(63 Posts)
dirtyface Fri 13-Sep-13 16:31:09

for a boy

what do people think? it just came to me today

(btw am only 8+1 so a long way to go and obvs no idea what i am having yet grin )

quoteunquote Fri 13-Sep-13 16:38:51

I know a twenty two year old and a five year old called Hendrix, both are really nice, great name.

I also know a couple of boys called Dury.

TiredyCustards Fri 13-Sep-13 16:42:36

I wouldn't do it, but it's quite cool.

DH was dead set on Zappa for about a week.

NatashaBee Fri 13-Sep-13 17:00:30

I really like it, but if your kid grows up liking teen pop he may hate you grin

Meglet Fri 13-Sep-13 17:03:28

A big yes as a middle name.

Not sure if it's just a bit too much for a first name though.

EsTutMirLeid Fri 13-Sep-13 17:05:15

No it's awful, sorry but if you must have it make it a middle name.

KingRollo Fri 13-Sep-13 17:05:24

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Kaluki Fri 13-Sep-13 17:09:39

Ugh no!
Like the poster above said its trying too hard to be cool! It's like patsy and Liam calling their son Lennon - really naff!!

Zoe789 Fri 13-Sep-13 17:12:18

I prefer it to Henry as I'm so bored with those boring names, but even so I'd be embarrassed calling out Hendrix in Tesco. I'm too conservative in my appearance (not views!) but you have to be a bit quirky to get away with Hendrix. JMO

mignonette Fri 13-Sep-13 17:13:02

Please, no.

kelda Fri 13-Sep-13 17:13:06

I know three Hendricks.

dirtyface Fri 13-Sep-13 17:16:49

yeah i was worried it might seem to try hard to be cool

we are fairly unconventional though grin

Sorry, but I think it is terrible. It's the sort of name that 'celebs' who are trying to sound all 'way out and cool' would choose. Awful imho.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Fri 13-Sep-13 17:35:13

Oh give over.

dirtyface Fri 13-Sep-13 17:37:02

nice jamie

no need to be spiteful :/

JamieandtheMagicTorch Fri 13-Sep-13 17:42:00

I was going for a jokey 1970's tone. Failed, obviously. Sorry

was it worse that - Ugh No! or Please No. Or it's awful?

dirtyface Fri 13-Sep-13 17:47:05

aww s'ok

very bit over sensitive atm blush

yeah somehow it was worse than either of those grin

Zoe789 Fri 13-Sep-13 17:48:46

Dirtyface, the child isn't named yet!

Talk me through 'unconventional' though. Are you a potter? Do you live in a yert? Do you home school!?

Zoe789 Fri 13-Sep-13 17:50:36

x post! i'm joking here btw. I fear I'm conventional shock

dirtyface Fri 13-Sep-13 17:52:04

erm no none of those zoe

i dont know how to say this without sounding pretentious

but we are quite rocky types and dh is a musician

MortifiedAdams Fri 13-Sep-13 17:53:38

Id think youd seriously missed the gin while pg

dirtyface Fri 13-Sep-13 17:54:31

posted too soon, meant to add>>

so i feel it would suit our family iyswim

our other dcs have quite uncommon names as well, and dd is named after a song

MrsWelly Fri 13-Sep-13 17:59:42

It's one of those names I secretly really love! But my opinion is not to be trusted because my son is called Lennon...

forcookssake Fri 13-Sep-13 18:00:29

I think it's cool, but I think it suffers a bit by ending in 'x' - it reminds me of Jackson>>Jaxon and other 'modern' names <ponders>
Also, future child would be forever saying "yeah, Hendrix, like Jimmy... yeah my parents thought he was cool..."
However, in a similiar vein, I've been thinking about Cohen blush

Zoe789 Fri 13-Sep-13 18:02:54

ah well then :-| go ahead!

Will we read it soon? Gwen Stefani's next baby is called Hendrix!

Hendrix goes with Kingston but not with Zuma.

PeanutPatty Fri 13-Sep-13 18:04:49

Not for a child. Maybe a dog.

dirtyface Fri 13-Sep-13 18:10:49

i like the name lennon mrswelly

i didnt know gwen stefani has a hendrix

that kind of makes me like it more as she is cool

Wildwaterfalls Fri 13-Sep-13 18:21:13

Have you got Scandinavian or Dutch/German heritage?

If so you could go for Henrik or Hendrik.

Zoe789 Fri 13-Sep-13 18:25:53

oh no, she doesn't! sorry, I was joking, you said you you were musicians. Gwen Stefani is pregnant I think.

Ignore me. I'll get my coat wink

dizzy77 Fri 13-Sep-13 18:26:15

My DS1 is James which is partly after Jimi (and various other rock-types). That is probably way too conventional. I'd probably make friends with you at baby group on this basis (lots of his tracks popped up on my hospital playlist whilst I was labouring with DS2 so its a good coversation starter) although my alternative roots are very deeply buried these days.

MrsDeVere Fri 13-Sep-13 18:32:17

One of my DC's has Hendrix as a middle fifth name.
I have a Lennon, Coltrane and a Marley too.

