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With a name like that...

Chris Evans | 13:02 UK time, Tuesday, 13 January 2009

How about this for a name...

... Piers Maserati. Pretty impressive, eh?

And yes, he is a racing driver. Former GT champ, by the way.

He had to be a racing driver with a name like that. His mum and dad named him that because they wanted him to be a racing driver, in the cockpit and off in a cloud of dust just as soon as his little arms and legs would allow him.

He's gonna teach me to drive around a race track REALLY fast. That's the new box to tick for the first of '09. Tash is gonna do it as well. It's the smart move.

Once worked with a guy called Rick Zarko, real name. He was a guitarist in a band. Had to be. Know any people with cool real names?

What with our bump almost baked and ready to drop at any mo, names are, of course, at the top of our agenda.

We are still convinced it is going to be a little boy babba and have only chosen the one nom. It's been the same nom from the off, we haven't changed it or even been tempted to err once.

He will also have two middle names. If it does turn out to be a little girl we thought maybe Emma-not-a-son-Fittipaldi (Evans). Wonder what she would end up doing?

Loving the book theme. I feel this year is a year for reading, it's inexpensive, it's educational, it's peaceful, it's positive and it's really cool.

Back to old Will Shugsper (just one of the seventy odd ways he spelt his name), you know if a word he wanted to use didn't exist he just made it up!

This, my friends, is the way forward. I was writing something earlier today and I very much wanted to utilise the word unfulfillment but guess what, It doesn't exist. Well it blimmin' well should (nor' by the way does the word blimmin' !!!) It's the opposite obviously of fulfillment.

So, do I stick it in there and risk being considered illiterate, or do I take the sting out of what I really want to say and use another word which I really don't want to ?

Ah the dilemmas of the DJ




P.S. All good chat about my friend yesterday, thanks for that.



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  • Comment number 1.

    Can I be the first, can I??


  • Comment number 2.

    Yes I can - hooray!

    Naming your child is one of the most important things in the world. Please remember that they have to live with that name for the rest of their life.

    Choose wisely My Friend.


  • Comment number 3.

    Yes you can AliB. Thanks for the heads up!


  • Comment number 4.

    Morning/Afternoon everyone,

    One of the best names I heard was the rugby player Austin Healey......

  • Comment number 5.

    Use it Christoff.

    Yous'll be Unfulfilled if you don't.

    I'm all for talkin' nonsense. Anyway I've never bin' told what I can't do in me life and I'm buggered if I'm going to use Sat-Nav or Spellcheck and let me car or computer do it now.

    If rules weren't made to be broken, there'd be no such thing as design.

    And. As the DDF Eric used to say.

    The chap who never made any mistakes never made ANYthing.

    And Tanksamillion chaps. Yes I'm going to do it. I just read that missive back and apart from thinking how up meself I sounded, I thought What A wimp. You're a long time deed.



  • Comment number 6.

    Afternoon Christophe Lovely Pies!

    Names. I was almost a Samantha. But my middle name has got 2 A's in it, as had my maiden name, so thankfully mum and dad changed me to a Cheryl or else A would have featured in pretty much every other letter of my name. Til I met The One and changed it, that is!

    On the racing theme - did you hear the news that the Moto GP is moving to Silverstone as of 2010. I'm gutted!!! Our annual trip to Donington is one of the best weekends of the year. It took a while to find the prefect B and B and to suss out the local pubs etc, now it's all change! Granted, Silverstone is nearer to home than Donington but it just won't be the blimmin' same!!! Grrrrrrrrrr.

    AND just because F1 snore-athon has moved to Donington, there's a 100K refurb for the track and its facilities.

    Grrrrrrrrr again!

    Loving the reading, and the notion of making up words. I'm sure as you read the blog every day new words just spring off your screen ......


    Chezza la Diva xxx

    PS: we can call him Nathan, if he's a boy ...

  • Comment number 7.

    I have a family member called Joan Jones - she married into it!

    Possible names for future children include Hope and Kathryn for a girl and Jacob or Daniel for a boy - with old fashioned names ourselves we would like something with a bit of a kick to it!

