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  • "Maurice" as a boys name…
  • wwaswas
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    44th most popular boys name.

    It was 398th in the year of my birth.

    Which rather explains the dearth of contemporary Lukes.

    There was a bit of a popularity surge after Star Wars came out in ’77 🙂

    yamyamblade
    Free Member

    My oldest lad 18 is Luke and he was only lad in his year but there is a few in the school apparently.

    Youngest lad is Finley and we thought it wasn’t very popular and I’d liked it since Luke but was over ruled first time, anyway he plays football and virtually every team has one so must have been a popular one 12 years ago.

    DezB
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    Maurice Blocker had a good fight with Lloyd Honeyghan a few years back

    SaxonRider
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    All of my kids have names that reflect their cultural inheritance. That means that some of their names are less common in these parts. It never dawned on us when picking names that what others thought would even matter.

    In an age when people can pick and choose their identity, what right would anyone have to make fun of a kid for his/her name?!?

    If my kids got made fun of and didn’t tell the one(s) doing it to ‘f’ off, then I would. And tell them to get an education in the world’s differences.

    Bagstard
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    Kids aren’t nice, they can all be a bit nasty and I’m sure mine will be no different. My son is only five and someone called him ‘****’ at school last term, must be a word their parents use. We spoke to his teachers, but you can’t be going to the school every time someone calls them a name.

    DezB
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    One of the sports teachers(!) upset my son by changing his name to a similar girl’s name. The kids then obviously copied it. Was going to go and slap him, but my lad wasn’t that bothered.

    Still, someone somewhere will find something to take the piss out of, so names? Call em something decent or something amusing to toughen em up. 🙂

    Bagstard
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    Nice idea Dez, but what if it doesn’t toughen them up? You don’t know what your baby will be like as they grow. How will they look? Will they be naturally strong, confident, attractive? Maybe an amusing name will toughen them up and they will thrive or sadly it could be the final nail in their coffin.

    I wasn’t a pushover at school, can’t say I was bullied, but if girls are laughing at you over something as simple as your name, especially at times like puberty it can knock your confidence and you can hardly give them a slap.

    captainsasquatch
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    My moms justification was that I would sound posh when going for a job interview and was originally going to call me Simon but didn’t want people calling me simple….. got to love em !!

    Kids will probably find , and take advantage of any weakness, be it a name, a physical look, a style of dress (remember uniforms were just that- to make us uniform), in fact anything different or that stood out.
    Apparently my given name was cause for taking the rip, my surname definitely was and I was left confused when I moved schools as to how the kids in the new school knew my nickname from the previous school.
    Kids will do it and even when you try to redress the balance and return the favour, they don’t understand the harm they are doing to others, just how much they don’t like it being done to them. They need to be mature enough to understand that cheap shots are not big or clever. recipients need to understand that there are ways of dealing with it, be it fighting, ignoring, rising above or simply capitulating (Ok, so the last one isn’t a dealing mechanism). 😀
    EDIT: I’m also Welsh and this pisstaking seems to amuse some adults too. 🙄

    johnx2
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    All my kids have common names, youngest having a v common one, for his cadre, as in two others in his class at one point (not Tracey). We’ve got birthday cards from him when he was little, signed with his name and initial. (Told him he didn’t need to add the latter as we knew which one he was…) Anyway, he has complained about this, being g a bit of a character who could easily rock Jango or some such moniker (tho not Monica). But in the words of Tony Soprano, waddya gonna do?

    DezB
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    Nice idea Dez, but what if it doesn’t toughen them up?

    I did put a smiley… My son’s name is fairly easy to take the piss out of, but he likes it because it’s a cool name and no-one else is called it. He’s not the toughest kid ever 😆

    maccruiskeen
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    Everyone is trying so damn hard to be middle class and unique that it all just ends up being diluted chavvery.

    We’ve spawned a generation who’ll be condemned to repeatedly spell out their name to people over the phone.

    Rockape63
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    My son’s name is fairly easy to take the piss out of, but he likes it because it’s a cool name and no-one else is called it.

    come on then….what is it?

    RustySpanner
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    I’m guessing Dolby.
    🙂

    perchypanther
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    My son’s name is fairly easy to take the piss out of, but he likes it because it’s a cool name and no-one else is called it.

    Catheter?

    DezB
    Free Member

    Dolby?!?

    I’m asked to reveal personal info by someone called “Rockape63”. Yeah, like that’s gonna happen 😆

    Bagstard
    Free Member

    Englebert Bumstick?

    DezB
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    OK ok, turn this into a DezB bullying thread why don’tcha!

    It’s Maurice Brownnose ok? Told you it was cool.

    Rockape63
    Free Member

    I’m asked to reveal personal info by someone called “Rockape63”. Yeah, like that’s gonna happen

    I have very odd parents! 😕

    perchypanther
    Free Member

    Is it BezD?

