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Gray for a boy?

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AvrilsAtonement Mon 08-Aug-11 15:07:23

i love it but DH thinks it's too unusual. In fairness I've never met a Gray so that does make it unusual. I don't mind an unusual name so long as it doesn't result in him being hugely made fun of in school.

What do you think?

madeindevon2 Mon 08-Aug-11 15:08:22

Quite like it!!
But not sure I would choose myself.

satsumaish Mon 08-Aug-11 15:08:26

love it. really elegant. x

Bandwithering Mon 08-Aug-11 15:10:10

Grey is such a bland colour. I prefer Red!

I believe Mylene Klass's partner is called Gray. Or at least Mylene calls him Gray. His name is actually Graham.

What do you think of Greg? it is just nicer, and less 'bland' sounding than Gray. And also, nobody will assume it's short for Graham!

But....... if you're really set on it, I don't think it is the kind of name that would result in a child being teased. NOt at all.

MardyBra Mon 08-Aug-11 15:13:36

I misread the title to start and read "Gay" and had to click on to comment!

I agree that Gray is a bland colour, and I'm not sure about it.

LoveInAColdClimate Mon 08-Aug-11 15:16:10

I really like it.

AvrilsAtonement Mon 08-Aug-11 15:16:16

Thanks for the feedback. Mmmm, I'm not keen on Greg, sorry! I admit I'm not a fan of Graham! I'm really glad to hear you don't think it would result in teasing. And that satsuma likes itsmile
Devon - Is there any reason you would a avoid picking Gray apart from just not liking it enough?

AvrilsAtonement Mon 08-Aug-11 15:17:19

Laughing aloud here as just read mardybra's post!! That WOULD result in teasing!

AvrilsAtonement Mon 08-Aug-11 15:18:06

Still laughing, must be the hormones. . .

said Mon 08-Aug-11 15:19:01

I'd assume he was Graham and was trying to disguise that.

MardyBra Mon 08-Aug-11 15:19:17

I know a 60 something female "Gay". That's one that's kind of died out really...

AvrilsAtonement Mon 08-Aug-11 15:21:44

Oh dear, I agree withDH that Graham would only sound right once he'd turned 40 or 50. Still really like Gray though! Just don't know what to do!

newbielisa Mon 08-Aug-11 15:23:40

I like it but might be biased as DH is a Graham that I call Gra so am very used to it. Do like Gray though as long as the surname has a strong syllable start.

AvrilsAtonement Mon 08-Aug-11 15:25:13

Surname is McNally, what do you think?

Bandwithering Mon 08-Aug-11 15:25:39

Just go with Gray. It's not that bad ykwim... ok, if asked on a name board "what is your opinion on Gray?' I'll dig an opinion out of the bag! but in rl, if I met a Gray, I'd think 'oh that makes a change'. But I wouldn't roll my eyes. It's not like Sporticus Azul Smith

GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 08-Aug-11 15:31:07

I like it. I shouldn't, it's not my type of name, but I do. Little boy in a book I have was Grayer. I like that too and I shouldn't.

It goes great with your surname.

AvrilsAtonement Mon 08-Aug-11 15:31:22

Thanks band withering, so far nobody thinks it's likely to cause embarrassment. Maybe if I suggest Sporticus to husband he'll eagerly accept Gray. . .

AvrilsAtonement Mon 08-Aug-11 15:32:00

Thanks GML!!

Cleverything Mon 08-Aug-11 15:33:02

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FannyPriceless Mon 08-Aug-11 15:36:03

I definitely like it. I went out with a Gray prior to meeting DH. I thought he had a nice name.

Cleverything Mon 08-Aug-11 15:37:01

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AvrilsAtonement Mon 08-Aug-11 15:41:05

Thanks cleverything, it's really the sound of Gray I like though, rather than it's meaning.
Thanks Fanny.

Just need to decide on one for the other twin now!

newbielisa Mon 08-Aug-11 15:44:41

Works great with the surname. Other twin a boy or girl?

AvrilsAtonement Mon 08-Aug-11 15:47:48

Another boy

Cleverything Mon 08-Aug-11 15:54:45

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