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    A name for my kid.

    My wife is ready to pop any day now and I have been left with the hugh task of finding him a name. I am asking all the wise men of ajarn.com to help me find a name for the future prime minister of Thailand.
    Being Irish i would prefer something Irish/celtic.
    Thanks. A pint for the best suggestion.
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    Re: A name for my kid.

    Diarmuid

    and congrats!!!
    Last edited by zehner; 19th May 2008 at 20:40. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: A name for my kid.

    Quote Originally Posted by zehner View Post

    Diarmuid

    and congrats!!!
    congratulations

    Z thats shit

    try rudyard
    or slaine, or siobhan if its a girl

    if the real father is black
    go for winston



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    Re: A name for my kid.

    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    Z thats shit
    better than slaine ya gobshite

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    Re: A name for my kid.

    beat irish cartoon ever

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    Re: A name for my kid.

    The best name in the Irish name book would probably be Seamus, but if you don't want such a savvy name, how about Liam, Connor, Eamon (2 Ns is doable[that is probably the best name because Thais could say and read it easily]), Corey, Sean, or Franny (knew a lot of drunk Mics with that name)... just my inbread seppo input
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    Re: A name for my kid.

    Congrats

    We had to go through this process late last year, so I'm familiar with the headache.

    Now you want something Celtic and I assume something that won't be either mangled by Thais or have an unfortunate meaning in Thai (you don't want the Thai version of Tittiporn or Nutsak).

    Seamus is out since most Thais will pronounce it Shaymut and give the kid a complex same goes with Eamon (AiMon) Corey (Coley) and Franny (Flanny).

    My suggestion is take a list of names you like and run it past the motorcycle guys at the end of the soi. If they don't mangle it or start giggling then you might be on a winner.

    Luckily for me The wife chose a girl's name and I chose the boy's. We had a girl and we were spared my stupid suggestion.

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    Robert, Alastair (few different spellings for this one), Cameron, Hamish, Angus, Stuart, Boyd, Callum, Eoin; all braw Scots names.
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    Re: A name for my kid.

    Quote Originally Posted by markle View Post
    Congrats

    We had to go through this process late last year, so I'm familiar with the headache.

    Now you want something Celtic and I assume something that won't be either mangled by Thais or have an unfortunate meaning in Thai (you don't want the Thai version of Tittiporn or Nutsak).

    Seamus is out since most Thais will pronounce it Shaymut and give the kid a complex same goes with Eamon (AiMon) Corey (Coley) and Franny (Flanny).

    My suggestion is take a list of names you like and run it past the motorcycle guys at the end of the soi. If they don't mangle it or start giggling then you might be on a winner.

    Luckily for me The wife chose a girl's name and I chose the boy's. We had a girl and we were spared my stupid suggestion.
    Spot on, thats exactly the dilema I'm in.
    I wish kids could pick out their own names , instead of blaming us parents for the rest of their lives.
    Would be a lot easier if we could call him 66155849756TH(2008)IR.
    What do you think of Cormac or Nolan?

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    Re: A name for my kid.

    I named my son Ethan, problem is Thais can't say th so he's been given the nickname Moto, which is short for Motorola (not my idea)

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    Re: A name for my kid.

    Abdul or Jesus or Moses or Ceasar. Mujtaba? Shazab?

    If you prefer Irish, I can only think of Paddy, Murphy, Dougal, Sean, Brandan, Garvan or any one of these.

    My favpurite is Brandan.

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    Re: A name for my kid.

    Congratulations.
    A couple of mates were named Seon and Saul. I don't know if these would pass the Thai-cification test though...

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    Re: A name for my kid.

    Quote Originally Posted by tayto View Post
    My wife is ready to pop any day now and I have been left with the hugh task of finding him a name. I am asking all the wise men of ajarn.com to help me find a name
    Your wife's been preggers for 9 months and you're only just thinking about a name now ?!! Do you actually talk with your missus or have you only just noticed she's about to pop ?
    Oi ! Cheeky arab !

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    Re: A name for my kid.

    My suggestion would be to name your kid something normal and/or average. Trust me, you have less chance of putting your kid through a living hell. I mean, Nolan? No offense, but that is probably one of the dorkiest/lamest names I have ever heard. Please, don't.

    Some suggestions: Jon, Matt, Rob, Bill.

    It doesn't have to be that generic, but basically the more generic the better.

    Don't want your kid to hate you? Don't play games with their name. Don't go with something you "like" or think is clever.

    Don't name them something that their peers will destroy them on. Just go with something you know for sure that they can live with.



    When I think of the name Nolan I think of two things: 1. A bald old man swilling beer in a dirty pub 2. A former hick baseball player from Texas.

    Not good.

    And as for Cormac, well, if you put a Mc in front of it you've basically got a last name (one that sounds quite like mine in fact).

    Turn the car around buddy. You're driving on the tracks!!
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    Re: A name for my kid.

    Quote Originally Posted by bewildered wanderer View Post
    Liam
    Used to like that name till the twat from O-arse-is put me off!

    I would say Rury (Ruraidh) but the r's would get turned into l's just as sure as Bangkok's rather a warm place!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberneck View Post
    I named my son Ethan, problem is Thais can't say th so he's been given the nickname Moto, which is short for Motorola (not my idea)
    My boy's called Nathan - similar prob, it become Nat-an. But as Robi has pointed out, this is pleasingly similar to Satan!

    No Biggy - Thais use the nicknames anyway don't they so he'll be Nong Nat, or Ouan / Wun (fatboy) or something!

    Quote Originally Posted by redhaze View Post
    you have less chance of putting your kid through a living hell.
    Yeah but if he gets picked on, at least he'll learn hw to fight (see "a boy named Sue")

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustaffah Anotha Pint View Post
    Your wife's been preggers for 9 months and you're only just thinking about a name now ?!!
    You a parent? Not thst easy to find a name you like that'll work ok in 2 very different cultures

    PS Congrats OP fella!

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    Last edited by Lor Ling; 20th May 2008 at 06:15. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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