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#1 CherryAmes

Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:57 PM

My two children have weird names, I'm happy to admit.

I often have strangers come up to me with them (because they are just so cute and beautiful), and often get asked what their names are. When I tell them, I get the usual responses:

"Oh."

"Where did you get that name from?"

"That'll be hard to spell."

"What culture is that from/is that from your husband's culture" etc.

I take the rough with the smooth; I chose the names, after all. However, the funniest one was in the supermarket this week, when a client of my partner saw my baby for the first time. When my partner revealed his name, his response was, "No, come on, what did you really call him?"

We laughed so much that the guy was sure the name was a joke. Once he realised that it wasn't, and then asked my daughter's name, he just nodded, too scared to react. Now I wish I'd told him something really outrageous.

So - what funny reactions have you had when revealing your childrens' names?

#2 bikingbubs

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

So what are the names?! original.gif
I cant remember the exact wording, but a lady in the supermarket said that "I guess someone has to use the odd ones"
and its not even that odd! His name is Reuben.
So far no comments about DD (Pippa)

#3 EssentialBludger

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

LOL, I once had a "friend" say to me: "You can tell you were 16 when you named her!"

Her name is Ruby. wacko.gif

#4 raven74

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

"I don't like it, it's a tree!"
Mil's response to DD's name.

#5 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

It's not a reaction to his name, but the day bub was born, my MIL gave different spellings of bub's name to different family members. i didn't even know that "Dillon" was an alternate way to spell Dylan until then, Dillon just looks weird.

Edited by Dylan's Mummy, 27 January 2013 - 08:08 PM.


#6 sakura73

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:09 PM

"But he'll be called Farty at school!" said my mother in horror when I told her DS would be Arthur.

#7 littleboysmum

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

Ruby is a gorgeous name EB. I'm far from 16 and I think it's beautiful. wacko.gif

#8 Chief Pancake Make

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

People ask why we chose Freya, was there any special meaning?

As a joke I have started saying it was due to our scandinavian heritage.   I am Irish, DH is Chinese.

#9 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

I have had a few great ones...

- Huh? Are you joking?
- What? Umm... Why?
- Err... Bit affected by the drugs were you?
- What do you think he will want to call himself when he is older?

And the classic:
- Oh. Right. Well... Congratulations.

#10 Laborious Nicety

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

'Well, I suppose I will get used to it' from my beloved elderly cousin when we told her DS2's name.

We also had a childcare worker who persisted in spelling his name Gaspar and pronouncing it like that.

#11 Lucretia Borgia

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

I have a Henry, I was down the street with him when he was a baby, a nice old lady stopped to look at him, made all the appropriate cooing noises and then asked his name:

Me: Henry
her: oh, where's your family from dear?
Me: Australia, I'm about fourth or fifth generation Australian, Anglo, Scottish background
Her: oh...it's just not a very Anglo name is it?


Wtf? are you kidding me...there's only been, like, 8 kings of England called Henry!  wacko.gif


#12 au*lit

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

Ohhh...









...is that a family name?

QUOTE (Lucretia Borgia @ 27/01/2013, 07:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wtf? are you kidding me...there's only been, like, 8 kings of England called Henry!  wacko.gif


Not to mention the prince who is currently third in line to the English throne!

#13 Hattie

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:22 PM

I actually had one just last Friday. DS is about to start FYOS and we went to his school for a meet and greet with other families. One mother introduced herself then asked my son's name. When I said 'Hugh' she said 'pardon?', and when I repeated it she said 'is that short for something, I've never heard that name before'

Hugh Jackman, Hugh Grant, Hugh Laurie not ringing any bells?? Apparently not.

Funniest part was she then went on to tell me that her son's name was Jaymon.

Cheers,
Julie


#14 Lauren Bell

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

QUOTE (au*lit @ 27/01/2013, 09:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ohhh...









...is that a family name?



Not to mention the prince who is currently third in line to the English throne!




No your thinking of prince Harry :-)



#15 **Anna**

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:25 PM

QUOTE (MissBB @ 27/01/2013, 09:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No your thinking of prince Harry :-)


I am fairly confident his christened name is Henry. His nickname is Harry. original.gif

#16 delli

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

QUOTE (MissBB @ 27/01/2013, 08:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No your thinking of prince Harry :-)

Whose name is: Henry Charles Albert David

#17 EssentialBludger

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

QUOTE (littleboysmum @ 27/01/2013, 09:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ruby is a gorgeous name EB. I'm far from 16 and I think it's beautiful. wacko.gif


Thanks, I love it too! The way she said it you would have thought I'd named her Tequila-Navaeh-Rainbow-Moonbeam or something. wacko.gif

Edited by EssentialBludger, 27 January 2013 - 08:27 PM.


#18 Lucretia Borgia

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:27 PM

Yep, he is officially Prince Henry of Wales.....

Ah yes, the " is that a family name"....Very funny au lit!

Hattie ....also very funny.....do some people live under a rock?!


#19 Mumma3

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

Yes, but his real name is Henry - Harry is his nickname

Edited to say SNAP - seriously, when I wrote that post, the previous comment was from MissBB. But now, I just look silly!

Edited by Mumma3, 27 January 2013 - 08:29 PM.


#20 lovedupmumma

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

QUOTE
Me: Henry
her: oh, where's your family from dear?
Me: Australia, I'm about fourth or fifth generation Australian, Anglo, Scottish background
Her: oh...it's just not a very Anglo name is it?


We have a Henry too, and I've found that those who like it say "What a classic name" while those who clearly don't say "What an old fashioned name". They are saying the same thing really, but then again saying something completely different.

#21 sakura73

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:29 PM

QUOTE (lovedupmumma @ 27/01/2013, 09:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We have a Henry too, and I've found that those who like it say "What a classic name" while those who clearly don't say "What an old fashioned name". They are saying the same thing really, but then again saying something completely different.


I get the same with Arthur.

#22 lafonda

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

The worst we get is "But that is a girls name"


DS is Ashley. Ah well. We love it.

If he had've been a girl, she would have been Hayden, that would get more comments I imagine.

#23 Freddie'sMum

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

"that's a dog's name".



#24 Mrs Optimus

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

DS: Oh really? Isn't that a last name?

DD: Really? Really? Thats her ACTUAL name? How did you get your DH to agree to that?

#25 Mamacass2

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

Why did you call her that?

Oh that's unusual!

And the classic from my dad who has a very bad short term memory, "when I need to remember her name I will think "I go to the petrol station and I add-a-litre of petrol!"
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Her name of course is Adelita.




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