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as a real name
fucking die. In a pit of fire
p.s. who the fuck calls their baby Logan
don't name your baby after a pornstar
are people calling their kids Phil The Power Taylor on their birth certificates?
Jack and Harry and Alfie and Max and Archie and Leo and Freddie and Jamie and Theo and they're all in the top 50 despite not being real names.
Just Ollie. These people should have their kids taken off them.
well that's just fucking silly. where do you think the names came from in the first place?
Because my parents weren't tools.
Now, unless you're going to offer a defence of how anyone can name their child Ollie and not be a despicable human being, I suggest this subthread is over.
I don't understand why anyone can take offence at what this really. Personal preference surely
Choosing names that are NOT names at all - now that is daft. See most celebs
Man alive NOTHING fucks me off more in the world as people who change Jamie to James. What utter cunts. They deserve to die.
It's a matter of respect to get someone's name right. You don't just change it because you feel the need. Jamie is traditionally a Scottish name. Not some cunty girls name in America. It's a proper name, not a nick name or formality. FUCK.
STUPID CUNTS NEED TO LEARN SOME RESPECT AND REALISE THIS.
as a Jack myself i'm outraged
the boys' name Beefy entered the top 100 names at 47
It's not gonna make Audrey fancy you, y'know.
Can't go to a supermarket nowadays without a couple of mums shouting my name at their bratty kids.
Interesting fact: My name and the names of my two brothers are all in the top ten - when we were born (between 21 and 26 years ago), they were nowhere near it. My parents = ahead of the curve.
it's getting worse! My grandma said she'd never heard of my name when I was born.
presumably this is a stupid Wolverine reference
If you're going to name your kid after a comic book character at least come up with something more interesting - Doctor Octopus?
her husband is a big X-Men fan so yes; named after Wolverine.
Nothing to do with X-Men.
There are logans everywhere in scotland. I think it's a lovely name, but as i believe it means 'wee hills, I will not be calling my baby this.
I can't imagine a 40 year old man called Jayden being taken seriously.
But yeah, I imagine they'll just become Jays, everyone strives for reassuring conformity in the end.
Not long now before lollipop men are called Darren
I hope I have quintuplets.
Donnie and Connie
luckily Mr S vetoed me :)
people who write facebook updates from the perspective of the baby.
"Mummy and Daddy gave me a bath today.." etc
with a profile pic of their kid/s.
*especially a daily commentary on the amount of sleep they got last night.
/So/ upper middle class.
number 2- 5: jack, harry, alfie, charlie????? THESE ARE NOT PROPER NAMES (maybe jack is, at a push)
i had no idea this was a 'thing' - i assumed they were all henrys/alfreds/charlesssss who had chosen to go by something else.
(it's kylie, fyi)
And Alfie is short for Alfredo.
Apart from Clementine. I don't think that'll ever make it.
apparently his dad was called Terry, and was upset that he'd gone through life never having a nickname, and didn't want the same fate to befall his son.
Tel was an odd guy, now he's a Jim Davidson-esque comedian specialising in anti-semitic jokes, apparently
apparently it was so the kid could choose what it would stand for when he was old enough
The parents called him Effy
all the kids called him Fuckface
i'd only call my kid Logan if my surname was Run.
he changed it to robert last year by deed poll. smart lad.
fallen 49 places since 2000. The girls list changes every year though. The boys list, ok, it's changed because a lot of eejits are doing the whole nickname thing, but they're still just takes on the good old proper classic names. You could look at every year's one for the last 200 years and the only thing really much different would be the rise in Bradleys. Whereas names aren't allowed to stay on the girls one for more than 6 years by law.
males: sturdy, dependable rocks
people would just turn around and give me thumbs up. cool dream.
My name has slowly dwindled from Wembley Arena-like heights a few years ago and is now back playing the Shepherds Bush Empire.
good solid dog name, Sam. And Ben.
He used to sit next to me when I was a baby and then bark when strangers came near. HERO DOG.
but where the fuck is Andrew?
Is my name so unfashionable?
I thought it had to be from the number of Archies and Bobbys.
Seeing as my son is called Theo (which is apparently "not" a real name)
What I don't like (and several of our friends have done this) is when you give yur child a name and then say he/she will be known as something else
Amelia Jane (to be known as Millie)
Nathaniel James (Known as Nat)
Matilda (known as Tilly)
Why do that? Impose your will on your child, and also, pick a name that doesn't require shortening in the first place
*slightly over-reacting rant*
i genuinely couldn't give a fuck about any of this shortening thing. or even the middle class use of middle names i mentioned above, tbh.
the lamest thing about naming is the tediousness of choosing some flavour of the month fashionable name.
It's people who give kids a first name and a middle name, then call them by the middle name that I don't understand.
Seems a little forceful
I like it. It allows me to have a professional name and a name that friends use. This was all a bit tainted by Friends where Rachel starts going out with a Joshua.
aren't you about 22?
Family 'obligations' leading you to give a first name that's expected.
Initials that don't work one way. E.g. Reginald Arthur Smith spells 'RAS' but Arthur Reginald Smith spells 'ARS'.
