Harris

(58 Posts)
WizardSong Tue 16-Jun-15 12:08:44

DP and me stumbled across this name last night and really love it for a boy. Very early stages of pregnancy with DC2 so don't know what we're having yet.

What do you think of the name?

blowinahoolie Tue 16-Jun-15 12:24:05

Meh. I don't think too much of it, but I've heard worse.

SirNiallDementia Tue 16-Jun-15 12:46:31

Sorry, don't like it at all. First thought was Rolf which is not a good association.

I also don't like surnames for first names.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 16-Jun-15 12:47:46

If you like it, you've answered your own question, but to me it's a horrible name

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 16-Jun-15 12:48:09

It reminds me of the lovely Hebridean island. I have a feeling it might mean 'bum' in Cockney rhyming slang though.

L0gLady Tue 16-Jun-15 12:48:33

I love it.

FunkyPeacock Tue 16-Jun-15 12:56:14

I'm not a fan of surnames as first names but I prefer Harris to Harrison

For me it would depend on your surname - if your surname is also one which could potentially be a first name e.g. Taylor, James, Riley, Thomas etc etc then I would avoid Harris as suspect he will have a life of people getting mixed up

If however you have a name which is quite clearly a surname rather than a first name - Richardson, Jones, Mcdonald, O'Brien etc etc then it would sound ok

Hamsolo Tue 16-Jun-15 12:59:07

I quite like it. I thought of the island too. If Lewis can be a name, why not Harris!

SavoyCabbage Tue 16-Jun-15 13:08:43

Doesn't it mean arse?

MoltenBrownChocolate Tue 16-Jun-15 13:15:14

It's Cockney rhyming slang for arse!!

KoalaDownUnder Tue 16-Jun-15 13:19:55

I don't like it at all. Sorry.

I dislike surnames as first names anyway, don't like Harrison, and Harris is even worse.

WankerDeAsalWipe Tue 16-Jun-15 14:12:47

I know quite a few as we are in Scotland and it's a nod to the Island in the same way as Lewis is.

I like it.

WizardSong Tue 16-Jun-15 14:35:23

Thanks. Love your honesty grin

The surname is a definite surname so that won't be an issue.

I had heard the arse referance before and was wondering how prevalent it was.

luckiestgirlintheworld Tue 16-Jun-15 14:39:52

I just think of Rolf Harris which isn't great. Sorry.

MamaLazarou Tue 16-Jun-15 16:18:28

Harris = arse. Sorry.

blowinahoolie Tue 16-Jun-15 19:27:16

There's also that fanny called Calvin Harris which springs to mind. It's nothing personal, it's just we all have our own associations with different names and this is one that I find hard to shake.

Dixiebell Tue 16-Jun-15 19:36:14

I'm not keen personally, but first thing it made me think of was this book: www.chrishaughton.com/george (scroll down to see Harris). Not a bad association, the only Harris I could think of!

OllyBJolly Tue 16-Jun-15 19:46:45

Love it. Also makes me think of the island.

longlistofexlovers Tue 16-Jun-15 20:07:20

I really, really like it.

WizardSong Tue 16-Jun-15 20:07:56

For some reason the people named here who have it as a surname doesn't bother me, I don't associate out with them at all.

It's the only name I've come across that I really like but a little concerned about the negative aspects of it that have been mentioned here.

Will think about it some more, plenty of time!

WizardSong Tue 16-Jun-15 20:08:59

It seems to be like marmite, the people on here that like it, REALLY like it and vice versa.

tinymeteor Tue 16-Jun-15 20:09:07

Arse? Really????

I think it's great

Only1scoop Tue 16-Jun-15 20:11:22

Savoy it means 'arse' here also.

So no I wouldn't call my dc Arse grin

Finola1step Tue 16-Jun-15 20:12:01

I love it.

Its s family name for us (as a surname, distant relatives).

But I do know someone who has just used it as a first name for her ds2.

Ausflug Tue 16-Jun-15 20:12:06

I thought the cockney rhyming slang was "Aris", short for Aristotle, which rhymes with bottle. Bottle and glass=arse.

I think of the character in 3 Men in a Boat.

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