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Boy's name Ferris

(26 Posts)
MissesandMuddles Mon 20-Jul-15 07:57:33

Our 4 day old ds3 is currently name-less. We like unusual names. I really like Ferris, and it goes really well with our surname, but have one reservation and wonder if others would think the same. What are your thoughts on Ferris?

MamaLazarou Mon 20-Jul-15 08:08:41

I likes it.

TheDuchessofBoxford Mon 20-Jul-15 08:12:19

Bueller. But I do love that film.

Ilovenannyplum Mon 20-Jul-15 08:14:20

I second The Duchess wink
But he's your baby, if you like it, use it!

Ottosaurus Mon 20-Jul-15 08:16:21


wigglesrock Mon 20-Jul-15 09:29:30

Bueller.......Bueller..........Bueller.? It will always be synonymous with the film in my mind and I'm not a big fan of the film. I think it's one of those names that people will associate with the film even if they haven't seen the film.

mamaswabey Mon 20-Jul-15 09:32:26

Yep, Bueller. Then Wheel.

Wafflenose Mon 20-Jul-15 10:00:12


But it's OK! Use it if you like it and it sounds good with your surname.

RiverTam Mon 20-Jul-15 10:01:18


Not keen

Only1scoop Mon 20-Jul-15 10:01:37



Then Ferret

Mynd Mon 20-Jul-15 10:40:54

Yes it's great. As is the film. Go for it.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 20-Jul-15 12:34:07

Yeah wheel came to my mind to, but it's your baby.

HighOverTheFenceLeapsSunnyJim Mon 20-Jul-15 12:36:31

My cousin is ferris. I don't like it. Bueller, wheel, ferret.

Sparklingbrook Mon 20-Jul-15 12:41:11

Yy he can even have his own t shirt.

SavoyCabbage Mon 20-Jul-15 13:06:26

It makes me think of iron. Ferrous iron.

SunnyBaudelaire Mon 20-Jul-15 13:07:46


yes all of those.
it is fine as a name, just you have to think of what others will find in it to mock....

CultureSucksDownWords Mon 20-Jul-15 13:14:57

What about Faris, which is similar but doesn't have all these obvious connections that people have identified?

MissesandMuddles Mon 20-Jul-15 14:31:23

Thanks for all your comments. Feeling very torn. I'm going to post our shortlist on a new thread and see if that helps narrow it down.

CalmYourselfTubbs Mon 20-Jul-15 14:34:17

awful name.
poor little mite sad.
he'll have 9 types of crap kicked out of him at school.
go get yourself a nice first aid kit for when he starts school.

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 20-Jul-15 14:39:11

Errrr, bit of an overreaction there Calm. confused

I don't particularly like the name but I don't see that it's a name that would provoke a kicking ffs.

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 20-Jul-15 14:41:06

I can understand that certain names would provoke teasing but do kids actually get beaten up for having an unusual name?

mrsfuzzy Mon 20-Jul-15 14:45:18

i know someone has given their dd a second name that rhymes with pisser, i feel for her when school mates find out. it's been a wtf did you call her that for time ?

mrsfuzzy Mon 20-Jul-15 14:45:59

no, it's not melissa either..

Choccyhobnob Mon 20-Jul-15 16:47:34

Hmmm I second the suggestion of Faris instead, don't know if it's a real name but it doesn't have the wheel/ferret connotations...

CultureSucksDownWords Mon 20-Jul-15 16:55:39

Faris is a "real" name, in that it is an arabic name, that works well in English too.

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