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Can I have a John and Lewis?

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treehugger10 Thu 24-Nov-16 13:26:32

Please say I can!

SpotTheDuck Thu 24-Nov-16 13:30:07

Um....sorry but no, think of all the times you'd be shouting to them both across the park "John! Lewis!". You'd just sound like a really enthusiastic customer.

LestatVonGaribaldi Thu 24-Nov-16 13:30:09

I would probably laugh if I heard you shout them out in that order at the playground.

treehugger10 Thu 24-Nov-16 13:32:15

I could say "Lewis! John!"???

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Thu 24-Nov-16 13:40:24

You could but your subconscious may not let you grin

LestatVonGaribaldi Thu 24-Nov-16 13:43:59

You could but you won't.

If you like shop names what about Burton? (Clas)Olsen? Clark? sorry I'm a meany

QueenMe Thu 24-Nov-16 13:44:07

No , sorry.

But that's probably why you like them together......

Convince yourself your lo's are called john and Lewis. Reverse psychology. You'll change your mind

QueenMe Thu 24-Nov-16 13:44:52

Though I have come across a Josh and Rogan <nods(completely true)>

JenTeale Thu 24-Nov-16 13:45:51

No. Bad idea. Sorry

mumblechum0 Thu 24-Nov-16 13:46:54

No. Nor can you have a Ben & Jerry, or a Frankie & Benny.

Sorry smile

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 24-Nov-16 13:47:07


ThisPasadenaHomemaker Thu 24-Nov-16 13:47:23


Mark and Spencer would be equally bad.

LestatVonGaribaldi Thu 24-Nov-16 13:47:58

No way *QueenMe*!!! grin

There was that infamous twin name rejection, Benson and Hedges. I think new Zealand (might be wrong / could be an urban myth)

QueenMe Thu 24-Nov-16 13:49:18

True Lest.

I assumed they didn't eat curry so wasn't aware...confused

strawberrypenguin Thu 24-Nov-16 13:50:03

Nope sorry. For the same reason I couldn't call DS2 Eliot when we already had a Billy

Costacoffeeplease Thu 24-Nov-16 13:58:05

Oh go on, Mark and spencer definitely

starsinyourpies Thu 24-Nov-16 14:01:15

I also prefer Mark and Spencer.

treehugger10 Thu 24-Nov-16 14:03:31

Yeah, probably not going to happen when DS is John... No Mark or Spencer here!

CakeRattleandRoll Thu 24-Nov-16 14:13:42

You could if you emigrate to Australia. No John Lewis here. But probably a bit extreme.

Costacoffeeplease Thu 24-Nov-16 14:19:18

Well go for mark and maybe you'll have a spencer later

Sophronia Thu 24-Nov-16 14:25:45

I went to school with a John-Lewis (about 8 years ago) 😄

DoYouRememberJustinBobby Thu 24-Nov-16 15:05:46

Oh no, terrible ideal.

QueenOfTheNaps Thu 24-Nov-16 15:08:05

Sorry, I don't think you can...

I went to school with an Ernest Jones poor sod

Gazelda Thu 24-Nov-16 15:10:49

If you're Feeling sloaney you could maybe have a Harvey and a Nick?

NeedABoysName16 Thu 24-Nov-16 19:11:26

A colleague of mine has a Sam and Ella grin grin

How do you manage to name your second child without saying their names together out loud shock

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