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Beatles baby names?
25 January 2011
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Hello Forum!

I'm Ellie, Joe's wife and occasional frequent Beatle widow yoko-ono-01.

As you may know we're having a baby in May a-hard-days-night-george-9.

We've recently found out we're having a boy and wondered if anyone could help us out in narrowing down a name choice. At the moment he's called Ringo a-hard-days-night-ringo-4(after Joe's favourite!*) but this is just a working title!

I wondered what suggestions Joe's fellow Fab Forum members could suggest - something Beatlesy - bu not obviously so! At the moment, Joe has put Bungalow Bill, Jude and Mr Kite on the list - not sure I can really endorse any of these.

Help!

Ellie XX

 

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25 January 2011
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I think Harrison is a cool first name, or you could go with Johpaugeongo, either works. a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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26 January 2011
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Richard?  It's like Ringo, only, you know, less obvious. a-hard-days-night-george-10

26 January 2011
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Hi Ellie!!!

 

Well I think Harrison is a cool name. I'm fond of John James or Richard James, or George Richard. I also like John's children names, Julian and Sean, and Ringo's kid Zak. And of course, they're not that obvious.  a-hard-days-night-john-7

 

Now if I ever had a kid I'd name him in a heartbit John Paul. The disadvantage? People might believe he was named after the late Pople John Paul II a-hard-days-night-paul-1

 

It's really nice to see you around Ellie!! Love your avatar pic, very appropiate a-hard-days-night-george-10

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26 January 2011
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Yay, Ellie (and Joe)! A boy!

One of my friends has a boy named Jude. I rather like that name, because it doesn't seem that common (at least with those I grew up with.) Max might also do the trick if you're looking for something not so obvious. I'm not in that phase right now where I am thinking of baby names, but I have to agree that you couldn't go wrong with Harrison, or even Lennon,  as…was it Liam? Gallagher did. Although, you never know, there may be a lot of Harrys in his school, because of that famous boy wizard. :) 

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26 January 2011
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StarWisher said:

Yay, Ellie (and Joe)! A boy!

One of my friends has a biy named Jude. I rather like that name, because it doesn't seem that common (at least with those I grew up with.) Max might also do the trick if you're looking for something not so obvious. I'm not in that phase right now where I am thinking of baby names, but I have to agree that you couldn't go wrong with Harrison, or even Lennon,  as…was it Liam? Gallagher did. Although, you never know, there may be a lot of Harrys in his school, because of that famous boy wizard. :) 


Well, but imagine this conversation.
 

- "Oh so you're Harry. Like Harry Potter"

- "Well not really, my name is Harrison"

- "Oh, like Harrison Ford?"

- "No, like George Harrison" a-hard-days-night-george-10

Cue to ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhs.

 

Note to Ellie : If you say Joe that I vote for the name Harrison, he might say "Go figure". I'm a huge George fan.

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26 January 2011
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I like Harry at the moment, but Ellie's less keen as it's quite common here in the UK. There's the Harry Nilsson connection, of course, and also he'd be Harry Son.

I found this on another site, obviously for both boys and girls. Not sure about some of them (VeeJay? Britain?).

1. Abbey     
2. Alan     
3. Allen     
4. Anna     
5. Apple     
6. Asher     
7. Barbara     
8. Beatrice     
9. Belle     
10. Billy
11. Blue     
12. Bonnie     
13. Boyd     
14. Brian     
15. Britain     
16. Carol     
17. Charles     
18. Chuck     
19. Cynthia
20. Dakota     
21. Daniel     
22. Dave     
23. Derek     
24. Desmond     
25. Dhani     
26. Doris     
27. Ebony     
28. Eleanor
29. George     
30. Georgia     
31. Harrison     
32. Heather     
33. Henry     
34. Holly     
35. India     
36. Ivory     
37. Jackson
38. James     
39. Jane     
40. Jason     
41. Jet     
42. Joan     
43. John     
44. Johnny     
45. Jo-Jo     
46. Jude     
47. Julia     
48. Julian    
49. Kate     
50. Klein     
51. Lane     
52. Lee     
53. Lennon     
54. Lizzie     
55. London     
56. Louis     
57. Lucille     
58. Lucy   
59. Mae     
60. Maggie     
61. Martha     
62. Martin     
63. Mary     
64. Mary Jane     
65. Matt     
66. Maxwell     
67. McCartney     
68. McKenzie     
69. Michael     
70. Michelle     
71. Millie     
72. Molly     
73. Mona     
74. Nancy
75. Neil     
76. Nina     
77. Pam     
78. Patty     
79. Paul     
80. Penny     
81. Pete     
82. Rain     
83. Ringo     
84. Rita     
85. Robert
86. Rose     
87. Sadie     
88. Sally     
89. Sean     
90. Shea     
91. Sky     
92. Stella     
93. Stuart     
94. Sullivan     
95. Taylor     
96. Teddy     
97. Tony     
98. Valerie     
99. VeeJay     
100. Vera     
101. Walter     
102. Wilson     
103. Zak

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26 January 2011
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I say have a kid called Eric, and then make him name his kid Sony.

