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#1 Etienne

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:44 AM

Jagger ohmy.gif

I mean I'm all for a little 'spunk' when it comes to naming a baby (although I decided on a more traditional name, simply because I loved it for a long time) but I'm thinking... eek, poor kid!

WDYT?

#2 Mel.Bell

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:45 AM

Could be worse .... HASHTAG # roll2.gif

#3 littleboysmum

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:47 AM

NMS but heard way worse than that.

#4 Funky Cold Ribena

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:48 AM

I love it  ph34r.gif

#5 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:49 AM

Jagger has been around for a while. I think it's an awful name but it's not the worst I've seen.

#6 Ianthe

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:50 AM

I don't find Jagger all that surprising.

#7 Cat People

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:52 AM

Famous swimmer and model/singer wife (forget names) named one twin Jagger.

NMS but it's not too bad.

#8 Liv_FERAL_sh

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:53 AM

cool, but only if he moves like...

Dammit, I was trying to be funny and now that song is in my head.

#9 Etienne

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:55 AM

Hmm.. I don't think I've come across it before, perhaps it one that grows on you.  I certainly agree there is plenty worse!  I don't think it's a bogan name but one that is trying to be just a little 'too cool'.

#10 Froger

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:58 AM

Jagger is a terrific name. Reminds me of Mick Jagger, and quite honestly what's not to like about that? wink.gif

Are you worried it is more of a "last" name than a "first" name? Because I don't see the problem with that either. Plenty of traditional last names make lovely first names, like Cameron, Campbell, James, MacKenzie.


#11 ~spirited~

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:04 AM

One of DH's friends recently had a baby girl named Bowie...

#12 Grobanite

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:04 AM

QUOTE
Famous swimmer and model/singer wife (forget names) named one twin Jagger


wasn't it Grant Hackett?

#13 mards

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:05 AM

haha a friend of ours named theirs IGGY!! after POP

#14 Tigerdog

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:06 AM

QUOTE (Grobanite @ 28/11/2012, 11:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
wasn't it Grant Hackett?


Yes it was.  Hate it sick.gif

#15 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:17 AM

I think Damien Leith has a Jagger too,there's an english rock musician with a Jagger as well.

#16 MrsLexiK

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:34 AM

Jagger is actually a varient of Jaeger (German) which has been around for a very long time.  (Means hunter) I won't deny that along with Wolfgang it has been on my list, not that my DH has gone for any of the "homeland" names I have chosen original.gif

#17 DS1979

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:40 AM

QUOTE (MrsLexiK @ 28/11/2012, 11:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Jagger is actually a varient of Jaeger (German) which has been around for a very long time. (Means hunter) I won't deny that along with Wolfgang it has been on my list, not that my DH has gone for any of the "homeland" names I have chosen original.gif


I've always been curious about the name Wolfgang - is it pronounced EXACTLY like it is spelt? Or is there a special way of saying it (kind of like how an Irish name is never said the way it is spelt!)




#18 RichardParker

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

NMS but it's not awful.

#19 MintyBiscuit

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:49 AM

I like it personally, and don't think it's that out there. But I'm a westie so maybe I'm used to bogan names wink.gif

I did have a fleeting moment of wanting to name DS after my favourite musician, but quickly decided Reznor was just setting him up for trouble

#20 MrsLexiK

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

QUOTE (DS1979 @ 28/11/2012, 11:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've always been curious about the name Wolfgang - is it pronounced EXACTLY like it is spelt? Or is there a special way of saying it (kind of like how an Irish name is never said the way it is spelt!)

As far as I am aware how it sounds, I probably pronounce it out of habbit with an accent though so it might sound slightly different if you heard me yelling it in the street or at the play ground.

ETA: by accent I would automatically pronounce the W as V and tthe a gang is a bit gahng however I think it is really acceptable to prounce Wolfgang like that, and our NN in my head would have been Wolfie with a W sound not a V sound.

Edited by MrsLexiK, 28 November 2012 - 01:13 PM.


#21 lactasticmama

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:54 AM

Pfft, Jagger is fine IMO. But then we had it on our boy lists several times, so I think it's rather cool.

#22 peking homunculus

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:59 AM

Slightly OT but my little one sings "I've got the boobs like Jagger"

#23 ~buzz~

Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:09 AM

I know a few Jagger's I wouldn't use it myself but I like it

#24 ali27

Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:10 AM

In my opinion the problem with unusual / 'cool' names, is that people have an expectation of a child who is unusual or cool. If young Jagger is boring, bland and garden variety then the name just won't suit him.

#25 Gudrun

Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

I don't see anything surprising about it either. Normal and used given name and I have no expectations at all.   It's just a style of name and I like it.   And Damien Leith gives it plus points for me.




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