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What do you think of Boudica?

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charlessmamma Tue 22-Sep-09 22:56:19

What do you think of Boudica as a girl's name? It's listed on Mumsnet's Baby Name Finder.

We haven't decided whether to use this as a middle name or first. We'd love to know what the mumsnet jury think.

BoysArrLikeDogs Tue 22-Sep-09 22:57:34

how will you be pronouncing it?

[straight face]

moondog Tue 22-Sep-09 22:58:27

I like it.


Pingpong Tue 22-Sep-09 22:58:49

omg it is getting worse ! I thought Persephone was bad but really ??? you are seriously considering this ???? At least I know how to pronounce this one but still it's got 'try hard name' stamped all over it!

FimboFortuna Tue 22-Sep-09 22:59:26

Boo Boo for short.


MavisEnderby Tue 22-Sep-09 22:59:39


Can you imagine shouting it across the school playground "Boudicca,come here,and PUT DOWN that spear,you'll have someones eye out..."

moondog Tue 22-Sep-09 23:00:46

It is a 'try hard' name (I like that), very much so and it will get big.But damnit, I still like it.

Pingpong Tue 22-Sep-09 23:01:09

charlessmamma is new - no history - me thinks it's a windup!

hazeyjane Tue 22-Sep-09 23:01:13

I like it, and it could be shortened to 'Boo', which is cute, but then it could also be shortened to 'Dick', which isn't so great!

(I would say 'Boodicka' too)

redhotredhead Tue 22-Sep-09 23:04:17

I knew 2 siblings at school who were called Caractacus and Boudica. They got abbreviated to Crack and Bod. No word of a lie. Don't do it!

charlessmamma Tue 22-Sep-09 23:12:53

Bu di ka

We may use the Boudicca spelling, at the moment we prefer one 'c', but are open minded about changing spelling if anybody has any particular strong reasons to supply us with. DH thinks it is more correct this way.

GrimmaTheNome Tue 22-Sep-09 23:13:36

Yes its listed on MN Baby Name Finder because the OP added it hmm

I do feel somewhat tempted to fill in a few of the details (Boudica will be a dental hygienist grin). Couldn't see any clothing that would fit the bill though ....

Pingpong Tue 22-Sep-09 23:31:11

Charles might feel a bit let down though with him having a normal name and Boudica being so 'try hard'

LaurieFairyCake Tue 22-Sep-09 23:33:35

Don't. It's just stupid.

charlessmamma Wed 23-Sep-09 00:37:26

I'm 'new' so it's a wind up hmm Boudica (at a glance) doesn't appear to be the only unusual name on this section of Mumsnet.
I searched for our name in the finder and it wasn't listed. I was given the option to add it and create a talk, which I have smile

Pleased that some like it. One or two 'c' spelling?

CarmenSanDiego Wed 23-Sep-09 00:46:15

I think it's rather fabulous and will probably become very popular.

CarmenSanDiego Wed 23-Sep-09 00:47:33

The thing is, it's always going to divide people. Some people will love it. Some miseryguts people will tut at it. I know which people I'd rather listen to!

fortyplus Wed 23-Sep-09 01:24:38

Well the only Boudicca I've ever heard of was Quieen of the Icenae (sp?) and sacked Verulamium in about AD 300 I think... and she def has 2 'c's

mrswoolf Wed 23-Sep-09 02:21:47

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nooka Wed 23-Sep-09 02:31:59

Boudicca is fabulous really. Great historical allusion. Weirdly I have also come across siblings Caractacus and Boudicca.

pogleswife Wed 23-Sep-09 08:30:26

It is rather fab, but I wouldn't want to be called it, which is sort of my 'barometer'. What I do when I take a notion for a marvellous name is use it for a pet. I've had fish called Cassiopeoa, Andromeda, Oberon, Titania - you get my drift. I did once know a rhodesian ridgeback called Boudicca. She insisted on the full version and ignored "Boo"; it did sound rather marvellous being called down the beach! But I personally wouldn't use it for a child.

muddleduck Wed 23-Sep-09 08:43:58

As before... Its fine as long as you are 100% sure she will be going to private school.

warthog Wed 23-Sep-09 08:47:34


SausageRocket Wed 23-Sep-09 08:48:49

depends where you live. If you are a premium postcode London or Home Counties mummy with the lifestyle to match then Boudica is perfect.

If you live in Salford, then errrrrrrrr no.

HecatesTwopenceworth Wed 23-Sep-09 08:48:53

Makes me think of the vicar of dibley!

If you like it, why not? There seems to be this attitude that all children must have the same few names. There are thousands of lovely names that just aren't used any more. why limit yourself to the top 100?!

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