Hendrix

(63 Posts)
dirtyface Fri 13-Sep-13 16:31:09

for a boy

what do people think? it just came to me today

(btw am only 8+1 so a long way to go and obvs no idea what i am having yet grin )

MrsDeVere Sat 14-Sep-13 15:37:38

Billie Holiday was a heroin addict.
My daughter never turned to smack despite being named for her.

Onesleeptillwembley Sat 14-Sep-13 13:00:51

I know an Iggy, if he was born either a bit earlier or later (not sure which) he would have been Aloysius (Al u ish us).

BOF Sat 14-Sep-13 12:57:27

Iggy is my boy's name! But I'm not pregnant, nor will I ever be, so you can have it grin.

I would actually have the full name Ignatius though, as it was my Grandad's middle name (Catholic family).

Onesleeptillwembley Sat 14-Sep-13 12:51:47

Truly awful. Why not 'Huey Lewis' like Borats fictional son?

lljkk Sat 14-Sep-13 12:33:21

Thumbs up from me.

TwoStepsBeyond Sat 14-Sep-13 12:25:04

I always just think of that image of him with smoke streaming up his face, so to me it says 'stoner'.

Is that what you're looking for in your child's name?

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 14-Sep-13 12:11:09

I like it. It's not my style (because I'm a bit boring with boys names) nor would it sound "right" to people who knew me iyswim?

Definitely a cool name though.

MrsDeVere Sat 14-Sep-13 10:00:18

I chose it because I liked it.

hawkmcqueen Sat 14-Sep-13 08:27:58

I love it, I was a super fan, the closest nod I got was calling my son James :-) although this ties in with what bluetit said, posters on walls. If I'd had my son as a teenager he'd been called Hendrix.

It sounds cool in its own right though and kids won't know the reference so I say yes!

DropYourSword Sat 14-Sep-13 08:10:18

Trent
Rob
James
Ronnie
Toki
Layne

SelectAUserName Sat 14-Sep-13 05:38:18

I think squoosh summed up the problem I have with it: it's still too linked with one person so immediately says "aging rocker parents who really loved 'Purple Haze'".

MummyBeerest Sat 14-Sep-13 03:22:02

I like it. As a middle.

GrandstandingBlueTit Sat 14-Sep-13 02:34:03

I would assume the parents were really, really young - the sort of young where being and out and proud super-fan is seen as a cool thing. They would probably have unframed posters of Jimi blu-tacked on their walls.

ALadyHippo Fri 13-Sep-13 20:30:50

I like it. Going on the list for next DC.

Rooners Fri 13-Sep-13 20:25:18

Only if your surname is Jimi. Then it would be almost poetic.

NatashaBee Fri 13-Sep-13 20:21:03

Axl? Hetfield? Ozzy?

squoosh Fri 13-Sep-13 20:19:11

Bonham
Bruce
Lars
Joshua
Ozzy

My cousin actually has an Axel, it really suits him, it was a proper name before Axl Rose came along. I agree that Hendrix is a bit too 'we really like rock music so we gave our kids the most recognisably 'rock' name we could think of'.

dirtyface Fri 13-Sep-13 20:10:42

squoosh

other bands dh / i / we like: oh loads. of the top of my head, led zeppelin, iron maiden, metallica, guns n roses, queens of the stone age, pearl jam, sabbath, free, cream, halestorm, slash, velvet revolver, the cult

i have considered Axl blush

mignonette Fri 13-Sep-13 20:06:58

I fancy 'Free Bird'. I could like that as a name.

MrsDeVere Fri 13-Sep-13 20:05:15

Ooooh I may have to get cats. So many names to use up (thats why DC5 ended up with five grin)

mignonette Fri 13-Sep-13 20:01:34

MrsDeVere grin. How about Sandinista for a girl Clash fan?

Rhubarbgarden Fri 13-Sep-13 19:56:58

It's a bit naff. A bit 'ooh we're rockers what's the first cool rocker name that springs to mind'. Even though it's uncommon, It seems a bit too obvious. I think if I wanted to celebrate a rocky background I'd be looking for something a bit more original, like some of the other names suggested on this thread.

MrsDeVere Fri 13-Sep-13 19:45:31

My next baby is going to be called Clash

not having anymore

squoosh Fri 13-Sep-13 19:42:10

Ramone?

squoosh Fri 13-Sep-13 19:41:03

Syd
Jarvis
Thurston
Miles
Iggy
Dylan
Cash

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