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ElBombero Sun 05-May-13 21:16:11

Honest opinion on Sonny? It's either that or George and I'm just feeling that George is too popular. But Sonny was suggested by my DH (who's a boxing fan) and I much admit its growing on me. But is it solid enough for a boys name? X

5madthings Sun 05-May-13 21:17:52

I love it, it was on our list, I know two, one age three and the other age two.

BigBongTheory Sun 05-May-13 21:19:59

How funny. I know someone else who couldn't decide between the two.

I don't really 'get' it as a name. Is it after the sun, is it a form of junior?
I think it seems too much like an adjective to me and not a man's name, just a child's.

It has a nice sound to it though.

diamondsneezer Sun 05-May-13 21:20:18

I love it too. I know one who is 4. I also know a Solly which I love too.

Coconutty Sun 05-May-13 21:20:36

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mistressploppy Sun 05-May-13 21:21:23

Would you consider it as a nickname? For perhaps Solomon? (I love Solomon)

steppemum Sun 05-May-13 21:28:25

really really don't like it, not even indifferent, I think it is awful.
Imagine a grown man called Sonny??

Sorry, you did ask for honesty

ElBombero Sun 05-May-13 21:44:18

No I like honesty!! TBH the only people we know is a friend of my dads who in his 50s called Sonny. And a boxer from why back... Good response, thanks x

thepartysover Sun 05-May-13 21:47:18

I love it. Apparently my friends do too - I know 5 aged between 0 and 4!

(And I certainly could imagine calling a grown man Sonny, for what it's worth smile).

jkklpu Sun 05-May-13 21:48:16

awful - sounds as though a child's parents couldn't be bothered to think up a name

Suzietwo Sun 05-May-13 21:48:38

I don't hate it but I do think I'd go 'urgh' if I heard a friend had called their child it

ElBombero Sun 05-May-13 21:49:03

Oh and meaning is from old Greek origin meaning Wisdom

SilveryMoon Sun 05-May-13 21:49:59

I know a Sonny. He's 6/7. It really suits him.

SoulTrain Sun 05-May-13 21:52:16


George is excellent.

forgetmenots Sun 05-May-13 23:16:41

Sounds too nicknamey for my own taste tbh, but I know a few of different ages and they all wear it well! Love George too, though

raisah Mon 06-May-13 06:29:57

Fine for a boy as a nn but not as a proper name for a man. It doesnt pass the high court judge test for me.

seeker Mon 06-May-13 06:35:44

I always imagine what it would be like to be a young supervisor trying to manage a group of people older than him and being called Sonny.

Remember you are naming a man, not a little boy.

munchkinmaster Mon 06-May-13 06:40:52


Thingymajigs Mon 06-May-13 06:55:40

I love it. Its on our top 5 list. Its growing in popularity so won't be as unusual as people here are making it out to be.

Sleepyfergus Mon 06-May-13 06:55:44

.....and Cher?!

No. I'm not a fan of the name Sonny. It sounds v babyish and as pp have said, not a name for a grown man.

I do like George though. It's popular for good reason! But in actual fact, it's not that common where I live (Edinburgh). <not helpful>

badtime Mon 06-May-13 11:41:15

I really dislike the name Sonny. I can't see it as a name.

ItsYonliMe Mon 06-May-13 12:12:08

Not often I really dislike names - but I don't like Sonny. Feel I'd have to say in in an American accent.

ItsYonliMe Mon 06-May-13 12:12:22

George is cute though.

TigOldBitties Mon 06-May-13 12:47:32

I love it, George is boring.

I know a Sonny of 18 months and then one of around 30. Suits both of them.

Only thing I would say is (older Sonny) is on DH's football team and whenever the shouts of "Go On Son" start, as they always do with football, he normally jokes that he's trying his best but can't do everything. Obviously they aren't all for him but it does sound like they are. So I imagine whenever you say sentences involving My Son, Sonny... it will sound a bit weird.

RunnerHasbeen Mon 06-May-13 12:55:33

Grayson? Sonny is cute on a wee boy and Gray is quite nice on an adult.

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