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cantsleepwontsleepever Sat 30-Jul-11 01:43:41

DH wants Sonny for DS who is due soon. I like it but I'm not sure about it

Would you raise an eyebrow/snigger at a boy called Sonny?

IHeartKingThistle Sat 30-Jul-11 02:03:51

I love it. Taught a fab Sonny once. It's cool and cute IMO, but not babyish.

HengshanRoad Sat 30-Jul-11 07:06:20

Only if you call your DD "Daughtery"..

InstantAtom Sat 30-Jul-11 08:22:57

I don't like it, it's too nicknamey.

LetThereBeRock Sat 30-Jul-11 09:24:00

It's horrid. I agree that it sounds more like a nickname.

EllenJaneisnotmyname Sat 30-Jul-11 09:33:20

And his sister, Cher.

faverolles Sat 30-Jul-11 09:36:00

I like it, but the thing that puts me off is that when he is an adult, it will seem an odd name unless he is a surfer dude IYSWIM.

lockets Sat 30-Jul-11 09:39:35

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Shitemum Sat 30-Jul-11 09:39:40

You can call him 'son' for short! I think it sounds American and 70's in a bad way. What are your other choices?

nevergoogle Sat 30-Jul-11 09:41:15

i like it.

RickGhastley Sat 30-Jul-11 09:41:54

Horrid. Agree it is like a nickname and does not work as an adult name.

And it's really popular here (South East)

I have 3 friends with Sonnys and every time one of the Sonnys is having a strop someone wise-cracks "well he's not very sunny today is he?" - it drives my friends mad!

seeker Sat 30-Jul-11 09:54:23

And how will he feel when he's trying to assert some authority over a gang of 18 year olds at work and they say "OK Sonny" and giggle? Or when he's an old man trying to retain some dignity in a care home? Or when he's a nervous Year 7 and the big boys ask him what his name is?

QOD Sat 30-Jul-11 09:54:49

I know a Sonny, he is DC4 after 3 DD's - suits him to a t!

FYI I have never thought of the Sunny side of it, just the Sonny boy..

tethersend Sat 30-Jul-11 09:58:48

Love it

seeker Sat 30-Jul-11 10:06:31

WHY do you love it?

gomez Sat 30-Jul-11 10:08:13

Fab name. Says the mum of a Sonny smile. DS is nearly 5 I think we have only had a couple of raised eyebrows ind that time.

To be fair I wanted to call him Cosmo so he did get away lightly grin

seeker Sat 30-Jul-11 10:11:00

I'm going to keep asking "why?" til someone tells me!

vividgingerchilli Sat 30-Jul-11 10:11:21

Sonny and Cher.
But no, I have seen far more daft/silly/ridiculous unusual names out there. Now I would raise an eyebrow if it was a girl.

vividgingerchilli Sat 30-Jul-11 10:12:57

If you call him son for short he'll go down as one of those children who allegedly don't know their own name on that report the Daily Telegraph published!

gomez Sat 30-Jul-11 10:15:43

'cause we liked it Seeker.

DH and I both had relatives who were known as Sonny, although called Nelson and George,
so just didn't seem strange to us.

lockets Sat 30-Jul-11 10:15:47

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EllenJaneisnotmyname Sat 30-Jul-11 10:15:56

It just sounds like a really patronising nickname the older generation use for 'orrible little oiks. "You can't leave that 'ere, sonny!"

ensure Sat 30-Jul-11 10:29:55

I like it, but it sounds perfectly normal to me as I have a Sonny in the family and a friend with a DS Sonny too. So I don't think of it as a nicknamey name at all!

Deesus Sat 30-Jul-11 10:32:47

Ooooh I love this name! Am considering it for the bump. But would put Santino on the birth certificate (in The Godfather James Caan's character is called Sonny but it's short for santino). DH may yet 'vito' me though wink

seeker Sat 30-Jul-11 11:40:03

And Missy for a girl?

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