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#1 =Magpie=

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

There was a thread here some time ago and the OP was adamant that she would be calling her DD Harlequin, but with some sort of "cre8ive" spelling?

The responses were overwhelmingly negative, but she seemed oblivious.  rolleyes.gif

So I was wondering, does anyone know, did she use the name?

#2 MrsLexiK

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:15 PM

I missed that thread, I thought you were asking whether you should get a Great Dane lol

#3 Katie_bella

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:15 PM

Have no idea.....but was the mn beetle? rolleyes.gif

#4 Marchioness Flea

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:20 PM

Did she like romance novels back in the day?
Do they still publish Harlequin romances??

#5 MummyWhereAreYou

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:47 PM

I didn't see the actual thread on this particular forum, however I know of a baby girl born very recently named Harliquinn and yes, the comments prior to her being born were overwhelmingly negative, with many people saying it was cruel to use the name, albeit with a different spelling. The parents believed it was a beautiful name and the large majority of people would not associate it with the disease.
For those that don't know (and I didn't) there is a disease that affects children named Harlequin's Disease. I did not google it, but believe from others it's is very sad.

Edited by MummyWhereAreYou, 02 February 2013 - 10:48 PM.


#6 kerilyntaryn

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:51 PM

wasn't she going to name her Harley Quinn

#7 kerilyntaryn

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:51 PM

wasn't she going to name her Harley Quinn

#8 =Magpie=

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:54 PM

No, not Harley Quinn.

Mummywhere are you - That spelling looks right. Probably the same one. Is she a friend, could you ask her if she is on EB?
It's not life or death but I'd be interested.

#9 rabbit hyde

Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:26 AM

I believe you may be referring to me.  As I had mentioned it in a thread and had a pretty negative response.

We used it for a middle name in the end.  The spelling wasn't creative, we used the spelling as per based on the batman character, and it wasn't that I was oblivious but the reasons given to not use the name didn't persuade me to not use it.

#10 protart roflcoptor

Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:31 AM

A batman character? Really?

I am not surprised you had many negative responses. But a middle name can be hidden or forgotten about, thank goodness.



#11 =Magpie=

Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:37 AM

Thanks rabbit hyde, I am glad you saw this thread.
I'm also glad you decided to use it as a MN.
I agree that as a word, it's quite pretty, but def NMS for a name.

#12 rabbit hyde

Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:52 AM

QUOTE (protart roflcoptor @ 03/02/2013, 01:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A batman character? Really?

I am not surprised you had many negative responses. But a middle name can be hidden or forgotten about, thank goodness.


Really.  Both me and Dh have been huge fans of the batman comics and movies, she was one of our favourite characters.

#13 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:56 AM

Congratulations in the birth of your daughter Rabbit Hyde. This thread and some of the responses are in poor taste, I hope you don't let it get to you.

#14 rabbit hyde

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:15 AM

QUOTE (Sunnycat @ 03/02/2013, 01:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Congratulations in the birth of your daughter Rabbit Hyde. This thread and some of the responses are in poor taste, I hope you don't let it get to you.


Thank you sunnycat,  she is a joy.  I understand people are entitled to their opinion but we're happy with our decision and that's the important thing.

Good luck with your upcoming arrival.

#15 =Magpie=

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:27 AM

I agree rabbit hyde, I hope you're not offended by this thread, it was not my intent. I have often thought of you and wondered what happened.
As I said, it's not a name I like, but if you and your partner are happy then that's all that matters.

#16 antigone_

Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:09 AM

QUOTE (Sunnycat @ 03/02/2013, 01:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Congratulations in the birth of your daughter Rabbit Hyde. This thread and some of the responses are in poor taste, I hope you don't let it get to you.


Agreed - congrats on your beautiful child with her meaningful name. This conversation would never take place in this particular way if people here were face to face.


#17 la di dah

Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:31 AM

QUOTE (protart roflcoptor @ 03/02/2013, 01:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A batman character? Really?


I rather like Selina, Ivy, and Talia, personally.

I did meet my DH on a comics board though.

#18 LittleC

Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:37 AM

QUOTE (protart roflcoptor @ 03/02/2013, 01:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A batman character? Really?

I am not surprised you had many negative responses. But a middle name can be hidden or forgotten about, thank goodness.



I love the reference!

#19 Sif

Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:43 AM

I didn't see the original thread, but I think Harlequin is a lovely name!

If we were to avoid names which are used in diseases there would be no Addisons, Alexanders, Benjamins, Claudes, Duanes, Edwards, Gilberts, Haileys, Jakobs, Levs, Mallorys, Marshalls, Rileys or Rogers, to name a few...

I just don't think kids gets teased any more about their unique names than when everyone was named John, Mary, or Peter...

#20 Gudrun

Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:24 PM

Just trawled back and found your 'birth notice' rabbit hyde. Love her full name.  Love the alliteration. Love 'the colour'. You've done well!  And congratulations!

#21 JazzyWeasel

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:10 PM

Congratulations Rabbit Hyde and gorgeous name you picked (I went searching  blush.gif ).
Enjoy your new baby girl  biggrin.gif .




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