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Bloody boys names!

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StyleManual Mon 18-Nov-13 15:25:41

We can't find a boys name we love. I really struggle to get enthusiastic about any of them. The short list is:


Which one of these would you go for?

sandfrog Wed 20-Nov-13 10:23:47

Peter George is a great combination. Classic names that go well together.

StyleManual Wed 20-Nov-13 10:04:54

We're currently trying out Peter George. Just been googling to check for murderers/despots etc with that name. The worst I've found is an Australian cricketer!

sandfrog Tue 19-Nov-13 17:25:39

Peter is nice, and would say Gabriel as middle name except there's singer Peter Gabriel.

sandfrog Tue 19-Nov-13 17:24:07

Albert, nn Bertie

thegreylady Tue 19-Nov-13 16:14:04

I have a gorgeous little Edward dgs aged 4 and he is as far from being 'meh' as a child could be,
If you went for Robert you could have Bertie or Robin as nn.

Bowlersarm Tue 19-Nov-13 14:04:13

What about Robert nn Bertie ?

Hollyjokes Tue 19-Nov-13 13:59:02

George is my favourite from your list. So what if the royals have used it, if you still love it then use it anyway! smile

Jacksterbear Tue 19-Nov-13 13:29:18

Gabriel - no
Peter - yes
Edward - meh

Layl77 Tue 19-Nov-13 13:21:21

I think George will be a bit less popular now as everyone will be put off by prince G?

StyleManual Tue 19-Nov-13 12:38:22

Gargh! We had a big discussion last night and seem to have ruled all these names out! Now DH likes my suggestions of Gabriel or Peter. He likes Edward too, but I'm not keen.

ToffeeJungle Tue 19-Nov-13 12:10:14

If you like Bertie but not sure on Albert how about Robert, Egbert, Norbert???

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MsJupiterJones Mon 18-Nov-13 22:08:50

Love Albert.

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kawaii Mon 18-Nov-13 18:41:13

Something like Alice and Albert would sound fine imo. Different enough. I know an Alice and Alistair which I think sounds too similar. Some times you can get away with it.

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StyleManual Mon 18-Nov-13 17:18:09

Thanks for the unanimous verdict!
I agree about George being associated with Prince George. We had picked it before the royals had their baby, so feeling a bit annoyed about that! We would have used it without question if it hadn't been for that.

Robin - we both like but somehow I can't get excited about it. I just think it's a nice straight forward name.

Bertie - we love and that's what we call him at the moment. It started off as a silly nickname for the bump, but it has stuck. I would like to call him Albert with Bertie as a nickname, but our DD's name also starts with "Al", so I think that would be a bit odd.

Not sure where to go from here!

AndWhenYouGetThere Mon 18-Nov-13 16:58:28

Robert for Bertie.

kawaii Mon 18-Nov-13 16:45:59

Robin is nice, understated and unfussy.

George would be out for me as I wouldn't want the Royal connection. It's a nice name but needs a cooling off period of a few years after Prince George.

Bertie is a nickname - I like Albert a lot.

GlaikitFizzog Mon 18-Nov-13 16:32:07

My grandad, bless him, was Bertie, short for Herbert. You could also use Robert, Albert, Bertram,Gilbert, Hubert, Norbert and um..... Englebert!!

Jacksterbear Mon 18-Nov-13 16:29:33

Oh, xposted with Mim78 re Robert!

Jacksterbear Mon 18-Nov-13 16:28:39

George is lovely but you will get the annoying "oh, after Prince George" comments.

I like Robert, which gives you a choice of nns: Bertie, Bert, Rob, Robbie, Bobby, etc. If you were thinking of Rob/Robbie as nns for Robin, Robert would give you that option.

Mattissy Mon 18-Nov-13 16:27:02

George has been popular for a few years already, ds has a few I. His year and he's 12. Still love it but my gf was a George. Bertie, I prefer Albert or Robert. Hate Robin.

Mim78 Mon 18-Nov-13 16:23:49

Bertie could also be short for Robert, and that is a bit like your choice of Robin, covering both options!

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