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#1 imamumto3

Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:08 PM

Looking on my local hospitals online nursery photos & saw a little boy named Buzz.  For some reason, although it reminds me of toy story, I dont mind it!

#2 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:13 PM

At my children's primary school we had a Tiger, a Diesel and a Chicane. they were always being asked what their real names were. If anyone seriously thinks Buzz is a good name for a real, living person they should maybe change their own name to Buzz.

#3 greenthumbs

Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:15 PM

Buzz Aldrin

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Edited by greenthumbs, 13 August 2012 - 10:15 PM.


#4 chickendrumstick

Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:17 PM

Eugene Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.

#5 imamumto3

Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:17 PM

[quote name='Old Grey Mare' date='13/08/2012, 10:13 PM' post='14825782']
At my children's primary school we had a Tiger, a Diesel and a Chicane. they were always being asked what their real names were. If anyone seriously thinks Buzz is a good name for a real, living person they should maybe change their own name to Buzz.
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there was a Tiger at DDs day care.  For a long time I thought is was a nickname & wondered why the teachers called him by his nn all the time.

#6 Imaginary friend

Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:56 AM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 13/08/2012, 11:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If anyone seriously thinks Buzz is a good name for a real, living person they should maybe change their own name to Buzz.


I dont particularly like the name Buzz but I dont get your comment - there are lots of names I do like but Im not going to change my name from Deborah to them unsure.gif

#7 babychacha

Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:09 AM

There was a Tiger at the playground yesterday.

I know there is a Tiger Woods and a Buzz Aldrin but sometimes the American names just don't work so well here. Clearly just my view but we don't usually have names like:

Randy
Candy
Chuck
Buzz
Tiger



#8 BobBottersnike

Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:11 AM

My FILs nn is Buzz, like Buzz Aldrin.

It's not a name I would give on a birth certificate.

#9 HRH Countrymel

Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:15 AM

QUOTE (chickendrumstick @ 13/08/2012, 10:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Eugene Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.


Yes

And Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods


Nothing wrong with the nickname - but it IS a nickname.

For the record we LOVE Buzz Aldrin in this house! Not so much that we'd officially name a child that though.

#10 FlamingoG

Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:14 PM

I just saw Chicane in another list on here, and am aghast that this has genuinely made it on to a real life kid. It's a TRAFFIC CALMING device, for gawds sake, like a ROUNDABOUT or SPEEDBUMP. Have I missed something? Are we naming people after things we see out the car window now? I like this game - Bollard?

#11 Unatheowl

Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:18 PM

QUOTE (chickendrumstick @ 13/08/2012, 11:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Eugene Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.


TBH I like Buzz better  unsure.gif



#12 (feral)epg

Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:24 PM

QUOTE (Unatheowl @ 15/11/2012, 12:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
TBH I like Buzz better  unsure.gif

and "Tiger" over Eldrick!

But I wouldn't call my child a nickname as a proper name.  Just that old prejudice about how it would look on a resume.
Can anything be shortened to "Buzz",  all I can think of is Barry or Bruce.

#13 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:03 PM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 13/08/2012, 10:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If anyone seriously thinks Buzz is a good name for a real, living person they should maybe change their own name to Buzz.

Agree.  It's the equivalent of naming your kid Toot or Honk.

I think of Buzz as a kid's nn.  The kid would probably want to grow out of it at some point.

#14 Broxie

Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:07 PM

Cute nn. Ridiculous name.
I have been known to call my DS Deanosaur. A lot. I think it's adorable on him.
I would never have actually named him that.

#15 bjk76

Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:11 PM

I taught a student who asked me to call him Buzz. His real name was Sebastian. I thought it was a bit silly as a nickname for a high school student - seems to suit a younger child in my mind.

#16 la di dah

Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:13 PM

QUOTE (babychacha @ 14/08/2012, 10:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There was a Tiger at the playground yesterday.

I know there is a Tiger Woods and a Buzz Aldrin but sometimes the American names just don't work so well here. Clearly just my view but we don't usually have names like:

Randy
Candy
Chuck
Buzz
Tiger


I have never met a Chuck or Chip who wasn't actually a Charles. I don't think Chuck is any worse than Charlie, as  NNs go? Candy's not that popular and is usually a Candace? (or a fake name)

Australia likes NN names as much as the US does, they're just different nicknames?

I don't really care for Tiger but Fox is on my own list, so, yeah.  shrug.gif My Aussie even agreed to contemplate Fox and Angel for boys. oomg2.gif

#17 Mrs Lost Wanderer

Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

I use to know a Buzz an d he was married with 4 kids. His real name was Brandon though, but not even his wife calls him that.


#18 la di dah

Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:15 PM

Someone will have to explain to me what gravitas Bazza has that Buzz does not. roll2.gif

#19 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:19 PM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 15/11/2012, 03:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Someone will have to explain to me what gravitas Bazza has that Buzz does not. roll2.gif

None.   biggrin.gif   But it's unlikely that Bazza will be on the birth certificate.  It's just a nn, used by choice, not because you have to.  Same with Buzz (I hope!)

#20 lactasticmama

Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:22 PM

Oh that is cool! I like it!

Edited by PippityPip, 15 November 2012 - 03:23 PM.


#21 LookMumNoHands

Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

QUOTE (FlamingoG @ 15/11/2012, 03:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just saw Chicane in another list on here, and am aghast that this has genuinely made it on to a real life kid. It's a TRAFFIC CALMING device, for gawds sake, like a ROUNDABOUT or SPEEDBUMP. Have I missed something? Are we naming people after things we see out the car window now? I like this game - Bollard?


Oooh, good one! I like Bollard too. Might pop it on my list for boys right now  original.gif .

#22 Bernard Woolley

Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:33 PM

It fails my personal 'Prime Minister *Buzz* Smith' test, but so many names that fail that test seem to get a guernsey on EB, I'm not sure what the problem is?

#23 Jenferal

Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

I actually don't hate Buzz, but wouldn't use it. Chicane is all kinds of wrong!


#24 la di dah

Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:51 PM

I keep reading "Chicano" which is all kinds of confusing.

#25 boatiebabe

Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:10 PM

My DS's middle name is Buzz.

Each to their own.

The 10 most popular baby boy names are like fingernails down a chalkboard for me (shrug).




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