I only give my kids “music” names – I have Nirvana & Jude, now I’m expecting a third and people say my choices are terrifying

CALL Jack or Oliver in a playground and about 10 heads will turn.

Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing – they’re beautiful names.

People were cruel to the mother's decisions


People were cruel to the mother’s decisionsPhoto credit: Getty

Call Nirvana and it’s less likely.

Still, that hasn’t stopped one mother from naming her child after Kurt Cobain’s popular band.

And her other child is named Jew, after the famous Beatles song.

Now, pregnant with her third, she doesn’t stick to the usual rules, opting instead for a music-themed nickname.

She asked the good people at Mumsnet for advice.

She said: “We are looking for a brother name to go with older sister Nirvana and older brother Jude.

“I’m in love with both DCs [darling children’s] names.

“Nirvana was originally named after the band that me and dp [darling partner] They both love it very much, but once we delved into the meaning, it was done for us, and with Jude we took inspiration from the Beatles song

“These are some names we like but can’t use: Hendrix – we didn’t love that nn [nickname] Options and we weren’t quite feeling it.

“Fender – we loved the connection to Fender amps and guitars, but it just didn’t feel like a full name to us.

“Bowie – dp is the number one choice at the moment with a possible longer name Boden, but we already have a beau in our family who is often called Bowie.

“Blues – Family doesn’t feel like it’s a real name.

“Indie – my first choice and I’m trying to convince dp.

“Fox — that’s my second pick, but I may not like the nickname Foxy.”

People were completely stunned – and quite brutal. “After Nirvana, another music themed name would be Cringe,” said one person.

“I get that you like outside names, but the only non-music name is Fox and I find that pretty awful.”

Another added: “This is awesome. It’s your children’s names for life, not your music preferences, that need to be considered.

“What if they hate indie/grunge. What if you were called Disco or Jive or Twist?

Another added: “Everybody’s giggling behind your back.”

And one suggested: “Queen. Very timely and definitely unusual for a boy.” I only give my kids “music” names – I have Nirvana & Jude, now I’m expecting a third and people say my choices are terrifying

Jessica MacLeish

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