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Beck for a boy

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TittyWhistles Mon 17-Sep-12 16:16:17

What do you think?

BikeRunSki Mon 17-Sep-12 16:24:25

Small river springs to mind

Then nn for Rebecca

Then that 1990s singer

Then maybe a surname

Not come across it as a full first name for a boy.

jkklpu Mon 17-Sep-12 16:25:29

... and call
awful rapist police officer in Cracker

BikeRunSki Mon 17-Sep-12 16:28:13

That's not to say I don't like it, but having spent my childhood explaining and justifying my first name (not even that strange, just dated/ahead of its time), I am drawn to unremarkable names. As in names that no one would remark upon.

BackforGood Mon 17-Sep-12 16:31:04

Poor chap would have to spend his life responding to "What's your real name?", which I wouldn't do to / inflict upon a child of mine.

saskia87 Mon 17-Sep-12 16:47:29

It's ok as a nn for Beckett.

fatsamsgrandslam Mon 17-Sep-12 16:48:49

I like it.

goingtoofast Mon 17-Sep-12 16:49:24


TittyWhistles Mon 17-Sep-12 16:52:27

I'm inclined to agree BackforGood. It sounds like it should be short for something else.

DP really likes it for its dictionar definition of "brook or swift flowing stream" I'm not too sure. We don't have any other boys names lined up.

Don't remember anyone else in Cracker jkklpu but Robbie Coltrane, isn't it funny how hearing something as simple as a name can spark off this whole negative or positive association thing?

I've only ever heard of Beck Hanson who did that 'Im a loser baby' song.

camsie Mon 17-Sep-12 16:56:01

I love it! It's on our shortlist if we have another boy. Very cool. Would probably have it as a nn for Beckett.

squoosh Mon 17-Sep-12 17:01:17

The only Beck I know is a Rebecca.

I'd assume you were fans of the singer.

turningvioletviolet Mon 17-Sep-12 17:16:50

Ds(15) has a friend called Beck - I actually think it's quite cool, and that's given that Ds is called George, and the name Beck is waaay out of the usual type of name I would go for. As far as DS is aware Beck is not short for anything.

PurplyWurply Mon 17-Sep-12 19:34:40

I fear the nn Boak would be too obvious.

MrsJohnDeere Mon 17-Sep-12 20:03:54


LemonLovesLilac Mon 17-Sep-12 20:33:47

Sounds like beer! Don't really like it sorry!

Back2Two Mon 17-Sep-12 20:36:54

I like it too

No, sorry.

Bunbaker Mon 17-Sep-12 20:38:59

What about Brook/Brooke instead. I know a Brooke.

DairyNips Mon 17-Sep-12 20:41:25

Love this name, we really wanted to use it for ds3 but there's a (very cool) boy in my ds1's class called that.

suebfg Mon 17-Sep-12 20:42:27

Not a fan, sorry

BonnieBumble Mon 17-Sep-12 20:43:02

I really like it. We had Beckett on our list for ds1 8 years ago and would have shortened it to Beck.

AlwaysHoldingOnToStars Mon 17-Sep-12 21:20:18

I like it. I was in love with a boy called Beck in primary school. He was Scottish. And gorgeous.

TittyWhistles Mon 17-Sep-12 21:21:40

Thanks all for your honoured opinions. I quite like Brook, Bunbaker but then i'd be a bit nervous people assume it was nn for Brooklyn.

PurplyWurply anyone who made that association out loud in real life would immediately be outed as an MNer [Shock] wouldn't they?

Soooo, unless something that really knocks my socks off namewise appears, I might have to let DP get his way with this one. (and keep fingers crossed its a girl).

TittyWhistles Mon 17-Sep-12 21:22:50

<grimaces at bad techy>

effingwotsits Mon 17-Sep-12 21:29:33

I really like it.

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