Faber - a usable boy name?

(17 Posts)
onlyentropycomeseasy Sat 02-Nov-13 18:32:15

Really like Faber, and also Fabian - not sure if Fabian is quite right. Faber seems simpler.

weaselinthenight Sat 02-Nov-13 18:34:47

Ooh I like it. Less overtly posh than Fabian!

I really like Fabian. Faber not usable imho.

onlyentropycomeseasy Sat 02-Nov-13 18:41:24

That is my concern with Fabian - is it seen as a bit pretentious?

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 02-Nov-13 18:44:02

Is Fabian posh?! I knew a not very posh at all Fabian at school

TheNunsOfGavarone Sat 02-Nov-13 18:47:20

I prefer Fabian too.

The only Fabian I've ever known was an inner-city one.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sat 02-Nov-13 18:50:53

Faber is a pen manufacturer to me, am not keen, but I suppose it's just a surname-as-first name like Taylor or Parker. I think of Fabian as being along the same lines as Sebastian or Gideon: not pretentious but definitely more public school than housing scheme.

PinkParsnips Sat 02-Nov-13 18:58:24

I prefer Fabian of the two, I've never heard the name Faber before and if I'm honest I'm not keen.

onlyentropycomeseasy Sat 02-Nov-13 19:02:05

GirlOnTheLanding - Faber Castell; they are such nice pens though. wink

So in general would people be pronouncing Fabian "Fayb-ian" or "Fah-be-en"?

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sat 02-Nov-13 19:24:37

Fay -bian, like Fabian Society.

And yes, lovely pens - I am a stationery fan but not so much I'd name a child after them!

Sidge Sat 02-Nov-13 19:30:12

Faber was the name of our family dog when I was a child.

Named after the mountain (well, big hill) in Singapore where my dad proposed to my mum.

Fabian is a better bet I think.

Rhubarbgarden Sat 02-Nov-13 19:35:24

I like Fabian. I know two, an adult and a toddler. Neither is remotely posh. Not sure about Faber. It looks incomplete.

squoosh Sat 02-Nov-13 22:11:18

I've only ever heard this name in the Faber & Faber context, presume it's a surname?

Think I prefer Fabian.

Lubiloo Sat 02-Nov-13 22:46:58

I like Fabian! Not keen on Faber, it sounds incomplete and not very masculine.

sonlypuppyfat Sun 03-Nov-13 09:02:13

I know a Fabian brilliant kid and he is not posh a proper one of the lads.

Beachballfamily Mon 04-Nov-13 12:31:54

Fabian is posh/public school to me - but maybe you're posh and public school, so that's fine! Faber is a pen/publishing house and not something I've come across as a first name. It's fine though, nothing wrong with it, just unusual/a surname.

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