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Dexter - too popular? Opinions.

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snowchick1977 Wed 10-Oct-12 09:31:01

I'm 39 weeks and this is the only name we like, as we have 2 other ds, who used up our favourite names.

Any opinions welcome good or bad....also, got no idea for a middle name which goes well, again, any opinions gratefully received.


Alisvolatpropiis Sat 20-Oct-12 12:03:49

I know a teenage Dexter and I believe it's the name Charlotte Church's son?

So not that common really. I live in Wales though and name popularity does vary from England.

deste Thu 18-Oct-12 22:08:09

We ave a friend 24 called Dexter but we also have a puppy called Dexter?

Kelerina Wed 17-Oct-12 21:35:22

Love the name. Love the serial killer!

Lora1982 Wed 17-Oct-12 18:19:03

go for it. dexter is in my shortlist too and my response to the dogs name thing: my dps name is the most doggy name out there. my respomse to serial killer: he was a vigilante killer killing bad people. i love it

MorallyBankrupt Tue 16-Oct-12 12:35:51

I love love love it!

ValiumQueen Tue 16-Oct-12 12:30:58

Incredibly sexy serial killer. I would love to use this name, but DH has said no.

Metronomy Thu 11-Oct-12 09:46:28

This name is massively on the rise. Here in South London, I know many under 2 years! It's a cute name though; kind of geeky, yet cool.

PickledFanjoCat Wed 10-Oct-12 21:24:04

Dogs are always called human names now.

Vast swathes of the population don't watch dexter anyway. That would be a really spurious reason not to name a child your favourite name.

PrettyPrinceofParties Wed 10-Oct-12 15:19:52

I've met several dogs called Dexter too. Also met several doggy Alfies, Rubys and even a few Jacks. It's also my surname. The name originated in Shepshed, Leicestershire and means cloth/wool dyer. It was on that worst jobs in history program that Tony 'Baldrick' Robinson presented.

StrangeGlue Wed 10-Oct-12 15:09:57

I don't think its very popular and does that really matter anyway?

I like it.

OwlLady Wed 10-Oct-12 15:08:17

call your baby what you want to call him/her and sod everyone else

ilovetermtime Wed 10-Oct-12 15:05:48

I only know one Dexter in real life, but I'm afraid that it also screams 'serial killer' to me too!

MrsJohnDeere Wed 10-Oct-12 15:01:06

Popular but not at the Alfie/Jack/Charlie/Harry level. 2 out of 100 pupils at the Dcs school.

foofooyeah Wed 10-Oct-12 15:00:39

I like it .... but will always remind me of a black bull

pigletpower Wed 10-Oct-12 14:57:38

Our Dexter Miles is 7 so born before the TV series.Never met another one round these parts-Hurrah! Funnily enough nobody has ever mentioned the show. Love the name and it really suits him.

bigbluebump Wed 10-Oct-12 13:52:29

Quite popular but not overly so (not like a top 10 name like Oliver, Jack or Harry!). I like it. I also like Quentin and Xavier which have a similar 'feel'.

MoonHare Wed 10-Oct-12 13:41:54

I know of one little Dexter (19 mth) but I don't think it's an especially popular name, as Gwennan has said. You might meet another but I doubt there'd be 2 in his class.

JennaMoroney Wed 10-Oct-12 10:39:58

Serial killer (handsome one, but still).

I think it is a bit brangelina. it may sound 'cool and trendy' to your ears right now but it's going to sound like wayne one day.

derekthehamster Wed 10-Oct-12 10:25:58

I first heard the name about 10 yrs ago, and wasn't sure about it. It's now more popular (but not over popular) and it's much easier on the ear.

2 Gabriels in my son's class - but only 1 Tom! (No Jack's or Jake's either) So popularity might depend on where you live.

hk78 Wed 10-Oct-12 10:19:17

1. serial killer
2. dex dexter from dynasty.

RightsaidFreud Wed 10-Oct-12 10:12:50

Practical Long forgotten tv show?? Still going strong, season 7 is airing in the USA at the moment!

PedanticPanda Wed 10-Oct-12 10:03:13

It's not just a name from a tv series:

Dexter Blackstock (born 1986), English football player
Dexter Dalwood (born 1960), artist based in London
Dexter M. Ferry (1833–1907), American businessman from Michigan
Dexter M. Ferry, Jr. (1873–1959), American politician from Michigan
Dexter Fletcher (born 1966), British actor
Dexter Gordon (1923–1990), jazz tenor saxophonist
Dexter Holland (born 1965), lead singer of The Offspring
Dexter Horton (1825–1904), founder of the first bank in Seattle
Dexter Vines, American comic book artist and inker

WildWorld2004 Wed 10-Oct-12 10:02:24

When i hear the name dexter i think serial killer.

Gwennan Wed 10-Oct-12 09:53:34

There's also Dexter's Laboratory...

Practicalpam Wed 10-Oct-12 09:45:03

Sorry but all the Dexter's I know are dogs!!
Also would you feel comfortable knowing you had been named after a serial killer from a long forgotten TV series??

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