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Peter? Jolyon?

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ClaryCazalet Mon 04-Feb-13 19:43:17

It's pronounced JoeLeon I think. Thanks for the feedback all.

ZolaBuddleia Mon 04-Feb-13 15:36:57

Is it pronounced Jolly-on, Joll-yon or Joll-yun?

I know a Peter who's a bit of a git. grin

omri Mon 04-Feb-13 15:33:02

meant to say too - i have only ever met very good, honest, loyal men called peter. dont think you can be a bad person with such a good strong name!

omri Mon 04-Feb-13 15:31:45

love peter - its on my shortlist if my next is a boy smile

shoobidoo Mon 04-Feb-13 11:24:56

I know a lovely 12 year old Jolyon - he's very cool and so I like the name. Jolly or Jonny as nicknames. Really love it actually, espcially as it's not overused.

I'm less keen on Rupert and find Edward a little dull.

LadyLech Mon 04-Feb-13 02:25:41

Jolyon is one of my absolute favourite boys names. It has so many nicknames, and if he is not keen, then he can always shorten it to Jon.

I would have had it if, my hubsand hadn;t banned me and I only had daughters grin.

Coconutty Sun 03-Feb-13 18:43:28

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Elleroo Sun 03-Feb-13 18:41:58

I love Peter it's definitely on my's an established name without it being too common, and suits all ages.

I also like Rupert.

ClaryCazalet Sun 03-Feb-13 17:43:00

Thanks all, some useful responses here. Just love Jolyon in the Forsyte Saga and is there a cuter nn for a little boy than Jolly?

IHeartKingThistle Sun 03-Feb-13 15:01:24

oh my it's not Chechen! Cute! It's so cute!


SingSongMummy Sun 03-Feb-13 13:21:42

I love Jolyon, think it's a great name; unusual, but

BikeRunSki Sun 03-Feb-13 13:15:10

Peter is my DS's middle name too, after my favourite uncle. Considered it for first name, but it would have given some one else I don't like ideas!

Anyway, apart from the uncle connection I like it because it is traditional, well known, but not common.!

RooneyMara Sun 03-Feb-13 12:18:08

I have one, it's a super name smile I'm surprisedthere aren;t more little ones.

IHeartKingThistle Sun 03-Feb-13 12:15:23

Peter is a fab name, it's my dad's name and Ds's middle name. seriously considered it for first name too. Petie is so Chechen they're little.

ClaryCazalet Sun 03-Feb-13 12:09:19

Hmm, feared as much re Jolyon. Views on Peter anyone?

NorbertDentressangle Sun 03-Feb-13 12:03:10

Of those its only Edward that I would consider OK I'm afraid.

Jolyon is along the lines of Tarquin and Ptolemy in my mind

RooneyMara Sun 03-Feb-13 11:59:36

all good apart from jolyon - try saying them out loud, I find it hard to say iyswim.

ClaryCazalet Sun 03-Feb-13 11:41:25

Anyone have thoughts on either of these? I love both but I think I may have odd taste in boys' names... I am looking for something uncommon but traditional. Also like Edward and Rupert. All reactions welcome! Thanks.

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