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HangInThereJoan Fri 24-Jul-15 22:49:39

What do you think of Herb for a boy? Obviously would be a Herbert on birth certificate. Don't know if I like the inevitable shortening of Herbie though.

PallasCat Fri 24-Jul-15 23:01:44

I like it smile

ChampagneShowers Fri 24-Jul-15 23:06:23

It's a yes from me!
I met one a few years ago, thought it was a great name! Do it!

Baffledmumtoday Fri 24-Jul-15 23:09:44

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appleoftheluck Sat 25-Jul-15 00:15:56

I LOVE Herb and it is on my list of names.

Quasilulu Sat 25-Jul-15 01:32:50

I'd think you smoked weed. Not good.

squoosh Sat 25-Jul-15 01:37:10

Please don't call your child Herbert. I beseech you.

Baffledmumtoday Sat 25-Jul-15 08:43:04

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timeforabrewnow Sat 25-Jul-15 08:56:06

Cool. Sounds like a jazz artist?

SrAssumpta Sat 25-Jul-15 08:58:32

I'd kind of think like this, sorry!

appleoftheluck Sat 25-Jul-15 09:15:01

Quasilulu that is what my dp thinks, that's why it isn't on his list!

Daphnedolittle Sat 25-Jul-15 16:58:35

Love it!

Yarp Sat 25-Jul-15 19:49:41

Sorry, don't like it.

Herbert - no
Herb- it's a green condiment
Herbie - it's a 1970's car

Yarp Sat 25-Jul-15 19:50:08


twirlypoo Sat 25-Jul-15 19:51:49

I know of a baby herbie and it suits him so much. I would never have gone for it, but I love it now smile

LumpySpacedPrincess Sat 25-Jul-15 19:53:41

Love this, there are some lovely Lauren Child books about a little boy called Herb, Beware The Storybook Wolves. I would think he was the son of hipsters! grin

Hobbes8 Sat 25-Jul-15 19:55:42

I would think of Herb Alpert, who is a jazz musician. Both of my children are named after musicians, but I did have to dissuade my husband from naming our child Grover (Washington jnr) or Duke (Ellington)

janetandroysdaughter Sat 25-Jul-15 19:55:57

I like it. Weed wouldn't have crossed my mind. It's cute. I like Bertie too - Herbert is fine as a name.

sweetpeame Sat 25-Jul-15 21:06:24

It's a bit ridiculous sounding IMO.

TheNewStatesman Sat 25-Jul-15 22:01:51

It's silly sounding, sorry.

villainousbroodmare Mon 27-Jul-15 16:45:02

I'd use it for a horse. A cob, probably.

herethereandeverywhere Mon 27-Jul-15 16:53:27

I think of Herb Ritts the photographer. Cool name due to have a renaissance.

I see it in the Woody, Ned, Bertie camp.

Itsbloodyraining Mon 27-Jul-15 17:02:13

Herb is weed here, so no.

florascotia Mon 27-Jul-15 17:10:32

In some parts of Scotland and the USA, herbs (the green plants) are quite routinely pronounced 'Erbs'. So a baby Herb might get Erb, too. On the other hand, I don't mind Herbert...

WyrdByrd Mon 27-Jul-15 17:19:50

In some parts of Scotland and the USA, herbs (the green plants) are quite routinely pronounced 'Erbs'

I never knew that was a 'thing' - I thought the woman narrating DD's Barbie video had a speech impediment blush grin.

I like Herb, although I must admit the first one that sprang to my mind was Alan's ex-wife's new husband in Two & Half Men which is ironic as my parents have albums full of Herb Alpert

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