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fionadal Mon 17-Nov-14 22:47:44

Still contemplating names for DS2 due in a few weeks' time.
Have flirted with Oscar (but too popular ), Saul, Torin and wondering about Peter. Very unusual at the moment and nice-sounding I think? Hate shortening Pete though.

Any opinions on Peter?

BlueStarsAtNight Mon 17-Nov-14 22:50:01

Similar to you I really like Peter but hate Pete, and since we always shorten DS1's name I'm sure that would end up shortened too.

tammytoby Mon 17-Nov-14 22:51:16

Peter and Torin are both lovely classic names!

sjovt Mon 17-Nov-14 23:03:22

i like it!

NormanTheForeman Mon 17-Nov-14 23:05:13

Love Peter. Classic but not currently popular.

KERALA1 Mon 17-Nov-14 23:05:17


DramaAlpaca Mon 17-Nov-14 23:06:07

I really like Peter but not Pete

Trinpy Mon 17-Nov-14 23:10:01

Really nice.

carbolicsoaprocked Mon 17-Nov-14 23:30:27

I love Peter, perhaps biased as I have a lovely relation called Peter - he usually gets called Pete, maybe this is why I like Pete too! Wish I could use it but wouldn't because of the family link. I love Saul too.

dorasee Mon 17-Nov-14 23:33:13

I love the name Peter!

squoosh Mon 17-Nov-14 23:51:42

I actually know two baby Peters.

squoosh Mon 17-Nov-14 23:52:03

It's fine but a bit bland for me.

YouAreMyRain Mon 17-Nov-14 23:52:09

Love it!

BlueGreenHazelGreen Mon 17-Nov-14 23:56:49

Peter rocks! grin

MrsHoolie Tue 18-Nov-14 00:01:12

Lovely name

CookieB Tue 18-Nov-14 00:03:45

Love Saul. Peter not so much but that's only because I know a Peter who is annoying. If you do use Peter, please don't use Torin as middle name!

AnneEyhtMeyer Tue 18-Nov-14 00:09:04

I like it but can't put out of my mind that it means "to fart" in French.

squoosh Tue 18-Nov-14 00:12:27

I never thought of that!

I do make pets de nonnes sometimes and do get a childish giggle from knowing it translates as 'nuns farts'.

JakeyBurd Tue 18-Nov-14 00:55:35

I only know a few Peters but they all get nicknamed Pedro. hmm

ChippingInAutumnLover Tue 18-Nov-14 01:03:32

If you don't like Pete you'd be mad to choose Peter.

I think you'd be made anyway unless I've woken up in 1970

Sophronia Tue 18-Nov-14 01:11:32

Peter is a great name. Unfortunately hearing 'Baby Peter' would remind me of Baby P sad

SnoringNorma Tue 18-Nov-14 02:02:12

Peter is a lovely crisp classic name. Doesn't sound dated to me at all.

ReinholdMessner Tue 18-Nov-14 06:54:06

I know two Peters. Both hate Pete and politely correct anyone who uses it. They're universally known as Peter.

AuntieStella Tue 18-Nov-14 07:04:04

Perfect Peter is Horrid Henry's brother (and that might account for it not being used much these days, a bit like Walter being a no-no for the 1960/70s Beano generation).

KERALA1 Tue 18-Nov-14 07:08:53

I love it. Refreshing change from all the Oliver's Noah's and bens.really underused I've never met one under 10 (London then south west)

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