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If I say Hank....

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flipflopsonfifthavenue Tue 13-May-14 09:34:19 you think of Mr Hankey the Xmas poo from South Park??

I love it as a nn for Henry, and as DP is Canadian, we think it would go down well over there and give a N American element.

EyelinerQueen Tue 13-May-14 09:35:54

Nope. I think of Hank Hill.

That said I really like it smile .

I also love Chuck for Charles and other American male nicknames.

2madboys Tue 13-May-14 09:36:46

I think of Hank Marvin.

OwlCapone Tue 13-May-14 09:39:43

No, I didn't watch South Park.

But I did think Wank blush

apermanentheadache Tue 13-May-14 09:40:09

I think he might get teased at school with people substituting the H for a W. Sorry sad

PinkSquash Tue 13-May-14 09:40:35

Hank Marvin.

flipflopsonfifthavenue Tue 13-May-14 09:41:54

I just thought of hanky panky, but wanky hanky or variations of that are even worse!!

but surely any name can be teased in some way..?! sad

Bexicles Tue 13-May-14 09:42:56

I think Breaking bad, but I do like the name.

OwlCapone Tue 13-May-14 09:43:06

No, not any name.

Some are more likely than others though. [bitter experience]

EyelinerQueen Tue 13-May-14 09:43:26

Of course they can.

I really don't understand ruling names out because some future theoretical schoolmates might one day come up with a rhyming insult confused .

SirChenjin Tue 13-May-14 09:43:46

No, I think of wank - sorry sad

TheHounded Tue 13-May-14 09:44:18

Breaking bad

SirChenjin Tue 13-May-14 09:44:44

Or starving - cockney rhyming slang

MollyBdenum Tue 13-May-14 09:50:23

I think of Hank Wangford, the country singing gynaecologist. And wank.

DotToDott Tue 13-May-14 09:51:29

i thought of Tom Hanks, who i love.

I think it's a great name, and i agree with you that it will go down well in Canada too.

Henry is also lovely if you were to change your mind.

South Park never entered my head even though i know all the words to the Mr Hanky song

FoodieMum3 Tue 13-May-14 09:52:30

Hank Scorpio

(The Simpsons) blush

FoxSticks Tue 13-May-14 09:54:14

I thought Marvin too.

meditrina Tue 13-May-14 09:56:12

Hank Marvin

(which is an association in use in a mainstream advert for the other rhyming slang =starvin')

Monkeyandanimal Tue 13-May-14 10:29:03

Marvin here too

Madamecastafiore Tue 13-May-14 10:29:54


SantasLittleMonkeyButler Tue 13-May-14 10:34:05

I didn't think of South Park, but I did automatically think Wank blush.

Of course you do have to consider what future schoolmates/peers might make of a name - and of course any name can be pulled apart & made fun of. However, Hank is much more likely to be turned to Wank than Henry would be!

Henry is lovely, but I would steer clear of Hank in the UK.

OwlCapone Tue 13-May-14 10:38:45

I really don't understand ruling names out because some future theoretical schoolmates might one day come up with a rhyming insult

Well, that proves you've not had to live through it. You'd probably get on well with my parents.

Navybluetutu Tue 13-May-14 10:40:11

Marvin- starving

TheHoundsBitch Tue 13-May-14 10:44:32

Rhyming slang for 'rank' (disgusting) where I'm from...

curiousgeorgie Tue 13-May-14 10:46:29

I think 'Hank Marvin'

Then I think 'Wank'

Sorry blush

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