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what do we think of Rex?

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wingcommandergallic Tue 28-Oct-14 07:20:14

Cartoon dog or filmstar?

Really can't decide if this is dreadful or tastefully unusual.

JazzAnnNonMouse Tue 28-Oct-14 07:22:31

Dog I'm afraid

RoganJosh Tue 28-Oct-14 07:23:58

I love it.

SunnaStrangeInTheNeighbourhood Tue 28-Oct-14 07:24:33

Always makes me think of an Alsation dog, sorry.

ClariceBeanthatsme Tue 28-Oct-14 07:25:03

It's a cool name but yes...dog

heartisaspade Tue 28-Oct-14 07:26:05

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whereisthewitch Tue 28-Oct-14 07:26:21

Dinosaur, sorry.

LuluJakey1 Tue 28-Oct-14 07:32:09

1920s, Brideshead Revisited...yes..........Alsatian Dog ..........very yes.

Chimchar Tue 28-Oct-14 07:33:26

Fearn Cotton's little boy is called Rex.

I like it. smile

bronya Tue 28-Oct-14 07:34:43

Dog or dinosaur.

cheesecakemom Tue 28-Oct-14 07:55:16

I always think of of little dog - just like Bruno!

wingcommandergallic Tue 28-Oct-14 08:07:31

I'm willing to admit I thought of it whilst reading Harry and his Dinosaurs. blush

was hoping for a Brideshead Revisited feel though.

StupidFlanders Tue 28-Oct-14 08:15:21

My ds is Rex. I get comments all the time, but always nice ones.

ALittleFaith Tue 28-Oct-14 08:18:13

Say no more, mon amour grin to be fair, a kid born now probably won't get many references to Empire Records but that's what I think of.

diddlediddledumpling Tue 28-Oct-14 08:21:08

doesn't it mean king? that would put me off.

wingcommandergallic Tue 28-Oct-14 08:22:18

That's good to hear. How did he cope with pronouncing it? I know R is one of the last sounds children learn.

weegiemum Tue 28-Oct-14 08:22:38

1) dog
2) the sleaziest guy I ever met

It's a no from me!

wingcommandergallic Tue 28-Oct-14 08:25:26

Yes. It means king. I think it sounds strong and capable.

We also like Max but DP wants Maximilian and I think Max sounds boyish.

The other names on our list are quite different.

ShadowKat Tue 28-Oct-14 08:41:54

Dinosaur!

I don't like it as a human name, though.

Anjou Tue 28-Oct-14 08:43:20

Love it! Great name for a baby, toddler, teen and adult.

How many people ACTUALLY know a dog called Rex?

devoncreamtea Tue 28-Oct-14 08:54:42

Ace name - Rex Harrison. Say no more!

Don't listen to the dogs name doom sayers, 2 of my children are actually named after dogs -( accidentally, just liked these 2 names and on further inspection they turned out to be the names of my mums best friend's dogs when I was growing up...must've crept in to my subconscious!) A name is a name - you're not calling him 'jack russell' or 'labradoodle'.

Rex is cool, cute, strong and unusual - I would go for it! My 'dog name' daughters are Meg and Bess - so not exactly bonkers either...

TheFillyjonk Tue 28-Oct-14 08:58:09

I think of dinosaurs.

I also think of Oedipus Rex, a Greek tragedy about a man who unknowingly marries and spawns with his mother. Ends up having to stab his eyes out when he finds out who she is - very disturbing!

However, despite all that I think Rex would be quite a cool name for a little boy. Sounds kind of fearless and suave.

cindydog Tue 28-Oct-14 08:58:39

Here in rural Ireland ,Rex is the name of every second collie sheepdog.

glittershoes Tue 28-Oct-14 09:07:06

I have a Rex. I have only ever had one 'dog' comment and that was from a woman who had called her son Tyson 'after the boxer' so we had pretty different tastes anyway. andIwould--rather--give--my--son--a--dogs--name--than--name--him--after--a--convicted--rapist

Interestingly every person under the age of about 20 who has commented has always raved about how cool a name it is. If you mention the dog thing then they stare at you blankly.

wingcommandergallic Tue 28-Oct-14 09:14:11

grin

Bit of a marmite name! I have never heard of a dog actually named Rex either. I get the impression it's quite an old association.

I've sneaked it onto the list of approved names on the fridge so DP has a bit of time to mull it over.

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