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Do you think this is a boy's name or a girl's name?

(51 Posts)
LargeGlassOfWine Mon 04-Jul-11 12:04:04


Do you like it? Would you use it for a boy or a girl? The other boys names on my list are all boring: Daniel, Gordon, Jack, Johnnie.

sonniebonnie Mon 04-Jul-11 12:05:38


I like Gordon.

But I agree that Daniel, Jack and Johnnie are a little dull.

thumbwitch Mon 04-Jul-11 12:06:24

I would assume so anyway. I know it's been used as a girl's name as well (Sheridan Smith, the actress, for e.g.) but it still sounds like a boy's name to me.

Clarabumps Mon 04-Jul-11 12:06:36

I think its a girls name although it reminds me of Tommy Sheridan..eek! Sorry but i'm not a great fan of it!Far prefer Daniel, Jack or Johnnie.. They're all lovely!!

mo3d Mon 04-Jul-11 12:06:48

I think it could be either but if it's shortened it sounds girly Sheri. Although if it's shortened to dan, that's more masculine.

I like your other boy names smile

cheesesarnie Mon 04-Jul-11 12:07:05

sorry really dont like it.isnt it from the programme with hyacynth bouquet?dont know if boy or girl.

i actually prefer your 'boring' names spart from gordon.(still better than sheridan though)

meditrina Mon 04-Jul-11 12:07:12


I like it (but it does have a slight touch of Hyacinth Bucket to it).

LargeGlassOfWine Mon 04-Jul-11 12:07:17

Who is Tommy Sheridan?

OTheHugeManatee Mon 04-Jul-11 12:07:24

Neither - it's a surname wink

thumbwitch Mon 04-Jul-11 12:07:34

I am intrigued by the alcoholic association with your other choices though!
Johnnie (Walkers)
Jack Daniel(s)
Gordon(s) Gin.

Had you noticed? grin

SuburbanDream Mon 04-Jul-11 12:10:19

It can be either - can't think of any famous men but there is an actress called Sheridan Smith. Personally I like it better than your other names, only because Daniel, jack and Johnnie are v.popular. i had a boyfriend called Gordon once who was teased mercilessly because there was a song called Gordon is a Moron (but this was a hit in the 70s/80s so probably long forgotten song!!)

cheesesarnie Mon 04-Jul-11 12:10:23

thumbwitch!grin-didnt spot that!

thumbwitch Mon 04-Jul-11 12:11:25

I knew there was a famous male Sheridan - just remembered it was Sheridan Morley.

HTH grin

LargeGlassOfWine Mon 04-Jul-11 12:12:14

Does that mean you wouldn't approve of my more out-there suggestions of Bailey or Mateus?

Cattleprod Mon 04-Jul-11 12:12:20


Sheridan Smith - female
Sheridan Bucket - male

thumbwitch Mon 04-Jul-11 12:13:14

Bailey is a quality name, nice creamy sound to it
Mateus is surely Spanish? or is it Italian...

How about Disaronno - that could be good?

thumbwitch Mon 04-Jul-11 12:13:54

There's always the choice of Chardonnay, Chablis, Champagne etc. as well grin

cheesesarnie Mon 04-Jul-11 12:13:56

prefer bailey or mateus to sheridan.not very 'out-there' really if thats what you are aiming for.

Clarabumps Mon 04-Jul-11 12:14:03

Tommy Sheridan- extremely annoying former scottish socialist party leader who sued a newspaper over a sex swinging story and was found guilty of perjury and is now serving a sentence in jail. Pain in the arse with bad fake tan and cheesy one liners. hth

cheesesarnie Mon 04-Jul-11 12:14:17

god i fell for itgrin

LargeGlassOfWine Mon 04-Jul-11 12:14:38

Those are girls name thumbwitch.

BellaBearisWideAwake Mon 04-Jul-11 12:15:22

If it's a girl you could use Tia. Middle name Maria.

LargeGlassOfWine Mon 04-Jul-11 12:15:30

For a girl I like Mary but not sure if Maria would be nicer. Tia is pretty too. And Sapphire.

LargeGlassOfWine Mon 04-Jul-11 12:15:46

x-posts with Bella, I'm glad you like Tia too smile

thumbwitch Mon 04-Jul-11 12:16:12

So they are, sorry, I forgot about the male bias.

Ok - how about Lowenbrau, Foster, Heineken (Could be Heiney for short), Sol?
Any of those?

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