, chikdren playing in mud and hunger.
HTH
Do people really do so little research before saddling a child for life with a name?!

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