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my other half has truly horrible taste in names.

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monkeyfeathers Mon 16-Feb-09 22:52:52

For boys he likes: Ace, Slevin and Art.

I laughed until I realised that he was serious. It can't just be me that thinks this sounds like a joke list. Is it?

Also, he seems to think that my suggestion of Orla for a girl is laughable.

CoteDAzur Mon 16-Feb-09 22:54:23

Marry him. You are made for each other smile

willowthewispa Mon 16-Feb-09 22:57:33

Sounds like a joke list to me too!

Maybe you could compromise with Arthur, nn Art? Orla is a perfectly nice name.

sweetkitty Mon 16-Feb-09 22:58:46

DH and I have complete oppposite taste in names

I am truly surprised we came up with3 we both liked.

hereidrawtheline Mon 16-Feb-09 22:59:41

Ace, Slevin, Art

What is Slevin??? Isnt that a fungi or something?? The other two are just laughable either way.

Tidey Mon 16-Feb-09 23:02:55

DP's two favourite names for DS were Zebedee and Ozric.

We didn't use either.

Clary Mon 16-Feb-09 23:03:50

Art is I guess short for Arthur which is a fine name.

Ace is a bit unusual...Slevin? eh?

What do you like? Orla is a bit unusual as well, but at least recognisable as a name...

Yeah, DH and I really struggled to agree on a girl's name for DS1 (luckily didn't need it obv)

Clary Mon 16-Feb-09 23:04:29

quite like Ozric actually tidey

<luckily not pg>

PeachyHasABrokenKeyboardSorry Mon 16-Feb-09 23:04:39

dh wanted anakin

i mean Anakin Peach

why ot giftwrap him for the bullies and be donewith it!

tigerdriver Mon 16-Feb-09 23:06:33


Art, Art Garfunkel?

Ace, gotta be teased in the playground for that one?

monkeyfeathers Mon 16-Feb-09 23:07:39

I knew it couldn't just be me. Now he's sulking because no one said that they were wonderful names, although he might be starting to admit that Slevin is a silly name.

Tbh, I don't think I could live with Art even as a nickname. Also, the surname is going to be Ash, so the poor kid would be lumbered with Art Ash or Ace Ash as a name. hmm

PeachyHasABrokenKeyboardSorry Mon 16-Feb-09 23:10:02


shall I beg?

having an unusualsurname mysel;f(yoursis nothing in comparison) I am preparedto beg

artash / aceash quitescary

slevin isa name for aslug, not a baby

cece Mon 16-Feb-09 23:12:25

My dh likes Anakin too grin sometimes I despair!

monkeyfeathers Mon 16-Feb-09 23:14:51

Apparently Art is after some famous jazz player. I'm still not willing to live with it though. I told him that if we ever get a dog he can call it Ace.

I can't believe some of the names other people's other halves have come up with. Anakin Peach may perhaps be the worst. What was he thinking.

PeachyHasABrokenKeyboardSorry Mon 16-Feb-09 23:15:40

he wanted maximus for ds2 as well

thank goodness I was hmm as we moved and live inside a Roman baracks now- poor sod! he got plain Max asa middle name

edam Mon 16-Feb-09 23:16:04

Slevin? Blimey. Is he sober? Does he want his firstborn son to run away from home as soon as he can toddle, and never return Daddy's calls? grin

PeachyHasABrokenKeyboardSorry Mon 16-Feb-09 23:16:54

mf peach is actually oursurname LOL! kinda limiting,shallwesay!

pretty on a girl- so we have 4 boys.

edam Mon 16-Feb-09 23:18:34

Ace-hole (sorry, just reminded me of Red Dwarf). Ace Ventura. It is NOT good.

Art is short for Arthur so could work depending where you live and what sort of school the offspring will attend. (On the other hand, all those jokes about enjoying art lessons will get very tiresome.)

edam Mon 16-Feb-09 23:20:02

Is one of them called James, Peachy?

(OK, I know it must be the millionth time someone's said that, but couldn't stop myself!)

Stitchwort Mon 16-Feb-09 23:22:15

My husband suggested Gimli for a boy!

monkeyfeathers Mon 16-Feb-09 23:22:39

Peachy: wow, Peach is a pretty unusual surname. I can see that it would be more difficult with boys than girls.

edam: unfortunately he is completely sober. It's scary.
Luckily he's completely convinced that the baby is going to be a girl anyway. He hasn't come up with any girls names yet though. I dread to think what's coming.

My DS (from a previous relationship) is called Aidan, so I think Orla would go well. I have a feeling it's going to be far, far better than anything the other half suggests.

PeachyHasABrokenKeyboardSorry Mon 16-Feb-09 23:22:58

Now when I say that people dont get it LOL

edam i thought red dwarf too LOL
ace....... smoke me a kipper,i'll be back for breakfast

there'll always be someone who doesnt like your names: DS's hed asked me 'did oyu deliberately choose an S theme or did it just happen?'

The only one in her school at the time, ds3, is called Harold.


PeachyHasABrokenKeyboardSorry Mon 16-Feb-09 23:24:18


summer Peach,amber peach,scarlett peach, rosie peach...

girlspretty bad too LOL,and they all sound like Wilkinsons air fresheners grin

Tclanger Mon 16-Feb-09 23:35:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

keepingitRia Mon 16-Feb-09 23:43:45

TBH I was thinking Ace as in Dr Who, and didn't get the Red Dwarf thing.

and I have to confess to wanting to call DS2 Estell for a short while... but not Gimli

Orla is nice though.

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