    Names I would love but are not allowed inc. Dante/Zacharias and lemuel.

    Super bpx

  • Comment number 8.

    The BEST (IMO!) film character name has to be Tom Cruise's racing driver character in Days Of Thunder ......

    Cole Trickle


  • Comment number 9.


    At the risk of outing the GD, we named her after summat you normally reserve for the family parrot. But as it's short (?) for Mary, that's what she's registered as. Ergo we have had endless fun with her as she tries to explain this conundrum at school, the bank, passport office and so on, not to mention the fancy-dress potential.

    Just be mindful of the surname though. As one of the saddos with a TOG name, you really don't want to be called Ivor Corker or Alf Hart, or be excluded from a career as a Heart Surgeon in Ireland just because your name is Angie O'Plasty.

    Right am off. HAVE to get me packin' done.


  • Comment number 10.

    Hmmm good point. Wonder if anyone at work has the surname 'Baker'. Out of 450 staff there must be one surely.

    I'm just getting back into reading myself. Finished one last night, need to pick out another one from the pile.

    Dook, in answer to your post on previous blog by the way. Nope that advert was about his brother Johnathon. And yep the best crumpets.

    Debbie x

  • Comment number 11.

    Well, here goes ... have been lurking for a while getting to know you all! bit scary really, first blog and all ...!
    Anyway, names ... my big thing is to make sure the initials don't spell anything weird! very important!!
    My dad used to teach someone called Russell Sprout (honestly, it's true!) - so i guess testing possible name out loud is also a good idea!!
    Hope did ok for first try!!

  • Comment number 12.

    One has to worry about initials as well. For example, Irene Paula Quick..... I.P. Quick......

  • Comment number 13.

    Naming your child is one of the biggest challenges life has to offer IMO!

    Avoiding unfortunate short forms/mixes with your surname/initials etc etc............not picking the same name as everyone else whose kids will be in their future school class..........yet not picking something completely weird and bullying-inducing unless the child is strong enough to handle it (and how would you know?)

    I find people who just give the child their own name sad and lacking in imagination but maybe they just gave up the battle?

    We're still quite happy with all our kids names and they don't seem to mind them, altho' one always just uses the short form of his, but when I think of some of the options that were considered they had lucky escapes!

    Good luck Chris and Tash. At least Evans is a fairly innocuous surname to start from.

    Mind you - I'd have said that about Green too until my Mum had a friend called Theresa Green (I kid you not!).


  • Comment number 14.

    welcome aboard, cornishgirlie!

    you don't have to be mad to blog here, but it helps!

    x x x x

  • Comment number 15.

    Hi Cornishgirlie and welcome.


  • Comment number 16.

    Hello cornishgirlie!

    We're not scary.....with the lights off anyway.

    Wellcome to the blog.

    x x x

  • Comment number 17.

    OMG! Initials. Mine a C P ..... seepy.


  • Comment number 18.

    Derbyfi, I think I know what you mean regarding giving your children your own name.

    There have been three generations of Ron here. The youngest has always been called 'Little Ronnie'.

    He is now 19 years. And not so little.

    Poor boy.

    x x x

  • Comment number 19.

    Hello Cornishgirlie...... welcome to the gates of oblivion...

  • Comment number 20.

    Thanks for the welcome!
    a school friend of mine had initials L C and despaired throughout her school life of always being called Elsie which she hated! so you see how important those initials can be ...!

  • Comment number 21.

    Welcome Cornishgirlie, I'm quite new myself and have been made to feel very welcome.

    I had a friend who's initials spelt C.O.W!! Also my brother knew somebody called Hope who married Mr Hope! What are the chances of that happening.

    I am eternally grateful to my parents for giving me a normal name, although they hate it that everyone shortens it!! Ho Hum, they can't have everything.

    Ali B

  • Comment number 22.


    The best named real person I have met is a chap called Garth Vater. May the force be with him.

  • Comment number 23.

    Ablibaba, C.O.W. I love it..... I am sure they weren't teased at school.....much!!

