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What do you think of Sunny?

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CassieAndKez Mon 02-Sep-13 09:41:16

What do you think of Sunny as a boy's name? I love it and we're thinking of using it, but not sure whether to spell it "Sunny" or "Sonny", I like it with a 'U' but hubby thinks it's too feminine and should be spelt with a 'O'; opinions please??? :D

LEMisdisappointed Mon 02-Sep-13 09:43:55

I like the name,although it does sound a little mafioso - i named my mum's dog Sunny though, although i think i wanted it to be Sonny, im my mind its sunny smile Isn't there a song? is that about a boy or girl?

Just don't have james as a second name smile

Seriously though, i like the name but to me, it should be spelt sonny

tethersend Mon 02-Sep-13 09:47:02

Lovely name, should be spelled with an O though.

MikeLitoris Mon 02-Sep-13 09:47:37

We have a sonny in the family.

I love it.

He has a different name on his birth cert though. No one ever uses it.

LEMisdisappointed Mon 02-Sep-13 09:47:44

Oh my GOD! i clicked on that link to the mumsnet name finder and there is a bit that predicts what they will wear?? MNHQ REALLY?????? <wanders off to put lucy in>

TheContrastofWhiteonWhite Mon 02-Sep-13 09:48:14

Oooh, Sonny definitely. Sonny is a boys' name (although you might find lots of MN not keen on it since it started out as a pet name). Sunny is weather.

I also agree that, spelled Sunny it sounds like a girls' name that comes from the same vein as Autumn and Summer.

Sorry, is that a bit blunt? Sonny would be lovely smile

RoadToTuapeka Mon 02-Sep-13 09:50:33

I think Sunny would be just about bearable for a girl, although I still don't like it. Sunny for a boy, awful. Sonny as a boy's nn maybe but as a given name seems unfortunate.

MerryMarigold Mon 02-Sep-13 09:50:49

I know a Sunny, but she's a girl.

bridgetsmum Mon 02-Sep-13 09:51:45

I HATE it, sounds silly to me
Sorry hmm

MortifiedAdams Mon 02-Sep-13 09:53:41

Should be Sonny.

curlew Mon 02-Sep-13 09:53:50

Oh, please don't. Remember you're naming a man, not a baby or a toddler. As someone on here once said, you might as well call him YoungFellerMeLad. Or Chummy.

DowntonTrout Mon 02-Sep-13 09:55:56

I know two boys called Sonny.

I think you are setting up problems with Sunny as you will forever be explaining how to spell it.

LEMisdisappointed Mon 02-Sep-13 09:59:16

oh actually scrap that last post - lucy is name of the day grin

KatyPutTheCuttleOn Mon 02-Sep-13 10:00:48

Sunny Delight grin

ClartyCarol Mon 02-Sep-13 10:01:21

Definitely use Sonny spelling. Sunny to me is an elderly woman with huuuuuge glasses.

Blatherskite Mon 02-Sep-13 10:03:00

I think however you spell it, everyone will assume it's spelt Sonny and you'll be forever correcting them if you choose the other spelling.

That said, it sounds more like a term of endearment than a name to me. It doesn't sound like a name for a grown up either. I can't imagine a 50 year old Sonny, he'd be more Daddy by then...

GobblersKnob Mon 02-Sep-13 10:04:32

I like it, but it needs to be Sonny.


HappyMummyOfOne Mon 02-Sep-13 10:10:27

For a baby its bearable spelt correctly but for aman its awful. Imagine his business cards in future.

Its not a name i would use as anything other than anick name and even then unlikely.

Bowlersarm Mon 02-Sep-13 10:12:08

I don't like it spelt either way. Sorry op.

It just doesn't sound like a name to me. More of a noise.

I just can't imagine calling a man 'Sonny'

5madthings Mon 02-Sep-13 10:12:47

Love it, I know two Sonny's but it should be spelt with an o.

dappleton Mon 02-Sep-13 10:12:49

Sonny just makes me think Sonny & Cher!
I have heard the name Sunny a couple of times but as a shortened version of an Asian name.

CockyFox Mon 02-Sep-13 10:23:03

DH has a male friend named Sunny, as above it is a short form of an Asian name I have never known his full name and don't think he uses it at all.

Spindelina Mon 02-Sep-13 10:54:49

I'd assume Sunny was nn for Sunil.

curlew Mon 02-Sep-13 10:56:35

Doesn't pass the Prime Minister test, sorry.

And just imagine being a secondary school teacher and the kids finding out.

squoosh Mon 02-Sep-13 11:39:20

I know three boys called Sonny, the oldest of whom is about 12 or 13. I don't think it's even unusual these days, it suits the Sonnys I know.

Sunny looks very girlish.

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