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To ask the worst names you have heard?

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user1488794856 · 02/10/2017 09:09

In the super market today and heard a mum shout "beige" to her daughter...no joke! At first I thought I had misheard Paige...but no, definitely beige.

Got me thinking... what are the worst names you have come across?

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Soubriquet · 02/10/2017 09:12

Eritrea... as in the country Confused

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Whynotnowbaby · 02/10/2017 09:14

There are a few recent threads like this, they make me feel a bit uncomfortable it's not very kind to laugh at the names people have chosen with love for their child. You may not like the (boring, mainstream) names I have chosen for my children but if I heard you saying so I would feel a bit wounded and a lot defensive- who are you to judge me and my choices when you don't even know me. Sorry about the rant but I just keep seeing things like this and it makes me feel quite sad.

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CaoNiMartacus · 02/10/2017 09:14

Let's get La-a out of the way early on. My best friend's postman's cousin taught a girl named La-a. La-dash-a. LOL.

Hmm

This won't end well.

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Trampire · 02/10/2017 09:15

Oceania.

I heard it in the local radio. A nia was talking about his daughter 'Oceania'. I had to do a double take as Oceania was a downmarket early 90's nightclub in town.

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Trampire · 02/10/2017 09:15

Nia? *man

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CryingMessFFS · 02/10/2017 09:15

Khaleesi. Now I do love Game of Thrones but calling a child Khaleesi is just weird IMO. The girl was about a year old toddling around the park and her mum kept going 'look at the camera Khaleesi, come to Mummy Khaleesi' and it made me cringe.

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ShirleyPhallus · 02/10/2017 09:16

Let's face it, these threads always descend in to naming the "chavviest" names possible and laughing at those who posters seem to be lower class then them. Or, foreign names for a nice dose of racism too.

Oh, and the L-A bullocks always gets spouted too

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GlitterBallSacks · 02/10/2017 09:16

Venezuela (it's a fucking country)

Bronte (sounds like a horse)

Piper-Rose (sounds like a potato)

Hagley (I grew up in Birmingham so know "Hagley" as a very busy road)

Elowan (pronouned L-O-N like you're spelling something out)

Justique (Absolutely no idea what the parents were thinking)

Anyone with Kai, Jayden, Hayden, Kayden, Kayleigh etc.

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ShirleyPhallus · 02/10/2017 09:17

CaoNiMartacus x-post about la-dash-a Grin

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Rachie1973 · 02/10/2017 09:17

lol Trampire, I think you might come from the same town as me

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Trampire · 02/10/2017 09:17

Problem with Khalissi is it's really unique to GOT. You just can't get away from it. I love a bit of GOT but wouldn't go as far as naming my child from it.

It would be like calling your ds Han Solo or dd MoneyPenny.

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Cheeese · 02/10/2017 09:17

A mum in my baby yoga group called her son Beowulf.

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anotherAnotherAnotherUserName · 02/10/2017 09:18

Hyphenated family names - all of them. Besides sounding awful, they've become so common. I wonder what'll happen when these children get married have children from a one-night stand. 4 names hyphenated together.

I also dislike the twee old fashioned names that became popular again recently. Biblical or royal. Henry, James, John, Mark, Michael, Dianne, Margaret etc.

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steppemum · 02/10/2017 09:18

Let's get La-a out of the way early on. My best friend's postman's cousin taught a girl named La-a. La-dash-a. LOL.

urban myth.
There are no babies in Uk registered as La-a.

I have to say I agree with whynotnow. I even started a thread like this a couple of years ago with a veyr odd name I had come across in a book.
It all seems fine when we are talking very extreme names, but it quickly becomes OH why would anyone call their baby insert unfashionable /1970s name it is hideous.

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Trampire · 02/10/2017 09:18

Rachie very probably! Wink

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Justonemorepleasethen · 02/10/2017 09:19

Is La-a really not real?

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PaintingOwls · 02/10/2017 09:19

Khaleesi

Nooooooooooo... Stupid parents, don't they know that Khaleesi is a title, not a name?! Like Queen, Tsar, etc.

But then again didn't Beyoncé name her child "Sir"? Lol maybe things are changing and I'm behind the times!

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sarahconorsvest · 02/10/2017 09:19

Please don't do this. Please? I recently saw a thread in which my daughters name was widely derided as 'chavy' and the subject of reallŷ nasty bitching. What difference does it make what someone else calls their children? You don't know them or their reasons. Maybe they don't like your choices and don't aspire to be like you. Please find something worth while and intertesting to discuss and stop being so unkind.

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SuperBeagle · 02/10/2017 09:20

I know kids who live in hippie areas named:

Emerald
Mabel
Scout
Vega
Bambi
Peaches
Oty
Huxley
Rowdy

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Trampire · 02/10/2017 09:20

Yes, I hope this doesn't descend into people slagging of Jayden or saying "why on earth would someone call their ds Harry or dd Olivia"

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DonkeyPunch88 · 02/10/2017 09:20

Someone I know has a baby called Aryan

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DonkeyPunch88 · 02/10/2017 09:21

There is also a mum on the school run who has a toddler called bubbles, I asked if it was a nickname, it's not Shock

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Trampire · 02/10/2017 09:21

Superbeagal but there's nothing wrong with Mabel??

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GreatFuckability · 02/10/2017 09:22

khaleesi bugs me purely because people think it's her name when it's not. Its the equivilant of you calling your child Princess. Which I guess is acceptable to some people too.

but generally as much I dislike some names, people are free to like what they like. My son's name has been mentioned here already, though a different spelling/cultural context, but I love it, so I don't care.

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Trampire · 02/10/2017 09:23

My dh had a weird moment before our first dd - he's the biggest Atheist out there but decided he loved the name

Heaven.

I'm sure it would suit some, but not for us Grin

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