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Thoughts on Jonty?

(42 Posts)
KLou1105 Wed 22-Jul-15 15:15:38

Heard a little boy called this today, and I really like it, dp's dad was called john, but as my ex husbands name is Jonathan we ruled the name out straight away, so thought this would be nice as still has dp's name in it. Only thing putting me off is whether of not the name will be shortened to Jon which I'm not keen on x

Losingmyreligion Wed 22-Jul-15 15:29:36

I think it's very sweet but not sure how it would suit a grown man. And I do think it's a bit "Time Nicebutdim".

Sophronia Wed 22-Jul-15 15:30:45

It's usually a (quite 'posh') nickname for Jonathan, I've never seen it used as a full first name before. I'm not keen, although I do like John/Johnny and Jonathan.

Floggingmolly Wed 22-Jul-15 15:33:05

It's a real Hoora Henry sort of name.

Notso Wed 22-Jul-15 15:51:09

It's very famous five.

badg3r Wed 22-Jul-15 15:53:14

my friend has a Jack Russel called jonty.

forago Wed 22-Jul-15 15:54:15

I really like it too my colleague has one, not short for anything and he says its a Cornish name.

Bellemere Wed 22-Jul-15 15:55:13

I think it's okay as a nickname but not as a real name. It's a bit too posh for me.

Only1scoop Wed 22-Jul-15 15:57:05

Know one male and one female both in 30's

Theas18 Wed 22-Jul-15 15:58:11

Love it.

Casper27 Wed 22-Jul-15 15:59:05

I once knew a big thoroughbred stallion called Jonty.

TeaPleaseLouise Wed 22-Jul-15 16:00:03

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IsadoraQuagmire Wed 22-Jul-15 16:01:02

I only know Jonty as a shortened version of Jonathan.

MissBattleaxe Wed 22-Jul-15 16:01:31

No. He'll never fit in anywhere! Too posh even for posh people!

houseofstark Wed 22-Jul-15 16:01:47

I know two Jonty's aged 4 and under. Not sure they know each other though. It is a bit posh but but these families aren't as posh as you'd expect from the name. So if you like it, go for it.

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 22-Jul-15 16:59:15


Jonty would be the even pervier older brother of Uncle Monty from Withnail and I.

CakeRattleandRoll Wed 22-Jul-15 17:12:17

I really like it, but would use as a nn for Jonathan.

reuset Wed 22-Jul-15 19:45:26

It's kind of comedy 'posh'

reuset Wed 22-Jul-15 19:45:57

Though I don't dislike it confused

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 22-Jul-15 19:48:41

It has to be short for Jonathan, I can't think of it as a name in its own right.

I don't like it personally, Ds has a friend called Jonty and it always seems a bit forced, can't exactiy put my finger on why I don't like it.

Raasay Wed 22-Jul-15 19:49:25

Yes asa nickname for Jonathon, but not on it's own, no.

Also I would expect that as soon as he goes to high school it would be immediately shortened to 'Jon'.

Raasay Wed 22-Jul-15 19:49:51

Pick something else as use John as a middle name.

thehogopogo Wed 22-Jul-15 20:05:56

I'm South african and Jonty is very familiar to my ears. I think it's great and would be using it myself if my nephew hadn't just been named Monty. And I'm not posh.

BothEndsBurning Wed 22-Jul-15 23:27:22

Absolutely hideous.

Lunastarfish Wed 22-Jul-15 23:41:17

I love Jonty. Due to family members being called John it was on our list for boys, although I'd probably register as Jonathan

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