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Shelmerdine?

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JoeyBettany Sun 25-Oct-09 18:37:25

This was the name of a rich character in an old fashioned school story I read when I was a girl.

I absolutely loved this name when I was about 9, still do love it, but sadly OH vetoed it.

Anyone else heard of this name?

I think it has a lovely 1920s/30s glamorous feel to it.

Vivia Sun 25-Oct-09 18:47:38

No, it'll be shortened to Shelly, thus removing all the characteristics you love.

overmydeadbody Sun 25-Oct-09 18:51:31

Sounds like American Trailer Trash to me

ButtercupWafflehead Sun 25-Oct-09 18:52:36

Crikey OMDB, say what you really think, don't sugar the pill! grin

How is it pronounced? Ine as in wine or Een?

Frrrightattendant Sun 25-Oct-09 18:53:41

Sorry what?

No no no nO NO!!!!!!! grin

No really, you can't

it is very strange

Frrrightattendant Sun 25-Oct-09 18:54:56

It's a surname

scottishmummy Sun 25-Oct-09 18:55:04

sounds like bog cleaner.bang and the dirt is gone

JoeyBettany Sun 25-Oct-09 19:01:13

I think you prounce it shelmerdeen. God you lot sound like my mum, at one point she put me off Saphirra because it sounded like Zoviraxgrin

In the same book ('Shirley at Charterton' by Christabel Marlowe) is a bad character called Rhoda, also an interesting name IMO.

Frrrightattendant Sun 25-Oct-09 19:03:25

Sapphirra does sound like zovirax.

Sorry grin

Rhoda is in that song about the goose drowning. Delightful. To me it will always be an aunt...

JoeyBettany Sun 25-Oct-09 19:03:53

very interesting frright.Makes me like the name even more.

Frrrightattendant Sun 25-Oct-09 19:04:19

although I see nothing wrong with Zoflora.

piscesmoon Sun 25-Oct-09 19:04:50

I agree with OH-one to be vetoed.

Frrrightattendant Sun 25-Oct-09 19:04:56

You are a name renegade Joey

scottishmummy Sun 25-Oct-09 19:05:13

imagine all the other mums pissing themselves as you shout that in playground

JoeyBettany Sun 25-Oct-09 19:10:02

oh well, it's all by the by anyway as dd was named Polly, inoffensive by anyone's standards.

Interesting though why some names catch on and some are consigned to the dustbins of history.

Mind you, I am really really glad I was put off Saphirra, can't stand the name now!

InSync Sun 25-Oct-09 19:50:47

It reminds me of Skelmersdale (town in lancashire).

bibbitybobbitycat Sun 25-Oct-09 19:54:17

Don't like Shelmerdine, sorry.

But can I persuade you - or anyone actually - to consider Sheherazade? Surely tis the best girls name in the world.

DitaVonCheese Sun 25-Oct-09 20:25:40

Sounds like a champion racehorse to me!

seeker Sun 25-Oct-09 20:28:21

Stick to Len, Con and Margot, JoeyBettany. Or possibly Ruehanna or Richenda.

flabbyapronbelly Sun 25-Oct-09 20:29:29

sounds like a house name to me

JoeyBettany Mon 26-Oct-09 07:49:10

Eliunor M Brent Dyer had a bit of a multiple birth fetish IIRC!

God, I realise I'm sounding like someone way too familiar with girls school stories. blush

YeahBut Mon 26-Oct-09 07:53:17

Opinion coloured by the fact that I know someone with the same surname. Don't do it.

bamboostalks Mon 26-Oct-09 07:58:41

I haven't thought about The Chalet School for years but yes Joey was producing a lot of eggs wasn't she?
Joey had triplets then two sets of twins with four or five singletons thrown in.
Remember Felix and Felicity?
Followed by another set of boy/girl twins?

Earthstar Mon 26-Oct-09 08:00:56

Not my cup of tea

CinderellaRach Mon 26-Oct-09 11:46:38

Sorry it's terrible!

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