What do you think of Robin?

(48 Posts)
twirliedobbit Sat 16-Feb-13 08:01:23

Just that really.

NaturalBaby Sat 16-Feb-13 15:07:40

I think it's a lovely name

Nancy66 Sat 16-Feb-13 15:18:17

I don't particularly like it for either sex but like it least for a boy - to me it's quite a 'weak' name - like Tim

JenaiMorris Sat 16-Feb-13 15:21:52

If it seems insufficiently masculine as they grow up, it can be shortened to Rob. All the Robs I know are macho, army-types.

StrawberryMojito Sat 16-Feb-13 15:21:59

Not particularly keen, but it's ok.

Genuine question. How is Robin short for Robert?

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sat 16-Feb-13 15:26:17

I am taking Robyn for my first born. Or Robin (happy either way grin )

marzipananimal Sat 16-Feb-13 15:26:38

Love it for a boy, not so keen for a girl

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sat 16-Feb-13 15:27:00

PS I know a Robin who's hard as nails.

He caught the biggest shark ever in British waters.

No one would say his name wasn't macho enough.

lljkk Netherlands Sat 16-Feb-13 15:53:10

Meh.

amck5700 Sat 16-Feb-13 16:33:29

I'm sorry it's wet to me too.

Love it for a boy; hate it for a girl.

Smudging Sat 16-Feb-13 22:04:41

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PukeCatcher Sat 16-Feb-13 22:34:20

Love Robin for a boy and Robyn for a girl, if I'm lucky enough to have another DC that's what it'll be called.

Lovely for a boy or girl, I like the connection with the bird and with Robin Hood, and a good selection of nns too (my favourite is Bobby).

raisah Sun 17-Feb-13 09:10:26

I went to infant school with a Robin & he was a lovely boy. Really sweet and kind, a bit like the bird really!

seeker Sun 17-Feb-13 09:12:42

He was also 5 years old, raisah!

TheSecondComing Sun 17-Feb-13 09:17:57

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asktheaudience Sun 17-Feb-13 09:25:35

For a boy I see it as a very gentle name that suits artistic or intellectual types.
Not so much a rugby players name.

heidihole Sun 17-Feb-13 09:27:36

I know two Robins. Both nicknamed "birdy" ;)

Robin is definitely short for Robert. Heard of Robin Hood?

JenaiMorris Sun 17-Feb-13 09:53:12

It's diminutive of Robert. Robin is a name in its own right though.

There's a Mont Robin in northern France <random>

Graceparkhill Sun 17-Feb-13 09:59:45

http://www.robinchapel.org.uk/robin_home.html-has a lovely Robin story.
I think it is a great name.

Graceparkhill Sun 17-Feb-13 10:00:39

Can't do the linky thing -sorry. IT dullard,me.

MiaowTheCat Sun 17-Feb-13 13:50:33

Our current forerunner (in the Robyn form) for DD2.

As for insufficiently macho - used to work with one who definitely wasn't THAT!

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