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    Outside the school gates with child number 2 this morning when I heard a mum shout to a younger child “Saracen, get back here now!”

    That’s the oddest one I’ve heard in ages. Any others?

    allthepies
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    Just watch that prison proggy on ITV (was on last night). All the loons have crazy names.

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    😆

    Probably a Gladiators fan in her youth and he has siblings called Wolf, Hunter (actually quite popular now) and Lightning.

    jamiesilo
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    my brother was in the passport office in glasgow.
    there was a neddy type whose kids were called Maison and Antwanettey (think it was actually spelt like that, and was pronounced with a ‘netty’at the end)

    apparently Maison is in some kids’ names books

    ‘bonjour, je m’appelle House…’

    scruff
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    I ride past Lightning’s house most days.

    My sister is the practice manager for a dental surgery in the New Forest, and some of the christian names of the kids she has coming in these days are almost unbelievable.
    My 2 personal favourites of late have been Blade and Thor… 😀

    bigyinn
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    Here are some of the gems from my son’s year 1 class.
    Bam
    Zayon
    Seven (girl)
    Draven

    Vinny, NZ has a bit of a craze going on for silly names these days – http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/06/new-zealand-justice-baby-names

    When did it become acceptable to give your kid a dogs name?

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    Bam

    Sam Hill’s son is called Bam Hill.

    🙂

    Joe
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    I’m going to call my son Woody

    My mother in law recently taught a kid called Jedi Starbuck.
    A friend of ours mother in law changed her christian name to Armani Versace.

    Bigyinn I also know of a girl called seven.

    bigyinn
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    Really, how bizarre, some sort Trekkie thing perhaps?

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    Bullys just get it handed to them on a plate these days….

    Thats what i was thinking too. I dont think it is that bad as stupid names go. Bad enough not to use it mind you.

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    loughor
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    I’m in Hong kong. A Chinese colleague asked me help him choose an English name, and phonetically from his Chinese name, Simon was a good choice. He came back from registration with his new identity card bearing the name Nomis.

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    A friend decided to settle the argument of what to call their son by putting it out to internet poll of all their friends. We all voted for Megatron.

    He is not called Megatron 🙁

    duckman
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    Overheard in shop in rough part of Dundee…”Orlando-Storm! eh’ll boot yir ‘erse!

    headfirst
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    I’m in Hong kong. A Chinese colleague asked me help him choose an English name, and phonetically from his Chinese name, Simon was a good choice. He came back from registration with his new identity card bearing the name Nomis.

    Having grown up in Hong Kong, this reminds me of Rednaxela Road, which IIRC is in the Mid-Levels

    andyl
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    scruff – Member
    I ride past Lightning’s house most days.

    Whenever I think of the Gladiators I have an image n my head of the men sitting at home like Ben Stiller at the end of Dodge Ball. Dunno why.

    bigyinn
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    headfirst – Member

    I’m in Hong kong. A Chinese colleague asked me help him choose an English name, and phonetically from his Chinese name, Simon was a good choice. He came back from registration with his new identity card bearing the name Nomis.

    Having grown up in Hong Kong, this reminds me of Rednaxela Road, which IIRC is in the Mid-Levels
    Is that because they read from R to L or something?

    I live in a small rural town in Devon in which there are not one but two young chaps called Merlin. Make of that what you will…

    Anyone read Freakonomics? There is an interesting chapter in that about baby’s names and the links with social mobility.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_dismal_science/2005/04/a_roshanda_by_any_other_name.single.html

    http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_dismal_science/2005/04/trading_up.html

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    When did it become acceptable to give your kid a dogs name?

    When people started giving their kids diminutive names instead of the full version:
    Ben, Sam, Charlie, Alex, Stacey, Millie, Ellie etc.

    All perfectly good names for a Budgie or a Yorkshire Terrier, but not for a human.
    Give them the full name, for Christ’s sake – at least they’ll have a choice when they’re adults.
    Heard a woman calling her son Kenzo in Tesco last week.
    It’s a perfume apparantly.

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    I’ve done a bit of research on popular baby names for work in recent years.

    Amazingly there are something like five spellings of “Kayden” or “Jayden” above “Paul”.

