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Dublin as a name?

(111 Posts)
user1495211362 Fri 19-May-17 17:41:44

Thoughts? Would you think boy or girl?

villainousbroodmare Fri 19-May-17 17:43:02

Silly. But I'm Irish.
Boy, probably.

wickerlampshade Fri 19-May-17 17:43:53

Daft. Is your other child called Birmingham?

MerlinEmrys Fri 19-May-17 17:44:24

I'd think boy.

I'd also be thinking he was conceived on a drunken hen or stag weekend.

I don't like it!

CricketRuntAndRashers Fri 19-May-17 17:45:06


Middle or first name?

RusholmeRuffian Fri 19-May-17 17:46:03

I wouldn't have a clue if it was a boy or girl but I would think it was weird either way.

HeyCat Fri 19-May-17 17:46:48

I'd have assumed girl.

It means black pool which I'm not sure is great if you care about meanings.

Lightship Fri 19-May-17 17:47:15

If you would call your offspring Wolverhampton, Hove, or Dundee.

MollyHuaCha Fri 19-May-17 17:47:33

Please no.

Thatextrainch Fri 19-May-17 17:47:44

Meh, its not to my taste but If people can register Venezuela and Brooklyn, why not Dublin?

barrygetamoveonplease Fri 19-May-17 17:48:37

How about Grimsby?
Great Yarmouth?
Dun Laoghaire?
or Ballsbridge?
See what I mean?

How about Douglas - that's a town, though admittedly not a large town.

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Fri 19-May-17 17:50:33

I wouldn't have a clue whether it was a boy or girl

It's not to my taste but no worse than Chelsea, Brooklyn, Siena, Lourdes etc I suppose

Northgate Fri 19-May-17 17:54:57

I can't separate it from the city in my head.

I wouldn't have any idea whether it was a boy or a girl either.

originalbiglymavis Fri 19-May-17 18:07:15


DelphiniumBlue Fri 19-May-17 18:08:07

Why would you do that to a baby?

TheCraicDealer Fri 19-May-17 18:08:43

I just keep thinking of my English DP doing his Bono impression, going "Bubblin' Dublin". Just no.

Cheerybigbottom Fri 19-May-17 18:09:15

Boy. But I'd feel sorry for him.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Fri 19-May-17 18:11:57

Aargh. I would think Aargh. Please don't do this to a child, get a dog or something and call that Dublin...

SingaSong12 Fri 19-May-17 18:14:32

I'd think boy. You are setting them up for a lifetime of answering why are you called that?/Are you Irish?/is your family Irish?

troodiedoo Fri 19-May-17 18:15:48

I'd think daft parents.

It's not like there is a shortage of proper names. Come on.

caoraich Fri 19-May-17 18:16:05

I would think very much no.

I do know a little girl called Aberdeen whose brother is Galway.

Their parents can be semi-forgiven as they're Australian and met while backpacking around Europe confused

SpornStar Fri 19-May-17 18:20:24

If you're going to pick an Irish place name, at least pick a place that is scenic and picturesque like Kerry...or Dingle or Muff maybe?

niceupthedance Fri 19-May-17 18:22:43

Muff 😂

Annonymiss123 Fri 19-May-17 18:22:51

I'd also be thinking he was conceived on a drunken hen or stag weekend

I'd be thinking s/he was named on a drunken weekend!

I'd think daft parents. It's not like there is a shortage of proper names. Come on
This x100!!!!

WindwardCircle Fri 19-May-17 18:23:48

I'd assume a child named Dublin was an American girl whose parents grandparents x 5 were Irish immigrants and the parents really want everyone to know this.

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