Opinions on the name Benjamin?

(42 Posts)
XBike Wed 16-Nov-16 16:27:45

We like Ben/Benny too, so no issues with potential NNs.

Thoughts on Benjamin?

Groovester Wed 16-Nov-16 16:33:30

Love it! But I'm biased smile

Kim82 Wed 16-Nov-16 16:34:54

I have a 15 year old Ben but he is just Ben, not Benjamin. I'm not keen on the full version for some reason but couldn't tell you why.

JustGettingStarted Wed 16-Nov-16 16:35:01

I like it!

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Wed 16-Nov-16 16:36:33

It's lovely. So is Benedict.

20yrsago Wed 16-Nov-16 16:36:51

I love it... perfect name!

strangehumour Wed 16-Nov-16 16:37:19

Like it. :-)

AmeliaJack Wed 16-Nov-16 16:39:38

Fantastic name.

NavyandWhite Wed 16-Nov-16 18:17:20

Love it and Benji but really dislike Ben.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 16-Nov-16 18:19:56

Love Ben.

SpaceDinosaur Wed 16-Nov-16 18:23:47

I love it but I married one! grin

ApocalypseNowt Wed 16-Nov-16 18:25:22

I know quite a few if that matters to you at all.

Have to say i'm not keen on it...not sure why but i always think it sounds a bit wet?

Smartleatherbag Wed 16-Nov-16 18:26:53

Lovely name, with nice nicknames too.

JustSpeakSense Wed 16-Nov-16 18:33:46

I love it smile

badhotfanny Wed 16-Nov-16 18:38:47

It was our chose name, but no boys here.

roseteapot101 Wed 16-Nov-16 18:54:22

Benjamin is lovely

DakotaFanny Wed 16-Nov-16 18:55:52

Love it! Classic but cool.

ImSoUnoriginal Wed 16-Nov-16 18:59:36

My brothers name. Was always known as Ben. Was v popular when I was a kid but might be less so now.
Nice classic name.
Also may I share the (bad) joke that he and my grandpa came up with, when he was little. Why is Benjamin like a doughnut? Because they both have jam in the middle. grinhmm

MrsNuckyThompson Wed 16-Nov-16 20:01:20

Was one of my fave names til DH's best friend pinched it for their pfb. I would say it is very popular round these parts (SW London) and for example 3.5 year old DS has two out of his 18 child kindy class. It would have been three if I had gone with it.

But it is a lovely solid name.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 16-Nov-16 20:07:07

Benjamin is nice, but I prefer Benedict.
Ben is great, Benny is awful.
On the whole, a great name.

user1471950254 Wed 16-Nov-16 20:08:34

Love it, one of my favourite names

Sophronia Thu 17-Nov-16 00:16:35

It's lovely

Buntysoven Thu 17-Nov-16 00:48:36

Lovely strong name. My cousin is one and he certainly isnt wet at a strapping 6ft 4ins!

SunnyInMay Thu 17-Nov-16 10:45:08

Benjamin is ok but dislike Ben.

How about Benedict?

Gruffalosfriend Thu 17-Nov-16 11:39:42

I also find Ben a little dull, there are so many around. A bit like Steve, Mike or Andy for our generation - nothing offensive but just a little dull imo.

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