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

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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.

FrancesFarmer Tue 26-Mar-13 03:02:49

My association: Morton Koopa from the Super Mario games

mathanxiety Tue 26-Mar-13 02:49:26

Morton is a brand of salt in the US.

If I heard the name I would think older American male who probably wore hideous plaid trousers in the 1970s and voted for Richard Nixon. I would place the name in the same class as Earl and Homer and Byron.

It also makes me think of morticians.

Ham69 Tue 26-Mar-13 00:02:55

Yes, I do! He's 5 and goes to my DC's school. Very sweet and gentle and has 2 older brothers. Parents are lovely and very 'normal' (though hate that word!) Have only positive associations with the name.

ElegantSufficiency Mon 25-Mar-13 23:08:38

Only Morten Harkett. I didn't know all that well !

squoosh Mon 25-Mar-13 23:06:30

When I hear Morton I automatically think of Morton's Rolls.

Not very helpful.

Chewbecca Mon 25-Mar-13 21:50:37

I used to work with a Morton. He must be 45-50 now. An accountant. Quite posh, quite handsome and charming. A bit of a public school boy type.

defineme Mon 25-Mar-13 21:46:44

38 year old Morten with Danish parents. Are you sensing a theme here op?

AberdeenAngusina Mon 25-Mar-13 21:42:36

My chemistry teacher at school was a Morton, or maybe a Morten. He was Scottish, but had a non-Scottish surname, possibly Scandinavian. He'd be in his late 50s now. He was skinny, geeky, easy going.

He's the only one I've ever met.

thereinmadnesslies Mon 25-Mar-13 19:55:19

I know a scandi adult Morten. He's a bit clueless but very charming.

meala Mon 25-Mar-13 19:54:03

Morton is a Scottish football team, currently top of the first division. He could have a cool football top with his name on it ! greenock morton

TeWiSavesTheDay Mon 25-Mar-13 18:58:15

Well, I've never heard of it, but I like it. Nice sound to it.

Have never met one.

Jamdoughnutfiend Mon 25-Mar-13 18:51:12

I know a Morten - about 40, Danish, very cool

sparkle12mar08 Mon 25-Mar-13 18:50:15

I know of a Mortimer. He's about 9 or 10 I think. Parents are a bit individual and he has a double barrelled first name and a double barrelled surname...

PhyllisDoris Mon 25-Mar-13 18:42:13

Morton isn't a name, unless you're Jewish, or Norwegan (and then it's MortEn).
Could also be a surname I suppose, or a town.
Def not a first name.

nextphase Mon 25-Mar-13 18:41:35

Danish Morton here.
mid 30's, lovely.
Really into brewing (and possibly drinking) beer, cycling. Multilingual (5 or 6 languages), works in finance.

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.

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.

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.

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.)

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

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

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.

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!

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


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

Morton is a town near Birkenhead.

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

i wish i knew Morten Harkett hummanahummana

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