Huxley ?

(43 Posts)
LittleMilla Sat 11-May-13 21:14:13

Just got new wallpaper that's the penguin classics books. Looking at Aldous Huxley multiple times a day (30 weeks pg!).

Is Huxley cool or am I losing it. Already got a DS called Wilf(red). I like slightly more left field names - Blaise, Rafferty and Heath all in the mix too.

LittleMilla Sat 11-May-13 21:14:42

Meant to say, wallpaper in downstairs loo!! Ha ha.

devonsmummy Sat 11-May-13 21:16:17

I like it - but did think Huxley Pig!

Taranta Sat 11-May-13 21:23:59

I know a baby boy Huxley, its a cute name.

miffybun73 Sat 11-May-13 21:26:24

Straight away I thought Huxley Pig - very cute cartoon character smile

DebsMorgan Sat 11-May-13 21:27:37

I like it very much. I do love boy's names with an x in though for some reason.

cat Sat 11-May-13 21:28:17

I know a baby Aldous!

LittleMilla Sat 11-May-13 21:30:51

<nips off to google Huxley pig>

Will he get bullied?

MummyBurrows Sat 11-May-13 21:31:07

To be honest my first response was "Huxley?! What kind of name is that?!" ...sorry... Aldous sounds much more "normal" though!

CecyHall France Sat 11-May-13 21:35:14

Sorry, another Huxley Pig association here.

Beamur Sat 11-May-13 21:38:01

It's an interesting one - but my first thought was Huxley Pig! But these associations don't always last that long.

PartyFops Sat 11-May-13 21:38:17

I know a huxley and he is super cute.

Decoy Sun 12-May-13 16:39:20

I thought "Aldous Huxley".

Nothing wrong with Huxley as a name, it's no different from any other surnamey names such as Harley, Harvey etc.

ItsallisnowaFeegle Sun 12-May-13 16:53:19

Yep, another one who thought Huxley Pig...--has the tune in my head now. Who you gonna be today Huxley Pig oink oink--

I think it's a cool name though and only those of us of a certain age would be likely to make the connection.

massagegirl Sun 12-May-13 17:11:58

I know a gorgeous Huxley!

gillywillywoo Sun 12-May-13 17:18:26

Not a fan. Love Heath though x

Leeds2 Sun 12-May-13 17:26:08

It sounds a bit like a dog's name to me.

Mellymog Sun 12-May-13 18:29:18

i immediately thought 'pig', sorry.

sleepingbeautiful Sun 12-May-13 18:45:01

Yup, another pig thought. Plus I think it feels clumsy on the tongue.
Love Heath though. That was on our back-up list in case DS didn't seem like our #1 pick.

barnet Sun 12-May-13 18:55:40

Huxley is great. I love names with 'x's. Rafferty and Heath are also good, and all good with Wilf.

barnet Sun 12-May-13 18:56:18

Ive not heard of the Huxley pig!

olivertheoctopus Sun 12-May-13 22:02:12

I love Wilf! Huxley works quite well with Wilf but is a bit more 'out there' IMO.

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RustyBear Sun 12-May-13 22:06:34
mymatemax Sun 12-May-13 22:08:21

i know a Huxley, he is a gorgeous little boy. Some of his friends call him Hux, none of them have a clue who Huxley pig was, so unless they bring back Pipkin (was it?) then I think the pig reference is safe.
Go for it!

bohoec Sun 12-May-13 22:10:23

This was our choice if we'd had a boy! (After the author, not the pig!). I think it's great smile

telsa Sun 12-May-13 22:40:45

I know a really cool boy called Huxley. No piggy associations here. Anyway, what is wrong with pigs?

sleepywombat Mon 13-May-13 07:05:54

Know lots of Huxleys here in Aus. I always think the pig too, but nobody here has heard of him!

ipswitch Mon 13-May-13 07:53:16

I know an adult Huxley and really like the name.
Really cool name.

TrixieLulamoon Mon 13-May-13 11:30:27

I love it!

Wouldn't worry about the pig association. Olivia still top 10 despite piggy associations!

LittleMilla Mon 13-May-13 15:42:21

DH not keen. Altho I might keep this one up my sleeve until I'm in labour and he agrees to anything I ask!

Thanks for replies.

Layl77 Mon 13-May-13 16:13:44

I thought Huxley pig. Love rafferty and would have it if dh was less square!

Still18atheart Mon 13-May-13 16:41:44

I really like Huxley

PollyIndia Mon 13-May-13 16:59:24

I know a 1 year old Huxley. I like it. My 7 month old is called Rafferty. Lots of good nicknames with a Rafferty, and I love a nickname.

LittleMilla Mon 13-May-13 20:42:44

Oooooh Polly, what nicknames do you have for your ds?

DH is pretty keen on Rafferty.

PollyIndia Wed 15-May-13 07:23:46

Well raffy and raf, then raffy roodles, raffy roo, rafster, rafstamouse, rafmaninov, rafman scoop, flirty gertie... The list goes on.
I feel a bit blush listing those out!

JojoMags Wed 15-May-13 08:10:30

My first throught was 'little pig'. Don't like Huxley at all, but Rafferty and Heath are coool. My DS1 is Wilf. I loved Rafe/Raffy for DS2 but DH vetoed sad.

mymatemax Wed 15-May-13 19:42:26

Polly.. ds1's friend is Rafferty, he is known as Farty!

PollyIndia Wed 15-May-13 20:28:28

Mymatemax that's another one for the list. Poor raffy. It's amazing he actually knows what his name is at all, he gets called so many random things! I am trying to stop calling him raffy gaddafi though. Not sure a nicknaming your baby after a Libyan dictator is quite the one.

mymatemax Wed 15-May-13 21:46:26

PollyIndia, its all character building smile DS1's mate is 13 & is a lovely well adjusted boy who seems happy to be known as Farty! His fb page is Farty X

LittleMilla Thu 16-May-13 21:10:48

Polly grin I am loving the variantions. Wilf (just two) has started referring to himself as Wilfy-woo hmm, and so you can bet that if #2 if called Rafferty there will be little chance of him EVER being called his proper name!

Pleased to hear that it's not quite as polarising as I'd thought. Is it odd that I keep on thinking of Mr Huxtable from the Crosby's?!!!

Mehrida Japan Fri 17-May-13 15:34:59

Huxtable was my first thought too!

effyzm Fri 17-May-13 15:57:21

I'm against last names as first names but It sounds alright. I would call the bump it for a few weeks and see how you feel.

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