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*HELP* Struggling to find unusual names to go with the surname *Mann*

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louisejohnson87 Sat 06-Sep-08 10:33:47

I'm having a really hard time trying to find names because of my fiance's surname Mann! We like unusual names but they just sound stupid with his surname! His ideas have Maverick, for a boy and Missy for a girl! The more I think of names the more I think that nothing actually goes!! It's going to be bad enough when we marry and I'm going to be Mrs Mann but think of our daughter Miss Missy Mann! He actually really likes this name! I think he's crazy! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Mamazon Sat 06-Sep-08 10:36:14

why not pick the names you like and then give the children your surname as well.

Ms Missy Mann-Smyth doesn't sound quite as bad.

differentID Sat 06-Sep-08 10:36:49

As him if he would like that name as his own? Trust me, my first name begins with M and my marital surname begins with M. I often get the mick take n outen of me by people saying "MMM, tasty" at me.

ipanemagirl Sat 06-Sep-08 10:38:32

I think Mann is a great name!

I would want to avoid extreme rhyming personally. But

Emily Mann
Charlotte Mann
Elizabeth Mann

Everything I can think of sounds fine.

I would avoid Ms maybe
Millicent Mann (not good)
Miranda Mann etc

Ms not good somehow, but it's sounds like a great solid British name to me.

twentypence Sat 06-Sep-08 10:42:10

I was taught by a Dougie Mann. He was lovely.

MmeLindt Sat 06-Sep-08 10:44:59


I would avoid anything that starts with M

Maverick and Missy are just cruel, sorry

Turniphead1 Sat 06-Sep-08 10:55:41


Sorry, I guess you have probably heard that before...


JoolsToo Sat 06-Sep-08 11:06:03

do you think your child would want an unusual name or do you think it would prefer to fit in with its mates? hmm

(unless they're all called Wyatt Earp or summat)

jellybeans Sat 06-Sep-08 11:10:48

Not keen on Maverick. Missy would be 'OK' if you made it Missy-Leigh or Missy-something else. (Was thinking Missy-Ann but realised Mann was surname!!)

I like


NL3 Sat 06-Sep-08 11:15:20

Ima or Imnota, sorry couldn't resist

chandellina Sat 06-Sep-08 11:17:40

we have a M surname and named our DS Maxwell (Max). We like the M M thing. I have a friend whose daughter is McKenna Mae McXxxx. I think it's lovely.

DRAGON30 Sat 06-Sep-08 12:45:51

Whats so bad about it? I refused to use my husband's name because it's so bad! Trust me, - your's is fine!
Avoid the 'M' rhyming thing, though.
I don't think it's kind to saddle kids with 'witty' names. I met a Bea Fair recently, NOT good!

MatNanPlus Sat 06-Sep-08 12:57:49

While unique these aren't too out there!!

i like :

Azlynn [g]

Graeden [b]

Kieryn [b]

Phinnaeus [b]

Thadra [g]

But alot of names will work with a middle name.

Clary Sat 06-Sep-08 12:59:53

Mann is a fine name.

But I would persoanlly avoid alliteration - in general actually (eg Bertie Burton, Sandra Sampson).

But yes, loads of thinsg go with Mann.
Maybe a longer first name would be good - Alexander Mann; Isabella Mann; Harriet Mann etc.

DonDons Sat 06-Sep-08 13:01:07

what about Isla?


kidsx4 Sat 06-Sep-08 18:10:10


controlfreakinfreaky Sat 06-Sep-08 18:13:56

mann oh mann?

frazzledoldbag34 Sat 06-Sep-08 18:15:33

I was thinking a longer name would go, but I do also know of an Anna Mann which sounds fine.

I'd avoid 'm' names unless you really want them.

all sound fine with Mann

as do lots of boys names eg

I'd stay away from Maverick - sounds silly.
Also Missy would be fine for a nickname but not for her real name!!!!
You could always go for Melissa and call her Missy for short? or Matilda ? (if you want an M name)

Waffling now, sorry [bfp yesterday, head in spin!]

QOD Sat 06-Sep-08 18:16:57

I think you should just go for it.....


nooka Sat 06-Sep-08 18:17:33

Remember unusual doesn't have to be outlandish. There are plenty of less used names that are more interesting than the norm, but won't provoke sniggers. I don't usually like aliteration, but one of my favourite directors is Michael Mann, and I think that sounds fine. Generally I think with a short surname (I have one too) a longer forename works better. So although I think Missy and Maverick are frankly silly, Maverick Mann has much better rhythm than Missy Mann.

MrsMattie Sat 06-Sep-08 18:21:10

Mann isn't too bad a surname and goes with lots of things.

Maverick and Missy are hamster's names, though...

Ledodgy Sat 06-Sep-08 18:24:14

Isla (sorry couldn't resist)

notsoteenagemum Sat 06-Sep-08 18:40:49

Manfred? sorry

Fimbo Sat 06-Sep-08 18:43:12

If he is keen on an M name how about Marlowe although it doesn't flow particularly well with Mann.

Hester Mann

Giles Mann

Rex Mann

Libby Mann

Christie Mann

notsoteenagemum Sat 06-Sep-08 18:43:13

Just realised you wanted unusual names sorry. That said in the dc's schools these are becoming quite rare.

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