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CogsworthAndJerry Fri 22-Nov-13 10:49:08

I've said for years if I ever have a son I'm going to name him Parker and now I am expecting a boy, I would still really like to name him Parker but am very wary of it now Frankie Sandford has named her baby Parker. I like the fact that it's not really a popular name but am worrying now that it may suddenly shoot up in popularity. DH says I'm worrying over nothing and he's still set on the name.

What middle names do you think would go with it? I like Parker James, DH likes Parker Joe.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 22-Nov-13 10:54:16

Prefer Parker James to Parker Joe. If you really like it then don't be put off by what a celebrity picks, it's maddening when that happens but many more newborns won't be called Parker than those that are.

ThisIsYourSong Fri 22-Nov-13 10:55:37

Who is he/ she? Never heard of them tbh but if other people's opinions bother you a lot then don't do it. Have you thought of other surnames e . G . Cooper, Fraser

CogsworthAndJerry Fri 22-Nov-13 11:20:04

Frankie Sandford is from the Saturdays.

I've also considered Finley, Lachlan and Grayson for DS but I think I still prefer Parker. It goes well with both mine and DH's surname too ( we haven't decided which one he's going to have though).

confusedalways Fri 22-Nov-13 11:23:10

I love Parker for a first name!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 22-Nov-13 11:25:04

Just thinking, does either surname start with S? (PJS Parker James S.....).

CogsworthAndJerry Fri 22-Nov-13 12:16:03

Both are surnames begin with B.

flatmum Fri 22-Nov-13 12:19:02

you will get a lot of flak for it on here but I love Parker as a name (and surnamey boys names in general)

flatmum Fri 22-Nov-13 12:20:26

Also like Lachlan. Beware Finley though, even though it's a nice name, esp of you like unusual names as it is very, very, very common round here (London and southeast)

ButThereAgain Fri 22-Nov-13 12:22:46

Just a warning that there might be quite a lot of people, like me, who associate the name very strongly with the puppet-chauffeur/butler in Thunderbirds, and who therefore find it a bit comical.

CogsworthAndJerry Fri 22-Nov-13 12:29:45

Sorry that was meant to be ^our' surnames begin with B.

CogsworthAndJerry Fri 22-Nov-13 12:29:54


CogsworthAndJerry Fri 22-Nov-13 12:30:42

My dad says it reminds him to much of Thunderbirds however I've never seen it so...

ToffeeJungle Fri 22-Nov-13 20:09:06

I quite like Parker. Am a bit of a fan of surname-y first names.
Like Grayson too (love Gray) as well as Jackson, Wilson, Fletcher and Bronson.
Finlay is good but more popular; Lachlan is ok.
Go with Parker!

meditrina Fri 22-Nov-13 20:11:54

I wouldn't make the sleb association.

The name does not appeal to me, however, because of the Thunderbirds associations.

I prefer James to Joe as the middle name.

hollyisalovelyname Fri 22-Nov-13 20:17:30

I think it is a hard sounding word- Parker.
He may be called Nosy as a nickname.
Yes, the fact that the name is in the news will make it popular ( common )

hollyisalovelyname Fri 22-Nov-13 20:18:04

Congrats by the way.
Lachlan is ace.

Ehhn Fri 22-Nov-13 20:21:29

My surname is parker...

mrsminiverscharlady Fri 22-Nov-13 20:24:21

If your last name is Barker then definitely not...

meditrina Fri 22-Nov-13 20:24:48

This is Parker from the Thunderbirds. As it's a geek/nerd classic, the association isn't going to go away.

Cohenite Fri 22-Nov-13 20:28:42

My immediate reaction was Nosy - word association, I'm afraid.

BananaPie Fri 22-Nov-13 20:30:56

I have never heard of Frankie Sanford or the Saturdays. Can't be all that famous?

LaurieFairyCake Fri 22-Nov-13 20:35:57

Nosy Parker

Parker Pen

A thunderbird


CogsworthAndJerry Fri 22-Nov-13 21:26:47

I have never heard of Frankie Sanford or the Saturdays. Can't be all that famous?

They aren't really that famous, so I suppose I am worrying over nothing.

I think I am going to stick with Parker since I've liked it for years. It's also the only name DH and I can really agree on.

And no, neither of our surnames is Barker grin

MamaLazarou Sat 23-Nov-13 14:31:44

Thunderbirds here, too, sorry.


'Yes... Milady'

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