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(21 Posts)
MissTweed Sun 07-Apr-13 16:00:10

Barnaby? Our only other choice is Thomas which we love but am not sure about giving our son a commonly used name (I grew up being 1 of 10 ........... In my class and hated it!!

Willowbear Sun 07-Apr-13 16:02:46

I like it. He will probably get barney from his friends

rubyslippers Sun 07-Apr-13 16:03:20

i really don't like it

FriggFRIGG Sun 07-Apr-13 16:23:35

I like it,it's on my ever increasing list.
I don't like it shortened to Barney though,and I'd worry about that happening.

ICanTuckMyBoobsInMyPockets Sun 07-Apr-13 16:26:52

I think it's lovely

Starsandcars Sun 07-Apr-13 16:27:43

Very nice

lockets Sun 07-Apr-13 16:31:07

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lockets Sun 07-Apr-13 16:32:32

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PipkinsPal Sun 07-Apr-13 16:37:43

I love the name Barnaby, it's the name of my puss. He was named after DC Barnaby in Midsomer Murders. His brother is named Troy. I'm not putting you off because my Barnaby is really cute and loveable. It's also the name of bear in a programme I used to watch in the 1970's. Name your child whatever you like as with most names people always know someone/something that they associate with that name either good or bad, eg I knew a golden retriever called Carly. I always think of the smell of damp dog when I hear of a girl with the same name. grin

MacCrackles Sun 07-Apr-13 17:12:57

I like it. I also like the nn Barney FWIW! Maybe because I had a friend at school with this nn who was v cool!

thermalsinapril Sun 07-Apr-13 17:17:35

I don't really like it, but there's nothing wrong with it and if you love it then use it!

yellowsnownoteatwillyou Sun 07-Apr-13 17:55:08

Love it! DH does not so its off the list, I have only ever met one and he was a really cool, lovely guy, worked as a solicitor.

Mellymog Sun 07-Apr-13 18:46:14

I love it, including all the shortenings smile

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 07-Apr-13 19:19:08

Love it. Love Barnabas too, and Barny.

Ruprekt Sun 07-Apr-13 19:21:26

Prefer Barnabus and love Barns as a nn. smile

Frikadellen Sun 07-Apr-13 19:23:06

I like

olivertheoctopus Sun 07-Apr-13 22:51:30

My eldest is Barnaby and we have never had any adverse comments (altho than my grandma whose only experience of it is Inspector Barnaby off Midsomer!!) and people also go on about how much they like it. My DS is very much not a Barney at the mo (aged 4) but we expect that to change as he gets older. There are quite a lot of dogs around called Barney though....!

emmyloo2 Mon 08-Apr-13 07:30:30

Love it and wanted it for this baby if it was a boy. My hairdresser is a 40 year old Barney and is uber stylish and cool. Absolutely go for it.

LaCucina Mon 08-Apr-13 07:34:22

I think it's a bit cutesy for a man, also getting popular, which would put me off. Nothing actually wrong with it though.

Reminds me of Stig of the Dump!

everlong Mon 08-Apr-13 09:02:10

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jellybeans Mon 08-Apr-13 12:50:31

Don't like it sorry.

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