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LittleMilla Tue 09-Apr-13 20:03:06

Posted a little while ago, we've got a brother for Wilf(red) on the way in July.

My faves (in order)

Gilbert (nn Gill,Gilly, Bert, Bertie - although a good friend's dog is called this!)
Heathcliff (nn Heath)
Herbert (nn Herbie)
Barnaby (nn Barney)

Assume we'll use a nn where written. Thoughts?!?

<bracing myself>

wanderinglonelyasacloud Tue 09-Apr-13 20:11:15

Love love love Rafferty and Barnaby. High up on our list. Not a fan of Heathcliff sadly, for the all too obvious literary ref, possibly a middle name? But go for it, if this makes you only love it more!! Wilfred is a great name.

suspiria Tue 09-Apr-13 20:21:30

Rafferty, Barnaby and Gilbert are my favourites

Posterofapombear Tue 09-Apr-13 20:22:05

Love Barnaby.

Not keen on the rest really.

almostanotherday Tue 09-Apr-13 20:23:01

I like Heath just by itself.

mummyloveslucy Tue 09-Apr-13 20:34:41

Another vote for Barnaby. It's what we'd call our son if we had one. smile

LittleMilla Tue 09-Apr-13 20:55:51

Worried Barnaby might be a bit popular?

He'd only ever be known as Heath so maybe I get over my obsession with full names! Ha.

Please throw in any more in this style if you think they could work.

DH and I still aren't agreed on one name grin

thermalsinapril Tue 09-Apr-13 21:32:37

Herbert is great, and you have Bertie as an option as well as Herbie.

Heath is much nicer than Heathcliff unless you want everyone singing "Catheeeeeeeee! Catheeeeeeeee!" every 5 minutes thinking how original they are.

Barnaby/Barney also OK, but not keen on the other two.

formicaqueen Tue 09-Apr-13 23:15:28

Like them all but Rafferty is tops with the NN Rafe.

PurpleStorm Tue 09-Apr-13 23:20:03

Barnaby is the only one of those I like.

itsnothingoriginal Wed 10-Apr-13 09:25:10

Loving Gilbert - such fond memories of Gilbert Blythe <swoon>

Like the others but that would be my fave..

Love Barnaby. Not fond of the others and I'm sorry but I think Heathcliff is really silly.

FriggFRIGG Wed 10-Apr-13 16:54:36

Love Barnaby and Rafferty,i like Herbert too...not keen on the others.

fussychica Wed 10-Apr-13 17:03:34

No to Herbert (poor soul) - of the other Heath is nice - but drop the cliff.

Coconutty Wed 10-Apr-13 17:04:54

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LemonBreeland Wed 10-Apr-13 17:06:17

I like Rafferty and Heathcliff. Not keen on the others

LittleMilla Wed 10-Apr-13 20:11:36

All v helpful, thx. Would be interested to hear if you know anyone with any of the names?

AgathaPinchBottom Wed 10-Apr-13 21:11:14

Really LOVe all your names! ESP. Wilfred (your ds) Gilbert and raffety!
Other thoughts: Pip, Willoughby (Billy), Frank, Ralph pronounced the non posh way, Percy, Stanley (my ds) Gerald (a slightly left field choice that leaves me quivering with happiness - Roldy nn), Ned, Dicken

PurpleStorm Wed 10-Apr-13 21:15:12

I know a little Barnaby. About 2 yr old.

Thewhingingdefective Wed 10-Apr-13 21:20:10

Gilbert or Herbert for me.

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