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Thoughts on Albert?

(29 Posts)
Shardlake Fri 19-Apr-13 03:59:26

Just wondering what people think of Albert. I love it, but am wondering if it sounds a bit pretentious - if you heard it would you think the baby had been named after Einstein?

HopefullA Thu 25-Apr-13 12:39:14

Love it- think it suits a certain person - my best friend is calling her boy Bertie and i think its perfect for her and her kid.

jellybeans Mon 22-Apr-13 23:13:44

I like it. In fact it is the only 'old man' name I like. Getting quite popular though.

craftycottontail Mon 22-Apr-13 20:35:43

Yep it makes me think of Prince Albert. I like it and was considering it but DH doesn't love it.

Albie is another nn

FoofFighter Mon 22-Apr-13 17:02:45

My OH is really pushing for this name and I hate it, well not actually the name tbh, just with OH's accent he doesn't say the T sound, and in Bertie (his preferred nn) it sounds terribly hillbilly.

KittenofDoom Mon 22-Apr-13 16:55:40

It is not "timeless". It became popular after the Prince Consort, continued into the Edwardian era then began to fall away as the 20th century progressed. It is a cyclical name.

afrikat Mon 22-Apr-13 16:18:37

Love it. My friend just had a little Bertie and he really suits it

simplesusan Sun 21-Apr-13 23:06:52

I don't like it. Just personal choice.

bigkidsdidit Sat 20-Apr-13 19:21:51

I have one, he is always Bertie but could be Al I suppose when he is older. We get lots of compliments on it smile

LittleDonkin Sat 20-Apr-13 19:21:42

It was my granddads name too. He passed away in November sad

hypnotisingchickens Sat 20-Apr-13 19:18:39

It's my DS's name and needless to say we love it! He was named after my very fabulous grandad, and lots of people have complimented us on it. smile

LittleDonkin Sat 20-Apr-13 19:16:00

Its my 12 year old nephews middle name. My sister said she wasn't brave enough to use it as his 1st name. I quite like it actually! I am 20 weeks pg with DC 2 and find out the sex hopefully on Tuesday would it be wrong to consider it as a first name if I find out I'm having a boy????

LittleMilla Sat 20-Apr-13 19:10:42

I have a Wilf confused

fussychica Sat 20-Apr-13 18:02:30

For me it's an "old bloke up the pub" name (& my dad's middle name) but it's nicer than Wilf which is getting popular on here.

Shardlake Sat 20-Apr-13 04:07:24

great thanks everyone! yes I like the choice of nicknames, and also that someone called Albert sounds like he could come from a variety of places - I can imagine a British, or Central European, or North American, or African Albert. Just have to convince OH now (oh yes... and get pregnant smile )

raisah Fri 19-Apr-13 22:58:21

Lovely classic name and its not such a bad thing to be called after Albert Einstein. I can think of worse people to be named after.

Ihatepeas Fri 19-Apr-13 21:53:59

Dd would of been Albert if she'd been a boy. I love it!

Branleuse Fri 19-Apr-13 20:57:49

I love it. Its ds middle name

LittleMilla Fri 19-Apr-13 20:55:53

Great name. Do it! X

SurreyWithAFringeOnTop Fri 19-Apr-13 19:54:37

Not sure about Albert, but love Bertie. And could be Al when older, which is cooler for a teenager than Bertie I think.

Umlauf Fri 19-Apr-13 15:59:05

NO! Because its my baby name and I don't want it to be popular!!!

On a serious note, I absolutely love love love it, its classless, wide choice of nicknames which are all nice, timeless, and not too popular but still normal.

chica123 Fri 19-Apr-13 15:53:59

Close friends have a six month old called Albert. He's a lovely baby and it suits him. They were going to call him Albie as a nn but he gets Albert all the time. Great name, not at all pretentious and they've had no negative comments (except the grandparents of course!)

BNmum Fri 19-Apr-13 14:57:59

Ditto Marthabear. Love it, love love love Bertie as nn too. Don't think it's pretentious at all and I wouldn't think you'd named it after Einstein.

thermalsinapril Fri 19-Apr-13 14:06:57

I like it.

RosieMole Fri 19-Apr-13 10:03:09

Perfectly sound name. Wouldn't have thought of Einstein!

SneezySnatcher Fri 19-Apr-13 10:00:37

Love it. I teach a ten-year old Albert. When he first arrived at school in reception, I thought it was an odd name for a little boy, but I've grown to really like it.

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