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PearlyWhites Thu 15-Nov-12 22:37:37

Cuthbert? I am yet to find anyone else that likes the name

picnicbasketcase Thu 15-Nov-12 22:37:56

Oh dearie me.

OTheHugeManatee Thu 15-Nov-12 22:40:49

It's definitely one of those old man names that seems to have missed the revival.

Personally I wouldn't do it, even though it was my grandfather's name. Too lispy, and hard to think of a nice shortening that isn't just Bert or Bertie anyway.

scrumpkin Thu 15-Nov-12 22:41:43

Awful -sorry

Peevish Thu 15-Nov-12 22:41:49

I kind of like it. But then I am in north London and the other day I met a four-day-old baby called Ace.

LivingThings Thu 15-Nov-12 22:42:21

just no really.

maddening Thu 15-Nov-12 22:42:52

I had a hamster called Cuthbert - he was ginger and escaped.

ecuse Thu 15-Nov-12 22:43:10

Eeesh. Sorry.

ChazsBrilliantAttitude Thu 15-Nov-12 22:43:19

Cuthbert makes me think of this

quirrelquarrel Thu 15-Nov-12 22:43:25

Like in Beverly Cleary?

Hate it hate it. Love her books though (apart from her sexist teen crap!).

blackeyedsusan Thu 15-Nov-12 22:43:29

funny, I quite like it for it's unusualness factor... not sure I could live with it though,long term like...

Elderflowergranita Thu 15-Nov-12 22:45:10

I know a seven year old Cuthbert. He's known as Bertie though.

IneedAgoldenNickname Thu 15-Nov-12 22:45:16

My Mum is always trying to convince me that I'd I ever have another ds I should call him Engelbert hmm

doyouwantfrieswiththat Thu 15-Nov-12 22:45:23

TempusFuckit Thu 15-Nov-12 22:49:36

How about Dibble or Grub?

WorraLiberty Thu 15-Nov-12 22:51:05

I also had a hamster called Cuthbert grin

Cortana Thu 15-Nov-12 22:51:24

I like it, but I may be in the minority. I love a good classic name.

thebody Thu 15-Nov-12 22:52:57

I like Bertie but call him cuthbert if you wish.

Best enrol in self defence classes though!

MrsHoarder Thu 15-Nov-12 22:54:58

Are you v upper class? If not then yabu

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Thu 15-Nov-12 22:55:10

He sounds like he would have long blond curls, wear a sailor suit and be beaten up alot. I would love him though, and would invite him in for a glass of milk and a snickerdoodle.

scarlettsmummy2 Thu 15-Nov-12 23:00:28

Awful. He is set for a life time of being bullied and sniggered about.

apostropheuse Thu 15-Nov-12 23:02:12

Hate the name. Sorry.

frantic51 Thu 15-Nov-12 23:06:10

I don't think YABU to consider it, however I would think YABU if you did it! grin

PearlyWhites Thu 15-Nov-12 23:22:36

Thanks for the feedback it's what I expected glad a couple of people like it, he would be Bertie for short I think it's very cute.

MummyPig24 Fri 16-Nov-12 07:21:37

I don't like Cuthbert, love Bertie though. Partly because a friends ds is Bertie and the moar beautiful child ever born. Positively angelic!

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