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#26 Luci

Posted 08 March 2019 - 04:59 PM

View PostIamzFeralz, on 08 March 2019 - 04:48 PM, said:

I reckon OP is having some Friday fun.  Look at their post count!

Yes quite possibly but gotta love the perceived wisdom of us EB'ers - who cares what it says in the Births Deaths & Marriages Act 1996 - just ask EB!!

#27 Bono25

Posted 08 March 2019 - 05:07 PM

View PostImaginary friend, on 08 March 2019 - 04:46 PM, said:

I know a Prince and a Princess - but they may have been named in other countries and then moved to Australia, not sure.
They are from African heritage.

I also know a Justice but can't remember spelling, she was born in Australia and is about 20 years old.
Have also met older man about 60, called Duke.
And several called King, short for Kingsley.

Justice seems silly to ban as it is also a word and no different to calling your child Faith or Prudence or any other virtue name.

Re Barron - I don't think most people associate it with Trumps son and anyway Trump will come and go and people will not remember names of his children for long.

Not a fan of the name though, using any spelling.

Aaron is a similar sounding name and a conventional well known name but not over popular.
Perhaps consider that?

Or even the name Barry, which Baron would probably get for short anyway and is an established name although out of fashion now but BDM would have no issue with.

Judges are referred to as justice,so it's very different.

#28 kerilyntaryn

Posted 08 March 2019 - 05:19 PM

I think just use Aaron,  much nicer

#29 BadCat

Posted 08 March 2019 - 05:33 PM

I love that people are assuming the OP wouldn't want the Trump association.  They may be sitting there in a MAGA hat right now.

Regardless, I reckon Barron would pass muster but you're gonna have to bite the bullet and contact BDM.  Send them an email if you can't be bothered to hold.

#30 ~J_WTF~

Posted 08 March 2019 - 05:38 PM

View PostBadCat, on 08 March 2019 - 05:33 PM, said:

I love that people are assuming the OP wouldn't want the Trump association.  They may be sitting there in a MAGA hat right now.


:rofl:

It did cross my mind that maybe he might like Trump association, then I thought surely no one is that bonkers....

#31 Nobodyelse

Posted 08 March 2019 - 05:47 PM

View Post~J_F~, on 08 March 2019 - 05:38 PM, said:

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It did cross my mind that maybe he might like Trump association, then I thought surely no one is that bonkers....

It is easy to think that but yet, here we are with an orange fool in the Whitehouse.

#32 QuisbySchmoo

Posted 08 March 2019 - 05:50 PM

The prohibitive use of the name must be a fairly recent thing because out of curiosity I just did a search of Ancestry for all christian name records of Baron in Australia. There is quite a few of them in the 60s, 70s and 1980 electoral rolls.

#33 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:03 PM

Alternatives: Duke, Earl, Marquis, Laird, Viscount...

#34 QuisbySchmoo

Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:08 PM

or Bart. (including the full-stop)

Edited by QuisbySchmoo, 08 March 2019 - 06:09 PM.


#35 Mollycoddle

Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:17 PM

View PostImaginary friend, on 08 March 2019 - 04:46 PM, said:


Re Barron - I don't think most people associate it with Trumps son and anyway Trump will come and go and people will not remember names of his children for long.

Respectfully disagree. Never ever heard of another person with this name, Trump springs to mind instantly.

#36 CallMeFeral

Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:24 PM

View PostMollycoddle, on 08 March 2019 - 09:17 PM, said:

Respectfully disagree. Never ever heard of another person with this name, Trump springs to mind instantly.

Yeah apart from the couple of reknowned Baron-Cohen's I've never heard it till Trump (and obviously it's not a first name in the former scenario). And Trump strikes me as the sort of person who WOULD do it because it sounds like a title...

#37 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:38 PM

I remember an episode of the Oprah show where she hung out with Trump and Melania. Baron was a baby and I remember Oprah saying what a great name Baron was.  I'm thinking huh? It's a terrible name!

#38 WaitForMe

Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:43 PM

View PostMollycoddle, on 08 March 2019 - 09:17 PM, said:

Respectfully disagree. Never ever heard of another person with this name, Trump springs to mind instantly.

