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Fergus - is it really middle class??!!

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Janus Wed 27-Oct-10 20:25:45

Really this is because after 3 children together we just got married at the weekend and we are expecting he 4th in April. My maiden name was Ferguson so it's a small way of nearly keeping it alive!!
Slightly worried though that everyone will view child as very middle class with ruddy cheeks and orange hair!! What do you think?
I like Finn too but think that is now quite popular.
We have 3 girls so far so quite likely to be another girl but this thread is just incase!!

Rhubarbgarden Wed 27-Oct-10 20:55:51

I like Fergus. Although I did used to work with one and everyone referred to him as Fungus. Behind his back.

GeorgeOsborne Wed 27-Oct-10 20:58:48

What about Ferguson as a middle name?

Fergus, middle class, meh, not partic

ZZZenAgain Wed 27-Oct-10 21:00:13

wouldn't say Fergus was particularly middle class. These things change all the time anyway

brittan76 Wed 27-Oct-10 21:14:33

Not particularly MC. I do think Fungus too!

I like Finn and how about Angus?

StewieGriffinsMom Wed 27-Oct-10 21:18:42

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MavisGrind Wed 27-Oct-10 21:26:50

I have a Fergus so, naturally think it is wonderful. He loves it too! Not partic MC IMO, <sticks out tongue to fungus peddlars>

GeorgeOsborne Wed 27-Oct-10 21:32:07

oh and congrats on wedding and dc4!

pranma Wed 27-Oct-10 22:02:12

No Finn in top 100 for 2009 so not common [I love it]
I love Fergus too and Gus is a brilliant nn

valiumskeleton Wed 27-Oct-10 22:44:33

I like it. I like Fergus and Gus, and maybe even Fergie. Not sure about the middle class question. I really like boys' Scottish names.

freerangeeggs Thu 28-Oct-10 01:07:58

I really like Fergus. I teach two now that I live in England (a middle class area, too) but never met one in the 25 years I lived in Scotland!

Gus is a great nickname.

Mitchymum Thu 28-Oct-10 21:37:07

I love Fergus.

I had wanted to call DS Finn, but my hubby spoiled the name for me by saying he would be bullied if he was fat.

Meglet Thu 28-Oct-10 21:37:59

I like Fergus.

NigellaTufnel Thu 28-Oct-10 21:41:49

What#s wrong with ruddy cheeks and red hair? smile

activate Thu 28-Oct-10 21:42:30

it's not mc it's irish

pippibluestocking Thu 28-Oct-10 21:45:04

What's wrong with MC!

moondog Thu 28-Oct-10 21:45:48

No, it's just hideous whatever your 'class'.
Sounds like 'fungus'.

NigellaTufnel Fri 29-Oct-10 15:24:01

It is cool, easy to spell, a bit unusual but not unheard of, and I used to fancy the pants of someone called Fergus. He was adorable

mathanxiety Sat 30-Oct-10 05:27:56

I think of it as Irish, so a lot of ruddy cheeks and even some red hair, based on the Ferguses I knew.

Ferguson not bad either as a first name.

5DollarShake Sat 30-Oct-10 07:25:54

Not particularly MC to me.

seeker Sat 30-Oct-10 07:55:54

What's wrong with middle class?

AlpinePony Sat 30-Oct-10 08:08:05

If you're worried about sounding "too mc" hmm, stick with the names listed in the "chav names thread".

Ghoulysses Sat 30-Oct-10 08:31:15

I suppose you could ask yourself if it would go with your 3 other names - it is very celtic so if you've went for Italian sounding girls names (or chavvy if that's your bag) then it's not a great match.

I personally think it's great, two of my friends have called their boy this and my driving instruction was also called Fergus. He definitely wasn't middle class.

seeker Sat 30-Oct-10 10:15:58

You could always spell it Phergas. Or P'fergus. Or Ferdy-Gus. Or Phergaux. Or Fergis.....

Tillyscoutsmum Sat 30-Oct-10 10:25:19

Definitely not middle class imo. DS is a Fergus (and my mother did point out the "Fungus" thing after we'd named him hmm I just told her that her name rhymed with poo and it had never really been an issue for her hmm)

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