Now I've heard it all - worst name ever?

(30 Posts)
PiratePanda Tue 02-Jul-13 22:45:53

On the weekend I met a perfectly ordinary Englishwoman whose name was....

Calamity.

No joke.

Sephy Tue 02-Jul-13 23:25:14

Definitely not a nickname?

evelynj Tue 02-Jul-13 23:26:44

Calamity Jane is my face film ever but still no.

Tommy Tue 02-Jul-13 23:27:15

hmm

although having seen the new year 7 list today at my school....We have a Beckham shock

Confitdecanard Tue 02-Jul-13 23:27:20

Maybe after Calamity Jane - although I think that was a nickname.

PiratePanda Wed 03-Jul-13 13:36:35

No, it was her actual name, on her official name badge and everything. When we were informed that the manager on duty was called Calamity there was a sharp intake of breath all round, and the owner of the establishment said "no, that really is her name"!

What were her parents thinking?

bugsybill Wed 03-Jul-13 13:45:54

It does sound like a name.
An unfortunate meaning however.

I once met a comfort, which sounds less like a name but has a better meaning.

lemonmuffin Wed 03-Jul-13 13:48:41

I quite like it tbh!

I know it's a bit out there but at least it's a change from the usual Sarah/Rebecca/Emma you hear constantly.

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Wed 03-Jul-13 13:50:39

Calamity is pretty bad, but how about this for placing a burden on a child; Karma? I might add that life has not yet smiled on this child.

Fenton Wed 03-Jul-13 13:51:39

I like it.

SavoyCabbage Wed 03-Jul-13 13:51:52

I quite like it too. Better than Adelaide Adams.

Dillydollydaydream Wed 03-Jul-13 13:51:58

My ds had a son in his nursery class!

HaroldLloyd Wed 03-Jul-13 13:53:16

I think Karma would be ace with the middle name Chameleon.

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Wed 03-Jul-13 13:54:44

Harold - you could start a career as a baby namer with that sense of humour! I'm guessing your middle names are Purple and Crayon.

MiddleEnglish Wed 03-Jul-13 13:55:15

Karma is an Arabic name

PiratePanda Wed 03-Jul-13 13:56:44

For those of you who like it, do you not realise that calamity means "an absolutely dreadful event"??? I know names like Faith, Hope and Mercy and Blessing, Precious and Gift are common in certain communities, but they're all good things. Why on earth would you give birth to a child and call it Calamity unless you were devastated and didn't want her?

hmm

Lottapianos Wed 03-Jul-13 13:56:45

Some pretty bad ones I've heard recently:

Peechez (yes, spelt like that)
Diesel
Trojan
Priesthood

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Wed 03-Jul-13 14:01:25

So this has got me thinking....maybe we could think of some new horrible names just for a laugh. How about Burden, Curse, Omen, Evil, Banana, Melon, Horsehair, Tealeaf.....

Cheeseatmidnight Wed 03-Jul-13 14:03:38

That name was on wife swap a while ago - I actually think its ace! Then I wanted to call dd Serendipity blush

Cheeseatmidnight Wed 03-Jul-13 14:05:14

Accident smile

ThingummyBob Wed 03-Jul-13 14:09:53

I once knew of sisters called Faith, Hope, Charity & Rebecca confused

Also 3 brothers (may have been American iirc) called Rudy, Randy & Jody shock

I think I would like to have Calamity, Burden & Curse grin

No-one would ever be able to out-parenthood-misery the mum of those three wink

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Wed 03-Jul-13 14:10:12

Could have named two of mine that!

hurricanewyn Wed 03-Jul-13 14:10:35

Just recently I saw someone with a tattoo for 'Emmer-Leigh'.

PiratePanda Wed 03-Jul-13 14:19:54

Loving Calamity, Burden & Curse! (Almost sounds like a dreadful solicitors' outfit)

PrincessScrumpy Wed 03-Jul-13 14:23:55

How about the twins my sil taught last year (in Canada), favourite and fortunate. The boy was favourite and the girl was fortunate.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now