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mrscatmad31 Thu 14-May-15 19:50:20

hubby has just suggested Virgil and I kinda like it! What nicknames would he have though?

MaraThonbar Thu 14-May-15 21:27:49

You really have to ask?

Virgil the Virgin?

AuntieStella Thu 14-May-15 21:38:13

Not sure about a nn, but people will feel the urge to make Thunderbirds references round him the whole time. Which might get tiresome.

(awaits update from OP saying they're academics living in Oxford, in which case the name is perfectly fine).

TheTroubleWithAngels Thu 14-May-15 21:39:27

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StampyShortnose Thu 14-May-15 21:40:33

Please Noooooo grin

Teasing potential is huge.

PinkSquash Thu 14-May-15 21:42:49

Pokemon or wrestling fans?

reuset Thu 14-May-15 21:47:07

Virgil sounds like the name of somebody from the Deep South, said in a southern American accent...obviously.

Otherwise it's trying to show how academic we are.

reuset Thu 14-May-15 21:48:52

Nick names? I think one or two people might have offered up 'Virgin' as a possible nick name.

Seriously though, Gill might do

ScotsWhaHae Thu 14-May-15 21:51:23

I love it! Virge, Vir, Penelope, V, Arego (as in Thunderbirds care GO), Virgin,, Nigel, Puppet, M'Lady, 5,4,3,2,1...

The possibilities are endless!

Koalafications Thu 14-May-15 23:18:20

Honestly, I've never heard of that. Is it male/female? It looks like an autocorrect fail for Virgin.

pieceofpurplesky Thu 14-May-15 23:28:20

Just no. He would have a lifetime if hell.

ShadowFire Fri 15-May-15 00:21:55

Koala, it's a real name. A famous (male) Roman writer or poet from around 1st century BC if I recall correctly. Also one of the Thunderbirds from the children's TV program.

Iflyaway Fri 15-May-15 00:28:32

It would be shortened to Virge.

Which would bring up the connotation of Virgin.

Nah, don't do it.

Would you like a lifetime of having to play down your name?

Yes, Virgil was a famous somebody from the Roman times. How many people do you meet that know that? grin

Reekypear Fri 15-May-15 00:31:50

Just no. No.

Reekypear Fri 15-May-15 00:32:22

Have u been at the glue.

YourKidsYourRulesHunXxx Fri 15-May-15 00:37:50

Would the name Virginia illicit the same response?

MistressMerryWeather Fri 15-May-15 00:38:52

Makes me think of this guy.

reuset Fri 15-May-15 00:49:05

Would the name Virginia illicit the same response?

Virginia would elicit a similar response, yes. Who wants their name shortened to Virgin after all! Though I'd be mentioning tobacco also I think...possibly

mrscatmad31 Fri 15-May-15 07:56:50

I hate ordinary names and I believe if kids are going to be picked on they will no matter what their name
yes virgil was a roman poet (as well as a thunderbird! )

EmmaGellerGreen Fri 15-May-15 08:02:23

Just checking that you get that you are thinking about giving this name to a person and not a pet/toy?

AliceAnneB Fri 15-May-15 08:02:55

All I can think of is a confederate soldier. Google "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down". It's a very southern American name.

reuset Fri 15-May-15 09:31:35

Having a name that stands out, for the wrong reasons, won't make you any less ordinary...

If you've studied Latin you'll have come across Virgil probably at some point. Still doesn't make it a good name for your average person in the UK.

fanjodisfunction Fri 15-May-15 14:51:22

Wyatt Earp's brother was called Virgil. I don't dislike it. if you like it that's all that matters.

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