  • Comment number 24.

    my intials are EC (easy)
    when i get married I will be ERR (error)
    Oh dear!

    My fella is named for his father and it does get confusing!

  • Comment number 25.

    Debbie - precisely!

    My own immediate family didn't do it thank goodness, but going further back in time every George had a son George, every William had a son William etc - and then they both used their brothers' names too - so all the cousins had the same ones! Makes unravelling the family history (very topical issue today) a nightmare!

    I see Charlotte Church has gone for Dexter - not my personal preference but at least it isn't the ubiquitous Jack! Nice enough name but there must be millions of them aged under 15 by now!!


  • Comment number 26.

    one of the name i like is Tata Young , how about my name Ashfaq

  • Comment number 27.

    Hiya cornishgirlie, welcome to the mad hatter's tea party!

    Lost my train of thought now, the monkey did a giant snoooore right down my ear.


    Oh yes, books! I've read one of BB's travel books, I think it was an australia one - brilliant. Can't understand why I've not read any more! Nor can I understand why I've suddenly become a sucker for Slummy Mummy and Domestic Diva type rom-com books, never really used to be my thing.

    Naming our little one was tricky. But we've managed to call him a good old fashioned name which is still fairly (but not too) common. And of course we had to keep his middle name a traditional one - his great-grandad and grandad's first name, and his dad's middle name. Wonder if he'll carry on the tradition. He was nearly a Charlie, after my grandad, but Benjamin John won out :)

    I always used to hate my surname, just because I couldn't imagine being famous with a name like that! Now my name's changed and nobody can spell it. Nothing worse than spelling out your surname to somebody and them assuming you must've spelt it wrong...

    Shouldn't have opened that bag of lindt mini egg chocolate truffle things....



    and the jumpybean

  • Comment number 28.

    Debbie - little ronnie - my dad-in-law was referred to as "the lad" even after he got married, as he and his dad shared the same name. The name lives on but I think your name is so important, it defines you, that I agree, you should have a name of your own :)

  • Comment number 29.

    For some reason on my Father's side all the men have the middle name David, no idea why!!

    A lady I know has five sons who's names all start with the letter A. Must have been a nightmare when they started to get post.


  • Comment number 30.

    Dexter makes me think of that US tv show about a serial killer ....

    that's the other problem, isn't it. You think of a name and then someone reminds you of someone called that at school or in past life who was a bit of a ..... and it puts you off the name you chose.

    Hard enuff naming pets, let alone babies!

    My full initials are CPT and at a former job my email was cpt@ ...... so my best friend subsenquently named me The Captain, coz every time I emailed her from work that's what it looked like in her Inbox!

  • Comment number 31.

    What about George Foreman calling all his sons George...... Not sure how many he has, but took about confusing........

  • Comment number 32.

    The same care should be taken when naming children as naming pets. Think of a name then go to your back door and shout the name (in full!) - and if you feel silly, embarrassed, or if curtains twitch - go for another one!


  • Comment number 33.

    Talking of ancestors, my mum did a lot of research and was freqiuently stumped by masses of George, James, Charles and Williams. I think that was the sum total of the names used for 3 generations of boys in our family...

  • Comment number 34.

    Dook - that made me laugh out loud, but what a sensible idea xx

  • Comment number 35.

    Naming your child what a nice problem to have. The old ones are the best I think.

    Ashfaq, Nameste

    Sorry my blog to Clodagh and Hazel is on the other blog.

    Guten Haben.

  • Comment number 36.

    course in Cornwall there is that thing of using your middle name instead of your first name! so i everytime you go to the Drs or somewhere they call out your name and you ignore it cos it isnt' you! (or maybe it's just my family who do that!!)

  • Comment number 37.

    Here there is a tendency to automatically abbreviate someone's name. James becomes Jim whether you go by Jim or not. It's a battle I go through almost daily asking people not to abbreviate my name. Although it's a good indication on how well someone knows me.

  • Comment number 38.

    007 - you don't seem like a Jim to me - definitely a James. It's like Mr Diva - nobody 'cept his mum calls him David. He's a Dave. End of!

