Alternative names for nn Grey

(34 Posts)
cookielove Sun 24-Mar-13 18:44:35

We are ttc but have been tossing names around for a while now smile

I love the name Greyson, Dh loves the name Grey which i am more than happy to use as a nick name but would prefer our child to have a longer name DH not a fan of Greyson, are there any other alternatives out there?

I also like:

Cole - My all time most favourite name, Dh hates this
Jonah - we both like this
Caleb - not sold on it
Ralph - i love dh is meh

any suggestions?

PurpleStorm Sun 24-Mar-13 18:46:15


MolotovCocktail Sun 24-Mar-13 18:47:15

Greyson is fab - can't you work on convincing your DH as to the merits o this name some more?

There's Graham I suppose not as cool as Greyson

serin Sun 24-Mar-13 18:47:39

I love Jonah.

Don't mind 'Grey' either but, since you asked I think Greyson is awful.

cookielove Sun 24-Mar-13 18:50:01

I quite like Greyer too but i doesn't feel like a name if that makes sense?

Ooh no can't stand Graham (although i never thought of that) its so boring not me smile

SoupDreggon Sun 24-Mar-13 18:51:52

I think both Grey and Greyson are dreadful.

I do like Jonah and Caleb and Cole is OK but Ralph doesn't appeal much.

SuckingDiesel Sun 24-Mar-13 19:05:22


BackforGood Sun 24-Mar-13 19:06:46

I was going to say Graham too smile
I have to say, Jonah is the only one of those I'd contemplate.
'Grey' just conjures up pictures of doom and gllom to me.

Still - each to their own.

cookielove Sun 24-Mar-13 19:12:53

Grayden, reminds me of the Jayden, Hayden theme which i do not like.

Back i do like Jonah, but have lots of comments about the whale hmm although it doesn't actually bother me if adults don't like the name but i wouldn't want my child to bullied because of their name. Also Jonah is very close to Jonas which imo is bleurgh.

I think on this one i am gonna have to bully dh into Greyson if we have a boy.

tilder Sun 24-Mar-13 19:16:53

Greyson? As in Larry? Sorry, that's a no from me.

Maryz Sun 24-Mar-13 19:24:39

I really wouldn't atm.

Not so soon after the 50 Shades obsession hmm

I like Jonah, very cool.

cookielove Sun 24-Mar-13 19:25:58

Never read 50 shades!!!

No clue who Larry is!!!

PortBlacksandWhitesnow Sun 24-Mar-13 19:28:04

Grayson Perry is very cool.

Ralph makes me think of willies but i am of a certain age wink

tilder Sun 24-Mar-13 19:30:42

Fifty shades is a lot more contemporary (larry was a very camp tv presenter from the seventies).

devonsmummy Sun 24-Mar-13 19:33:16

I love The name Grey and was going to say Greyson!
Both were Veto'd by DH
How about Grady?

AntsMarching Sun 24-Mar-13 19:33:26


cookielove Sun 24-Mar-13 19:34:36

I know what 50 shades is about and the lead character it just never interested me to read, went to popular to fast and what it essentially is, is shit fan fiction from what i have heard. Not my kind of reading. Its already beginning to loose it's status as the best book ever <sarcasm>

A camp tv presenter doesn't put me off either.

Ralph and willies your gonna have to explain that one??

cookielove Sun 24-Mar-13 19:35:09

Hmmmm Grady thats different, i quite like it grin

Maryz Sun 24-Mar-13 19:37:32

I haven't read it either, but everyone seems to have.

PortBlacksandWhitesnow Sun 24-Mar-13 19:38:20

"A camp tv presenter doesn't put me off either"

Just as well ... Paul o Grady grin

PortBlacksandWhitesnow Sun 24-Mar-13 19:39:15

Ralph was the name of the lead boy's williie in Judy Bloom's Forever soft porn for early teens

Ruined the name forever for me it has....

PortBlacksandWhitesnow Sun 24-Mar-13 19:41:56

Looking at your list you should also consider Wulfric nn Wolfie
'Twould be next on my list except one of my DCs has a very similar name.

Sorry, it is very close to fifty shades.

Ralph is the name of the willy in Judy Bloom's forever?

PurpleStorm Sun 24-Mar-13 19:48:15

I can't imagine a willy called Ralph. Surely most of them don't have names???

makingdoo Sun 24-Mar-13 19:49:57

Love Grey and Greyson. Very modern but can imagine a boy, a teenager and a man called Grey (this is how I try and decide if a name is suitable or not)

I'd just call him Grey. No longer name needed.

cookielove Sun 24-Mar-13 19:58:21

I like Wolf, and Bear, neither dh would agree to. Not that you mentioned Bear grin

I like Ralph for several reasons its a family name and also a really cool muppet grin

I suppose i do like Grey just as a name to smile

Gugglebum Sun 24-Mar-13 20:02:51

The only Greyson I know sometimes gets called Grace for short at school by other children. I don't think I'd like my boy being called Grace. But then I also have a Graham (who is a tiny entertaining lunatic, and gets called Grey most of the time) so maybe I'm too boring to know what I'm talking about. wink

nooka Sun 24-Mar-13 20:03:50

My surname was Gray before I got married. It's very 'meh' to me (I was happy to lose it smile). Really dislike Greyson. To me it is ether American surname as first name trend (top 100 name btw) or just a surname - anyone remember Greyson and Cholmondley Warner.

jkklpu Sun 24-Mar-13 22:41:14

Jonah or Ralph.
Sorry, just can't imagine calling a child a colour that is pretty much always used negatively, eg of weather or unhealthy-looking people, depressing outlook on life.

EggsPressYourself Sun 24-Mar-13 22:48:09

Dougray? Dougray scott

KittenOfDoom Sun 24-Mar-13 23:21:03

I seem to remember a character in Inspector Morse who was called Grayling, young female pathologist I think. A Grayling is a fish ....

going back to Graham, there is the variant spelling Graeme which might look a bit cooler written down at least grin

MERLYPUSS Mon 25-Mar-13 16:36:36

The muppet dog was Rowlf wasn't he? Jonah is nicest

Cwtchbach Mon 25-Mar-13 17:21:25

Bit of a stretch but Lloyd?

Lloyd is derived from the Welsh llwyd which means Grey....

LexieB Mon 25-Mar-13 17:45:00

Have a friend who has a Grady, lovely unusual name

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