Alabama

(161 Posts)
EllenDegenerate Tue 10-May-16 17:56:08

I really like it.
DP is unsure.

Opinions?

mrsschu Tue 10-May-16 18:18:35

I'm sorry but I think it's awful. I really dislike place and surnames as first names. They don't sound cool or trendy to me (I'm assuming that's what's intended).

Justmuddlingalong Tue 10-May-16 18:19:44

Sorry, but it's a no from me.

LaContessaDiPlump Tue 10-May-16 18:19:46

Oh lord no.

SweetChickadee Tue 10-May-16 18:20:45

oooooh no...

Floggingmolly Tue 10-May-16 18:22:53

If the registrar has any sense he won't allow it anyway...

Twowrongsdontmakearight Tue 10-May-16 18:24:01

Too many syllables and a bit of a tongue twister.

EllenDegenerate Tue 10-May-16 18:24:26

Not cool or trendy particularly....
More ironic in a Tarantino homage kind of way smile

I appreciate its not to the popularise taste though.

GretchenBeckett Tue 10-May-16 18:25:20

I love quirky names but even I think it's bad.

EllenDegenerate Tue 10-May-16 18:25:21

popularist

NatashaRomanoff Tue 10-May-16 18:30:12

Fucking awful - and I say that knowing of one!

boys3 Tue 10-May-16 18:31:25

great name for a cocktail, for a DC it would be a noooooooooooooooooo from me. The history of the US civil rights movements will always associate the name with narrow minded bigotry and racism.

CoolforKittyCats Tue 10-May-16 18:33:52

No no no.

Sorry

pleasethankyouthankyouplease Tue 10-May-16 18:34:39

Sorry to be mean but I can't even read it without doing a really bad accent....

Raeray Tue 10-May-16 18:58:26

Like Alabama whirly from true romance- you've reminded me I've been meaning to watch it again for a while!
I'll go against the majority and say I like it because i do, although unsure if I'd choose it myself.
If your husband doesn't like Alabama would he (or you?!) Alba which I think sounds a little similar?

EllenDegenerate Tue 10-May-16 19:06:23

Exactly Raeray. Alabama Worley grin

Ifiwasabadger Tue 10-May-16 19:06:46

In the name of all that is holy, no.

Dreadful. Sorry but it is.

lavendersun Tue 10-May-16 19:11:12

I try not to be negative generally, but no OP, it is not nice .... neither is the place which I have had the unfortunate experience of visiting.

Mrsfrumble Tue 10-May-16 19:12:47

I'm not against place names as baby names in general, but the state of Alabama does have some pretty undesirable associations. Aside from the racism / segregation / civil rights stuff, it's also the fifth fattest state and fifth from bottom for education.

It is kind of phonetically pleasing though, isn't it? Sort of pleasurable to pronounce. And maybe in the UK people are less aware of the reputation of the place.

blueskyinmarch Tue 10-May-16 19:14:03

Would that be for a boy or a girl? I can’t decide. Either way i don’t like it.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Tue 10-May-16 19:15:07

For a person?

NannawifeofBaldr Tue 10-May-16 19:16:26

Have you actually been to Alabama?

EssentialHummus Tue 10-May-16 19:21:29

I'm not against place names as baby names in general, but the state of Alabama does have some pretty undesirable associations.

Seconding this.

EllenDegenerate Tue 10-May-16 19:22:59

No Admittedly I haven't.

As I mentioned previously, its the name of the fictional character, rather than the geographical element that informs my untepentant love of it.

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