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DitsyDonkey Wed 26-Feb-14 11:30:57

I know that the name is marmite but its after really growing on me lately. I think it's fresh, strong, quirky, cool and would suit a boy and a man.

I'm not yet pregnant (fertility issues sad) but like to think ahead to hopefully a bfp!

I have a ds called Eli. Other names I love are Arlo, Asa and Ezra!

So what do you all think of Rex???

grownoutofglitter Thu 27-Feb-14 20:53:32

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MissBeehiving Thu 27-Feb-14 12:55:03

Ds2's best friend is a Rex. He's a cheeky little rascal grin and it suits him beautifully

DitsyDonkey Thu 27-Feb-14 12:48:39

Grownoutofglitter my ds told me that if we get a baby brother for him an we call it Asa so that he can use the nn I'm not quite sure if I will get the opportunity to make the decision myself wink

grownoutofglitter Thu 27-Feb-14 10:57:00

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RoseHoney Thu 27-Feb-14 00:19:24

I love Rex! OH does too but unfortunately we already have a Max so Rex is off the list of potential boys names hmm
Defo use it! It's a great name!

CorusKate Thu 27-Feb-14 00:07:38

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systemsmalfunction Thu 27-Feb-14 00:05:37

Fabulous. I like Sid and frank too

sillylittleperson Wed 26-Feb-14 20:19:22

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Rhuba Wed 26-Feb-14 19:39:42

My Dad is called Rex. He loves having an individual name. It makes it really easy for people to remember his name as an adult- good for business!

His parents did have a dog called Rex whilst their son Rex was a child- now that is just wrong!

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 26-Feb-14 19:37:09

I've never met a dog called Rex, though I'm sure there must have been some at one point.

Loads called Milly. Always interesting hearing that name being shouted in a park, 3 dogs and 2 little girls usually turn around grin

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 26-Feb-14 19:33:17

I really like it.

Don't think it sounds quite right with my surname though, so wouldn't be able to use it.

BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Wed 26-Feb-14 19:27:52

Oh no, it's really harsh.

I don't think of dogs though, I think of sixtysomething lotharios smoking cigars in casinos, their veiny corded throats juddering as they emit thin reedy laughs at something their thirtysomething female companions have whispered in their ears.

'Rex darling, let's go upstairs.'


ShadowFall Wed 26-Feb-14 19:23:39

Makes me think of dogs or dinosaurs rather than people.

everlong Wed 26-Feb-14 18:55:54

I love Rex.

It's cool but strong. It does have a strong dog name connection but a long time ago.

I had a dog as a child called Rex ( 40 odd years ago )

Now it's all Oscar and Charlie.. I have an Oscar ( of the child variety )

sillylittleperson Wed 26-Feb-14 18:34:02

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squoosh Wed 26-Feb-14 14:19:40

One of my MOST favourite names. Yes some people will say 'it's a dog's name' but so what, these days most dogs seem to be called Oscar and Max.

It's a good grown up name, short, snappy, well known, masculine, super cool, not over used.

Rex is king!

Arlo will date really badly. Ezra is a rifle obsessed American hillbilly with two teeth in his head.

RalphRecklessCardew Wed 26-Feb-14 14:18:48

Rex Stout, Rex Whistler. Go for it.

tammytoby Wed 26-Feb-14 14:13:50

I prefer Arlo and Ezra - they sound stronger and more 'complete'.

MyNameIsKenAdams Wed 26-Feb-14 14:07:28

I love it. We got cats years before kids were on the agenda and gave them our favourite boy/girls names so we werent jinxed by saving them. Rex was the boy name. Im now pg and struggling to find a boys name I love as much but we will eventually settle on something should this be a boy baby.

sillylittleperson Wed 26-Feb-14 14:05:17

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DitsyDonkey Wed 26-Feb-14 13:46:33

Just as I thought a rather polarising name! grin I still think it is pretty great.....just not sure if I would be brave enough!!!

BikeRunSki Wed 26-Feb-14 12:09:53

Never did my GF any harm.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 26-Feb-14 11:59:19


There is a Rex in my family. He is 9 now. Love it. They don't live in the uk so think he escapes the izzit a dog name saga

Rex is fab!

Ignore all these nay Sayers!!


Wossname Wed 26-Feb-14 11:56:48

I like it, means king doesn't it?

UnicornCrisps Wed 26-Feb-14 11:55:09

Oh my daughter has a ’dogs name’ too so I wasn’t saying don’t use it, just that’s what it sounds like. I considered Felix for a boy which is absolutely a cats name.

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