George - boring or classic?

(29 Posts)
3yearsnosleep Wed 04-May-16 20:21:10

That's it really. I've loved the name for years but my OH thinks it's really dull. I'm interested to see what others think and how popular/common it is nowadays?

LadyAntonella Wed 04-May-16 20:33:51

I would say classic but popular atm. It depends if it would bother you if there were a few in your DS's nursery or not?

It's not a 'trendy' name though, so in years to come I think you wouldn't be able to guess the age of someone from the name George. I think Noah and maybe things like Jenson and Louie might suffer from that a bit (not that it's the end of the world - just something to consider for some people),

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 04-May-16 20:34:28

Dull.

butteredmuffin Wed 04-May-16 20:57:59

Classic. Can't go wrong.

mrsschu Wed 04-May-16 21:25:18

Very dull IMO.

Sophronia Wed 04-May-16 22:01:23

A popular classic

Flopsyhopsy Wed 04-May-16 22:38:42

Dull (and classic)

tinytoucan Wed 04-May-16 22:52:38

I think it's classic, but didn't pick it for my DS (6 weeks old) as I thought it was getting too popular (I know of 2 born in recent months). He has it as his middle name. we ended up picking a name that is nearly as high in the popular name lists but I haven't come across any others round here.

Tartyflette Wed 04-May-16 23:01:21

I know Georges of all ages from a 90 year old (who is a really top bloke), to guys in their 30s to 40s to little boys. It's a great English name, classic and doesn't date. .

farfallarocks Wed 04-May-16 23:04:59

Never met a George I didn't like they tend to be affable and charming chaps. That's why we called our son George and so far he fits the same bill.

CharlieJamie Thu 05-May-16 00:15:07

I think it's a bit of both, but it's a nice name - use it! smile

DramaAlpaca Thu 05-May-16 00:16:48

It's not my sort of name, but it's a classic. It's certainly popular just now.

UntilTheCowsComeHome Thu 05-May-16 12:29:16

It's both and I think it's quite an ugly name. Something about the way it looks written down I think.

TickleMyTeacakes Thu 05-May-16 12:31:38

Both.

dizzytomato Thu 05-May-16 12:33:10

I think it is over used. Like Jack and Charlie, there are just far too many of them now.

A classic is something like Richard, Paul or Philip. Not used much these days.

They are all boring but I like boring, I am not keen on names like Blue and Bear.

notagiraffe Thu 05-May-16 12:33:18

I love it. Classic but not dull. John and Mark are dull names. George isn't. I love how it looks written down - maybe because it looks a bit like the beginning of the word gorgeous.

mouldycheesefan Thu 05-May-16 12:33:37

Classic. Not many in our school.

Vixxfacee Thu 05-May-16 12:34:03

Really dislike it.

mollyonthemove Thu 05-May-16 12:35:43

I like it. Our ds is a George and he is a solid dependable affable chappie!

mollyonthemove Thu 05-May-16 12:36:07

He is 16 though so not all that many of his age

TickleMyTeacakes Thu 05-May-16 12:36:55

I hate how it looks written down. Too blubbery and vowel-y.

CharlieJamie Thu 05-May-16 13:13:50

I have a Charlie (obviously) and he is a Charles on BC - never met another Charles; only 2 other Charlies!

UntilTheCowsComeHome Thu 05-May-16 16:34:39

I hate how it looks written down. Too blubbery and vowel-y

^ that's exactly it. Glad I'm not the only one Tickle

Marmiteontoast76 Thu 05-May-16 18:26:07

Classic, popular, but not crazy popular. Ds is only one at nursery of 70 children. There are 2 in dd's primary school of 320. The adult 30s/40s Georges I know are all attractive and interesting types and the little Georges are sweet, cheeky but polite little boys (mine included ☺).

leeds84 Thu 05-May-16 18:28:03

Classic and sweet I think, and all the George's I've met are very nice. I normally really dislike 'classic' boys names but like George.

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