    DezB
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    I have very odd parents!

    So does my lad.

    Rockape63
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    That list of top names is interesting….having a scan through, I see there were a number of girls named Havana! 😯

    There are a few jokes there!

    hora
    Free Member

    Babycentre says Lucas 4th, Luke 20th.

    Ethan? Sheesh that’s high up.

    Noah, that’s an interesting top name. Our friends have a son called Noah. We looked at Jewish names, then chose the last one in the alphabet 8)

    RustySpanner
    Full Member

    Yahweh?
    You’ve got to hope your kids do well but that’s crazy.

    We have Asian mates with a lad called Aryan, which does wind some people up a treat.

    DezB
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    How high up is Alex? Out of 22 rugby kids (13/14 y.o) 5 of them are called Alex!
    (not my son though)

    skulldigger
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    We live in a village in the north east of England, the epicentre of racist tory middle England so I think the chances of being bullied cos of a name like maurice are fairly low compared to other areas I guess. everyone knows everyone. Genetic diversity is a bit low.

    The wife has red hair too so there is a 50% chance of him being called “ginger (ging-ger)” throughout school anyway, regardless of the name.

    aracer
    Free Member

    You could of course have checked yourself, but I was curious enough about something I’m not sure if you missed there.

    Alex is in 75th place on the list…

    aracer
    Free Member

    though the most obvious name to be abbreviated to Alex is in 22nd place (I note that there are also some boys called Alexandar – if you want to spend life having to correct people spelling your name wrong clearly you need parents who can’t spell). Which makes me wonder why they don’t abbreviate it to something else – there being an obvious – and quite cool – example currently on kids TV quite a lot and occasionally on adult TV too. I know what I’d do if I was 13.

    aracer
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    I didn’t mean that sort of adult TV

    funkmasterp
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    My name must have been very popular in the 70’s as there are six of us at work. All around the same age too. Once had to send an email to four Phillips / Philips from a Phillip. Don’t like the name personally it’s very boring and I don’t even have a middle name I can use.

    Took us ages to decide on our sons name. We finally settled on an old name that didn’t appear in the most popular lists. Just appealed to us and really suits the little guy. Oddly enough we’ve come across his name twice since. Once in a movie and the other time was a world’s strongest man contestant. His middle name is Hendrix due to my love of the musician, Mr’s Funkmasters German heritage and her father being called Henry.

    Maurice sounds okay. I know three older chaps with that name, so it does remind me of old people though.

    mattsccm
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    If you are worried about your kids change your surname.
    Its a bugger I reckon being up with the Y’s on the reading list on the wall at school.
    What ever, make sure the name is not too long and has absolutely no variations or you can bet they will be used.
    Do not call a boy Jayden. In 23 years of teaching, every single one I have met has been a little ****
    Try to predict the future and if your kid is going to grow up thick, shy or with a speech impediment avoid multi syllable names.

    mattsccm
    Free Member

    And use names properly.

    skulldigger
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    An update:
    Baby arrived yesterday 🙂
    ..bloody hell it’s a boy!

    Jimi Hendrix was playing on the radio singing ‘hey joe’ when the head popped out which I thought was cool.

    Wife is carefully allowing me to agree with her choice of name. So there we have it: Maurice Joe Clark 7 lb 10 oz.
    I’m already calling him mo-joe bless him.

    DezB
    Free Member

    Cool! Congratulations to you all. Really glad you stuck to your guns and went with the original choice of name 🙂

    senorj
    Full Member

    Fair play.
    Here’s to M.J.. 🙂

    Cougar
    Full Member

    Maurice Joe Clark 7 lb 10 oz.

    7 lb 10 are funny middle names.

    Congrats, mind.

    (Is “Morris” not preferable to “Maurice”? I think I’d prefer it if it were my name.)

    skulldigger
    Free Member

    Morris is the English version but it reminds us too much of funny dancers and crap cars. They are at least almost pronounced the same. I do tend to say ‘eece’opposed to ‘iss’. The wife doesn’t of course.

    thestabiliser
    Free Member

    Was gonna post something nice about our Morris welcoming your Maurice to the world but after that last outburst….. SCREW YOU and your poncy French off spring nomenclature! Just kidding. :). Congratulations and names are now the least of your worries, strap yourself in!!!
    Maurice Joe is a proper cool combination BTW.

    tang
    Free Member

    Congratulations! Any threads started by you with ‘I’ve lost my mojo…’ will be worrisome. Being a Dad is ace.
    You have to buy him a guitar also. Mo Joe Clark? What a name!

    Cougar
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    Morris is the English version but it reminds us too much of funny dancers and crap cars

    As opposed to Maurice Gibb and all the Joker references earlier in the thread.

    Maybe “Mo” is a better choice. But the horse has bolted hasn’t it.

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