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Virgil for a name?

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grouchyoscar Tue 09-Sep-08 13:58:57

I like it, It has a Thunderbirds link, a Steve McQueen link andof course the great Mr Grissom

But would it work?

Fimbo Tue 09-Sep-08 13:59:55


MaryAnnSingleton Tue 09-Sep-08 14:00:10

Virgil Tracy was my first crush, followed by Robin from Batman

poppy34 Tue 09-Sep-08 14:00:30

it would work in the sense of ensuring he had the piss ripped at that'd be a no too

hanaflower Tue 09-Sep-08 14:01:51

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Mutt Tue 09-Sep-08 14:02:13

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LilRedWG Tue 09-Sep-08 14:03:15

If you want him to be called, "Virgil-the-virgon" for a large proportion of his school years, then go for it!

LilRedWG Tue 09-Sep-08 14:03:33


Lauriefairycake Tue 09-Sep-08 14:04:36

it's really not good


MadamAnt Tue 09-Sep-08 14:05:03

I really really like it. In fact it was on my list of boys' names. It's a shame everyone focusses on the "bullying potential" angle.

If everyone just gave their children the names they liked best, the kids wouldn't be brainwashed into thinking that some names are acceptable, and some "deserve" bullying.

ajm200 Tue 09-Sep-08 14:05:07

Children are cruel especially teens so I could imagine him being teased about his name at school. Lilred has a point

AvenaLife Tue 09-Sep-08 14:05:43

I wouldn't. The poor thing would go through years of bullying at school and may never forgive you.

StellaDallas Tue 09-Sep-08 14:06:35

I only know the name in the context of the great Latin poet, but even so I would say, possible not.
He will be nicknamed Virgin you know.

Megglevache Tue 09-Sep-08 14:06:59


MadamAnt Tue 09-Sep-08 14:07:31

Hairy Mary

Jane the pain

Molly the Wally

Lilly sucks willies

Matt the twat

Jack the jerk

Hmmm...are there any names that can't be made "teasable"?

Olihan Tue 09-Sep-08 14:08:19


belgo Tue 09-Sep-08 14:08:51

of course all names have the potential for bullying, but unfortunately Virgil the virgin doesn't even require any imagination.

Olihan Tue 09-Sep-08 14:09:15

It sounds like fanjo wash - Vagisil, is it? Don't do it to the poor child.

LilRedWG Tue 09-Sep-08 14:11:30

All names have the potential for bullying, but IMHO Virgil demands it!

MamaG Tue 09-Sep-08 14:11:42

MadamAnt yes, kids will pick up on anything if they want to bully another child but some names make a child too much of a target imo

Virgil being a prime example

(rofl at fanjo wash)

Megglevache Tue 09-Sep-08 14:12:28

Oye mamag how is pumpkin patch?

MamaG Tue 09-Sep-08 14:13:57

Meggle are you mixing me up with someone else?

MadamAnt Tue 09-Sep-08 14:15:29

Wow - quite sad that some posters apparently think it's acceptable for a child to be bullied for their name.

I'm so glad my DD goes to a school with children who have fabulously poncey names. If I ever heard her teasing any of them, she's get a stern talking to. Hope the rest of you would do the same.

Megglevache Tue 09-Sep-08 14:16:08

No that little pumpkin you are keeping warm- doh!

MamaG Tue 09-Sep-08 14:16:41

of course we would MadamAnt, don't be silly - none of us are condoning bullying in any way, we are just saying that if you can avoid making your child a target for bullies, then you probably should!

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