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JojoMags Wed 05-Jan-11 18:31:18

A friend has just named her DS Herbie (Herbie, not Herbert, is his full name). Purely out of interest, what do people think?

ShoppingDays Wed 05-Jan-11 18:43:07

No worse than other nicknames used as full names.

MamaVoo Wed 05-Jan-11 18:46:56

To me it's a VW Beetle, but I'm sure it will be fine for his generation.

BooBooGlass Wed 05-Jan-11 18:48:39

It's a car

evamummy Wed 05-Jan-11 22:19:49

Very much along the current fashion of Alfie, Archie, Reggie, etc. etc.

Can't see any car connection personally (and I've been in the UK for almost 20 years...confused).

SparklyJules Wed 05-Jan-11 22:21:30


rachel1970 Wed 05-Jan-11 22:22:31

Herbie, Reggie, Archie, Alfie, Bertie, Charlie, Percy are all very trendy these days and it is only a matter of time before they start to sound dated, cute as they are now.

Personally I'd have put Herbert on the bc, not that I particularly like it though.

ducknipples Wed 05-Jan-11 22:22:52

what boobooglass said.

BluddyMoFo Wed 05-Jan-11 22:23:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mumoftoomany Wed 05-Jan-11 22:24:38

I find any -ie name for boys a little overdone, there are just so many little Alfies, Archies, Charlies, Herbies around these days...

ShoppingDays Wed 05-Jan-11 23:15:09

Herbie the car

kreecherlivesupstairs Thu 06-Jan-11 06:25:08

Goes to Monte Carlo or Hollywood. Ghastly.

chimchar Thu 06-Jan-11 06:32:03

goes bananas! grin

pinkylulu Sun 23-Jan-11 18:06:57

it is the best name ever.

evamariesmummy Sun 23-Jan-11 18:09:19

I'm not keen on any cutey type names - Archie, Alfie, Herbie etc. I don't think they will age very well (the names, not the people smile).

And I really dislike Herbert.

Mumcentreplus Sun 23-Jan-11 18:25:36

aww tis cute...but naff at the same DD's love-chick is an Archie..

lololizzy Sun 23-Jan-11 18:26:06

not if surname is Kirby

Tysonandthehouseelves86 Sun 23-Jan-11 18:30:55

My Ds is called Archie. I think it is lovely obviously, but Herbie is just making me think of VW Beetles.

pinkylulu Sun 23-Jan-11 18:40:16

Herbie Kirby!!! lol.

CockneySparra Sun 23-Jan-11 19:48:40

Very cute.

tummytickler Mon 24-Jan-11 09:36:46

I love Herb, we nearly used it, but didn't because we think Herbie is too cutesy and hard to avoid.

It's nice for someone elses child though!

hulabula Mon 24-Jan-11 09:47:55

I am starting to tire of the cutesy type names - Archie, Alfie, Herbie etc. I think they will soon sound very dated.

Herbert is ok, but I wouldn't choose it personally.

mayanna123 Mon 24-Jan-11 09:58:00

I don't like Herbert (or Norbert, or any other -bert type names). And as others have said, Herbie is too cutesy.

pinkylulu Mon 24-Jan-11 22:06:46

My son is called Herbie and am interested hearing people saying that it is as popular as Archie and Alfie. Only 8 babies were registered with the given name of Herbie in 2009!

Tysonandthehouseelves86 Tue 25-Jan-11 00:36:01

and carrying on with what pinky has said, Archie wasnt as popular when i named ds in june 08. Alfie was but still to this day ive never met another Archie or Herbie.

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