Guy

(24 Posts)
PrivatePike Tue 26-Jan-16 09:58:24

What do you think? I'm liking it more and more. (Moving on from Enoch blush)

iciclewinter Tue 26-Jan-16 10:17:35

It's unfussy and not over-popular. I do think "Fawkes" though.

CrystalMcPistol Tue 26-Jan-16 10:55:08

Much better than Enoch!

I quite like Guy actually.

WinterBabyHMW Tue 26-Jan-16 10:56:52

Really not keen, sorry... Though, I did go to school with a Guy and it didn't cause any problems!

PrivatePike Tue 26-Jan-16 11:03:41

I know, Enoch got a fair drubbing when I posted it here the other week grin I'm also thinking of Abraham...sooo, Guy or Abraham. Mostly Guy.

CrystalMcPistol Tue 26-Jan-16 11:05:36

Oh I do like Abraham with Bram for short. Bram is very cool.

PrivatePike Tue 26-Jan-16 11:06:25

Yes - it's the Bram shortening that I'd go for! It is cool...but Guy!

CarbonEmittingPenguin Tue 26-Jan-16 11:10:28

How would you pronounce it? I once worked for a frenchman named Guy, but it was pronounced 'Gee'. In anycase I agree with you moving on from Enoch.

yomellamoHelly Tue 26-Jan-16 11:16:08

Love it. (But have a son called Guy, so am biased.)

Reaction to it was distinctly underwhelming though (lots of oh!s and nothing more) and (European) midwife just didn't understand that it was a proper name and was very hmm about it topping it off by writing Boy XXXX on his wrist band rather than his name.

iciclewinter Tue 26-Jan-16 11:17:01

Abraham nn Abe is very nice.

WinterBabyHMW Tue 26-Jan-16 11:19:50

I prefer Guy to Abraham smile

CrystalMcPistol Tue 26-Jan-16 11:29:29

Carbon I'd pity any poor French man called Guy visiting Ireland. In Dublin 'gee' is a pretty earthy slang term for vagina.

CarbonEmittingPenguin Tue 26-Jan-16 12:54:18

CrystalMcPistol Wow. Learn something new everyday! Having said that, my name in RL is slang for whore in another language so I'm always aware of those sort of things.

Ilovegummibaers Tue 26-Jan-16 13:27:39

Good solid underused classic!

MrsMichelRouxJr Tue 26-Jan-16 13:34:22

I don't like Guy at all but think we have very different tastes in names (which is no bad thing).

To me it feels the same as calling your son 'Boy' or 'Man' and I just can't picture it on a baby.

Sophronia Tue 26-Jan-16 13:39:38

It's ok. I prefer Abraham / Abram / Bram though.

GoldPlatedBacon Tue 26-Jan-16 14:37:31

One of my favourite boys names.

I'd like to use it but have a rather undesirable distant relative called it and if I ever used it he'd think I'd named the child after him!!

RiverTam Tue 26-Jan-16 14:44:42

Guy is lovely, better than Abraham. And Enoch, obviously grin.

PrivatePike Tue 26-Jan-16 14:48:17

Glad to know Guy is approved :p I wonder if anyone does like Enoch? <weeps>

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 26-Jan-16 14:51:07

Guy is really nice. I only know two, aged 50 and 18.

Not keen on Enoch.

GummyBunting Tue 26-Jan-16 14:59:29

I'd worry about the colloquial meaning changing. 'Guys' is already creeping in as a unisex term for a group of people.

I do like the name but I'd be weary of picking a name that as a word is currently in flux.

cecilelliott Wed 27-Jan-16 19:40:21

Guy is lovely and rarely heard these days

SanityClause Wed 27-Jan-16 19:51:04

I know a couple of boys called Guy.

We considered it for DS, as well.

I don't like Enoch much. I'm not keen on many Old Testament names, though. Although I do like the nickname Bram, for Abraham.

Herrerarerra Wed 27-Jan-16 19:54:10

Don't like Guy at all, Abraham is lovely and has the possibilities of Abe or Bram. I like Enoch, because the only person I think of when I hear the name is my lovely Grandad who was called that.

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