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Ignatius?

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ODMa Wed 24-Aug-11 00:12:45

too weird?

snice Wed 24-Aug-11 00:27:48

and eaten by lions

MardyBra Wed 24-Aug-11 00:33:08

Sorry but wtf!!

MummysLittleSunbeams Wed 24-Aug-11 09:37:13

Ignight-your-ass..... sorry!

InstantAtom Wed 24-Aug-11 09:51:21

No, it's very popular at the moment.

WiiUnfit Wed 24-Aug-11 09:58:15

It is a little unusual, I think it's important to consider how your DC will feel when they're older. I personally wouldn't like this name.

wearenotamused Wed 24-Aug-11 11:04:13

Harry Potter. (He was a prewett and Percy's mn - it scares me that was from the top of my head)

Unusual is fine, but it is definatly out there, and can you see it on a teenager?? As a mn is kind of cool though (give them something to talk about)

Toobluntforboss Wed 24-Aug-11 11:05:24

I love it although wouldn't have the nerve to use it myself.

PorkChopSter Wed 24-Aug-11 11:07:04

Iggy nn... actually I like it.

It works with a boring surname like Jones or Smith as well as something more dramatic like Peregrine-Falcon.

InstantAtom Wed 24-Aug-11 11:19:02

Iggy Pop?

minipie Wed 24-Aug-11 11:31:07

You're kidding, right?

somewherewest Wed 24-Aug-11 11:51:21

Where I come from (Ireland) Ignatius is actually quite popular amongst the older generation and is always shortened to Iggy. The popularity comes from St. Ignatius Loyola. Being used to it I'm not as OMG!!! as some people, but still not sure its a good idea. And Iggy is [hmmm].

ODMa Wed 24-Aug-11 12:11:23

I love it, love Iggy too. But am a bit fearful that the poor kid might hate it... Somehow feel that boys' names need to be a bit more 'safe'.

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 24-Aug-11 12:12:32

I like it. St Ignatius Loyola was my first thought. Iggy is a great nn smile

[Iggy Popp fan emoticon]

deemented Wed 24-Aug-11 12:13:47

Lovely.

If you're a leprachaun.

tammytoby Wed 24-Aug-11 12:23:56

I know an Ignatius too who is known as Iggy. It's not that odd, is it hmm?

poppydaisy Wed 24-Aug-11 13:23:54

Ooh, I like Ignatius and Iggy.

seeker Wed 24-Aug-11 13:28:09

Don't be so selfish.

Quenelle Wed 24-Aug-11 13:29:49

We once had a cat called Ignatius Populous.

missmiss Wed 24-Aug-11 13:30:30

It's great. Unusual but not made up or chavvy. Iggy is a great nn for a little boy or teenager.

argghh Wed 24-Aug-11 13:31:45

Also in Latin America spelt slightly differently and often shortened to Nacho

themightyskim Wed 24-Aug-11 13:57:57

my brother is ian because my mum didnt dare go with ignatius, we all call him iggy x

comedaygoday Wed 24-Aug-11 14:22:44

I think it's fine. Iggy is a great nn for a boy or teenager and if your DS decided he didn't like having an unusual name, he could always hide behind the less remarkable nn of Nat or Nate.

Also I didn't understand the comment about the OP being selfish. Ignatious is a perfectly respectable name even if it is a bit unusual (at least in the UK)

birdofthenorth Wed 24-Aug-11 14:28:54

DH loves this! Brilliant if you have any Hispanic roots. Love Iggy for a boy but both Iggy & Ignatiaus would be hard to pull off on a non-Latino grown man IMHO!

evamummy Wed 24-Aug-11 14:55:09

Ignatius is a fine name imo - it's an old, classic Greek name. Reminds me of composer Ignatius Sancho. I'd call him Iggy on a day to day basis - very cute imo smile.

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