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    • charjack123
    • By charjack123 2nd Jan 17, 9:35 PM
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    First Names you would never call your baby?
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    • 2nd Jan 17, 9:35 PM
    First Names you would never call your baby? 2nd Jan 17 at 9:35 PM
    Whether it be boy or girl names.
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    • DomRavioli
    • By DomRavioli 6th Mar 17, 5:10 PM
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    Anything common. Emma, Louise et al, through to weird chavvy ones like Kylie and Summer.
    • sillyvixen
    • By sillyvixen 15th Mar 17, 8:53 PM
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    I always remember my home economics teacher, who taught different age groups in British run schools while on foriegn postings with her army officer husband. In one school reception class she was concerned that a little boy called Sean was deaf. She spoke to the parents (being aware that Sean was a version of Shaun) turns out the poor kid was not responding as his parents pronounced his name 'Seen', he did not know he was being spoken to.
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    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 16th Mar 17, 9:57 AM
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    Just heard that a former colleague has just had a baby boy and named him Bruin


    Also, overheard someone telling a colleague the other day that their child's name is "spelled Jade but pronounced Shar-day-a"
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    • indsty
    • By indsty 16th Mar 17, 1:51 PM
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    Always imagine your baby as a 90 year old lady or gent - and think whether the "sweet" name you want to call them will still be appropriate. I can imagine geriatric wards and elderly care homes filled with Chardonnay, Pixie, Aliviyah, etc etc.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 17th Mar 17, 8:27 AM
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    There was a lad on Breakfast yesterday with the unfortunate name of Junior!

    Seems like parents couldn't be bothered: even more egotistical than naming a boy after the father.
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    • Fireflyaway
    • By Fireflyaway 17th Mar 17, 3:50 PM
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    I came across lots of strange names whilst working for registrars! Goodlife was an interesting one. I knew of a local girl named Ophelia. Nice name until you know her surname is !!!!. Shouldn't be allowed.
    • wooohooo
    • By wooohooo 17th Mar 17, 7:28 PM
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    My 25 yr old daughters name Is Mercedes,If you done your research Instead of Judging, Its a spanish name,
    Origin of the name Mercedes:

    Derived from the Spanish merced (mercy). The name is bestowed in honor of the Virgin Mary, "Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes" (Our Lady of Mercy)

    Mercedes-Benz got its name from founder Carl Benz. The word “Mercedes” comes from the 10-year-old daughter of a car buyer Emil Jellinek. He was an early customer of the Gottlieb Daimler and ordered a custom-built car that he named after his daughter, Mercedes
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    • GlamGirlie
    • By GlamGirlie 18th Mar 17, 12:51 PM
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    Chanel. Chardonnay. Ruby. Mercedes. Chelsea. Junior. Princess/Prince.

    And anything with a wacky/stupid spelling... honestly do these parents not think of how the poor child will be spelling it out for life!!

    If you have to explain how it's pronounced, it's daft!
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    • GwylimT
    • By GwylimT 18th Mar 17, 1:36 PM
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    Jayden can't be that modern, my great uncle was called Jayden and he was born in 1923.

    In our family the oldest son inherits the family name, so normally become known as junior during childhood.

    Our other son has a family name from my wifes side, as my daughter may change her name if she married we gave her a traditional Swedish name.
    • DebrasSewingProject
    • By DebrasSewingProject 25th Mar 17, 9:24 AM
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    I know someone who has just named their baby Ulysses, didn't like this at all and was wondering how it would be shortened since most people end up shortening their names..
    • DebrasSewingProject
    • By DebrasSewingProject 25th Mar 17, 9:32 AM
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    Babble have a great site listing all baby names with great meanings etc https://www.babble.com/baby-names
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 27th Mar 17, 12:52 AM
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    I know someone who has just named their baby Ulysses, didn't like this at all and was wondering how it would be shortened since most people end up shortening their names..
    Originally posted by DebrasSewingProject
    Uli is not uncommon as a Germanic name, I believe. I don't know if it's a shortening - I've just had friends with this name!
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    • tealady
    • By tealady 27th Mar 17, 1:53 PM
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    I knew of a local girl named Ophelia. Nice name until you know her surname is !!!!. Shouldn't be allowed.
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    • prosaver
    • By prosaver 27th Mar 17, 1:56 PM
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    Wasn't Balls was it?
    Originally posted by tealady
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    • Kate/Bob
    • By Kate/Bob 27th Mar 17, 2:10 PM
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    ....
    Nicholas Cage has a Kal-el!
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    As in Superman's real name? Odd!

    But then didn't Robin Williams name his daughter Zelda after the computer game?
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 27th Mar 17, 3:18 PM
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    As in Superman's real name? Odd!

    But then didn't Robin Williams name his daughter Zelda after the computer game?
    Originally posted by Kate/Bob





    F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife was called Zelda. She was born in 1900.


    I like that name.
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    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • professor~yaffle
    • By professor~yaffle 27th Mar 17, 6:36 PM
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    I know some people who called their sprog Calliope. Shortened to Callie it's not too bad, I suppose.
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    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 27th Mar 17, 7:54 PM
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    I thought of this thread tonight when my teenage son asked me the name of the Home Secretary and I answered 'Amber Rudd'. That must have been an unusual name when she was born and would probably fall in to the comments of 'won't be taken seriously when grown'
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