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IABVVVVU but I cringe inside when I see

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AmataesAmataes · 21/05/2013 14:14

Girls names with -Ella, -lily, -mae, -Rae, -lee or any variation

Following on from my name thread and a couple of threads I've seen about rochelle from the Saturdays new baby,I can't help but cringe when I see any of the above e.g. Gracie-Mae

I am being VVVV judgey pants but I find it so overdone, twee and chavvy.

I'm ready for my flaming!

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OldCatLady · 23/02/2014 22:22

Hmmmm....I must be a chav then....I named my daughter Daisy May (no hyphen) but she's 23 now, so way before this 'trend'. People have always commented on how pretty it is.

Flowers and months are tradition in my name is primrose (always just rose) my sister is Holly May, our mother is April Rose, her sisters are Daisy and Iris, my cousin is jasmine, and my grandmother June Marguerite (French for daisy). I think they're all very pretty....we must be trailer trash :D

Note....I actually come from a very 'respectable' family, we're not chavs!

deakymom · 23/02/2014 22:25

may was my nans name i thought it was too old fashioned Blush

Coconutty · 23/02/2014 22:26

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6cats3gingerkittens · 24/02/2014 00:00

I have much to be grateful for, there was a Tryphena Iphiginia on my fathers side.

Mushypeasandchipstogo · 24/02/2014 07:56

Totally agree with you OP. Fed up with those awful girls' names. Just wondering what the equivalent boys' names are?

thegreylady · 24/02/2014 08:00

Cowers from ZOMBIE invasion.........

glastocat · 24/02/2014 08:15

Im not keen on May, but only because my Auntie May is a right old trout. Grin

LouiseSmith · 24/02/2014 08:19

Looks like Katie Hopkins has a mumsnet account :) lol.

My son has 2 children in his family with something-Mae, I wouldn't choose it my self. But like the something-Louise craze from when I was born (cheers mum) give it 20 years and it will hardly be heard. X

poopadoop · 24/02/2014 08:36

What terrible snobs you all are. Only in the UK would you get such a thread! Would you say a particular name sounded 'a bit black'? Well you're using the same logic, but in relation to class. All this 'we're not chavs, we've a posh last name'. Unreal

aGirlDownUnder1 · 24/02/2014 11:00

I must be a chav then because my DD name is Gracie and she was born in '99 and this was in NZ and her middle name is Anne, after MiL. Which was very overused then. I'm a chav and proud!

BuzzardBird · 24/02/2014 11:05

'May' I say that this is a zombie thread and there 'may' be a lot more 'mai/mae/mays' out there now, in fact we 'may' be over-run with them.

becominglessofalurker · 20/10/2014 16:18

I think it is unfair to assume ppl are following a trend as some pps seem to be saying. My dd middle name is may but I was unaware it was soo popular since it is my 1st dc.

becominglessofalurker · 20/10/2014 16:22

Also definitely not a Chav. Went to a private boarding school, have middle-class parents. But not a snob either

TrisisFour · 20/10/2014 16:26

Clearly people like the op who come on here judging these types of names and calling them chavvy obviously live in chavvy places if there are lot of the children around them with those names. Shall we judge you for living there op? Wink

We live in a village and at dd's school there is only one child with one of these names! Each to their own.

Scram · 20/10/2014 16:33

my middle name is Mae (named after the great Mae Busch!) how is that chavvy?

ScarletFever · 20/10/2014 16:46

i dont like hyphenated names at all / either

I like classic (boring) names - without crappy spelling either
names that end with/contain ii or ee

PenguinsIsSleepDeprived · 20/10/2014 16:49

Why has this zombie thread come back. Again.

Mumtobeyorkshire · 20/10/2014 16:49

I just named our daughter Emilie-Mae after my great grandmother.

I know Mae/May/Mai is quite common as a middle name nowadays but perhaps it's not because people are being unoriginal but because it goes well with several first names and sounds beautiful and feminine?!

I think it's fine to dislike certain names but to imply that it is a sign of social status or class is really sad (and very Katie Hopkins like!)

I am not 'chavvy' and neither is my daughter and I think it's a shame anyone might prejudge her based solely on a name that both I and many people love!

SweetsForMySweet · 20/10/2014 16:52

YABVU and very rude. Who are you to say what other people call their children is chavvy or twee. It's their own business. I don't know of any children with those names but they seem to be popular and you have made such generalisations that your thread is setting out to offend alot of people unnecessarily IMO

Gemzybelle · 20/10/2014 17:17

I'm having the opposite problem - DC2 on the way and I'm worried all the names I like will make me sound like a pretentious twat Grin

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes · 20/10/2014 17:21

I think its pretty but why the zombie thread?

MOTU · 20/10/2014 17:25

My daughters middle name is May, it was my mil's first name and the month she was born in, am I a chav?! What is it with people getting so het up over other people's choices that in no way affect them?!

fanjoforthemammaries7850 · 20/10/2014 17:27

This thread was shitty the first time and still is

Hoppinggreen · 20/10/2014 18:03

I think that people should call their child what they want, I don't like certain names and people might not like my choices.
However, I must admit my judginess kicks in ( before I give myself a mental slap when I see -Mai/Mae. What's wrong with May? And why the hyphen?
Me and DH apply the "Prime minister"test to names ( tongue in cheek)

Iwantmyparcel · 20/10/2014 18:52

100% agree. It's vile and common.

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