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Baby boy name help! Is it ridiculous?

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Beeeeckyy Sun 31-Jan-16 09:31:11

Both my partner and I absolutely adore the name Isaac. However our surname is Hunt. Many people have pointed out the unfortunate wording that these names together creates. However we cannot find another name that we like or agree on. Every name seems to be second to Isaac and just doesn't feel right.

The only way that could possible get us around it is to double barrel his first name to Isaac-william.

Do you think this would still be inappropriate to call him? Or do you have any other suggestions?

Prayingforsnow Sun 31-Jan-16 09:32:46


DickDewy Sun 31-Jan-16 09:33:31

No and no.

Normandy144 Sun 31-Jan-16 09:33:43

Have to say even though you love it I wouldn't. Can you double barrel your surnames to get around it?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 31-Jan-16 09:33:59

Totally inappropriate. Zachary?

Only1scoop Sun 31-Jan-16 09:34:19

Sorry I like your name choice but not with your surname.

I think the hyphenated creations are awful and that one is a real mouthful. The 'William' won't get used.

ByThePrickingOfMyThumbs Sun 31-Jan-16 09:39:04

No , given your surname Issac is not a good idea. I don't think Issac-William would work either. 1) because it's a bit of a mouthful and doesn't really flow very well and 2) because lots of people will just call him Issac and then you're back to your original problem.

Pipistrella Sun 31-Jan-16 09:39:56

What's your maiden name? Could you use that instead of or as well as Hunt?

Pipistrella Sun 31-Jan-16 09:40:30

Zac Hunt is just as bad

Prayingforsnow Sun 31-Jan-16 09:40:33

I assumed it was a joke. (It is a well-known joke.)

Prayingforsnow Sun 31-Jan-16 09:40:51

Why don't you just call him Mike?

KaraokeQueenOfTheNorth Sun 31-Jan-16 09:41:29

Back to the drawing baord I think I'm afraid! No way can you call a child Isaac Hunt.

Beeeeckyy Sun 31-Jan-16 09:45:01

The surname Hunt seems to be unfortunate with alot of names but with having a step daughter I'm reluctant to use my maiden name as I don't want the family to feel segregated at all.

It seems we can't really have any name ending in a c or k... -.-

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sun 31-Jan-16 09:46:18

This is a wind up, surely!!

Bin85 Sun 31-Jan-16 09:47:00

I know a Thomas/Tom with your surname
William is good too

Beeeeckyy Sun 31-Jan-16 09:49:29

I wish it was a joke.. But finding a name is proving a very difficult task. My partner was quick to point out aswell though that any name we give him he will always get called things like Mike, just like my partner did.

SummerMonths Sun 31-Jan-16 09:50:51

Nobody will use William and your poor son will never understand why you did this to him. No single name is so special as to risk a life time of teasing for your child.

namechange7711 Sun 31-Jan-16 15:42:35

William's no better. Willy Hunt?

You can give your DS any surname you like. Doesn't have to be yours or DH's. Just ask the Registrar to write down any name you like and they'll use it.

If you definitely want to use Hunt, these are names I think of as being similar to Isaac:


IoraRua Sun 31-Jan-16 16:53:16

Jesus, no.
The poor kid getting lumbered with that grin

TheLittleLion Sun 31-Jan-16 17:34:30

You can't do that to your child!
How about Isaiah? I think it's pretty similar to Isaac.

KatOnATinRo0f Sun 31-Jan-16 17:45:12

What about Joshua?

villainousbroodmare Sun 31-Jan-16 17:47:17

Definite and utter no.

OTheHugeManatee Sun 31-Jan-16 17:48:13


GiddyOnZackHunt Sun 31-Jan-16 17:49:52

A very bad idea grin

MNetter15 Sun 31-Jan-16 17:56:53

Could you double barrel your surnames?

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