Does anyone like

(24 Posts)
SoThatHappened Fri 01-Apr-16 03:07:43

Timothy?

Ive never met any young ones.

mscherryviolet Fri 01-Apr-16 03:41:08

Yeah! I like Theodore too. I love old original names.... Most importantly, do YOU like it? If so, screw everyone else's opinions wink

SoThatHappened Fri 01-Apr-16 03:55:24

Yes, Tim / Timmy is cute too!

So many Tom's etc that it makes a change.

Sophronia Fri 01-Apr-16 11:01:18

I like it and would like to see it used more often

CodyKing Fri 01-Apr-16 11:03:21

I think it's a weak name for a boy - there used to be a TV program where the main character was Tim - and was under his moms thumb -

So not a name is choose - sorry

Theo Is a great alternative

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 01-Apr-16 11:04:04

I quite like Tim. But I said that recently to a group of friends and they all turned their noses up!

Nicholas/Nick I think is due a strong revival.

BikeRunSki Fri 01-Apr-16 11:08:14

Cody is referring to a very old sitcom called "Sorry" (topically, the Timothy character was played by Ronnie Corbett). It wasn't that good, and it hadn't gone down in the Great Classic Archives of Much Repeated Comdies.

Timothy is a fine name. I know several, but they're all about 35-40. Tim would be a refreshing change from Tom certainly.

CodyKing Fri 01-Apr-16 11:22:26

That's the one! It was the way Mother called Tim-O-Thy that was grating!

MoggieMaeEverso Fri 01-Apr-16 11:33:07

Love it. It's one of those names that the more you say it, the more you realize how pleasing the sounds are. Try it.. Timothy Timothy Timothy Timothy Timothy Timothy Timothy Timothy Timothy Timothy Timothy Timothy Timothy Timothy Timothy Timothy smile

GoldPlatedBacon Fri 01-Apr-16 12:11:36

Love it

Fraggleyourock Fri 01-Apr-16 12:14:02

I also love it! Worked with children (before I had my two) and didn't come across a Timothy in 6 years of doing it!

BendydickCuminsnatch Fri 01-Apr-16 13:01:24

Yes I know a one-year-old Timothy. I like it. Makes me think of toothpaste or clean teeth for some reason. It's very crisp sounding.

grin

Herewegoagainfolks Fri 01-Apr-16 13:06:16

It's a great name.

EssentialHummus Fri 01-Apr-16 13:11:12

Nah, very weak to me. Tiny Tim etc

FarrowandBallAche Fri 01-Apr-16 13:29:54

No sorry. It's a bit wet.

Frika Fri 01-Apr-16 13:43:18

If I were obsessed with 'weakness' in boys' names, I'd be asking myself what sort of messages about gender I'd internalised.

I quite like Timothy, though it will always be associated with the (admittedly cool, and probably the most intelligent of the lot) dog in the Famous Five series in my mind. Bear in mind that the overbearing, prematurely-middle-aged twelve year old leader of the Five, who spent his entire time issuing orders and patronising rural policemen and harassing farm wives for sandwiches and scones was Julian. Ju to his friends.

SoThatHappened Fri 01-Apr-16 13:45:10

Interesting to see so many people say it is weak.

Why not Tom / Thomas being considered weak, after a bloody stupid tank engine grin

EnglishFern Fri 01-Apr-16 13:45:12

I like it. Timothy is a type of grass so I always think of summer meadows when I hear the name.

JamieVardysParty Fri 01-Apr-16 13:45:31

I really like it.

A lot of my DH's peers are called Timothy. It must have been really popular in Australia in the early-mid 80s.

soundsystem Fri 01-Apr-16 13:46:54

Yes! I wanted to use it if DD had been a DS and use the nickname Moth. DH said no.

nomorechocolate2016 Fri 01-Apr-16 13:50:31

I agree it's a weak name like Nigel or Trevor or Derek or Julian. Tim is better than Timothy. I also think of the Ronnie Corbett character with his overbearing mother telling him off, 'Language Timothy!' Although that's not a reference point for many people any more.

KoalaDownUnder Fri 01-Apr-16 13:51:23

I also find it a bit wet, I'm afraid. I think it reminds me of 'timid'.

And that's not being sexist: I also find the names Sarah and Lucy a bit insipid.

SwedishEdith Fri 01-Apr-16 15:02:34

There's the Tim-nice-but-dim association now as well. I quite like it though.

Error404usernamenotfound Fri 01-Apr-16 15:09:24

I don't really like it; I'm another one who thinks it's a bit insipid.

But, there are very few little Tims/Timmys/Timothys around at the moment, and there's nothing particularly old-fashioned about it; it's a timeless name, just not to my taste.

If you and your DP love it then use it smile

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