Monday, July 20, 2009

Doris

I was in a shop earlier trying to find compost when I heard a woman shout "Doris, where are you?" Then this little girl came running from another isle and shouted back "I'm here, mum!"

This little girl's mum had named her Doris. The hell that poor child is going to go through in high school!

My colleague announced that she was pregnant last week, and since then the rest of my colleagues have been picking out baby names. This lead to the topic of unpopular names or 'Old Lady' names as they called them. Here's a few....

DORIS
Ethel
Maud
Maureen
Margaret
Marjorie
Martha
Mildred
Dora
Beatrice
Enid
Iris
Blanche
Mabel
Ivy
Gertrude
Winifred
Irene
Peggy

If these names come back into fashion I will NOT be following suit if I ever have children. No no no no.... no.

3 comments:

Dolly Daydream said...

Haha! I love this! My Dad calls me Doris all the time, in public and everything and I respond!! Thank god I have a normal name though!...Its Emma....How boring! lol!

Lady Wise said...

I have a friend called Blanche Freda. Her sister has a weird old lady name too, but I actually quite like it on her.

My sister wanted to call her daughter Blue. I was furious and told her she was having a baby not rearing a litter.

BLue = dog's name. Simple as.

pinkie said...

hilarious! I listened to a radio show about this recently. And they asked listeners who were under the age of 30 to call in, if they were the owner of a old man/woman name. There was a Eunice, Maude, Bertha, and a eugene