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Robin for a boy

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whackamole Thu 22-Sep-11 10:48:27

What do you think? I and OH really like it, the only thing that turns me off, is that although it is unisex, you don't see it very often for boys anymore. This is the only thing that turns me off about it.

browneyesblue Thu 22-Sep-11 10:53:09

I know a lovely little 2-year-old boy called Robin (the only Robin I've met!). To be honest I don't hear of it being used very often for boys or girls, but I don't automatically think of it as a girl's name.

If you love it, use it smile

rachel234 Thu 22-Sep-11 10:53:15

I think it is lovely and know a 7 year old Robin.

rachel234 Thu 22-Sep-11 10:54:39

There are lots of unisex names (Rowan, Alex, Morgan, etc) and once you meet the person, then you remember if it is a male or female, no? smile

tummytickler Thu 22-Sep-11 10:58:05

I love it. My Grandpa is a Robin, lovely name!

whackamole Thu 22-Sep-11 11:02:41

I'm glad the overall consensus (so far) is not girly!

I think really I was only put off because me sister said she wasn't keen. Well, it's definitely on the list now grin

nametapes Thu 22-Sep-11 11:05:34

My Ex dp was a Robin, so I am not keen. But I spose its quite a nice name.

iskra Thu 22-Sep-11 11:10:46

I love it for a boy.

seeker Thu 22-Sep-11 11:15:02

Fine if short for Robert. Twee and babyish as a name in its own right.

HeidiHole Thu 22-Sep-11 11:15:03

I know a little Robin... Nickname is Birdy!

Smadarama Thu 22-Sep-11 11:16:17

It's a lovely name and I think of it as a boys name.

tammytoby Thu 22-Sep-11 11:17:01

Robin is a lovely boys' name. I much prefer it to Robert (which is a completely different name imo).

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 22-Sep-11 11:17:52

The only Robin I know is in his 60's and there's nothing twee and babyish about him. Lovely name smile

LetThereBeRock Thu 22-Sep-11 11:41:19

Love it.

titan Thu 22-Sep-11 11:46:14

Beautiful name for a boy. Isn't the female version normally spelled Robyn?

tammytoby Thu 22-Sep-11 11:47:02

Yeah, Robyn looks more feminine.

minipie Thu 22-Sep-11 14:09:35

I love it and I know more male Robins than female Robins. So I'd probably think boy first.

Meteorite Thu 22-Sep-11 16:09:04

I do think it's a bit feminine (even though the girls' equivalent has a different spelling) - sorry.

Debs75 Thu 22-Sep-11 16:18:34

My dd is Robyn.
Dp's choice as he is a huge batman fan and we had already used Selina(Kyle=Catwoman) for the cat.
The only downside in later years is the Robin Hood jokes or the 'Where's Batman?'

That aside I do quite like Robin and he will be your son so nothing we all say should put you off

mumnosbest Fri 23-Sep-11 18:31:52

one of my favourites

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