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We really love the name Baxter

(67 Posts)
Mawgatron Sun 17-Feb-13 10:22:02

But have stupidly told people who keep trying to convince us otherwise.
We said we loved it before we were even trying for a baby (watched the Ian drury film and when we heard he had named his son that we both thought it was a brilliant and unusual name), and now we are 5 months pregnant we are starting to doubt ourselves. Everyone keeps saying 'its a dogs name' or 'that's a soup'.
But we still love it! Should we stick to our guns or cave to pressure?
He would be Baxter Sturge if that helps your judgement in any way?

TheSecondComing Sun 17-Feb-13 13:40:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TwllBach Sun 17-Feb-13 13:44:30

I think this "it's a dog name" can be a bit silly. It;s not like you're planning on calling him Fido or Rover. I know lots of dogs called Meg and Charlie, and I also know lots of people called Meg and Charlie. I don't laugh at them becuase they have dogs names!

MinnieBar Sun 17-Feb-13 13:48:38





MonsterBookOfTysons Sun 17-Feb-13 13:52:26

I like it. But agree it sounds odd with your surname but I wouldn't let that put you off.

Branleuse Sun 17-Feb-13 13:57:40

ignore people
it sounds fine with the surname and its uber cool

Bunbaker Sun 17-Feb-13 14:01:49

A firm of solicitors
Or a surname

Sorry, but I don't like it

lesserspottedshitehawk Sun 17-Feb-13 14:39:34

Twllbach I agree with that.
I once told my mum (when I was much younger) that I liked Sophie.

Her answer - that's a budgies name.

Narked Sun 17-Feb-13 14:45:55

Exactly what Fanny said.

'Sorry... dog's name. And Baxter Sturge sounds like a public infrastructure consultancy firm...'

Ariel21 Sun 17-Feb-13 14:49:54

Fuck everyone else. It's not their choice. It's yours. Unless you specifically asked for friends/families opinions. In which case they are entitled to tell you. Still, don't cave - if you love it, then go for it.

BeQuicksieorBeDead Sun 17-Feb-13 15:16:20

You could spend ages coming up with a safe, classic to middle of the road name for a baby boy, then a year after he is born, ASDA bring out a clothing range using the same name as your child. He will spend his primary school years being told that every jumper, shoe and shirt has got his name in it. But he will still turn out alright, and fairly well adjusted.

Baxter is original and cool.

My dog has got the same name as someone in my class, and they are both lovely, clever and cheeky. My BIL has got a dog called Dave. I would draw the line at Rover, or Butch (particularly for a girl) but I don't think anyone at my school would bat an eyelid. But then we have kids with apostrophes stuck in their names at 'artistic' points.

onlymeee Sun 17-Feb-13 18:58:26

Regardless of anything else, it does NOT go well with Sturge. Ster-stur is a no-no. Find something else.

ZolaBuddleia Sun 17-Feb-13 19:37:09

I don't have a problem with Baxter, but don't like the 'ster ster' thing either, sorry.

PandaWatch Sun 17-Feb-13 19:50:14

"Bark twice if you're in Milwaukee!"


But no.

MidnightMasquerader Mon 18-Feb-13 00:12:16

I know of two little pre-school brothers called Cooper and Baxter - not my taste personally, but I think they go well together, and little Baxter in particular carries his name off with aplomb. A teeny litle dude with long blonde surfer hair.

I kind of agree re the -ster/Stur sounds running together, but then again, you can sort of imagine a newsreader, a famous Olympian, or fearless explorer-type with a memorable name like that. smile

The name is just fine - go for it, if you really like it. And stop telling people your preferences before the baby has arrived!! <raps OP's knuckles>

toobreathless Mon 18-Feb-13 03:36:22

I REALLY don't like it & I am generally pretty relaxed when it comes to other people's name choices, I like or don't dislike most things.

Mawgatron Mon 18-Feb-13 07:06:38

I know, I know midnight! First baby, don't know the ropes yet! Def won't be telling people next time.

Some other possibilities: Rudy,, Edwin, Walter (although same ter/stur issue there), Jacob, Bruno, Sidney, Kitson, Barnaby.

QuietNinjaTardis Mon 18-Feb-13 07:26:01

Jacob, Bruno and barnaby are nice. I'm ignoring Baxter, sorry. It really doesn't go with your surname

RobinSparkles Mon 18-Feb-13 07:50:22

I don't think Bruno goes with Sturge. It sounds a bit like "brew not stirred" to me.

I like Jacob from your list.

AKissIsNotAContract Mon 18-Feb-13 07:53:45

I love Rudy. How about Rex Sturge?

INeedALieIn Mon 18-Feb-13 08:02:11

I love it.

I also love Barlow

FoxyRevenger Mon 18-Feb-13 08:06:11

But Baxter is the best of that list by far!

I actually really like it. We have an Innes which has the same surname-y vibe, and I can tell people don't LOVE it the way they do his sister's name (more conventional) but I honestly don't care one bit. You don't once they're born, it just becomes who they are.

Go for it!

NotADragonOfSoup Mon 18-Feb-13 08:57:18

Rudy, Edwin Bruno & Jacob go with your surname

I loath Barnaby with a vengeance, but that's personal taste as is my dislike of Walter. Sidney and Kitson don't sound right with your surname to me.

Loz1980 Mon 18-Feb-13 09:50:20

I think Baxter is a gorgeous name! Not convinced it goes with your surname but then I had same problem with DS2's name. In the end I went with it because I love it but we used a longer version of name on his birth certificate which does sound better. Pity there's not a longer version of Baxter. But you could hyphenate it.

ZolaBuddleia Mon 18-Feb-13 10:04:59

Now you're talking! Barnaby goes well, both in full and as Barney, and I LOVE Rudy.

Walter goes much better as it's not 'ster', although I'm not mad keen on it.


LeeCoakley Mon 18-Feb-13 10:06:50

st-st a complete no-no. You have others on your list that are so much better! I can't say it properly without stumbling (!) so imagine if your child had a slight lisp? shock

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