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Anyone seen the family section in the Guardian today?

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RumourOfAHurricane Sat 05-Sep-09 12:42:00

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nappyaddict Sat 05-Sep-09 12:46:31

Yes I remember that thread and I don't remember anyone really being that resistant. In fact I'm sure a lot of people said they preferred the new name.

TrillianAstra Sat 05-Sep-09 12:51:46

Huxley pig <oink oink>

Is that still on tv?

TanteRose Sat 05-Sep-09 12:51:50

here - everyone was fairly supportive...weird...hmm
obviously makes better journalism to say that the nest of vipers that is MN trashed her son's name and belittled her decision...hmm

NoahFence Sat 05-Sep-09 12:52:59

theres a thing

RumourOfAHurricane Sat 05-Sep-09 12:53:48

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TanteRose Sat 05-Sep-09 12:54:09

sorry, not weird that everyone was supportive grin

her article would have been a non-entity if it said, I changed my son's name, everyone thought it was a great idea...ta da!!!

belgo Sat 05-Sep-09 12:54:49

We can go and be fiercely resistant now if she wants.

I can be fiercely resistant to the name Huxley. And to Ralph.

RumourOfAHurricane Sat 05-Sep-09 12:55:13

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GrapefruitMoon Sat 05-Sep-09 12:55:25

I'm beginning to wonder if any journo is capable of writing an article now without consulting the collective wit & knowledge of MN first hmm

belgo Sat 05-Sep-09 12:55:53

here is the article.

RumourOfAHurricane Sat 05-Sep-09 12:57:46

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Prunerz Sat 05-Sep-09 12:58:34

Interesting..... grin and hmm

TrillianAstra Sat 05-Sep-09 12:59:54

Not lazy journalism, she wrote the article herself and started a thread. Different to copying and pasting from a thread you haven't even participated in.

RumourOfAHurricane Sat 05-Sep-09 13:00:59

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TrillianAstra Sat 05-Sep-09 13:02:20

For example, if you created a fake MN identity, trolled about a bit and got opinions and things, and then wrote an in-depth analysis, that wouldn't be lazy at all. Undercover journalism for the 21st century!

What are you doing reading the Guardian anyway?

TheCrackFox Sat 05-Sep-09 13:04:53

Why does anybody bother buying newspapers nowadays? Most of the articles seem to be about threads on Mumsnet. Cheaper and far more efficient to cut out the middle man.

Not overly keen on Ralph or Huxley. But then I can never understand why people need to validate their choice on the Baby Names forum.

QueenOfFuckingEverything Sat 05-Sep-09 13:04:53

Maybe not lazy but certainly creative seeing as nobody called her a crank or particularly flamed her for it hmm

RumourOfAHurricane Sat 05-Sep-09 13:07:25

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TrillianAstra Sat 05-Sep-09 13:07:30

Lies, now that's different.

But who can quantify how delicate the OP of a thread might feel in the face of some more robust opinions. Maybe she's just not used to the forthright MN way! wink

TheDMshouldbeRivened Sat 05-Sep-09 13:07:58

she's lucky I didn't see the thread. I'd off said 'are you fucking mad? Huxley? WTF!'
Then she could have talked true in her paper grin

RumourOfAHurricane Sat 05-Sep-09 13:18:37

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StripeySuit Sat 05-Sep-09 13:21:20

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Corporalcornsilk Sat 05-Sep-09 13:22:07

Attention seeker. Just change it and be done with it.

RumourOfAHurricane Sat 05-Sep-09 13:24:55

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