If I like Placebo Aurelius and Pomander Ashanti...

(154 Posts)
Dovahkiin Fri 21-Feb-14 01:34:51

..What other names might I like?

I'm looking for a name which has absolutely no personal or cultural significance for me or my family, which clearly denotes to other parents that I'm terribly well-educated and artistic while simultaneously suggesting that I don't care in the least what other people think.

Ladies, can you help?

NigellasDealer Fri 21-Feb-14 01:37:24

Antigone Tallulah Blue?

Admiraltea Fri 21-Feb-14 01:40:53

Lemon Heliotrope and Cassava Guinevere

Weegiemum Fri 21-Feb-14 01:44:06

Bob Jim?

Scotty McSporran?

Maximus Decimus Meridius? (But clearly only for the film references!)

CorusKate Fri 21-Feb-14 01:45:01

It really depends where your priorities lie. Do you favour cultural appropriation or extreme anachronism? Or perhaps incongruous words?

Caran d'Ache Ignatius
Ethelburga Ricecake Medici
Neruda Pocahontas

CorusKate Fri 21-Feb-14 01:45:52

Cnut is a lovely name, so unusual.

Admiraltea Fri 21-Feb-14 01:46:48

Fenestrelle Adamantium
really proud of that one...fortress and wall in Italy combined with Wolverine's claws
Plus on closer look yours both have the initials PA so I'm going for FA

Dovahkiin Fri 21-Feb-14 01:53:46

Is that 'ricecake' with a long ay sound or would you favour the Japanese pronunciation of ka-kay at the end?

NigellasDealer Fri 21-Feb-14 01:55:17

richa - ka - kay is the correct pronunciation of Ricecake as any fule kno

NigellasDealer Fri 21-Feb-14 01:56:22

Tarquin Fim Bim Lim Bim Wim Bim Bus Stop F'tang-F'tang Ole Biscuit Barrel

DioneTheDiabolist Fri 21-Feb-14 02:00:32

Aoife Ptolemy Valentine?

Don't know how that would work with your surmame though.

CorusKate Fri 21-Feb-14 02:02:14

The ceca is silent.

Dovahkiin Fri 21-Feb-14 02:28:11

I'm a bit worried that the Ancient Greek thing is becoming too popular. What do you think of Tamurlane Marsupial and Amber-Gris?

Dovahkiin Fri 21-Feb-14 02:30:12

CorusKate smile

CorusKate Fri 21-Feb-14 02:30:19

Um... are you sure that unorthodox spelling of Tamerlaine will put across quite the image you're looking for?

NigellasDealer Fri 21-Feb-14 02:30:56

oh yes there is a little Amber-Gris at Plato-Chip's nursery - soo unoriginal sorry!

CorusKate Fri 21-Feb-14 02:32:17

I mean no, it's fine, but he'll be spending his whole life correcting people.

CorusKate Fri 21-Feb-14 02:33:34

God yes Nigella, three Ambergrises per infant class round here.

NigellasDealer Fri 21-Feb-14 02:34:46

if you are worried about the ancient greek thing being too popular, what about Socrates but spelt Sokrateez?

Dovahkiin Fri 21-Feb-14 02:35:35

I would go with the original Timur but I think it has nasty connotations. Does Genghis sound too harsh? I could soften the g so it sounds more French?

CorusKate Fri 21-Feb-14 02:37:30

Or how about looking at Phoenecian or Ancient Egyptian names? I don't think Rameses or Akhenaten are overdone yet.

CorusKate Fri 21-Feb-14 02:38:35

My granny had a Pekingese dog called Genghis.

(Actually genuinely did)

Cascumpec Fri 21-Feb-14 02:40:27

Ffs NigellasDealer, it's 2:38 a.m. and I am trying to make myself tired with a little light internet surfing. You are making me cry with laughter and now I am never going to get any sleep this night!

Dovahkiin Fri 21-Feb-14 02:45:33

I like Akhenaten but the only nickname I can think of is Ken.

I taught an Atilla once. Sweetest kid you could ever wish to meet.

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