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mumofbumblebea Sun 04-Sep-11 16:02:57

sorry as i know this is the third new thread on this board in less than a week which i've started. anyway a friend of a friend (who doesn't live in the same area) has named their new baby Toby. i love this and am now considering it. what does everyone else think? it would be Toby Edmund. also does it sound ok with our daughters name Beatrice? i think Bea and Toby sound sweet.

othersideofchannel Sun 04-Sep-11 17:15:11

Personally I am getting a little tired of the cutey type names for boys - Alfie, Archie, Charlie, Toby etc. They are very widely used and I think will start to date as people tire of them.
But it is your baby and your choice. But you did ask for honest opinions smile.

I love Beatrice, on the other hand.

sjuperwolef Sun 04-Sep-11 17:18:50

toby is another name for penis where im from.

mumofbumblebea Sun 04-Sep-11 17:21:23

toby=penis - really? never heard that before.

i just think carvery. not a bad association though

dreamer79 Sun 04-Sep-11 17:22:47

othersideofchannel, I know both a Alfie and a Toby who are both far from cutey! I like Toby and think it sounds cute on a baby when he is young as well as sounding cool on a teenager and profesional on an adult. Good luck chosing! smile

sonniebonnie Sun 04-Sep-11 17:28:36

It's ok, but I'd put Tobias on the bc.

sjuperwolef Sun 04-Sep-11 17:29:17

honest to god, toby willy and boab are all penis words here blush

sjuperwolef Sun 04-Sep-11 17:30:24

bit awkward for dd as one of our rellies gets called boab!

mumofbumblebea Sun 04-Sep-11 17:34:59

i've heard willy (obviously) but not the others. have to say though when i hear the name william i instantly think of willy and therefore penis. i'm just that mature blush

pinkhebe Sun 04-Sep-11 17:36:37

I know a lovely paramedical called Toby - he's 40 grin

sjuperwolef Sun 04-Sep-11 17:37:55

same here im afraid to say blush grin

rachel234 Sun 04-Sep-11 17:40:31

I am also surprised how popular William is given the obvious Willy teasing potential. Perhaps due to Prince William?

Toby - I'm not keen, sorry. Tobias is quite nice.

sjuperwolef Sun 04-Sep-11 17:44:56

between willy and williams wish wellingtons ..

mumofbumblebea Sun 04-Sep-11 18:02:09

for some reason tobias just doesn't work for me. i can imagine me having a toby but not a tobias. other names we have thought of over the last couple of days -
Angus (nn Gus)

sjuperwolef Sun 04-Sep-11 18:07:57

love angus!

poppydaisy Sun 04-Sep-11 18:32:37

Love Rupert. Much nicer than Toby imo.

MummysLittleSunbeams Sun 04-Sep-11 20:03:20

I can't believe there is so much Toby-bashing <snigger> on this thread!

I think it's a lovely name. Familiar yet not boring & also uncommon.

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