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#1 *bucket*

Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:45 PM

I saw, in the birth notices, there was a boy called Asterix.

Reading an article in a different part, I came across a girl called Elf.


#2 emlis22

Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:54 PM

Maybe they liked the comic?

One I saw last week: Jupiter-Paige.

#3 HRH Countrymel

Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:55 PM

See now I can cope with those... at least they are spelled correctly.

Does this make me a pedantic hippy?

#4 pippityroo

Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:33 PM

Asterix is cool as!

Elf is different, but not that bad.

#5 skylark

Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:40 PM

But Asterix is a joke/pun on Asterisk! Not good.

Elf is ridiculous, sorry, I'm sure the baby is adorable and elfin, but honestly:

#6 Boys Rock

Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:06 PM

NMS and honestly they are not the worst I have had heard but still dreadful  mellow.gif

#7 bunnee

Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:09 PM

Ross Noble's daughter is called Elf.

#8 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:10 PM

Elf is dreadful.

#9 MummaDiva

Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:48 AM

I'm sooo showing my age when I say, "hey not my style, but at least they spelt them correctly".
If they had named the child Elph or Elleph, I would be gagging.

#10 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:13 AM

QUOTE (MummaDiva @ 16/04/2012, 01:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm sooo showing my age when I say, "hey not my style, but at least they spelt them correctly".
If they had named the child Elph or Elleph, I would be gagging.

roll2.gif funniest thing i've read today!


Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:33 AM

I'd be worried that if I named my baby girl Elf she'd grow up resembling an Amazonian laugh.gif

(Though I do think it is quite a cute name.)

#12 Alina0210

Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:53 AM

Love the name Asterix.... They must fans of the comic Asterix & Oblix original.gif

#13 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:08 AM

QUOTE (MummaDiva @ 15/04/2012, 10:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm sooo showing my age when I say, "hey not my style, but at least they spelt them correctly".
If they had named the child Elph or Elleph, I would be gagging.

I hear you!

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