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What would you think of making up your own names for your DCs?

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aurynne Wed 23-Sep-09 09:35:43

I am asking because I have recently met a family in which the parents made up names for their two DDs. Their names are Kelen and Briar!

Has anyone here done that? What do you think of the idea? It is definitely the way to avoid ending up with another 10 children with the same name in their class...



Knickers0nmahead Wed 23-Sep-09 09:38:22

Stupid idea.

As is putting ''Hugs''

rubyslippers Wed 23-Sep-09 09:39:20


overmydeadbody Wed 23-Sep-09 09:40:19

yep pointless and stupid

and agree with knickers, so is putting 'hugs' <shudder> and your name after your posts.

HecatesTwopenceworth Wed 23-Sep-09 09:41:23

I think people are free to do what they like. Go for something in the top 100 or dip their hand into a scrabble bag and see what happens grin

please don't sign off with hugs. The vipers will bite you! wink

aurynne Wed 23-Sep-09 09:41:53 is making such an issue of what another person chooses to write at the end of her posts by the way :P



seeker Wed 23-Sep-09 09:42:01

Briar isn't a made up name.

And even if you choose the most common name going you would be pretty unlucky to have another one in the class.

HecatesTwopenceworth Wed 23-Sep-09 09:43:19

Kelen is not unique to them either. Google it and you'll see.

So very unusual rather than made up.




aurynne Wed 23-Sep-09 09:44:40

seeker... here in New Zealand there was a class with three girls called "Unique"... quite hilarious...

hullygully Wed 23-Sep-09 09:45:54

Who remembers that fantastic thread a few years ago where the OP said she was making up lovely names for her children that she liked because they sounded nice?

I laughed about them for years and now I've bloody forgotten them. (I realise it's unlikely anyone will have any idea what I'm on about.)

Big old slobbery snogs,

Hullykins xxxx

ShowOfHands Wed 23-Sep-09 09:46:35

I like it when people add their names at the end of their posts. Otherwise I might not know who wrote the post in question. Oh no, hang on, it's up there in blue. My mistake.

Don't hug me either. It's like a switch in my head and I start indiscriminately maiming.

Pinkjenny Wed 23-Sep-09 09:47:29





aurynne Wed 23-Sep-09 09:48:02

Pity for you ShowofHands... hugs are so nice!

ShowOfHands Wed 23-Sep-09 09:48:16

<snogs PJ>

Oops, wrong switch.

Knickers0nmahead Wed 23-Sep-09 09:49:25

This is a pisstake, isn't it hmm

Pinkjenny Wed 23-Sep-09 09:50:54

aurynne - I beg you to stop hugging. Please.

hullygully Wed 23-Sep-09 09:51:58

What about a spot of inappropriate groping instead?

aurynne Wed 23-Sep-09 10:01:11

ROFL ladies, get a grip. There are far more important issues in this forum than a poster signing her messages with "hugs". I always do it and will keep doing it because I like it, and because last time I checked the rules, it wasn't forbidden.



Pinkjenny Wed 23-Sep-09 10:03:45

But isn't it a bit embarrassing when you go to hug someone and they just stand there stiffly, not reciprocating?

aurynne Wed 23-Sep-09 10:09:11

It's more embarrassing when no one knows how to greet, and no one says anything, and you could cut the silence with a knife. I prefer action to inaction ;)

ShowOfHands Wed 23-Sep-09 10:11:31

You can do what you like aurynne. Just be prepared for the fact that people will not respond sensibly to a thing you say and will assume you are patronising them.

Pinkjenny Wed 23-Sep-09 10:11:32

I quite agree. I am a big hugger in RL, I just hide it well on here wink

I admire your openness. grin

ShowOfHands Wed 23-Sep-09 10:12:49

Fine aurynne, the rest of us will restrain ourselves from the inappropriate touching while you go round the group and hump our legs. Good for you.

cheesesarnie Wed 23-Sep-09 10:13:30

briar isnt made up.its briar rose init?grin


cheesesarnie Wed 23-Sep-09 10:13:57


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