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elliex1 Tue 10-Sep-19 16:46:39

title inspired by my horrendous step MILF. she begged to know what names I’m considering so gave in and got told that my taste was getting ‘chavvier by the day.’ Cheers!
A click-baity title is needed as I am actually due in 5 days, Christ. And people on mumsnet are very attracted to the word ‘chav’ or variants aren’t they.

So my original thread is here.

Here is my shortlist
Harlow - yes aware of the place in Essex!

Helppp! Maybe I should just settle for Chavia, that would piss off MIL!

CharlotteFlax Tue 10-Sep-19 16:47:29

My favourite is Wren, I know of just 3 year old with that name and it's lovely.

NoSauce Tue 10-Sep-19 16:48:57

MILF grin

I like Harper. The others are baaad.

burntthepasta Tue 10-Sep-19 16:49:05

Savannah is lovely I wanted it for dd but we went with Scarlett in the end

TokyoSushi Tue 10-Sep-19 16:49:09

Savannah Wren

NoSauce Tue 10-Sep-19 16:50:29

I dislike the word chav but I kind of agree with what your MIL is saying, sorry!

BowiesJumper Tue 10-Sep-19 16:50:48

I like Wren the best out of those, the others aren't to my taste, but you choose the one you can imagine calling across a playground /your daughter using at school and then work - Think newsreader, prime minister, actress, doctor, teacher... which one works and makes you happy?

FantasticPhyllis Tue 10-Sep-19 16:51:45

You should really go for Chavia grin

None are really to my taste, but if I had to choose a name for myself I'd prefer to be called Savannah.

BarkandCheese Tue 10-Sep-19 16:54:31

Harper - really like, I also like Piper which is similar

Everly - I’ve honestly never heard this used as a girls name, not keen

Wren - again really like, but seems to be getting increasingly popular

Skye - nice, a fairly “classic” slightly hippyish name

Harlow - another not keen, not because of Essex, just don’t really like the sound

Savannah - okay, makes me think of hot dusty places though

KatnissK Tue 10-Sep-19 16:55:17

I like Wren or Skye.
People keep asking DH and I what we are calling our DS2 (due next month) - we haven't decided but people keep going on at us so DH has started to tell people we're calling him Hades! Gets a few funny looks I must say!

Cittadina Tue 10-Sep-19 17:01:14

You have to choose names YOU like! I am not too keen on your choices, but then I like old school Italian names like Clara, Isotta, Clarice, Ornella, Lidia, Dora & Carlotta. But I would not worry about 'chav' - somebody's 'chav' is someone else's 'fresh' and 'modern' - you do you! :D

walkintheparc Tue 10-Sep-19 17:03:57

Agree with your mil I'm afraid - but it's your child so really up to you!

AverageMummy Tue 10-Sep-19 17:05:28

She’s right but it’s still very rude of her.
Wren is the exception though - lovely name.

elliex1 Tue 10-Sep-19 17:08:04

Christ I meant MIL, not MILF blush

BuildBuildings Tue 10-Sep-19 17:16:57

Wren is lovely for a boy or girl. I grew up with a really ubiquitous name. So my priority would be checking where these names fall in top 100/200/whatever. I don't like the word chav. Personally I think some are a bit tacky. But your mil was rude! Its very tack to comment on others tastes uninvited. You need to pick something you like.

Shmithecat2 Tue 10-Sep-19 17:17:50

Yeah, I'm with your MILF here....

Sakura7 Tue 10-Sep-19 17:19:57

Not a fan of any of them I'm afraid, but as a PP said just pick a name that strikes a balance between what you love and what will carry her through all stages of her life.

I must be in a minority but I really can't understand the popularity of Wren. It sounds and looks awful to me.

heidihigh Tue 10-Sep-19 17:20:16

Savannah is lovely. I also like Wren

Propertyofhood Tue 10-Sep-19 17:22:10


NanooCov Tue 10-Sep-19 17:22:37

The only one I like from your list is Wren. I know a little Wren and she's lovely.

Grasspigeons Tue 10-Sep-19 17:23:35

I think all are fine, except Harlow which is a town in Essex.

Propertyofhood Tue 10-Sep-19 17:23:48

I like Harper and Everly.

I think Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan called their daughter Everly and I think it's lovely. It's sort of different without being ridiculous, but also still stays in the normal Eve, Eva, Ava territory for me if that makes sense?

EileenAlanna Tue 10-Sep-19 17:28:47

You mean you don't have
on your list?

Moominfan Tue 10-Sep-19 17:32:03

As may or rose to the end. Go full chav if your going chav

DontGoIntoTheLongGrass Tue 10-Sep-19 17:34:12

Dd age 4 is a Savannah. Really suits her and everyone comments on it in a nice way. Nickname is Van or Vanna.

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