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Conrad - opinions pls....

(19 Posts)
cosytoesandfingers Sun 19-Jun-11 22:42:37

Classic and underused or modern and surnamey? Considering this name and everything written on origin points towards a classic and underused name with a very strong meaning.... But is this people's first impressions? Or do you think modern and surnamey? Thanks in advance!

UndiscoveredApprentice Sun 19-Jun-11 23:29:05

Have never considered it before, but it is just unusual enough without being out there.

I like it a lot.

Binfullofmaggotsonthe45 Sun 19-Jun-11 23:30:51

A no from me, if i close my eyes i can see the ankle tag, bull mastiff and bomber jacket.

I think because he was the school bully. Sorry.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Mon 20-Jun-11 00:03:24

I loathe it. Bad associations with the name for me - I knew an extremely unpleasant Conrad. I don't think it is modern and surnamey though.

MelinaM Mon 20-Jun-11 00:22:13

Conrad Hilton springs to mind for me, and images of sleazy businessmen! It does sound quite surnamey too.

baskingseals Mon 20-Jun-11 07:29:26

i like it

MsChanandlerBong Mon 20-Jun-11 09:19:04

I too know an unpleasant Conrad... isn't that strange?!
The name itself sounds very Russian to me, and makes me think of big furry hats smile

lalalonglegs Mon 20-Jun-11 09:52:35

I worked for Conrad Black for many years which would rule it out for me - it's a name which will forever be associated with hubris in my mind.

shoobidoo Mon 20-Jun-11 11:18:46

Lovely underused name. As with any name, peoples' associations change whenver they meet a 'new' version - and I'm sure your ds will be a lovely boy so they'll all have lovely associations thinking of Conrad smile.

We had it on our shortlist too.

DrNortherner Mon 20-Jun-11 11:20:41

I know a very nice grown up Conrad.

BUT, I read a comic as a kid and there was a wekly story about an evil doll called Conrad......

bigbluebump Mon 20-Jun-11 11:33:40

I like Conrad. Not overused, easy to spell/pronounce and sounds good in most lanugages. Great choice imo.

tammytoby Mon 20-Jun-11 13:02:09

I like it.

lockets Mon 20-Jun-11 13:04:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BlueChampagne Mon 20-Jun-11 14:30:29

Wasn't bowled over when DH suggested it for DS2 but have come to love it enough to make it his first name.

EskimoPie Mon 20-Jun-11 21:14:59

Great name - really strong! I know of one who must be about 10 now. Not sure how he turned out though!

Rhubarbgarden Mon 20-Jun-11 23:33:11

Love it.

mathanxiety Tue 21-Jun-11 03:28:31

Nice Germanic name. Very solid.

MEBMotherof3 Tue 21-Jun-11 08:43:52

Conrad was the name of the school bully for me too! But (trying to be objective) I guess it's alright, unusual without being weird!

Stangirl Tue 21-Jun-11 13:08:08

Joseph Conrad - great writer. Like it.

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