(44 Posts)
PurpleStorm Mon 11-Feb-13 22:09:14

I quite like Gordon, but DH says that we shouldn't consider it because Gordon in Thomas the Tank Engine is a bit of a twat.

Opinions please??

formallyknownasloveydarling Mon 11-Feb-13 22:11:03

Are you for real? No. Don't do it to the poor kid.

happyjustobeme Mon 11-Feb-13 22:11:59

Is your surname Bennett?

almostanotherday Mon 11-Feb-13 22:15:00

I would have to say no too sorry op

PurpleStorm Mon 11-Feb-13 22:15:02

No, our surname is not Bennett.

And yes, I'm serious.

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Mon 11-Feb-13 22:16:37

Haven't heard that for years and years. Quite like it (but never watched any Thomas)

DontmindifIdo Mon 11-Feb-13 22:16:57

Here are the famous Gordon's I can think of:

Gordon Brown.
Gordon the Gopher.
Gordon Ramsey.

I don't think I'd like to name a DS after any of those...

expatinscotland Mon 11-Feb-13 22:18:07


Merl0t Mon 11-Feb-13 22:18:23

I like it. so, it is a bit dated now. it will come back. i love that it is sensible normal name but different. not try hard different. and it is not harry!!!!

WafflesandWhippedCream Mon 11-Feb-13 22:18:29

All the engines in Thomas the tank are a bit of a twat.

Merl0t Mon 11-Feb-13 22:19:36

All ofvthose thomas the tank engine names are usable now imo

blindworm Mon 11-Feb-13 23:05:30

I'd straight away think of Brown or Ramsay.

Nickname27 Mon 11-Feb-13 23:07:23

Horrible word but the first thing that comes to mind is that song "Gordon is a moron".

Ham69 Mon 11-Feb-13 23:25:42

No! It's DH's name and I still struggle with the fact my in-laws named their baby that name. He goes by his surname.

PurpleStorm Tue 12-Feb-13 08:59:30

Looks like most of you are in agreement with DH about not considering it! (IF for different reasons grin )

Off to put my thinking hat on and see what other names sound good....

PandaWatch Tue 12-Feb-13 10:43:41

"Flash Gordon. Quarterback. New York Jets."


curiousgeorgie Tue 12-Feb-13 10:48:03

My friend is called Gordon and hates it. He always says "Why did my parents name me Gordon... I mean really! Can you imagine a little cute baby GORDON??!"


scaevola Tue 12-Feb-13 10:55:22

Unusable to my generation because Gordon is a moron.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 12-Feb-13 11:02:11

Perhaps more often found in Scotland than England but if your DH is really against it, you're probably not going to win this one.

Just for fun am going to suggest Ramsay (another uncommon one!) and Douglas, think they're the same kind of era and nursery won't be awash with them.

sw11mumofone Tue 12-Feb-13 14:02:06

Awful name sorry. About as awful as naming a cute baby Brian! Just not right.

axure Tue 12-Feb-13 14:04:45

Got that Jilted John song in my head now - yeah yeah it's not fair...

PurpleStorm Tue 12-Feb-13 15:38:41

I love Douglas, Donkeys.

But we've already got a Douglas in the family, so that one's out sad

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 12-Feb-13 16:39:06

How about Keir or Rory? Or back to the trains, James (Jamie) or Duncan.

sooperdooper Tue 12-Feb-13 16:42:25

Going against the grain on here but I like it, it's a good solid name and it's not overly used smile

Floralnomad Tue 12-Feb-13 16:45:35

Wasn't the chap in the Brittas Empire called Gordon ? That's enough to put me off gormless Gordon .

Maybe because I'm in Scotland, or perhaps I'm just naive and ancient, but this name seems like a perfectly sound choice to me.

ouryve Tue 12-Feb-13 16:54:40

There's also Gordon Brown, Gordon Ramsay, Gordon the Gopher....

PurpleStorm Tue 12-Feb-13 22:11:33

The Gordon Brown association is off-putting, and one I'd not considered until this thread.

James and Duncan are both good names for our list smile

BabyRoger Tue 12-Feb-13 22:14:08

Oh thank goodness. I thought when I clicked on this that everyone was going to say Gordon is a great name.

I'm Scottish too and know loads of (v much older) Gordon's. It really isn't a nice name and neither is Douglas

LentilAsAnything Wed 13-Feb-13 01:08:48

It was good enough for Page's BareNaked Ladies' baby!
That's the song that first came to mind for me, not Gordon is a moron. But yes, that's rather off-putting.

LentilAsAnything Wed 13-Feb-13 01:16:23

*STEVEN Page's baby!

squoosh Wed 13-Feb-13 13:30:54

Really common name in Scotland amongst all age groups. Still awful though.

Bue Wed 13-Feb-13 13:35:24

The Barenaked Ladies are from Ontario, where there is still a pretty strong Scottish historical influence. These kinds of names, while old fashioned, aren't weird there. I went to school with Douglas, Gordon, Ross, etc. Probably more common as middle names though - maybe try that route? I agree it doesn't really work on an English kid.

12ylnon Wed 13-Feb-13 16:18:43

Gordon is a moron. Not from my generation, but was still the first thing i thought of.

CruCru Fri 15-Feb-13 18:36:37

I have never met a nice, normal one yet (having said that, I only know three). One in particular is the oddest, most unreasonable man I know. So I say no way.

Gordon would be on my list for a hypothetical DS, love it smile

MoonHare Fri 15-Feb-13 18:44:31

Not Gordon.


My Dads name and DS' middle name.
I would have named DS (first name) after my Dad if it were any other name than Gordon. (Well not any other name, but you know what I mean)
I just don't think it sounds right as a first name, fine for a middle name.

PurpleStorm Sat 16-Feb-13 14:53:07

Love Gregory - I wanted to name DS that - but DH refused to even consider it. Said that Gregory was too girly confused

Sadly, I can't see him changing his mind on that for DC2.

amck5700 Sat 16-Feb-13 15:01:56

Gregor (it's not girly!)

But I wouldn't do Gordon - I don't think the world is ready yet for a new batch of Gordons.

amck5700 Sat 16-Feb-13 15:03:45


What is No1 son called?

amck5700 Sat 16-Feb-13 15:38:20


PurpleStorm Sat 16-Feb-13 15:51:18

amck - not giving DS1's name out, but it would fit in nicely with most of your suggestions smile

amck5700 Sat 16-Feb-13 15:58:24

....but I didn't get it though!

I love Gregor and it was a decision between that and Craig for No1 son. Then it was too much of a mouthful to have it with Craig for No2 son - who is Ciar (Keir)

Struan was another favourite but vetoed.

Short list for eldest ended up as Alec or Walker........then we used neither smile

No2 didn't have a name for a week and half! I wanted Kerr, OH wanted Ciaran - we compromised! Though he did go for a day of being called Cairn till we realised that it sounded like Kay-rin in the local accent. Then we moved!

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