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LaWeasel Mon 05-Sep-11 09:16:42

Hunter.

DH loves it. I actually do like it too, but living in ruralish England think everyone will think we are bloody bonkers.

NervousAboutTheParty Mon 05-Sep-11 09:19:19

I like it.

SingleUse Mon 05-Sep-11 09:20:32

my friend called her boy Hunter, he was born earlier this year. smile

shesparkles Mon 05-Sep-11 09:25:18

I quite like it to be honest, but there could be the potential for a nasty nickname a few years down the line....

pinkyredrose Mon 05-Sep-11 09:25:26

It's fab, one of my fave names actually for my future baby boy! Plus I love Hunter S Thompson!

Hoto Mon 05-Sep-11 09:27:45

shesparkles I agree sadly - kids love to make rhyming associations.

gapants Mon 05-Sep-11 09:28:21

like it, knew a Hunter too.

Cereal Mon 05-Sep-11 10:20:27

I don't like it, but then it reminds me of hunts and I am anti-hunting.

ImpyCelyn Mon 05-Sep-11 10:22:51

I don't particularly like it. To me it would be like calling your child Weaver, Cooper or Forester. It's one of those old, job-description surnames really.

And it could be made to rhyme with something a bit unpleasant; not great for school.

MelinaM Mon 05-Sep-11 11:05:36

Wasn't there a Hunter in that Gladiators programme? I'm not a fan myself, very 'surnamey /American' I feel.

I was about to say that Hunt rhymes with C***, but you've beaten me to it ImpyCelyn grin

RitaMorgan Mon 05-Sep-11 11:07:40

I met a baby called Hunter recently, it must be gaining popularity!

I'll admit I thought it was a touch ridiculous and try-hard of the parents. The kind of name you choose if you want your kid to have a "cool" name.

mnistooaddictive Mon 05-Sep-11 11:08:52

Hate it.

suburbandream Mon 05-Sep-11 11:13:02

I would assume he was American.

Plus what shesparkles said

Winetimeisfinetime Mon 05-Sep-11 11:19:48

I hate it too. Don't like the sound of it or the connotations.

limetrees Mon 05-Sep-11 11:23:38

I would assume the parents were gladiators fans in the late eighties/early nineties. That, and a little bit strange if you want my honest opinion.

GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 05-Sep-11 11:28:16

I'd think what limetrees thinks. It's a daft name.

ItsMeAndMyPuppyNow Mon 05-Sep-11 11:39:37

I would assume he was a girl.

Stokey38 Mon 05-Sep-11 11:48:20

I love it, there was a new little boy at DDs nursery this morning called Hunter and thought then how much I loved it.

chrisrobin Mon 05-Sep-11 11:50:58

I don't like it, I can see it being used to tease him at school.

chandellina Mon 05-Sep-11 11:52:19

i think it's lovely.

MangoMonster Mon 05-Sep-11 11:53:03

It's very popular in America. I like it.

sjuperwolef Mon 05-Sep-11 11:53:56

too try hard and american for my taste

qwepoi Mon 05-Sep-11 11:54:30

I came across a 'Hunter' the other day. It did not sound good when the mother yelled "'unter! Come ere!'
Also potential nickname of 'Hun'

BibiThree Mon 05-Sep-11 11:55:41

Not my cup of tea to be honest, but not my baby.

qwepoi Mon 05-Sep-11 11:56:31

Also - think ahead to job interviews.

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