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What is your opinion one the baby name charleston?

(35 Posts)
mummykemp1 Thu 13-Apr-17 21:57:02

I'm 32 weeks and I have always wanted to call my baby boy Charlie, but recently come across this name and like the uniqueness. I want people's honest opinion on the name.

Many thanks.

HecateAntaia Thu 13-Apr-17 21:59:16

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Sophronia Thu 13-Apr-17 22:04:36

I prefer Charlie short for Charles

redheadbarmaid Thu 13-Apr-17 22:05:41

I quite like it actually!

And shortens nicely to Charlie

BadToTheBone Thu 13-Apr-17 22:08:37

City on South Carolina, lived there briefly, really nice place.

SloanePeterson Thu 13-Apr-17 22:10:25

It's a dance. Don't do it

elQuintoConyo Thu 13-Apr-17 22:12:48

I'd imagine a child called Charleston to grow up calling the midday meal luncheon and know how to do the Lambeth Walk.

How about Charleton (Heston)?

Redtartanshoes Thu 13-Apr-17 22:14:15

No to charleston

Yes yes to Charlie

DramaAlpaca Thu 13-Apr-17 22:14:16

Just go for Charlie, it's much nicer.

AutumnRose1988 Thu 13-Apr-17 22:14:31

I must admit I would be one of those twats who would do the dance a bit as a lighthearted joke when i heard that name.

So sorry but IMO it seems too try hard and comes across as a bit of a made up name and therefore chancy.

AutumnRose1988 Thu 13-Apr-17 22:14:37


OliviaStabler Thu 13-Apr-17 22:16:06

I think Heston. Like it.

Sweets101 Thu 13-Apr-17 22:17:00

My favourite dance!

purpleshortcake Thu 13-Apr-17 22:17:30

When I read the OP I thought it was a girls name blush

toffee1000 Thu 13-Apr-17 22:18:39

It's a dance not a name.

SirNiallDementia Thu 13-Apr-17 22:18:41

Charlie is great but Charleston is awful. It's like calling your kid waltz or rhumba.

Just call him Charlie if that's the name you like.

mummykemp1 Thu 13-Apr-17 22:18:50

Thanks for all the comments, it really helps to hear people's thoughts when they hear a name.

GlacindaTheTroll Thu 13-Apr-17 22:19:13

It's a dance.

I think it might be a rather tiresome name to actually live with because if that.

ThoraGruntwhistle Thu 13-Apr-17 22:23:09

Charlton is slightly better than Charleston. Does Charlie needs to be short for anything though? If you don't like Charles, just use Charlie.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Thu 13-Apr-17 22:38:38

I really like it

Shockers Thu 13-Apr-17 22:43:12

I think it would be one of those names that was only revealed to his friends at the altar, on his wedding day. They would all turn to one another with amused surprise, because he will have only ever been known as Charlie.

SuperBeagle Thu 13-Apr-17 22:57:39

Very snobby American, IMO. The kind of guy you might see on a show like Gossip Girl.

And then it reminds me of the Charleston shooting.

Newbiecat Thu 13-Apr-17 22:59:50

Noooo, don't do it! Agree with the chavvy comment autumnrose

ActuallyThatsSUPREMECommander Thu 13-Apr-17 23:05:13

I'd go with Charlton which is an actual name. Charlie Brooker is a Charlton. But actually Charleston isn't too bad - there's a long history of naming babies after cities.

AbernathysFringe Fri 14-Apr-17 01:25:34

Charleston is a great city.
And a 1920s dance, so both quite cool connotations.
I quite like it actually.

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