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insanelycheerful Sat 08-Mar-14 13:23:28

I really love this name, should DC3 turn out to be DS3. Does it work for life though, do you think? As a baby, child, teen and adult?

NigellasDealer Sat 08-Mar-14 13:26:42

hmm i did know a Monty, short for Montgomery, the latter sounds a bit pretentious, and the former nice for a little boy or even teen but what then?

DrankSangriaInThePark Sat 08-Mar-14 13:30:58

I don't like it at all.

This may have something to do with how much Monty Don irritates me.

Also know a horrible woman with a child called Monty. Child is cuteness itself, but somehow she and the blue jacketed gardener have ruined it.

RalphRecklessCardew Sat 08-Mar-14 13:57:59


EyelinerQueen Sat 08-Mar-14 13:58:33

Awful. Just bloody awful.

One of the ultimate wet toff names.

RabbitPies Sat 08-Mar-14 14:10:47

It's awful IMHO. Very wet.

insanelycheerful Sat 08-Mar-14 14:13:59

Nigellas you make a good point. I can't imagine ever using Montgomery or Montague so think would just go with Monty.

I know MN always seems to say you have to give a full version as the official name, but as someone who has always been known as a shorter version of their longer name and found it a real pain that I have an official name on forms, passports etc but which doesn't feel like anything to do with me and my "real" name, I don't really see the point!

So I need to be sure that Monty is a name that will grow and last with him.....

insanelycheerful Sat 08-Mar-14 14:18:17

Fair enough those who passionately hate the name! Wasn't really asking if people like it or not, but whether it's a name that will grow with the child.

MamaPain Sat 08-Mar-14 14:19:40

Sorry to me this is really twee and as others have said really wet.

It just screams private school and saying Mummy and Daddy in your thirties. I can't imagine Monty ever being a cool/tough/attractive young guy. It's a child or older gents name.

MamaPain Sat 08-Mar-14 14:22:05

Oh and I'm really really not part of the full name on the birth certificate brigade, I just don't think this works as a name for any age so the best option might be to find a longer name to use that you can nickname to Monty. Doesn't gave to be Montgomery you could try names that end in Mont.

MoominIsWaitingToMeetHerMiniMe Sat 08-Mar-14 14:22:34

Doesn't really grow with them.

It suits my car though, but he is an old gent.

insanelycheerful Sat 08-Mar-14 14:23:01

Haha Mama that is so far from OH and I it's quite funny! But I take your points on board smile

insanelycheerful Sat 08-Mar-14 14:24:43

But mama I still don't see why I need to give him/her another name that he/she will not be known by? Why not just use the name you like?

insanelycheerful Sat 08-Mar-14 14:25:15

I love that you have a car called Monty moomin!

MrsDavidBowie Sat 08-Mar-14 14:26:38

It is almost as bad as Cuthy.

EyelinerQueen Sat 08-Mar-14 14:27:12

OP I agree with you about the long name thing.

It's a MN rule that I broke with DD.

She is Cassie, just Cassie. I hate Cassandra and Cassiopeia is beyond wanky.

So while I don't like Monty, I defend your right to call him just Monty and not Montgomery grin .

tammytoby Sat 08-Mar-14 14:32:02

I know a pretty cool 14 year old Monty!

somedizzywhore1804 Sat 08-Mar-14 14:34:32

I'm sure I've said this before on mn but to a certain generation of us there was only one Monty and he was the dog, who wore glasses grin

Alas that generation are going to be your sons teachers. I would steer well clear of this name.

Swifey Sat 08-Mar-14 14:34:35

Hi there, I love the name Monty. I had a lovely uncle called Monty, and is on my name list if I have another ds. I think it is very traditional and very smart. It's up to you what to call him, better than a new age name like 'Safire river sky' or some such like!! �� Having such a lively name will put him in good sted for jobs etc too! Imagine a very dashing doctor introducing himself to you as ... 'Hello, I'm Dr Monty Burdell, lovely to meet you!! (Please insert your own surname!!). Just go for it if you love it!!

5madthings Sat 08-Mar-14 14:35:36

I know a 5 yr old Monty, I like it smile

I also like cassie, I know a three year old cassie smile

anothernumberone Sat 08-Mar-14 14:37:15

Monty Byrnes

RabbitPies Sat 08-Mar-14 14:40:56

No it doesn't work at all ages IMHO. Perhaps when they're at the chubby baby/toddler stage,and elderly,but for a teen/grown man it jut sounds utterly wet and ridiculous.

insanelycheerful Sat 08-Mar-14 14:43:22

Thanks all for comments!
It appears not to be a popular name on here, which doesn't bother me as I know it only matters what OH and I love. It is interesting to hear differing opinions though.

I have to say Monty does sound great with our surname too!

It's not necessarily my top favourite, but it is a name OH and I both like and have considered before for DS1 and DS2.

I do sometimes wonder if someone has a name it does just grow with them, simply because it's their name, even if at face value it doesn't seem a child's/grown up's name or whatever? Eg I think of Daisy as cute for a little one but not a grown up lady name, but if I met an adult Daisy I'm sure I would just accept it as her name.

Ps I love Cassie too!

insanelycheerful Sat 08-Mar-14 14:45:03

I am quite surprised at the number of "wet" comments. I had expected people to say they didn't like Monty but hadn't thought of it being wet for some reason. Very interesting!

insanelycheerful Sat 08-Mar-14 14:45:41

I am quite surprised at the number of "wet" comments. I had expected people to say they didn't like Monty but hadn't thought of it being wet for some reason. Very interesting!

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