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mootime Wed 31-Jul-13 11:38:50

Having just been laughed at by DH (and all of you!) for my suggestion of Herb, DH has suggested Humphrey.
What do you all think of that. I quite like it. I also like Huxley, but he thinks that is a dogs name!

curlew Wed 31-Jul-13 11:42:08

Humph is awful as a shortening. Hump is worse. Don't do it.

Teamjavert Wed 31-Jul-13 11:42:53

No,no,and a thousand times no. It's awful.

Onesleeptillwembley Wed 31-Jul-13 11:43:29


Mummysaysno Wed 31-Jul-13 11:45:51

It's sort of so awful it's gone out the other end and is no longer awful...I find myself quite liking it!

mootime Wed 31-Jul-13 11:48:22

Oh blimey! We are having a bad day on the name choosing front...
Any suggestions would be good.

DoItTooJulia Wed 31-Jul-13 11:49:36

Oh, I like Herb. It was on my list for ds2.

What's Wong with Herb??

DoItTooJulia Wed 31-Jul-13 11:49:56

Wrong. NOT Wong.

ArabellaBeaumaris Wed 31-Jul-13 18:42:14

I like Humphrey!

Littlecherublegs Wed 31-Jul-13 18:48:03

I don't like Humphrey or Herb, sorry.
Don't mind Huxley though!

You seem to like names beginning with 'H' so how about:
Harris / Harrison

racingheart Wed 31-Jul-13 19:19:14

I've only known three Humphreys in my life.

They were all good looking, uncommonly brilliant and very witty. One was drop dead gorgeous and all the women at uni had a crush on him. He moved to Oz, not sure what happened then.

So it's a name I associate with rather successful men.

Love it.

Nothing wrong with Herb either. What a lovely name. But I do love old fashioned names.

ZolaBuddleia Wed 31-Jul-13 19:23:21

It feels rather pompous to me, a sort of braying idiot type name. Huxley's good though, as is Hal.

bringbacksideburns Wed 31-Jul-13 19:24:41

Reminds me of Humphrey the cushion.

Probably a bit before your time.

cookielove Wed 31-Jul-13 19:26:05

Humphrey reminds of the little grey elephant, very cute i must say!!

I like Huxley

mootime Wed 31-Jul-13 19:26:11

Ooh see, I see a Humphrey a bit like that. All the famous Humphrey's I can think of were cool (Bogart, Lyttelton). Maybe it can go on a short list.
I do also like Hugo (and do appear to like names with an H).

I also like Clement but DH is not keen. Only 22w, so plenty of time to choose.

Still looking for suggestions though!!

mootime Wed 31-Jul-13 19:27:20

Ah! Cross posts! I was referring to Racing's description of a Humprey (not as a braying idiot type!)

Witt Wed 31-Jul-13 19:45:52

Makes me think of Humphrey Lyttleton and he was brilliant. I like it.

Alohomora Wed 31-Jul-13 19:48:46

I like Humphrey, it's quaint and lovely. Clement is really nice, too!

NotMyChashkaChai Wed 31-Jul-13 19:50:15


Onesleeptillwembley Wed 31-Jul-13 19:52:53

You can get two of your names in one song; 'Where you been today, Huxley pig, humph, humph'. Seriously, they're all pretty bad.

sonlypuppyfat Wed 31-Jul-13 19:54:36

I thought of Humphrey the cushion how anyone can name a baby that is beyond me

Yika Wed 31-Jul-13 19:57:27

It's a terrible name, sounds like a joke. How about Hereward, Hartley or Harley.

Bowlersarm Wed 31-Jul-13 20:00:49

At least you would never have to worry about it being over popular OP grin

FriskyHenderson Wed 31-Jul-13 20:03:31

I'd think Humphrey Lyttelton.

BlissfullyIgnorant Wed 31-Jul-13 20:04:47

...was a cushion in Hickory House in the 70s.
Huxley, on the other hand, sounds a bit intellectual.
Does it go with your surname

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