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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

ElBombero Wed 08-May-13 22:19:03

Thanks Guys. Don't really like any of the extended names yet but it is a good idea, DH not keen and would prefer Sonny

LentilAsAnything Wed 08-May-13 22:33:10

Santiago? Santino?

LentilAsAnything Wed 08-May-13 22:34:02

Sonny Bono was Salvatore.
Maybe it can work for many names beginning with S!

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Wed 08-May-13 22:35:39

Dreadful, sorry.

Imagine it on a grown man's cv.

LentilAsAnything Wed 08-May-13 22:35:40

LentilAsAnything Wed 08-May-13 22:36:48

FlipFlops, didn't seem to do this lot any harm:

miffybun73 Wed 08-May-13 22:37:22

Love George, not so keen on Sonny, just don't see it as a "name", more a nickname.

ElBombero Wed 08-May-13 23:19:39

Thanks Lentil

TigOldBitties Wed 08-May-13 23:29:07

I said I liked it earlier, but after being asked by seeker I actually thought about why I liked it.

I like the name Sonny because to me it sounds cheerful and happy. It evokes a sort of youthful charm which is a quality I think all men should have, that cheeky charming chap characteristic, someone with a twinkle in their eye.

George has dead eyes (I joke).

KittenofDoom Thu 09-May-13 00:24:44

Having clicked on quite a few "Sonnys" from the wiki list linked above, every one so far has been a nickname, and not the original given name.

ElBombero Thu 09-May-13 08:00:45

Awww tigold lovely description.

Floggingmolly Thu 09-May-13 08:04:34

My dad was known as Sonny all his life. Her actual name is quite different; he was named after his father. BigBongTheory is right; it's a recognised form of junior, quite bizarre to make it a name in it's own right.

usualsuspect Thu 09-May-13 08:15:00

I like it, cool name

And just lol at the high court judge comments.

usualsuspect Thu 09-May-13 08:16:43

Oh and George is dreadful

littletingoddess Thu 09-May-13 08:37:16

I also agree with choosing a longer name and then using Sonny as a shorter nickname, so that the DS can choose when he is older. However, the first Sonny that springs to mind is of the Corleone variety, so it's probably not a name I would choose myself, IYSWIM.

DawnOfTheDee Thu 09-May-13 08:43:56

I love it and considered it for DD (before we knew she was a DD btw!). We liked it because off the character Sonny from The Godfather (James Caan's character) the film it's short for Santino.

DawnOfTheDee Thu 09-May-13 08:45:50

^of not off!

SisterMaryStigmata Thu 09-May-13 08:47:38

We almost went for Samson with nn Sonny. I really like it, but didn't think it suited DS2 when he arrived.

thermalsinapril Thu 09-May-13 09:08:13


Littlehousesomewhere Thu 09-May-13 09:34:22

I love it and don't think it should be just a nickname to a "proper" first name. Sonny is enough in my opinion. Though I think Sonny Bill Williams (new zealand rugby player) may make me biased wink

Though I do think it depends on the surname though, as I think some surnames would just sound silly next to it.

seeker Thu 09-May-13 09:40:44

But it's a generic nickname for a little boy!

Would you call a child Laddie? Or Lassie? Or Ducky? Or Pet? or Young-feller-me-lad?

Littlehousesomewhere Thu 09-May-13 09:45:26

Op I just read the other posts and I really think you should go with sonny as long as it goes well with your last name. I don't think George is nearly as nice.

Littlehousesomewhere Thu 09-May-13 09:49:22

Well names like John, Harry, johnny and Jane are all used to describe "generic people" and are still popular so I don't think that makes much difference.

bootsycollins Thu 09-May-13 09:54:01

tigold spot on, both (grown up successful careers) Sonnys I know are a pair of characters with a twinkle in their eye, a ready laugh and bags of charisma.

I love the name George as well but if your hearts set on Sonny then go for it, gorgeous name.

Floggingmolly Thu 09-May-13 10:06:51

both Sonnys I know are a pair of characters with a twinkle in their eye, a ready laugh and bags of charisma
I don't think giving a child a name actually imbues them with a whole pre ordained character / personality confused
Plenty of John's, Toby's, etc. will be just the same.

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