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Sidney as a boys name?

(15 Posts)
impatienttobemummy Sat 27-Jul-13 19:03:08

We are so stuck with for a name for DS2 this is the only name we both agree on! Any thoughts?

Gumps Sat 27-Jul-13 21:26:22

I love it. My 2 ds have old fashioned boys names too.

DifferentNow Sat 27-Jul-13 21:27:38

Love it. Sid is a v cool nn too.

Writerwannabe83 Sat 27-Jul-13 21:29:30

It reminds me of that sloth-thing out of Ice Age grin

It's a nice name though smile

squeak2392 Sun 28-Jul-13 02:45:49

It's definitely old fashioned

But I doubt it would be too out of place.

squoosh Sun 28-Jul-13 02:58:48

Reminds me of Tetley tea. I'd imagine there's quite a few of them around, those kinds of names are very much in vogue.

impatienttobemummy Sun 28-Jul-13 07:14:46

Thanks everyone DS1 is called Stanley so I hope the 2 go together! We already can him Stan as NN

LottieJenkins Sun 28-Jul-13 07:22:35

I love it.........It reminds me of Sidney the naughty little boy in Joyce Grenfell's Nursery Sketches. I love the scene when they are choosing to be a flower........ "Oh very well Sidney you may be a cauliflower dear , only be it gently ! grin

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 28-Jul-13 07:33:41

Love it esp when its shortened to Sid

Wbdn28 Sun 28-Jul-13 09:42:06

I like it.

Hashtagwhatever Sun 28-Jul-13 09:45:58

My two fave old fashioned names are sidney and Stanley.

Good choices

Artijoke Sun 28-Jul-13 09:50:39

I like it but we didn't use it as we have American family and in the US it's very much a girls' name.

Other old fashioned names we liked:
Ernie (Ernest)
Freddie (Wilfred or Frederick)

FreedomOfTheTess Sun 28-Jul-13 11:32:08

I absolutely love it.

Makes me think of Sidney Crosby.

FreedomOfTheTess Sun 28-Jul-13 11:34:21

Artijoke - I have US family too, and it bugs me no end it's used as a girl's name in the States, there's nothing feminine about the name Sidney to me.

Although it's the Sydney spelling that's popular for girls.

mrstowers Mon 29-Jul-13 10:23:22

My favourite boys name.

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