(33 Posts)
LittleDonkin Sat 02-Feb-13 19:39:16

I am watching Splash and suddenly thought Vernon would be a cool name for a boy, what do you think?

alanyoung Sat 02-Feb-13 19:41:34

Why not? Can't think of any silly nicknames he may be called, so go ahead if you like it.

Leafmould Sat 02-Feb-13 19:43:05


LittleDonkin Sat 02-Feb-13 19:47:29

OMG DH has just said he really likes it grin

thegreylady Sat 02-Feb-13 19:48:01

not at all keen

LittleDonkin Sat 02-Feb-13 20:07:36

Do you think it "goes" with my DD's name which is Erin?

DeDevilTail Sat 02-Feb-13 20:17:03


The terrible uncle in Harry Potter and the contemptible Vernon Kaye.

Please don't do it to your baby.

LittleDonkin Sat 02-Feb-13 20:30:24

I have never read the Harry Potter books or seen the films and I love Vernon Kay smile

tigerdriverII Sat 02-Feb-13 20:34:12

The motto of the Vernon family is ver non semper viret: the Spring does not always flourish.

Rhubarbgarden Sat 02-Feb-13 20:45:35

Vernon Kaye - awful.

MrsPoglesWood Sat 02-Feb-13 20:59:38

Just no. Vernon's is a gambling site. Anyone over 35 would recognise that. Vernon's pool. And Vernon was Liz McDonald's waster bloke in Coronation Street.


KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 03-Feb-13 08:07:53


poppy283 Sun 03-Feb-13 08:08:45


mamapants Sun 03-Feb-13 13:18:30

Would always think of Vernon from hp.

ithaka Sun 03-Feb-13 13:24:27

I know someone married to a vile man called Vernon - we call him 'Vermin', enough said.

OkayHazel Sun 03-Feb-13 16:11:31

Dursley. A fat, horrid, abusive man.

buttercrumble Sun 03-Feb-13 16:15:21

Horrid, sorry

Mrsrobertduvall Sun 03-Feb-13 16:21:03

Reminds me of a fifties fairground worker with a greasy quiff.

NymphadoraTonks Sun 03-Feb-13 19:20:17

Vernon Dursley.


PartyFops Sun 03-Feb-13 19:44:27

I used to know a vernon and he was often nick named Vermin

derektheladyhamster Sun 03-Feb-13 19:47:49

How about Veron? I know one who's 12 (and lovely)

derektheladyhamster Sun 03-Feb-13 19:53:25

Actually, I think it might be spelt Veran

lljkk Sun 03-Feb-13 20:05:25

Cringe-worthy, sorry.

OpheliasWeepingWillow Sun 03-Feb-13 20:06:35

My D grandfather. Love it.

Littlefish Sun 03-Feb-13 20:23:10

Sorry, but it's a terrible name.

shoobidoo Mon 04-Feb-13 11:22:01

I think it could be cool. But because most of us don't know any young, cool Vernons, we tend to think of Harry Potter or other associations. These change quickly though, once we meet a lovely young Vernon!

JuliaScurr Mon 04-Feb-13 11:24:22

nasty relative nn Vermin

CzarChasm Tue 05-Feb-13 03:46:52

I love the name Erin!

I can't get on board with Vernon though. A young Erin I know has a brother Nathaniel (Nate).

sunnysunnyshine Tue 05-Feb-13 04:22:23

Awful. Sorry.

Yay4may Tue 05-Feb-13 22:05:55

It's creepy. Would be nn Vern. Shudder

mrstowers Tue 05-Feb-13 22:53:59

It's a bit of a name like Derek or Vincent or Colin imo.

vamosbebe Tue 05-Feb-13 23:09:03

Vernan God Little! Horrendous character in a book, it kills the name for me, sorry.
How about Vinnie or Mario or Keith? <ducks>

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