Jonty or...

(20 Posts)
jenbird Sat 17-Nov-12 05:41:57

Due in 3 days and still not decided on names. For a girl I think we have Agnyes or Eira but we keep changing our minds with boys names.

The other night I dreamt we had a little boy called Jonathan nn Jonty. I actually quite like this now! Other potentials are:

Ambrose (just love the softness of it)
Hamish
Percy (dh has pretty much vetoed)
Hector (I love this but not sure on the negative connotations associated with the meaning of the verb. Name itself has great meaning)

What do you think? I like traditional but not too common names. Thanks x

littleoldme Sat 17-Nov-12 06:17:13

Ambrose is lovely as is Hamish. Percy def not for me . Jonathan is great though; Jonty is cute for a baby, Jon is cool for a young adult/ teenager and Jonathon for just about every other stage.

littleoldme Sat 17-Nov-12 06:18:15

Also love Patrick nn Paddy or Patch.

shoobidoo Sat 17-Nov-12 07:27:21

Ambrose is a great name. I also like Jonty and Hamish. Not keen on Hector due to the meaning (and nickname Heck grin).

Or how about Dominic, Quentin or Caspar?

MorphandChas Sat 17-Nov-12 08:38:50

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simplesusan Sun 18-Nov-12 17:43:04

I only like Jonathan from your list but have an unexplainable loathing of the name Jonty. Sorry!

shoobidoo Sun 18-Nov-12 21:45:56

The verb to hector is used fairly often in written English, at least in the news articles I read/hear. There are so many names, why choose one that has such a negative meaning?

Beamur Sun 18-Nov-12 21:50:37

All of your other choices are better than Jonty! It's a name I really don't like - Jonathan is fine and any other nn.
Probably because I've only even known one (and he was a bit of a knob)

shoobidoo Sun 18-Nov-12 21:52:47

But what if you meet a Jonty who isn't a knob smile?

Beamur Sun 18-Nov-12 21:58:17

I'd be very pleased to meet him. It would probably change my opinion entirely.
grin

shoobidoo Sun 18-Nov-12 22:12:54

See, that's the thing with name associations - we base these on previous experiences, whereas if we met a gorgeous/lovely baby/toddler named Jonty or Jack or Gavin, these associations will change instantly.

That is the 'problem' with asking about names 'in isolation' imo. And I don't have a Jonty by the way smile.

cece Sun 18-Nov-12 22:15:06

I have a Jonathan nn Jonny. We are yet to meet another one.

MorphandChas Mon 19-Nov-12 13:14:15

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CrapBag Mon 19-Nov-12 21:30:10

Really don't like any of them. Do you live somewhere posh as thats how they sound.

Hamish at a push I think. Jonathon is a nice name but not Jonty as a nickname. Sounds pretentious.

marilynwhirlwind Mon 19-Nov-12 22:40:52

I like Jonathan and Jonty, I prefer it to your other choices. I think if I hadn't been sure of DS's name I would certainly have considered a name that came to me like that in a dream

picnicbasketcase Mon 19-Nov-12 22:45:59

Jonathan is a good name, but I don't like Jonty at all. Jonny or Jon are fine nicknames. Jonty sounds like the name of a red faced dickhead. Sorry.

Rhubarbgarden Mon 19-Nov-12 23:10:11

I like Jonty, Hamish and Ambrose.

Hector sounds like a comedy name. A friend of mine is married to one and she calls him "Hecky", which always makes me want to shout "Thump!" blush

jenbird Tue 20-Nov-12 05:59:36

Ahh why is it so complicated. Thanks for your input and suggestions. Am hoping "it" will look like something smile

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