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Nightstar Thu 21-Jul-11 20:27:49

I love the Saint Crispin's Day speach from Henry V

But am really put off by the fact he was the patron saint of shoe makers! Not that I have anything against shoe makers but I like a name to mean something and I don't have any real connection with cobblers.

If my husband and I took the patron saint of our professions then the names are Francis and Laurence, sigh...

I'm really clutching at straws now to find something i like with some meaning

MelinaM Thu 21-Jul-11 20:34:54

I love the name Crispinsmile

LynetteScavo Thu 21-Jul-11 20:37:01

I reminds me of this.

You will be sending him to an independent school, won't you?

Nightstar Thu 21-Jul-11 20:39:01

An independant school? Is that American for Private School?

Nightstar Thu 21-Jul-11 20:41:43

Just looked it up and Independent Schools are religious schools right? In which case, No

LynetteScavo Thu 21-Jul-11 21:14:26

An independent school is a school that is independent in its finances and governance; it is not dependent upon national or local government for financing its operations nor reliant on taxpayer contributions, and is instead funded by a combination of tuition charges, gifts, and in some cases the investment yield of an endowment. It is governed by a board of directors that is elected by an independent means and a system of governance that ensures its independent operation.

Private schools, also known as independent schools or nonstate schools, are not administered by local, state or national governments; thus, they retain the right to select their students and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition, rather than relying on mandatory taxation through public (government) funding.

I was trying to say if you send him to the local comprehensive school with a name like Crispin, don't be surprised if he gets his head kicked in make sure he is confident in self defense.

flibbertigibbert Thu 21-Jul-11 22:12:21

DP's friend is a Crispin. Despite going to a top private school and Oxbridge he was still teased for being a posho. And had to put up with being called 'Crispy Duck' etc

PaperBank Thu 21-Jul-11 22:17:56

Prefer Francis and Lawrence to Crispin.

Nightstar Thu 21-Jul-11 22:57:08

Crispy duck? Cool nickname, I'm definitely going with Crispin now ;-)

BabesandJugs Thu 21-Jul-11 23:11:07

Crispin is not very popular at all so that gets a thumbs up from me. Although there is a niggling thought in the back of my mind that Crispin was a main character in an 80's cartoon but cannot for the life of me remember which one! Not that that matters, i digress lol!

usualsuspect Thu 21-Jul-11 23:13:52


BabesandJugs Thu 21-Jul-11 23:18:13

DH has just poiunted out an old Rugby friend of his, Crispin who has always been called Crisp Bin - afraid i'm out on that one!

prudaloo Thu 21-Jul-11 23:26:50

No, just no.

Bandwithering Thu 21-Jul-11 23:27:17

NOt absolutely awful but a bit try hard and not very nice either.

flibbertigibbert Fri 22-Jul-11 00:02:37

grin at Crisp Bin. Will be suggesting that as a replacement NN for DP's friend

BustersOfDoom Fri 22-Jul-11 00:18:03

My Best Friend's BIL is called Crispin. He went to private school and Sandhurst and they still took the piss out of his name. He's either a Major or a Captain now but his 'mates' still take the mickey.

I really wouldn't OP. Not worth it.

CollieandPup Fri 22-Jul-11 11:25:08

Sorry but I have to agree with others. Really dislike it. Totally associate it to private/boarding school and soppy picked on teenage boys-although clearly successful adults from other posts!

AKMD Fri 22-Jul-11 12:53:23

Sorry, this is an awful name. It is so terribly posh that even really posh people would take the mick out of your DS. If you aren't posh, you will be setting him up for a hell of time time (in the fiery, crispy, nasty sense) at school.

Try Hugo if you want something 'naice'.

Greenwing Tue 26-Jul-11 17:08:08

I know this a few days old but have been on holiday and browsing ... Sorry but Crispin is really, truly awful. Crisp is a terrible nn not to mention 'Crisp Bin!' (pictures packets of Walkers being chucked at adolescent boy...)
It is not only 'posh' but also wet - can image it being lisped as 'Cwispin'.

If you want a name in that vein, but not as bad, Google a variety of public schools and look at names in their sports reports and newsletters (the ones that aren't Russian at least!) Harrow School yields Felix, Tristan, Hugo, Jeremy, Edward, Benedict, Alastair, Philip, John, Christopher, Josh, Patrick and William (as well as the more surprising Kyle, Sheldon and Callum).

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