How many Sebastians do you know?

(47 Posts)
nasara Fri 04-Apr-14 14:21:06

Sebastian is one of my favourite boys names but I'm a bit concerned that it's become quite trendy/popular recently and will be one of those names with two/three plus at school.

How many baby/toddler Sebastians do you know?

WowOoo Fri 04-Apr-14 14:22:51

I know three: 3, 8 and 44. The 8 year old is the only one in the school and this area that I know of.

Lovely name.

SavoyCabbage Fri 04-Apr-14 14:23:38

I know two. They are both four.

PeachyTheSanctiMoanyArse Fri 04-Apr-14 14:23:57

My son

Plus 1 other a year ahead, and the family Paediatrician's son.

Though mine is the only one to insist on being called Bas, the others are Seb.

I think it's perfect (and I have 3 others to compare with common and rare names)- well enough that people know it but unlikely to be replicated in his class.

moggle Fri 04-Apr-14 14:24:30

Two. I think there will be more as well in my wider group of friends (middle class, mostly south London / Surrey). I do think it's hugely on the up.

moggle Fri 04-Apr-14 14:25:51

The Sebastians I know are aged 1 and 2.

onetiredmummy Fri 04-Apr-14 14:27:54

One who is 35. Was always nicknamed masturbation at school.

PeachyTheSanctiMoanyArse Fri 04-Apr-14 14:42:06

OTM even my teens have failed to come up with that one for their brother! (DS4 is 6 by the way)

Youdontneedacriminallawyer Fri 04-Apr-14 14:43:08

Two. Lord Coe, and the 15 year old brother of DDs friend.

Christelle2207 Fri 04-Apr-14 14:44:02

One and he's 6. Known as Sebby, very cute.

StrawberryGashes Fri 04-Apr-14 14:56:35

Aside from a baby in an online baby group I joined, and this baby is in another country, my cat is the only other Sebastian I know. I love the name.

In person? None.

Magix Fri 04-Apr-14 14:57:44

None . But I live in the west of Scotland and that seams to be like a different world to the rest of MN grin

StrawberryGashes Fri 04-Apr-14 14:58:32

OTM that's such a shame, poor guy! I nickname my cat Se-bastard because he rips my carpet to shreds.

ben5 Fri 04-Apr-14 14:59:01

I know a 2 year old and a 12 year old

OneMoreThenNoMore Fri 04-Apr-14 14:59:06

I know one human Sebastian, he's 2. I also know a feline one; he must be about 6 grin

Lovely name.

I know 1 and that's 1 too many imo. Always seems like a weak and feeble name to me. Sorry.

mrsdoubtfiresspecs Fri 04-Apr-14 15:03:13

1 He's 7 & called Seb for short.

NorbertDentressangle Fri 04-Apr-14 15:04:26

3 (aged 2 years, 12 years and 14 years)

littlepeas Fri 04-Apr-14 17:01:52

Popularity matters much less with very classic names. A work colleague of hubby's has a little Sebastian and there are two at my son's nursery. We're considering it if dc4 is a boy.

grizzabellia Fri 04-Apr-14 17:14:19

Locally, one aged 8 and one about 10 months. Also a friend of a friend has one age 3. I would say it is increasing but maybe not likely to be massively popular.

chocolateshoes Fri 04-Apr-14 17:21:07

One at DS's school aged 8

Surf25 Fri 04-Apr-14 17:37:32

One aged 2 and one in mid-30s
I love it

Tranquilitybaby Fri 04-Apr-14 17:41:04

Only one.

Gowaygoway Fri 04-Apr-14 17:43:54

2- one Sebby (3) and one Basty (about 10)

MiaowTheCat Fri 04-Apr-14 18:55:55

One who'd be about 15 now. Was a name I had on the short list if one of the DDs had been a boy.

Before we moved to the States, there were four in my 7-year old son's year at his old school (a small pre-prep), out of only 50 pupils. There were several other boys named Sebastian in other years.

There were also quite a few in the senior school that my 14-year old son was attending before the move.

Personally though, I know three; my nephew (3), my friend's son (5) and my BIL (29).

It's worth remembering though, that names can "trend" by area, and where we lived and where my sons went to school, Sebastian was very much "in fashion". In other areas, that won' be the case, so try to find out how popular the name is in your area, if it concerns you.

TheHamster Fri 04-Apr-14 21:49:58

Zero. I know a Tian though.

SE London and I know one - a 1 yr old

Meglet Fri 04-Apr-14 22:08:01

Three. I like it.

One, aged 8.

One, he's cute but his parents are bellends and have put me off the name

Petal7 Fri 04-Apr-14 22:11:15

I know 2 who are under 5

Wendydog Fri 04-Apr-14 22:13:08

I know 3, although one is 35. The other two are 2 and 5 months.

CleverOl10 Fri 04-Apr-14 22:13:58

2 - one aged 12 and one aged 2. I teach at an all boys school and still can only think of the one 12 year old and no others. May be more at a primary though.

sunny2014 Fri 04-Apr-14 22:14:20

only one two if you count my dog :-)

Only1scoop Fri 04-Apr-14 22:16:29

Dp brother who is 53

2 at nursery.

Anjou Sat 05-Apr-14 00:04:51

Lovely name! I'm in east Scotland and know one in his 40's (South Coast of England), 4 in their 30's (France & Poland), one who is 3 (Scotland). It may be popular at the moment in some areas but not here! it's a classic. smile

BikeRunSki Sat 05-Apr-14 00:06:48

5, 43

I know lots of 2ish year olds, no Sebastians amongst them.

Jellybean1234 Sun 06-Apr-14 20:53:48

Of the 5 boy baby's born in our NCT group last year 3 of them (!) were called Sebastian!

Gullygirl Mon 07-Apr-14 10:56:41

It's very popular here,I know 4 at my son's small school.
My nephew, age 6 is also a Sebastian.

mandbaby Mon 07-Apr-14 14:54:39

We considered it for our DS2 and are now considering it as a middle name for DC3 if it's a boy.

I know one other - he's about 7 or 8. My sister teaches another who's about 15.

It's not overly popular, I don't think. At a guess I'd say it probably featured somewhere in the top 50 most popular names, but if you like it, go for it!

MannishBoy Mon 07-Apr-14 14:55:15

DW's ex called his penis Sebastian...

BobaFetaCheese Tue 08-Apr-14 04:54:05

5; 4 under 3. And one old man.

Gorgeous name (great nn in seb, sebby, bastian, urm seabass)!

ChippyMinton Tue 08-Apr-14 06:08:57

I know two - one is 11 and one is 12.

HoneyandRum Tue 08-Apr-14 07:37:44

I know one who is 10 but also hear the name out and about quite a lot, but I'm in Germany!

Orangeisthenewbanana Tue 08-Apr-14 09:06:15

I know one with Sebastian as a middle name but haven't come across any others.

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