Baby Talk

I am an onomatomanic- A person obsessed with names. Like the guys from Freakonomics, I can tell you everything about a person, their upbringing and their future by their name. I am incredibly jugemental about names. Not a great trait but I will admit that If I don’t like what you name your children then I quietly think less of you. That’s how it is.

Meanwhile, I scour name blogs, dictionaries and peruse birth notices, naming my imaginary children in my head. One of the best sources for classical names is The London Times and The London Telegraph. One of the best sources for entertaining monikers is The Herald Sun on a Saturday. The worst name I ever read was a boy called Burley and his sisters Pryncess and Jyzz. If you don’t believe me, I saved the notice as evidence.

Here are a few new names from The London Times that jumped out at me, for better or for worse:

Boys

  • Auberon Christopher Henry Boughton
  • Leo
  • Otto Caspar
  • Digby Henry Rhodes, a brother for Bertie
  • Alfie Oscar
  • Hugo Maurice
  • Robin James
  • Willoughby
  • Frederick Maximo Victor
  • Wilfred Grey
  • Rudyard Francis Basil
  • Dominic Lawrence Edward
  • Arlo Gaskin
  • Frederic Henry Barrett
  • Tobias Alexander Randolph
  • Jago Alexander
  • Faris Alexander
  • Wilf Garnet
Girls
  • Xanthe Meredith Felicity, a sister for Flora, Hugh and Hector
  • Heloise
  • Florence Sara Vivian
  • Wilhelmina Rosamund Venetia.
  • Jemima Venetia Antoinette
  • Zinnia Mary
  • Rosalind Eleanor
  • Arabella Sophie Marion
  • Lola Penelope
  • Ariadne Mary
  • Tessa Romilly
  • Iona Luci Ophelia Bunty, a sister for Benedict, Bertie, Edward and Flora.
  • Cecily Beatrix
  • Ophelia Maryrose
  • Cressida Blueberry
  • Letitia Milly-Maria
  • Tatiana Rose
  • Amalie Sparkle

And what about euonyms, where the name fits some aspect of a character or professional, such as: Usuain Bolt the worlds fastest man, Dr. Lovejoy who specialises in male ejaculation, Margaret Court the tennis player, Dr. Drill the Dentist, Anita Comb the hairdresser, or Sue House, the realestate agent.

Or Donna Lethal, as pictured above. Love the hair.

All of these are real, by the way.

Have a good day friends and strangers.

xoxo
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7 thoughts on “Baby Talk”

  1. “I am an onomatomanic- A person obsessed with names. Like the guys from Freakonomics, I can tell you everything about a person, their upbringing and their future by their name. I am incredibly judgmental about names. Not a great trait but I will admit that If I don’t like what you name your children then I quietly think less of you. That’s how it is.”

    – – so agree with this, I am the same way!! I usually never actually voice my opinions out loud to them, unless I am specifically asked advice,,, but I can’t help the thoughts that pop into my head when I hear some of the names!

    1. Oh no I would never say anything either, as naming is so personal but certain names get major props from me but then again it is rare I am impressed by the names people choose. *sigh*

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