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just realised i might be calling my children after a supermarket clothing line - what would you do?

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mabel1973 Wed 16-Jul-08 10:42:37

I have 2 DS's. Ds2 is called Freddie (or fred generally)...you can see what coming can't you grin.
AM pg with DC3 and found out at scan last week that it is a girl....I love the name florence, but DH pointed out we will have Florence and Fred.....i.e. tesco clothing range.
Would this put you off? I thought most people wouldn't think of it, but DH is against the name now.

Bronze Wed 16-Jul-08 10:43:42

Then you could have a George.... and a cherokee. No it wouldnt put me off. I probably wouldnt have noticed if you hadnt said.

NumberJill Wed 16-Jul-08 10:43:54

I was thinking more of the 'long piece of string' type clothing line, sorry.

yes, it would seriously put me off.

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TigerFeet Wed 16-Jul-08 10:46:01

I really wouldn't.

Shame though, they are both lovely names in their own right.

SorenLorensen Wed 16-Jul-08 10:47:50

No, you can't (sorry - Florence is a lovely name). It would be like having two boys and calling them Mark and Spencer.

I have a Sam and when I was pregnant with what turned out to be ds2 my Mum suggested Ella if it was a girl. That's a non-starter too grin

fishie Wed 16-Jul-08 10:49:32

oh of course you can. i seriously doubt that it will be called that forever and while it is good to think twice there are always going to be cons for any name.

besides if you always call freddie fred then you are likely to shorten florence too so you won't actually be calling them that.

vbacqueen1 Wed 16-Jul-08 10:50:51

I have a Florence and can confirm that it is, indeed, a top name! But as much as I love it, I wouldn't be able to bring myself to have a Fred too for all the obvious reasons.
One of the mums at school has two boys named Jack and Danny............ now I don't know a lot of Cockney rhyming slang but I know enough to have nearly wet my pants when she announced what their second son was to be called grin

WendyWeber Wed 16-Jul-08 10:51:17

moo, I know an actual Sam & Ella combo grin

zippitippitoes Wed 16-Jul-08 10:53:01

ithink it would be fine but i also would have no idea that there was a clothes range called fred and florence

mabel1973 Wed 16-Jul-08 10:53:18

oh! sad i was hoping you'd all say - of course you can....!!!
Any similar alternatives?i am struggling to find anything else i like...

SorenLorensen Wed 16-Jul-08 10:53:58

Did they not say it aloud before deciding, Wendy grin? Actually, dh was quite keen - he thought it was funny (tell me again why I married this man?)

butwhybutwhy Wed 16-Jul-08 10:55:43

Oh so bloody what.

I hardly think anyone with a right state of mind would think that anyone would call their children after a Tesco clothing range.

How ridiculous.

I think they are lovely names.
Go for it.

benandoli Wed 16-Jul-08 10:56:00

of course you can it isnt exactly a brand name like mark and spencer is it and they are both lovely names

WendyWeber Wed 16-Jul-08 10:57:33

Ella (younger one) was born before the Edwina Curry thing; bit late to change her name when that blew up grin

(She was at playgroup with DS1, I didn't know them before that & I honestly can't remember it ever coming up when I spoke to her mum)

WendyWeber Wed 16-Jul-08 10:58:47

I used to work for a pharmaceutical company & one of the GPs on the list was called Donald Duck - he was born in about 1920, poor man.

WideWebWitch Wed 16-Jul-08 10:58:56

I think it's fine, you aren't naming them AFTER a clothing line, bet Tesco don't call their clothes that for ever and if they end up being Flo and Fred or Fred and Flo I really don't think it'll matter. I think they're lovely names.

moopymoo Wed 16-Jul-08 10:59:12

i have a george who thinks asda clothes already have his name sewn in. very handy imo. (lovely names - go for it)

CristinaTheAstonishing Wed 16-Jul-08 11:01:48

Go for it, Florence is a v pretty name. Anyone who knows you won't think you named them after Tescos (unless you do have some Tesco fetish). People who don't know you, well, who cares?

mabel1973 Wed 16-Jul-08 11:02:28

i used to go out with a guy call Richard William Pene. SERIOUSLY!
What were his parents thinking...with a surname like that, you would surely steer away from any willy related names????!!

MrsJohnCusack Wed 16-Jul-08 11:02:40

I'd go ahead and do it. FLorence is a great name. who cares about sodding Tesco

Flier Wed 16-Jul-08 11:04:05

well, as DD will be youngest you would say her name last, surely, so they wouldn't be known as Florence and Fred, but Fred and Florence, not as bad.

Pinkmist Wed 16-Jul-08 11:06:58

lol, my ds2 is called Lewis, thats fine isn't it? Well his middle name is John.....

Now reverse it blush

why couldn't fil be called something else!

cupsoftea Wed 16-Jul-08 11:09:29

would never think of tesco clothes with names f&f

moopymoo Wed 16-Jul-08 11:09:30

lol at dick willy pene. thats cruel

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