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Sylvester, Frederick, Barnaby

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meaniebrown Fri 26-Aug-11 19:01:07

What do you think of when you hear these names? What kind of person do you imagine?

Sylvester
Frederick
Barnaby

We already have one son whose name is Alistair.

Thanks!

exoticfruits Fri 26-Aug-11 19:07:16

Not Sylvester. Others OK.

Don't like Sylvester. Love Barnaby and I like Frederick and Fred but hate Freddie.

Cereal Fri 26-Aug-11 19:18:39

Sylvester - a dapper, slim man from the 1950s in a grey suit and a hat, smoking outside a Jazz club
Frederick - a classic name so hard to picture what "a Frederick" would look like, but I'd imagine a nice friendly middle-class chap
Barnaby - quite a nice guy, though a bit wet

PorkChopSter Fri 26-Aug-11 19:25:19

Sylvester is a duck. Or is that Tweety Pie?

Like Barnaby a lot.
Frederick ok but lots of Freddies around.

FootprintsOnTheMoon Fri 26-Aug-11 19:30:39

Barnaby is a bear

Frederick is a foreign prince

Sylvester is a sweaty muscle man.

Too much TV? Moi?

pointydog Fri 26-Aug-11 19:32:20

Sylvester - some sort of comedy character like McCoy or Tweety Pie. Joke name.

Frederick - or Fred/Freddie? 1920s dapper gent, old-fashioned family name or middle class kid

Barnaby - an oxbridge fop

CurwySwide Fri 26-Aug-11 19:38:40

Sylvester - the cat that tries to eat Tweety Pie, or Sylvester McCoy. Do not like it at all, sorry.

Frederick - posh, blonde. Like Fred as a shortened version, but do not like Freddie at all.

Barnaby - doesn't remind me of anything in particular, really love it. Do not like Barney at all however - big purple dinosuar.

bigbluebump Fri 26-Aug-11 21:28:07

Sylvester - a sporty strong man

Frederick - a swede

Barnaby - a bear/dinosaur

bigbluebump Fri 26-Aug-11 21:28:44

pointydog, what is a 'fop'?

rachel1970 Fri 26-Aug-11 21:36:50

Sylverster - Stallone
Frederick - a blonde Scandinavian
Barnaby - a big furry bear

littlemisslozza Fri 26-Aug-11 21:42:33

Sylvester - a cat's name
Frederick - like but love Freddie as a nn
Barnaby - a bit wet

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 26-Aug-11 21:44:46

I like Barnaby a lot, even though I remember the bear.

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