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What do you think of the boys name Frej?

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honeytea Tue 30-Oct-12 20:29:41

Any opinions on the name Frej for a boy?

It is a god name (Freja's brother) he is the norse god of fertility.

Our baby was conceived the cycle we were due to start IVF (naturally) I would like a name that ment fertility as it feels like such a little miracle that I got pregnant after such a long time. We loved the name Freja for a girl and I am starting to consider the name Frej for a boy.

We live in Sweden and it is a normal boys name here, I do worry a little that if DS chooses to go to university in the UK he would get teased for having a name so close to a girls name.

Other choices at the moment are

Teodor (teo/teddy)
Elvin (elf friend) we call him elfie now


mellowcat Tue 30-Oct-12 20:31:35

How would you pronounce it, if it is pronounced 'Frey' I really like it!

honeytea Tue 30-Oct-12 20:32:53

Yup it's like frey, the r is rolled when said in Swedish smile

TeaTeaLotsOfTea Tue 30-Oct-12 20:34:09

Like the pronunciation not so much the spelling

EmpressOfTheSevenScreams Tue 30-Oct-12 20:34:44

I like it too and I think he'd be fine in the UK - it's well within normal range! Congratulations.

mellowcat Tue 30-Oct-12 20:36:45

Gorgeous name then, I like the way it is spelt and pronounced. I also like Elfie from your list.

attheendoftheday Tue 30-Oct-12 21:30:03

Frey and Tor were on my top boys names list, I love them both. I think Frej is wonderful as a spelling (but I didn't think of it).

I've ended up with two girls so never used them, though.

honeytea Tue 30-Oct-12 21:45:33

I'm so glad that Frej is a liked name! I was not expecting such positive feedback smile

Changing the spelling isn't an option really as a j sounds like a y in Swedish so the phonic spelling would be Frej, I think it might confuse people if we used the y spelling. If we lived in the UK I would prefere the Frey spelling.

echidnakid Tue 30-Oct-12 23:17:38

I like Frej, and the meaning is wonderful. Congratulations!

sashh Wed 31-Oct-12 06:11:08

I was going to say 'no, but then you said you were in Sweden so go for it.

If he goes to uni in the UK he can always be Fred.

echidnakid Wed 31-Oct-12 07:24:44

I don't think your son will have to change his name/worry about it in the UK, I have friends called Channika, Snehelata, Heinke etc so Frej would be easy by comparison!

honeytea Wed 31-Oct-12 07:35:02

I suppose by the time he is old enough for university in the UK he will be old enough to not be phased at people being mean about his name (if they are mean about his name.) We will be in the UK at least twice a year visiting family but I'm sure they will learn how to say his name and they won't be mean about it smile

dysfunctionalme Wed 31-Oct-12 07:38:17

I think it's fine in the context you describe and by university or whatever he ends up doing he'll be a big boy and able to cope with name taunts. There are a lot of unusual names around so no doubt all his mates will be similarly experienced.

messtins Wed 31-Oct-12 08:11:03

I think Frej is fine, not a name I've come across but if you are Swedish won't raise too many eyebrows here.
Theodore/ Teodor means " gift of God" as do Jonathan and Matthew - also good in your context.

Snowflakepie Wed 31-Oct-12 10:38:33

I think Frej is cool, most universities are so multicultural that I can't see anyone even caring, beyond explaining that its Swedish! Love the meaning too.

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