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Baby names

Names not go give your children

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fletchaaarr · 11/02/2008 21:25

I once met a family.....

They had a US mother and Yugoslavian dad (in the days of the cold war)

Their mother liked to read and to name children after characters in books.

DD1 - Glumdalclitch (a character from Gulliver's travels)
DS1 - Ocean (from Oceans ride)
DS2 Heathcliff (work that one out for yourself)
DS3 - Jeswaldo [sp?]
DS4 - Thirsten Twirst [sp?]

My dad wanted to lend her the hitch-hikers guide the galaxy

My mum threatened him with death if he did as she couldn't face being responsible for a slarty bardfast or a zafod

Go on - beat that for daft names (loved the kids btw, who were my age or younger - and Glummy - if you are out there on MN, I would love to get in touch)

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stroppyshopper · 11/02/2008 21:29

Met a guy in a chemist whose little boy was named Pushkin. Thought that was about as pretentious as it gets.


harpsichordcarrier · 11/02/2008 21:29



Lubyloo · 11/02/2008 21:30

Someone my DH worked with called his son Gandalf! Everyone thought he was joking when he announced it and it took some persuading that they really had called the poor boy that!


TurkeyLurkey · 11/02/2008 21:30

You've got to be 'avin' a larfffff??! They're ace, especially loving Thirsten Twirst. Did they grow up to be dead 'ard after all the piss taking at school? Must have been, ahem, character building to say the least


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fletchaaarr · 11/02/2008 21:35

They lived in Switzerland, and I think their peers either thought they were normal US names or normal Yugoslav names

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lillypie · 11/02/2008 21:37

My friend has called her baby Ptolomy and my daughters middle name is Ocean.

I think names are personal things and being rude about other peoples choices is unnecessary and often hurtful.


harpsichordcarrier · 11/02/2008 21:37

there was a boy called HEathcliff at my school. he was about 5'1" and blond and weedy. poor bugger.


PaulaYatesbiggestFan · 11/02/2008 21:38

odd thread

Ptolomey is adorable


harpsichordcarrier · 11/02/2008 21:39

calling your child Ptolemy is extraordinarily pretentious.
obviously it is a free country and anyone is free to be as extraordinarily pretentious as they like.


whomovedmychocolate · 11/02/2008 21:39

Ghengis is probably not a great idea. Or Scrofulous.


Hulababy · 11/02/2008 21:40

Bearing in mind the other name thread that has gone somewhat nasty following the disclosure of the OP's intentions, not sure this one is a good idea right now.


pelafina · 11/02/2008 21:41

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hatrick · 11/02/2008 21:41

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TurkeyLurkey · 11/02/2008 21:41

why what happened?


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cece · 11/02/2008 21:43

I love the name Ptolemy.

Not sure that threads that are rude about names are a good idea. Each to their own and all that...


FAQ · 11/02/2008 21:47

agree with threads that are rude about names not being a good idea.

I've seen on several occasions people taking the p*ss out of a name they've heard/seen.........only to then discover that the name is a perfectly normal name in the parents cultural background.


avenanap · 11/02/2008 21:49

If my son was born 8 days earlier I was going to call him Pubert. If he was a girl she'd have been called Puberti. If you choose to be born on april 1st youre asking for trouble.


hunkermunker · 11/02/2008 21:51

I love Ptolemy. Wouldn't use it for surname reasons. And pisstaking from other kids. But I do like it.

I think Dalek is the worst name you could give a kid.

Poor Genghis, Hatrick LOL at first word though!


alfiesbabe · 11/02/2008 21:53

Reginald or Gladys.

Go on, slate me, someone's bound to have called their kids those names, poor little sods


hatrick · 11/02/2008 21:54

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fletchaaarr · 11/02/2008 21:56

erm - I never said anything about naming your child Ptolemy or any name that I have found on another thread

but Glumdalclitch?

Are we saying that Slarty Bardfarst is a good idea?

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CHOCOLATEPEANUT · 11/02/2008 21:58

How do you pronounce Ptolemy?

I heard anankin the other day.

"Anankin,stop f*ckin about and ger over ere"

Charming eh?


CalifrauQuoteoftheWeek · 11/02/2008 21:59

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