New-born's name dilemma.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by betty swollocks, 8 Apr 2008.

  1. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Some friends of mine have just had their first child - a little boy.
    They are both beautiful, gentle people who bring great joy to all who are fortunate to know them and being hippy-ish, an unusual name was on the cards.
    On googling the name they chose, the first entry I find is the name given to the world's first smart bomb, used against the Japanese in the closing stages of WW2.
    The babe is only a couple of days old, so it's not too late to change his name. Should I advise them of my find?
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Nope - shut your gob......... unfortunately !
  3. jonesy

    jonesy Legendary Member

    I'n curious- what is the name? WW2 bombs had names like Tallboy, Grand Slam, Cookie... scarcely the sort of thing a hippy would go for!
  4. andyoxon

    andyoxon Veteran

    I don't think you can really say anything and the chances are if you brought it up, they'd have just come back from registration. Apparently Azon stands for AZimuth ONly (wiki). I suppose if you know them very well...
  5. OP
    betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member


    They obviously are completely unaware.

    Wiki entry.
  6. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Around and about
    Maybe they really really don't like bridges, maybe not though. I think you should tell them.

    Or e-mail their e-mail, and I'll send them the Wiki link. I won't mention you:biggrin:
  7. Renard

    Renard Guest

    What was the names of the kids in Viz's 'Modern Parents' strips?
  8. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Tarquin and Guinevere IIRC
  9. Renard

    Renard Guest

    Thanks :smile:
  10. dudi

    dudi Senior Member

    Ipswich, Suffolk
    haha, my surname is Hazon... and where my mum comes from no one ever pronounces their "H"s properly... so we've been the 'azon smart bomb family for years and years by the sound of it!

    to be honest, Betty... the likelihood of anyone knowing that Azon is the name given to a smart bomb is so remote I doubt the little cherub will ever find out, let alone be teased about it...
  11. sheddy

    sheddy Guru

    Was that the Tom Jones song ? Smart bomb smart bomb, you're my smart bomb etc
  12. dudi

    dudi Senior Member

    Ipswich, Suffolk
    better to be a smart bomb than a scruffy one anyway... at least you can shop in Harrods.
  13. OP
    betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member


    Yes, but I've googled it and doubtless other friends of theirs will too. Mum and Dad will find out sooner or later and will realise that none of their friends apprised them!
  14. Naturally, the boy will grow up to be known as 'Bomber Scroggins' (enter family name here) or similar.
    Shouldn't be too much of a problem - he'll just have to be a boxer or Hell's Angel...:smile:
  15. andyoxon

    andyoxon Veteran

    Sooner or later most people look up the meaning of their name...:smile:
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