And off course Billie (for Billie Holiday)

I am, of course, the epitome of cool grin

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Fri 13-Sep-13 18:34:34

My friend wants this name for her next child. I think it's great.

quoteunquote Fri 13-Sep-13 18:36:21

Both the people I know who are called Hendrix, have brothers called Otis, I think it's a lovely name, better than having to be called by your surname because the half the class has the same name as you.

squoosh Fri 13-Sep-13 19:24:30

The parent of a Hendrix would be big into air guitar.

Lennon isn't bad, I quite like Otis but Hendrix is too linked with just one person. Maybe it's a bit too fan girl/boy for me.

dirtyface Fri 13-Sep-13 19:28:47

oh i looooooove all those names mrsdevere

marley is lovely, would be one of my choices, but my friend already has a :/

and lol at being big in to air guitar grin we definitely are! well dh's is real grin

toobreathless Fri 13-Sep-13 19:36:38

I think it's quite a big name to pull off? What if he's a shy little thing? But nothing against the name as such.

squoosh Fri 13-Sep-13 19:37:17

What other musicians/bands do you like?

toobreathless Fri 13-Sep-13 19:38:44

Zed, Rex, Xander, Xavier, Leon, Zachary, Alec

squoosh Fri 13-Sep-13 19:41:03


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MrsDeVere Fri 13-Sep-13 19:45:31

My next baby is going to be called Clash

not having anymore

Rhubarbgarden Fri 13-Sep-13 19:56:58

It's a bit naff. A bit 'ooh we're rockers what's the first cool rocker name that springs to mind'. Even though it's uncommon, It seems a bit too obvious. I think if I wanted to celebrate a rocky background I'd be looking for something a bit more original, like some of the other names suggested on this thread.

mignonette Fri 13-Sep-13 20:01:34

MrsDeVere grin. How about Sandinista for a girl Clash fan?

MrsDeVere Fri 13-Sep-13 20:05:15

Ooooh I may have to get cats. So many names to use up (thats why DC5 ended up with five grin)

mignonette Fri 13-Sep-13 20:06:58

I fancy 'Free Bird'. I could like that as a name.

dirtyface Fri 13-Sep-13 20:10:42


other bands dh / i / we like: oh loads. of the top of my head, led zeppelin, iron maiden, metallica, guns n roses, queens of the stone age, pearl jam, sabbath, free, cream, halestorm, slash, velvet revolver, the cult

i have considered Axl blush

squoosh Fri 13-Sep-13 20:19:11


My cousin actually has an Axel, it really suits him, it was a proper name before Axl Rose came along. I agree that Hendrix is a bit too 'we really like rock music so we gave our kids the most recognisably 'rock' name we could think of'.

NatashaBee Fri 13-Sep-13 20:21:03

Axl? Hetfield? Ozzy?

Rooners Fri 13-Sep-13 20:25:18

Only if your surname is Jimi. Then it would be almost poetic.

ALadyHippo Fri 13-Sep-13 20:30:50

I like it. Going on the list for next DC.

GrandstandingBlueTit Sat 14-Sep-13 02:34:03

I would assume the parents were really, really young - the sort of young where being and out and proud super-fan is seen as a cool thing. They would probably have unframed posters of Jimi blu-tacked on their walls.

MummyBeerest Sat 14-Sep-13 03:22:02

I like it. As a middle.

SelectAUserName Sat 14-Sep-13 05:38:18

I think squoosh summed up the problem I have with it: it's still too linked with one person so immediately says "aging rocker parents who really loved 'Purple Haze'".

DropYourSword Sat 14-Sep-13 08:10:18


hawkmcqueen Sat 14-Sep-13 08:27:58

I love it, I was a super fan, the closest nod I got was calling my son James :-) although this ties in with what bluetit said, posters on walls. If I'd had my son as a teenager he'd been called Hendrix.

It sounds cool in its own right though and kids won't know the reference so I say yes!

MrsDeVere Sat 14-Sep-13 10:00:18

I chose it because I liked it.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 14-Sep-13 12:11:09

I like it. It's not my style (because I'm a bit boring with boys names) nor would it sound "right" to people who knew me iyswim?

Definitely a cool name though.

TwoStepsBeyond Sat 14-Sep-13 12:25:04

I always just think of that image of him with smoke streaming up his face, so to me it says 'stoner'.

Is that what you're looking for in your child's name?

lljkk Sat 14-Sep-13 12:33:21

Thumbs up from me.

Onesleeptillwembley Sat 14-Sep-13 12:51:47

Truly awful. Why not 'Huey Lewis' like Borats fictional son?

BOF Sat 14-Sep-13 12:57:27

Iggy is my boy's name! But I'm not pregnant, nor will I ever be, so you can have it grin.

I would actually have the full name Ignatius though, as it was my Grandad's middle name (Catholic family).

Onesleeptillwembley Sat 14-Sep-13 13:00:51

I know an Iggy, if he was born either a bit earlier or later (not sure which) he would have been Aloysius (Al u ish us).

MrsDeVere Sat 14-Sep-13 15:37:38

Billie Holiday was a heroin addict.
My daughter never turned to smack despite being named for her.

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