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ditsydoll Sat 30-Mar-13 08:42:18

For a boy?
I like Ethan but Dh has decided he likes carter and I'm not sure if I love it or hate it.
Any opinions?

Whowouldfardelsbear Sun 31-Mar-13 09:53:09

Ha! Definitely Carter USM. coincidently I was listening to 30 Something in the car yesterday grin

ditsydoll Sun 31-Mar-13 09:34:00

Very mixed reviews but you can't please everyone smile
Never heard of carter usm myself and I doubt any of dcs generation would so that doesn't put me off.
I will more than likely use it as a middle name but you never know ds might come out just looking like a Carter ;)
Iv still got 8 weeks left so we shall see

Jacksterbear Sat 30-Mar-13 22:20:14

Yes, British indie band in late 80s/early 90s. Kind of a forerunner to Pulp, Blur, Oasis, et al, but much, much cooler.

onedev Sat 30-Mar-13 21:57:34

Is that a band??

MrsJohnDeere Sat 30-Mar-13 21:55:44

cookielove Sat 30-Mar-13 21:53:28

ConfusedPixie i have no idea who it is confused

ConfusedPixie Sat 30-Mar-13 21:50:55

I have no clue who 'Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine' is either onedev. I just asked DP (if it's a comic/cult reference he'd know it) and he gave me The Look that tells me I'm asking stupid questions before pointing at himself hmm

onedev Sat 30-Mar-13 21:42:34

Am I the only one who had never heard of Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine?? Was that a TV show? Ad? I still think its a fab name!

MrsJohnDeere Sat 30-Mar-13 17:40:44

Not my cup of tea. Know one in RL and he is very naughty which puts me off!

gymboywalton Sat 30-Mar-13 17:40:14

carter the unstoppable sex machine is what came to my mind instantly

hellonewworld Sat 30-Mar-13 17:37:28

I love it! It is not too popular either. I think of the film 'coach carter' when I hear it, I would go for it.

Fuckity Sat 30-Mar-13 17:34:26

What is it with people who use surnames as first names?? Carter is a surname.

It's traditional in Scotland to give the first born son his mothers maiden name as his first name. Second born sons are often given the maiden name of other leading women in the family.
It's a very long tradition. How do you think Scottish surnames such as Cameron and Stuart came to be first names that are so widely used?

NickyNackyNooNoo Sat 30-Mar-13 17:31:23

yep totally agree Unstoppable Sex Machine.....brilliant band thoughgrin

simplesusan Sat 30-Mar-13 17:29:18

It's not to my taste. I do know a Carter though.

fanjodisfunction Sat 30-Mar-13 16:37:15

Its a nice strong name I think. And also people throughout the ages have named their children traditionally last names! Its not something new.

I think it's horrible, sorry - but Carter USM are brilliant!

cookielove Sat 30-Mar-13 13:44:02

Its my maiden name, and i love it smile

When my sister was pregnant with her first she thought about using Carter for the baby, she chose not to for several reasons, its now got me thinking i quite like it if me and Dh have a boy, although Dh has vitoed it bastard

lljkk Sat 30-Mar-13 13:38:26

It's okay, you could do worse (damned with faint praise).
My cousin has a Carter. I think his older brother is Alex.

Notquite Sat 30-Mar-13 10:45:12

Carter in ER is a surname. He is John. <helpful and informative>

If you're not sure, have you got time to mull it over, forget about it, return to it later, or are you in the labour ward now? shock

Don't commit yourself unless it grows on you.

AuntieStella Sat 30-Mar-13 10:38:00

I prefer Ethan, and don't really like surnames that haven't fully transitioned to first names. That said, Carter has partly made the transition and probably would work.

Frikadellen Sat 30-Mar-13 10:35:35

PS I much prefer it to Ethan that I find a bit wimpish (sorry op)

Frikadellen Sat 30-Mar-13 10:35:04

I like Carter I think the film " coach Carter" when I see the name not a bad thing.

ConfusedPixie Sat 30-Mar-13 10:03:22

Carter is DPs surname, I'd assume people were calling the child by their surname if I heard Carter.

I also think of Nick Carter, the Back Street Boy grin

WhispersOfWickedness Sat 30-Mar-13 09:59:52

I would think of ER blush That's not a bad thing, btw grin

cece Sat 30-Mar-13 09:58:44

Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine.

Enough said.

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