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

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

mummymeister Fri 16-Nov-12 07:33:55

Whilst he might be Bertie for short there are lots of occasions when he will be using his full name so if you really like Bertie more (which you must do if this is what you are going to call him) then why not Albert or Bertrand. All will be well until his first friend calls him Cuffy smile Why not wait to see what he looks like when he is born. we had a list of 10 boys names for our ds and when we saw him chose something completely different.

SugaricePlumFairy Fri 16-Nov-12 07:40:58

I love Bertie but Cuthbert is a name made for bullying in later years I'm sorry to say.

meddie Fri 16-Nov-12 07:56:37

If you like Bertie why not just call him Bertie, Cuthbert is just asking for a hard time from other children.

Sokmonsta Fri 16-Nov-12 08:16:12

I'd say no as a first name. But that's because my husband and I have a penchant for unusual traditional names and I had to draw the line at aloysius as a first name. So ds1 had it as a second name. We also have Excalibur as a middle name for ds2. Dd2's middle name is temperance as I wasn't brave enough to have it as a first name. I really wanted St. John as a middle name for either Ds so that's still on the list for maybe another time. I'd suggest finding a name you like as a first name, and go crazy for the middle ones. That way you still have your choice, but your son doesn't feel when he gets older that perhaps his parents didn't like him! I'd also suggest perhaps cuthbert as his legal name and using a middle name as his given name (seems to be the done thing on my day's side of the family). But that might just get confusing.

SomersetONeil Fri 16-Nov-12 08:19:17

Is this actually the best you can do, name-wise?

AlistairSim Fri 16-Nov-12 08:34:37

I really like it.

Bertie is cute-ish, but Cuthbert is not due a revival IMHO

LessMissAbs Fri 16-Nov-12 08:39:31

I love it - its sort of Anglo-Saxon. Its memorable, but not in a trashy way.

valiumredhead Fri 16-Nov-12 08:41:38

I like it, unusual but not so unusual no one has ever heard of it.

Scheherezade Fri 16-Nov-12 08:44:40

But Excalibur isn't a name? Wasn't it a mythological sword? Might aswell call your child focus, or golf, or prius.

NotGoodNotBad Fri 16-Nov-12 08:47:10

Ha ha ha ha ha ha grin.

IneedAsockamnesty Fri 16-Nov-12 08:47:50

I have one but he goes by Bertie. There is also one other boy at his school with the same name

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