Trump was the first thing that sprung to my mind.

I was busy thinking wow, what is BDMs rationale in banning using Trump's son's name? Lol forgot it was a title.

OP, who cares what BDM says - you and your child are in for a world of pain using Baron. Even if you are a Trump supporter, I strongly suggest you don't advertise that quite so openly.

And if you aren't a Trump supporter, do you really want people to think you are?

#39 Cherubs

Posted 08 March 2019 - 10:03 PM

Growing up my neighbours dog's name was Baron, he was a very good boy :D

#40 AliasMater

Posted 08 March 2019 - 10:07 PM

When I first heard the name (Trump's son) my first thought was 'poor kid'.

It makes me think of an empty, lifeless, deserted wasteland. I know that is 'barrEn'... but it sounds the same.

#41 Cimbom

Posted 08 March 2019 - 10:58 PM

View PostFeral Grey Mare, on 08 March 2019 - 06:03 PM, said:

Alternatives: Duke, Earl, Marquis, Laird, Viscount...
Marquis and Viscount have a nice ring to them :p

#42 FEdeRAL

Posted 09 March 2019 - 12:27 AM

View Post~J_F~, on 08 March 2019 - 05:38 PM, said:



:rofl:

It did cross my mind that maybe he might like Trump association, then I thought surely no one is that bonkers....

I’m on Twitter quite a bit. You would be surprised how many LNP supporters are also Trump admirers.

#43 schwatzen

Posted 09 March 2019 - 12:38 AM

View PostMollycoddle, on 08 March 2019 - 09:17 PM, said:

Respectfully disagree. Never ever heard of another person with this name, Trump springs to mind instantly.

https://en.wikipedia...iki/Baron_(name)

#44 schwatzen

Posted 09 March 2019 - 12:39 AM

https://en.wikipedia...i/Barron_Hilton

Barron Hilton was the OG. Possibly where Trump got the name from?

#45 Imaginary friend

Posted 09 March 2019 - 12:53 AM

Well, possibly.

Possibly is also a known name in US although is not here.

Eta - bit of googling seems to suggest this is so - not used a lot there but comes up as known name with history of use.

Edited by Imaginary friend, 09 March 2019 - 01:04 AM.


#46 Imaginary friend

Posted 09 March 2019 - 12:57 AM

View PostBono25, on 08 March 2019 - 05:07 PM, said:



Judges are referred to as justice,so it's very different.

Yes I know that but I still think calling your child Justice would be like calling them Faith or similar - it clearly has a common word meaning as well as a title.
So seems silly to me to ban it.

Whereas Prince, for example, does not mean anything but a royal title, it is not a virtue name.

#47 schwatzen

Posted 09 March 2019 - 02:00 AM

View PostImaginary friend, on 09 March 2019 - 12:53 AM, said:

Well, possibly.

Possibly is also a known name in US although is not here.

Eta - bit of googling seems to suggest this is so - not used a lot there but comes up as known name with history of use.

Maybe because no one want to think 'barren' :lol:

#48 Luci

Posted 09 March 2019 - 04:17 AM

View PostMollycoddle, on 08 March 2019 - 09:17 PM, said:

Respectfully disagree. Never ever heard of another person with this name, Trump springs to mind instantly.

I have never taken any interest in what Trump is up to, but I also thought of him the second I heard the name.

#49 Sancti-claws

Posted 09 March 2019 - 07:00 AM

I knew a Baron many years ago, but he was from West Africa (I also knew Prince, Princess, Hopeful and Teaspoon)

If you really want a Baz, how about Basil, Bartholomew - or go old school:

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The given name Barry is derived from Gaelic, possibly being an Anglicised form of the personal name Báire, which is a short form of the related Irish names Bairrfhionn or Barrfind ("fair-headed", "fair-haired"). and Finbar, or Fionnbharr ("fair-topped", "fair-haired").

I think Baron is too close to Barren and wouldn't touch it even if BDM said I could...

#50 Crazy4

Posted 09 March 2019 - 07:12 AM

Makes me think of a drug lord. Not something I would hope my son turned into




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