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Can I have Noah with our surname?

(23 Posts)
twofalls Mon 24-Aug-09 09:19:47

I don't think I can but thought I would run it past the MN jury.

our surname is a trade, like Carpenter (its not Carpenter).

so, could you call a child Noah Carpenter or would he always have to put up some bright spark saying, "well, do you?". Or "I don't know a Carpenter but I do know a plumber".

MrsBarbaraKingstanding Mon 24-Aug-09 09:21:39

I don't tink you can.

Would be most annoying for the child.

littleboyblue Mon 24-Aug-09 09:22:49

No. I wouldn't.

warthog Mon 24-Aug-09 09:22:49

i wouldn't. it'll get stale very quickly.

pasturesnew Mon 24-Aug-09 09:23:27

depends, Noah Smith would be fine I think.

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Mon 24-Aug-09 09:24:00

Hi Twofalls smile

Are you expecting? <excited>

I think Noah will be fine.

There will always be bright sparks who find a way to make a "comedy" name, no matter what your name.

violethill Mon 24-Aug-09 09:24:10

I've been trying out a few in my head...

Noah Baker
Noah Potter

.... erm, no, I think tbh there will always be some bright spark with a 'witty' response.

weegiemum Mon 24-Aug-09 09:27:23

I wouldn't, but I wouldn't use Noah at all, esp after hearing my dd2 when age just 3 in a soft play.

Very very posh sounding mother shouting "Nooooo-aaaaah! Noooooo-aaaaaaah!"

Dd2 turned to me and said "has that boy gotta lotta aminals and a bigga boat?"

I admit we are churchgoers, and therefore the story was familiar to us, but it made me snort tea down my nose (not pleasant - it was hot!)

MrsVik Mon 24-Aug-09 09:29:21

I wouldn't. I didn't really think of the 'know a..' thing - more that Noah built a ship out of wood, so with your surname it sounds a bit funny.

twofalls Mon 24-Aug-09 10:01:22

Hi moveit smile, yes I am, in March so quite early to be thinking about names but you can't help yourself can you?

Mrsvik, our surname isn't actually carpenter but that is quite funny!

lol at your DD weegiemum

the consensus seems to have confirmed my fears. Never mind, plenty more names out there.

MrsVik Mon 24-Aug-09 10:03:27

Argh, sorry, I will learn how to read one of these days!

Good luck finding your perfect name

Tidey Mon 24-Aug-09 10:03:53

Awww, I thought you were going to say your surname was Sark.

SoupDragon Mon 24-Aug-09 10:04:00

I'm on the "no" side too. There's no need to give easy ammunition.

Also, whilst I love the name Noah, I could never use it due to the fact that all 3 SmallDragons had said "Noah!" in a belligerent tone instead of "No"

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Mon 24-Aug-09 19:51:09

Many congratulations Twofalls. What lovely news smile

I often think of you and your friend and his dw.

MaryBS Mon 24-Aug-09 19:53:15

LOL at Noah Sark, you beat me to it!

mellifluouscauliflower Mon 24-Aug-09 20:03:00

I loved the name Noah and we also have a trade surname. It was going to be our baby's first name but at the last minute we swapped to Noah as a middle name.

I did later learn something later about Noah. Apart from being the ark builder, in later life Noah owned a vineyard and "shamed" his children by appearing naked (and drunk) in front of them.

This is the reason why traditionally this biblical name is not very common.

I am sure this will not make much difference to you but as I wished I had known this first, I thought I would let you know.

Littlefish Mon 24-Aug-09 20:21:18

I wouldn't do it. Sorry.

Mybox Mon 24-Aug-09 20:24:20

I wouldn't think of this with this name & trade surname but if it worries you go for another name.

MamaLazarou Mon 24-Aug-09 21:07:06


nigglewiggle Mon 24-Aug-09 21:11:21

Jonah? Though they could make something out of that....

twofalls Mon 24-Aug-09 21:45:18

grin tidey

Thanks moveit, I often think of you too. My friend is doing really well. I hope you are too. xx

spongebrainmaternitypants Mon 24-Aug-09 22:06:11

Lol! We have friends called Mr and Mrs Carpenter and Mrs C desperately wanted to call her DS Noah but vetoed it for precisely this reason - Noah Carpenter is just awful! grin

Ironically they ended up going with Harry, but hopefully not many people will remember him!!

HerHonesty Mon 24-Aug-09 22:33:31

erm. maybe not, but it is a very nice name. and a nice surname, i might add.

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