Calling all those in the SW / SE of England, How many Henry's do you know

(59 Posts)
daughterofafarmer Fri 04-Oct-13 15:09:30

And what age roughly are they?

Just thinking that possibly it might be quite good with DD (Honor) Two 'H' aside what do you think?

shoobidoo Fri 04-Oct-13 15:17:07

We know a few, aged between 3 and 11. Lots of Harrys here too, some of which may be 'Henrys' officially.

Love Honor - beautiful underused name! Henry is ok but a little more trendy.

daughterofafarmer Fri 04-Oct-13 15:33:56

Thanks smile

Henry would just be Henry. Do love Harry, but a great friend has one so a bit to close.

JoJoManon Fri 04-Oct-13 15:40:20

If you're in SW London, there will be about 2 Henrys per class of 4 year olds, and if you're talking private schools, then you're looking at 4.

IsleOfRight Fri 04-Oct-13 15:41:40

I am in London and know none. My kids not in school yet though.

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Fri 04-Oct-13 15:45:37

I don't know any little ones (probably because I don't have friends with small boys -our children are older). But DS1 (16) and DS2 (11) both have at least a couple of Henrys in their year groups.

daughterofafarmer Fri 04-Oct-13 15:51:16

No we aren't in London.

DH has said he prefers Hamish....!

minipie Fri 04-Oct-13 15:54:43

I am in London and have met about a squillion baby Henrys recently. Sorry...!

LauraChant Fri 04-Oct-13 15:56:15

I know a Henry aged six. And a preschool Hamish.

LauraChant Fri 04-Oct-13 15:56:56

Sorry, am in SE

TheOnlyOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 04-Oct-13 15:57:35

DS1 is one of two in his Y1 class of 27
There are at least two or three others in the school
To that end he is usually known as Henry Surname
(SE not London)

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Fri 04-Oct-13 15:59:41

I only know grown-up Hamishes (2 that I can think of). Isn't it a Scottish version of James?

TobyLerone Fri 04-Oct-13 16:00:36

I'm in SE. DS (14) has 2 Henrys in his rugby team.

I don't know many small children, though, and none of the ones I do know are called Henry.

apatchylass Fri 04-Oct-13 16:02:53

2 in DS's year (yr 6)

Proabably a fair smattering throughout the playground. It's like Edward, Sam, Alex - lots of them about but still a great name.

TheArticFunky Fri 04-Oct-13 16:22:43

I 'm in the South East and have to say that it is the most popular name for the under 5s in this area . My eldest son is 9 and we have come across a couple his age, however my youngest is at nursery school and there are 3 in his class and loads at the various groups we go to.

Thomas also seems to be growing in popularity. Lots the same age as my eldest but they are always shortened to Tom. The young ones I know are never shortened and I 'm coming across lots of newborn little boys called Thomas.

ladymia Fri 04-Oct-13 18:04:15

3 all under 5

PinkGlove Fri 04-Oct-13 18:22:36

I'm SW and know of 4.

PinkGlove Fri 04-Oct-13 18:23:01

All under 2

daughterofafarmer Fri 04-Oct-13 18:29:49

ohone yes you're correct.

I think Honor and Henry flows better than Honor and Hamish IYSWIM. Does that make sense or am I over thinking it hmm?

I do like Hamish. Just nothing grabbing us at all.

TobyLerone Fri 04-Oct-13 19:33:32

I think I'd find it hard not to say 'enry. I think it would be difficult because Honor doesn't use the 'H' sound. So " 'onor and 'enry" would accidentally come out.

Spookey80 Fri 04-Oct-13 19:35:50

Quite a few and just recently.

I know one who is age 10.

Where was Henry in the Top 100 last year? That's normally a good indication of how popular it can get.

daughterofafarmer Fri 04-Oct-13 19:57:03

Well I speak well proper posh like, init gringrin

I see your point Toby will give it some more thought.

TobyLerone Fri 04-Oct-13 19:59:58

I'm quite posh, too, believe it or not grin

But my brain/mouth interaction struggles with this.

TeamSouthfields Fri 04-Oct-13 20:01:10

1 and his 8

Chottie Sat 05-Oct-13 04:24:57

I live is SE London and I don't know any Henrys. Most of the boys have less traditional English names or else mid east european names as I live in a very diverse inner city area.

p.s. no Honors either smile

Only one of about 5 days old.

GreatJoanUmber Sat 05-Oct-13 11:41:57

Home Counties here and I know 4 under five.
Also agree with Toby on the 'onor and 'enry thing; it's hard to wrap your tongue around that!

daughterofafarmer Sat 05-Oct-13 12:15:33

Only messing about toby I'm quite posh too grin how is your pregnancy going? Remember me from the Jan thread Farmer ?

