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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!!

miffybun73 Mon 29-Apr-13 20:05:52

As very small squeak says, it is very cool smile

miffybun73 Mon 29-Apr-13 20:04:57

I absolutely love it, but then again wouldn't use it myself as I'm not brave enough.

My children both have very traditional, some might say, "boring" names, Daniel and Emily smile

VerySmallSqueak Mon 29-Apr-13 20:02:47

It is a very cool name.

It was a serious contender had I had a boy.

MERLYPUSS Mon 29-Apr-13 19:59:24


mackerella Sun 28-Apr-13 22:02:35

I work with a Spike - he's a very respectable senior scientist in his (?)late 40s. As far as I know, it's his real name and nobody has ever batted an eyelid at it smile. (Academia may not be representative of workplaces in general, though...)

Rhubarbgarden Sun 28-Apr-13 21:12:22

I used to work for a Spike. Not a nickname, perfectly acceptable bona fide name. He was (is!) a quiet, gentle man and yet it didn't seem at all incongruous.

I think it's a fabulous name.

melodyme Sun 28-Apr-13 19:45:26

Oh. Please, no. Lol

lisaro Tue 23-Apr-13 19:06:49

It's great - for a bulldog.

lisaro Tue 23-Apr-13 19:06:48

It's great - for a bulldog.

EmpressOfThe7OceansLovesMN Tue 23-Apr-13 18:31:38

Yy Buffy. You'll need to buy your Spike a long leather coat grin

Seriously, I know a cute little 2-year-old Spike and while there were eyebrows raised at the time, by now it's just his name.

ShadowStorm Tue 23-Apr-13 18:16:11

Sounds very much more like a nickname than a proper name.

YouDontWinFriendsWithSalad Tue 23-Apr-13 16:14:21

I love it. I know a grown up Spike, it's not his nickname.

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

Makes me think of Elvis Costello.

That's a good think, btw.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rugrats dog!

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.

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.

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.

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

Really????? Ok

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

LOVE it smile

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

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

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.

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

Love it

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