Bloody boys names!

(34 Posts)
StyleManual Mon 18-Nov-13 15:25:41

We can't find a boys name we love. I really struggle to get enthusiastic about any of them. The short list is:

Robin
George
Bertie

Which one of these would you go for?

muppetthecow Mon 18-Nov-13 15:27:43

I love Bertie - it was on our shortlist but DH wasn't keen.

StyleManual Mon 18-Nov-13 15:36:41

Would you have gone for Bertie as the full name or had a Sunday best name, like Albert?

Robin

Mim78 Mon 18-Nov-13 16:14:41

Favourite of those three is George.

ems1910 Mon 18-Nov-13 16:17:11

George smile

Spaghettinetti Mon 18-Nov-13 16:19:33

I'd go for either Robin or Bertie. I think George is going to be come quite popular.

George

I prefer Bert to Bertie

sonlypuppyfat Mon 18-Nov-13 16:22:18

Bertie ? Are you having a child or a puppy.

Mim78 Mon 18-Nov-13 16:23:49

Bertie could also be short for Robert, and that is a bit like your choice of Robin, covering both options!

Mattissy Mon 18-Nov-13 16:27:02

George has been popular for a few years already, ds has a few I. His year and he's 12. Still love it but my gf was a George. Bertie, I prefer Albert or Robert. Hate Robin.

Jacksterbear Mon 18-Nov-13 16:28:39

George is lovely but you will get the annoying "oh, after Prince George" comments.

I like Robert, which gives you a choice of nns: Bertie, Bert, Rob, Robbie, Bobby, etc. If you were thinking of Rob/Robbie as nns for Robin, Robert would give you that option.

Jacksterbear Mon 18-Nov-13 16:29:33

Oh, xposted with Mim78 re Robert!

My grandad, bless him, was Bertie, short for Herbert. You could also use Robert, Albert, Bertram,Gilbert, Hubert, Norbert and um..... Englebert!!

kawaii Mon 18-Nov-13 16:45:59

Robin is nice, understated and unfussy.

George would be out for me as I wouldn't want the Royal connection. It's a nice name but needs a cooling off period of a few years after Prince George.

Bertie is a nickname - I like Albert a lot.

Robert for Bertie.

StyleManual Mon 18-Nov-13 17:18:09

Thanks for the unanimous verdict!
I agree about George being associated with Prince George. We had picked it before the royals had their baby, so feeling a bit annoyed about that! We would have used it without question if it hadn't been for that.

Robin - we both like but somehow I can't get excited about it. I just think it's a nice straight forward name.

Bertie - we love and that's what we call him at the moment. It started off as a silly nickname for the bump, but it has stuck. I would like to call him Albert with Bertie as a nickname, but our DD's name also starts with "Al", so I think that would be a bit odd.

Not sure where to go from here!

NewBlueCoat Mon 18-Nov-13 17:22:43

Bertram?

kawaii Mon 18-Nov-13 18:41:13

Something like Alice and Albert would sound fine imo. Different enough. I know an Alice and Alistair which I think sounds too similar. Some times you can get away with it.

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MsJupiterJones Mon 18-Nov-13 22:08:50

Love Albert.

noodlebum Tue 19-Nov-13 10:43:32

Robin!

monica77798 Tue 19-Nov-13 12:04:17

George!

ToffeeJungle Tue 19-Nov-13 12:10:14

If you like Bertie but not sure on Albert how about Robert, Egbert, Norbert???

StyleManual Tue 19-Nov-13 12:38:22

Gargh! We had a big discussion last night and seem to have ruled all these names out! Now DH likes my suggestions of Gabriel or Peter. He likes Edward too, but I'm not keen.

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