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fanjodisfunction Tue 08-Dec-15 22:29:22

What do people think of Darwin.

Mehitabel6 Tue 08-Dec-15 22:30:14

Don't do it!

RiverTam Tue 08-Dec-15 22:31:36

City in Australia.


But it could work. I don't know. I reckon it could be one if those names that once you've got used to it is perfectly ok!

Belle9985 Tue 08-Dec-15 22:31:48

Is it a boy's name? hmm

Oysterbabe Tue 08-Dec-15 22:31:53

I actually really like it but DH vetoed along with Gulliver. Some people are so boring wink

SilverGiraffe7 Tue 08-Dec-15 22:32:53

I love it - if DC3 had been a boy he'd have been Darwin smile To be fair it started as a jokey bump name, but by the time I had her it had really grown on me!

BendydickCuminsnatch Tue 08-Dec-15 22:33:14

I like it, nice and different but not odd.

I met a baby Gulliver recently oyster smile

megletthesecond Tue 08-Dec-15 22:33:41

Yes, for a boy.

should guarantee a decent interest in science.

Belle9985 Tue 08-Dec-15 22:34:35

I don't like it that much, but it would probably grow on me, if I knew someone with that name smile

lljkk Tue 08-Dec-15 22:35:09

I like Gulliver better I know you didn't ask.
As surname-forenames go, Darwin is alright.

SilverOldie2 Tue 08-Dec-15 23:16:22


Nospringflower Tue 08-Dec-15 23:18:34

Don't love it but don't hate it either.

DramaAlpaca Tue 08-Dec-15 23:21:29

I don't mind it actually. I don't normally like surnamey names, but Darwin's OK.

ChippyOikInTinsel Tue 08-Dec-15 23:25:42

I might be nuts but I associate it with being stupid, as well as with genetics obviously. The Darwin awards. People who took themselves out of the gene pool by dying as a result of their own stupidity.
I like Gulliver though.

LegoRuinedMyFinances Tue 08-Dec-15 23:28:44

Am I the only one who will say Gumball?

Other kids will love it because of the Gumball reference (a cartoon character for those not in the know).

I quite like it too.

Tartyflette Tue 08-Dec-15 23:30:13

Yes, my first thought was the Awards too....

UntilTheCowsComeHome Tue 08-Dec-15 23:54:11

My first thought was Gumball too.

Darwin's a great name though, love it.

Sunshine511 Tue 08-Dec-15 23:55:53

I have a relative by this name and always find his name gets a bit of a funny reaction if his name comes up in conversation with people who don't know him! I think people that know him would not think the name was odd in any way because you just get used to a name on a person! Not my cup of tea, personally, but it's what you like that counts smile

NewBallsPlease00 Tue 08-Dec-15 23:57:15

Are you from Shropshire? Popular (relatively) middle name there

fanjodisfunction Wed 09-Dec-15 08:36:29

I'm glad the response is mainly positive I'm going in for a c section on Friday and we just decided we hate the boys name we choose. I suggested Darwin again to dh and he said yeah its OK, let's ask mumsnet. Think we might go into theatre with a couple of names and if its a boy see which one fits.

Sophronia Wed 09-Dec-15 09:15:07

I like it.

Stollenlover Wed 09-Dec-15 15:36:48

It's easy to spell, say and masculine sounding. And it's not overused as so many other names... I'd go for it if you love it! Good luck.

Artandco Wed 09-Dec-15 15:41:07

I would assume you were German. It's popular there but pronounced 'dar-vin)

celtictoast Wed 09-Dec-15 15:52:42

I would wonder if you were very interested in evolution.

SanityClause Wed 09-Dec-15 15:54:46

I love it. I've never heard it used as a given name, but it's great! Go for it!

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