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(18 Posts)
nonsenses Wed 14-Sep-11 22:23:43

With the nn Ferdie. WDYT?

InstructionsToTheDouble Wed 14-Sep-11 22:28:16

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Kayano Wed 14-Sep-11 22:55:31

I like Fernando better

But I am an F1 nut

minipie Thu 15-Sep-11 10:40:36

I rather like it.

evamummy Thu 15-Sep-11 11:00:51

I love it!

Rhubarbgarden Thu 15-Sep-11 11:16:56

A bit long, but I do like it.

LetThereBeRock Thu 15-Sep-11 11:20:02


mayanna123 Thu 15-Sep-11 11:55:55

Ooh, interesting name. I like it, actually. Makes a refreshing change from all the little Freddies, Zacs, Sams, Jacks etc.

I think we should all be encouraging more name diversity, it makes life much more interesting. And I think Ferdidand sounds very grown up/elegant, while Ferdie can be his nickname when he's smaller.

rachel234 Thu 15-Sep-11 11:59:48

I have a great uncle (in Germany) called Ferdinanad. Sounds a little old fashioned to my ears but seems to follow the trend, with 'old mens' names' becoming in vogue again.

Ferdinand is a good solid, classic name. And very underused at the moment, so that's another positive imo.

rachel234 Thu 15-Sep-11 12:00:12

sorry, Ferdinand (not Ferdinanad)

PercyFilth Thu 15-Sep-11 13:20:17

Another nn is Nando.

Haberdashery Thu 15-Sep-11 13:21:55

Nando just makes me think of chicken, but Ferdinand is lovely.

DaydreamDolly Thu 15-Sep-11 13:25:04

Oh no, please don't sad

rachel234 Thu 15-Sep-11 13:34:02

Why , Dreamdolly confused?

DaydreamDolly Thu 15-Sep-11 15:04:39

I'm sorry I just can't bear it, the look of it, the sound of it - I think Ferdie is sweet but Ferdinand, just no. Sorry, tis only 1 womans opinion! And opinions is what the OP was after! Not sure why you are confused rachel.

rachel234 Thu 15-Sep-11 15:07:54

Oh, I see. I guess I was surprised why you felt SO strongly and sad about (what seems to me a perfectly normal) name. And no, I don't have a Ferdinand smile.

CaptainNancy Thu 15-Sep-11 15:09:59

It's a little too 'crown prince' for me...

MelinaM Thu 15-Sep-11 15:18:02

As in Rio? ...No, absolutely not!

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