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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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polkadotsrock · 21/05/2013 15:00

I have a hyphenated name- two boring names shoved together to make a (mildly) more interesting one. Though I go by my initials as they're catchy. I've no idea if my name would be considered chavvy but I know that using my initials is- it really bothers some people- which I delight in because its ridiculous!
In this instance I don't cringe at all but that is probably because I'm used to double barrelled names anyway.

badtime · 21/05/2013 15:01

Eskino, Moon Unit is still called Moon Unit, but she (Frank Zappa's daughter) is usually known as 'Moon', as Unit is her middle name.

Perhaps you're thinking of Zowie Bowie, a.k.a. Duncan Jones (the film director)?

SillyTilly123 · 21/05/2013 15:02

Dds name is not hyphenated though.

FanjoPaterson · 21/05/2013 15:03

My mum's name is Grace, she's early fifties.

She likes to pretend all the baby Graces and Gracies are named after her.

KneeDeepInDaisies · 21/05/2013 15:07

I don't cringe but I agree it is very overdone.

Some people I know make the school use the hyphenated name but at home don't bother. I think that's a bit oddGrin

FrancesFarmer · 21/05/2013 15:09

I'm in agreement with the OP. I wish the fad for twee names and "creative" spelling would end.

offwithhishead · 21/05/2013 15:12

Well I googled my daughters name yesterday, because I'm trying to find similar names as I'm expecting my third and someone had posted something about seeing MY children's names in our local paper and ridiculing them. People saying I shouldn't be allowed to name my own children and stuff. So your damned of you choose something different and your damned if you pick something everyone else has.
Reading this yesterday was abit upsetting and i don't even want to post there full names as il probably be slagged off so people should think before they say anything TOO nasty. But everyone has a right to dislike a name I dislike mine because its common and that's why I go for unusual names with my 2, but it's put me under pressure to find a unique name for #3!

D0oinMeCleanin · 21/05/2013 15:12

Dd1 is X-rae, X being my uncles name, who died shortly before my 18th, dd1 was conceived shortly before my 21st, so it seemed right to give her a variant of his name.

Ray, is my Dad, my uncles closest friend, they were inseparable. Dd1's name is in memory of their close relationship.

If anyone dared to tell me to my face that her name was 'chavvy' I'd take it an invitation to act 'chavvy' and would chin them Smile

OHforDUCKScake · 21/05/2013 15:16

Sorry people but it was common 5 years ago too.

You had no imagination 5 years ago basically Wink

SummerRainIsADistantMemory · 21/05/2013 15:19

One of my kids is in school with an Elle-Mai, pronounced Ellie-May Hmm

The boring name and the hyphenation I could happily ignore but the mis-spelling/pronunciation of Elle makes me grit my teeth every time

catlady1 · 21/05/2013 15:27

My DD's middle name is Lily (not hyphenated, a separate name). The only reason it isn't her first name is because it's so over-used. I agree that the "-May/Mae/Mai/Grace/Rose/etc" has been done to death, I don't think of it as chavvy or anything negative but it does make me want to roll my eyes a bit when I hear it. When I was a kid it was sort of the same with "-Jo" and "-Jane" but those were not nearly as popular as the equivalents are now.

80sMum · 21/05/2013 15:30

It used to be Ann that was tacked onto other names. Names such as Mary-Ann, Sally-Ann, Kerry-Ann, Lucy-Ann etc. The Mae/May phase will soon give way to the next fad.
Anyone got any suggestions?

JerseySpud · 21/05/2013 15:31

Oh well i have a Holly-Mae. Call me chavvy to your hearts content, we're the furthest from it. Mae is a family name to us.

FudgeyCookie · 21/05/2013 15:32

I have an Evie-Mae, which mn seems to think is chavvy Hmm which we definitely aren't. Never met an Evie-Mae before though, and she is named after two family members, even though the family member's registered name was spelt May, she changed it to Mae as she was fed up of having the same spelling as 3 other people she knew!

comedycentral · 21/05/2013 15:35

This thread is so mean

SPsCliffingAllOverMN · 21/05/2013 15:36

You just cant win. You get judged for been different and you get judged for using common names.

I couldn't give a flying nun what others call their children. Why would i? It doesn't affect me.

Messandmayhem · 21/05/2013 15:38

I is got I have a hyphenated first name innit. I just use the first part. My kids don't, but apparently my DD has a common name (I hadn't met another child with her name until after she was born) and she and her brother are named after characters in a popular movie franchise which might be quite chavvy by mn standards.

CrapsWithBears · 21/05/2013 15:39

My daughter has mai as a middle name, but in my defense it's short for Mavis, my maternal grandmother.

kelda · 21/05/2013 15:41

Grin at X-Rae

CrapsWithBears · 21/05/2013 15:42

Oh and I didn't hyphenate it, so she's not Amalia-Mai which would be weird.

Chandon · 21/05/2013 15:47

SPscliffing, who cares.

So what, you can't win. You are only judged by a few online saddos like OP who have nothing better to do than put people down, to make themselves feel better.

Ignore the boring snobbo's.

IMO it is very common to call people chav's Wink

Eskino · 21/05/2013 15:48

Ah Badtime, I was muddling Moon Unit with her brother, the even more wonderfully named Dweezil who actually legally changed his name from IAN to Dweezil as a child, out of choice. Presumably to fit in with the rest of his family Grin

EggsMichelle · 21/05/2013 15:48

I would have loved an X- Mai but sadly it is over used, so if I ever have a daughter she will just be X. I went to quite a "chavy" school and alot of girls I grew up with now have dd's with hyphen names, but I wouldn't say it was a chavy thing, more I making their dd's as girly as possible with a twee name.

SchroSawMargeryDaw · 21/05/2013 15:48

"I couldn't give a flying nun what others call their children" :o

SP I've never heard that phrase before (flying nun), is it a chav thing? Wink

SPsCliffingAllOverMN · 21/05/2013 15:49

Chandon I dont care. Just pointing out that they judge no matter what you do. Where's the OP gone anyway?

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