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what do you think of the name marcus

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lotti37 Mon 25-Jul-11 17:14:00

any opinions? thank you

EauRouge Mon 25-Jul-11 17:15:43

I love it, it was on my (very) shortlist if DD2 had been a boy.

prudaloo Mon 25-Jul-11 20:40:35

Always makes me think of a gladiator..

PaperBank Mon 25-Jul-11 21:47:43

It's OK. Not top of my list but it's a perfectly good name so if you like it, use it smile

ThatllDoPig Mon 25-Jul-11 21:49:29

sorry but always makes me think Mucus

Bandwithering Tue 26-Jul-11 08:53:00

I love it. It's a great name. Normal, classic, Roman. I would have used it for my son except it sounded terrible with sur name.

TheMitfordsMaid Tue 26-Jul-11 08:57:20

I can't help but say Mar-coos in an attempt at a Spanish accent like Pia used to say in Eldorado. Spoilt the name forever for me.

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 26-Jul-11 20:56:51

My neighbour has just had a baby Marcus. The only other I know is one of my best friends. It's really classic but underused.

EllenJaneisnotmyname Tue 26-Jul-11 21:07:14

It's a lovely name, not too poncey but different enough. (IMO)

LittleDonkin Tue 26-Jul-11 21:58:39

My husband wants this if we ever have a DS

EskimoPie Tue 26-Jul-11 22:26:17

Great name: very strong name. Roman! I imagine a born leader...

ByTheSea Tue 26-Jul-11 22:28:12

I love it and it was a top choice for me as a boy's name but DH vetoed it. We didn't have a boy anyway.

CountBapula Tue 26-Jul-11 22:29:34

I like it a lot, and one of DH's best friends - a dear sweet man - is called Marcus (DH does call him Mucus though). Unfortunately our surname ends in '-us' so we'd never use it for a DS because he'd end up sounding like a centurion.

HoneyDuke Tue 26-Jul-11 22:32:35

I like it.

lotti37 Tue 26-Jul-11 23:28:59

thanks for everyones comments. do you think it would be shortened to marc (i would not like this). our son is approx 2 weeks old and we have named him marcus. thinking marcus benjamin or marcus zachary . we have not registered the birth yet. i find it so hard with boys names thanks again

LetThereBeRock Tue 26-Jul-11 23:30:14

Love it.

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 27-Jul-11 06:39:07

Have never known anyone to shorten the Marcus I know to Marc. Congratulations !

fraktious Wed 27-Jul-11 07:03:54

Congratulations!

DS was going to be Marcus Aurelius all throughout my pregnancy grin I think many were secretly disappointed by the lack of Aurelius...

I prefer Marcus Benjamin. Marcus needs a soft middle name IMO.

We abbreviate to Marc btw but that's because Marcus is French is horrid.

InstantAtom Wed 27-Jul-11 09:43:08

I don't think it would be abbreviated to Marc.

Marcus Benjamin flows nicely. I like Zachary but Marcus Zachary is awkward to say because the s and Z are together.

lotti37 Wed 27-Jul-11 13:22:19

hi thanks everyone. i preferred marcus benjamin too and agree flows better! thanks again

Gavi Wed 27-Jul-11 14:54:22

As the Mum of a gorgeous five year old Marcus, I just wanted to stick my nose in and say it's a gorgeous name, it never gets shortened, and he's the only one in his school with that name so at least it's not too common!

StrandedBear Wed 27-Jul-11 15:05:32

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ZZZenAgain Wed 27-Jul-11 15:08:11

I don't mind it although I wouldn't have chosen it for a ds

DoctorX Wed 27-Jul-11 15:31:22

Great name - go for it! I can't have it because it doesn't work with our surname. I would if I could.

AlmaMartyr Wed 27-Jul-11 15:33:56

Marcus Benjamin is a fab name, great choice! I know a very cute little Marcus and have never thought of the mucus thing before. I wouldn't automatically shorten either.

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