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Not just another name thread....

(21 Posts)
alicet Mon 23-Jul-07 11:43:16

Dh and I were looking through another name book last night in a last ditch attempt to find a boys name we both love (wishful thinking!!!) and listed as boys names (and I'm deadly serious here!!) are Gaylord and Spunk. Do you think people honestly call their kids these names? Or am I just traditional and boring?

marjerydawes Mon 23-Jul-07 11:45:04

perhaps they did 200 years ago.Try living in Essex you hear better ones than that!

alicet Mon 23-Jul-07 11:47:12

go on amuse me - I could do with a laugh this am!!!!

claraq Mon 23-Jul-07 13:07:15

You should try Jamaica for really funny names - the hardest cop on the force (known for his looseness with a gun) was called Renato Valentino.
They say that the women usually chose/make up the names as the men "often" aren't around at and after the birth.....

iwouldgoouttonight Mon 23-Jul-07 13:28:32

We noticed the name Cnut (I think its pronounced 'canoot') in our baby name book. You wouldn't want to be misspelling that!

Lio Mon 23-Jul-07 13:31:37

My friend managed to do a spectacular typo recently, booking herself onto a flight as Cunthia instead of Cynthia

alicet Mon 23-Jul-07 13:33:03

PMSL at iwouldgoouttonight and lio!!!!

ninedragons Wed 25-Jul-07 07:25:16

I think Gaylord might be a completely legitimate Indian name - I've heard it as an Indian surname before.

Spunk, on the other hand, I can offer you no excuses for.

sockmonkey Wed 25-Jul-07 07:40:08

DH went to school with a Gaylord. So there is at least one out there...if he hasn't changed his name now.

iliketosleep Wed 25-Jul-07 07:51:54

look here there are loads of unusual names!! Had me and my mate laughing our pants off the other day!

chopster Wed 25-Jul-07 07:57:26

gaylord is french isn't it?

RGPargy Wed 25-Jul-07 11:09:09

According to, gaylord is English!

toadstool Wed 25-Jul-07 11:49:28

Went to junior school with a boy called Fan (pronuncd Farn), Welsh, apparently. Then someone said it means f**k in Norwegian. Poor kid. Nice medieval boys' names: Gaydon, Urien and Orrible.

alicet Wed 25-Jul-07 12:35:30

sockmonkey - can't believe your ds went to school with a gaylord!!!!! Was he english? What I'm getting at is did his parents realise what they had done to the poor boy rather than being from another culture and not understanding the connotations??!!

Can't believe some of these names people are coming out with!!!!

sockmonkey Wed 25-Jul-07 17:17:17

He was english yes. Not saying DH is old (he is only in his 30s,) but it was before gay was your sexuality, more a feeling I guess.

CountessDracula Wed 25-Jul-07 17:22:36

Have you not seen Meet the Parents?
with Gaylord Focker

alicet Wed 25-Jul-07 17:32:04

Oh had forgotten that! Well they were clearly taking the p*ss so at least it wasn't a serious name!!!!

filchthemildmanneredjanitor Wed 25-Jul-07 17:34:18

there was a name in the baby name book we had -girls name-avashag-meaning fathers delight!!!

stleger Wed 25-Jul-07 17:37:06

Gabriel is shortened to Gay in Ireland.

Bouquetsofdynomite Wed 25-Jul-07 17:57:50

Can only assume Spunk is from the 1950s - like Butch, Brick, Chip or Brie. (Yeah I know Brie/Bree is a real name but it still makes me laugh .)

alicet Wed 25-Jul-07 18:18:24

filch can't believe that!! Particularly with the meaning!!!! Lets hope there aren't many of them being born at the mo!

You reminded me though that when we were looking at girls names before we found out we were expecting a little boy we found Anal!!! not pretty....

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