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George or Henry?

(17 Posts)
Ilovebean Tue 18-Feb-14 21:15:31

Hi All, DH an I have our choices down to two for our blue bump. The only issue is, one of the names is also my brothers name. I have 3 brothers and don't want to upset the other two by using this name. It's not 'after' him, we just love the name. So I just wondered which you all preferred.

The middle names are family names that we will pick no matter what we call the child (after HD's gdad and my dad). We like either:

George Kenneth Fredrick
Henry Kenneth Fredrick

What do you think?

ToffeeJungle Tue 18-Feb-14 21:21:39


Though I would't consider using my brothers name.

spleenyone Tue 18-Feb-14 21:22:36

Henry!!! Best name ever

furlinedsheepskinjacket Tue 18-Feb-14 21:22:41


Ham69 Tue 18-Feb-14 21:24:52

I think if you chose your brother's name it will be assumed you named DS after him. They are both perfectly good solid traditional names but sooooo popular.
I'd probably go with Henry as George seems to be on the rise after the royal baby.

HenriettaTurkey Tue 18-Feb-14 22:11:23

Both good names: I'd pick the one that isn't your brother's.

pilates Tue 18-Feb-14 22:19:50

Both very nice but George is my favourite

moominsville Tue 18-Feb-14 22:52:59

Gorgeous George, Horrid Henry.

I do actually really like Henry though, but George gets my vote.

DramaAlpaca Tue 18-Feb-14 22:54:31


Tinselt0wn Tue 18-Feb-14 22:55:41

I love Henry. George is nice too though. Personally I wouldn't name after my brothers unless as a middle name even though one of mine does have a name that I would strongly consider if it wasn't already "taken"

moominsville Tue 18-Feb-14 22:56:18

Sorry, ignore my horrid Henry comment, not many people will know about the programme.

I've re-read your post about George being your brother's name. I would go with Henry.

DisappointedHorse Tue 18-Feb-14 22:57:54

They're both nice but I love Henry.

cafecito Wed 19-Feb-14 04:26:02

I love Henry

BlueStarsAtNight Wed 19-Feb-14 08:55:32

I like both but prefer Henry, I wouldn't name the same as my brother though so would really pick whichever isn't his name!

Ilovebean Wed 19-Feb-14 13:14:43

Thanks everyone for your opinions, Henry seems to be the fave. So I think at the mo, we're going with Henry.

My brother is technially Georgie on his birth cert, but everyone calls him George. I discussed it with my mother and she said that my brothers (Thomas and Charlie) may get a bit upset.

Mind you...we still have 20 weeks left, so no doubt I'll change my mind to something completly different by then.

AdorabeezleWinterpop Wed 19-Feb-14 19:44:45

Henry <biased>

Mrsindecision Wed 19-Feb-14 20:28:49

Definitely Henry from me!

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