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Are these names too strange?

(32 Posts)
pugwash Sat 24-Oct-09 21:09:53

I'm expecting in dec, other half has come up with Bear or Body for first names! Ever heard of these (apart from Bear Gryllis!).

allaboutme Sat 24-Oct-09 21:10:37

Yes. Too strange.

SixtyFootGhoul Sat 24-Oct-09 21:10:54

No. Too out there for me!

MaggieBruja Sat 24-Oct-09 21:11:33

No... BUT... I do love the name Bruce.

i think it's the next Gus.

MaggieBruja Sat 24-Oct-09 21:12:07

And the connection is................

There is somebody called Bruce Parry who reminds me a bit of Bear Gryllis.

dizzydixies Sat 24-Oct-09 21:12:25

eh no - why on earth would you want to call a baby 'Body?'

what about Bodie?!?!?

I always wanted to use the name Ever but chickened out of that grin

Heated Sat 24-Oct-09 21:15:56

Do you mean Cody? If it really is Body, it's terrible and I can think of a few evilly cruel nn straight off.

Bear is slightly more acceptable but it's again more a nn or a mn imo.

Bruce is cool.

llaregguBOO Sat 24-Oct-09 21:16:53

Just don't.

pugwash Sat 24-Oct-09 21:17:07

I think it is pronounced Bodie! I've not looked into it any further as I don't like it! He says that someone who has reached spiritual enlightenment is called a bodie Zephyr or something like that??? He thinks that they will be cool names when it gets older!!!

pugwash Sat 24-Oct-09 21:20:10

I like Dylan, we were trying to think of names connected with the sea as we are both sailors.

SixtyFootGhoul Sat 24-Oct-09 21:21:24

Dylan is a bit common esp here inSouth Wales!Still a fab name though

dizzydixies Sat 24-Oct-09 21:22:04

I have a Dylan smile lovely name (mine is a girl though!)

Cordelia means 'daughter of the sea' which is nice too - I also have one of those grin

LilyBolero Sat 24-Oct-09 21:22:51

Nooooooo, don't do it.

argento Sat 24-Oct-09 21:26:21

Bodhi means enlightenment I think.

pugwash Sat 24-Oct-09 21:26:27

I'm in South Dorset so not many Dylan's around, but other half's name is Bryn so that's the connection.

littleomar Sat 24-Oct-09 21:32:33

bear grylls is really edward. it's a nickname, people.

and bodie is a character in the wire.

Heated Sat 24-Oct-09 21:38:34

Unusual boy's names that have a sea connection:

overmydeadbody Sat 24-Oct-09 21:40:38

Bear is a nickname, even Mr. Gryllis isn't actually called bear you know.

overmydeadbody Sat 24-Oct-09 21:41:28

Body (as in Bodie) sounds like a possible characted on Home and Away or Neighbors.

overmydeadbody Sat 24-Oct-09 21:42:18

How about Tempest? I know a Tempest.

sweetnitanitro Sat 24-Oct-09 21:43:59

Bodhi/Bodie/Body to me will always be the Patrick Swayze character in Point Break. Is Bear really a name? I thought it was a nickname.

pugwash Sat 24-Oct-09 22:31:09

Ah Bodhi, I prefer it when I see it spelt like that. I didn't know Mr Grylls wasn't actually called bear!

I remember a boyd on neighbours.

Albion is quite nice but as I work on big grey ships like that it's a bit too work orientated!!

pugwash Sat 24-Oct-09 22:34:44

Hmm good excuse to watch point break I have a friend with 10 brothers and sisters and one of her brothers is Neptune and another is Trafalgar. I suppose that traf could be a shortened version? not sure about Neptune!

CristinaTheAstonishing Sat 24-Oct-09 22:38:29

Bodie not too bad. Bear is terrible.

Here's a name I heard recently and I think it's quite cool (at least on the guy in question): Radcliffe.

choosyfloosy Sat 24-Oct-09 22:39:26

erm, Bodhisattva? Well... wouldn't choose it myself.

Depends if he's going for the spiritual aspect or the name of the Patrick Swayze character in Point Break. In either case, Patrick strikes me as an excellent choice, being both a saint and a star.

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