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bumpsoon Wed 29-Apr-09 17:19:21

yes i know its a bird !!!!

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sophieandbelly Wed 29-Apr-09 19:37:28

girls name

Mize Wed 29-Apr-09 19:39:42


Kwini Wed 29-Apr-09 19:40:01

Didn't mean to be snide, Littlfish - but seeker often seems to express the same opinion, whether or not it has been solicited, and in a manner which I find unpleasant and unnecessary. No one posts these threads seeking permission to use a name, and we don't owe it to someone on an internet forum not to choose a name that he/she disapproves of!

FWIW, I like Wren.

SoupDragon Wed 29-Apr-09 19:41:48

I'm with Seeker.

Actually, I wouldn't use it as a name at all, although it is DD's nickname.

SoupDragon Wed 29-Apr-09 19:42:55

FFS, there was nothing unpleasant about how Seeker expressed her opinion.

Greensleeves Wed 29-Apr-09 19:44:39

I disagree Soupy [huzzah!!!) grin

I can see Kwini's point - it is a bit annoying when somebody posts "PLEASE don't call your child xxx/wean your child at xxx weeks/let your child eat rollmops etc. It's not an appropriate response.

but I'm sure seeker didn't mean to be condescending

DontCallMeBaby Wed 29-Apr-09 19:46:38

Girls' name. I know two!

Greensleeves Wed 29-Apr-09 19:47:24

Actually now I come to think of it I do know a female Wren, short for Kerenza but she's always called Wren

differentID Wed 29-Apr-09 19:47:51

girl- even if only for the connection to the Naval term WREN.

SoupDragon Wed 29-Apr-09 19:48:16

I disagree Greeny [relief] wink. It would have been unpleasant had she said "If you call your boy Wren you may as well start bullying him now and save time"

Greensleeves Wed 29-Apr-09 19:49:15

Ah, I agree [gulp] it wasn't unpleasant, but it was annoying and inappropriate. IMVHO.

SoupDragon Wed 29-Apr-09 19:49:19

I have a female Wren gallumphing around like an elephant upstairs. She's meant to be asleep hmm

SoupDragon Wed 29-Apr-09 19:50:41

I think it's rude to say a blunt "don't do X" but the please makes it more of a plea.

Greensleeves Wed 29-Apr-09 19:51:19

I think the please is inappropriately emotional and a bit weird, and pushy grin

Kwini Wed 29-Apr-09 19:54:40

That's exactly it, Greensleeves - you summed up my feelings entirely grin

apostrophe Wed 29-Apr-09 20:07:10

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Boulders Wed 29-Apr-09 20:10:09

It's a surname.

BeckhamSpice Wed 29-Apr-09 20:12:53

Useless Fact: L'wren Scott changed her name for posh points.
Don't think Luann has the same ring to it.

seeker Wed 29-Apr-09 20:19:54

Do I have to pay for all this stylistic and character analysis or is it free? smile

Greensleeves Wed 29-Apr-09 20:20:40

floral tributes to be left at the door please seekergrin

SoupDragon Wed 29-Apr-09 21:13:15

There's nothing hmm about it if you've had experience of a stupid an unusual name.


Kwini Wed 29-Apr-09 21:27:57

I have a very unusual name - one which you may well consider "stupid", SoupDragon - and love I don't think one can legislate for these things, really.

seeker Wed 29-Apr-09 21:31:21

Well, you're very lucky, Kwini - a lot of other people do not share your experience. And I feel it is unfair to give a child a name which may be a burden - or even which may make their life a bit more difficult that it needs to be. There are so many factors in your child's life you can't do anything about. You CAN decide not to send a boy to secondary school called Wren!

Kwini Wed 29-Apr-09 21:37:56

Yup - let's call everyone Sue and Bob. And if someone suggests something slightly different, let's desperately plead with them to choose something more sensible, because we're the only ones with their child's best interest at heart...

Sigh. I think we've been here before.

nkf Wed 29-Apr-09 21:38:20

It's the name of a bird.

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