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EllenDegenerate Tue 02-Aug-16 16:25:17

Am I being mad?

Willing to be told it's pregnancy hormones but I'm really warming to this name.

I even like Bo as a nn.

Queenbean Tue 02-Aug-16 16:26:03

Don't do it.

ApocalypseNowt Tue 02-Aug-16 16:26:50


MrsHulk Tue 02-Aug-16 16:28:18

Hormones. Sorry.

RortyCrankle Tue 02-Aug-16 16:28:21


Dontrocktheboat Tue 02-Aug-16 16:28:32

It's a bit silly - what if she is shy and retiring?

snowgirl1 Tue 02-Aug-16 16:31:06


EllenDegenerate Tue 02-Aug-16 16:31:08

Well Dontrock

Not all Mary's are eternal virgins and that doesn't seem to cause too many problems wink

ilovewelshrarebit123 Tue 02-Aug-16 16:33:39

You're kidding right?

Why not choose a normal name, I don't get this 'unusual' name obsession people have!

Don't forget the name is forever, and they will be 50 one day hmm

SoftSheen Tue 02-Aug-16 16:39:28

Bear in mind that the correct pronunciation is 'boo-deek-wuh': deek rhymes with 'geek' and wuh sounds like 'what'.

So the natural shortening would be 'Boo' rather 'Bo'.

But seriously, very few women/girls could successfully pull of a name like Boudicca. Don't do it. How about Beatrice?

OhNoNotMyBaby Tue 02-Aug-16 16:40:43

ROFL grin
Just when I think I've seen the most ridiculous suggestion for a baby name another one comes along.

Raines100 Tue 02-Aug-16 16:43:50

Nothing wrong with naming your dd for a strong female role model. Maybe not that one...

Madbengalmum Tue 02-Aug-16 16:47:19

No,just no!

SwearyGodmother Tue 02-Aug-16 16:47:24

I met one, also nicknamed Bo. She was lovely.

How is it different from other King/queen names?

OhNoNotMyBaby Tue 02-Aug-16 16:50:24

I have Boudicca on a high, nearly-out-of-sight-shelf in my living room. She is a peg doll that my youngest DD made in primary school when they were all studying history.

She looks a right sight... but as with all the other childhood stuff (weird pottery shapes, including an Egyptian sarcophagus, I can't quite bring myself to consign her to the bin (yet).

disappoint15 Tue 02-Aug-16 16:55:26

A university friend of mine told me 30-odd years ago that he knew a brother and sister (I had thought twins) called Caractacus and Boudicca. I've just searched and found this is possible as there are people of about the right age who featured in a news story a few years ago. So your daughter wouldn't be the only one!

NeedACleverNN Tue 02-Aug-16 16:55:54

I love it for a cat/dog

Not for a child. Sorry

NoCapes Tue 02-Aug-16 16:56:47


MrsJoeyMaynard Tue 02-Aug-16 16:58:20


CodewordRochambeau Tue 02-Aug-16 17:12:17

You can't name a child Boudicca.

How about Victoria?

mooimevrouw Tue 02-Aug-16 17:18:41

How about just Bo, I know a few and think it's a nice enough name on its own.

YoungGirlGrowingOld Tue 02-Aug-16 17:20:58

Just no. Please no.

EllenDegenerate Tue 02-Aug-16 17:22:38

No, if not Boudicca it will probably just be boring old Romilly...,

Pinklily1 Tue 02-Aug-16 18:54:10

Romilly is lovely!

coveredinhopeandvaseline Tue 02-Aug-16 18:56:32

I love the name, but only if you are planning to homeschool your child til she's 30. She will be mercilessly tormented when her class learn about the Romans and Celts in primary school!

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