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Brother for Fred

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Idratherbe Tue 29-Oct-13 16:09:07

We can only agree on one name for DS2 who is due in a couple of weeks - Barney. We both adore the name but wondering if Fred and Barney will forever be known as the Flintstone brothers! I don't imagine for a second that their peers will make the connection but being a child of the 80s myself I'm all too familiar with the Flintstones.

What does everyone else think?

everlong Tue 29-Oct-13 16:26:23

Too Flinstones for sure.

What about Barnaby?

squoosh Tue 29-Oct-13 17:10:54

I clicked on the thread to say 'anything as long as it's not Barney'. grin

usualsuspect Tue 29-Oct-13 17:14:09

I'm usually a if you like the name it doesn't matter what any one else thinks type of person.

But even I draw the line at Fred and Barney.

squoosh Tue 29-Oct-13 17:16:18

People would be forever shouting 'Wilmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa' in an oh so hilarious fashion.

PeterParkerSays Tue 29-Oct-13 17:17:10

How about Arthur?

I agree not Barney, unless DS1 is Alfred, shortened to Fred, and you can swap his name to use Alfie instead.

everlong Tue 29-Oct-13 17:29:15

Yes Arthur would be fab with Fred.

Littlecherublegs Tue 29-Oct-13 18:02:09

I wouldn't, Flintstones definitely springs to mind.

Barnaby would be slightly better.

The Fred's I know have brothers Samuel, George and Arthur.

Idratherbe Tue 29-Oct-13 18:07:03

My fears confirmed! Oh dear, back to the drawing board with no other plausible options on... I like Arthur a lot but we know quite a few, but I think a commonly used name is probably on balance better than one from a comedy duo! Thanks all.

beela Tue 29-Oct-13 19:40:21

We've got a Freddie, I am pg with #2 and hoping it will be a girl as we can't think of any boys names <helpful>

beela Tue 29-Oct-13 19:41:55

Although having said that, Arthur is the only one anywhere near the shortlist -but like you OP, I know a couple of Arthurs already, including my DS's best friend!

LongDivision Tue 29-Oct-13 20:58:45

how about Stanley?

weaselinthenight Tue 29-Oct-13 21:52:43

Oh come on people! I say if you like it do it. The connection won't mean anything in the playground. And I'm sure there would be some people who would (annoyingly...) say 'Oh like the Flintstones!' on the occasions when you are introducing both of them together, but honestly, if you love the name, it's not too much to live with is it?!

squoosh Tue 29-Oct-13 22:02:00

It is.

YesterdayI Tue 29-Oct-13 23:02:37

Fred and Barney shock You're having a larf!

sorry blush

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Tue 29-Oct-13 23:20:57

I went to school with brothers called
Bill, Ben, Ed and Fred.
William, Benjamin, Edward and Frederick
go with what you feel, tbh there are a million things people could take the mickey out of with regard to kids so ay as well know ahead of time what it is going to be smile

Grannylipstick Wed 30-Oct-13 15:56:02

Love Fred and barney.

UriGHOULer Wed 30-Oct-13 16:07:17

Hahaha! I love wacked out names but Fred and Barney ahhahahaaha grin

What about Bill?

scarevola Wed 30-Oct-13 16:11:49

I think you need to be cautious about Weasley names too (Arthur, Bill, Charlie, Percy, (especially) George, Ron, plus Molly and Ginny for any future girls).

moas Wed 30-Oct-13 16:34:43

Fred and Roy (i have a crush on that name at the moment..) both nice and solid, bit early 20th century.

Don't think Fred and Barney/Barnaby is useable, sadly.

eatyourveg Wed 30-Oct-13 17:47:28

I know a couple of Freds, one has a brother called Billy the other has brothers called Tom and Will

Inclusionist Wed 30-Oct-13 17:49:38


Retroformica Fri 01-Nov-13 06:59:35

I like it.

fifi669 Fri 01-Nov-13 10:46:55

I love Fred and Barney myself!

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