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    Quote Originally Posted by Funchu View Post
    I like Lotus-Moon (well maybe not with the hyphen). I'm not a hippie, but seem to be strangely drawn to some of these sorts of names... e.g. Rain, River, Star, Willow, Magnolia... I'd never be allowed to use any of them though! (maybe Willow) I'm also banned from using names from fantasy novels... so annoying!
    Me too, I love Star, Storm, Willow, Rain, etc. even though I'm not at all hippy, and I always try and find name inspiration from fantasy and games like World of Warcraft, lol. For girls at least; I prefer traditional boys' names. But DH has insisted that we only use normal names for our kids that are spelt correctly. We have such different taste in names though, but for now we've kind of got an unspoken agreement on William and Ariana. We'll probably change our minds though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funchu View Post
    Okay... these are not unusual names, but DH just suggested the names Timothy and Tamara for boy/girl twins... When calling them for dinner: "Tim Tam, time for dinner"! lol

    I told him I don't like them because his name starts with T

    Oh how I'd love boy/girl twins though

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    Love Ariana, and Adriana too! Love Rain and River for boys. Dont think i could use them though.

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    There was actually a thread here a few years back where someone had named their kid Duke, called him Duke... etc... and when he was a few months old, they got a letter from BDM telling them to change it because it wasn't allowed. I don't remember what happened, but I remembered thinking it would have been a sucky situation to be in!

    I'm in complete agreement with Ngaiz when she says there's a big difference between unusual and names spelt so ridiculously you, the parent, comes off looking like an uneducated twit. The worst is when language rules are completely ignored, and nobody considers how it would be said by a foreigner. For example - we, as Australians, are lazy with our speech... so while we would pronounce "Summuh," the same way we'd pronounce "Summer," take it elsewhere. How would an American pronounce it? It would sound very different indeed.

    I'd name my child Meadow if I could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post

    I'd name my child Meadow if I could.
    First or middle name? Roger Taylor's (Queen, not Duran Duran) middle name is Meadow.

    I don't like his youngest daughters name - Lola Daisy Mae. If he were a Southern American it might suit better than a rock stars daughter

    And his son Rufus, as much as I love that name he'd get the nickname Roofie and well.. A reputation too haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post

    I'd name my child Meadow if I could.
    Middle name Lea?

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    Default Re: Are unusual names cruel?

    Now that would be cruel

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    That would be hilarious

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    Rufus is an awesome name, I'd never think roofie,

    It's a name that will grow with the child too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    There was actually a thread here a few years back where someone had named their kid Duke, called him Duke... etc... and when he was a few months old, they got a letter from BDM telling them to change it because it wasn't allowed. I don't remember what happened, but I remembered thinking it would have been a sucky situation to be in!

    I'm in complete agreement with Ngaiz when she says there's a big difference between unusual and names spelt so ridiculously you, the parent, comes off looking like an uneducated twit. The worst is when language rules are completely ignored, and nobody considers how it would be said by a foreigner. For example - we, as Australians, are lazy with our speech... so while we would pronounce "Summuh," the same way we'd pronounce "Summer," take it elsewhere. How would an American pronounce it? It would sound very different indeed.

    I'd name my child Meadow if I could.
    Realllyyyy? I know someone who called their son that.


 

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