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Kids names , a bit of Friday fun


#1

Thought this would be a fun topic for a Friday. Has anyone here named their offspring a wine related name ?? My son is called “Cooper” so kind of related as such. Having visited the Guinness hop house in Dublin a number of times it seemed apt .
I also recall the above comment where @robert_mcintosh discussed this too.
Anyone?


#2

I have a friend called Margaux, because her parents really liked Ch Margaux. She must spend her life correcting everyone’s spelling of it.


#3

I wonder if her name was inspired by Margaux Hemingway (the great man’s graddaughter)? Apparently she was thus named as her parents had consumed a bottle of the famous wine on the night she was conceived (their story). Though they spelled it Margot. She changed it to Margaux subsequently.


#4

Not sure - they’re Belgian, and I’m not sure how big the Hemingways are there! Presume Ch Margaux is quite big everywhere though.


#5

For some reason the Kolonics Juhfark jumps to mind… either would be a decent choice I reckon, especially in this country…

Too bad we settled on Felix… which also appears on a fair few wine labels


#6

And if anyone’s surname is O’Brien, they’ve already got themselves one First Growth (as it sounds in French, anyway).


#7

Ornellaia is a rather beautiful name - your friends did well there @robert_mcintosh

I suppose one alternative to Margaux would be Barbera? I couldn’t convince my wife on either for our daughter, sadly. Non-wine related names are so boring! :wink:


#8

I wonder if beer drinkers do the same thing?

“We were going to name our son ‘GridleysOldDirigible’, but changed our mind to ‘Belligerent Ass’”


#9

This also reminded me of this “Juhfark” from Cahors…


#10

Snap @leah !!! My son is also a Cooper!


#11

Remember the fashion for ‘Chardonnay’?


#12

Hi @Leah. What a cool topic!
My kids are Rose (wine colour I guess :joy:) and Louis (after Louis Roederer my favourite Champagne! Or is it the French King?). So yes, pretty related to wine I guess!
#winegeek


#13

My kids aren’t named after any wines, … but if I ever get the opportunity, there is a chance I might name a wine after them!

:wink:


#14

I’m expecting to see ‘Prosecco’ start rising up the ranks of popular names in the next couple of years…


#15

I’ll let you know in about a month :stuck_out_tongue:


#16

Apparently in 2016 a mere four Chardonnays were born/named… I remember reading a Jilly Cooper novel that had a character called Sauvignon. I suppose it’s better than darling little Spatburgunder.


#17

She’s the one who’s always late :wink:


#18

The mirror twin of Tempranillo…?


#19

@winechief, you clearly have impeccable taste :wink:


#20

whichever is the smaller could be Mini Cooper…