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thesis Sat 15-Oct-11 17:19:13

I'm not from the UK but love the name Colton Alexander. Would it be ok here? What thoughts does Colton provoke? Is it strong and refined or meant for a boy who collects ASBOs? Thanks!

CumpyGrunt Sat 15-Oct-11 17:21:03

I know a Colton, he has a big brother called Brayden.

fuckityfuckfuckfuck Sat 15-Oct-11 17:21:17

It sounds made up, and I'd assume I'd misheard it.

bushymcbush Sat 15-Oct-11 17:22:45

I'm not keen, but I'm a traditionalist and I've never heard this name before.

Sounds a bit like a car or a horse.

cece Sat 15-Oct-11 17:29:12

Not for me - sorry.

thefirstMrsDeVeerie Sat 15-Oct-11 17:31:15

I have a Coltrane

I havent heard the name Colton.

If you like it - have it.

Fixture Sat 15-Oct-11 17:58:32

It's quite nice (and it's not made up)

http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/1/Colton

Colston and Carlton are alternatives.

Fixture Sat 15-Oct-11 17:58:44

link

seeker Sat 15-Oct-11 18:03:59

Asbo, sorry!

Kayano Sat 15-Oct-11 18:05:12

I think of Carlton

Then I think of fresh prince of bel air

And then I start doing his lame dance with mouth hanging open and clicking my fingers...

Sorry sad

usualsuspect Sat 15-Oct-11 18:08:16

I like it

I don't like it. It sounds like a brand name for crude oil or something like that.

usualsuspect Sat 15-Oct-11 18:11:19

but you won't find anyone else on MN that does

Its all Wilfreds and Gilberts on here wink

MrsJohnDeere Sat 15-Oct-11 18:13:40

Not my cup tea. Sounds made up and ASBO-ey, sorryblush

Marlinspike Sat 15-Oct-11 18:14:30

There is a place called Colton near York, and another one near Leeds. There's a big sainbos there...

QueenOfFlamingEverything Sat 15-Oct-11 18:14:55

Nope, sorry. But then I don't like surnamey-type names in general.

Jawbreaker Sat 15-Oct-11 18:15:18

Ooh, no. Awful. Makes me think of a Colt 45 gun and the grim charming town of Bolton all at once.

Sorry Boltonites!

akaemwahahahafrost Sat 15-Oct-11 18:17:22

Oh no, sorry, sounds like something out of Dynasty!

thesis Sat 15-Oct-11 18:36:50

Ha ha - thanks, Usualsuspects! It's difficult as most of the popular British names are very weird for where I'm from. I liked the rugged, cowboy sound of Colton. It has to be a name that suits in three different countries! That's very tricky!

And Wilfred and Gilbert would both elicit laughter in the other 2 countries I'm trying to fit. Gave me a laugh! Thanks!

issynoko Sat 15-Oct-11 18:52:30

I like it but wouldn't use it myself because it sounds like a cowboy name and I'm just too London. But recently read this AMAZING book and Colton was a fantastic bloke - loved him. So your boy would have a great, if little known, namesake....

[http://www.spectator.co.uk/books/752711/the-decline-of-the-west.thtml]

issynoko Sat 15-Oct-11 18:52:45

www.spectator.co.uk/books/752711/the-decline-of-the-west.thtml

SJisontheway Sat 15-Oct-11 18:57:17

My friend has a ds called Cole which is nice. They're in America though.

befuzzled Sat 15-Oct-11 18:59:25

i really quite like it. I like surnamey boys names

marriedawelshbloke Sat 15-Oct-11 19:02:31

No no no. I really wouldn't go there. Colton not really the best choice I'm afraid. Without saying too much I live in York and work in Leeds so am familiar with Colton as a place. I would think of other options

thesis Sat 15-Oct-11 19:03:41

Thanks so much for the book link! It looks like a good read - I'm ordering it!

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