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Gilbert?

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higgidypiesarethebusiness Fri 29-May-15 14:29:22

What do you think of this as a name? Came across a little one yesterday and thought "What a great name!" .Under-used and several nice shortenings: Berty/Bert/Gil

BlueChampagne Fri 29-May-15 15:05:20

Good solid name and likely to be the only one in his class.

Sophronia Fri 29-May-15 15:15:44

It reminds me of Anne of Green Gables. I like it with the nn Gil.

Love Gil, but not Gilbert.

KohINoorPencil Fri 29-May-15 18:45:42

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Blueberrybaby Fri 29-May-15 18:46:52

Awful sorry. Had an ex named this, makes me shudder to hear the name.

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 29-May-15 18:48:04

fine if your giving birth to a guinea pig grin

otherwise no. sorry.

but of course it's completely your choice

MissBluebell Fri 29-May-15 19:24:55

I love Gilbert! Wanted this if we had a DS but it was vetoed by DH.

LemonYellowSun Fri 29-May-15 19:29:13

No confused

MaudeTheMopLady Fri 29-May-15 19:31:15

Lovely! I know a beautiful pianist called Gil.

augustusglupe Fri 29-May-15 19:35:35

O Sullivan.... 'Claire, the moment I met you I swear...' My first thought, sorry!! I'm old sad
Really, no, don't do it!!

haleandhearty Wed 17-Jun-15 11:33:52

Love love this name! Nicely traditional without sounding "old-man-ish"

Lovely nickname potential too.

Why are there not more around?

chocolateyay Wed 17-Jun-15 11:37:40

I like Gil. We had a Gilbert at school - he was called Giblet.

IfYouWereARiverIdLearnToFloat Wed 17-Jun-15 19:17:00

Love the name Gilbert!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 17-Jun-15 19:20:16

Horrible. Really wet.

Fridgedooropen Wed 17-Jun-15 19:23:05

I love it.

Anotheronesoon Wed 17-Jun-15 19:23:33

Don't like at all. Gil Makes me think of fish gills. Albert, Herbert are sweet but Gilbert - no ways. I know a 4 year old called Gilbert and I can't call him his name out loud! Sorry

EmpressOfJurisfiction Wed 17-Jun-15 19:25:13

Don't like, bUt I think any -bert names are awful.

Only1scoop Wed 17-Jun-15 19:25:53

Gilbert Grape
Or piles smile

CaTsMaMmA Wed 17-Jun-15 19:27:24

i love it... even tried insisting on it, cos i really wanted Gideon and dh disliked that less.

but no go for either of them.

DaysAreWhereWeLive Wed 17-Jun-15 19:27:29

God, it's awful. I work with one who gets called Gibby. Grim.

MeganChips Wed 17-Jun-15 19:35:49

I love it! It's quite unusual without being outlandish and Gil is a cool nickname.

cheymommyaz Thu 25-Jun-15 19:43:29

dont like it sorry

reuset Thu 25-Jun-15 19:45:47

I like it well enough. I'm surprised it isn't more popular, though it's no rarity.

reuset Thu 25-Jun-15 19:47:15

Yes, that's it also. A less used proper name without resorting to silly spellings or the ridiculously outlandish

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