Peter?

(33 Posts)
foodaholic Sun 05-Jan-14 23:12:44

I like this for my baby due in March. It has a family connection but I'm concerned that it might be seen as a bit dated. All opinions gratefully received...

hoppinghare Sun 05-Jan-14 23:15:00

I like it. It's lovely and there aren't many little peters about at the moment.

ancientbuchanan Sun 05-Jan-14 23:16:03

I like it lots. Less keen on Pete as a nn.

NoComet Sun 05-Jan-14 23:16:39

I love it and I only know one aged 12ish.

MartyrStewart Sun 05-Jan-14 23:18:25

DS (8) has this as a middle name and I sometimes wish I had used it as his first name - I love it, classic yet not too popular.

Slh122 Sun 05-Jan-14 23:19:34

I think it's lovely. Very classic and as hoppinghare said, not many around at the moment.

AuntieStella Sun 05-Jan-14 23:20:06

I think it's a lovely name, and haven't met one under 40 for ages.

Be aware though, that Horrid Henry (books and TV show) are still current, and his goody goody brother is Perfect Peter.

foodaholic Sun 05-Jan-14 23:23:30

Thanks everyone. More positive than I expected. Didn't know about horrid Henry though as my other DC are still at the peppa pig stage! Might need to look into that!

UriGeller Sun 05-Jan-14 23:29:06

Its sweet, I think of Peter Rabbit.

PiperChapman Sun 05-Jan-14 23:43:40

Sorry but its rather dull and old fashioned IMO

fairisleknitter Sun 05-Jan-14 23:57:18

I know one, a 13 year old.

It's a good name especially if you have a family connection.

What Piper said.

It's just so dreary.

diddlediddledumpling Mon 06-Jan-14 00:04:36

I have one, aged 2. Love it. (Gave him an unusual middle name to make up for such a 'dreary' first name [wink ])

diddlediddledumpling Mon 06-Jan-14 00:05:05

I have one, aged 2. Love it. (Gave him an unusual middle name to make up for such a 'dreary' first name [wink ])

goshhhhhh Mon 06-Jan-14 00:18:11

Love it!

KareKare Mon 06-Jan-14 00:25:09

I went to school with Peters (and Richards, Marks and Stephens) in the 80s.

It seems really dated to me.

YoungBritishPissArtist Mon 06-Jan-14 00:30:30

I like it. Doesn't sound dated.

DramaAlpaca Mon 06-Jan-14 00:37:39

I like it. It must be due a revival.

southerngirl25599 Mon 06-Jan-14 01:14:15

I don't like it, sounds a bit dated and bland

RoadToTuapeka Mon 06-Jan-14 01:23:30

I have one, he is almost one! I liked it when I named him and I love it now. There is a family link but mainly I just liked it. Quite a few people have commented positively. Not dull at all imo! I only know a few other Peters and they are all 38 or older.

SS3J Mon 06-Jan-14 08:32:11

My daughter (2) has a friend called Peter. He is a lovely boy. It's not really to my taste but I think it's a nice choice. Not too old-man sounding, but not used much at the moment. You will get A TON of Peter Rabbit merchandise given to you though!

MsJupiterJones Mon 06-Jan-14 08:37:52

The one I know (30s) has a more unusual middle name which he uses instead of his first.

Rooners Mon 06-Jan-14 08:44:38

I like it, but I have one myself smile

We have had very little in the way of Peter Rabbit presents, surprisingly!

Lots of people have liked his name and he was the only one throughout primary school which was quite useful (not so useful if he had been notorious)

snowed Mon 06-Jan-14 12:16:05

Lovely classic name.

TKKW Mon 06-Jan-14 12:37:11

Another Yes! Lovely and timeless

OBehaveMaeve Mon 06-Jan-14 13:00:28

I love it. I only know one and he's about ten I think.

This is the kind of name I like though. My list was all the other names like this, classic and not trendy, maybe dated to some, but I think there is a difference between Peter and say Brian and Derek. I like Robert, Richard, Dominic, Nicholas, Patrick and David too.

foodaholic Mon 06-Jan-14 22:15:06

I agree. I see it as a classic name and have veered away from super trendy or popular names with my other DC. Those are the kinds of names I like too ohbehave. I actually don't know if its a boy so need to think of girl options too. Really can't decide on that either so might start another thread soon smile

CeliaLytton Mon 06-Jan-14 22:16:53

I love Peter! Hate the nn Pete though but judging by how some teenage boys address each other, 'Pete' could be one of the better names!

everlong Tue 07-Jan-14 06:39:31

Lovely.

buttercrumble Tue 07-Jan-14 06:46:02

Very dull

Flossiechops Tue 07-Jan-14 06:54:52

Dull from dullsville imho

Splendid name. High King of Narnia! I would give him a more unusual middle name though, and try to think of a nn that isn't Pete.

fairisleknitter Tue 07-Jan-14 08:58:30

foodaholic: In the same vein, Jean is my current favourite for a girl, nn Jeannie.

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