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Really hoping these are nicknames!

(26 Posts)
shelleybee Thu 19-Oct-17 21:39:25

But even if they are, what kind of nickname is Compost?!

QueenOfTheAndals Thu 19-Oct-17 21:42:32

I don't know, it's the Telegraph, and posh people tend to have fucking weird nicknames.

QueuetoaskaQ Thu 19-Oct-17 21:44:13

Compost and Maggot grin

Someone's either paid a lot of money to post a joke birth announcement, or there are some serious auto correct failures going on.

Maybe it was supposed to say Connor and Maggie? grin

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 19-Oct-17 21:44:22

Well I think Compost got off lightly compared to poor Maggot.

BernardBlacksHangover Thu 19-Oct-17 21:46:40

That has to be a typo or joke! There's no way they are children's names. Names of pets maybe? Maybe they think of the cats as their fur babies or whatever and the human baby is therefore their baby brother?

AssassinatedBeauty Thu 19-Oct-17 22:08:41

Hatta Byng is the editor of Home & Garden apparently and has two children already, so my guess is that they are nicknames related to gardening!

AssassinatedBeauty Thu 19-Oct-17 22:09:48

Here you go...

nodogsinthebedroom Thu 19-Oct-17 22:10:10

Posh nicknames for Cosmo and Margot

nodogsinthebedroom Thu 19-Oct-17 22:12:25

And people moan about the lower classes giving their kids stupid names

QueuetoaskaQ Thu 19-Oct-17 22:17:29

From Assassinated 's link:

The Hon Henrietta Rose (Hatta) Wood (nee Byng, born 1977), wife of Charles Browne Martin Wood (b 1973), gave birth to a son, Ivo, 12 September, 2017, a brother for Jago (known as Compost) b 2012, and Margot (Maggot), who was born in 2015

Luckily they are nicknames, then! At least they're not stuck with them for life. They have actual names on their birth certificates that won't leave them embarrassed every time they introduce themselves in future.

Honestly, Maggot and Compost? Why the hell would you call your children that as a term of endearment just because you're fond of gardening? I'm partial to chocolate but i don't refer to my daughter as Milk Tray!

SuperBeagle Thu 19-Oct-17 22:27:50

Compost and Maggot. Those kids really won the lottery with parents like that even if they are nicknames

BriechonCheese Thu 19-Oct-17 22:29:15

Wow, specialist.

Agustarella Fri 20-Oct-17 01:17:28

I think most posh people would rather christen their sons Compost than Connor!

Glad they didn't in this case though.

Protectingmydaughterfromfilth Fri 20-Oct-17 04:08:21

Notice “Ivo”

Ivo Wood. ????

QueuetoaskaQ Fri 20-Oct-17 06:23:53

I think most posh people would rather christen their sons Compost than Connor!

Really? confused

The world is a strange place indeed when it's preferable to name your child after a steaming heap of rotting food and dirt than a perfectly normal name.

Connor may not be a 'middle class' or to your liking at all, but it is certainly better than Compost. The child's real name is Jago, as a mater of fact.

Something tells me that if a load of working class people started to call their children Jago over the next few years, you'd quickly start to hate that, too.

Seems that middle class people can do any sort of ridiculous thing they like and it would still be respected.

WaxOnFeckOff Fri 20-Oct-17 11:05:35

Jago, Margot and Ivo - they love that "o" sound clearly. Individually perfectly nice names. Together? maybe not.

WaxOnFeckOff Fri 20-Oct-17 11:08:13

They aren't middle class, they are "gentry" so I think this sort of thing is common. Isn't it all "Boopsy and Flicka are heading off for tiffin with good old Mindles and Flappy"? grin

shelleybee Fri 20-Oct-17 14:39:32

Happy to hear the poor kids have proper names. But still... Compost?!

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Fri 20-Oct-17 14:44:37

Ivo Wood? OK then......

I wonder what nickname they'll come up with for little Ivo. Maybe Manure or Weedkiller?

RoseAndRose Fri 20-Oct-17 14:51:44

I think he’ll be the Evil Weevil

Elend Fri 20-Oct-17 18:36:22

Compost is a better name than Jago tbf

Mivery Fri 20-Oct-17 18:53:43

These have got to pet's names or something. Please tell me there isn't a child named Maggot.

Ledehe Fri 20-Oct-17 19:35:52

The dad's called Charlie Brown something or other so silly naming must be in the family

BendydickCuminsnatch Sun 22-Oct-17 16:00:20

Can't work out what's wrong with Ivo Wood? Compost & Maggot nicknames have really fascinated me grin Can't stop trying to imagine this family's life!

WhiskyChick Sun 22-Oct-17 16:06:32

I’m guessing Maggot was from her little brother being unable to say her name properly and it stuck. No idea about Compost though

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