What do you think of Bean?

(59 Posts)
Carolinchina Wed 21-Nov-12 20:29:31

What do you think of Bean as a boy's name? It's listed on Mumsnet's Baby Name Finder.

sandberry Tue 04-Dec-12 15:44:13

I once was on a forum with someone who called their daughter Sabean (yes spelled that way) in order to call her Bean day to day, maybe you could do that if a girl. As a middle name, why not? people use all sorts of stupid middle names.

HazeltheMcWitch Tue 04-Dec-12 00:56:52

I know a Bean. A chap. Yes it is his real name. Yes, it is on his birth certificate. Yes, people ALWAYS question him about it. No, they can never hide their laughter.

Really, don't do it.

TheWholeEnchilada Tue 04-Dec-12 00:52:18

It's horrid for a proper name because it isn't one and it's a lame overused nickname for a foetus or small child.

Just yuck.

SomersetONeil Tue 04-Dec-12 00:44:00

So OP, what you're saying is, you like Bean better than pretty much any other name on the planet.

You think Bean is the best choice out there, and trumps all others? You, yourself, would like to go through life with the name Bean?

Is this what you're actually saying?

I think it realy cute............ on a cat, rabbit, hamster small dog or pigmy goat!

12ylnon Mon 03-Dec-12 19:57:08

You'd have to be a massive Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love fan.... their daughter was named Frances Bean Cobain. It's fooking stupid.

GrimmaTheNome Mon 03-Dec-12 16:30:51

>A wind-up hopefully surely?
thats beans for you....

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Mon 03-Dec-12 16:14:44

A wind-up hopefully surely?

DorisIsWaiting Mon 03-Dec-12 16:14:18

Um, there is being different -one of a few, and just plain odd. This is the latter.

JuliaScurr Mon 03-Dec-12 16:01:48

dp said 'No. It's stupid. And in some countries would be illegal'.

He is right. It should be illegal here.

dd's nickname is "bean." usually she gets immibean. not for a birth certificate name though.

SoupDragon Mon 03-Dec-12 15:49:01

No. It is stupid.

Imagine yourself going into a room and saying "Hi, my name is Bean." and then decide if you want to do that to your child. Even as a middle name it is daft.

You are naming a person not a dog.

CheerfulYank Mon 03-Dec-12 15:41:14

It's my cousin's nickname, but she's actually Hannah. smile

As a real name, just no.

EldritchCleavage Mon 03-Dec-12 15:26:31

Grimma, my sister calls Sean Bean Sin Bin because he's usually the baddie.

TheSecondComing Mon 03-Dec-12 15:25:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EmpressOfTheNorthPole Mon 03-Dec-12 15:22:47

But why?

It's such an ugly word.

Merrycuckingfistmas Mon 03-Dec-12 15:07:20

Are you having a laugh? You can't seriously want to call you kid bean, do you want him to get bullied?

Carolinchina Mon 03-Dec-12 15:04:34

So definitely no for a first name, but how about as a second name? It's not like we use our second names much anyway, right?

SorrelForbes Thu 22-Nov-12 23:42:48

Ah, definitely not my DSiS then as we grew up near London and we have both moved away grin

LimeLeafLizard Thu 22-Nov-12 22:13:48

Sorrel, well, yes, sort of. Grew up touristy-rural, now live near London.
My sister doesn't have any children - so if you do, the name Bean is just a strange co-incidence!

DS2 is 4 months old and I call him Squishy Boo Bean, but that isn't his actual name. I think of 'Mr' when I think of Bean.

Cahooots Thu 22-Nov-12 17:13:46

Nah! Sounds abit silly to me. smile

SorrelForbes Thu 22-Nov-12 16:27:03

LimeLeafLizard Umm, maybe??!! Did you grow up somewhere touristy and now live somewhere else very touristy?

Eer, no.

If you do go for it, please make sure they have a 'normal' middle name to fall back on.

EmpressOfTheMadBoxOfFrogs Thu 22-Nov-12 16:19:01

Some names are ugly but are still valid names - Bean is a very ugly word and not even remotely a name. If my parents had done that to me I'd have changed it as soon as I could and probably never forgiven them. DON'T DO IT.

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