Would you name your baby after a shop?

@shywolf (4522)
United States
January 24, 2007 7:06pm CST
Well, a woman who went into labor in a store called "John Lewis" in the UK decided to name her child after the store. Of course, this wouldn't work as well if you went into labor in some of the stores we have around here, like Wal-Mart and Target *laugh* ^_~ But would you ever consider naming your child after the place where you went into labor? Or perhaps the place where the child was conceived? If you have any good stories of things like the above, please feel free to share. Also feel free to share your thoughts on the news story. You can read the rest of it here: http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_2171660.html?menu=
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
25 Jan 07
You know, I would take that as they just didn't have a name picked out yet. ha ha I would hate to think that she may have gone into labor at Babies R Us...poor kid, he would be teased for the rest of his life! ha ha I named my son after some yarn my mother was using to crochet a blanket for him. I just kept staring at that name across the yarn my entire pregnancy and finally decided that Jamie would be a good name. ha ha
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@rsmith512 (1561)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I never knew that! Jamie, is a yarn!! Hahaha! :D But, that seems like a name. Not some weird looney name! Jamie is a beautiful or handsome name!! Great story! :DD
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@raveena (1356)
• India
25 Jan 07
Not at all I would never think of naming my child after any store but would surely want the store to be named after my child's name.
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@fizzytom (759)
• Maribor, Slovenia
25 Jan 07
At least John and Lewis are names that you can call a child. It could have been "Poundland" or even worse "Wal-Mart" What about David and Victoria Beckham's first child Brooklyn, reportedly named for where he was conceived. Good thing it wasn't in Peckham!
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• United States
25 Jan 07
Well at least she wasn't in Toys R Us or something! LOL John Lewis is at least a normal human name!
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
25 Jan 07
hahahha i think there is a trend to name babies after the place where they were conceived, following on from the rich and famous. Broklyn Beckham is an example of this. iMAGINE THE SCENE, jON lEWIS, Shop window, McDonnalds toilets, hanging out of a car window going down the M6, where does it stop? ohhhhh what a wonderful life
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
LMAO...Well if i were to name my daughter after th eplace where i went into labor. Then i would have my daughter running around here being called Bingo Hall ... LMAO!!!
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
25 Jan 07
BINGO hall ?? lol.. hilarious, girl !
@wasim989 (2303)
• India
25 Jan 07
No I would never name my baby after a shop because it feels weird to me but if the name of the shop is beautiful then I will think about it.
@yanjiaren (9050)
25 Jan 07
can you imagine my son being called haoords selfriges? now that would be a laugh.. no i like spiritual names..names for me that have a deep meaning..it is a gift to a child..
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
6 Feb 07
This was a unique way to chose a name for the child, that's for sure. At least they were in a store with a decent name. Actually, the name John Lewis is nice! However, don't most, if not all, people have names picked out before the child is born? If not picked out, they have it narrowed down to 2 girls names and 2 boys names. That has been my experience with friends and family who have been expecting.
@manmaxman (850)
• India
6 Feb 07
yes if any type of this situation i will name my baby
• United States
31 Jan 07
My cousin did that... she named her son after a store that she knew of named The Phoenix. She chose Phoenix as his middle name but that is the name that he is called. The store name from that article is pretty normal names so in my opinion that's not so bad to name your baby those names.
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I've heard that the NBA player Kobe Bryant was named after one of his parents' favorite restaurants!
@wmg2006 (5386)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I might would do this. I think some people name their kids after pharmaceuticals. LOL I swear I heard of kids named Tylenol, Afrin, Aspirin, but they always call them something a little different than the way it is spelled. I have friend who named her child Macy because she loved shopping at Macy's. Now a name like Dollar Tree or Dollar General wouldn't go so well. LOL
• Indonesia
31 Jan 07
Neah, I wouldn't name my baby after a store. Or after any place where the child was conceived. I think I am more creative than that to name me own baby. lol I don't like common names, so I will try to find a unique name (but definetely not a store or a place name) then name it after my baby. My baby name suppose to make her famous or exists; not the store or place mark my baby's existence.
@apky12 (775)
• United States
31 Jan 07
IF you like the name or it makes you happy, I would do it. It would be hard to find a name I liked though b/c I couldn't imagine naming my child Home Depot or Neiman Marcus or something like that.
@ukchriss (2103)
30 Jan 07
I surpose it really depends on what the shop is. John Lewis is ok but i bet he will be teased in school... parents never think of that do they? Could you imagin a baby called 'Tesco' 'Wimpy' or even 'Boots' poor kids would never live it down! So No I dont think its a very good idea.
• United States
30 Jan 07
John Lewis isn't a horrible name ... but my wife insists that we name the next 3 children that we're going to have already and we're not planning on getting pregnant again for several years. She's pretty obsessed with naming children and if we don't have names picked out right away it drives her crazy. Oh, I really hope that she had a son! I don't know about a girl named John Lewis!!!
@rsmith512 (1561)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I don't think that I would ever name my child by a store name, or where they were conceived! I think that is silly. Especially if it was Target, or WalMart! That would be funny though! But, torture for the child!! Haha! :DD
@GardenGerty (99411)
• United States
27 Jan 07
My husband's first and middle names are Robert, and Louis respectively. His mother was reading "Kidnapped" by Robert Lous Stevenson when he was born. The family enjoys telling this about him. He is an avid reader, too. LOL
@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Not likely. But can u see...Big Lots...Staples...Home Depot???? LOL
@justme777 (447)
• United States
26 Jan 07
That is crucking me up :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)!!! I wouldn't do that...My opinion that is very stupid!!! Why don't we start naming out kids after ancient Americas rulers then??? Like Montezuma or Totethuaga???