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John - too boring?

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HighOverTheFenceLeapsSunnyJim Tue 07-Jul-15 16:00:40

Is it too boring??

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Tue 07-Jul-15 16:02:11

No! I think I marginally prefer Jon or Jonathan, but John is a fine name.

smable Tue 07-Jul-15 16:05:52

No not at all,I know 2 young Johns and always think that it's quite cool

WishUponAStar88 Tue 07-Jul-15 16:07:43

I can only picture a 40+ year old John, sorry!

AmberNectarine Tue 07-Jul-15 16:08:47

It's my DH's name and I think he's sort of alright so I say no, not too boring.

reuset Tue 07-Jul-15 16:10:50


Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Tue 07-Jul-15 16:13:38

Johnnie is good too, although only if John is on the birth certificate. Not keen on Jonti, but I think that's usually given to people called Jonathan.

Bue Tue 07-Jul-15 16:39:38

No I quite like it because it's rarely used for little boys these days. My parents' neighbours have a 6 year old John and I always think how sweet it is.

Hellochicken Tue 07-Jul-15 17:17:41

Not too boring, I like it. Not v common now but I do know a toddler John who suits it well.

Toughasoldboots Tue 07-Jul-15 17:29:52

I love it, it's unusual now. Nice strong name.

villainousbroodmare Tue 07-Jul-15 17:30:31

Not at all boring. Sound name.

wigglesrock Tue 07-Jul-15 17:33:23

I think it's lovely, I know a baby one, it's gorgeous on him. I'm not a fan of Johnny or Jonty but John is one of my favourites.

TheMotherOfAllDilemmas Tue 07-Jul-15 17:35:40

there was a thread in Mumsnet years ago about Johns, a few people said that there was always something a bit peculiar about them. I went throught the enormous lists of Johns I know... Oh well... I'm afraid I have to agree.

DayLillie Tue 07-Jul-15 17:35:57

John = perfectly good name.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Tue 07-Jul-15 17:58:29

Always something a bit peculiar about them! I must remember to mention that to my dad, who is a John, and is no more peculiar than the next person. Ditto my cousin John. hmm

Skittles88 Tue 07-Jul-15 18:00:17

I do find it a bit boring myself and know too many in the 50+/Uncle category.

HighOverTheFenceLeapsSunnyJim Tue 07-Jul-15 18:07:45

It was given to some 570 boys in 2013 so not exactly over used these days, but can't decide if it suffers too much from preponderance of old Johns around! Do like it though.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Tue 07-Jul-15 19:26:09

Family in ds class at school.
She named her 3 boys after kings.
One is trendy/classic
One has an awful nn/seems a bit old fashioned
And king John... Well, he was awful! Saw a documentary about him recently.

I think there are nicer names.

I like Jonathan. As it has a choice of Jon/nat/Nathan/jo as nn if you don't want to use your full name all time.

Degustibusnonestdisputandem Tue 07-Jul-15 19:27:46

My lovely lovely BIL is called John, as is my lovely, lovely cousin, so yes I think it's a great name (grandfather was a John too, but always known as Jack)

Lunastarfish Tue 07-Jul-15 19:28:39

There are a lack of John's these days. I'd probably use Johnny day to day but register as John. (I also lurve Jonty as a nn for Jonathan)

Degustibusnonestdisputandem Tue 07-Jul-15 19:28:43

Being Australian though my cousin is known as Johnno!

dangerrabbit Tue 07-Jul-15 19:29:35

Only know one child called John - definitely due a renaissance

Sophronia Tue 07-Jul-15 19:45:17

I love it and would like to see it used more often.

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Tue 07-Jul-15 19:49:44

Lovely and classic. Works with almost all surnames. Easy to spell.

BothEndsBurning Tue 07-Jul-15 20:13:21

Much much nicer than its traditional nn Jack, which has elbowed it out in recent years.

A John can always be called Jack, so it's two for the price of one.

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