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Is Rory Jack boring?

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daholster Sun 04-Jan-15 18:06:34

Dh and I can't agree on anything else really though we do have a short list in case he looks nothing like a Rory (our daughter did not look like the Felicity we planned at all so we would readily choose an alternative for our little boy if needed - though it may take a while to agree!)

Our short list is:

Rory Jack (we both like)
Monty Heath (my favourite... Maybe)
Jamie Jack
Jack Heath
Jack Fenton (his favourite... Maybe)

We both always liked Jack and it's a family name on his side. Fenton he likes but I'm less keen... Even though that's a family name on my side! And does fit well with a Jack.

I just worry Rory will be super popular. Thing is dh says it doesn't matter since he was one of three of his name in his class and it didn't bother him in the slightest! Whereas I am the opposite and got annoyed when more Holly's started appearing!

Am I being silly? Which do you think is best?

marshmallowpies Sun 04-Jan-15 18:09:43

I've always been really fond of Rory as a name. Don't think it's dull at all, it would have been on my list if I'd ever been choosing a name for a DS!

scratchandsniff Sun 04-Jan-15 18:10:41

I like Rory Jack. Don't think you come across many Rory's. Lots of Jack's and Monty cute for a baby/toddler but imo doesn't suit when older. Fenton and Jamie are ok.

BabyX Sun 04-Jan-15 18:11:09

You know he'll be Wawee for the first few years...children find the 'r' sound tricky. I can't see it beginning popular so I wouldn't worry about that.

Of your list I prefer Jamie. Monty seems a bit doggy.

weegiemum Sun 04-Jan-15 18:15:39

Depends where you are. Lots of Rory/Ruaraidh round here (Glasgow).

Bowlersarm Sun 04-Jan-15 18:17:36

I like Rory Jack.

Jamie is lovely.

I'm not keen on Monty.

midwinternights Sun 04-Jan-15 18:19:08

I struggle to say Rory still as an adult!

I'd pair it with a more formal middle name than Jack. Rory Alexander, Rory Thomas, Rory Jonathan... To me Rory Jack sounds like a hyphenated name.

Trills Sun 04-Jan-15 18:28:10

Rory is a reliable sort.

Some might think he is boring, but that's because they don't see his inner depths.

By his friends, he is highly valued.

Deerhound Sun 04-Jan-15 18:48:35

I like Rory, Jack and Jamie as first names. Not boring at all. Fenton and Heath are good as middle names. My favourite from your list is Jack Fenton.

Anotheronesoon Sun 04-Jan-15 18:55:15

Rory and Jack are wonderful solid names! They were our two fave names for ds2! We waited to see which he looked like and had a family name for middle but love both! Not keen on monty or Fenton as I think they sound like dogs names sorry!

daholster Sun 04-Jan-15 21:29:52

Thank you everyone. Dh and I just had a chat. Looks like it will probably be Rory Jack. Or Jamie Jack... Or Jack Fenton, lol!

birdofthenorth Sun 04-Jan-15 21:35:13

Rory is lovely. Getting more popular but not likely to go through the roof I don't think. Jack is already through-the-roof popular to the point of nearly boring (I have one myself before anyone takes offence!) but it's much less common as a middle name. I love Heath from your list... but not Jack Heath, anyone who's ever spent time in London will think Blackheath! I'd vote Rory Heath but Rory Jack has a lovely sound to it too.

daholster Sun 04-Jan-15 21:53:30

Dh just said "what you haven't mentioned is that I don't care about the middle name because it has no meaning to me and is pointless" (he doesn't have one, I do and our dd does - her middle name was a name we both loved but he didn't want to use because he was worried it was weird, so he agreed to have it in the middle). I have told him that I take it then I can choose what I like in the middle! So my new list is... wink

Rory Jack
Jamie Jack
Rory Heath
Jack Heath (lol at Blackheath! Similarly it's why I can't use Monty Jack (cheese!!!) or Jack Rory (Jackanory to me!))
Jack Rowan
Jamie Felix

Ahaha I made the list longer, oh dear!

Our dd's middle name is Meadow. I'd love another nature name for ds's middle name. Might start another thread for ideas! Incidentally my grandma died when I was 11 weeks pregnant, I told her about the pregnancy first, 2 days before she died, she was unconscious. I am sure she heard me though because her breathing changed until I told her not to try and talk. Maybe not quite unconscious... smile Anyway her name was Jetta (though she hated it!) Could I make Jet fit as a middle name with any of those do you think?

carbolicsoaprocked Sun 04-Jan-15 22:08:54

Aw, you took Fenton away! Think this is a lovely name, I really like family surnames for middle names but in my area of Scotland this is quite traditional - not sure about elsewhere. I would love to honour my gran in our DC's name but I know she hates it too - I've thought about using Grace as a middle name (if this one is a DD) instead as she's led a tough life with grace and dignity. Could you use a name that means something you associate with your grandma instead?

daholster Sun 04-Jan-15 22:18:33

carbolic I just can't get the stupid dog chasing the deer YouTube video out of my head... And dh preferred the name to me because of my problem with this, so now he's not bothered it went! It's a shame in a way because it's just the sort of slightly unusual but not too weird name that I like usually.

That's a lovely idea about finding a meaning that reminds me of her. I will have a think. She was very strong willed and very protective... Maybe I can find something there.

Our daughter is Meadow for a mn and it reminds me of my Grandad who always called me flower, and therefore I grew up calling him Grandad Flower. He would have adored my dd and it makes me smile that the name has that little connection, even if it is just for me smile

daholster Sun 04-Jan-15 22:19:32

And it will be a little link to him for my dd too of course smile

TheCraicDealer Sun 04-Jan-15 23:18:20

I know a toddler Rory and he really does suit his name. He is called Ro-Ro at home which is just adorable.

I don't love Rory Jack, I think the one-syllable thing makes it hard to use as a middle name. Go for something longer, it'll flow better.

TheCraicDealer Sun 04-Jan-15 23:20:23

Also Heath sounds very wild and romantic, makes you conjure up thoughts of windy moors on a stormy night. Perfect opposite to Meadow!

daholster Sun 04-Jan-15 23:37:03

Ooh wild and romantic... Not all bad for a young dashing bloke!

olympicsrock Sun 04-Jan-15 23:42:12

I like Rory Jack. Hate Jamie Jack. Quite like Fenton.Rory Heath is ok but not Jack Heath.

parisnights Mon 05-Jan-15 10:20:13

Rory is my favourite boys name. I have a Rory. He's 7, and the name was far less popular then than it is now. I blame Doctor Who! It's top 100 now, but at the bottom end, so still not wildly popular. I love it - it's a good, solid boys name, a bit cool and unusual, but also classic because it's an old fashioned name, but not one that ever dropped out of use so it does't sound twee, which some old fashioned names can (IMO). I'm not keen on Jack as the middle name with it, though. I think a Rory needs a three syllable name at least as a second name. Rory Alexander works, for example.

FishCanFly Mon 05-Jan-15 10:25:28

Rory Jack is nice. Recently i met a Rory Lee

DramaAlpaca Mon 05-Jan-15 10:26:39

I love Rory Jack.

I have a teenage Rory & I still adore the name.

squoosh Mon 05-Jan-15 12:22:03

I know tons of Rorys, all good people.

I really like Heath too.
Jack is fine if a bit dull.
Fenton reminds me of the dog in Richmond Park, 'FEEEEENNNNNNTTTOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNN'.

daholster Mon 05-Jan-15 17:07:09

That's the video I keep thinking about too... Fenton is off the list!!! Stoopid noisy man with his dog!

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