Just Grey?

(32 Posts)
cerealnamechangers Thu 13-Oct-16 13:17:02

What do you think about the name Grey on its own? Would you spell it Grey or Gray? I'm not keen on the full versions e.g Graham, does Grey works as a standalone name? I love it but I don't want to let my hormones make a silly decision!

2014newme Thu 13-Oct-16 13:17:49

Well, there are fifty shades of...

Vixxfacee Thu 13-Oct-16 13:18:44

I don't think it is well liked on here.

However I love it. I also like Grayson.

Spurtle Thu 13-Oct-16 13:18:50

Grayson? Gray for short?

cerealnamechangers Thu 13-Oct-16 13:20:41

I was hoping fifty shades of grey would be long forgotten by the time he gets to secondary school!

mouldycheesefan Thu 13-Oct-16 13:22:44

Wouldn't have thought so, the are several more films to come

WuTangFlan Thu 13-Oct-16 13:23:47

I dunno OP. If I named my child Chatterley, I think most people would think "Lady Chatterley's Lover". Grey's an unusual name as a standalone first name.

ByeByeLilSebastian Thu 13-Oct-16 13:24:20

I don't like it. It's dull and we'll. ..grey.

ByeByeLilSebastian Thu 13-Oct-16 13:24:45

What about Green?

WuTangFlan Thu 13-Oct-16 13:25:20

Also see: Lolita.

Chinlo Thu 13-Oct-16 13:25:57

It's a surname name which is one negative.

And it's an adjective/colour, so that's another.

You could use Wolf as a middle name, for a native American vibe.

Chinlo Thu 13-Oct-16 13:26:43

What about Green?

We laugh but bizarrely people do seem to think that Red and Blue are names these days.

mouldycheesefan Thu 13-Oct-16 13:26:46

Calling your child a name from a sex book is risking derision. Maybe not from people at secondary school, maybe from other parents. Test it out on a Few people and see what they say .

Myu5ername Thu 13-Oct-16 13:47:26

I love it.
Been on my boys list forever but perhaps I'd spell as Gray.

Don't be concerned with the narrow mindedness of an association with a book. You could do that with every single name out there.

Buffythebabywearer Thu 13-Oct-16 13:52:07

It's got negative connotations - if you describe someone as "a bit grey" everyone knows what you mean and it's not a compliment. I wouldn't.

AmeliaJack Thu 13-Oct-16 13:57:57

If you are really set in it, I'd personally give the child a longer version Graeme/Graham/Grayson so he'd have options.

And (unfortunately) I don't think the fifty shades association is going anywhere for a while.

Docker123 Thu 13-Oct-16 15:08:33

I like it, but prefer it for a middle name. I would spell it Grey smile

BadToTheBone Thu 13-Oct-16 15:19:34

I know a Gray, in his 40's, I'd never considered it being short for anything tbh, I assumed it was his real ane. I also had to check on fb to how he's spells it, lol

Actually, I'm usually traditional in my name choices but I really like it.

BeastofCraggyIsland Thu 13-Oct-16 17:01:45

The younger kid in Jurassic World is called Grey/Gray. It's very American sounding as a name. It sounds a bit incomplete imo, when I hear it I think 'grey what?'.

PotatoBread Thu 13-Oct-16 17:07:13

I'd go with Gray rather than Grey if I had to. Probably Grayson on birth certificate

Footle Thu 13-Oct-16 17:14:24

I know a small one, spelt with an e I think. It's his name, it's fine.

MidnightVelvetthe7th Thu 13-Oct-16 17:15:49

Surely nobody in 2016 would name a baby Graham?!

I don't like it sorry, its an insipid colour & an insipid name. Grayson sounds to me like the alter ego to a Marvel superhero. Its a middle name at best.

If you forced me to name a child after a colour I'd go with Indigo.

NorahBhone Thu 13-Oct-16 17:17:54

I like it but would probably register as Grayson

SoupDragon Thu 13-Oct-16 17:22:49

I think it's awful. Why give your child such a dreary name?

DoYouRememberJustinBobby Thu 13-Oct-16 17:26:03

I prefer John Major.

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