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LottieBronte Fri 12-Aug-11 19:39:59

I'm really liking this at the mo. It's quite a strong, masculine name.

I didn't have a clue as to how popular it was so had a look at the latest stats and I'm quite surprised that it isn't more popular. It's # 536 for 2010 with 64 boys being names this.

I honestly thought it would be more popular. Am I missing something? I know we all have different taste, but is it really not as nice as I think?

My other top contender is Sebastian. I also like Tobias, Phineas and Hugo.

Any opinions?

PippiLongBottom Fri 12-Aug-11 19:44:35

I love them all except Phineas due to my 9 year old watching the awful cartoon Phineas & Ferb. Tobias, Hugo, and Sebastian were on my list for DS2 (Felix). Conrad had never occurred to me tbh. It is very strong and has a positive connection (in my mind) to the author.

girliefriend Fri 12-Aug-11 19:46:19

quite like it...... don't like any of your other choices though - sorry!

cat64 Fri 12-Aug-11 19:48:13

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catgirl1976 Fri 12-Aug-11 19:50:43

I like Conrad. I also like Hugo but not so keen on Phineas.

Wetnwild Fri 12-Aug-11 20:00:30

Don't like it at all.

InstantAtom Fri 12-Aug-11 20:09:53

I don't think of Conrad as a strong name, sorry. It sounds quite wet to me.

Sebastian is the best of the rest IMHO.

MelinaM Fri 12-Aug-11 20:25:41

I think Conrad Hilton, it sounds very 'American' to me, not a fan!

Love Sebastian and Phineassmile Tobias is okay, but I abhor the nn Toby, Hugo is nice.

Pippaandpolly Fri 12-Aug-11 20:33:32

It's a lovely name - I associate it with Joseph Conrad but it works really well as a first name in its own right.

brodanbell Fri 12-Aug-11 20:50:35

I know an adult Conrad who is fantastic, so have always had positive vibes about the name. I do recall thinking it was very 'unusual' when we first met, but quickly got over it - it's the only name i can imagine him being called. I do think of it as a strong name.

Ivortheengine8 Fri 12-Aug-11 21:25:13

Much prefer Tobias to the others. Conrad I don't like at all.

SaffronCake Fri 12-Aug-11 21:37:29

Marks out of 5 awarded based on exactly nothing (except my say so grin)

Conrad *
Sebastian *
Tobias
Phineas *
Hugo

SaffronCake Fri 12-Aug-11 21:39:07

What happened to my stars?

Lets try this another way...

Conrad 3
Sebastian 5
Tobias 4
Phineas <1
Hugo 4

lolajane2009 Fri 12-Aug-11 21:41:26

I like it but because I think Conrad Coleby and then I think... mmmm

popsicle1984 Fri 12-Aug-11 21:48:45

I like the fact that it's unusual, I have a friend who recently named her son Konrad, definitely prefer the C spelling!

Jill72 Fri 12-Aug-11 22:17:39

My dads name - lovely -

LottieBronte Fri 12-Aug-11 22:31:05

Pleased Conrad is having some positive feedback.

Thanks for the opinions so far. Will show DH. He's almost on board with it :-)

EskimoPie Fri 12-Aug-11 22:45:42

Definitely a strong name! I can't imagine a weedy little man called Conrad!
Love it!!

Sophiesmummie Sat 13-Aug-11 12:25:45

Conrad is lovely and much nicer and less overused than Toby (Tobias), Seb (Sebastian) and Finn (Phineas).

You should be pleased that it was only used 64 times last year smile. Do you want to give your son a name that is already used by thousands others?

flissyfloss Sat 13-Aug-11 20:11:19

Conrad, Hugo and Sebastian are all good. I like Sebastian for my baby to be - but smarmy Tory Seb Coe has always put me off. I've got a Felix.

mathanxiety Sun 14-Aug-11 06:51:20

Conrad is a fabulous name imo.

I like Tobias and Hugo from your list too, but Conrad is way out ahead.

Rhubarbgarden Sun 14-Aug-11 18:49:40

I love Conrad. It's my second favourite boys name.

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