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Hunter for a boy?

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flowerygirl Wed 07-Nov-12 09:41:35

Hunter is a family name and I really like it.

But is it too 'hard'?! Worried it sounds a bit too much like an army general!

Bumpstart Thu 15-Nov-12 19:43:37

A bit crazy but funny I wouldn't call my babbie that.
By baby bumpstart aged 6.

flowerygirl Thu 15-Nov-12 18:51:07

That's funny! It's my Father in Law's middle name and it was his Dad's too. My father in law likes it as does the rest of the family on both sides.

When me and my husband got married the registrar said 'what a good name'!

googlyeyes Sun 11-Nov-12 16:36:36

Dh's middle name is Hunter (after the ship his grandfather served on in WW2) and he has loathed it all his life.

On our wedding day he was visibly cringing having to give his full name. Ditto whenever he sent his CV off for jobs etc etc

His DM begged us to use it for our DS but it was DH that absolutely vetoed it. I thought it was cool (as a middle name!) but he said I should listen to someone who'd had to actually live with it, which I thought was fair enough!

blondefriend Fri 09-Nov-12 23:06:08

I'm afraid I don't like it as a first name (nothing to do with guns, I don't care either way and I do like the odd bit of game occasionally) but it would make an unusual and nice middle name (especially with the family connection).

flowerygirl Wed 07-Nov-12 21:17:09

I love all these comments! BooBumpDaddyandMe, you are very welcome, glad you like the name too!

Hunter being 'overtly masculine' doesn't bother me, in fact it reassures me as I'm looking for a strong, manly name!

GreatGardenstuff Wed 07-Nov-12 20:37:29

It's just too overtly macho. Horrible.

BooBumpDaddyandMe Wed 07-Nov-12 20:31:36

Lovely grin
It's gone on my list - am going to run it by DH when he gets home! Sorry to be a thief!!

Ham69 Wed 07-Nov-12 20:26:31

Fairly popular in Australia, top 50 I think. Not keen myself, would put it in the same category as that awful Nicola Maclean's son called 'Striker', poor child.

Pinkbear Wed 07-Nov-12 19:12:55

Perfect name
(For wellies or a Labrador )

flowerygirl Wed 07-Nov-12 15:49:42

Haha, 'knobbed Ulrika'! Lovely choice of words!

Yeah the only thing is it wouldn't really suit a baby! I can't imagine someone 'ahhing' after they look in the pram and I say the name!

But he will only be a baby for such a tiny amount of time...better to go with something that will suit a child/adult! What with all the Charlies, Fins and Alfies-I feel boys quickly grow out of these names...

Meringue33 Wed 07-Nov-12 12:59:03

I actually love it as a name and am considering it myself. But worried about the association with HST (great writer, drug abuser, gun lover, killed himself). Also synonyms: stalker, predator... sad

DrunkenDaisy Wed 07-Nov-12 12:50:15

I think of the gladiator who knobbed Ulrika.

survivingautumn Wed 07-Nov-12 12:42:50

Has no-one mentioned wellies? That's what I think of..wellies and guns.

Not for me personally but maybe because I don't know of any little boys called Hunter and I just can't see it suiting a little baby boy.

TessOfTheBurbervilles Wed 07-Nov-12 12:38:52

I think it's awful.

I see it as a 'trailer trash' name.

birdofthenorth Wed 07-Nov-12 12:16:53

Eek, arms-hating not arms-hosting!

birdofthenorth Wed 07-Nov-12 12:16:32

I like it. And I'm a vegetarian, arms-hosting leftie smile

Asinine Wed 07-Nov-12 12:14:33

There is a writer called Hunter Davies married to Margaret Forster. How about as a middle name?

lisaro Wed 07-Nov-12 12:11:12

Great - as a surname. As a first name? He'll no. Awful, sounds American. Truly awful.

Gwennan Wed 07-Nov-12 10:42:35

All the associations I have with the name are related to violence. Not one for me but then again, I don't like this kind of 'hyper-masculine' name at all. Very macho.

MolotovBomb Wed 07-Nov-12 10:39:30

Okay, claraschu

claraschu Wed 07-Nov-12 10:35:26

Sorry, Molotov, I wrote the post and then noticed your name and it just seemed like a funny coincidence. Of course I'm not meaning to imply anything, and I was obnoxious to say that. It just was mildly amusing. Sorry.

SillyBeardyDaddyman Wed 07-Nov-12 10:33:21

Can you feel the power of the gladiators?!?

I love it!

MolotovBomb Wed 07-Nov-12 10:33:06

Excuse me, claraschu? I resent the assumption that you've made about me. Please do not use my posts an manipulate them to seem like I support the use of firearms.

Yes: Hunter+MolotovBomb = I must be an a gun-nut.


MrsJellybye Wed 07-Nov-12 10:28:34

I really like it. I knew a Hunter when I was about 15 (so this is going back, ahem, a few years) and he was about 18 and in his final year of school and really rather handsome. I've liked the name ever since <shallow> blush

It's simple and strong and I don't get the gun connotations; I imagine a strong, active and competent man <amazing what a name can do....>

forehead Wed 07-Nov-12 10:26:47

Sorry i dislike the name. It sounds like the name of the 'hero' in a dodgy Mills and Boon novel.

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