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Merlin, Kaiser & Wulfric

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FedoraRora Mon 18-Jul-16 19:54:10

Travelled up to London for Goddaughter's birthday party today, she's 3 and the party was filled with kids with such daring names.

I met a Merlin, Kaiser, Wulfric, Colt, Sailor (Girl) Dallas (Girl) Ophelia, Illythia and many more.

All 5 & under, I didn't realise daring names had now become the trend, is it just a London thing ?

I have a Wendy & a Kane & I thought those names were daring blush

MaisieDotes Mon 18-Jul-16 19:55:16

You did not meet a Merlin shock

Mrsraypurchase Mon 18-Jul-16 19:56:00


Sierra259 Mon 18-Jul-16 19:56:51


TinklyLittleLaugh Mon 18-Jul-16 19:57:22

Merlin is relatively common among old Welsh blokes. I know a couple of Merlins. I think of it as a nice old bloke name to be honest, like Stan or Alf.

ShowOfHands Mon 18-Jul-16 19:57:23

My mate is called Merlin. His sister is called Elfin!

Gowgirl Mon 18-Jul-16 19:57:54

Lots of caspers, Oscars and olivers guy here!
I need a more exotic toddler groupgrin

JennyOnAPlate Mon 18-Jul-16 19:58:54

My dentist is called merlin!

MaisieDotes Mon 18-Jul-16 19:59:20

Ah ok, tinkly

I am ignorant of Welsh ways. I thought it was just a wizard name.

FedoraRora Mon 18-Jul-16 20:02:30

Maisie, Merlin was such a lovely little lad, the look on my face when I heard his name makes me feel slightly bad, no idea if they were Welsh or not.

MrsRay, oh yeah, his Mom thinks it sounded a lot like Kane, so we got to talking quite a bit grin

Gowgirl, I feel exactly the same way, even though my kids are too old for toddler groups. I know far too many Tommys, Oliver's & Williams.

ShowofHands shock I did not meet an Elfin, I wish I had though.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 18-Jul-16 20:05:47

I know a 14.year old Merlin.

Haven't come across any of the others.

JasperDamerel Mon 18-Jul-16 20:11:41

Not just a London thing. I know two Merlins, and quite a lot of similarly unusually-named children.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Mon 18-Jul-16 20:12:41

Merlin, Kaiser and Wulfruc sound like dogs to me. Specifically, sled dogs with pale blue eyes that look like they might turn on you if stranded in the wilderness and a bit peckish.

HoratioNightboy Mon 18-Jul-16 21:13:02

Nothing unusual about Dallas - it's been a unisex name in Scotland for hundreds of years. Colt, Sailor and Kaiser are the only ones that would raise an eyebrow as at least the others are real names.

Liz09 Mon 18-Jul-16 21:18:24

I wouldn't even look twice at someone named Ophelia or Dallas. They don't seem too "out there" to me. Merlin is cool, but I wouldn't be brave enough to use it.

The others are just... no. Especially Kaiser. Great name for a German Shepherd, but awful for a child.

iklboo Mon 18-Jul-16 21:22:46

I know a Maerlyn

Sophronia Mon 18-Jul-16 21:57:56

I know an Elfin in her 20s! and a 5 year old Kaiser

DamsonGinIsMyThing Mon 18-Jul-16 22:01:50

I thought this was going to be a 'doghouse' thread.

Vixxfacee Mon 18-Jul-16 22:03:42

You have a daughter Wendy shock

FedoraRora Mon 18-Jul-16 22:16:14

Vixxface, what's wrong with Wendy confused and before you say Peter Pan, we've never had anyone think that.

Sophronia, Another Kaiser I thought he was one of a kind shock

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 18-Jul-16 23:09:27

I love Sailor

emilybohemia Mon 18-Jul-16 23:13:34

I think Wendy is cute.

I LOVE Elfin.

Sophronia Mon 18-Jul-16 23:16:55

Fedora, the one I know goes by Kai most of the time!

Mclaren37 Tue 19-Jul-16 07:02:07

I love Sailor for a girl too! I'm surprised Dallas is so common amongst MN-ers. I've never heard of one and I probably would raise an eye brow. Shows what I know.. That said, our toddler group is equally unusual with Cameron, Tatiana, Fife, Renzo, Airlie, Weston, Odin, Uma and Romy. Agreed it may be a London thing.

JudyCoolibar Tue 19-Jul-16 07:03:38

Kaiser is an absolutely terrible name, and Wulfric is calculated to make a child a laughing stock.

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