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#1 Imaginary friend

Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

I have been thinking about this since the thread the other day. (yes ,sad, I know rolleyes.gif )

Just for fun, I thought we could compile a list of all names which fail the Scrabble test.

In order to qualify as a failed Scrabble name, the name needs to be a real word that could be used in a game of English Scrabble or sound exactly the same as a real word but be spelt differently.

Will only count full names, not ones generally used as nn's only - so rules out Bob, Rob, Jim, Sue etc

In order to simplify the list, some categories of names only need to be shown by category, not every name in that category.

All Flower names: Lily, Rose, etc

All plant names, including trees and herbs: Ebony, Jarrah, Sage, Rosemary etc

All general nature names not covered in above: Glen, Dale, Lee, Brooke etc

All gemstone names: Ruby, Jade, Pearl etc

All occupation names: Mason, Cooper, Miller etc

All virtue names: Faith, Grace, Joy etc

All 'Intangible quality' names: Justice, Liberty, Destiny etc

All musical names: Cadence, Melody etc

All animal and bird names: Fox, Wolf, Robin, Martin etc

All weather names: Storm, Misty, Breeze, Zephyr etc

(actually I dont know if Zephyr is often used as a name, am just getting carried away with thought of using it on triple word score tongue.gif )


and then all other individual names: Mark, Paul, Eve, Ever, Gage, Peter, Sally, Paige, Carol, Marina, Grant, Sean, Dawn, Neil, Chase, Wade


Any more?

#2 Imaginary friend

Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

sorry, got a bit carried away; there were more than I realised rolleyes.gif

#3 Z-girls rock

Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

QUOTE (4kidlets @ 14/01/2013, 02:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
All weather names: Storm, Misty, Breeze, Zephyr etc

(actually I dont know if Zephyr is often used as a name, am just getting carried away with thought of using it on triple word score tongue.gif )


I dont know if there are any more.

just coming in to say Zephyr is legit - it is ALWAYS top on my name list. wink.gif I never liked scrabble anyway.

#4 Elemenopee

Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

Off the top of my head: Summer, Autumn, Winter,  Skye, Banjo, Griffin, Phoenix, Beau.
What about colour names: Scarlett, Magenta, Sienna, Gray.
Checked here
http://www.hasbro.com/scrabble/en_US/search.cfm

#5 PrincessPeach

Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

Heard a child being called Mulga the other day - I was at the beach so I hope it was a nickname.



#6 schnookaberg

Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

I know a Chicane(f), a Breeze(m)and a Kustom (m)

#7 Bam1

Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

QUOTE (PrincessPeach @ 14/01/2013, 03:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Heard a child being called Mulga the other day - I was at the beach so I hope it was a nickname.


Why? Was it your child or did your Dh say your next child had to be named after the next name you heard?


I think if you use the scrabble test as your namimg standard you miss out on a lot of great names, most of which wouldn't even be considered unusual?

#8 Cranky Kitten

Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

Aurora
Diesel
Angel


#9 PrincessPeach

Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

QUOTE (Bam1 @ 14/01/2013, 02:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why? Was it your child or did your Dh say your next child had to be named after the next name you heard?


I think if you use the scrabble test as your namimg standard you miss out on a lot of great names, most of which wouldn't even be considered unusual?


No - my grandfather used to call the brown snakes Mulga's when i was growing up. As a result evertime i hear that name i instantly think of the snakes. He hated them because not only did they kill the chickens, they would also eat any eggs, plus one bite would kill a working dog.

#10 la di dah

Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:46 PM

Directions: West, North, Westerly, Meridian, etc.
Christian
Quill
Val
Lance
Blythe
Bonnie
Belle
Viola - I know you said don't list every flower ever but hey it's also a musical instrument.
Jack
Miles
Will
Blair
Jean
Victor

#11 BadCat

Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:59 PM

Ace
Drake
Brick
Matt
Lee
Cruise
Peaches
Dawn
Lacey
Chip
Apple
Aura
Trip


#12 la di dah

Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:06 PM

I forgot:
Rae
May
Drew
Iris
Garrett
Dean
Finn

#13 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

Chuck, Rip, Trip (sounds like a Palin family reunion!).

#14 Mozzie1

Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

April, May, June



#15 elmo_mum

Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:51 PM

JET
chuck - nickname i know but....
hope
ebony


#16 HRH Countrymel

Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

QUOTE (4kidlets @ 14/01/2013, 02:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(actually I dont know if Zephyr is often used as a name, am just getting carried away with thought of using it on triple word score tongue.gif )


Hey! We have a Zephyr in our family!  It's totally legit!

#17 Imaginary friend

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

QUOTE
I think if you use the scrabble test as your namimg standard you miss out on a lot of great names, most of which wouldn't even be considered unusual?


Oh yes, I know - and I said as much in other thread. wink.gif

this list is just for fun, not intended as a true list of names to avoid original.gif

As PP mentioned, colour names are another whole category  I didnt think of.

QUOTE
April, May, June


actually, no, these do not qualify as failed Scrabble names - as they start with capitals and capital nouns are not allowed in Scrabble - although of course 'may' would be allowed as the verb.




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