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(29 Posts)
lucywiltshire Sat 19-Jan-13 19:25:24

For a boy - yes or no?

sailorsgal Sun 20-Jan-13 20:32:10

DH has a friend from boarding school called Sholto. I'd never heared of it before. I quite like it!

MrsMaryCooper Sun 20-Jan-13 19:47:50

I like it, i considered it for DS. DH pulled a veto.

It is quite posh though.

lucywiltshire Sun 20-Jan-13 19:41:58

he won't go to Eton sadly but hubby does teach in a similar school so we get cheap fees there! Hopefully he wouldn't feel out of place there!

LindaMcCartneySausage Sun 20-Jan-13 15:03:33

It's Scottish, but it's very unusual in Scotland. ive neber met one. It's ver ver posh - the sort of name old Etonians with Scottish heritage might give their child. Quite like it, and your DS is unlikely to be one of 3 in his class (unless he goes to Etonian maybe!? hmm)

lucywiltshire Sun 20-Jan-13 14:44:17

very confused now! Still loving it and Hubby has some Scottish blood and greq up in Edinburgh. Oddly though he isn't that keen!!

MorphandChas Sun 20-Jan-13 11:21:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

sparkle12mar08 Sat 19-Jan-13 23:21:05

I know a real life one - parents are Scottish/Irish, and the association with fertility would make perfect sense as I think he was an assisted conception. I think it's lovely if you have Scottish heritage, a classic and strong old school name.

Narked Sat 19-Jan-13 23:08:10


WifeofPie Sat 19-Jan-13 20:53:47

It sounds like a Jack London book.

lucywiltshire Sat 19-Jan-13 20:51:36

seems like a bit of a Marmite name then!

SamsGoldilocks Sat 19-Jan-13 20:51:07

I like it

Longtalljosie Sat 19-Jan-13 20:51:04

Have you been reading North and South?

borisjohnsonshair Sat 19-Jan-13 20:49:14


Floralnomad Sat 19-Jan-13 20:45:13

Not as bad as Gavroche!

HDee Sat 19-Jan-13 20:44:09

Never heard of it. It sounds like a brand of Japanese car, so no.

Viviennemary Sat 19-Jan-13 20:44:01

It's pretty awful but I've heard worse.

Moominsarescary Sat 19-Jan-13 20:43:02

Just googled it and apparently it's Scottish and means fruitfulness/fertility

Moominsarescary Sat 19-Jan-13 20:40:45

Not keen at all

Chottie Sat 19-Jan-13 20:38:35

Sorry, no.

Anonymumous Sat 19-Jan-13 20:37:09

Sounds like a prize-winning racehorse to me.

lucywiltshire Sat 19-Jan-13 20:35:53

Never heard of Merry Gentry?! It goes well with our surname but not sure - think it might be a bit unusual. Hubby is a teacher and there is one at his school. Not sure what it means as haven't checked baby names book but it is def a proper name!!!!

Flossiechops Sat 19-Jan-13 20:04:57

No no and no again!

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 19-Jan-13 20:03:49


PeachActiviaMinge Sat 19-Jan-13 20:01:30

Are you a Merry Gentry fan OP? wink I'm really not keen but I might be biased from the books all I think is bat like human with tentacles that act like extra penises/penii.

LedaOfSparta Sat 19-Jan-13 19:39:39

Love it, love it, love it.

I wanted it if DD had been a DS but DH wasn't as keen.

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