+ Post New Thread
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 49
General Chat Thread, This Guy Wants The Internet To Name His Daughter... in General; I wanted to call my son Ieuan, Ianto or Iestyn but I wasn't allowed. He is Rhys which was again ...
  1. #31

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,359
    Thank Post
    1,396
    Thanked 2,406 Times in 1,692 Posts
    Rep Power
    708
    I wanted to call my son Ieuan, Ianto or Iestyn but I wasn't allowed. He is Rhys which was again very rare at the time but more common now. At least it is spelled correctly though. The problem with Ioan, @Oaktech is that the teachers wont be able to pronounce it!

  2. #32
    ButterflyMoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Inside my own head
    Posts
    721
    Thank Post
    996
    Thanked 178 Times in 157 Posts
    Rep Power
    62
    My lads have all good Scots names Andrew, Alex and Scott, the grandboys are Jack and Kaiden, the step grandgirls are Silver and Luna which I love

  3. #33

    abillybob's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Shropshire
    Posts
    2,676
    Thank Post
    265
    Thanked 323 Times in 239 Posts
    Rep Power
    208
    I like the name Taylor for a girl!

  4. #34

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,492
    Thank Post
    1,451
    Thanked 1,197 Times in 812 Posts
    Rep Power
    711
    All this talk of Welsh/Scot names - my grandparents on my nan's side are Welsh, on my grandad's side Scottish and my other set of grandparent's have Lancashire, Portugese and German in their blood line - so maybe if I have a son he should be called Alun Boyd John Lars

  5. #35

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,359
    Thank Post
    1,396
    Thanked 2,406 Times in 1,692 Posts
    Rep Power
    708
    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    All this talk of Welsh/Scot names - my grandparents on my nan's side are Welsh, on my grandad's side Scottish and my other set of grandparent's have Lancashire, Portugese and German in their blood line - so maybe if I have a son he should be called Alun Boyd John Lars
    I am half Welsh and mrwITch is half Serbian so the idea that one child has the Serbian name - Zoran, and the other has the Welsh, Rhys
    And then my daughter came along......
    I must admit though, I've always thought very foreign names sound odd with English surnames - luckily my married name is Serb and sounds vaguely Celtic so both names go very well with it

  6. #36

    Oaktech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Bournemouth
    Posts
    2,827
    Thank Post
    778
    Thanked 548 Times in 428 Posts
    Rep Power
    261
    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    I wanted to call my son Ieuan, Ianto or Iestyn but I wasn't allowed. He is Rhys which was again very rare at the time but more common now. At least it is spelled correctly though. The problem with Ioan, @Oaktech is that the teachers wont be able to pronounce it!
    This is perhaps true, however, tough! They will get used to it. As long as he can pronounce it he can correct them!

    There was debate in the family about the sense of having an Owen and a Ioan in the family, until I pointed out to my mother that she gave my sister the same initials, and middle name as she has, and that both of my in-laws have phonetically the same name (Rae and Ray) Then everyone shut up!

  7. #37

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,492
    Thank Post
    1,451
    Thanked 1,197 Times in 812 Posts
    Rep Power
    711
    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    I must admit though, I've always thought very foreign names sound odd with English surnames - luckily my married name is Serb and sounds vaguely Celtic so both names go very well with it
    Yeah my surname is very "English" (Norman actually...), Johnson. The biggest problem with my surname is finding a forename that doesn't sound like a stage name!

  8. #38

    Oaktech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Bournemouth
    Posts
    2,827
    Thank Post
    778
    Thanked 548 Times in 428 Posts
    Rep Power
    261
    We have a kid here who has a very long, very middle eastern first and middle name, then an unpronounceable family name which is double barrelled with Smith!

  9. #39

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,359
    Thank Post
    1,396
    Thanked 2,406 Times in 1,692 Posts
    Rep Power
    708
    I was at school with a Yasmin (very exotic in the 70's) Stockwell
    She was short and dumpy too, poor girl

  10. #40

    creese's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    -28° 31' 48.89", +28° 25' 37.42" ... if only.
    Posts
    3,254
    Thank Post
    181
    Thanked 375 Times in 304 Posts
    Rep Power
    174
    No lie, researching my unusual surname brought up an ancestor from a family line Balls (not my name). She was christened Fanny.

  11. #41

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,492
    Thank Post
    1,451
    Thanked 1,197 Times in 812 Posts
    Rep Power
    711
    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    No lie, researching my unusual surname brought up an ancestor from a family line Balls (not my name). She was christened Fanny.
    Was her nickname Herma?

  12. #42

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,359
    Thank Post
    1,396
    Thanked 2,406 Times in 1,692 Posts
    Rep Power
    708
    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Yeah my surname is very "English" (Norman actually...), Johnson. The biggest problem with my surname is finding a forename that doesn't sound like a stage name!
    Maybe you could find an English name influenced by the Normans after 1066!

    BTW Luna just makes me think of Harry Potter

  13. #43

    korifugi's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Derby
    Posts
    1,029
    Thank Post
    222
    Thanked 312 Times in 177 Posts
    Rep Power
    158
    This Guy Wants The Internet To Name His Daughter...-tables.jpg

    Can this not be adapted?

  14. 2 Thanks to korifugi:

    Earthling (16th January 2014), Greenbeast (16th January 2014)

  15. #44

    X-13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    /dev/null
    Posts
    9,144
    Thank Post
    596
    Thanked 1,961 Times in 1,359 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19
    Rep Power
    818
    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    BTW Luna just makes me think of Harry Potter
    +1 confirmed. [Loony Luna FTW.]

    I also think of a colourful pony shouting "GET HYPE!!!"

    The hypest pony on Edugeek.

  16. #45

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    East Midlands
    Posts
    328
    Thank Post
    145
    Thanked 30 Times in 27 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Maybe you could find an English name influenced by the Normans after 1066!

    BTW Luna just makes me think of Harry Potter
    But that's why I love it so much! What a great character!

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 26th October 2011, 09:16 AM
  2. [Pics] Glad I Am Not This Guy [Close To The End Of His Tether?]
    By DaveP in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 25th January 2011, 08:42 PM
  3. Do you want to hold the key to internet...
    By russdev in forum General Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 27th July 2010, 06:51 PM
  4. [Pics] Love the look his this guys face..
    By Gatt in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12th July 2010, 08:42 AM
  5. I Want The Teachers To Install There Own Software On The W.S
    By tickmike in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 8th September 2006, 11:45 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •