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

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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!

tethersend Mon 08-Apr-13 20:54:47

Agreed; best name to ever grace this topic.

Monty Fox is a wonderful name! Douglas is awful though...

Ham69 Mon 08-Apr-13 21:52:37

Monty Fox- love it!

chicaguapa Mon 08-Apr-13 21:57:26

I like Monty Fox and Dougie Fox. They both sound quite American though.

KittenOfDoom Mon 08-Apr-13 23:03:45

Terrific name!

There's also Montague to get Monty (which I think is where the expression 'full monty' comes from - wasn't it a tailors/menswear shop, Montague Burton I think)

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Mon 08-Apr-13 23:07:59

I love Montgomery Fox so much I'm actually wishing it was my name grin Go for it!

NorksAreMessy Mon 08-Apr-13 23:11:35

Or Montmerency Fox?

He might need a teeny tiny baby monocle as a first present.
Possible a tiddley silver topped cane?
And you definitely need to sharpie on a moustache by about day three.

I love the name

catgirl1976 Mon 08-Apr-13 23:44:30

It's so good I am actually considering leaving DH, finding a man named Fox, marrying him and bringing forth a boy child just so I can use it grin

colditz Mon 08-Apr-13 23:53:27

Actually that is really really cool. Montgomery Fox, Private Investigator. Montgomery Fox, Olympic Champion. Dr Montgomery Fox.

I like it.

sashh Tue 09-Apr-13 04:46:00

I love it. It's the kind of name you can take anywhere and fit in.

Apparentlychilled Tue 09-Apr-13 04:51:21

I love it! And if he doesn't like it when he gets older, he can use his middle name. (Which isn't meant as a dig, I gave DS a name my DH was 90% about, on the basis that he got a v classic middle name to use if he didn't like his first name when he got bigger).

Go for it!

ScumbagCollegeDropout Tue 09-Apr-13 05:33:59

Love it!

Brilliant name smile

dizzyhoneybee Tue 09-Apr-13 07:33:04

If you do go for the name then you must buy him this

Bonsoir Tue 09-Apr-13 07:38:22

Monty isn't cool. Sebastian, Douglas and Patrick are not cool either.

Idreamofjeanie Tue 09-Apr-13 12:11:33

Wow, thank you so much for all the responses! Feeling a lot more comfortable about the name now although I take on board the comments that it's a name he'll have to live up to. Still have 4 weeks to go before we meet him and make the final decision.

Dizzyhoneybee - I am going to order that babygro right now!

ChompieMum Tue 09-Apr-13 13:29:09

I agree with Bonsoir. They are nice posh names so if that is what you are looking for they are great.

Good luck with the birth! Hope it all goes well.

MandragoraWurzelstock Tue 09-Apr-13 13:31:58

I like Montgomery but not Monty as it sounds very pretentious to me. Just associations - sorry.

rockinhippy Tue 09-Apr-13 13:42:56

Montgomery Fox has a real film star/Scientific genius ring to it - he's destined for greatness - GO FOR IT!!!

Rosebelle Tue 09-Apr-13 13:46:24

Montgomery Fox is an ah-maaaah-zing name!

Definitely definitely.

Douglas Fox doesn't "go". Doug Fox odd sounding and looking. Sebastian and Patrick - no.

Monty Fox is fabulous. if you were suggesting Fox as a middle name I might think that was try-hard but if your surname is actually Fox it is too good for words.

Montgomery/Monty Fox has winner's name written all over it. It is a positive, happy, powerful name. I do not think it is "too much" (if you knew me as a person in RL, my friends and fam would tell you I am the kind of person who tweaks things endlessly to get them "just right"... looks at 100 shades of white to get the "right white"... can tell if a picture is a millemetre off balance when nobody else can (the spirit rule is my best friend for proving me right so often!) Anyway, what I am trying to say is that I really think it's a great name without being too this, or too that. It's just a great name. and you can definitely get away with it and what's more you should. smile

Rosebelle Tue 09-Apr-13 13:48:17

PS I meant no to Patrick as a first name - it's a superfine middle name smile

Chocoflump Tue 09-Apr-13 14:00:12

LOVE it!!!

badtime Tue 09-Apr-13 16:23:04

I think Montague Fox sounds better than Montgomery.

enjay0811 Wed 10-Apr-13 00:02:34

Love it!!

ChasedByBees Wed 10-Apr-13 00:14:50

Love love love it! I know a baby Monty too, great name.

LeoandBoosmum Wed 10-Apr-13 01:14:31

I like it! But Add Rupert as a middle name...
Montgomery (Monty) Rupert Fox

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