  • Comment number 39.

    Cheryl's right - without specifying them in case I offend someone on here there are some names I hate just because I once knew a bullying or bitchy woman called them - or a rotten man for that matter!

    And abbreviations - yes - people who presume to shorten my real name without asking if I mind don't get a warm reception.

    And I think jumpy and I must be related............LOL


  • Comment number 40.

    Thanks CtD, you couldn't be more accurate. Although I do have a nickname that my footie pals call me..... But that's footie, and stays in the footie world.....

  • Comment number 41.

    the mind boggles James!

  • Comment number 42.

    derbyfi, I make a point of thanking people when they ask me if I go by Jim or James. It happens once in a while. I hate it when I call myself James, and people then call me Jim.... hello, weren't you LISTENING!!!!!! Just a pet peeve of mine in case you didn't guess.....LOL

  • Comment number 43.

    My cats are all I have ever named...I was nearly Catherine but my dad thought it was too posh, so I'm named for a writer and a queen...and two singers...that's song singers not sewing singers...

    So, Christophe, you have a 'nom' for the bebe do you...would it be a French nom per chance...


  • Comment number 44.

    I think it must be really hard for teachers to name their children, because they must have come across every name under the sun and can associate it with at least one of their pupils!!


  • Comment number 45.

    hmmmmm interesting thought Alibaba.

  • Comment number 46.

    Morning/afternoon all!

    Have been lurking for a bit but thought I'd add my twopence worth.

    I think its really important to consider what the name you give a child rhymes with as well. Kids love rhyming nasty things with names in the playground.... I wont add examples for fear of offending!

    I don't really get people who call their kids the same as their last name eg Robin Robinson..... So please CLP if baby DJ is boy don't call him Evan!

    My name also gets shortened, some are acceptable and some are really not. Weirdly my name also has been shortened and then that shortening lengthened to something else - which happened to be a multi-legged insect. Not nice, and my mother is the only one allowed to get away with it!


  • Comment number 47.

    Sorry how rude of me before I go

    Ashfaq some of us really appriciate Bollywood music here.


  • Comment number 48.

    right, need to move now and go and get Ellie (Eleanor) and Joe (Joseph) - chosen cos good short forms and nice long ones too, so that whatever they do hopefully their name will work!!! (forward planning or what!).

  • Comment number 49.

    Jon Bon Jovi - now there's a cool rock star name!

  • Comment number 50.

    Apologies for the completely off-topic moment... just listening to the oldies on R2. Now I don't often think of myself as old, I'm still under 30, but really - Pulp - that's classed as an oldie now?! Grief, maybe I AM old...

  • Comment number 51.

    just a quickie but my bessie mate's initials are...CAD...... his wife is STD........their eldest is MAD......and their youngest is CJD!!!
    -what are the chances....hilarious

    I do love nicknames, we had an Elsie at school (her initials were LC), my other mate's initials are WC....he's always been known as toilet. Anyone else just got the letter Y slung on the end of theit surname.


  • Comment number 52.

    James, I must confess that I am awful at remembering names but I do try not to abridge them without permission! Hope you don't mind it when I call you Bondy tho'..................?

    Ali has a good point too - hadn't thought of that one!

    Like cornishgirlie my Dad has always been known by his middle name and he hates his first one so often ignores it when it is used! When he went into hospital years ago he got sick of telling the staff what his 'real' name was and finally asked the most junior nurse to amend the sign above his bed - which she did. It's a basic courtesy IMO to address someone who is sick with their preferred name.


  • Comment number 53.

    oh, and another true story there are 2 brothers in Norwich who are called Joe and Wayne...

    ...their surname is King

    Apparently the dad's name is equally as funny but I don't know it

  • Comment number 54.

    Dragon - Maybe I'm not thinking fast enough, but I can't imagine what your mum calls you!!

  • Comment number 55.


    That's reminded me of an ex-colleague Mr Hunt. First name Mike.

    The Receptionist just didin't get all the sniggering when she called him over the tannoy system!

    x x x

  • Comment number 56.

