Talk

Advanced search

Like Percy but not Percy?

(71 Posts)
bittapitta Tue 04-Aug-15 22:45:20

I love the name Percy but I searched for old threads about it on this board and it looks like a resounding NO ("Percy Pig" / "pointing Percy at the porcelain" which I must admit I'd never heard before!)

Can anyone suggest a similar classic boys name that isn't Top 100? We like recognisable but obsolete...a lot to ask!

Dilligufdarling Tue 04-Aug-15 22:48:19

Bertie?

imsorryiasked Tue 04-Aug-15 22:49:00

Wilf

Dilligufdarling Tue 04-Aug-15 22:49:52

Quentin.
Cedric
Crispin
Bernard
Derek
Edgar
Horace

Chchchchanging Tue 04-Aug-15 22:51:01

I thought Bertie too
Or Albie

Fishwives Tue 04-Aug-15 22:51:35

Percy's not wildly to my taste, but I know a very cool one who must be about eight by now - sparky, confident and certainly not oppressed by his name.

doublepotions Tue 04-Aug-15 22:52:09

I would go with Percy if you love it, I quite like it.

bittapitta Tue 04-Aug-15 22:52:33

Bertie is hugely popular now though! But I used to like it.

I like Bernard, Edgar, is Quentin a bit too posh?

Angelto5 Tue 04-Aug-15 23:01:45

Percival
Titus
Enoch
Cornelius
Abiather

BabCNesbitt Tue 04-Aug-15 23:03:05

Barney? (If you can disregard that effing dinosaur.)

Sophronia Tue 04-Aug-15 23:03:57

I like Percy!

I'd suggest Stanley but I think that's in the top 100.

How about...

Ernest / Ernie
Leonard / Lenny
Sidney / Sid
Wilfred / Wilf / Freddie
Ronald / Ronnie
Morris
Ivor
Reggie
Frank

choccyp1g Tue 04-Aug-15 23:03:57

Hector.

urbinosparrot Tue 04-Aug-15 23:06:26

Edgar is fab.

How about Barnaby or Augustus?

bittapitta Tue 04-Aug-15 23:08:33

Some lovely suggestions thank you!

Not sure about Enoch though - I'm young and can only associate it with Enoch Powell hmm

Cloggal Tue 04-Aug-15 23:12:04

Toby

Angelto5 Tue 04-Aug-15 23:13:22

Enoch is an old family name from my dm's side smile

bittapitta Tue 04-Aug-15 23:14:56

Toby is Top 50 cloggal

TeaPleaseLouise Tue 04-Aug-15 23:18:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SirPercyPilkington Tue 04-Aug-15 23:19:36

Ahem, what's wrong with Percy?!

I do like it myself but also like Thomas, Gordon, Edward and Diesel.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 04-Aug-15 23:31:48

Herbie
Bernie

bittapitta Tue 04-Aug-15 23:32:00

Arf SirPercy! grin

pinkpudding Tue 04-Aug-15 23:35:29

Rupert

IHeartKingThistle Tue 04-Aug-15 23:37:02

Eric?

or....drumroll..........

Cyril?

mamadoc Tue 04-Aug-15 23:37:25

Peter

You don't get many of those these days surely.
And a rabbit association is better than a piggy one

WankerDeAsalWipe Tue 04-Aug-15 23:40:06

Vivian
Jeremy
Piers
Rupert
Barnaby
Herbert
Hubert
Edwin
Halbert or just Hal
Lawrence

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now