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(21 Posts)
cinnamonbun Tue 23-Apr-13 08:46:49

I really wanted Freya but found out yesterday we're having a boy. Is Frey too weird? Also, we have a one-syllable surname, is Frey too short do you think?

seeker Tue 23-Apr-13 08:48:01

Too wierd.Sorry. Save it for the next one!

AtiaoftheJulii Tue 23-Apr-13 09:00:35

Suppose you have a girl later - you'd be disappointed you couldn't use Freya! Hang on to it :-)

Hedwig3 Tue 23-Apr-13 09:11:07

Like around the edge of fabric?

DaisyFlower123 Tue 23-Apr-13 09:16:00

I'll go against the consensus and I really like it! I saw the title and was about to put, I think this is a boys name, but you obviously have that covered. It is easy to pronounce, nice sounding and different.

I'd say go on and be brave, don't little others define what you should name your child, let him define what the name means!

DaisyFlower123 Tue 23-Apr-13 09:18:00

P.S. Should add my DS has an unusual but simple name and it suits him down to the ground, people often comment how lovely it is! Pregnant with DS2 and have an equally unusual but simple name lined up.

Artichook Tue 23-Apr-13 09:18:36

I know a little Frey. He lives in the UK but is half Swedish. Frey was one of the most important Norse Gods so it is a real boy's name. I like it.

fierypoppy Tue 23-Apr-13 09:27:45

I think the male version is Freyr smile

Eskino Tue 23-Apr-13 09:28:26

Is it said "Fray" or "Fry"?

I quite like It if its said "Fry". Fray not so much.

Artichook Tue 23-Apr-13 09:28:43

Freyr is indeed the ancient Norse version but the common anglicised version (even used in Sweden) is Frey.

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Tue 23-Apr-13 11:11:28

I really really like it.

gollygosh123 Tue 23-Apr-13 11:17:40


BlueStarsAtNight Tue 23-Apr-13 11:56:02

I think two 1-syllable names is too short. I think you should save Freya for if you have a girl, I don't really like Frey.

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Tue 23-Apr-13 21:09:01

I loved it both times I was pg before, but dh hates it so much that I haven't even mentioned it this time round sad

Tbh I am not overkeen on Freya for a girl, but think Frey for a boy is classic but really fresh-sounding and I love it. However, dh says it "sounds made up". I think it's a love it or loathe it type name.

thermalsinapril Wed 24-Apr-13 00:53:18

Too strange (but then I think Freya sounds odd as well).

Fray Bentos meat pie

mylittlepuds Wed 24-Apr-13 01:52:22

Noooo! Sorry.

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Wed 24-Apr-13 03:03:42

Well, I don't like Freya (sounds like someone who can't say 'th' to me for some reason), so to me Frey for a boy simply because you didn't have a girl to call Freya sounds massively contrived.

Blu Wed 24-Apr-13 15:11:22

Too much like fray, which means a fight or riot.
or 'frayed at the edges'.

What about


Nagoo Wed 24-Apr-13 15:56:35

You clearly haven't read Game Of Thrones.

aoife24 Wed 24-Apr-13 22:05:40

Frey Bentos here too but love Freya

Laquila Wed 24-Apr-13 22:13:16

I have read Game of Thrones, and I still like it

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