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ORFlip Mon 22-Sep-08 20:38:08

We are looking for an uncommon or unusual baby boy name. We really like the name Ripley.

ScummyMummy Mon 22-Sep-08 20:39:06

as in the talented mr?

MrsMattie Mon 22-Sep-08 20:43:05

Honest opinion - horrid.

Dragonbutter Mon 22-Sep-08 20:43:26

what does it mean?

ScummyMummy Mon 22-Sep-08 20:50:29

or as in sigourney weaver in alien?

psychopath v woman with killer alien inside her

Sorry but definite no!

minkersmum Mon 22-Sep-08 20:52:22

I lke it. Know a litttle boy from our toddler called ripley. it was also my friend from schools surname.

No actually kid i know is Riley blush... but both nice!!

Unusual if thats wot you're after.

mamazee Mon 22-Sep-08 20:54:27

honestly ? don't like it...will prob be shortened to rip.
how unusual do you mean ?

saggyhairyarse Mon 22-Sep-08 20:54:47

What about:


janeite Mon 22-Sep-08 20:55:19

Don't like it, sorry.

Megglevache Mon 22-Sep-08 20:58:09

I think it's a girls name.

Riley is the closest one.

CuppaTeaJanice Mon 22-Sep-08 21:00:46

Hasn't Ripley's Believe it or Not just opened in London? With all sorts of oddities, shrunken heads, Victorian circus freaks etc.

I wouldn't use it if he's at all...erm....unusual looking smile

nooka Mon 22-Sep-08 21:14:25

I'd think about Ripley's believe it or not too. I would assume it was a surname. Do you have any other ideas?

ORFlip Mon 22-Sep-08 21:52:16

Two other names we are considering are Hugo and Oden.

The meaning of ripley that we are drawn to is "the meadow beside a river", which is our favorite spot on our property. It has also had the meaning of "serene". Lastly, we are surfers,and Rip is a surfing term. So Ripleys believe it or not, Alien, then talented Mr Ripley are not associations we like, but people seem to understandably make. Thoughts?

mamazee Mon 22-Sep-08 22:04:00

i like oden.

HonoriaGlossop Mon 22-Sep-08 22:05:21

I think it depends on you - round here, a Ripley would belong to the chavvy family and would have a shaved head at pre-school age. However a little surfer boy all dressed in mini boden could probably make the name his own.

mamazee Mon 22-Sep-08 22:09:50

blimey... swinging from stereotype to stereotype grin

Thomcat Mon 22-Sep-08 22:10:48

Not keen tbh, sozza.

nooka Mon 22-Sep-08 22:11:31

Prefer Odin to Oden. But of the three I like Hugo best, even though the only Hugo I knew was a bit of a Hooray Henry. I like unusual names, I just prefer names that are immediately identifiable as a first name.

mamazee Mon 22-Sep-08 22:13:15

thats why i don't like hugo...smacks of posh boy.
like odin too.

PuppyMonkey Mon 22-Sep-08 22:13:16

Ripley is a place near where I live. You would not want to be named after it....

fortyplus Mon 22-Sep-08 22:20:28

Ripley is ghastly imo. I love Hugo but decided to give it a miss for my two sons as we don't have a country estate and can't afford to send them to Eton. grin

Relative just called her new baby Oscar - is that any good?

fortyplus Mon 22-Sep-08 22:21:35

Someone I know gave their son the middle name Flipper. Seriously...

SlartyBartFast Mon 22-Sep-08 22:28:46

how about hugh?

mamazee Mon 22-Sep-08 22:34:35

otto ?

MrsCurly Mon 22-Sep-08 22:39:10

We know a Ripley. He is the violent one at nursery. But his parents are very cool and he'll grow out of hitting.

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