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Thoughts on Foster as a boy's name

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Amiasmummy Mon 13-Jan-14 20:29:14

I know it's not going to be everyone's cup of tea and to be honest, when my OH first suggested it I wasn't a fan. I thought people would think he was named after the beer. BUT it's really grown on me and now out of the few names we have agreed on it has become my favourite. (The beer thing obviously no longer bothers me). What are people's thoughts on the name? (Without being plain rude please) grin

Amiasmummy Fri 07-Feb-14 11:52:39

I quite like Forrest! OH isn't keen though hmm

Vicki070712 Fri 07-Feb-14 14:53:27

I love Foster, had it on my list people did mention the beer thing too as we already had a wee boy called Miller which some people did ask if he was named after the beer but he's not, just like surname 1st names. We ended up calling our other baby Cooper. Other names we considered were,

Amiasmummy Fri 07-Feb-14 19:38:34

I'm glad I'm not the only one who loves the name smile And I'm glad you didn't let other people's opinions deter you from naming your son Miller - what a great name! As is Cooper.

I don't necessarily gravitate towards surnamey names. I'm not sure that I could actually categorise the style of names that I like - I just like what I like (mn approved or not) lol

colditz Fri 07-Feb-14 19:43:41

Don't, it's horrid.

Amiasmummy Fri 07-Feb-14 20:32:53

That's your opinion, not fact.

ZingSweetApple Fri 07-Feb-14 20:44:17


you did ask for opinions though - did you not? hmm

Amiasmummy Fri 07-Feb-14 21:00:15

Guilty as charged. Although, being relatively new to nn, I didn't realise the full extent of the manners shortage at the time I started this thread blush There are nicer ways to disagree with someone's preference than 'Don't. It's horrid'

I've previously said that I'm still open to name suggestions, which would be more helpful than flippant (and sometimes hurtful) comments.

ZingSweetApple Fri 07-Feb-14 21:37:52

ok, but I think it's still better that total strangers are honest with you than your family and friends are being polite, but possibly thinking the same.

if someone thinks it's horrid it's a valid opinion and not rude because it wasn't unpropmted!
you do need to realize you will get what you asked for!wink

colditz Sat 08-Feb-14 09:46:22

I wasn't being flippant, it's horrid. A large proportion of people who meet your son will feel sorry for him because of a choice you made. is that what you were aiming for?

You asked for opinions. Maybe you need to suffix that with "but not opinions I don't agree with"

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