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cupcake19992110436247 Thu 20-Sep-12 16:01:55

I've been thinking about the name Duke.. and i was wondering what everyone else thought on the name?! xx

Iwannamovenow Thu 20-Sep-12 16:05:23

I think our neighbour's dog is called duke.

Pochemuchka Thu 20-Sep-12 16:06:43

I'm loathe to be too unkind on these threads but Duke is a dogs name IMO.

Montsti Thu 20-Sep-12 16:06:56

Not to my taste at all...sounds very American cowboy..

VeritableSmorgasbord Thu 20-Sep-12 16:07:43

Can you imagine yelling it across a crowded supermarket? If that doesn't make you shudder, then go ahead grin

PicklesThePottyMouthedParrot Thu 20-Sep-12 16:08:59

In with pochemucka I'm afraid.

He'd also need to be pretty butch to pull it off. grin

DawnOfTheDee Thu 20-Sep-12 16:09:11

Not keen tbh. Very american sounding. And my DH has helpfully pointed out that it 'rhymes with puke'.

cupcake19992110436247 Thu 20-Sep-12 16:09:42

thanks i will think about what you have said smile

Devora Thu 20-Sep-12 16:09:48

I really hate it, I"m afraid. Normally I refrain from commenting on names I don't like, but this one has pulled me out of my torpor.

LadyMargolotta Thu 20-Sep-12 16:09:55

As bad as Earl.

FastidiaBlueberry Thu 20-Sep-12 16:10:04

Pochemuchka is right
It is definitely a dog's name

scaevola Thu 20-Sep-12 16:19:30

I'd expect a labrador.

LuellaLovesLavender Thu 20-Sep-12 16:24:29

Didn't Giulianna Ranic call her baby Duke recently? I think it's nice! But I don't think you will get a good reaction from muumsnet to it wink

DontCallMeMummyPig Thu 20-Sep-12 16:25:51

I love it. I have a friend who's DS1 is Duke and DS2 is Carter. V cool.

LadyMargolotta Thu 20-Sep-12 16:38:47

Luella didn't she call him Edward?

NadiaWadia Thu 20-Sep-12 16:40:54

American and old-fashioned.

coffeeinbed Thu 20-Sep-12 16:42:48

Only if he has a sibling called Wyatt.
Preferably a girl.

Xiaoxiong Thu 20-Sep-12 16:49:42

Anyone know the song "Duke of Earl"? grin

But seriously, speaking as an American, you don't want to name your child after Uncle Duke from Doonesbury...

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Thu 20-Sep-12 16:50:11

Sorry, but Duke is terrible! I wouldn't even give that name to my dog!

MrsJohnDeere Thu 20-Sep-12 16:52:05


German Shepherd name

lisaro Thu 20-Sep-12 16:53:04

Very creative. 1/10.

CremeEggThief Thu 20-Sep-12 16:53:41

John Wayne!

CakeBump Thu 20-Sep-12 16:54:39

Reminds me of Dukie from The Wire.

Ended up a crackhead....

PineappleBed Thu 20-Sep-12 16:56:27

I don't like it, to me it's like calling him "mr" or "dr" it's a title to me rather than a name.

BlueberryHill Thu 20-Sep-12 16:57:07

John Wayne as well, lots of get off your horse and drink your milk jokes. I know I'm old.

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