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AlmondFacialBar
1119602.  Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:06 am Reply with quote

For all I can see that comes under winning, no?

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
Zziggy
1124869.  Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:34 am Reply with quote

Tiny Somme Gray

 
Spud McLaren
1124880.  Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:19 am Reply with quote

Zziggy wrote:
No, Essex was about as exotic as this Princess's heritage by the looks (and sounds).
Hmm...Essex, the mysterious East...

 
Strawberry
1181943.  Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:12 pm Reply with quote

On Tuesday, I met someone called Laura Palmer.

 
'yorz
1181981.  Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:36 pm Reply with quote

Isn't it lovely when your name makes music play in people's head? :-)

 
tetsabb
1182002.  Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:27 pm Reply with quote

Strawberry wrote:
On Tuesday, I met someone called Laura Palmer.

Is she still alive?

 
Strawberry
1182082.  Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:14 pm Reply with quote

tetsabb: Well, the Laura Palmer that I met was still alive, yes. :P

 
duglasbell@hotmail.co.uk
1249545.  Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:08 pm Reply with quote

I once heard an anecdote about two parents who were expecting their child to be male and wanting to call it 'Mick'. When the child turned out to be female they simply reversed the name and she's called 'Kcim' pronounced 'Kim'.

 
Kevans
1249961.  Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:16 pm Reply with quote

duglasbell@hotmail.co.uk that is an odd one - I guess most people would have went with Michele :/

I must admit that I can't add any as good as listed through this thread but I was once in a shop with a little ginger child and his mother bellowed across the floor "zinedine will you sit down". I guess that would be normal in some cases but in a broad Northern accent it did seam odd. Shouldn't judge I did have a friend called Jaleasa

On a related thing you guys might be interested to know that 43,203 babies had a name registered that was unique to them in 2016 (England and Wales; obligatory annual ONS baby name data trawl!). So I think possibly prepare for more of these names in future :) I've added the table with the numbers from the report (because I am sad!)


England and Wales (B= boys; G = girls)

Number of live births
B - 357,046 G - 339,225
Number of different baby names registered
B - 28,274 G - 35,645
Number of babies with a name in the top 100
B - 181,730 (51%) G - 142,257 (42%)
Number of babies with a name in the top 10
B - 46,601 (13%) G - 33,624 (10%)
Number of babies with a name that occurred once in 2016
B - 19,005 (5%) G - 24,198 (7%)
Number of babies with a name that occurred twice in 2016
B - 6,048 (2%) G - 7,874 (2%)
Number of babies with a name that occurred three or more
times in 2016

B - 331,981 (93%) G - 307,145 (91%)
Number of births registered without a name
B - 12 G - 8

Source: Office for National Statistics
Notes:
1. Baby name datasets only include names with counts of three or more to protect the confidentiality of uncommon baby names.
2. Percentages may not sum due to rounding.
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suze
1250042.  Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:13 am Reply with quote

An interesting point from this figures.

Names which appear only once are about six times as numerous as names which appear precisely twice. That suggests to me that a lot of the unique names are quite simply made up, and it's six times as difficult to come up with a very uncommon name that isn't made up.


That dataset of names which were given to three or more babies in 2016 does not include Nigel. I might have expected a few Leave fanatics to have chosen it, but it appears not. Elvis is present, though.

 
cornixt
1250055.  Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:42 pm Reply with quote

My son's name falls within the 3 or fewer limit, but it is a real name (or at least as real as any name can be). There's even an actor with the exact same first and last name. My daughter's name was in the teens when we gave it to her, but the following year it was the name of the main character on a tv show and shot way up the list. Now everyone asks us if we are fans of the tv show (we aren't).

 
GuyBarry
1250057.  Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:44 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
That dataset of names which were given to three or more babies in 2016 does not include Nigel. I might have expected a few Leave fanatics to have chosen it, but it appears not.


What about Boris?

 
cnb
1250089.  Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:08 pm Reply with quote

GuyBarry wrote:

What about Boris?


39 boys in 2016, up from 32 in 2015. I expect the increase is due to the growing number of Bulgarians in England rather than people's fondness of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

 
Strawberry
1269488.  Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:26 pm Reply with quote

At the moment, I'm watching Bones on Your TV/ Channel 72. When the adverts were on, I used my remote control to look at the Programme Guide. At the moment, there's a programme on a channel called The Vault/ Channel 75. It's called Calvin Goldspink: My Career in S Club Juniors. I've heard of S Club Juniors but, wow, I don't think I've heard of Calvin Goldspink before. Also, here's a link.

Link

 
tetsabb
1269516.  Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:40 am Reply with quote

Calvin Goldspink looks like a typo for someone's porn name.
;-)

 

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