    Cheryl - LOL!!!

  • Comment number 57.

    LOL Cheryl!

    I really must do some work..........


  • Comment number 58.

    meandjumpingbean - i'm under 30 too but when the doctor who is younger then you ans you could legally drink for 10 years maybe you are getting old - I feel that I am!

    Dragon - I have no idea what you are talking about and I believe we share the same first name - I have had lots of strange nicknames based around mine - both first and last name!

    super bp x

  • Comment number 59.

    I have twin brothers, but had they been girls my dad threatened to call them Polly and Ester..... Good job they were boys, although they were almost Bill and Ben.

    Jumpy - Millipede. See why only my Mum can do it?!

    *scuttles off to the hole in the corner*


  • Comment number 60.

    Dragon / Baggy

    Age is just a number. Stop stressing abaht it!

    I'm 40 on paper, but having a ball!!

    x x x x

  • Comment number 61.

    Millipede!! That's quite imaginative :)

    Off to take a screaming little one out to the shops to annoy everyone hehehehehe


  • Comment number 62.

    Welcome Cornishgirlie!

    I always wanted to be Lyndy Ferrari so's I could be a racing driver! Aww well never mind... My Dad had an old generation middle name "Musgrave" which thankfully he didn't pass on to my Big Bro. Luv Lyndyloo xx

  • Comment number 63.

    ps. have a friend called John Kerr but of course his Spanish name (when he's in his place in Spain) in Jaun.... (off to the naughty corner) Luv Lyndyloo xx

  • Comment number 64.

    ...Musgrave...nearly as good as Sherlock and Mycroft or Endeavour Morse...

    And blow me down, I've just had a telephone call from a very jolly sounding lady who introduced herself as Loveday. Now there can't be many of those about can there!?


    cornishgirlie - welcome to the horde x


  • Comment number 65.

    Afternoon each...

    Tis me..the one they call Scoobs..what ya mean youve forgotten me..its not been THAT long!

    anyhoo..helloo! hope everyone is on tiptop form..certainly seems it..

    ..been busy with that work stuff and dont seem to have had a minute recently to come on here..but have been lurking as ever and reading your insightful and often very funny posts!

    My abridged comments on recent things below...if anyone is bored please look away now...could well send you to sleep!

    Names: i have a simple first name but without an i in..and my maiden name was a nightmare, hence keeping my married name post divorce..and some say it suits!
    As for CtD comment about Mr Hunt...well i know someone with the same surname who changed his first name at 16 cos his parents christened him Mark..only thing that couldve been worse was Mike! It really is a Simpsons sketch!
    Oh, and know someone who has given their child the initials A.S.S.. really! Anyway, im sure a suitable name will be chosen for bubba evans... we are all excited to find out im sure!

    Books: BB is amazing..dont read got anywhere confined tho cos laughing out loud seems guaranteed... think ive read most of his and the Shakespeare one appeared at Christmas..may start it tomorrow now!

    Tattoos: have been saying for years gonna do it..and GM is gonna take me when we`re off in April.. and he is adding to his collection of (subtle) three.. this is the man who hates needles but will happily let them ink him.. odd! But quite excited..and just have to find a design now!

    Friends: Having a good friend who is always honest is a must i think..but hard situation. Unfortunately i tend to call a spade a spade and give my opinions..and my true friends appreciate it i hope..

    Singledom: have been there and loved it..but am happily settled now and wouldnt change it for the world. And when i first met GM i wasnt actively looking for a relationship despite how we met..but it just happened and we clicked.. sometimes these things happen when we least expect.. happy 09 for the single ones of us out there..

    Ok - Bingo length post but wanted to catch up! Sorry!

    Back laters..

    mSc xx

  • Comment number 66.

    As a really young kid, I liked the name Steve Highway... I was even going to change my name........ but idea only lasted for a few months....my parents were mortified that I would consider changing my name though. That probably added fuel to the fire.......

    All this name abbreviating talk is making the Ting Tings song (That's not my name) run through my head......LOL

  • Comment number 67.

