Travis

(22 Posts)
ThinkIveBeenHacked Mon 16-Jun-14 10:48:27

Does anyone know one or have an opinion on the name? Its about the only one DH and I agree on equally.

Wdyt?

Montsti Mon 16-Jun-14 10:49:57

Really not to my taste, sorry! It sounds quite American/Australian surfer type name.

If you both love it though then go for it!

DogCalledRudis Mon 16-Jun-14 11:04:24

Sounds nice

lilmisslibrarian Mon 16-Jun-14 11:33:42

I really like it. It's not one that I've heard a lot where I live plus I loved the band Travis too smile

ThinkIveBeenHacked Mon 16-Jun-14 11:36:16

I always thought of it as a Scottish name but that probably comes from the band. Turns out its French in origin.

showtunesgirl Mon 16-Jun-14 11:36:17

I think of Travis Bickle.

MuttonCadet Mon 16-Jun-14 11:53:31

It sounds American to me as well, but I don't know why.....

If you both like it then go for it.

NigellasDealer Mon 16-Jun-14 11:54:21

Bickle or Perkins

HilariousInHindsight Mon 16-Jun-14 12:06:33

I don't mind Travis.

I know a 13 year old Travis who is quite loud but sensitive and funny.

rachel234 Mon 16-Jun-14 14:27:21

You see, as most of us don't know a Travis, we all have pre-conceived associations, but of course once people meet your lovely son Travis, then he is what they will think of when they see/hear Travis. In other words, peoples' associations change instantly once they meet a person with a certain name.

I think it is a great name, actually. Strong, cool, easy to spell and pronounce, not overused. What's not to like?

Nereida Mon 16-Jun-14 14:59:25

I'm not keen, I went to school with a disruptive, loud and annoying Travis. Of course, not all Travises will be like that, but it has those associations for me!

DrFunkesFamilyBandSolution Mon 16-Jun-14 15:08:31

Bickle.

Trav rhymes with Lav, bt that's the only 'negative' I can think of

It's nice & unusual (did think of the band just after Bickle though)!

Youdontneedacriminallawyer Mon 16-Jun-14 15:10:23

Makes me think of Dave Lee - but I wouldn't like it even if it didn't.

Might be OK if you're American trailer trash sad

BeckaH123 Mon 16-Jun-14 15:53:05

Yeah go for it if you like it! Depending where you live though it might not work with certain British accents IMO. Where I live there are some quite distinctive accents and I can't imagine it working somehow.

RAFWife12 Mon 16-Jun-14 20:39:41

I like it, but wouldn't use it on my own son. It's different without being too "out there" i think. And the name of drummer of one of my favourite bands as a teenager! grin

ThinkIveBeenHacked Mon 16-Jun-14 20:42:01

"American Trailer Trash"....nice.

manicinsomniac Tue 17-Jun-14 14:28:27

I like it.

I used to love the band as a teenager. I always thought it was Scottish too. It really doesn't sound French confused I wonder if it's supposed to be pronounced Trave-ee (like Louis)? Trav-iss is much nicer though, even if it is wrong!

Youdontneedacriminallawyer Tue 17-Jun-14 14:47:38

No, not nice. That's my point.

florascotia Tue 17-Jun-14 15:09:13

It's not Scottish but American with distant French origins. And not 'Travee'; comes from surname of a Texan general named Travis. Surname Travis is a variant of Travers, which comes from French verb 'traverser' = to go across.

all the above from www.behindthename.com/name/travis

KatieKaye Tue 17-Jun-14 15:10:44

Dave Lee

It's the name of my car.....

squoosh Tue 17-Jun-14 15:57:26

I don't love it but can imagine a Travis being the boy at school who all the girls swoon over.

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