Horatio - good, bad or ugly?

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BraveLilBear Thu 01-Aug-13 18:02:43

DS is now 9 days old and is known as Little Man or Monkey or numerous other pet names that wouldn't be allowed on a birth certificate.

We want unusual but classy and maybe classic/due for a revival. Like English origin names too.

Currently agreeing on Horatio, maybe Montgomery. But just trying to gauge wider opinion. ..

Thoughts on Horatio? Any alternatives we might go for?

Thanks in advance!

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breadandhoney Thu 01-Aug-13 18:32:30

Sounds like fellatio. Sorry. How about Hugo?

breadandhoney Thu 01-Aug-13 18:33:05

Sorry just noticed you want English origin names.

aftermay Thu 01-Aug-13 18:34:23

Not Horatio. Poor baby.

MrsBungle Thu 01-Aug-13 18:37:23

Horatio is bad. I'm not really a fan of Montgomery either but, it's much better than horatio.

Ruprekt Thu 01-Aug-13 18:38:16


Monty is nicer.

TheFillyjonk Thu 01-Aug-13 18:41:37

Horatio can't really be shortened, though is the appeal for you? I like it, it makes me think of Hamlet.

I don't like Montgomery, and Monty makes me think of camp old Richard Griffiths in Withnail and I - "Monty, you terrible cunt!"

TheFillyjonk Thu 01-Aug-13 18:46:41

Thinking along a similar vein... How about Cosimo or Perry?

Littleen Thu 01-Aug-13 18:54:47

no to horatio, reminds me of CSI. montgomery i think is cuteish smile

OutragedFromLeeds Thu 01-Aug-13 19:07:01

Love it!

It's at the top of my 'love, but not brave enough to use' list.

Monty is awful, unless DS is a puppy.

squoosh Thu 01-Aug-13 19:36:59

Horatio is very bombastic, plus it doesn't have any obvious nicknames, a pretty big name to carry off but I don't hate it.

I do hate Monty though, such a weasely name.

What about


FrussoHathor Thu 01-Aug-13 19:40:47

I love horatio, but DH wouldn't let me have it <sulk>

ArabellaBeaumaris Thu 01-Aug-13 19:42:22

I LOVE HORATIO. Had to put it in capitals to outweigh the negativity on this thread! Far better than Montgomery. it is totally on my list.

Please go for it!

niffernaffer Thu 01-Aug-13 19:44:57

Not keen on Horatio, do like Montgomery.
Also suggest:
Albermarle (Albie)
Augustus (Gus)

Allalonenow Thu 01-Aug-13 19:48:24

I like Horatio a lot, especially because of the connection with Nelson. Not keen at all on Montgomery though.

Jellyandicecreamplease Thu 01-Aug-13 19:50:11

I think Horatio will invite bullying - sorry

Hummuschocolate Thu 01-Aug-13 19:51:07

A difficult name to grow up with I think. A bit difficult to live up, some may struggle to pronounce it (eg other small children), it may be tricky to pronounce in other languages and doesn't have obvious nicknames.

Angelico Thu 01-Aug-13 19:53:29

Hate both. Also hate pretty much every other suggestion on this thread, apart from Aldous, which is cool grin Better sticking to Monkey than going for Horatio (I also thought this was going to be a CSI thread, along lines of is Horatio shaggable - the answer is a resounding no! wink )

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 01-Aug-13 19:54:32

I think it's bad, sorry but I love Horace, if that's any good?
I like Monty.

Names due a revivial:

And ooh yes to Mortimer - love it.

minipie Thu 01-Aug-13 19:54:37

I'm not keen on either I'm afraid, they are both slightly 'joke names' to me (kind of thing you might call a pet) but here are some I do like and you might:


squoosh Thu 01-Aug-13 19:54:49


squoosh Thu 01-Aug-13 19:55:59

Roland and Terence are most definitely NOT due a revival. Have a heart woman!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 01-Aug-13 20:00:10


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