Then it'll be Sony, Eric's son. a-hard-days-night-paul-3

Okay, sorry for that. I like Harrison too, but if that's out.. Neil is a good one.

Oh, and I like number 38, too. Brilliant name, that one.

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26 January 2011
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Hello Ellie,

Yesterday, as I was getting ready to log off this site (I didn't want to, but the drive home from work pretty much necessitated it!),  I thought I saw you logged on but thought maybe Joe was tinkering with something behind the scenes. It's great to hear from you. I echo mithveaen's applause over your choice of avatars - very cool.

As for the topic at hand... One could make an argument for the name Elvis, because as John has stated, "without Elvis..." - you know the rest I'm sure.

But I think, if you are looking for something a tad less obvious, I submit Carl Henry. George and Ringo both loved Carl Perkins and John sang of Henry the Horse dancing a waltz.

In any event, my wife and I wish you and Joe nothing but the best.

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26 January 2011
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Joe said:

I like Harry at the moment, but Ellie's less keen as it's quite common here in the UK. There's the Harry Nilsson connection, of course, and also he'd be Harry Son.

I found this on another site, obviously for both boys and girls. Not sure about some of them (VeeJay? Britain?).

 


Blue?! Kids have been named odder things, I suppose.
 

I like the way Asher sounds, and maybe Shea, but save Ringo for your next cat. :)

I hadn't known my name was connected to a Beatles song (or rather, a song covered by the Beatles) . *No one* should want to shimmy like me, unless they are hoping to frighten people. a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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26 January 2011
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John-Paul. If it's good enough for Popes...

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26 January 2011
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It's also good enough for bass players in Led Zeppelin.

*9* <-- See, the universe agrees with me.

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26 January 2011
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Perusing the list of Beatles songs, it seems like they have more names for girls than boys. You could go with Maxwell, but who knows what that kid could get up to. paul-mccartney I agree with Jude, I like that one, but it might be a bit obvious. You could go the George route and use a common name just with a different spelling like Jhohn.

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26 January 2011
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Joe said:

I like Harry at the moment, but Ellie's less keen as it's quite common here in the UK. There's the Harry Nilsson connection, of course, and also he'd be Harry Son.


ROFLMAOOOO!! That and Eric's son truly made my day.

 

Ok so no Harrison. Well. a-hard-days-night-paul-3. How about Corelle? It means Ring Star in Elvish!! a-hard-days-night-ringo-9 Ok no. Bad idea. a-hard-days-night-ringo-5. How about Macca? a-hard-days-night-paul-4 Ok no.

 

Well from the list, MacKenzie is a first name. And if you use it as a middle name would be cool. John MacKenzie sounds cool. 

 

And I add my wishes to Zig's for you and Joe. a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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26 January 2011
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Hi Elllie, glad you could finally show up here!

Don't think that my advice will be of any use whatsoever, since I have to say that neither John, Paul nor George is a name that I particularly care for, personally. And Ringo is pretty obviously out of the question, although I think Richard is ok. (I hate "Richie", however, for some reason.)

How about Winston? I think that has a nice ring to it, although "Win" or "Winnie" would probably invite ridicule.

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26 January 2011
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Wow - thanks guys! Some  interesting suggestions - and some good ones. And I agree that Ringo is best as a cat's name.

Also thanks for all the hellos - it's really nice to make your acquaintances.

Currently I'm trying to persuade Joe that "Pepper" is a really, really cool middle name. We shall see.

I think we'll have to meet him (or possibly her - you never know perhaps the scan lady misconstrued certain artefacts on the screen...a-hard-days-night-paul-11) and then decide. We've got 16 weeks or so to go so I'm sure Joe will keep you posted.

 

Ellie XXX

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Do the names have to be from the list? Because if I have have to stick to these gidelines I'll surely go mad.

I think the name Alexander is good, but if its a girl Lucille goes together well.

Prudence would be an awesome name for a girl BTW!!!!

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27 January 2011
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Hi Ellie! Hmm, Pepper as a middle name... I like it. a-hard-days-night-george-8

Girl: India or Penny

Boy: Neil or Lee (These probably won't go with Pepper.)

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27 January 2011
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I agree with von, Winston is a pretty awesome name, I think my kid will at least have that for a middle name. Harrison Winton Leg-thigh, I hope my future wife is cool with that.

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