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Naming babies after place names

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My DD, aged 6, is called Marbella. Do you think it's chav to name DC after places?

If not, what place names do you like as names for DC?

EachPeachPearMum Thu 18-Jun-09 22:40:23

Chelmsford.
and Twycross.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Thu 18-Jun-09 22:40:35

I think India's nice.

EachPeachPearMum Thu 18-Jun-09 22:40:47

Why would it be the c word?

EachPeachPearMum Thu 18-Jun-09 22:41:25

As long as you spell them correctly- ie not Chynna.

NumptyMum Thu 18-Jun-09 22:43:39

You get a few Scottish ones - Iona, Leith, Arran, Isla (although the island's Islay). Don't think Glasgow would work though...

GrimmaTheNome Thu 18-Jun-09 22:44:12

The House of Lords is full of people named after places grin

It all depends on the place. And I'm afraid Marbella - though it would make a pretty name if it had no pre-existing use - does set off the chavometer.

I can't think of any good names on my local map - many that would be real stinkers like Grimsargh grin

scottishmummy Thu 18-Jun-09 22:47:04

Les Mahagow
Lewis Ham
armadale
whitburn
Coatbrig
Ferguslie park

LovingtheSilverFox Thu 18-Jun-09 22:53:11

Not sure whether they are chavvy or not, but we were caught in Hurricane Wilma in Mexico when I was 4 weeks pregnant with DD (don't get judgemental about long haul flying whilst pregnant, I didn't know I was at the time!) annnyyyyhow, we flew from an airport in Merida as emergency, and I always thought Merida would be a pretty name for DD. DH didn't so we called her Charlotte. My Dad wanted to call me India, but decided on Gemma instead (India is a little more exotic I think!). His choice of middle name was Maude, so his ideas aren't all fantastic! Luckily my Mum put her foot down! Apologies to any Maude's!

GrimmaTheNome Thu 18-Jun-09 22:55:28

Fox, there is a town called Charlotte somewhere in the US so you accidentally got a place name anyway (though in that case I think the place was named after the person name rather than the other way round)

Chuffinnora Thu 18-Jun-09 22:56:52

Cheltenham and Gloucester are nice. A bit of a ring to it for twins?

hf128219 Thu 18-Jun-09 22:57:15

Well if it was a la Beckham my dd should be called Reykjavik!

scottishmummy Thu 18-Jun-09 22:57:35

gluteus maximus

Chuffinnora Thu 18-Jun-09 22:59:14

Not technically a place name Scottishmummy but I agree it's would be a lovely first and middle name for either a girl or a boy.

missmem Thu 18-Jun-09 23:01:28

You did ask but Marbella is the chavviest name I've ever heard. In fact most are apart from the Scottish ones or Africa, India, Chad are fine if you are African or Indian but not if you're white UK.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 18-Jun-09 23:02:06

I've always wanted to convince some gullible americans to name their daughters Corby and Whitby.

Pingpong Thu 18-Jun-09 23:03:14

hf128219 then my DD would be Edinburgh hmm

scottishmummy Thu 18-Jun-09 23:04:59

lol then mine would be kitchen floor

Lotster Thu 18-Jun-09 23:12:11

I prefer diseases. "Chlamydia" is lovely.

scottishmummy Thu 18-Jun-09 23:14:18

candida

sleepsforwimps Thu 18-Jun-09 23:16:58

We considered calling our dd Rye. Dare I ask, how would it have been received by the world if we had have used it? <braces self>

scottishmummy Thu 18-Jun-09 23:17:31

nice with peckham

YanknCock Thu 18-Jun-09 23:21:05

DH keeps saying our offspring should be called Chingford or Walthamstow.

mrswoolf Thu 18-Jun-09 23:23:42

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mrswoolf Thu 18-Jun-09 23:25:58

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