Here at PP HQ, because a lot of our items are personalised, we literally see hundreds of names each week. There have been some unusual ones, but generally these are beautiful because they are a bit different and we haven't had anything through that has made us think "Woah!" because it's well, a bit strange. The baby naming game seems to be very much in the media nowadays with couples choosing more and more unusual names. Is it the new vogue?
From Apple, Bluebell Madonna, Fifi Trixibell, Sage Moon Blood and the like, to Brooklyn for the Beckhams - are these "out there" names going to come back and bite our children down the road? At the end of the day parents can call their children what they like, and as adults anyone really not liking their name can change it by deed poll. However, should we be thinking more about the effect a name can have during childhood? I'm not sure Fifi Trixibell would have gone down well at our local primary school - but perhaps celebrity kids are more "sheltered" or used to things being different?
There was an uproar recently when an Israeli couple named their child after the Facebook "Like" button, and apparently an Egyptian couple went all out and actually named their daughter "Facebook" earlier this year. Is this a step too far? We aren't sure! A name is so important as it is personal to you, but we think it's more important who you are than what you are called.
What do you think?