Holliday for a girl

(52 Posts)
hokeycakey Sun 28-Apr-13 07:15:09

I am pregnant with dc4, saw an article about Holliday Grainger in a magazine the other day and thought she had a lovely name, what do you all think is it cheesy and naff or nice?

vess Wed 01-May-13 19:15:18

Unusual but not in a nice way, and doesn't go with the siblings' names.

BreastmilkCrucifiesAFabLatte Wed 01-May-13 15:37:48

I think it's lovely. However, you will need to teach her to be extra resilient to the inevitable teasing...

Weegiemum Wed 01-May-13 15:34:04

... and the staff room. Sorry.

Weegiemum Wed 01-May-13 15:33:41

Wasn't Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffanys a rather high class hooker? Won't raise an eyebrow amongst her peers <am old gimmer who likes ancient films>.

Speaking as a teacher, it would certainly generate a bit of joking in the classroom!

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Wed 01-May-13 15:28:30

I am singing Holiday by Madonna in my head right now...but actually I do like it.

GinAndaDashOfLime Wed 01-May-13 13:15:57

Just imagining when she's 17 and other kids sing "We're all coming on Holliday" ... I wouldn't do it to my dd, sorry

TheSlug Wed 01-May-13 13:08:16

I think it's beautiful! and in fact I think I might steal it (adds to list of baby names for potential future child...)

Seminyak Wed 01-May-13 07:19:45

I adore Holliday. V glamourous and much prefer 2 Ls, otherwise it's just like a vacation. Funnily enough, when I read Holliday, capital H and 2 Ls, the word 'holiday' doesn't even cross my mind. It's like 'witch' and 'which', totally different words.

hokeycakey Tue 30-Apr-13 19:34:44

loving the range of opinions on here!

ExRatty Tue 30-Apr-13 19:33:09

brilliant, do it

hokeycakey Tue 30-Apr-13 19:33:08

Sorry what? I didn't google it to try and justify it I noticed an actress had the name and was just providing a link to who she was for the previous poster

And have you never heard of Hunter S Thompson? It's really not a terrible name and I have met a few people with it I don't understand why anyone would get so upset about other people's name choices

SoupDragon Tue 30-Apr-13 19:32:01

Truly awful.

wiltingfast Tue 30-Apr-13 19:26:48

Think it's an awful idea, sorry!

What next, "the shops"?

If you have to google it to find justification for it you KNOW it's a bad idea!

YouDontWinFriendsWithSalad Tue 30-Apr-13 17:55:38

Love it!

And the 'not a president's name' comment is ridiculous. Anyone can be a president. Is Barack a president's name? How about Goodluck? Ulysses?

squoosh Tue 30-Apr-13 14:43:35

What you and I may see as 'awful names' will just be 'names' 30 years from now. I don't like the name Hunter but I've heard of a few of them in recent times and don't find it all that noteworthy.

People truly won't bat an eyelid at most 'unusual' names.

DomesticCEO Tue 30-Apr-13 14:35:18

There's a massive difference between going for something traditional and some of the awful names kids get given nowadays.

I was in the park the other day and a dad there was calling for his son, called Hunter. I could almost hear the dad cringing as he said it.

Funnily enough the friends I have with more unusual names have all given their children more traditional ones!

hokeycakey Tue 30-Apr-13 13:59:39

Thanks rhubarbgarden!

Rhubarbgarden Tue 30-Apr-13 13:53:59

I may not like Holliday but I love your other children's names. Especially Anouk.

hokeycakey Tue 30-Apr-13 13:43:55

But a lot of very successful people have quirky or unusual names, I don't think choosing your kids names has to be a moral issue, unless you're thinking of shithead or something....

squoosh Tue 30-Apr-13 13:43:04

And it's very naive not to reaslise that these days the naming pool is vast and wide. It's inevitable that there will be future politicians, teachers, doctors, plumbers with all kinds of weird and wonderful names.

I just can't understand people who bristle at anything at bit more left field than Peter and Susan.

DomesticCEO Tue 30-Apr-13 13:41:05

Bearing not nearing!

DomesticCEO Tue 30-Apr-13 13:40:36

Equally it's very naive to think people don't judge people on their names.

It's been proven time and again that they do so it is worth nearing this in mind when saddling children with names that you think are cool and hip.

squoosh Tue 30-Apr-13 13:38:15

I hate all that chat about 'prime minister' names. It's nonsense.

MerryMarigold Tue 30-Apr-13 13:37:26

I think it depends. If your other dc are George, Alice and Jane then Holliday probably not. If they have kind of quirky, cute names then go for it. I know sibs called Walter and Sunny and I don't think they go together at all. It's almost like their parents have typecast them from birth.

squoosh Tue 30-Apr-13 13:34:06

Despite my better judgement I actually quite like it! Go for it.

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