What do you think of Robin?

(48 Posts)
twirliedobbit Sat 16-Feb-13 08:01:23

Just that really.

kelda Sat 16-Feb-13 08:01:59

Very nice. For a boy or girl.

LadyKinbote Sat 16-Feb-13 08:03:16

It's a lovely name but prepare yourself for people getting the gender wrong!

Loveleopardprint Sat 16-Feb-13 08:36:08

I love it. One of my friends just called her new son Robin. Think it is unusual and interesting.

sooperdooper Sat 16-Feb-13 08:38:56

I like it, I think it's spelled Robin for a boy and Robyn for a girl smile

Haylebop12 Sat 16-Feb-13 08:39:44

I thought spelling for boys and girls was different.

Robyn - girl
Robin - boy

Or not?

Haylebop12 Sat 16-Feb-13 08:40:19

Oh cross post?

Cutandstick Sat 16-Feb-13 08:45:34

My DP is that and I love it!

I like Robin as nn for Robert.

I wouldn't choose Robyn for a girl but I know one who is lovely. She is in her 30s and it suits her.

kelda Sat 16-Feb-13 08:49:56

Robin is perfectly acceptable for a girl. I've known two girls with this name, spelt that way.

LadyKinbote Sat 16-Feb-13 10:01:23

Yes I know two female Robin's too.

MidnightMasquerader Sat 16-Feb-13 10:09:49

I know an 80-year old female Robin.

Nice for either gender.

AlwaysHoldingOnToStarbug Sat 16-Feb-13 11:38:16

It's a lovely name. The males I know are Robin and the females Robyn. So if I saw the spelling Robin I would automatically assume boy.

Ruth22m Sat 16-Feb-13 13:51:54

I love it - It's my nephew's name smile

I love it. Both Robyn for a girl was on my list but veto'd by dp and robin for a boy.

thegreylady Sat 16-Feb-13 14:03:30

gorgeous name for either boy or girl

TwllBach Sat 16-Feb-13 14:05:38

I love Robyn for a girl, but my problem is that I don't like Rob for a nickname, so couldn't use it for myself sad

TheBuskersDog Sat 16-Feb-13 14:06:56

I don't personally like it (assuming you mean Robin for a boy), can't really explain why, just think it's a bit of a 'wet' name. Probably not helped by the only child I've known called Robin being a whiny little pain in the bum.

Bue Sat 16-Feb-13 14:32:45

I like it. Slightly prefer if for a girl (either spelling) but it's nice for either gender.

Makes me think of batman. Sorry!

LemonBreeland Sat 16-Feb-13 14:37:03

It is one of those names that if I hear it on a boy I think that's a girls name, and if I hear it on a girl think it's a boys name.

Morgan also falls into that category for me.

JenaiMorris Sat 16-Feb-13 14:43:24

It's ace.

Also, you can't ascribe it to a particular walk of life. A Robin could be a painter, a footballer, a historian, a labourer. It's a name that could take you anywhere.

Gentleness Sat 16-Feb-13 14:43:47

My first thought: Batman. Sorry!

seeker Sat 16-Feb-13 14:47:14

Robin short for Robert is lovely. Robin on its own not.

activatetherhythm Sat 16-Feb-13 15:01:18

It's a lovely name, very sweet for a little boy and really nice for an adult male. Like it for a girl too but I would then spell it Robyn.

NaturalBaby Sat 16-Feb-13 15:07:40

I think it's a lovely name

Nancy66 Sat 16-Feb-13 15:18:17

I don't particularly like it for either sex but like it least for a boy - to me it's quite a 'weak' name - like Tim

JenaiMorris Sat 16-Feb-13 15:21:52

If it seems insufficiently masculine as they grow up, it can be shortened to Rob. All the Robs I know are macho, army-types.

StrawberryMojito Sat 16-Feb-13 15:21:59

Not particularly keen, but it's ok.

Genuine question. How is Robin short for Robert?

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sat 16-Feb-13 15:26:17

I am taking Robyn for my first born. Or Robin (happy either way grin )

marzipananimal Sat 16-Feb-13 15:26:38

Love it for a boy, not so keen for a girl

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sat 16-Feb-13 15:27:00

PS I know a Robin who's hard as nails.

He caught the biggest shark ever in British waters.

No one would say his name wasn't macho enough.

lljkk Sat 16-Feb-13 15:53:10


amck5700 Sat 16-Feb-13 16:33:29

I'm sorry it's wet to me too.

Love it for a boy; hate it for a girl.

Smudging Sat 16-Feb-13 22:04:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PukeCatcher Sat 16-Feb-13 22:34:20

Love Robin for a boy and Robyn for a girl, if I'm lucky enough to have another DC that's what it'll be called.

Lovely for a boy or girl, I like the connection with the bird and with Robin Hood, and a good selection of nns too (my favourite is Bobby).

raisah Sun 17-Feb-13 09:10:26

I went to infant school with a Robin & he was a lovely boy. Really sweet and kind, a bit like the bird really!

seeker Sun 17-Feb-13 09:12:42

He was also 5 years old, raisah!

TheSecondComing Sun 17-Feb-13 09:17:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

asktheaudience Sun 17-Feb-13 09:25:35

For a boy I see it as a very gentle name that suits artistic or intellectual types.
Not so much a rugby players name.

heidihole Sun 17-Feb-13 09:27:36

I know two Robins. Both nicknamed "birdy" ;)

Robin is definitely short for Robert. Heard of Robin Hood?

JenaiMorris Sun 17-Feb-13 09:53:12

It's diminutive of Robert. Robin is a name in its own right though.

There's a Mont Robin in northern France <random>

Graceparkhill Sun 17-Feb-13 09:59:45

http://www.robinchapel.org.uk/robin_home.html-has a lovely Robin story.
I think it is a great name.

Graceparkhill Sun 17-Feb-13 10:00:39

Can't do the linky thing -sorry. IT dullard,me.

MiaowTheCat Sun 17-Feb-13 13:50:33

Our current forerunner (in the Robyn form) for DD2.

As for insufficiently macho - used to work with one who definitely wasn't THAT!

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