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Felix....the cat?!

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VickyU Wed 26-Sep-12 14:11:55

After hours of conversation, DH and I think we have settled on Felix. However, yesterday at the hairdressers (kind of a local place where everyone knows everyone and chats) I made the mistake of saying that we had chosen Felix and a few of the women in there burst into hysterics and said 'the cat!'

Now obviously DH and I have discusse the cat connection, but I guess we thought that it didn't really matter too much. We certainly didn't think there was a risk of bullying because of it. Now I am panicking...! What do you all think? We have had such a hard time deciding on a name because of an outrageously difficult surname and we really thought we had settled it!

BananaBubbles Wed 26-Sep-12 14:13:21

Felix is great.I'd stick with it.

bananaramma Wed 26-Sep-12 14:14:16

I think cat food, sorry.

(but we own a cat and have the tins around...)

Kelerina Wed 26-Sep-12 14:15:39

I like it!

emmyloo2 Wed 26-Sep-12 14:16:00

It's fabulous - stick with it. It's on my list for DC2. People say all sorts of stupid comments. Ignore them.

rachel1970 Wed 26-Sep-12 14:17:35

Lovely name BUT it is also the name of a well known cat food (in the UK anyway).

Beamur Wed 26-Sep-12 14:22:34

I had a guinea pig called Felix.
Despite the cat connection, it's a name that is around so not so unusual, if you like it use it.
But let this be a lesson to you - don't share your ideas on names with people unless you have a thick skin! People are much less likely to ridicule when presented with a baby named 'x' than a bump. Congrats BTW.

rachel1970 Wed 26-Sep-12 14:24:23

Yes, silly schoolboys may well tease 'Felix the cat' or the catfood, but then almost every name has a teasing potential imo. If you love it, go for it.

mummybare Wed 26-Sep-12 14:30:26

I have a pot plant called Felix, so for me it conjures up images of leaves rather than whiskers, but I also happen to think it's a lovely name for a baby. Go for it!

Dogsmom Wed 26-Sep-12 14:46:59

I think cat too, it wouldn't be so bad if it was a brand that was around years ago but it's still very popular and in everyday life as a cat food brand.

persephoneplum Wed 26-Sep-12 14:56:51

My Felix has never been teased about his name - it's quite a normal name at his school with one Felix in every year. We absolutely love the car connotation as we're mad on cats! I don't see why it's a bad thing to associate with Felix the cat?

My Felix is so proud of the cat connection he wants to call this baby Kit or Tabitha smile It's a boy so Kit is definitely on the table.

We've only had two people mention the cartoon character in all his 7.5 years and it wasn't a derogatory thing. It's a fabulous name!

persephoneplum Wed 26-Sep-12 14:57:44

We're in Australia by the way - no cat food here by that name smile

YouMayLogOut Wed 26-Sep-12 15:02:01

Felix is a fab name smile And Felix the cat in the cartoon was great. Not a fan of the female names often associated with cats though.

sittinginthesun Wed 26-Sep-12 15:03:20

Love it. Would be one of my names, if I had another (which I won't). smile

turkeyboots Wed 26-Sep-12 15:05:01

3 Felixs in DD's Y1 class so is popular despite the feline link.

But I always think of Felix the cat!

delilah88 Wed 26-Sep-12 15:09:52

Don't listen to them! You are way more stylish than your hairdresser.

Ham69 Wed 26-Sep-12 18:33:02

I love the name and wanted it for DC2 who turned out to be a DD. So what about the cat food. There are far worse things to share a name with.

newtonupontheheath Wed 26-Sep-12 19:09:30

I love felix.

But I also liked Dexter and Marley..... Which are apparently dogs names hmm

GoByTrain Wed 26-Sep-12 19:50:03

I like it a lot! But (& I only ask since it's on my list) does it have any nn potential aside from 'Fe'?

PicklesThePottyMouthedParrot Wed 26-Sep-12 19:54:37

Nice! Friend has one no mention of cat food. I'd use it..

KitchenandJumble Wed 26-Sep-12 20:29:35

Well, I admit that is one of my first associations with the name as well. But it's a great name. I would consider using it myself if it didn't clash with DH's surname.

SeventhEverything Wed 26-Sep-12 20:32:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

misscomanche Wed 26-Sep-12 21:00:42

Love it, its's on my short list. Even if anyone thinks of the cat at first, the association will wear off.

I have one. It is getting v popular. I wanted him to be Felix Arthur but drew the line at two brands of cat food. His actual name combination was much derided on MN anyway.

squoosh Wed 26-Sep-12 21:08:32

Hmmm, I automatically think The Cat when I hear the name. Cartoon and cat food brand have made it very feline.

I wouldn't say it out loud, but I'd definitely think it.

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