    And bl**dy he** - that was longer than even I expected! Sorry!

    Oh and one last point...re the driving discusssion the other day.. working in the optical environment the amount of people we see who shouldnt be legally driving but are.. its amazing. And we can do diddly squat about it except advise them against it..how mad is that? we know they cant see but cant do anything about it. we are thinking of getting a petition up to the g`ment to let opticians advise the DVLA if someone is below the legal eyesight driving limit ..will let u know if anything happens!

    RIght..fun times again!

    mSc x

  • Comment number 68.

    Also ps. Christophe, I've bin blimmin'ing on this 'ere blog since it opened...as I'm sure the others will have noticed...

    And I guess that's another one.

    wotcha Scoob x

    Plum, that is persackly what I mean. I never find interesting things on tinternet...mainly coz I don't look whilst at work, then can't be bothered with the whole computer thing at home...and the stuff you post is always really cool...Guru Josh being a recent fave!

    And the lastest thing...there used to be a bloke...REALLY...living in a new town near Brighton...called Orsen.

    Orsen Carte.

    Really truly.

    Of course Norma Snockers is turtley made up

  • Comment number 69.

    New a person whose surname was loveless. And funnily/sadly enough she was......

  • Comment number 70.

    wotcha right back at ya Hazel!

    we have some really odd names coming thro our doors... Seriously! We have a Crapper family who insist on prounouncing it `cray-per` as per Mrs Bucket! and a patient has the surname Dovenor... when i asked him his first name and he replied Ben i was very proud of the straight face i kept! Theres more but ill prob get done for slander...!

    mSc x

  • Comment number 71.

    Hi Scoobs...... welcome back!!!

  • Comment number 72.

    Thanks Bondy...hope to be a bit more often again! hope the snow has eased a bit.. just windy and wet here at the moment...but least its not dark yet..bonus!

    mSc x

  • Comment number 73.

    LOL!!! I once worked with a Mrs Death, who insisted we call her De'Ath.

    Weird world!

  • Comment number 74.

    Scoobs, very cold here this week. Temps are in the single digits fahrenheit with negative numbers overnight. Snow on the way today and tomorrow. It's BL**DY FREEZING.......

  • Comment number 75.

    Cornish girl I am a victim of looking totally stupid at school and various other places when they call out my name - my first name - never used from an hour after I was born!! Don't do it Christoph - scarred for life !!!

    Beesmum xxx

  • Comment number 76.

    There's a local doctor here called Grimm...... LOL

  • Comment number 77.

    And whose mother didn't call you by all your given names when you were in trouble........LOL

  • Comment number 78.

    I always feel sorry for people called Smellie - who must feel extra pressure to be fragrant at all times!

    Am 100 per cent with you on the eyesight thing Scoobs - how can someone be registered blind yet still not be prevented from driving if they wish to?


  • Comment number 79.


    Was just thinking about you hun! We're having your ribs for dinner tonight chez Diva Towers!

    Mr Diva's fave dinner now!

  • Comment number 80.

    Put new pic on FB yesterday of snowy golf course if anyone's interested....

  • Comment number 81.

    Hungry now Diva - could just murder some ribs!!!

    Beez xxx

  • Comment number 82.

    what is fb link please?? what with that and now this blog business i'll never do anything in the house ever again!!!

  • Comment number 83.

    James...she still does! Usually if I've given her too much gin in her tonic...

    ...and what a blessed relief from the petty cash...a petit chat...enjoy


    gotta go gotta find GBP97.56 in a hole somewhere

  • Comment number 84.

    Will have a look at pic tonight Mr Bond.

    and Hazel love - don't forget we are also named after a very glam cartoon girlie!!!

    Bees xxx

  • Comment number 85.


    go to FB and search for CLP bloggers

    we're all there!

    Cheryl xx

  • Comment number 86.

    hazel - can you not hide it somewhere? Today we are only doing journals for under 100 usd - anything smaller then that is too small to worry about!

  • Comment number 87.

