Monday 22 January 2018

When granny can't get to grips with little Geronimo

A recent survey says that while your parents might love your kid, they quite likely hate that you called him Kasper, writes Sarah Caden

Jools Oliver, who called her brood Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo, Petal Blossom Rainbow, Buddy Bear Maurice and River Rocket
Jools Oliver, who called her brood Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo, Petal Blossom Rainbow, Buddy Bear Maurice and River Rocket

Sarah Caden

About two years ago, at a party, I stood talking to a pair of younger women who had both just had their first babies. They had met previously, while both pregnant and were each keen to find out how the other had fared, what they'd had and, of course, what they'd called the offspring.

"Axl, no 'e'," said one.

"Thor," said the other.

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