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Is Monty Fox a cool name or too out there for real life?

(100 Posts)
Idreamofjeanie Mon 08-Apr-13 16:07:36

We have been calling the bump Monty ever since we found out it was a boy and now hubby seriously likes the idea of it as a name - obviously would be Montgomery on birth certificate. With surname Fox I think you need a few syllables and part of me thinks it could work: good nickname, traditional but not popular and could work from playroom to boardroom. But I don't know if I have the courage to go through with it! Fwiw other options are Sebastian (which I love but is same initial as hubby and also name of good friend's baby so I'm not sure) and Douglas. Middle name will be Patrick after FIL.

Any advice much appreciated!

soaccidentprone Mon 08-Apr-13 16:08:51

I love itgrin

BottledWaterandFags Mon 08-Apr-13 16:09:58

I love Douglas!!

I'm sorry but Monty Fox sounds like the head master of a posh boarding school which might form the backdrop for a teenagers programme about a crime fighting schoolboy duo.

PipkinsPal Mon 08-Apr-13 16:11:26

I'm not too keen. I knew a dog called Monty and he was horrible. Used to roll around in cowpats. Sorry, name association again.

NumberOneNumpty Mon 08-Apr-13 16:22:49

Montgomery Fox is a brilliant name. It's the sort of name cool detectives in crime novels have. And Monty would make a refreshing change to all the Alfies, Charlies, Harrys etc. out there whilst being a proper known name.

dothraki Mon 08-Apr-13 16:33:26

Ha - I thought cool detective too - or superhero grin - much cooler than ^

elvisola Mon 08-Apr-13 16:40:27

Montgomery Fox is a great name!

Coconutty Mon 08-Apr-13 16:42:31

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Mumcentreplus Mon 08-Apr-13 16:48:01

Spy name..grin

BNmum Mon 08-Apr-13 16:50:39

Love it, you should definitely go with it! Ditto above sounds like cool detective.

ZolaBuddleia Mon 08-Apr-13 16:53:28

Absolutely love it! Fox is a fab surname. envy

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Mon 08-Apr-13 16:56:04

Love it...once I realised Fox was surname - I think it's great (and I have traditional taste in names).

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 08-Apr-13 16:58:54

Montgomery Fox is a James Bond name - it's great.

Mumcentreplus Mon 08-Apr-13 17:00:23

The names Fox...Monty..Fox..<twiddles tache >

BuggedByJake Mon 08-Apr-13 17:03:08

Love it. I really like Monty but dh thought it was too 'try hard'. Monty Fox is a brilliant name grin

MolotovCocktail Mon 08-Apr-13 17:04:24

It is very cool to my ears, but I can only see it working if Monty is in a 'naice' school, and not the kind of shit comprehensive I went to, IYSWIM. Very much depends on your/his social circle.

Really, really like Patrick, too smile

2beornot Mon 08-Apr-13 17:06:41

I love it. Wish I had a surname that was cool!

FreddieMercurysBolero Mon 08-Apr-13 17:07:21

That's fab. I know a Sandy Fox as well, which has the same sound to it. (she is also fab)smile

dizzyhoneybee Mon 08-Apr-13 17:07:32

go for it smile

BuggedByJake Mon 08-Apr-13 17:07:59

actually this is the best name I've heared in ages & a bit envy I can't use it.

dizzyhoneybee Mon 08-Apr-13 17:08:04

though, as an afterthought, be prepared for comments from people you know about "The Full Monty" grin

BuggedByJake Mon 08-Apr-13 17:09:09

Oh dizzy don't spoil it smile

NadiaWadia Mon 08-Apr-13 17:09:41

I'm not trying to be mean, but it could be seen as sounding like a glove puppet or cartoon character? Just the combination with your surname. Sebastian is great, BTW, and doesn't give this impression.

Caladria Mon 08-Apr-13 17:10:13

Douglas Fox has a magnificent 1940s detective ring to it.

MinnieBar Mon 08-Apr-13 17:10:25

Go for it!

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