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Griffen for a boy

(22 Posts)
ParsleyCake Thu 05-Feb-15 05:15:42

What do you think of Griffen as a boy's name? We have both always loved it and with the crazy names kids have these days I don't see why itwould be so bad.

grassroots Thu 05-Feb-15 06:03:48

It was my number one choice…until my friend gave their dog the name Griffen. Sigh.

PiratePanda Thu 05-Feb-15 06:06:54

As in Nick Griffin of the BNP? It's OK, but people might think you'd named your child after him. I wouldn't.

lazydog Thu 05-Feb-15 06:07:49

Is that a typo or a deliberate quirky spelling of Griffin? I know two people who have that name (with about a 40yrs age difference between them) so it's probably not that unusual.

PiratePanda Thu 05-Feb-15 06:08:02

OTOH I know a Griff and a Gryf, which is pretty cool - would that do?

lazydog Thu 05-Feb-15 06:17:00

PiratePanda Are they actually their full names, as they sound like shortened forms/nicknames to me?

Nolim Thu 05-Feb-15 06:42:30

Dont like it

bertiebogtrotter Thu 05-Feb-15 06:45:41

Only if your surnames is Door/Dore smile

HamptonHumpty Thu 05-Feb-15 06:47:57

I used to know a Griffith. He was very hairy and a little odd.

PiratePanda Thu 05-Feb-15 07:02:40

I'm fairly sure Gryff is a name of its own, not short for anything. One's Norwegian, the other's Welsh. Might be short for Griffith?

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CrazyTights Thu 05-Feb-15 07:21:11

Gryffin would be my choice.

SuburbanRhonda Thu 05-Feb-15 07:24:27

I can see why you wouldn't want the spelling "Griffin", as it's too fantasy-genre reminiscent.

But it's a bit try-hard. Sorry.

LollyLondon Thu 05-Feb-15 09:43:10

Mmm, I don't like it - sorry!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 05-Feb-15 15:37:02

Don't like it, sorry.

Kniternator Thu 05-Feb-15 15:43:37

DS1 is Gruffudd, pronounced Griffith. It really suits him.

ParsleyCake Thu 05-Feb-15 22:12:48

Thanks for the opinions guys, spelling of it isn't decided but I would probably have an i or a y instead of e.

TheNewStatesman Fri 06-Feb-15 00:40:06

Makes me think of the Gruffalo. Also the BNP. Not good.

reuset Fri 06-Feb-15 09:29:50

Griffin is slightly better. Only slightly.

It's the naming after a mythological creature that makes me think it's not the best idea for a name. And I'm tempted to pixie and offer Chimera and Sphinx as other similar suggestions grin

ThinkIveBeenHacked Fri 06-Feb-15 09:31:47

We liked Griffin, but had a girl first and when we had our son we realised if we named him Griffen our kids would be like one character from Family Guy grin

We still love Griff, but had to shelve it.

BinarySolo Fri 06-Feb-15 19:55:40

I really like it. Doesn't make me think of bnp at all, and it certainly won't have that connotation for his age group.

I'm surprised nobody's asked you if you have a welsh connection at that seems to be a popular question on this board when Celtic names are suggested!

Sunnysideup5883 Fri 06-Feb-15 19:56:24

Griff is a great nn

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