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Is this name too weird?

(43 Posts)
cheesecake7 Mon 03-Apr-17 12:58:18

Bligh. I saw it after watching the programme MutinyhaloI love it, but worried it's too strange.

Also would it be even stranger to use it for a girl when it is a boys (though very uncommon) name? Or should i just forget it all together?

Pansiesandredrosesandmarigolds Mon 03-Apr-17 12:59:40

It is a bit out there. Blythe?

GeillisTheWitch Mon 03-Apr-17 12:59:44

Id probably go for Blyth instead for a girl.

squoosh Mon 03-Apr-17 13:00:16

At first I thought you were suggesting Mutiny!

Bligh just sounds like blight to me and blight isn't exactly a positive word. What about Blythe?

shirleycartersaidso Mon 03-Apr-17 13:00:34

I saw that and thought it was a great name, but probably really only works because of their connection to the name.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 03-Apr-17 13:00:55

Prefer Blythe but if it floats your boat...

squoosh Mon 03-Apr-17 13:01:47

Or Fletcher. Is Fletcher Christian in Mutiny? Assuming Mutiny is the same as Mutiny on the Bounty.

cantthinkofanythingwitty Mon 03-Apr-17 13:02:28

I saw that Any had named his son this and really liked it but I'm not sure if I liked it more because of the story behind it

cantthinkofanythingwitty Mon 03-Apr-17 13:02:38


cheesecake7 Mon 03-Apr-17 13:03:18

Ahh not too keen on Blythe. And fletcher is a nice name but expecting a girl and just liked the name Blighsmile

squoosh Mon 03-Apr-17 13:04:13

Sorry I missed that you were expecting a girl!

bangbangprettypretty Mon 03-Apr-17 13:05:10

Could you spell it Bly to counteract anyone saying it looks like Blight? It's definitely a way of spelling the surname as I had a friend with that surname.

savagehk Mon 03-Apr-17 13:06:33

erm... looks like 'bleaurgh' to me at first glance, sorry!

Bluntness100 Mon 03-Apr-17 13:07:26

Sorry op, I thought it was a typo. I'm female and I would not wish to be named it, I'd envisage a lifetime of mispronounciations and spelling it for people. I like feminine names, or strong names, maybe even classic names, but this is a kind of nothing name....

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 03-Apr-17 13:41:33

makes me think of Mutants

babymouse Mon 03-Apr-17 13:42:48

It's a cool name, but I'd spell it Bly.

KoalaDownUnder Mon 03-Apr-17 13:45:33

It doesn't look or sound very nice. I wouldn't.

phoenixtherabbit Mon 03-Apr-17 13:49:35

I like it! The captain named his little boy it, but I think it can work for a girl too!

ClaryBeanHorshAndMe Mon 03-Apr-17 13:49:40

Never heard of it.

I like Bly. I think that would be the same sound but it looks nicer imo.

Blair? Maybe Blaine?

xStefx Mon 03-Apr-17 13:58:14

I like it x

TheBookIsOnTheTable Mon 03-Apr-17 14:07:44

I thought you said "bleugh" shock

Wikky Mon 03-Apr-17 14:16:38

Sorry but it's a no from me. It looks like a spelling mistake. sad. However I'm a big believer in parents choosing what they want (within reason) and people would soon get used to it.

It's definitely not awful though and I love the Bounty reference.

Hmm actually the more I think about it the more I don't mind it. 😂

Wikky Mon 03-Apr-17 14:17:55

(I love how I can change my mind over the course of a single post)

ClaryBeanHorshAndMe Mon 03-Apr-17 14:35:07

This thread made me crave coconut chocolate. Huh.... let's call it a pregnancy craving smile

I honestly don't love the name. But it's certainly not awful either. I think it's growing on me. I currently think it's quite cute. I may adore it in an hour or something blush

diddl Mon 03-Apr-17 15:19:01

Wasn't Bligh the cruel Captain-and it's a surname?

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