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Anne58 Tue 14-Jul-15 22:01:56

I ask you, how in whatever deity's name, could you call a little girl "Beetroot" shock confused

KatyK Sun 19-Jul-15 18:01:18

There is a famous (ish) musician who has children called Geronimo and Galileo smile

janerowena Sun 19-Jul-15 15:26:53

If you want beetroot that don't taste like beetroot feetlebaum, then you need to grow the Italian pink stripy ones called 'chioggia'. They are delicious and far more subtle. Sadly the mice think so, too.

Elrel Sat 18-Jul-15 13:56:58

Dogs, not twin babies, named Cash and Carry!

Gagagran Fri 17-Jul-15 20:36:02

I knew two old men in the 1950s called Friend and Young Nipper and those were their registered names/

merlotgran Fri 17-Jul-15 19:39:23

Good publicity! I wouldn't have watched the programme on catch up had it not been for this thread.

Obsessive cleaning is not my thing grin

feetlebaum Fri 17-Jul-15 19:34:45

"Talking of beetroot, I was served a 'golden' beetroot fritter yesterday. I didn't know they existed, but golden it was and tasted just like beetroot."

How very disappointing!

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 17-Jul-15 18:45:49

Oh my gosh! others were not listening properly either

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 17-Jul-15 18:42:34

It's not a name. It's a family nickname. You need to read the thread. Well, at least at the beginning.

sparkygran Fri 17-Jul-15 18:22:32

I love beetroot but not for a nameconfused

feetlebaum Fri 17-Jul-15 13:11:48

@teetime - not Chlamydia, but John Betjemens's daughte was called Candida...

Katek Thu 16-Jul-15 17:56:01

Or as I heard it pronounced 'Lie-dell'! Think that's the posh version.

Anne58 Thu 16-Jul-15 17:38:55

Russell & Bromley

Fortnum & Mason

Tate & Lyle

Ana Thu 16-Jul-15 17:15:10

Aldi and Lidl might be nice for twins...

J52 Thu 16-Jul-15 17:04:30

Wait Rose would be good, but I'm not so sure about ' asda!


loopylou Thu 16-Jul-15 16:22:07

AAfter hearing Chardonnay, Merlot and Chianti yelled at three children running amok in Asda, nothing surprises me.
I'm reliably informed there's a child up the road called Hesperus Mermaid whose baby brother is called Foster Carling........ Poor little things hmm

gillybob Thu 16-Jul-15 15:09:44

Not sure about Hebe. GAI would be tempted to call her Hebe Jeebie grin

jinglbellsfrocks Thu 16-Jul-15 14:59:47

of. not is. hmm

AshTree Thu 16-Jul-15 14:59:23

My son knew identical twin girls at his school who were called Clairette and Clairetta hmm

jinglbellsfrocks Thu 16-Jul-15 14:59:09

They are lovely names.

I like the idea is using both Christian names. Might try it on the grandsons.

grannyactivist Thu 16-Jul-15 14:39:55

At my son's school there was a family with daughters Saffron and Hebe. They were both lovely girls and so the names have very positive connotations.

Katek Thu 16-Jul-15 13:51:29

Tradition in fishing villages around here is to have double barrelled first names-often run together-and the full name is always used. So you get StephanieLouise or MichaelJohn. The other problem is there are the same 3 or 4 surnames common to the area. Can get very confusing.

Elrel Thu 16-Jul-15 11:11:20

I was just going offline to tidy papers, maybe find the herb leaflet, more types of Basil than expected there. Friend's lovely granddaughter is Apache, a surprise initially but original
Of course - not so obscure a herb as expected, I like it! As well as Saffron or, as I've encountered, Saphron, I've met a Cinnamon. An elderly neighbour was Lascella, Lassie for short, from the surname Lascelles but I've forgotten why.

Elrel Thu 16-Jul-15 11:05:34

OK merlotgran, I get the short form, like it. Still musing over longer original - have a leaflet from Jekka's herbfarm somewhere, will have to look. I remember in The Archers that Robert Snell's daughter Coriander became Caz in her teens! Emmeleigh with an umlaut over the second e, pronounced Emily, and Sea4th, Disney ...
On a different website someone mentioned Australian twins named Benson and Hedges, allegedly.

Ana Thu 16-Jul-15 11:00:19

Oops, I'm sure your post wasn't there when I typed mine, annsixty! grin

Ana Thu 16-Jul-15 10:58:05

I can't get it either, even with your clue, Merlot! confused

If it's so rude that it needs asterisks, how can a chlld be called it?