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Rydwinhofficoffi Wed 19-Oct-11 19:53:19

Your opinions ?

DH's name so I'm a tad biased, but I quite like it - I know a few 'little' George's too smile

chinateacup Wed 19-Oct-11 20:04:40

Yep.
Solid, uncontroversial, timeless...

ellesabe Wed 19-Oct-11 20:16:11

I think it's better as a middle name personally.

Fixture Wed 19-Oct-11 20:21:15

Very nice, classic name smile

AliGrylls Wed 19-Oct-11 20:23:21

Name of DS1 so obviously I like it.

pilates Wed 19-Oct-11 20:41:56

Love it, one of my favourite names.

sahara13 Wed 19-Oct-11 21:16:58

Ds 1 name here too and we've never regretted using it!

Methe Wed 19-Oct-11 21:18:15

Every George I've ever met has been lovely, loyal and kind.

Ds is too.

My favourite boy name smile

emmyloo2 Thu 20-Oct-11 07:17:41

My DS of 11 months is George. We liked it because it is reasonably underused but classic. No regrets from our end.

cantpooinpeace Thu 20-Oct-11 07:23:11

I have a George, love it smile

JiltedJohnsGhoulie Thu 20-Oct-11 10:09:29

We have a George too and he is fab <searches for proud mum emoticon....>

rachel1970 Thu 20-Oct-11 11:37:02

Fine, a little dull perhaps imo, and quite widely used already.

JiltedJohnsGhoulie Thu 20-Oct-11 11:47:46

Although I have a George I do have to agree with you rachel, DS is 7 now and although it was popular then, in the top 20, I think it is in the top 10 now. When DS started school there were no others, now there are six of them in a school of 200, all the rest are younger than him and I know a few little Georges too.

We chose it because it is a family name on both sides but if it had been top 10 then I would have reconsidered.

tammytoby Thu 20-Oct-11 12:56:23

Quite popular already (although I hadn't realised top 10!) - I know three George's under age 5. You can also see from the responses that there are lots of little George's out there already.

Personally I think there are far nicer, less overused, classic boys names to choose from. Have a look at the ONS statistics, outside the top 100 names for inspiration.

babybumblebeee Thu 20-Oct-11 13:22:52

Overused.

Methe Thu 20-Oct-11 14:26:10

You know names are nice when a lot of people use them smile

evamummy Thu 20-Oct-11 15:34:33

"You know names are nice when a lot of people use them"

No, you know names will be widely used if lots of people use them.

JiltedJohnsGhoulie Thu 20-Oct-11 20:14:22

Why are you asking Rydwin? Are you thinking of using the name? have you got a shortlist?

izzybiz Thu 20-Oct-11 20:20:53

My youngest is George after my Grandfather.
Its a good strong classic name, if you like it, use it.
I'm not fussed if its 'too popular' Dh and I love it.

babybumblebeee Thu 20-Oct-11 20:30:32

I don't think George is a timeless classic at all. There were NO Georges in neither my primary or secondary schools. Nor did I know of any young Georges until 15/20 years ago. It's kind of the old Alfie. In 10 years time people will be saying that Alfie is a timeless classic as it would have been in popular use for the past 20 years. It's like they will know it's an old name, but they'd have forgoten that it went out of fashion for many years.

JiltedJohnsGhoulie Thu 20-Oct-11 20:34:59

See this is exactly why I was asking the OP is she is thinking of using the name, as her original post just seems to be phrased for causing trouble.

Rydwinhofficoffi Thu 20-Oct-11 20:40:40

Well it appears to split opinions.

and yes jilted a kind of shortlist (it is early days) and debating on whether it should be on it

mogandthecat Thu 20-Oct-11 21:02:18

I don't think you can go wrong with George, probably one of the least controversial names ever (except on mumsnet!)

I think it is nice but do agree it is not exactly timeless - there were very few Georges when I was growing up in early nineties, one of my teachers had a little George and it was perceived as very posh/dated. Now there are tons! However, I do think this applies to a lot of allegedly timeless names - for example I did not know of any Sams or Toms growing up and now these names are very commonplace. Even classic names go in cycles.

babybumblebeee Thu 20-Oct-11 21:18:17

Sam and Tom were popular when I was at school. I was born in 1974.

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