It's a bit of a tongue twister I give you all that. Great name Henry, maybe need to try and find something less popular and 'H' base.

Champagnebubble Sat 05-Oct-13 14:56:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

sheeplikessleep Sat 05-Oct-13 15:00:24

Aged 8 and our ds2 who is 6 weeks old today.
Lovely name (biased obviously) wink

TobyLerone Sat 05-Oct-13 16:24:40

Ooooh, yes! I remember. All good, thanks. How are you?

daughterofafarmer Sat 05-Oct-13 17:11:59

Good thanks toby hurrah for the final slog! Hope you're keeping well? Really should try and get back into the Jan thread but it just moves too fast for little old me blushgrin

What about Honor and Toby? wink

TobyLerone Sat 05-Oct-13 18:41:57

Toby is a great name :D

daughterofafarmer Sat 05-Oct-13 21:51:30


Its a nice name. Essex - i know about three under fives...


I only know adult Toby's .

Smugfearnleyshittingstool Sun 06-Oct-13 19:50:09

We are in sw, ( glos) and there is only one in my ds school, none in my dd private school. I love the name! Harry is very popular though so some of the harrys may be Henry on paper and pushing the stats up.

It's a great mans name I think, cure for a little one but a proper name for later on.

TheMumsRush Sun 06-Oct-13 19:54:42

One. My ds. 9 months smile

Department Sun 06-Oct-13 20:06:39

I'm in SE, I know few Henrys and I know a hand-full of little boys called Enree to their friends and sometimes teachers shock

Department Sun 06-Oct-13 20:08:05

Weird how as they get older they start to become "H" pronounced haitch.

People round 'ere can only say H when it's not supposed to be there!

Ihatepeas Sun 06-Oct-13 21:48:30

I know one.. he is 2 and mostly called Harry.

havatry Mon 07-Oct-13 19:05:08

I only know one and he's 38.

MyNameIsSuz Mon 07-Oct-13 19:13:07

I'm in Oxfordshire, so right in between SE and SW, and I know tons of Henrys about my age (so late 20s to early 30s) but no small Henrys. I have a 1 year old and know loads of babies, no Henrys. I disagree with the poster who said it would be tricky with Honor because you don't pronounce the H, I think that's why it would be ok - they don't sound as though they start with the same letter. I'm with your DH though, I love Hamish! And know no small Hamishes, one grown up one.

daughterofafarmer Tue 08-Oct-13 18:36:08

Thanks everyone.

Would be Henry not Harry. I've been saying I for a week now and haven't dropped the 'H' however he's not here yet to bit hard to tell.

Family member has just called new puppy...Hamish! Typical

CruCru Tue 08-Oct-13 18:38:54

I only know one - my DS (just turned 2).

FloraPost Tue 08-Oct-13 22:46:03

I know 4 Henrys born in the last year - very popular.

MummyPig24 Wed 09-Oct-13 12:28:56

I know 1. He is nearly 6.

Fenton Wed 09-Oct-13 12:32:01

South East Coast here, one Henry in DS2's Y2 class, - that's it.

I like Honour too, how lovely.

Clargo55 Sun 13-Oct-13 19:10:54

SW here. Know two Henry's 2 months and 6 months old.

ginzillas Sun 13-Oct-13 21:20:31

Two littlies and a grown up one. We are in the South East.

daughterofafarmer Tue 15-Oct-13 19:06:12

Thank you fenton

racmun Tue 15-Oct-13 19:09:46

I'm in the SE and know 5 under 3- it is really popular round here

MrsJohnDeere Tue 15-Oct-13 19:18:37


3 Henrys - aged 10, 7 and 8

(Zillions of Harrys ......)

Only know 1 Toby (aged 10)

Mim78 Tue 15-Oct-13 21:08:17

Only 1 I think - and only know of that 1.

Draculasbride Tue 15-Oct-13 22:25:30

I'm in the sw and only know one who is 2 and lovely. Hugo?

SadFace502 Tue 15-Oct-13 22:36:44

SE and know of one at DD nursery -none in DS school... I think it's a lovely strong name.

TheNunsOfGavarone Tue 15-Oct-13 23:02:51

Only two. My 56 year old brother and an 11 year old cat smile

daughterofafarmer Wed 16-Oct-13 12:33:27

Hugo has already been used twice within our group of friends so that's out.

Think we are leaning towards Hamish grin

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