Thoth?

(32 Posts)
delilah88 Sun 30-Dec-12 18:38:08

Met a little boy on holiday this year and thought it was a nice name. What do you think? With second name Daniels.

OpheliasWeepingWillow Sun 30-Dec-12 18:38:51

I'd assume he was lisping...

Schlock Sun 30-Dec-12 18:39:46

Thounds marvellouth.

delilah88 Sun 30-Dec-12 18:41:20

No it was real! -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoth

Passmethecrisps Sun 30-Dec-12 18:42:19

Are you in to Egyptian mythology? (Thank you Wikipedia)

I can see the wee boy spending his life drowned in spittle from exuberant pronunciation.

MrsWolowitz Sun 30-Dec-12 18:42:57

Fabulouth.

No sorry, its thite.

delilah88 Sun 30-Dec-12 18:43:13

Lol

Thorry but I thense it would theem mithpronounced to motht.

JuliaScurr Sun 30-Dec-12 18:47:35

It's the Egyptian god of the dead. Don't.

LemonBreeland Sun 30-Dec-12 18:49:41

It sounds like you've been to the dentist for a filling and have a wad of cotton wool in your mouth.

jessjessjess Sun 30-Dec-12 19:02:24

No! Just no!

Karen2012 Sun 30-Dec-12 19:03:50

not my cup of tea at all but the responses have made me laugh!

Trills Sun 30-Dec-12 19:04:13

Thorin son of Thrain son of Thror

delilah88 Sun 30-Dec-12 19:05:34

Me too! I'm not going to name my son this, but I did think it was funny to meet one. Trills I enjoyed the Hobbit! Bet there are some great names in that.

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Sun 30-Dec-12 19:06:49

Thaintth pretherve uth! Thatth awful!

Lizzylou Sun 30-Dec-12 19:06:50

No.
Dear God, for the love of all that is holy.

He'll end up taking you on Jeremy Kyle and blaming all his life's woes on your name choice or suing you or worse...

NO! There is a reason that is the only boy named that name ever.

CaptainNancy Sun 30-Dec-12 20:08:44

You do realise that 'Thoth' is NOT pronounced th-oth?

It is pronounced Djer-hoti (Jer-hoe-tee) to pronounce it correctly- apparently one of the hieroglyphs was mis-translated for ages, and that's why Brits say Thoth rather than the correct name.

bootsycollins Sun 30-Dec-12 20:13:33

Noth!

MoelFammau Mon 31-Dec-12 00:33:51

Thothages and mash.

AlreadyScone Mon 31-Dec-12 00:39:47

As a voiceless fricative, you cannot shout a "th" and therefore "th" should never account for more than 30% of a child's name.

I pity little Thoth and his 80% silent name when he reaches for something dangerous...

HappyNewBleurgh Mon 31-Dec-12 00:50:50

It sounds a bit erm...stone age.

Imabadmum Mon 31-Dec-12 01:01:32

Dear god no. No no no no no no no no.

Thoundth like a terrible thpeech impediment.

And names pronounced in a way that bear no resemblance to their spelling are a nightmare for kids when they start learning to read and write. Their name is the very first thing they will read or write. If Thoth is pronounced Djerhotee how bloody confusing is that for a 4yo grasping the alphabet for the first time? Siobhan, Niamh, other classic examples best avoided.

SirBoobAlot Mon 31-Dec-12 01:02:43

Egyptian God of wisdom and writing actually, not dead.

Prefer it to Seth, which is used quite frequently, and makes me shudder each time I hear it. At least Djer-hoti <nods to Nancy> didn't murder his brother, and chop him in to pieces...

If I was to have a little girl, would consider Iset grin Do know of a Nephthys. And named my wheelchair Neith, goddess of chariots.

<geek>

MrsSchadenfreude Tue 01-Jan-13 00:58:31

Brown thoth or tomato?

GothAnneGeddes Tue 01-Jan-13 01:01:01

That is now the worst name I've seen suggested on here.

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