    We used to have a solicitor in Leicester called John Fiddler... honest! Really nice chap he was too luv Lyndyloo xx

  • Comment number 88.

    Hehe Lyndyloo - that reminded me of one of the engineers / technicians at Mr Jumpy's old work, called Andy Fiddler - A Fiddler. An engineer. Perfect! Mr Jumpy ought to have been called Fiddler, he fiddles with everything. Or Tinker. Knew a girl with the initials A Tinker, wonder what she's doing these days.

  • Comment number 89.

    SBeep, unfortunately not. 'Someone' has been giving themselves cash advances and not writing them down...and I haven't got receipts...thank you for your suggestion all the same, but we aren't a big enough organisation...having said that, it it possible that one of the lads may have purchased some equipment...will have to quiz them at length under a warm light bulb.

    This is when you really need a name...although I have a rough idea of the two who it may be...and it's not a problem...just verra verra naughty...

    ...anne frankely I think I'm gonna knock it sur le bonce as it's doing my head in...

    Bees, indeed we are!

    I am the voice of the mysterons



  • Comment number 90.

    We have a local estate agent called Mr Spankey.

    Sadly, his appearance belies his name!

  • Comment number 91.

    Ooh all this silly stuff has taken me back to watch a favorite clip http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pv5zWaTEVkI for anyone that doesn't know OK Go the original and best luv Lyndyloo xx

  • Comment number 92.

    and the first one that I first saw done live on socceram fabulouso!!! http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=bav63MWNUKg&feature=channel_page Luv Lyndyloo xx now enough self indulgence must do some work xxx

  • Comment number 93.

    Oooh CLP, there's a big decision. What if baby doesn't look like his name when he comes out? Is there room for manoeuvre?

    Hello there all you lovely lovely people!

    Not reading BB, not sure if I fancy it. But have just got an email from the book store that starts with W to say that Maureen Lipman's book is winging it's way to me :-) Am reading Julie Walters autobiography right now - good, but not as many laughs as I thought...

    Clodagh, I missed it, what are you doing?

    SuperBP, always wondered how to pronounce Lemuel (it's a lovely name). I mean, is it LEMuel, or LeMUel, or even LemYOOel?

    Hello cornishgirlie! My initials used to be LC too, which led my best friend's dad to call me Elsie for years.

    James, my mum and dad gave me my name with the belief that it couldn't be shortened (being only four letters). How wrong they were!

    Dragon #46, I do know an Evangelos Evangelinos!

    Ah, Beesmum, is what I thought was your first name not your first name then?

    Glad everyone's in tippety toppety form (where is Jovial these days - have you locked him away Beesmum?).

    AF xx

  • Comment number 94.

    Naming kids can be a nightmare, with a surname Walker we avoided names beginning with J, as they'd get Mr/Miss J Walker (jaywalker). We joked around with our first with the name Luke Skye, settled with Victoria pretty early on in the pregnancy, she is now 9 years old, were on earth has all the time gone. She also has two middle names, Victoria Elizabeth Anne (three Queens)

    Racing drivers, let me guess we are going to get a Mansell or Hamilton Evans. Good luck with the birth etc.

    Books books books, thats one thing having kids does, I used to have loads of time when I was a young'un to read and read. With having kids its a case of not having the time.

  • Comment number 95.

    Hiya Flower - no my first name is not my first name - ever complicated me.
    My hairdresser has your name and woe betide anyone who shortens it!!
    Don't worry about Jovial - he is safe in my cupboard getting over man flu!!!!

    Beesmum xxx

  • Comment number 96.

    I must ask my Mum one day why her and Dad named me Deborah.

    They have always called me Debbie.

    I am hardly ever called Deborah. Unless I've been naughty that is ;-)

    x x x

  • Comment number 97.

    Debbie-C, then you're called Deborah quite often then....LOL

  • Comment number 98.

    I only have one name for a boy too but two names for girls which could be a bit tricky... that's if I was ever to have a wee one... Luv Lyndyloo xxx

  • Comment number 99.

    Ah 007....wouldn't you like to know!

  • Comment number 100.



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