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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!

squoosh Wed 31-Jul-13 21:44:16

Herb or Humphrey? It's like the Sophie's Choice of awful names.

I'll be trembling with fear to read your next suggestion.

I like Huxley though!

Kikibee Wed 31-Jul-13 21:46:26

I rather like the name, I much prefer it to awful names like Connor or Tyler

mootime Wed 31-Jul-13 21:53:02

Ouch Sqooch!
I was thinking that its probably a good thing not to mention my other DC's names...

squoosh Wed 31-Jul-13 22:03:43

Sorry moo! After posting that I did think 'hope that doesn't seem too harsh'.

As I say I really do like Huxley!

LondonMother Wed 31-Jul-13 22:08:04

I love it and I also think of Humphrey Lyttelton and Humphrey Bogart. It's easy to spell and easy to pronounce and he probably won't be one of half a dozen Humphreys when he starts school.

exoticfruits Wed 31-Jul-13 22:14:22

Very true, bowlersarm.

RoadToTuapeka Thu 01-Aug-13 00:38:48

Humphrey is dreadful! My friend had a DS now aged 2 called Herbie. Herb is ok I guess. I like Huxley. Huck/Hux seem reasonable nicknames.

sleepingbeautiful Thu 01-Aug-13 04:39:54

We have an aging pet tortoise named Humphrey...
Not keen on Huxley. It's ungainly sounding.
Does it have to begin with H?
I can only think of:
Hubert (tad better than Herbert - at least Hughie could be nn)

LottieJenkins Thu 01-Aug-13 05:02:29

Showing my age here but.............Watch Out There's A Humphrey About!!!! A milk advert from the 1970's!!!!! grin

MaMaPo Thu 01-Aug-13 05:54:36

Makes me think of Humphrey B Bear, a terrible kids show in the 80s in Australia. I vote no.

Numberlock Thu 01-Aug-13 06:00:17

We must be similar age Lottie as that was my first thought too!

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Thu 01-Aug-13 06:16:43

I think of Humphries or camels (though why camels I have no idea)

AgathaPinchBottom Thu 01-Aug-13 06:20:09

I like it! Reminds me of Humphrey Bogart. A very beautiful friend of mine has recently had an adorable Humphrey. I think you should go for it and don't worry about it dividing opinion.

Choccyhobnob Thu 01-Aug-13 11:06:21

hellhasnofury I get the camels thing. There's either a joke or a song about a camel with 3 humps called Humphrey!

Makes me think of that little grey elephant on the Humphrey's corner brand of things.

I like Huxley though even though I can't get the Huxley pig song out of my head, but that was a cute programme!

MrsMongoose Thu 01-Aug-13 15:39:49

I LOVE It! It's going on my list!

Twirlyhot Thu 01-Aug-13 17:52:33

I agree with your DH. Huxley sounds like a dog's name and Herb is wrong. I don't love Humphrey but it's way better than the other two.

IfUSeekAmy Thu 01-Aug-13 18:24:49

My friends labradoodle is called Humphrey and we call him Humperdinck . please don't now add Humperdinck to your list!

LynetteScavo Thu 01-Aug-13 18:35:13

I love the name Humphrey. It's a fine name indeed.

But it's just as much a dogs name as Huxley, but maybe that's because I knew a dog called Humphrey.

If I had a dog, I'd call him Hamish. <Random>

LynetteScavo Thu 01-Aug-13 18:35:35

Actually, Huxley is a pigs name.

ArtemisCake Thu 01-Aug-13 18:43:55

Love Humphrey, it's due a revival.

Ruprekt Thu 01-Aug-13 18:45:08

Truly awful.

Awful for baby, toddler, teen and adult.

neomamma Thu 01-Aug-13 18:54:08

I like it! I think it can be really cute for a baby, it's got a soft sound without being feminine. I'd think Humphrey Bogart!

DaveMccave Thu 01-Aug-13 19:38:12

It's cute! I know a little one, he gets Humph. I also like Huxley though, after Aldous, not the pig smile

Viviennemary Thu 01-Aug-13 21:52:32

It's dire.

Frikadellen Thu 01-Aug-13 22:23:12

I like both Herb and Humphrey

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