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gizmo79 Sun 09-Oct-16 19:45:57

So baby no.3. Just confirmed as a girl, and we like Ripley- anyone got any thoughts, positive or negative?!

MotherDuckSaid Sun 09-Oct-16 19:57:54

i like it, but i wdnt use it. I think we never know what sort of children we will have, just because we, as adults quite fancy a 'different' name, dsnt necessarily mean our offspring would enjoy it. Sometimes kiddies would just prefer to be like their pals smile

BeingATwatItsABingThing Sun 09-Oct-16 19:59:22

Ripley's Believe It or Not.

Sorry. No.

Ohdofuckoffplease Sun 09-Oct-16 20:03:02

Not really my cup of tea, but I've definitely heard worse smile.

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 09-Oct-16 20:04:06

Love it. I'd be reminded of the film aliens every day.


Mishaps Sun 09-Oct-16 20:04:35

How much worse?

yoink Sun 09-Oct-16 20:05:38

for a cat, yes.

ThoraGruntwhistle Sun 09-Oct-16 20:07:13

I'm not hugely fond of surnamey first names. First thoughts - aliens, then bodybuilders (because they look all ripply)

BeingATwatItsABingThing Sun 09-Oct-16 20:08:12

Raspberry Ripple ice cream.

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Sun 09-Oct-16 20:08:28

I'm not keen on surnames as first names, especially not for girls

It's not terrible though and no worse than Taylor, Kendal, Riley etc

BossWitch Sun 09-Oct-16 20:09:06


Quite like it, but it is a very tough name to pull off. It's potentially a bit of a burden to be putting on your DD.

Tarttlet Sun 09-Oct-16 20:10:01

Aliens. No.

Jojo13 Sun 09-Oct-16 20:11:45


That said, I quite like it.

Ohdofuckoffplease Sun 09-Oct-16 20:12:31

mishaps, hmmmm tricky to quantify but I've definitely heard worse. I didn't recoil when I read it basically. Would probably think "oh that's different" but not "oh that's terrible" IRL.

Beammeup11 Sun 09-Oct-16 20:19:19

Thandie Newton's daughter is called Ripley. I quite like it.

Chinlo Sun 09-Oct-16 20:22:25


UnicornPee Sun 09-Oct-16 20:23:27

Ripley? Is this a joke?
Why would you call a human Ripley?

Madbengalmum Sun 09-Oct-16 20:25:01

I know a Ripley, i quite like it.

CaoNiMa Sun 09-Oct-16 21:07:31

It's a bit... nipply. And "Rip" isn't a pleasant word. It's a no from me.

Raines100 Sun 09-Oct-16 21:13:30

Believe it or not for me, too.

strawberrypenguin Sun 09-Oct-16 21:15:46

Makes me think of Alien but I'm sure people would get past that pretty fast. I kind of like it.

Oysterbabe Sun 09-Oct-16 21:17:58

I think of it as a boys name just because of the talented Mr Ripley.

Chinlo Sun 09-Oct-16 21:36:50

It's a surname and I have a real thing against surnames as first names.

It makes me think of Alien but even her name is Ellen Ripley

WeArePregnant11 Sun 09-Oct-16 22:23:09

I personally don't like it. It sounds like little rib/spare rib in my first language blush

2014newme Sun 09-Oct-16 22:27:34


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