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why unusual names??

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ajs86 Thu 23-Oct-08 11:07:33

Not being funny here mums but dont you realise your kids have to grow up with these names and endure the playground!!! also what if your child becomes a judge or something? who on earth is going to take them seriously?? i mean really "all rise for the honorable Apple Blaise"
it seems to me that since all these celebrities started giving their kids daft names everybody has jumped on the band wagon!
i know at the end of the day it is up to you what you call your child, but i think that you do have to think about their names and what its going to be like for them years down the line.
i had a girl in my year at school called pepper marie rosemary sherrie and she got teased somthing chronic! ( her sisters where called Atlantic and Oceana these are twins, Savannah Raye, Sienna Skye and their younger brother Bobby Blue) i know its different and they'll stand out but i think sometimes for the wrong reason!!

Dragonbutter Thu 23-Oct-08 11:09:51

meh

pinkblossom Thu 23-Oct-08 11:14:12

Who cares.

2point4kids Thu 23-Oct-08 11:17:25

I was one of about 20 girls with the same name in my year at school. I hated it.

hatrick Thu 23-Oct-08 11:20:40

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milliemayhem Thu 23-Oct-08 16:39:58

Because all the mums are trying to out do each other with their kooky named kids with the long hair and fat face clothing (not saying its bad, i can hold my hands up to one of those offences!)
And we're not happy any more to 'just be normal'. These kids are being brought into a very competitive world and unfortunately the children are all part of the deal.

annasmami Thu 23-Oct-08 16:55:18

Much better to have a unique name than be one of 10 children in the same year...

UmMwahahahaaaaa Thu 23-Oct-08 17:14:42

Well, I named my kids unique names so that they can be instantly recognisable on X Factor...

No, seriously, I liked the names. They happened to be Very Unusual although I am quite happy for there to be another Aphra (not sure why this isn't used more) or Skyler (quite popular in USA) in their class at school.I know at least two adults with VERY unusual names who LOVE their names (and have given their children unusual names too). Tbh where we live in Hackney, kids have a variety of names from different sources and all around the world. Kids don't get teased for names here (they get stabbed for phones).

Why do people care so much anyway? I personally don't like old man names - Alfie, Wilfred etc, but I know children with these type of names and it's not a problem smile

hatrick Thu 23-Oct-08 17:20:12

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UmMwahahahaaaaa Thu 23-Oct-08 17:27:59

Really shock - are you sure it's two daughters and not just me (girl called Aphra, boy called Sky)? Cos I posted a while ago asking if any Mumsnetters knew of boys called Sky and the consensus was 'it's a girl's name!'. Oops. Poor boy. He will be a big brute with a girls name grin

But that's amazing - do they live in UK? See, we knew Aphra and Skyler went well together... grin

motherinferior Thu 23-Oct-08 17:30:12

Funny Furrin Names are normal round here in the Inferiority Complex. I've got one. DP's got one. Actually we've got two each.

I don't hold with names other people can spell easily, me.

hatrick Thu 23-Oct-08 17:31:16

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UmMwahahahaaaaa Thu 23-Oct-08 17:44:19

Aw I was convinced that either Angelina Jolie or Geri Halliwell would name their daughter (due around same time) Aphra! Gyles Brandreth's daughter is caled Aphra too. It's after Aphra Behn.
Cool. Sleb endorsement grin

UmMwahahahaaaaa Thu 23-Oct-08 18:07:30

Found her, hatrick! It's Skylar and Afton. V similar I agree. My kids probably eat a hell of a lot more crap than hers wink

Yorky Thu 23-Oct-08 18:15:22

I like unusual names, although my DS is named after my grandad so very traditional. A girl at his music class is Summer Rose, how pretty is that

hatrick Thu 23-Oct-08 18:16:50

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Cauldronfrau Thu 23-Oct-08 18:20:43

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MadBadandWieldingAnAxe Thu 23-Oct-08 22:43:18

Maybe that's the point. Now that we all aim for unusual, distinctive names (guilty as charged, M'Lud), perhaps the truly original thing is to name your child Paul or Susan.

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