(29 Posts)
ladymia Tue 08-Jan-13 18:23:10

And yes, I know it's a surname as a name that does not bother me smile

Thoughts on Blake for a boy?

GrendelsMum Tue 08-Jan-13 19:08:26

I think it's lovely - it's got a little bit of a hippy feel to it. I had an American friend called Blake when I was at college (though she was female).

IncognitoIsMyFavouriteWord Tue 08-Jan-13 19:12:22

I know a truly lovely 4 year old boy called Blake grin his middle name is William grin

squoosh Tue 08-Jan-13 20:51:58

Reminds me of a character from Home and Away in the 90s.

stargirl1701 Tue 08-Jan-13 21:00:39


Dynasty 1980s.

Don't like, sorry. Have an old friend in real life who has one. Would never say it to her face though.

usualsuspect Tue 08-Jan-13 21:03:38

I like it.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 08-Jan-13 21:04:58


TheSecondComing Tue 08-Jan-13 21:05:17

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peachypips Tue 08-Jan-13 21:09:42

Reminds me of Flake. However, am on a diet so I see chocolate everywhere.

peachypips Tue 08-Jan-13 21:10:05

How about Clarke? Similar but stronger?

Beamur Tue 08-Jan-13 21:11:54

I like it.

sonnieboo Tue 08-Jan-13 21:50:51

I'm not keen on it as a first name, sorry.

pinkandyellowbutterfly Tue 08-Jan-13 21:55:00

a bit Home-And-Away teen soap star-ish for me (I'm an 80s child lol)

debbie1412 Tue 08-Jan-13 21:55:16

My friend nearly had it as her sons name but she couldn't get Amy winehouse boyfriend out of her head.

willyoulistentome Tue 08-Jan-13 21:55:52


debbie1412 Tue 08-Jan-13 21:56:52

Oh god sorry if I've just put that image in your head.

rocket74 Tue 08-Jan-13 22:02:06

its my daughters middle name!!
prefer it for a girl i think.


And for a girl? shock Why would you, when there are so many beautiful proper girls' names out there?

It's Blake Lively from ... whatever that US TV programme was - spoilt brats all bitching about each other & nicking boyfriends. Too trendy.

DisappointedHorse Tue 08-Jan-13 22:09:24

I like it and am usually very traditional. It just flows nicely!

BluddyNora Tue 08-Jan-13 22:10:51

I love it, would use it for my bump except I've already given it to my dog!!

willyoulistentome Tue 08-Jan-13 22:17:21

yes - dog's name!..or aussie soap name

ladymia Tue 08-Jan-13 22:39:51

I want to be talked out of the name Blake but none of the above reasons really put me off hmm maybe i really like it and that's a good thing smile

willyoulistentome Wed 09-Jan-13 08:18:07

Think how it will sound if someone without a cut glas accent says it - ( snob emoticon) BLIKE!

amazingmumof6 Wed 09-Jan-13 08:25:28

a friend of mine has a Blake. it's sounds good. they also have Nina

telsa Wed 09-Jan-13 08:28:30

I thought William rather than those pop references. I like it.

DPotter Wed 09-Jan-13 08:31:32

I'm about the show my age here - instantly brought to mind 'Blake Seven' 1970's syfi show. and even earlier Blakey from on the Buses - seriously not a good nickname

Homebird8 Wed 09-Jan-13 08:34:24

I know a 9 year old Blake. He is intelligent, fun loving, polite and caring. Not a name I'd choose for my own family but nothing wrong with it. Perfectly lovely.

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