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I can't decide if this name is OTT or not

(72 Posts)
YeahNotTooBad Sat 12-Mar-16 18:58:36

Spike. For a boy, obvs.

Is that too much?

DansonslaCapucine Sat 12-Mar-16 19:00:39

Eh ..... not sure. I like it if that helps.

candykane25 Sat 12-Mar-16 19:03:55

I love it.

GeoffreysGoat Sat 12-Mar-16 19:04:36

I know one. It's a bit try-hard for me but it suits their family

johendy Sat 12-Mar-16 19:04:42

Too much in my opinion. But it's your baby, so your choice.

BloodyPlantagenets Sat 12-Mar-16 19:05:28

I love it. I wanted to call Ds2 Spike but dh vetoed it.

PosieReturningParker Sat 12-Mar-16 19:05:38

Isn't that the bulldog from Tom and Jerry?

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Sat 12-Mar-16 19:06:02

Buffy fan?

LittleBlackTrilby Sat 12-Mar-16 19:06:20

I dunno, it's a bit 'we're so kerazy' for me.

YeahNotTooBad Sat 12-Mar-16 19:08:04

I like it in an 'it sounds like a ye olde Victorian First World War' name kind of way.

It doesn't sound too trendy try hard?

YeahNotTooBad Sat 12-Mar-16 19:08:41

X posted with loads of you! That's my worry.

SavoyCabbage Sat 12-Mar-16 19:12:32

I think it's under the top rather than over the top.

Ceeceecee Sat 12-Mar-16 19:15:02

I know one. It does actually suit him - cool sporty kid with spiky hair! It's a daft name though.

ImperialBlether Sat 12-Mar-16 19:18:56

Why don't you just use it as a nickname?

DingleberryFinn Sat 12-Mar-16 19:20:40

Spike Lee's real name is Shelton [useless fact]

DingleberryFinn Sat 12-Mar-16 19:24:32

Ike is a nickname for Isaac. Spike could be a nickname from Ike: Spiky Ikey... Spike...

IoraRua Sat 12-Mar-16 19:26:05

Hate it, sorry.

Chottie Sat 12-Mar-16 19:31:24

Sorry, no from me.

It sounds like the name of a bull mastiff dog......

Trollicking Sat 12-Mar-16 19:35:18

It's a no from me. It's a bit trying too hard name.

Floggingmolly Sat 12-Mar-16 19:35:24

It most emphatically does not suggest "ye olde Victorian First World War" hmm. It's a Staffordshire bull terrier's name.

Greydog Sat 12-Mar-16 19:37:18

I had a guinea pig called Spike.

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Sat 12-Mar-16 19:39:47

Spike Milligan is my childhood hero, but even his real name was Terence... I don't think it works as a full on forename. Cute nickname though smile

CremeEggThief Sat 12-Mar-16 19:39:53

No. It's a pets' name.

Bert2e Sat 12-Mar-16 19:40:33

He'll never be a BBC news reader with a name like that! Far too try hard and he'll hate you for it forever.

DramaAlpaca Sat 12-Mar-16 19:41:09

I don't think of it as a real name. It's a nickname.

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