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Elmo or Bram!?

(51 Posts)
ryvitamylo Tue 14-Mar-17 23:41:01


NuffSaidSam Tue 14-Mar-17 23:51:16


Elmo is ridiculous and I say this as someone who seriously considered it! Thankfully, everyone highlighted it's ridiculousness to me and eventually I came to my senses.

Knifegrinder Tue 14-Mar-17 23:54:23

Bram. Or have you considered Braham?

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Tue 14-Mar-17 23:54:50

Tickle Me Elmo

Bram is one of those names that seems unfinished somehow, but it's quite snappy. Better than Elmo anyway.

Sophronia Wed 15-Mar-17 00:20:19


OliviaStabler Wed 15-Mar-17 00:20:53

Elmo is literally a Muppet.

Bram is Dracula.


wobblywonderwoman Wed 15-Mar-17 00:22:16

Neither - Bram is it really a name and Elmo is an adorable TOY

Orangebird69 Wed 15-Mar-17 00:23:30

Seriously? Fucking hell! 😂😂😂

ryvitamylo Wed 15-Mar-17 00:23:54


Luuk? smile

ryvitamylo Wed 15-Mar-17 00:24:24

How is Bram not a name?

wobblywonderwoman Wed 15-Mar-17 00:25:24


Are you messing op?

ryvitamylo Wed 15-Mar-17 00:25:48

confused what?

Pallisers Wed 15-Mar-17 00:26:22

please don't call him Elmo. really please don't. Sesame Street is everywhere. It would be cruel (and it isn't even a particularly nice name)

Bram is short for Abraham. I quite like it. My dad grew up in a jewish area and played football with a lot of Bramies.

Just thinking Sesame Street put paid to Kermit as a name too

Pallisers Wed 15-Mar-17 00:27:23

Bram isn't Dracula. He WROTE Dracula. you are thinking of Vlad.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Wed 15-Mar-17 00:28:12

Elmo is a brilliant name.

For a tiny baby, a puppy, a teddy bear, a car or most other name given inanimate objects.. and a muppet.

But you Cannot give it to a real life child.

Could you do an E name and use it as a nickname?

ryvitamylo Wed 15-Mar-17 00:28:55

Bram is also a stand alone Dutch name.

wobblywonderwoman Wed 15-Mar-17 00:41:09

Abraham on birth cert is good
Are you Dutch?

Blackbird82 Wed 15-Mar-17 00:41:36

I like Bram although not sure about the spelling. Is there an alternative?

Elmo is bloody awful, sorry!

ryvitamylo Wed 15-Mar-17 00:42:37

We wouldn't put Abraham on the BC, as we like the Dutch name Bram. Yes, we are smile

Buntysoven Wed 15-Mar-17 00:51:04

I like Bram. It's strong and not just for a baby. Lovely name OP

KoalaDownUnder Wed 15-Mar-17 02:13:40

Bram is a bloody brilliant name. I know an adorable little Jewish boy called Bram.

Elmo is a muppet.

Go for Bram.

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 15-Mar-17 02:29:05

Elmo is a god amongst the preschoolers. It's not a name you could call one.

I quite like Bram.

MiniMaxi Wed 15-Mar-17 02:30:13

OP do you live in the Netherlands? If so, and the name Elmo doesn't make people think of the Muppets, then don't let that put you off (though of course he may one day wish to live in another country where it does)

I think Bram is my fave of the three anyway

(I love how everyone assumes an OP is English and must be joking about name spelling!)

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 15-Mar-17 02:31:45

Why would someone ask about baby names on a British website if they were planning on having and bringing up the child in Holland? What would be the point?

And I don't live in the UK.

KoalaDownUnder Wed 15-Mar-17 04:05:39

Well, I don't live in the U.K. either. But I don't see the problem. The OP obviously speaks English, and is interested to know how the names work in the UK.

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