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Can I name my son the same name as a character from a sexual film?

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LittleBoyDue Thu 21-Apr-16 22:02:58

Hi there,

There is a name I adore. However, it's a character in a sexual film - the last name of the character, would be my son's middle name...

Thanks you!!!

hobybabo Thu 21-Apr-16 22:05:22

Grey? Well it's a recognised name if not a common one. I don't think anyone would think of the film, and if it's his middle name even less so!

TimeOfGlass Thu 21-Apr-16 22:06:06

What's the name?

LittleBoyDue Thu 21-Apr-16 22:06:13

Yeah, but the first name would be Elliot, Christian's brother... So he would be Elliot Grey

LittleBoyDue Thu 21-Apr-16 22:06:37

Yeah, but the first name would be Elliot, Christian's brother... So he would be Elliot Grey

GeezeLouiseBelcher Thu 21-Apr-16 22:09:04

I loved Grey for a boy and planned to call ds Grey. Then that fucking book was released and I just couldn't. So annoying. It doesn't seem to be going away either. So it's up to you! Depends if it'd annoy you or not.

wigglesrock Thu 21-Apr-16 22:09:05

Do you mean you want to use the actual name - for example : Christian Grey Smith or just Grey as the middle name - James Grey Smith? If it's the latter then I wouldn't worry at all about it, if it's the first well I'd rethink.

StinkyMcgrinky Thu 21-Apr-16 22:09:06

If it helps I wouldn't have a clue who Elliott Grey was! Think it's a lovely name smile

LittleBoyDue Thu 21-Apr-16 22:11:32

I'd name him Elliot Grey H....., his brother - I'd definitely not go there with Christian! grin

Xmasbaby11 Thu 21-Apr-16 22:13:07

I've read the first book and wouldn't remember the name.

I love the name Eliot!

TimeOfGlass Thu 21-Apr-16 22:13:49

So Elliot Grey Surname?

Is Elliot Grey a major character in the film? If it helps, I wouldn't know who Elliot Grey was.

wigglesrock Thu 21-Apr-16 22:14:48

grin I think you'd be ok - I've read the books and it wouldn't occur to me.

ijustwannadance Thu 21-Apr-16 22:15:34

Well it's better than Dirk Diggler grin

Lurleene Thu 21-Apr-16 22:16:21

I thought you were going to say Ben Dover blush

LittleBoyDue Thu 21-Apr-16 22:16:58

I wouldn't say he was a huge character, no - he's in there though!

Yeah, Elliot Grey Surname!

Thanks all - I may not go with it yet grin DP doesn't like it, I'm just hoping!

SueTrinder Thu 21-Apr-16 22:20:23

BIL has Humbert as a middle name and plenty of people name their daughter Lolita and I'm sure Nabokov's novel will be read for a lot longer than FSOG. And Elliot Grey is a lot less unusual a name than either of those names.

ABitAsleep Fri 22-Apr-16 09:55:47

I've never read the books or seen the film, and obvioulsy i've heard of Christian Grey, but i wouldn't even have a clue that there was a character called Elliot Grey.

Plus, how many times will have actually be introduced as 'first name' 'middle name'. I have never used my middle name for anything. I don't even put in on formal certificates. (Also, aren't middle names suposed to be embarrasing? So you friends can ridicule you later in life? Everyone i know has an awful middle name that they hate, and often have competitions to see who has the worst grin )

1horatio Fri 22-Apr-16 11:05:39

I think Eliot Grey sounds nice! I don't think people will think of the book.
But how would you feel if your son finds out what he was named after? I think that's just something you have to decide...

LC01 Fri 22-Apr-16 11:10:54

It's a lovely name, and as the others have said. I don't think anyone would make a connection. Go for it!

Pinklily1 Sat 23-Apr-16 08:57:12

I've read all the books and didn't remember Elliot was his brothers name. I wouldn't worry about it. It's a lovely name so if you like it, go with it.

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