    I know someone called Santa and someone called Rudolf, both of whom come from eastern Europe, which kind of explains it, but still makes me 😆

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    Amazingly there are something like five spellings of “Kayden” or “Jayden”

    Yeah, I was chuckling with the coach about my son’s football team – son is called Lydon, plus Lyle, Hayden, Kaeden, Kyle and er, Joe. 🙂

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    A friend had a Shakira in her class… 🙄

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    son is called Lydon, plus Lyle, Hayden, Kaeden, Kyle and er, Joe

    Any nobody just called Den any more! I suggested Dennis for our forthcoming nipper but wife wasn’t keen.

    bencooper
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    When did it become acceptable to give your kid a dogs name?

    I was named after the neighbour’s dog. So it’s not a new thing 😉

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    Friends of mine had a dog called Chloe which was knocked down and killed. Several years later they had a daughter which they also christened Chloe, which I’ve always thought very odd.

    bencooper
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    Are they Buddhist?

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    I live in a small rural town in Devon in which there are not one but two young chaps called Merlin. Make of that what you will…

    You live in or near Totnes?

    joao3v16
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    We named our 2yo Luca.

    I wanted to give him ‘Skywalker’ for a middle name but HRH didn’t see the funny side.

    None of our 6yo’s school friends have unusual names, although for some reason my wife gave our 6yo two middle names – ‘August’ (no idea why), and ‘Cameron’ (from BBC news report on David Cameron) 😕

    bencooper
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    I wanted to name our daughter Minnie.

    I was overruled.

    bigyinn
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    When people started giving their kids diminutive names instead of the full version:
    Ben, Sam, Charlie, Alex, Stacey, Millie, Ellie etc.
    Why give your child a name that will never be their true name. How many children these days will be called Charles, Samuel or Alexander? I see no need to burden my son with a name that is from the past. I do take exception to made up or bastardised names that are chosen just to make their child’s name sound unique (and often stupid).
    Although there should be more children called Dave. When was the last time you heard a parent shout for Dave or David?

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    bigyinn – Member
    Why give your child a name that will never be their true name. How many children these days will be called Charles, Samuel or Alexander?

    Because you give them the choice.
    Using the diminutive as the given name is just selfish and infantilising.
    (In my opinion, of course 😀 )

    Call the kid by the diminutive if you like, but give them the choice of an adults name as well as a childish one.

    I see no need to burden my son with a name that is from the past.

    But all the diminutive forms of the names I quoted are just as old as the full versions.
    So you’re still using a ‘name that is from the past’.

    I do take exception to made up or bastardised names that are chosen just to make their child’s name sound unique (and often stupid).

    Well, all names are made up at some point, aren’t they?

    Although there should be more children called Dave. When was the last time you heard a parent shout for Dave or David?

    I’m with you on that one though. 🙂

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    Apperntly there is a kid in Dundee called Pochahontas McGinty. always makes me chuckle thinking of that.

    Overheard a mother complaining at swiming lessons the other day that her kids name was wrong on his new swimming certificate. Correct spelling should be Kondyie (pronounced Condie)IS IT ANY BLOODY WONDER? The kid will be correcting spelling for the rest of his life.

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    An ex’s daughter was called Xsara. Yep, after the Citroen. Her dad ‘liked the look of it.’

    A mate (who’s on here, but doesnt post much) teaches, and one of his pupils was Oceanstorm. His parents requested that it wasn’t ever shortened to Ocean or Storm too. Presumably because that was ridiculous……

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    When people started giving their kids diminutive names instead of the full version:
    Ben, Sam, Charlie, Alex, Stacey, Millie, Ellie etc.
    All perfectly good names for a Budgie or a Yorkshire Terrier, but not for a human.

    awesome you managed to get 3 of my family in there and almost a fourth.

    What’s Stacey short for btw?

    bigyinn
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    Rusty, I see your point, but to me Samuel, and Charles are up there with Isambard etc as “old names”.
    People who try and spell the name differently with y substituting for i are just idiots. Just because you’ve spelt their name differently doesn’t mean they won’t still turn out to be a checkout operator and not a brain surgeon.

    plyphon
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    My sister is the practice manager for a dental surgery in the New Forest, and some of the christian names of the kids she has coming in these days are almost unbelievable.
    My 2 personal favourites of late have been Blade and Thor…

    I know someone called Thor who is from Sailsbury, so going to assume its the same guy as that name is rather rare!

    He’s actually a super nice dude, despite what the name would suggest.

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