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Cary or Ike

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PerettiChelsea Fri 11-Mar-16 09:15:33

For a boy, what do you think of these names

LuckySantangelo1 Fri 11-Mar-16 09:21:18

Love them both! Esp Ike! Great name.

PerettiChelsea Fri 11-Mar-16 09:40:44

I like it too but you don't think it's too much like oik?!

OnceMoreIntoTheBleach Fri 11-Mar-16 09:50:12

I hear ike, I think turner, and he was a nasty man. Not keen on it as a word/name either. Cary is much nicer, friendlier.

CrystalMcPistol Fri 11-Mar-16 10:21:51

I prefer Isaac/Ike

Cary will get mistaken for Carrie.

stumblymonkey Fri 11-Mar-16 10:26:15

I LOVE Cary as in Cary Grant.

I'm a big fan of old Hollywood names though...I called my cat Chester which is another of my fave boy's names.

Not a fan of Ike....I don't like the sound of it, it sounds quite harsh and makes me think of a bully, perhaps because of Ike Turner who was vile.

Sophronia Fri 11-Mar-16 10:47:21

I love Cary. It reminds me of Cary Grant too.

Ike I prefer short for Isaac.

3luckystars Fri 11-Mar-16 11:08:00

Do you like Kal?

PerettiChelsea Fri 11-Mar-16 12:16:58

Not really, that seems like it might be short for Calvin which I don't like.

Is it not ok to name a boy the same as someone who was horrible? Surely he'll take on his own identity?

3luckystars Fri 11-Mar-16 12:29:18

The reason I asked about Kal is because my friend had similar names on her list to you, and she loved Kal! She went with a different name in the end because when the baby was born he looked like an old man smile

I thought Ike Turner too, but I just googled him and he was named "Izear" so its ok!

MissTessmacher Fri 11-Mar-16 12:31:24

Cary is great.

Ike is awful.

RockUnit Fri 11-Mar-16 13:18:53


Diddlydokey Fri 11-Mar-16 13:20:10

Just don't use both. I immediately thought of the Blue Peter pets Kara & Oke

MadameDePompom Fri 11-Mar-16 13:20:36


Sofiria Fri 11-Mar-16 13:41:34


I don't mind Ike as a nickname for Isaac. It seems too insubstantial on its own.

Raahh Fri 11-Mar-16 16:56:01

Ike is brilliant- was going to be dd2's name ( short for Isaac though, had she been a boy).

Ike is now our dog's name.grin I love it.

Not keen on Cary, regardless of Cary Grant, it sounds like a girls name to me. also there is a Carrie Grant who crops up on TV from time to time (more often than Mr Grant dies these days). Better than Archibald though smile

Raahh Fri 11-Mar-16 16:56:56

Does- unfortunate auto correct there.

PerettiChelsea Fri 11-Mar-16 17:20:03


MamaLazarou Fri 11-Mar-16 19:51:27

I like Ike a lot, but bear in mind that most people's association with the name will be Ike Turner. Although he was a musical genius (pretty much invented guitar distortion) he was a thoroughly unpleasant character.

Raahh Fri 11-Mar-16 20:33:15

I think there are issues with both names, although I love Ike, and the only person who commented when I mooted it for dd2 referenced Eisenhower. ( Who was actually David...). My first thought was Ike Godsey from the Walton's gringrin

Cary sounds very feminine, and there are a lot of Keira/Kyra type names around at the moment.

But I am totally biased towards Ike anyway grin

SirChenjin Fri 11-Mar-16 20:36:04

Cary is too similar to Carrie or Carey Mulligan and Ike was just a nasty piece of work.

Short answer - neither!

HarlettOScara Fri 11-Mar-16 20:38:53

I used to work with a man called Cary and people calling always assumed he was female.

DafferDill Fri 11-Mar-16 21:09:25

I thought of Ike Turner too, or the noise someone would make if they touched something hot.

DafferDill Fri 11-Mar-16 21:10:22

Cary is very feminine. I used to think Cary Grant was a woman!

sooperdooper Fri 11-Mar-16 21:11:52

Sorry but my first thought was Ike Turner, I've never heard the name apart from that and it's given it dark connotations for me

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