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(55 Posts)
PunkAssMoFo Mon 24-Feb-14 15:56:54

Or Morris. Opinions please.

Would also be an alliteration. Not liking any boys names ATM. Any suggestions welcome.

Bowlersarm Mon 24-Feb-14 15:59:20

Not keen OP. sorry.

An old mans name which is better if it stays that way.

TickerSpecs Mon 24-Feb-14 16:01:33

Sorry, awful.

What is your taste? Modern, old man, different but not wacky, do you mind popular names?

hootloop Mon 24-Feb-14 16:07:38

Its not as bad as Nigel but its not far of.

PunkAssMoFo Mon 24-Feb-14 16:10:32

Not too popular, not too out there. More towards old man than modern I suppose.

Only other thought ATM is Anton.

Don't really know myself. Back to the drawing board hmm thanks anyway.

trainersandaches Mon 24-Feb-14 16:13:55

He was always my favourite Bee Gee so I would say yes. (With Mo as a nickname)

Sammie101 Mon 24-Feb-14 16:15:00

I quite like Morris but not very keen on Maurice--for some reason I'm sure it's the name of a Disney character (old man character) but can't quite put my finger on it! I think it's from Beauty and the Beast?

PunkAssMoFo Mon 24-Feb-14 16:15:54

That's what I was thinking trainers, about Mo, not bee gees!

hootloop Mon 24-Feb-14 16:17:24

I prefer Anton, I taught a lovely Anton.

Bowlersarm Mon 24-Feb-14 16:17:57

I like Anton.

TickerSpecs Mon 24-Feb-14 17:43:37

Anton is good.

What about Jago? It's Cornish for James I think so you have tradtional but with a more modern feel.

Sillybillybob Mon 24-Feb-14 17:46:37

Some people call me Maurice... Some people call me the Space Cowboy...

My first boss had Maurice as a middle name. Slightly ashamed to say I sniggered when I found out.

Sundaedelight Tue 25-Feb-14 10:45:46

It's not old man at all! Depends who you know. I know of a little Maurice and it works really well.

squoosh Tue 25-Feb-14 11:00:21

I really don't like Maurice at all, but do like Moss which is a common shortening in Ireland.

Mireio Tue 25-Feb-14 16:45:55

I really like Morris! I don't know why it's not more popular, considering names like Harris, Miles and Stanley are being used more often. It's old-mannish but it's also quite cute. Maurice is nice too, but it might get pronounced 'maur-EES' by some people, so I prefer Morris.

bakingtins Tue 25-Feb-14 17:15:29

Maurice is very old man. I like Anton, and only ever met one.

DrewsWife Tue 25-Feb-14 17:18:03

Maurice was the name of a terry pratchett character. And I like it. Lots of old names coming back grin

I used to laugh at Hamish when I was a kid. I know a few now and love it.

If you like it go for it OP wink

PunkAssMoFo Tue 25-Feb-14 17:21:16

Mixed reviews. I'll keep it on the list, but Anton just got bumped to the top. Thanks guys.

dashoflime Tue 25-Feb-14 17:24:17

I like Maurice. Shouldn't work but does!

I know a Norrie and I've always thought that was a good name too. It would be a NN for Norbert I think.

barnet Tue 25-Feb-14 17:25:58

Maurice is great. (People thought Jack was an old man's name 15 yrs ago)
Anton is good, but more common.

iklboo Tue 25-Feb-14 17:30:04

I had a horrible, horrible boss called Maurice. He used to go out of his way to try & make female employees cry (1980s). It's sort of put me off the name. But don't listen to me! If you love it that's all that matters.

winterhat Tue 25-Feb-14 17:30:19

Maurice is great.

Anton is "Du Beke"... not keen.

NinjaCow Tue 25-Feb-14 18:02:03

Don't like it at all.

thegreatgatsby101 Wed 26-Feb-14 09:33:16

Not keen, but what about Monty - quite similar but slightly more chic?!

I like strong and old fashioned names though and there are loads out there to choose from! smile

PatriciaHolm Wed 26-Feb-14 09:40:29

Maurice is technically pronounced moh-REECE, not Morris, so they are different. Not a fan of either tbh, though I do like Anton. How about Matisse?

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