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Felix - How popular is it?

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PenguinNZ Sun 28-Nov-10 01:04:14

This seems to be the only name that DH and I agree on at the moment, but I am worried it is becoming too popular/trendy. We are currently living overseas but are likely to come back to the UK in a few years.

Please let me know how many Felix's you know. Will he be one of many at school? (Likely to move back to London or Bristol if that helps).


ShoppingDays Sun 28-Nov-10 09:04:26

I don't know any Felixes.

onimolap Sun 28-Nov-10 09:11:32

We're in London. It's one of the very common names in DS's year at school (yr 5, 9-10 yr olds), but there are none in DD's (yr 2, 6-7 yr olds). I haven't met any baby Felixes for ages.

autodidact Sun 28-Nov-10 09:14:29

I know 1 Felix, aged 11. And went to school with one who would now be 37, in case that helps!

According to Office for National Statistics Felix was the 122nd most popular name for boys in 2009, with 485 baby boys given it as their first name.

Ineedsomesleep Sun 28-Nov-10 10:04:45

Know 2, one is an adult and the other is 4. There are none at DS smallish school.

MelinaM Sun 28-Nov-10 12:05:10

I know of 6 little Felix's, all under the age of 5! ..I'm just outside Bath! I do like it as a name, but I feel it's just going to become even more common popular!

PortlyBlackSantaUpTheChimney Sun 28-Nov-10 12:08:56 lolly i'll kill him.

Bue Sun 28-Nov-10 12:32:41

I only know one little Felix, and he lives in the US. It is a great name.

Alouiseg Sun 28-Nov-10 12:35:08

I know a 6 year old and a 10 year old Felix.

fel1x Sun 28-Nov-10 12:35:19

I dont knopw any

muminthemiddle Sun 28-Nov-10 16:46:07

I don't know any.

marthamydear Sun 28-Nov-10 20:02:28

I have found that Felix is very popular in London, I know four under 5 years.

telsa Sun 28-Nov-10 20:33:50

I know one who is 6 in London.

lilly13 Sun 28-Nov-10 21:00:18

I know 1 Felix who is an adult. It is a popular German name and is not very common in the UK imho.

lottiejenkins Sun 28-Nov-10 21:09:14

We have one Felix aged five in our village!!

Edmundo Sun 28-Nov-10 22:06:00

I'm in Herts and it's pretty popular here. I know of 4 under 5s.

Jojay Sun 28-Nov-10 22:08:43

I know one who is about 10 and one toddler.

Great name, and if you love it you should go for it anyway. It's so hard to predict which names are going to be popular ( who knew anyone called Ruby 10 years ago?? Not me!)

PenguinNZ Mon 29-Nov-10 00:48:45

Thank you for all your responses. Really useful, esp Bath and London.

I think I secretly knew it was becoming more popular but was trying to ignore it IYKWIM. However this is very useful for getting DH to consider other choices.... [sneaky penguin]

Any slightly more unusual suggestions in the same vein, we also love Jasper but have ruled it out due to popularity if that helps gives you an idea of our taste. DS1 = Ryder. No M names and nothing that rhymes with Day (or has a nickname that rhymes with Day).

telsa Mon 29-Nov-10 08:37:47

Some in a similar vein (IMO)-

ShoppingDays Mon 29-Nov-10 08:58:42


effymeffy Mon 29-Nov-10 19:45:35

I know several here in the cotswolds, all under 7

posey Mon 29-Nov-10 19:48:16

I know 2 13year old Felixes and one 12 year old,
that's it. None in ds's primary school and none in recent memory at my pre-school.
We're in London.

SoLongAsItsHealthy Mon 29-Nov-10 20:13:56

I know two adult Felixes.

magbags Tue 30-Nov-10 21:33:35

My favourite boys name and I only know one, my ds. grin

PenguinNZ Wed 01-Dec-10 04:07:01

Thank you for the suggestions Telsa and Shopping, some from our original shortlist on both of your lists.

I think DH and I are beginning to think 'sod it - who cares that it's popular, we like it'. But that could be pregnancy hormones talking....

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