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GiveMeVegemite Fri 15-Jan-16 00:20:27

My husband has suggested the name Hunter for DS3. I think it goes well with our surname, but not 100% sure that I like it.

I have named our other boys so it is his turn and so far he likes Bruno and Hunter.

Any thoughts?

TheHouseOnTheLane Fri 15-Jan-16 06:55:38

I've always LOVED Hunter. It's a beautiful name for a boy. I don't mind Bruno but it's not as nice as Hunter.

My DH likes Rocky. It's nice but it's a bit much in my opinion! I'd prefer Hunter any day.

PixieChops Fri 15-Jan-16 06:57:21

Love it, that was on our list but ended up with River instead.

nextusername Fri 15-Jan-16 08:58:54

Sorry but I don't like Hunter. It makes me think of fox hunting.

FighterPilotsThumbs Fri 15-Jan-16 09:02:40

Not a fan.

RiverTam Fri 15-Jan-16 09:03:58

I like both names, but you'll get lots of people on saying Hunter is a surname, American etc etc.

AuntieStella Fri 15-Jan-16 09:04:43

I know it's popular in N America, but I don't think hunting is such an issue there. I think the meaning of the vocabulary word will be noticeable in Britain.

What is your attitude to blood sports?

AuntieStella Fri 15-Jan-16 09:05:19

Sorry, forgot to add, Bruno is a lovely name.

TheCatsMeow Fri 15-Jan-16 09:05:42

Not a fan

BatMobile Fri 15-Jan-16 09:08:39

No.

marriednotdead Fri 15-Jan-16 09:26:28

I've only met one Hunter. A lovely American girl.

pilates Fri 15-Jan-16 12:52:50

Not for me.

RidersOnTheStorm Fri 15-Jan-16 12:54:44

No.

BYOSnowman Fri 15-Jan-16 12:56:36

What are your kids other names?

John, Paul and either Hunter or Bruno would be a bit weird

I personally don't like Hunter as I'm not sure what aspiration that is saying you have for your child!!

GiveMeVegemite Fri 15-Jan-16 13:12:17

Ha. Mixed responses! I think it is warming on me though.

I don't think people will assume I want him to be a hunter!? I know a Sailor, Scout and a Wolf....!!??

BYOSnowman Fri 15-Jan-16 13:13:59

Well I wouldn't call my son fighter or killer either

Realised my friends car was called hunter which is probably another reason I don't like it for a human!

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 15-Jan-16 13:14:38

Bruno is a bajillion times better than Hunter. Love Bruno!

GiveMeVegemite Fri 15-Jan-16 13:39:07

Baby names are so hard.

I think I'll just have to see which ones warms on me the most , Bruno or Hunter. I think Hunter is a lot more common in Australia (where I am now) than in the UK (where I used to live).

HeadDreamer Fri 15-Jan-16 13:49:43

Don't ask here if you are in Oz.

I'm sure no sane Aussie will name their child Milo. But it seems perfectly acceptable here.

HeadDreamer Fri 15-Jan-16 13:50:59

DH has English parents but migrated to NZ as a child. He's saddled with a name girl's name in NZ. It's a very popular boy's name here in the UK in the 70s.

MamaLazarou Fri 15-Jan-16 15:12:39

I misread the thread title as 'Munter'.

So it's a no from me.

Sophronia Fri 15-Jan-16 15:29:48

Don't like it at all, sorry. Bruno is much nicer.

mrsschu Fri 15-Jan-16 16:09:22

It's awful, sorry. And yes I'm going to be one of those people who says "it's a surname". Which it is. It just sounds silly IMO. Bruno is ok-ish. Seems to be having a small revival, I've come across a few recently.

oldandcrabby Fri 15-Jan-16 16:40:02

To me Hunter = welllies.

Rumplebelle Fri 15-Jan-16 16:40:59

I like Hunter more than Bruno.

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