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Aubrey for a boy

(19 Posts)
OscarLove Tue 05-Jul-11 20:41:06

I heard this name yesterday and I think I like it! Any thoughts on this? smile

usualsuspect Tue 05-Jul-11 20:42:13

Not keen

duckdodgers Tue 05-Jul-11 20:43:30

I would think the poor wee soul was called Audrey.

mo3d Tue 05-Jul-11 20:43:36

My daughter has a friend called Aubrey, I think it's nice but we do call him strawberry. Not very grown up I know. Sorry blush

reelingintheyears Tue 05-Jul-11 20:43:41


Sorry,you did ask.

reelingintheyears Tue 05-Jul-11 20:45:43

Reminds me of a 19th century Reverend/Vicar.

With a constantly running nose and a big white hanky.

OscarLove Tue 05-Jul-11 20:46:47

Aubrey the Strawberry smile

I did ask, and your opinions are more than welcome!

mo3d Tue 05-Jul-11 20:48:16

Perhaps I should explain. I pronounce 'strawberry' more like strawbrey. Common I know. So that's why it came about. I'll go now. blush.

<leaves quickly>

purplepidjin Tue 05-Jul-11 20:48:56

Aubrey Strawberry was the minibus driver and mainetence dude at my primary school, he was awesome!

Probably not fair to deliberately inflict it on your child, though wink

franke Tue 05-Jul-11 20:50:23

I think it's terribly, awfully posh. And not in a good way. Sorry.

Larold Tue 05-Jul-11 21:11:02

How about Audley as in Audley Harrison the boxer ?


GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 05-Jul-11 21:12:00

Went to school with a boy called Aubrey. We called guessed it... Aubrey the Strawberry. Sorry smile

ColonelBrandonsBiggestGroupie Tue 05-Jul-11 21:12:40

Hideous. It is the name of those drawings of a big nosed bloke looking over a wall. Awful, sorry.

Awomancalledhorse Tue 05-Jul-11 21:20:45

I wanted it for LO as I love Aubrey Beardsley. Dh say no.
Sort of glad he did (doesn't go well with our surname).

Indigojohn Tue 05-Jul-11 21:23:12


Have you ever seen Life is Sweet?

You really should! grin

squeak2392 Tue 05-Jul-11 23:04:04

I learnt about Aubrey Beardsley at a relatively young age, so it's perfectly acceptable to me, however I do much prefer it on a girl (although the spelling Aubrey makes me think 'man' and Aubree/Aubri are made up).

Considering it's massive increase in popularity on girls recently, I don't think it'll work on a baby boy now.

birdofthenorth Tue 05-Jul-11 23:20:23

Prefer Auden, Audley or Orson. Really like Aubrey but it does feel girly somehow (& I hadn't even considered the strawberry similarity)

Rosemallow Tue 05-Jul-11 23:27:36

The only Aubrey I knew was a girl.
She was an unkind bully. Anyway, that is irrelevant but I'm not keen on the name. Birdofthenorth has made some good suggestions.

superjobeespecs Tue 05-Jul-11 23:32:44

i really like this name it just has something about it smile OH didnt so he vetoed it for our DS

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