Fabian

(55 Posts)
sylphid Tue 25-Sep-12 16:33:41

What do you think?
I live in London, but am not English/British. Are there any cultural or any other references that I need to be aware of - any horrible/famous Fabians?

I don't know, but I love the name!

poppydaisy Tue 25-Sep-12 16:42:55

Fabian society is what comes to my mind. Nice name though.

MrsJohnDeere Tue 25-Sep-12 17:13:38

Fabian Society/Socialist connotations would rule it for me, but each to their own!

Narked Tue 25-Sep-12 17:42:23

It's a lovely name.

shock at someone being put off by the Fabian Society.

Waitforit Tue 25-Sep-12 17:53:08

It seems quite popular among Eastern Europeans (especially Polish) where I am. I've taught quite a few Fabians and never had anyone bat an eyelid at their name.

TidyGOLDDancer Tue 25-Sep-12 17:55:24

It's quite a nice name. I wouldn't worry about the Fabian Society connections tbh, it's not like you're planning on calling your LO Nazi or something!

sylphid Tue 25-Sep-12 18:24:21

Thanks guys, this really helps! Fabian society doesn't sound too bad - I think I can live with that. As long as there are no famous murderers/rapists/animals/sitcom characters etc. called Fabian, it should be OK.

Clawdy Tue 25-Sep-12 20:21:11

There was a gorgeous popsinger/actor in the sixties called Fabian! He was Italian.

delilah88 Tue 25-Sep-12 20:22:38

It's great. Imagine having the nickname Fab!

How would you pronounce it? Fay-be-un? Fub-i-un?

Clawdy Tue 25-Sep-12 20:25:58

Fay-be-un

Seems terribly camp to me for some reason, perhaps it's just the 'fey' sound.

Badgerina Tue 25-Sep-12 21:09:36

I'm a bit shock at being put off by the Fabian Society too hmm

It's a great name.

sylphid Tue 25-Sep-12 22:00:43

I would pronounce it Fah-be-un

Clawdy Tue 25-Sep-12 22:12:01

It's not pronounced like that,sylphid.

poppydaisy Tue 25-Sep-12 22:12:07

I too would say Fah-be-an, with a long Fah sound.

Clawdy Tue 25-Sep-12 22:13:54

No no! never,ever heard anyone say it like that.

apachepony Tue 25-Sep-12 22:16:00

I would also say fah be an, but that's because the only one I knew was french

baskingseals Tue 25-Sep-12 22:17:27

i would also pronounce it Fah-be-un.

absolutely lovely name. one of my favourites. congratulations grin

lottiegarbanzo Tue 25-Sep-12 22:17:48

Like it a lot, no bad connotations but definitely fay-be-un, emphasis on first syllable. Otherwise I'd think French fa-be-an, emphasis on last syllable. Where do you get the fah pronunciation from?

apachepony Tue 25-Sep-12 22:18:10

The Italian singer was surely called fah be un as well? Fa would be fah in the Italian language

Notnowcato Tue 25-Sep-12 22:18:16

Great name! I wanted it but DH vetoed it.

baskingseals Tue 25-Sep-12 22:18:33

think you could possibly be in the minority here Clawdy

delilah88 Tue 25-Sep-12 22:18:54

Don't worry about the Fabian Society! State the Labour Party is in at the moment you would think it had completely escaped the cultural memory...

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