What’s Wrong With Dougal?




Jonny Parsons writes:

Could you post my poll [link below], my partner Tracey won’t let me name my chisler Dougal if it’s a boy, we are in added time , baby was due Sunday gone. Tracey has said if I get 50 people to agree with me I can do it. I think having a name that makes people laugh is the best name ever.

Dougal Poll here

76 thoughts on “What’s Wrong With Dougal?

  1. Cynical Student

    Can you report this kinda stuff to Tusla? I would HATE my Dad to name me after an idiot priest. This is a human being we’re talking about.

    1. MajorThrill

      Agreed, this is a genuinely horrible idea. The best case scenario is the kid gets teased mercilessly and is more than likely doomed to never be taken seriously in their career.

  2. Funster Fionnanánn

    This post is making me sad.

    Please stop.

    Anymore of that pale leather jacket “banter” man?

  3. K

    Don’t think I would intentionally name a child DP in this day and age. As far as abuse goes he’ll be taking it from all sides.

  4. nellyb

    Johny Cash:
    “But the meanest thing that he ever did
    […] he went and named me “Sue.”
    Well, he must o’ thought that is quite a joke
    And it got a lot of laughs from a’ lots of folk,
    It seems I had to fight my whole life through.
    I tell ya, life ain’t easy for a boy named “Sue.”
    Well, I grew up quick and I grew up mean,
    My fist got hard and my wits got keen, ..”

    But he “grew up quick and {…} grew up mean” :-)

  5. Mani

    Why not go for the old fashioned choice of naming him after the father? John, if you have a second, ask Tracey who that is.

  6. Jonny

    I’ve never been picked on online before, survey page has broke (they want 96 euro to open it). But I think I have my answer from the subtle comments here. Ted it is so

    1. scottser

      what about ‘dick’ or ‘rod’? that way you can be proud of your little guy instead of everyone laughing at it, i mean him.

  7. Isallimsaying

    From The Magic Roundabout: The main character is Dougal (Pollux in the original French-language version) who was a drop-eared variety of the Skye Terrier.

    Pollux it is, so.

  8. Prop Joe

    Guy uses the words “whopper”, “sprog” and “chisler”

    All I can do at this moment is thank him for creating the best “Dickh!ad Alert” beacon in history. I’ll be sure to avoid him and his Christmas jumper this festive season

  9. Nially

    To be honest, with you as a dad, it doesn’t sound like it matters much what you name the kid, poor thing’s doomed anyway.

  10. Squiggleyjoop

    “Sit down son, I have something to tell you. At Xmas time 10 years ago you were born and your father tried to name you Dougal.”

    “And that’s why Daddy never gets any presents?”

    “That’s why Daddy never gets any presents.”

  11. meadowlark

    Ye are a very scornful lot here this morning. Dougal is better than something horrendous like…Saint West (ffs), or Elias or Gideon.

      1. meadowlark

        Nothing, really. Just not my kind of name. But people here are up in arms about Dougal, which is equally inoffensive.

        1. Clampers Outside!

          I like Gideon…

          If the ridin’s no good, one could say to him…. Gide-up-in-there !

          But me being a hetero guy, I’ll never know the joys of shouting it, ah well….
          but maybe….
          well, no…
          I’ll just get me coat.

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