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(37 Posts)
hellohellohihi Mon 22-Apr-13 07:05:57

Not even pregnant so can't blame hormones but I love Spike. Discuss!!

hellohellohihi Mon 22-Apr-13 07:06:20

For a boy I mean.

exoticfruits Mon 22-Apr-13 07:09:37

Nothing to discuss - don't do it to him!

KittieCat Mon 22-Apr-13 07:13:46

Strangely I know one couple with a Spike well and I know of another.

Both debated the name and if you love it, do it. Clearly it isn't to everyone's taste but nor was our DS's name.

If you're really unsure could he be called something else but given the nn Spike?

KittieCat Mon 22-Apr-13 07:25:51

Sorry, just seen this is hypothetical...

dyslexicdespot Mon 22-Apr-13 07:41:47

Spike is a great name! However, be forewarned that he grow up to be a kick ass vampire with a slayer girlfriend.

Buffy and Spike

dyslexicdespot Mon 22-Apr-13 07:42:10

...might grow up...

openerofjars Mon 22-Apr-13 07:47:42

Thing is, it's more of a nickname, really, isn't it? Spike Milligan was really a Terence and Spike in Buffy got his nn from doing unspeakable things with a spike (I think, been a while).

We really fancied Bear if DD had been a boy, but you kind of have to earn a name like that, just in case the child turns out very differently.

You could end up with a very non spiky Spike!

Labootin Mon 22-Apr-13 07:49:36

Prefer Thomas or Jerry.

Branleuse Mon 22-Apr-13 08:01:30


cherrycherry41 Mon 22-Apr-13 08:04:33

If you are naming a dog, great name!

Spero Mon 22-Apr-13 08:04:53

It's a nickname. It's too much about your expectations and wishes for your child. Look at Zowie Bowie, now Duncan Jones.

Give him a 'proper' name and see if he grows into Spike as family nickname.

cupcake78 Mon 22-Apr-13 08:05:41

Love it

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Mon 22-Apr-13 09:24:55

There's a little one at a toddler group that we go to called Spike.

There is something deeply incongruous about a legging'd-up, nappy wearing Spike, weaving his way through a sandpit. grin He will probs grow into the name.

hellohellohihi Mon 22-Apr-13 18:25:32

I love woody too dog names are far better than real boy names IMO

Meringue33 Mon 22-Apr-13 18:33:35

LOVE it smile

thistlelicker Mon 22-Apr-13 18:35:08

Really????? Ok

gottogetup Tue 23-Apr-13 07:36:30

LOVE. One of my best friends is called's an awesome name and just accentuates how awesome he is. no one has ever batted an eyelid at his name, its just cool.

Theironfistofarkus Tue 23-Apr-13 07:42:50

Sounds a bit, well, spikey. I wouldn't do it and I love unusual names. If the baby came out with piercings and a purple Mohican, however, I might be forced to reconsider.

sparkle12mar08 Tue 23-Apr-13 09:44:37

But it's not a name, it's a nick name, and a non-specific one at that. You could call him Spike on a day to day basis and give him a any proper name you like on the birth certificate.

OneFingerSjupesUpTheYoni Tue 23-Apr-13 10:00:17

Rugrats dog!

thermalsinapril Tue 23-Apr-13 10:53:36

I don't like it. It's, er, too spiky.

recall Tue 23-Apr-13 10:56:20

I know a Spike in RL, its just normal now, he's just Spike smile

everlong Tue 23-Apr-13 13:39:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Wallison Tue 23-Apr-13 13:42:20

Makes me think of Elvis Costello.

That's a good think, btw.

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