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    Thank you all for your responses. I think with such a mixed bag of reactions it might be best to go back to the drawing board rather than fret about how it will be received.

    Here's hoping out of all the millions of names we can find an alternative

    Thanks again and good luck with your own pregnancy/parenting journeys.

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    I know a very senior professional in a large mining company whos name is Walter King and actually goes by "Wal King". Not sure if he got teased as a kid but geez he's doing well for himself now, done him no harm!!

    I also know a Rod Stuart and Michael Carmichael.

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    My partners surname is the same as a popular brand of alcohol. We always get that reference made. Unfortunetly, unless you are totally 100% prepared to deal with the jokes (which will be made) then don't do it. As you're already unsure, there's your answer. And your son will have to put up with the wise cracks his whole life. It actually is a really nice name, but you probably should alter it. How about something similar, like Milo or Miller? Not really a big fan of those, but that's all I could think of that sound similar..

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    Hmm I probably wouldnt do it. Im sure it wouldnt be a big deal when he's older, but you never know....better safe than sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximum22 View Post
    Sorry I've giggled through this whole thread about it so no I wouldn't.
    Yep, this. Sorry!

    I like the PP suggestion of Milo

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    I honestly wouldn't think twice. I don't really think school aged children would really know the saying "walk a mile in ... shoes" It might be a bit more of a problem in Secondary school, but I don't think it's a bad name.

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    *giggle* No WAY!!!

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    Argh.. we have the same problem.

    My partners last name is Ball.

    As to not have our child grow up being picked one it rules out a few names we liked..

    Chase Ball <- that's just mean right

    Ava Ball <- Have a ball ;-)

    Parker Ball <- Ball park etc

    You get the picture!

    I think you might be right to go back to the drawing board! Best of luck


 

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