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Rex for a boy, discuss

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jakesmith Tue 25-Nov-14 20:34:22

As per the title!

OldLadyKnows Tue 25-Nov-14 20:36:08

It's one better than Prince, I suppose. grin

Pancakeflipper Tue 25-Nov-14 20:38:37

I went to school with a Rex and by the times we hit our teens he was forever known (and still is) known as Sexy Rexy because we were that immature.

He had the charisma and generous humour to not let it bother him.

Other people will say it's a dogs name like Shep.

NewEraNewMindset Tue 25-Nov-14 20:38:49

Hmmm just Rex on it's own or as a nickname?

Cocolate Tue 25-Nov-14 20:39:10

I adore it - hence I know there was a thread on this a few weeks ago - it seemed about 50/50 divide but I say just go for it (because I didn't and am not willing to through another 9 months just for the chance to have a Rex!!)

Luciferbox Tue 25-Nov-14 20:40:15

I know a Rex in his 60's. It really suits him.

lemisscared Tue 25-Nov-14 20:42:09

I had a dog called rex

mymummademelistentoshitmusic Tue 25-Nov-14 20:46:03


TheNewClassic Tue 25-Nov-14 20:47:31

I know a rex. he's a lovely dog.

Marcipex Tue 25-Nov-14 21:16:40

Rex is great. You'll be inundated with toy dinosaurs too.

Bowlersarm Tue 25-Nov-14 21:19:50

Ooh don't be so rude with the 'discuss' instruction.

Asidefrom that Rex is a cool name, despite what pp say. I know a cool teen Rex and a 4 year old. I think it'll become more popular. It's simple, not commonr, but not unknown; it's what people want from a baby name.

Lunastarfish Tue 25-Nov-14 21:30:00

Rex is a cool name

teenagetantrums Tue 25-Nov-14 21:32:21

its a dogs name.

NickiFury Tue 25-Nov-14 21:35:05

I've always liked this name. It means "King" I think. But it also used as a name for a Fox is some rural areas. Or used to be. Don't ask me to provide a source for that but someone told me that when I was a child and I often heard it used that way.

ArthurShappey Tue 25-Nov-14 21:36:05

I know a Rex and he's very handsome. Love the name!

Rustyzilla Tue 25-Nov-14 22:14:14

I love it. It is the name of my car grin

ArchangelGallic Tue 25-Nov-14 22:20:53

That was my thread. grin

Outcome was the understanding that it's a marmite name.
It also makes people think of dogs although few could actually claim to know a dog named Rex.

It's still on our list though.
Someone said it sounded suave and fearless which I rather liked.

FishCanFly Wed 26-Nov-14 07:07:14

Dog name

babyblabber Wed 26-Nov-14 07:29:31

Cool name

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 26-Nov-14 07:32:52

Love it.

SavoyCabbage Wed 26-Nov-14 07:35:45

When I was a nanny one of my charges had a friend called Rex and I avoided taking him to the park as I knew I might not be able to yell 'Rex!!!!!' without laughing.

I like it though.

squoosh Wed 26-Nov-14 11:13:00

It's one of my very favourite names.

Definitely has a canine connection but all the dogs called Rex are in the park in the sky, dogs these days all seem to be called Max and Poppy or Charlie and Lily.

curiousgeorgie Wed 26-Nov-14 11:15:10

I think Fearne Cotton has a son called Rex?

Castlemilk Wed 26-Nov-14 11:23:21

No, don't like, slimy lothario in a cheap suit sometime in 1976

SomethingAboutNothing Wed 26-Nov-14 11:26:44

I love it, DH didn't so it wasn't allowed on our shortlist.

If you like it, go for it.

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