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Do you know a Morton? How old are they? What are they like?

(40 Posts)
Cookethenook Mon 25-Mar-13 13:49:47

Please please please don't try to put me off the name! We've had such a hard time trying to decide on one that we're both ok with and we think Morton Felix G is a good sounding name that goes well with DS1.

Anyway, like the question says- how old are they, what are they like? We're just curious as we don't know of any Mortons (apart from the one in Charlie and Lola and he's a Morten, which we're not so keen on) and are just wondering if there are many others out there.

RunningAgain Mon 25-Mar-13 13:50:43

Morton Harkett? I don't actually know him btw

RunningAgain Mon 25-Mar-13 13:50:59

Or is it Morten?

StellaNova Mon 25-Mar-13 13:55:51

I thought Morten Harkett! I don't know any Mortons.

Frogman Mon 25-Mar-13 13:57:25

There is a much loved Mortein in Australia. Kills cockroaches.

Cookethenook Mon 25-Mar-13 13:59:05

HA! I think it's pronounced 'Mor-teen'...

Longdistance Mon 25-Mar-13 14:08:25

grin @ Frogman

mayanna123 Mon 25-Mar-13 14:16:10

I know a 7 year old Morton. He is a lovely boy.

MyCatsRule Mon 25-Mar-13 14:50:09


Suzietwo Mon 25-Mar-13 14:54:20

i know a lovely norweigian called morten

LeonieDeSainteVire Mon 25-Mar-13 14:57:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Mon 25-Mar-13 15:01:07

Morten seems to be the spelling...Morton is a bit too close to Moron.

StellaNova Mon 25-Mar-13 15:09:21

Oh, there's a Morten in Clarice Bean as well - Lauren Child clearly likes the name.

Cookethenook Mon 25-Mar-13 16:04:10

Morton is the old English version, means 'moor town'. I think it sounds slightly more gentle than morten.
The closeness to moron has been noted though- thanks!
Yes, I think Lauren Child has a soft spot for Scandinavian names- there was a Soren in Charlie and Lola too!

KobayashiMaru Mon 25-Mar-13 16:05:27

Morton is a middle aged jewish man who owns a small car dealership.

OneHundredSecondsofSolitude Mon 25-Mar-13 16:07:50

i wish i knew Morten Harkett hummanahummana

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Mon 25-Mar-13 16:08:23

Morton is a town near Birkenhead.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Mon 25-Mar-13 16:10:42

I find a good test of any name is to google image it.


Just for reference...LOLA


Cookethenook Mon 25-Mar-13 16:23:11

To me, Morton is the mouse in Horton Hears a Who voiced by Seth Rogen smile (forgot to mention that one) and of course Charlie and Lola Morten.
kobay it never really struck me as a Jewish name, but we seriously considered Ira for a while which really IS an elderly Jewish man name, so I guess we have a thing for names like that!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 25-Mar-13 16:51:51

Know a middle-aged Danish Morten pronounced more like More-den. Kind, educated, bookish.

Morton makes me think of Samantha Morton, actress, mid 30s.

As a first name I guess it could be shortened to Mort, how do you feel about that?

Sounds smart, cultured, and love Felix.

telsa Mon 25-Mar-13 17:39:29

Morton Feldman ...composer is all I think of.

Cookethenook Mon 25-Mar-13 18:10:02

Don't mind mort... Bit deathy though!

Would try to steer it towards Morty or Moss (not a natural connection, but love the nn.)

WinkyTwinglet Mon 25-Mar-13 18:11:44

I know a Norwegian 'Morten'. He is in his late twenties and is very polite and intelligent.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 25-Mar-13 18:24:01

Still think it sounds bright, intelligent.

Fwiw locally most names get abbreviated with a -y on the end.

RemindMeWhatSleepIs Mon 25-Mar-13 18:28:45

It's the name of the Health Care of the Elderly Ward I worked at when I was 19. Sorry, not very helpful.

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