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Henry, baby,boy,man

(23 Posts)
Dadmaq Mon 08-Apr-13 23:23:33


Does it stand the test of time in 2013 and beyond?
How will Henry fair in high school, the at the pub, getting his girl, becoming a man and so on?

Opinions welcome for Henry James

smokinaces Mon 08-Apr-13 23:39:38

I love Henry. Was my choice if I ever had a third. Definitely stands the time test for me.

BNmum Tue 09-Apr-13 15:12:05

Lovely name, will stand test of time and suits baby, boy, man.

Lighthousekeeping Tue 09-Apr-13 15:28:53

It's a lovely name but I know four born in the past year. Really, really popular.

Dadmaq Fri 12-Apr-13 07:06:33

Thanks for above, last call for input please? Struggling to decide

Shattereddreams Fri 12-Apr-13 07:08:01

My cousin is now 19 and always been a great name for him. Nickname Hammy

sleepywombat Fri 12-Apr-13 07:10:03

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chickydoo Fri 12-Apr-13 07:17:18

I know a baby Henry, a 3 yr old Henry, a teenage Henry and a Henry who is in his 40's
Getting popular though.

NotTreadingGrapes Fri 12-Apr-13 07:22:47

I think, like George/Harry/Jack etc, it used to be a cross-class cross-ages name, then became posh, and now is approaching the levels of popularity that make it Not Posh without making it "common".

I don't like it personally, but yes, because of its popularity, there will be enough of them for it not to sound daft on babies or adults.

exoticfruits Fri 12-Apr-13 07:26:35


dolallymum Fri 12-Apr-13 07:34:54

Love Henry. It suits any age.

Locketjuice Fri 12-Apr-13 08:01:08

Lovely smile

ThreeBeeOneGee Fri 12-Apr-13 08:06:28

Henry is fine for all ages. One of the few sensible name suggestions I've seen on here. Well done for thinking ahead to how it will suit him in the future.

We have given all four of our children this sort of name (in fact Henry is one of DS2's middle names).

I love the fact that no one has ever pronounced or spelled any of their names wrongly. None of them have ever gone through a phase of disliking their name.

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 12-Apr-13 08:09:19

I've a nearly 9 year old Henry and there aren't that many around here - its a lovely name.

ThreeBeeOneGee Fri 12-Apr-13 08:10:03

All four of them have a name that's in the top 100 (two of the boys have a name in the top ten). This has never been a disadvantage and I don't really understand why people on here worry so much about popular names. DS2 has two other children in his class with the same first name. It doesn't bother him at all; in fact he loves it!

ImaHexGirl Fri 12-Apr-13 08:12:14

Have a DS now 5 called Henry James - still love the name and can't imagine him being anything other than a Henry! Never had any negative comments about it when we chose it.

Doilooklikeatourist Fri 12-Apr-13 08:15:07

I know a lovely Henry , age 9 .
His family wanted a strong name , so named him after Henry Cooper .

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 12-Apr-13 08:17:40

My FIL asked if we'd named him after the hoover wink

crispsarenotoneofyour5aday Fri 12-Apr-13 08:21:50

I've a 13 year old Henry - great name! (But he HATES it when people call him "Hen" and always pulls them up on it...)

cheekbyjowl Fri 12-Apr-13 08:24:40

Yup it is the name of a novelist, but a good one..he wrote a portrait of a lady and some great novellas. James henry is also nice.

raisah Sat 13-Apr-13 14:22:53

Classic solid name, certainly passes the high court judge test. I know a 4yr old, a 30+ & 65 yr old Henry.
Henry James
Henry William
Henry Miles
Henry Alexander
Henry Sebastian
Henry Dexter

lisaloeb Sat 13-Apr-13 23:17:43

It is name the stands the test of time and classes.

My granddad was Henry, he was a beautiful, friendly man. Such a lovely name, my son has Henry as a middle name.

thermalsinapril Sat 13-Apr-13 23:23:31

Lovely classic name and suits any age.

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