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Carter- pets name?

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strumpet82 Mon 29-Nov-10 12:04:40

My DH and myself love the name Carter for a boy. It doesn't have many hits online, but one I read was someone saying it sounded like a pets name.

What do you think?

Good name?

strumpet82

rachel234 Mon 29-Nov-10 12:06:24

I think of Mopsy, Flopsy, Oscar, Felix as pet names, not Carter.

Sounds a little surnamey to me but if you like it and if it goes well with your surname, why not.

Ineedsomesleep Mon 29-Nov-10 13:47:45

To American sounding for me and it just makes me think of this

<looks for showing age emoticon>

ShoppingDays Mon 29-Nov-10 14:18:58

Too surnamey for me.

PaigeTurner Mon 29-Nov-10 16:19:00

I like surnames as first names but I think Carter is my least favourite. Very hard-sounding.

BelligerentGhoul Mon 29-Nov-10 16:21:23

Oh dear, nope - don't like it at all sorry.

And it makes me think of Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine - great name for a band but not for a child!

cece Mon 29-Nov-10 16:23:26

Carter the unstoppable sex machine for me too!

ProfYaffle Mon 29-Nov-10 16:25:02

I love it grin We would've used it if we had a boy.

Psammead Mon 29-Nov-10 16:46:41

Not a pets name. Not quite my cup of tea either, but not terrible.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Mon 29-Nov-10 17:48:56

Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine for me too, I'm afraid, but definitely not a pet's name.

FairyArmadillo Mon 29-Nov-10 18:18:38

I've never met a pet named Carter.

PGWomble Mon 29-Nov-10 19:05:07

Another one for unstoppable sex machine, or a surname (I know two unrelated Carter families). Pet- no, wouldn't make that connection.

flopsy1974 Mon 29-Nov-10 19:16:52

Too much like a surname I'm afraid.

tammy234 Mon 29-Nov-10 22:02:45

I don't know any pets names Carter either. Neither have I heard of the unstoppable sex machine confused...

fozzy26 Mon 29-Nov-10 22:06:37

I know a Carter and he is nick named Carter the Farter! In a most affectionate way though

typsical Mon 29-Nov-10 22:35:18

I like it. But when I suggested it in the past for DS, most people were hmm. I think it's a case of being brave and going for it if you really like it...

MelinaM Mon 29-Nov-10 23:27:48

Woof, woof! ..sorry I couldn't resist replying to you pet name Qgrin
Immediately thought of MIchael Caine -Get Carter, I quite like it! x

AphraBen Tue 30-Nov-10 01:38:01

I like it. I can't imagine a pet called Carter. But I can imagine a pet called Chelsea or Alfie grin

PenguinNZ Tue 30-Nov-10 08:27:36

A friend named his son Carter John after the Get Carter charcter and I've liked it ever since. Yes, it is surnamely, but so are loads of names now. Makes me think of this chap too, which is very pleasant. grin

choccyp1g Tue 30-Nov-10 08:33:07

Anyone else remember Carter Brandon? There was an Uncle Mort in the show? Anyone???

But I like it, along with Miller, Hunter, Fletcher, Mason. etc. All surnames that are jobs, somehow they seem more masculine than the usual boy's names.
Doesn't work for girls though... Maid, Washerwoman, Cook, Cleaner anyone?

abr1de Tue 30-Nov-10 08:35:31

Sounds American.

Do you want your son to grow up with a manual labourer's job as a first name? ;)

PenguinNZ Tue 30-Nov-10 08:36:28

I mean surname-y. Although that's not really a word either blush.

ShoppingDays Tue 30-Nov-10 09:30:38

Interesting point choccyp1g!

"Doesn't work for girls though... Maid, Washerwoman, Cook, Cleaner anyone?"

BerryLellow Tue 30-Nov-10 09:36:10

Another one that instantly thinks 'Unstoppable sex machine', so for that reason I'm out. If you like it, use it.

MajesticScallop Tue 30-Nov-10 13:16:56

The only person called Carter I have ever met was a woman.

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