Hello, I am 25 and not pregnant but a lot of my friends have had babies recently and so it got me thinking about baby names. I absolutely love the name Buddy. I grew up with a Buddy Holly tape and a love for him so that's where it has come from but I just think it's a great name. A few of my friends think it sounds like a name for a pet dog and my boyfriends mum said she wasn't having a grandson called Buddy. So, what do you think?!
Well, I do not like Buddy Bear! You can't ask people if they would like to be called a certian name because they won't see past their own name I don't think? When they are older they could just be "Bud" or use their middle name I suppose. Suppose it's not really sexy and whatnot but if he's gona be my son i won't care. Maybe that's the problem! Maybe I'll call him something "normal" and use Buddy as his nickname too. For a girl, I like Jessica.
Lynette: I'd pick Oliver, Leo, Ethan I think. I loved the name Jack but then i went out with a Jack and he turned out to be an a*se. Badgerina: Yes you are right, I will have a very good think before i do name any child i have. Youmaylogout: I do quite like Charlie actually! Madcap: Love it! Maybe I will get a horse and call him Buddy instead! Ilike thename holly, also poppy, penny and ginger but i suppose ginger is the same as Buddy.
Yeah, but an awful lot of other people are going to see it in terms of the hair colour aren't they? Because that's what it's most common use is. This is another example of where you need to get past what you think in isolation and look at what it's going to do to the child when it starts school.
Buddy was the name of the first horse I ever rode. Quite a pleasant fellow. But. Well. A horse. And then, yes, Buddy the Elf "Smiling's my favourite!" pops immediately to mind too. They're at least not unpleasant associations... I'm in the nickname camp with several PP's.
Buddy is a cutsie nick name, and an alternative to 'mate' as a way to refer to a friend. Where I live now it is also how men commonly address children that they are coaching or mentoring 'great catch buddy', 'you can do it buddy' etc. Also very commonly used for dogs (aka man's best friend/my best buddy). I really don't like it as a given name, to me it's a bit like junior or baby, not really a name at all.
Totally agree with Badgerina, it's a big responsibility naming a child and you have to do your best to be sure that they will thank you rather than curse you later in life. I can't imagine anyone being very happy with a first name of either Buddy or Ginger for that matter. Both to me would be better used for pets.
Yeah I dont think I will actually call any of my children that, I just wanted to see what outsiders thought of the name to see if anyone in the world out there agreed with me! LynetteScavo was the only one! I do understand what other posters are saying re. school. I do have a name that includes a nickname for a vagina althought its not spelled the same way (can you guess?!) and I did get teased for it, I wouldnt say bullied but def teased, but i dont think i cared I just thought...Silly boys!