If you have or know a Gage, Gavin or Garrett...

(56 Posts)
AyGirl Mon 07-Nov-16 20:35:27

My oldest is Hattie Juniper. My youngest is Cleo Annika. Hattie and Cleo are bright and vivacious names. Hattie was to be Kate Annabelle. She came out with a head of dark red hair and I gave in to my ultimate guilty pleasure and named her Hattie. Haven't regretted it once. We have three names in mind, Charlie Desmond, Mabel Noelle and Gage/Gavin/Garrett Theodore. I can't think of anything else at the moment that we like. Iris James is something we like for a girl too, I guess. But, what I really want is opinions on Gage, Gavin and Garrett. Do you know any?
What are they like? Do you like the name?

justdontevenfuckingstart Mon 07-Nov-16 20:36:54

I know a Gavin, he is about 45. I like Gage.

TheHiphopopotamus Mon 07-Nov-16 20:41:05

Gavin is the name of a boy racer who wears track suits, a Burberry baseball cap (fake), 3 sovereign rings and drives a souped up Vauxhall corsa with a Paul Walker tribute sticker in the back window.

JontyDoggle37 Mon 07-Nov-16 20:42:42

I have a horse called Gage. It's an ancient English word for 'Challenge' - like throwing down the gauntlet. Beware - my horse has lived up to his name!! 😄

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 07-Nov-16 20:43:28

I like Gage too. 😄

ftmsoon Mon 07-Nov-16 20:46:38

I know a Gavin, he's probably 23/24. He's not quite as HipHop describes!!
Garrett reminds me of Twilight, never heard of Gage.

AyGirl Mon 07-Nov-16 20:48:07

Quite pleased at the Gage response, thought I'd get flamed!!
Please do continue to respond!

BikeRunSki Mon 07-Nov-16 20:49:03

I know 3 Gavins. 2 are 45ish and very nice. One is 30 ish, also very nice. All very outdoorsy, but that's the circles I move in. I can't imagine any of them wearing a baseball cap, sovereign rings etc

Foxtato Mon 07-Nov-16 20:49:16

Don't know any but prefer Gage over Gavin and dislike Garrett. I think Gage is lovely for any age and Gavin just doesn't seem to flow so nicely to me.

AyGirl Mon 07-Nov-16 20:50:25

Glad about the outdoorsy thing! We go on hikes often.

justdontevenfuckingstart Mon 07-Nov-16 20:51:51

Gage Foxtato is an awesome celebrity name! Hi, I'm Gage Foxtato.

justdontevenfuckingstart Mon 07-Nov-16 20:52:38

Sorry Aygirl

TheMasterMurderedMargarita Mon 07-Nov-16 20:53:41

I love Garrett. Makes me think of the music producer.
Gavin is Gavin and Stacey.
Gage makes me think of something on your car.

AyGirl Mon 07-Nov-16 20:53:53

I don't get it? confused

Chinlo Mon 07-Nov-16 20:54:04

Gage is very "modern" sounding but kind of cool. Gavin and Garrett are both very dated sounding names to me.

AyGirl Mon 07-Nov-16 20:54:18

Glad to have some Garrett support!

justdontevenfuckingstart Mon 07-Nov-16 20:55:08

Fuel gauge.

UntilTheCowsComeHome Mon 07-Nov-16 20:55:12

Gage is a great name.

The only Gavin I know is about 40 and has a mullet.

RiverTam Mon 07-Nov-16 20:58:49

I like Garrett, don't like Gage, not fussed about Gavin.

Mabel is awful, though much loved on MN for some inexplicable reason, and really doesn't go with your other DDs names. They have cool funky names, she would have a frumpy dreary name.

TheMasterMurderedMargarita Mon 07-Nov-16 20:58:53

justdont has it. Pressure/temperature gauge.
Sorry.

crayfish Mon 07-Nov-16 20:59:00

Don't like any of them. My ex husband was Gavin and always got 'Gav' which is dreadful (and so was he but I can't blame his name for that) , and the other two aren't really names...

Parrish Mon 07-Nov-16 21:00:07

Don't use Gage if you have any Scottish connections! A Gadge is a shortened form of gadgie - which is basically an uneducated hooligan/criminal.
If you are pronouncing it to rhyme with cage then fair enough.
I would still think hmm though!

TheMasterMurderedMargarita Mon 07-Nov-16 21:01:04

Desmond was on my shortlist.

Marmalade85 Mon 07-Nov-16 21:01:43

Gavin is a 90s boy racer. Similar to Kevin, Gary, Grant, Terry, Derek and Dave.

schmack Mon 07-Nov-16 21:01:47

I know a Gart?

I like Garrett as well. Gage reminds me too much off fruit I think. Gavin sounds like a 90s football casua to me, sorry.

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