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Destiny? Thoughts?

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Names123 Wed 10-Aug-16 13:34:13

Thoughts on the name Destiny? We really like it smile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 10-Aug-16 13:38:30

If you really like it then use itsmile

I don't like it at all, but it's not my baby!

NisekoWhistler Wed 10-Aug-16 13:39:05


Names123 Wed 10-Aug-16 13:43:49

What does that mean?

FaithAscending Wed 10-Aug-16 13:45:35

Honestly? It says stripper name to me. However, if you love it, you should use it. You'll only associate it with your baby!

Buttwing Wed 10-Aug-16 13:54:55

Have you seen finding dory that's just come out? Destiny is a dozy whale in it that keeps bumping into things. I'm sorry but I don't love it.

bombayflambe Wed 10-Aug-16 13:56:16

Having seen 'Finding Dory' this week, I'd say no.

CalmItKermitt Wed 10-Aug-16 14:04:07

Lovely. Have you considered spelling it DesTnee?

Names123 Wed 10-Aug-16 14:06:02

Sorry, I haven't seen Finding Dory. Are you joking Calm? I honestly just thought we had found a nice name and was running it was a few strangers sad I'll keep looking I guess

lanbro Wed 10-Aug-16 14:06:40

I know a Destiny, named after the nightclub her parents met in.....

MissBattleaxe Wed 10-Aug-16 14:07:39

I think it's a bit tacky sounding, sorry. Just my opinion.

AndNowItsSeven Wed 10-Aug-16 14:08:27

Yeah it's a gorgeous name for your bubz Hun.

kitchenwitchen Wed 10-Aug-16 14:08:48

Chloe from CBB has a daughter called Destiny. Fun fact!

PuppyMonkey Wed 10-Aug-16 14:08:56

I heard this being shouted painfully loudly in my home town recently: "Desti-neh!!!! cum eee-yurrr."
Translation: "Destiny come here."

Now a running joke with my family when we're shouting each other in from the garden for tea or etc. *childish.

So it's a no from me, sorry.

Buttwing Wed 10-Aug-16 14:09:43

Puppy think you live near mewink

FuzzyWizard Wed 10-Aug-16 14:10:14

I've taught a couple of Destinys in the past. Lovely girls. I think it's a perfectly nice name.

PuppyMonkey Wed 10-Aug-16 14:14:40

Buttwing - East Mids? grin

BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Wed 10-Aug-16 14:22:31

Apparently Miley Cyrus is actually a Destiny (don't ask me how I know this!). It does sound a bit exotic dancer-ish. Or maybe evangelical Christian. Which is an odd mix really.

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Wed 10-Aug-16 14:23:05

I don't really like it, but I've definitely heard worse! If you love it, it doesn't matter what everyone on here thinks --ignores that this is the whole point of the baby names board--smile.

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Wed 10-Aug-16 14:23:28

Ugh strike through fail^^ blush.

Names123 Wed 10-Aug-16 14:31:58

We're African American and lots of our friends and family (huge family) and church groups have used names we like (Faith, Hope, Grace) no one had used Destiny

BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Wed 10-Aug-16 14:34:24

I'd put it in the same category as Nevaeh. Although it's not as bad as Nevaeh.

TheDropBear Wed 10-Aug-16 14:34:57

It's Miley Cyrus' birth name, she legally changed it at 16. If even a celebrities kid can't pull off a name it's one to avoid.

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Wed 10-Aug-16 14:38:49

We're African American and lots of our friends and family (huge family) and church groups have used names we like (Faith, Hope, Grace) no one had used Destiny

In that case this might be a cultural difference. Are you in the UK?

bombayflambe Wed 10-Aug-16 14:42:58

Destiny is a bit more Woo than Faith, Hope, Grace which are clearly Christian.
If you want something with a distinctly American feel but not a whale what about Serenity, Harmony, Clemency ? I have American friends with DCs with these names. Chastity or Charity would follow the same pattern I guess but I don't know any.

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