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Have I bought the most ridiculous baby names book ever ??!

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Tillyscoutsmum Sat 01-Aug-09 21:22:52

Entrants for boy's names include:-

Bingo

Bloo

Boleslaw

Cack

Conk

Honestly, on every page there are about 2 names out of 20 that aren't totally insane. I'm not sure I dare venture any further ......

iwouldgoouttonight Sat 01-Aug-09 21:27:34

LOL!

In my baby name book is Cnut. I'm sure it must be a proper old fashioned name, but seriously, who would use it??

dizzydixies Sat 01-Aug-09 21:32:51

I had an American one once and it had Celery in it as a genuine option hmmgrin

Cool baby names or something, serves me right for buying one with such a title!

LynetteScavo Sat 01-Aug-09 21:35:54

Which book is it!

And thank heavens you bought a book instead of asking us!

Oh, and Cack isn't in the Oxford dictionary of fist names - therefore it isn't a name! grin

LynetteScavo Sat 01-Aug-09 21:37:21

Clitus, howver is a "real" name.

Tidey Sat 01-Aug-09 21:38:36

Fist names <snort> Sorry LynetteScavo.

Are you sure it's not a comedy name book, taking the piss out of the outlandish names people use nowadays?

And I think Cnut is a variant of Canute and Knut, as in King.

Tillyscoutsmum Sat 01-Aug-09 21:38:43

Its the 40,001 Best Baby Names Book (apparently The Very Best Baby Naming Book Ever).

Just goes to show that sometimes, less is more grin

I think we might go with Boleslaw - Bo for short wink

Tommy Sat 01-Aug-09 21:41:13

Boleslaw is making me LOL grin

I always found that whichever baby name book you looked at, there were always more names that you wanted to out a cross through than a tick by hmm

Tillyscoutsmum Sat 01-Aug-09 21:43:35

Page 236 offers us Spunk, Spanky and Spurgeon

Tidey Sat 01-Aug-09 21:45:20

Isn't Bloo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends?

I'm wondering about Boleslaw too. Someone thought of Coleslaw, but decided it was classier with a B? Some kind of truncated version of Boyle's Law?

pasturesnew Sat 01-Aug-09 21:46:00

This is fab, was wondering what to call the new baby, now happy with Bingo Bloo, suitable for a boy or a girl, too!

Tillyscoutsmum Sat 01-Aug-09 21:48:51

Boleslaw is apparently Polish and means "in glory"

DiamondHead Sat 01-Aug-09 21:49:40

Mine's has Kuntala for your cherished newborn baby girl.
Whatever your culture is - not one for an English speaking playground.

dizzydixies Sat 01-Aug-09 21:49:50

Spanky is fantastic smile

there was a lady who actually named her child Bingo on a names board on <<whispers>> another forum

Tillyscoutsmum Sat 01-Aug-09 21:58:31

LOL at Kuntala

I'm amazed my mother didn't consider Bingo for me - named after her second home smile

It's definitely a boy but Dijonaise might have been a contender for a girl. Apparently, its a combination of Dijon and Mayonnaise (like that makes it ok shock)

CarmenSanDiego Sat 01-Aug-09 22:07:32

Oh! I had one with Anal in it. Pronounced Ah-nahl

Giggling here at Boleslaw

Tommy Sat 01-Aug-09 23:52:40

so I guess Boleslaw is pronounced Bol-es-lav - which makes it more plausible I guess (if I were Polish)

you could have Boleslaw and Dijonaise and have a salad bar grin

edam Sat 01-Aug-09 23:58:49

Cnut - now there's a name you don't see very often these days... poor sod would be bound to develop dyslexia to the amusement of all his friends.

Funny how when I was at school, books were clear that his name was Canute. Are historians these days just more honest/less uptight? Or do they have filthy minds?

totalmisfit Sun 02-Aug-09 13:02:11

i had that book when we were expecting dd. half the names weren't names by any stretch of the imagination. did give me a laugh though. i lent it to a friend when she was pg and now i'm expecting dc2 i have a much more boring and short baby names book to work from!

ninedragons Sun 02-Aug-09 13:15:22

Spanky Cnut would probably end up having a really mundane porn star name. David Williams or something.

wuglet Sun 02-Aug-09 13:17:11

IIRC that book also has the name "Schmoopy" (for a girl of course)

Celery Sun 02-Aug-09 13:32:59

And what's wrong with the name Celery? huh? huh?

dizzydixies Sun 02-Aug-09 15:01:22

blush sorry Celery, my bad grin

pixiestix Sun 02-Aug-09 15:45:20

pmsl at this thread! Spanky Cnut grin

pedalmonster Sun 02-Aug-09 18:09:15

this is hilarious, I have been laughing out loud. just popping over to amazon to order this book...

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