Sidney for a boy

(41 Posts)
whoopiedoo Sun 18-Sep-16 09:55:49

Any thoughts? yay or nay?

My niece is convinced Sidney is a girls name but thats because she's 13 and it's become a trendy girls name apparently. First I've heard of that.

katemess12 Sun 18-Sep-16 10:01:37

I don't like it, but I don't think it's particularly feminine.

Having said that, the only Sidney I've known is a girl. She'd be 25 now.

He'll get Sid for short, definitely. Just make sure you're okay with that. The Sidney we knew got Sid or Cindy as nicknames. Sid is very... 2000 Olympics mascot.

BlueKarou Sun 18-Sep-16 10:02:42

I love it for either sex. I grew up with a female cat called Sydney, named after Sid James.

BettyCrystal Sun 18-Sep-16 10:05:56

I think Sydney might be a girls name in the realm of Madison or Chanel. A bit Footballers Wives to my mind...

SimplyNigella Sun 18-Sep-16 10:06:55

I really like it, a little Sidney has just started at DS's nursery and it suits him.

strandedabroad Sun 18-Sep-16 10:16:27

I know a little boy called Sydney. He's nearly 1. Lovely boy!

thestarryeyedsurprise Sun 18-Sep-16 10:17:06

I love it!

Middleoftheroad Sun 18-Sep-16 10:18:33

I like it. DH grandad was a Sidney. I think it's Sydney for girls, but always think of it as a male name - Sidney Poitier, Sid James etc.

PointlessUsername Sun 18-Sep-16 10:20:37

I like it.

whoopiedoo Sun 18-Sep-16 11:42:16

Thanks peeps. How about Violet for a girl?

WaitrosePigeon Sun 18-Sep-16 11:46:42

Sidney was on our boys list. I love it.

Violet was also on our list, we ended up calling her Florence.

Great names OP smile

Ineedmorelemonpledge Sun 18-Sep-16 11:46:53

Sidney for a boy is great. Or Stanley.

But be prepared for people to ask if you named him after Sid Vicious. Continuously.

Love Violet for a girl.

Batteriesallgone Sun 18-Sep-16 11:47:36

Sidney and Violet. Both great names! smile

Batteriesallgone Sun 18-Sep-16 11:47:58

Ooh yes I like Sidney but I love Stanley

whoopiedoo Sun 18-Sep-16 11:58:59

Stanley was also on our list but seems to be up there on the trendy list now. I'm not worried about having a popular name but would prefer not to have a trendy one if that makes sense.

whoopiedoo Sun 18-Sep-16 11:59:27

We love Florence too!

Sophronia Sun 18-Sep-16 12:06:42

Love Sidney for a boy. Sid is really cute.

ZaZathecat Sun 18-Sep-16 12:16:44

Sydney and Violet were both grandparents/great Uncles and Aunts of mine, so I offer you in the same vein: Annie, George, Doreen, Richard, Herbert, Christine, Frances.

DixieWishbone Sun 18-Sep-16 12:19:37

DH and I would have chosen Sidney or Ysidro for a boy, but we would have shortened it to Sid so I like the name.

Violet is a very pretty name too. I don't really care for the contraction 'Vi' though, and you just know she'll end up being called Vi.

MotherofPearl Sun 18-Sep-16 12:21:34

I know siblings (11 and 8) called Sidney and Violet. Sidney is a boy and invariably called Sid. I love both names.

Honeybee79 Sun 18-Sep-16 12:22:13

I have a 5 yr old DS called Sidney and we shorten it to Sid. He loves it as he only meets another Sid v occasionally. Not met any girls called Sidney as yet.

We wanted something not too commonplace but not too unusual either. Still like it 5 years on!

Honeybee79 Sun 18-Sep-16 12:24:46

Should add that no one has ever asked if we named DS after Sid Viscous!

We're now expecting a girl and both DH and I really like Nancy, but have had to rule it out for obvious reasons . . . grin

Ineedmorelemonpledge Sun 18-Sep-16 12:51:48

I get asked it all the time!!! confused

Honeybee79 Sun 18-Sep-16 13:10:34

That is just odd Ineedmorelemon!! Presumably in a jokey kind of way?!

Ineedmorelemonpledge Sun 18-Sep-16 15:02:21

Nope sometimes from strangers!

I don't even look punk or alternative in any way grin

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