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Does Henry make you think "Hooray Henry'?

(38 Posts)
Quis Mon 13-Jun-11 11:41:52

I really like the name Henry for a boy, but a few people have pointed out the old 'Hooray Henry' connotations.
This never crossed my mind, so I was wondering hat the mn jury think.

Quis Mon 13-Jun-11 11:42:52

what the mn jury think!

thisisyesterday Mon 13-Jun-11 11:43:12

erm, no, not at all

Quis Mon 13-Jun-11 11:49:11

Thank you thisisyesterday, that is as I thought. It is a perfectly normal name!

Blu Mon 13-Jun-11 11:49:50


MrsvWoolf Mon 13-Jun-11 12:11:36

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VivaLeBeaver Mon 13-Jun-11 12:13:10

No. Makes me think hoovers. grin

meditrina Mon 13-Jun-11 12:25:34

No. Henry VIII!

oohlaalaa Mon 13-Jun-11 12:55:25


miamama09 Mon 13-Jun-11 13:00:57

I like Henry as a boys name but DH says it reminds him of Henry Hoover. grrr

Quis Mon 13-Jun-11 13:02:18

Thank you! I am glad you all agree.
Now, what about Tabitha for a girl? I love it, and I like Tabby if it gets shortened.

meditrina Mon 13-Jun-11 13:03:16


Trills Mon 13-Jun-11 13:04:31


thursday Mon 13-Jun-11 13:08:02

Tabitha is a fantastic name, very much on the increase though, in case that's important to you. i know 2 brand news Tabitha's and it was high on my list.

Henry is a great name, a classic that won't date and in now way makes me thing hooray smile

Trills Mon 13-Jun-11 13:08:41

Don't do Tabitha -> Tabby

Do Agatha -> Taggie

Karbea Mon 13-Jun-11 13:25:42

I like Henry, it's a really nice name, and no it doesn't make me think of hoovers or hoorays.

wordsonapage Mon 13-Jun-11 13:31:15

Agree with Trills prefer Agatha To Tabitha
Henry I fleeting think of the hoover but its not an OMFG you've named your son Dyson Animal moment.

wordsonapage Mon 13-Jun-11 13:32:01


Actually I quite like Dyson Animal...

Tortoise Mon 13-Jun-11 13:34:26

Makes me think of Horrid Henry, probably because DS2 used to love watching it and reading the books!
Love Tabitha.

TheBride Mon 13-Jun-11 14:09:24

Makes me think Henry Cavill. Yum!

Bucharest Mon 13-Jun-11 14:11:16

Absolutely no longer a hooray name.

(tbh, even when it was posh, to me it was more of a flat cap and whippet name. Now it's not posh at all)

SloganLogan Mon 13-Jun-11 14:43:06

Henry is a lovely classic name smile

Really dislike Tabitha, sorry!

pilates Mon 13-Jun-11 16:25:33

Love Henry.

Don't like Tabitha at all.

superjobeespecs Mon 13-Jun-11 16:31:40

we considered henry for this bump if its a boy its a really nice name and not as popular as bloody harry and in no way hooray horrid or hooverish smile tabitha reminds me of that 70s programme with the lady with the wiggly nose you know the one but agathas not in any way better. both yuk.

Moulesfrites Mon 13-Jun-11 16:34:55

I have a Henry and when I told people the name I did get a few comments like "oh, how very distinguished!". It didn't bother me though, and I obviously think it is a great name. Interestingly, the couple of people who did comment were middle aged women, my peers didn't make any posh association. In think it's just classic and fairly neutral now in terms of class.

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