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(45 Posts)
Allthatglitters789 Thu 23-May-13 09:30:33

The names Reece and Jordan?

ThingummyBob Thu 23-May-13 09:31:41

Let me be first grin

They are both lovely imho.

IAteTheCake Thu 23-May-13 09:34:34

neither are my cup of tea...but perfectly ok...

MrsApplepants Thu 23-May-13 09:46:54

I don't like either, but perfectly fine ( ie not ridiculous) names

Eskino Thu 23-May-13 09:48:26

Not really. I'd prefer the Rhys spelling if I had to choose. Jordan is Katie Price. Sorry

Not really keen TBH

Jordan is objectively nice but tainted by association nowadays, IMHO.

Reece/Reese/Rhys has less of the negative associations, but not my style really.

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Thu 23-May-13 09:56:23

Neither my style, but not awful.

JojoMags Thu 23-May-13 10:04:06

Rhys is OK. Reece and Jordan awful. Isn't Reece some kind of American peanut confectionary?

Allthatglitters789 Thu 23-May-13 10:13:35

Reese's is the American confectionary.

rachel234 Thu 23-May-13 10:23:57

Not my taste, but that shouldn't really matter. Thankfully we all have different tastes - makes life more interesting!

ThingummyBob Thu 23-May-13 10:27:06

I like Reece (as in Witherspoon) but would use Rhys for a boy.

Jordan is either girl or boy for me, and would imagine that Jordan the <<ahem>> model will be long gone from our collective memory by the time a baby born now is an adult!

Littlecherublegs Thu 23-May-13 10:29:02

Like Rhys for a boy, but not Jordan.
Neither for a girl.

notso Thu 23-May-13 10:42:28

Are the names for a DD or DS?

I wouldn't use either for a girl.

For a boy I think Reece is fine, but a bit boring.
I think it's a bit daft to use the Rhys spelling if you don't speak welsh as it won't be pronounced properly.
Don't like Jordan, never have done from NKOTB days.

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Thu 23-May-13 10:43:16

What Littlecherub said ^

LaRegina Thu 23-May-13 10:46:44

Reece reminds me of Peanut Butter Cups, so all good smile

Jordan not so good - unfortunately Katie Price has tainted that name forever IMO.

OwlLady Thu 23-May-13 10:50:09


Onesleeptillwembley Thu 23-May-13 10:54:19

Neither to my taste, but do agree it should be Rhys.

cantbloodywellchoose Thu 23-May-13 10:55:11

Not keen on either for boy or girl, sorry.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Thu 23-May-13 11:40:57

For girl or boy I like them. Reece has the edge.

miffybun73 Thu 23-May-13 12:16:22

Not very keen, but not awful.

It's just that out of all the 100s of possible names I wouldn't choose those two.

everlong Thu 23-May-13 14:17:50

A bit dated now.

evamummy Thu 23-May-13 15:10:29

Not names that I would choose.

DribbleWiper Thu 23-May-13 15:34:32

Rhys - okay if you're Welsh.

Jordan - quite a common teenage name, although there was a 3-year-old in the doctor's the other day. Sorry, but I've met a LOT of teenaged boys with this name and (except in one case), they didn't make me associate good things with it.

Cameron? Joshua? Euan? Ryan? Hayden?

TenthMuse Thu 23-May-13 15:54:51

Neither are my style. Prefer spelling Rhys, but wouldn't use either personally.

sjuperyoni Thu 23-May-13 16:14:43

Prefer reece/rhys. Jordan for a girl is tainted by KP and i just dislije it for boys.

FancyNancydick Thu 23-May-13 16:22:09

biscuit Eating babies is an excellent form of Protein.

milk Thu 23-May-13 16:31:24

As in the chocolate and cereal brand?

MerryMarigold Thu 23-May-13 16:33:03

Think they're both awful, awful. Everyone is being so polite!

Secondme Thu 23-May-13 16:34:41

Not keen on the names at all. They are not silly, but they make me shiver.

Fragglewump Thu 23-May-13 16:35:07

To me they sound dated enough to be slightly naff but not dated enough to be cool again.?!?!

AmandaPayneNeedsANap Thu 23-May-13 16:37:10

Not keen personally. Rhys is alright though.

KittenofDoom Thu 23-May-13 16:39:49

Jordan is awful, it's another name for a chamber-pot.

I knew a Reese once, he had terrible acne and greasy hair, so we used to refer to him as 'Greese'.

Rhys is nice.

Jordan is ok for a boy, not ok for a girl now IMO.

ThePavlovianCat Thu 23-May-13 18:01:59

Not keen at all but I agree with the others that the Rhys spelling is nicer.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Thu 23-May-13 18:36:08

Got to hand it to you Kitten Chamber pots following on from farty noises down the drainpipe - another from Kitten of Doom's "Little Book of dinner party conversation starters". grin

IKnowWhat Thu 23-May-13 18:42:29

They are not my favourites. sad. However, they are perfectly OK.

I prefer Rhys to Reece.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 23-May-13 19:21:36

I prefer Rhys and don't really like place names so not a fan of Jordan.

ShadeofViolet Thu 23-May-13 19:38:13

I like Rhys.

KittenofDoom Thu 23-May-13 19:55:19

Oh, I can't take credit for the fart in the drainpipe grin I merely passed that one on

usualsuspect Thu 23-May-13 20:04:28

Both great names.

Nice to see some normal names on MN

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Fri 24-May-13 23:40:42

They both remind me of the horrid housing estate I used to live on! Two of the most commonly hollered names!

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 24-May-13 23:42:14

Usual - what's a "normal" name?

Lebkuchenlover Mon 27-May-13 13:41:52

I'm not keen on either, sorry.

I too wonder what makes these names 'normal' and what are 'abnormal' names?!

Turniptwirl Tue 28-May-13 21:06:59

Reece is ok although I prefer Rhys, don't really like Jordan

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