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RumourOfAHurricane Fri 17-Jul-09 10:35:32

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Prosecco Fri 17-Jul-09 10:37:20

Possibly not, but she does know which ones are hige no-nos grin

Prosecco Fri 17-Jul-09 10:37:46

Huge- I really must check before posting

dizzydixies Fri 17-Jul-09 10:43:25

yes, the ladies helped me find DD3's name smile

lockets Fri 17-Jul-09 17:17:50

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hulabula Fri 17-Jul-09 18:06:00

I think many mumsnetters use this forum to check a name's popularity. If a name is loved by everyone it usually means that it ends up within the top 10-20 very soon.

So, those of us who want to avoid very 'popular' names can get a good feel for which names are less loved and therefore less likely to be very common.

On the other hand, this forum is also useful to help spot some silly abreviations or other pitfalls that someone might not have been aware of.

MaggieBeBold Fri 17-Jul-09 18:14:56

WEll me too kind of. My dd's name was her father's suggestion, and my initial reaction was 'nah' Posted it on a forum and it was very well received. WHich didn't change my mind instantly, but 9 months later it had become the compromise name...

MaggieBeBold Fri 17-Jul-09 18:15:54

There was a cassius in the Times yesterday. Brother of an Evie and an Esme. I thought mumsnetter gotta be

lockets Fri 17-Jul-09 18:33:00

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dizzydixies Fri 17-Jul-09 21:08:09

sighs over little Cassius <<future son in law grin>>

nevergoogledragonbutter Fri 17-Jul-09 21:11:15

Yes, there was a mumsnetter looking for boys nature names. I suggested Sol and she used it.

i should have got some sort of prize from HQ though, because it's fairly rare that sort of thing happens.

dizzydixies Fri 17-Jul-09 21:15:59

dragonbutter I like to convince myself I have helped many MNers with my inanedrivel suggestions grin

infact one of my antenatal group ladies used one of my suggestions smile

mrswoolf Fri 17-Jul-09 21:23:50

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dizzydixies Sat 18-Jul-09 09:53:55

lol mrswoolf - I did the same and everyone hated my ideas for DD3 - she still got it though grin

MaggieBeBold Sat 18-Jul-09 14:03:15

I suggested Romilly to an American poster on and she used it. Her first dd was Quincy and she wanted something a little unconventional to go wiht that.

nevergoogledragonbutter Sun 19-Jul-09 10:01:15

Good suggestion. They go well together.

PuppyMonkey Sun 19-Jul-09 10:07:38

PMSL at Quincy. grin

MaggieBeBold Sun 19-Jul-09 12:03:21

Yeah I thought hmm at first, but in some American circles (educated ones I think) it's quite posh in that preppy way. there's a Boston Tea party or mayflower connection... can't remember.

Names like Daisy, Clara and Annabel were slated as being cruel because they were cows names! Edward and Hugo were poncey and bulliable, while Delaney, Kennedy and Quincy, Jaden and Kody were met with ooooooohs and ahs!... I left that board and found this one. But different strokes etc..

PuppyMonkey Sun 19-Jul-09 14:40:59

Just makes me think of the tv prog. Bit like calling your baby Columbo or Magnum. grin

nevergoogledragonbutter Sun 19-Jul-09 18:35:31

i love the name columbus!

I'll get my coat. grin

MaggieBeBold Sun 19-Jul-09 21:17:26

I like that! I prefer Columba though... Very Scottish innit?

nevergoogledragonbutter Mon 20-Jul-09 17:16:30

DS1 is calum. wasn't brave enough to go for the full columbus. it's probably best. i just use it as a nickname for him instead, usually said in a teasing way.

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