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Calling all those in the SW / SE of England, How many Henry's do you know

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daughterofafarmer Fri 04-Oct-13 15:09:30

And what age roughly are they?

Just thinking that possibly it might be quite good with DD (Honor) Two 'H' aside what do you think?

shoobidoo Fri 04-Oct-13 15:17:07

We know a few, aged between 3 and 11. Lots of Harrys here too, some of which may be 'Henrys' officially.

Love Honor - beautiful underused name! Henry is ok but a little more trendy.

daughterofafarmer Fri 04-Oct-13 15:33:56

Thanks smile

Henry would just be Henry. Do love Harry, but a great friend has one so a bit to close.

JoJoManon Fri 04-Oct-13 15:40:20

If you're in SW London, there will be about 2 Henrys per class of 4 year olds, and if you're talking private schools, then you're looking at 4.

IsleOfRight Fri 04-Oct-13 15:41:40

I am in London and know none. My kids not in school yet though.

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Fri 04-Oct-13 15:45:37

I don't know any little ones (probably because I don't have friends with small boys -our children are older). But DS1 (16) and DS2 (11) both have at least a couple of Henrys in their year groups.

daughterofafarmer Fri 04-Oct-13 15:51:16

No we aren't in London.

DH has said he prefers Hamish....!

minipie Fri 04-Oct-13 15:54:43

I am in London and have met about a squillion baby Henrys recently. Sorry...!

LauraChant Fri 04-Oct-13 15:56:15

I know a Henry aged six. And a preschool Hamish.

LauraChant Fri 04-Oct-13 15:56:56

Sorry, am in SE

TheOnlyOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 04-Oct-13 15:57:35

DS1 is one of two in his Y1 class of 27
There are at least two or three others in the school
To that end he is usually known as Henry Surname
(SE not London)

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Fri 04-Oct-13 15:59:41

I only know grown-up Hamishes (2 that I can think of). Isn't it a Scottish version of James?

TobyLerone Fri 04-Oct-13 16:00:36

I'm in SE. DS (14) has 2 Henrys in his rugby team.

I don't know many small children, though, and none of the ones I do know are called Henry.

apatchylass Fri 04-Oct-13 16:02:53

2 in DS's year (yr 6)

Proabably a fair smattering throughout the playground. It's like Edward, Sam, Alex - lots of them about but still a great name.

TheArticFunky Fri 04-Oct-13 16:22:43

I 'm in the South East and have to say that it is the most popular name for the under 5s in this area . My eldest son is 9 and we have come across a couple his age, however my youngest is at nursery school and there are 3 in his class and loads at the various groups we go to.

Thomas also seems to be growing in popularity. Lots the same age as my eldest but they are always shortened to Tom. The young ones I know are never shortened and I 'm coming across lots of newborn little boys called Thomas.

ladymia Fri 04-Oct-13 18:04:15

3 all under 5

PinkGlove Fri 04-Oct-13 18:22:36

I'm SW and know of 4.

PinkGlove Fri 04-Oct-13 18:23:01

All under 2

daughterofafarmer Fri 04-Oct-13 18:29:49

ohone yes you're correct.

I think Honor and Henry flows better than Honor and Hamish IYSWIM. Does that make sense or am I over thinking it hmm?

I do like Hamish. Just nothing grabbing us at all.

TobyLerone Fri 04-Oct-13 19:33:32

I think I'd find it hard not to say 'enry. I think it would be difficult because Honor doesn't use the 'H' sound. So " 'onor and 'enry" would accidentally come out.

Spookey80 Fri 04-Oct-13 19:35:50

Quite a few and just recently.

I know one who is age 10.

Where was Henry in the Top 100 last year? That's normally a good indication of how popular it can get.

daughterofafarmer Fri 04-Oct-13 19:57:03

Well I speak well proper posh like, init gringrin

I see your point Toby will give it some more thought.

TobyLerone Fri 04-Oct-13 19:59:58

I'm quite posh, too, believe it or not grin

But my brain/mouth interaction struggles with this.

TeamSouthfields Fri 04-Oct-13 20:01:10

1 and his 8

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