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woody17 Sat 01-Aug-15 10:15:15

Please could you give me your honest opinions on the name Rex for a boy! Thank you smile

KungFuhrer Sat 01-Aug-15 10:16:07

Awful name.

KungFuhrer Sat 01-Aug-15 10:16:37

Sounds like a dogs name.

rockybalboa Sat 01-Aug-15 10:17:39

I know of a couple. It actually works really well.

twirlypoo Sat 01-Aug-15 10:18:33

Isn't fearne cottons son called Rex? I Quite like it, but I'm not funky enough to get away with it (I have a henry, so other end of the spectrum!)

midnightvelvetPart2 Sat 01-Aug-15 10:19:40

My first 2 associations are dogs and Oedipus.

But then one of mine is called Max which people say is a dogs name but it hasn't been a problem..

I don't like it for a little boy though and an adult Rex says leather trousers and chest hair to me.

ShadowStar Sat 01-Aug-15 10:20:22

Makes me think of dinosaurs and dogs.

PressEscape Sat 01-Aug-15 10:21:28

Terrible. Perfect for a Staffordshire bull terrier though.

TRexingInAsda Sat 01-Aug-15 10:23:24

It's a dog's name. But I wouldn't call my dog it, because it's too cliché, like you couldn't be bothered to think of a name for the dog, so you just called it the first dog name you thought of, same for Fido.

SillyBlueHat Sat 01-Aug-15 10:31:04

Love it!

GobblersKnob Sat 01-Aug-15 10:32:18

Is a golden retriever in my head.

woody17 Sat 01-Aug-15 10:44:49

Thank you for all the honest was my husband's grandfather's name so there's a family connection but I'm unsure about it.

KungFuhrer Sat 01-Aug-15 10:47:37

Stuff family connection, its a horrible name. Besides, surely most people have a family connection to almost all names if they looked hard enough..

WallyBantersJunkBox Sat 01-Aug-15 10:49:25

I like it but depends on the surname I think.

Sparklingbrook Sat 01-Aug-15 10:54:57

Yep, Fearne Cotton's PFB.

But to me it will always make me thing of canines.

Sparklingbrook Sat 01-Aug-15 10:55:10


midnightvelvetPart2 Sat 01-Aug-15 10:56:32

How about as a middle name then, both mine have family names as middle names as do I. You can use it as a main name but then he has the option of a first name in the future?

Emochild Sat 01-Aug-15 11:01:05

I know a lovely little boy called Rex, however his mum tells this story....

In a gift shop, looking at all the tat souvenirs with names on, mum says to her DS 'we never find anything with your name on do we?'

Shop assistant says 'what's his name?'

Mum tells her it's Rex

Shop assistant says 'have you tried the pet shop?!'


I actually like it but the response seems to be fairly universal

ScrambledEggAndToast Sat 01-Aug-15 11:02:54

Are you giving birth to a puppy??

cheddaraddict Sat 01-Aug-15 11:05:21

I like it, think it's cute for a toddler but works for an adult too. It was my grandfather's name and was on our short list for DC2, who turns out to be a girl... Think you probably need a longer surname though, ours was too monosyllabic.

Angelto5 Sat 01-Aug-15 11:08:41

I like it-makes me think of the fabulous Rex Harrison from my fair lady.
His first name is Reginald-could that be a possibility op?With the nn Rex?

FlyDragonfly1 Sat 01-Aug-15 11:34:45

I like it. I know one who's father and grandfather also had the name, it's not so unusual.

smokedgarlic Sat 01-Aug-15 11:39:47

It's wonderful. Seriously it's cool and strong without being too try hard and it's underused. Completely ignore those who say it is a dog's name . I have a daughter with a so called cat's name.. Fuck em it suits her to a tee.

reuset Sat 01-Aug-15 11:43:58

grin Emochild 'try the pet shop!'

Daniel Deronda, Brideshead, had minor, notable, characters called Rex.

I think it's ok as names go, but I think it's a tricky one to carry off.

TheoriginalLEM Sat 01-Aug-15 11:47:40

I used to have a dog called Rex, in 1980. It isn't a fashionable dogs name just now. I think its a great name.

There are many people with dogs with "human" names, are those names no longer going to be taken seriously now then?

My DD is called Lucy, i know at least three dogs called lucy too. So what.

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