to wonder if this is a normal name for a child?

(81 Posts)
MrsHuxtable Sun 12-May-13 16:18:15

So today at work I came across a boy called Buster!

I've only ever heard it as a name for dogs so now I'm wondering whether I've missed something.

It wasn't said once like in a jokey way. The boy was repeatedly referred to as Buster.

McNewPants2013 Sun 12-May-13 16:19:18

Perhaps it was a nickname

ChippyMinton Sun 12-May-13 16:19:43

Wasn't he one of the Great Train Robbers? Assume it's a nn though.

I feel the same about the name Barney. I am aware its quite common.

I have never met a Buster but I suppose there are worse names.

MrsHuxtable Sun 12-May-13 16:21:23

What would it be a nickname for? or can you just use it for any name?

TidyDancer Sun 12-May-13 16:21:29

Debbie Dingle (well the actress who plays her) has a son called Buster.

I have also heard it in real life once recently.

Personally I think it's a nickname, and one I have used on DS a couple of times. Not kind at all as a full name.

OnTheNingNangNong Sun 12-May-13 16:21:57
Schlock Sun 12-May-13 16:22:15

I know of a Buster. So far he's lead a very sad life, poor kid.

Buster Keaton is/was a real person wasn't be?!

TidyDancer Sun 12-May-13 16:22:22

I suppose pet name, like Trouble or Sunshine etc would be more apt than nickname.

OnTheNingNangNong Sun 12-May-13 16:22:35

Oh ffs,I meant to say, maybe they're a fan?

elmerelephant Sun 12-May-13 16:23:06

My son goes to school with a Buster, hes about 16, his older sister is called Ruby

OnTheNingNangNong Sun 12-May-13 16:23:48

Or Buster Merryfield of Only Fools and Horses fame?

PollyPlummer Sun 12-May-13 16:25:03

One of my dts is Dudey, it sounds nothing
Like his actual name but we use it sll the time.

ChippyMinton Sun 12-May-13 16:25:08

Or Buster Bloodvessel.

ithaka Sun 12-May-13 16:25:13

Or Busta Bloodvessel of Bad Manners fame grin

It sounds like a nickname to me - but who knows?

PollyPlummer Sun 12-May-13 16:26:36

Gah pressed send with my sausage fingers
But yes I think it is a nn.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sun 12-May-13 16:27:13

As long as he's happy! maybe his mum's a Phil Collins fan!

HollyBerryBush Sun 12-May-13 16:27:34

Buster Bloodvessel was Douglas Trendle

>gets me anorak<

RobotLover68 Sun 12-May-13 16:28:15

Buster Mottram is an English tennis player but that's a nickname - I've never heard it as a real name

Pollydon Sun 12-May-13 16:28:59

My daughter goes to school with a Razor shock

RiotsNotDiets Sun 12-May-13 16:29:17

<hopes nobody who's seen us in RL thinks DD's actual name is stinky bum>

it's most likely a pet name

freelancegirl Sun 12-May-13 16:31:05

I know of a Buster, about 5 I think and lives on the south coast. Is that the same one? This one is not from a difficult background, the opposite in fact.

Iamsparklyknickers Sun 12-May-13 16:31:37

I can think of that Phil Collins film and the comic...

I quite like it actually, not enough to use it but it certainly implies character.

freelancegirl Sun 12-May-13 16:33:14

Oh but I personally don't like it as a name!

WetDog Sun 12-May-13 16:39:59

Great name. I've got a mate called Buster, actually his middle name but he doesn't use his first name at all. Really suits him.

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