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ValiumQueen Sun 23-Sep-12 13:59:05

We may have found a name at last. DH has a similar first name, and it means 'son of the grey haired' which is apt as we are both ancient.

Any thoughts oh wise but brutally honest ones grin

MordecaiAndTheRigbys Sun 23-Sep-12 14:03:10

It's very American I think so it might work better in the US. Plus if you or others shorten it to grey, people are going to think you are a fan of the fifty shades shit.

Aspiemum2 Sun 23-Sep-12 14:05:05

It makes me think of revenge! But I love it grin

TreacleChops Sun 23-Sep-12 14:06:56

i like it shortened to Grey but like Morde said about the 50 shades shite!!

Bluestocking Sun 23-Sep-12 14:07:21

I don't particularly like surnamey first names. In this case, I would imagine it was in honour of Grayson Perry, transvestite potter, Turner Prize winner and all-round superstar. But that would be no bad thing as GP is a national treasure.

MrSunshine Sun 23-Sep-12 14:07:25

The only Grayson I know is an American woman.

Don't like it, sorry.

ValiumQueen Sun 23-Sep-12 14:08:08

I was a bit concerned about the fifty shades connection too, but can honestly say his conception had nothing to do with it!

aspiemum Why revenge? <<intrigued>>

SirEdmundFrillary Sun 23-Sep-12 14:08:47

I like it because of Grayson Perry, who speaks a lot of sense.

Aspiemum2 Sun 23-Sep-12 14:09:26

Isn't that one of the characters names? Or maybe I'm thinking of the wrong show confused

Still love the name though

ValiumQueen Sun 23-Sep-12 14:10:08

Never heard of GP, but he went to Portsmouth Poly so he must be a cool dude.

ValiumQueen Sun 23-Sep-12 14:13:15

Never heard of revenge. Just googled. Family name apparently.

Badgerina Sun 23-Sep-12 14:20:42

I like it. Grayson Perry is indeed very cool. His teddy bear is called Mr Measels - also an awesome name.

Ilovedaintynuts Sun 23-Sep-12 14:23:32

I think it's really horrible, sorry. I think of Larry.

Newtothisstuff Sun 23-Sep-12 14:25:21

I love it ! A good friend of mine has a son named Grayson !!

YouMayLogOut Sun 23-Sep-12 14:27:14

Not for me, sorry.

ValiumQueen Sun 23-Sep-12 14:27:32

I forgot about Larry!

BananaBubbles Sun 23-Sep-12 15:02:45

Its horrid. Perhaps fine as a middle name,but very unattractive as a first.

ilovesprouts Sun 23-Sep-12 15:06:39

one of my fb pals has a baby called grayson hes cute

Teapot13 Sun 23-Sep-12 17:47:34

I think it's very trendy, and it also reminds me of the old He-Man cartoons.

There are loads of names for people having children when they're older -- what about Isaac? (I'm sure you're not that old.)

Pancakeflipper Sun 23-Sep-12 17:49:47

No... I don't know why It'snot the Larry thing. Perhaps I feel drab when I say it "Grey son...." It doesn't sound like a happy name.#

Nice name for a grey horse though.

mrsbugsywugsy Sun 23-Sep-12 17:53:10

I don't like it, it sounds like a surname

I would assume it was after Grayson Perry as it's the only time I've ever heard the name

lljkk Sun 23-Sep-12 17:53:17

I first heard of this as a Girl name, and I still don't like it. I suppose you could do worse.

NapaCab Sun 23-Sep-12 17:53:26

It's popular here in the US and getting more popular. A friend's son is called Grayson and it suits him. I think it grows on you after a while so if you like it go ahead. With the way US trends tend to cross the ocean, it might be more common in a few years time in the UK too.

scarlettsmummy2 Sun 23-Sep-12 17:53:35

I like it. Different but not tacky.

ValiumQueen Sun 23-Sep-12 19:59:28

Bit of a marmite response, that I quite like actually. Thank you for your honesty.

teapot that made me laugh! Not quite that old, but getting there!

We are not 100% decided, and may well wait to see what he looks like.

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