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What do you think of Alice?

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pinkmakesboyswink Mon 17-Aug-09 11:45:54

Help! Calling all Alice's! My 3 month old daughter is called Alice. Didn't think for one moment that anyone would sing that awful Chubby Brown song to her but this weekend we have had 2 separate incidents where people found it funny to sing it. Am seriously thinking of changing her name as feel I have given my lovely innocent girl a name that will be ridiculed!
Is this just a one off or do Alice's get that damn song sang to them a lot?

VanillaIce Mon 17-Aug-09 11:50:16

I love it! It's one of the prettiest names I can think of and would definitely be on my list if my friend hadn't already nabbed it!

I've never heard of the song or of Alices being teased about their name - ignore them and be happy with your choice, it's beautiful. smile

FlouryBap Mon 17-Aug-09 12:01:59

its gorgeous! i have never even heard of that song (but then I am not called alice)

suwoo Mon 17-Aug-09 12:05:38

I'm sorry, I was just about to 'sing' those lyrics to you blush

It is a beautiful name but it will always make me think of that awful song.

belgo Mon 17-Aug-09 12:06:08

Lovely name. Don't change it. Those people will soon get bored of singing it.

mrsflowerpot Mon 17-Aug-09 12:08:27

Yes but what you have to remember is that people are often nobs who think they're hilarious... Wouldn't matter what name it was.

I've got an Alice and she's had that sung to her maybe twice in 4 years. It's a lovely name <biased> - she's the only one at school but it's not so unusual/old fashioned as to be odd.

gagamama Mon 17-Aug-09 12:11:06

Beautiful name, but I hate that song with an absolute passion. People who feel the need to sing it to her will be a) of a certain age and b) lacking in class and/or taste. Just deflect their idiocy with some kind of Wonderland or Through the Looking Glass quip.

MrsBarbaraKingstanding Mon 17-Aug-09 12:11:34

It's lovely.

You/she may very occasionally get the 'who the fuck is Alice' song, from an unthinking twunt, but that should not put yu off the name.

It's a beautiful, classic, simple, elegant, pretty but strong name. Stick with it.

Vikelm Mon 17-Aug-09 12:15:08

Alice is on my list - I think it's lovely.

That song will disappear into obscurity long before your Alice be old enough to understand it

jui Mon 17-Aug-09 13:49:57

My DD is an Alice and is now 10 years old. I am so glad I chose the name as it really is a beautiful, feminine name without being too sickly. I have never heard anyone or know of anyone ever singing that song to her, I don't think she even knows the song herself!
Most people only associate the name Alice with the Lewis Carroll novel. One of the reasons we chose the name was because of the book, Alice is the first leading heroine who doesn't need anyone to rescue her as she rescues herself! Stick with the name and ignore the stupid song!

screamingabdab Mon 17-Aug-09 14:51:57

I have no idea what song you are talking about and don't know anyone who likes Roy Chubby Brown.

So, I imagine the people you are talking about do not have the best taste wink [snob emoticon]

lazylion Mon 17-Aug-09 15:43:38

Alice is a lovely name, I have never heard the song either.

MaggieBeauLeo Mon 17-Aug-09 15:53:24

Who is Sylvia, who is she?
Waltzing Matilda
Oh Susannah

You're nobody without a song!

pinkmakesboyswink Mon 17-Aug-09 15:54:36

Thank you all - feel much better now that I know it's not going to be a regular thing & just unfortunate to meet two idiots in the same weekend!
After a moment of weakness I'm def going to stick with it!

Fayrazzled Mon 17-Aug-09 15:56:42

I have an Alice and think it is a beautiful girls' name. No-one has sung that song at her yet. TBH, if they did, I'd think it'd say a lot about them- vulgar idiots. Don't let it oput you off.

MrsBarbaraKingstanding Mon 17-Aug-09 16:01:03

The song I think of with Alice, is:

They're changing the guard at Buckingham palace....Christopher Robin went down with Alice...Alice is marrying one of the guards..the life of a soldier muct be terribly hard....says Alice.

Me and DS's sing thatsmile

Mamulik Mon 17-Aug-09 17:16:42

my DD1 name is Alice, she is 12 ! lovely name!

StealthBearWipesBumOnDailyMail Mon 17-Aug-09 17:20:02

I love Alice, in fact it's the choice for soon to be DC2 - assuming it's a girl!

BikeRunSki Tue 18-Aug-09 11:41:27

I am a grown up 30something Alice.

I very occassionally get THAT song sung to me.
Also the "Changing guards" poem.
And "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" and "Alice's Restaurant".

We are a very inspirational lot us Alices!

Not really a problem, although can be tedious if something happens to make one popular for a while.

More of a problem is that in combo with my surname, I have the same name as a notorious male rock singer. Everyone thinks that they are the first person to point this out!

StealthBearWipesBumOnDailyMail Tue 18-Aug-09 12:19:53

well at least school's out for summer
...sorry, trying to be funny, and failing

Rachiesparrow Wed 19-Aug-09 10:44:59

Alice is a lovely name. don't change it because of some thoughtless f-wits.

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