If I get some poncy shit ribbon thing off the Queen I fucking well want to be 'Theodore' on that certificate not 'Theo'.
My parents wanted me to be called Tilly, but though I should have a proper name too. Tbh I'd feel a bit weird if i were at the dentist or a job interview or something and they called me out as 'Tilly'. Cheers.
Now that's a name that just screams "success"
Bit annoying really, it'd become a yearly news event, same as them moaning about Christmas being called Winterval
upbringing, and any kind of twee manifestatio of their love for each other. People are mostly joyless idfiots. How about live and let live.
(yes, my baby is going to have a FB page, and a nickname.)
now i know you're taking the piss. i was worried about that facebook thing for a moment. that's kinda creepy when people do that.
I have never seen that
He's 9 months old.
they change so much, and so quickly, when they're totesy, it's important that you capture lots.
Generations of humans have survived without photos of their every action. It might be nice to have for the parents and grandparents and future girlfriends to get broody over, but I think "important" might be stretching it.
All of our lives are different now because of technology. When I was 20, I would rarely take pics of me and friends at a party, in the pic, at the park- I would perhaps buy one roll of film gong on holiday, and one for Chirstmas day, and that would be it. Nowadays, people are snap happy, and so why shouldn't it extend to capturing milestones in their child's life. ESPECIALLy when they are at the gurgly smiley stage and have fat little wrists and ankles. OOOOohhhhhhhhhhhh! <ovaries everywhere>
Once they get to 10 they can fuck off though.
I don't give a toss what you call your kids.
and yet still called your baby Theo
I'm in tears
I HOPE YOUR FUUCKIN HAAPY
Insulting an innocent child you've never met, or OUR theo.
YOU'RE MEAN -DAN-, REAL MEAN!
We've already got Smee and guntrip covering the necessary 'Daniel' alternatives.
My father was a veteran, show some respect.
And I'm surprised that a great name like LEO is only 36.
Can't be a great name
Steve, John, Pete, Dave
None of these are "real" according to the definition I believe is being applied here
It's actually a completely separate name to Jonathan. And it's in the Bible.
Dave is a TV channel.
but Jack isn't. WHAT A WORLD.
You might as well call your child Pascal.
Apart from John.
hope this helps
Language evolves people - get with it
would call their baby Steve, or Dave? Steve is your mate from down the pub, with the beer gut and Crystal Palace tattoo. Steve is not your baby
OK, so they are never going to have badges/door names/sickers etc with their names on but neither did I...Lauren was rare 30 years ago
bet whole load of stupid people call thier daughters Ronnie now there's one in Eastenders...pfftypfft
LANGUAGE CHANGES OVER TIME SHEEPLE
I'm pretty sure it's going to be a very common name.
as is Ronnie
Sam and Ella.
Colleague who called her child Yvonne, but had only ever seen it written down so pronounced it (wait for it)
before the first film came out.
and when the teacher called her 'Shi-von' she replied "Actually it's pronounced 'See-ob-han'".
i refuse to believe this.
Might have been sausagedog or untrue, I forget.
don't even care. You're irish deal with it.
i'm not just liberally racist for the sake of it.
he's even told me how to do it.
TRY AND FOOL ME NOW
(i really wasn't close at all was i. sorry.)
pretty sure i can guess what I-S' name is now.
THERE'S A 'H' IN THERE - HOW COULD IT SOUND LIKE CATTLE?
THE T IS THE ONE LETTER YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO IGNORE.
Spelling does NOT equal pronunciation
tadhg, naoise, caoimhe, fiachra, aoife, niamh, saoirse, ruaidhri,...
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3
ollie and jack and alfie and charlie can gtfo.
I did spend a lot of time when I first starting working here trying to find the email for 'Porrick' in the address system.
Mark. Claire. etc etc
It is not a short version of Jonathan, someone pointed this out earlier and I checked via wikipedia
Also, John is in the bible, and King John
HAHAHA - its two right?
John is definitely only one syllable.
I may be getting confused with Phoneme
I was confused :o(
Good work on owning up like a man, though.
Alexander, Elizabeth, Leonardo, Euripedes...
Put your mother on, will you?
Not even joking, feel bad for us.
He sired Eris, eh?
people are regularly calling their children things like Finley, Riley and Jayden. Fucking JAYDEN. This must be a really recent thing, or I'm totally out of touch with pop culture, because I've never met or even heard of anyone called that.
Had like 4 friends recently name their kids:
They are no longer my friends. They can get the duck sick.
girls' name in the states in the 1980's. i took a copy editing class once -- all girls. out of 15 of us, 5 of them were called jessica. well, i suppose only 4 as one of them was jessika.
Which suits him fine. He's not a henry or a harold.
Hope you all catch cancer soon! Xxx
I was thrilled to overhear a mother shouting her two young children, a boy and girl aged about 5 years old, from across the swimming pool.
"BLAZE! VEGAS! Hurry up we're going for Chicken!"
Package holidays FTW
Blaze = Boy
Vegas = Girl
his brothers name was Brick.
That talk about how their little darling Freddie / Jamie / Ollie had a poo in a big boy potty. Or slept in a big boy bed. Or "slept through". Shut up and fuck off.
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