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Shemozzle Sat 12-Mar-16 23:27:06

Dp suggested this and I'm not entirely sure if he was being serious or not. But just wondered what other people thought. I laughed at first but it's since grown on me exponentially. I've discovered that Sully was a popular nickne for Sylvester when it was a commonplace name, which makes it all the more appealing.

AlleyCatandRastaMouse Sat 12-Mar-16 23:32:22

Not for me.

Destinysdaughter Sat 12-Mar-16 23:32:49

The Cat?

You make me feel mighty real?

The weird TV presenter?

Just off the top of my head.

Not a great choice OP - tell your DH

Strokethefurrywall Sat 12-Mar-16 23:33:21

I love the name Sylvester personally, I have a Sullivan and his nickname is Sully. Or Van as he calls himself due to being 2 and unable to say his own name!!

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 13-Mar-16 01:28:32


MrsLeighHalfpenny Sun 13-Mar-16 01:52:43

Also No. With a capital N.

Shemozzle Sun 13-Mar-16 01:59:26

strokethefurrywall (great film btw) the idea of having a Sully is now so appealing that I've really warmed to Sullivan too.

Those that are stating an outright no, do you mind giving me a few of your favourites? Everyone is so different and I just think I'm better having the opinion of people who think similarly to me.

Shemozzle Sun 13-Mar-16 02:00:41

destiny which was the weird TV presenter?!

Destinysdaughter Sun 13-Mar-16 02:10:02

Sylvester McCoy

Destinysdaughter Sun 13-Mar-16 02:11:25

However you're probably much younger than me so these cultural references don't mean much to you!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 13-Mar-16 02:44:07

It's a no from me, sorry

SleepyRoo Sun 13-Mar-16 02:47:09


ThirtyNineWeeks Sun 13-Mar-16 03:00:21

Love it.

Out2pasture Sun 13-Mar-16 03:03:44

it's interesting
the only Sylvester I know would be S. Stallone so not a bad connection at all smile
I would consider it depending on the last name and those of siblings etc.

mrsschu Sun 13-Mar-16 08:46:11

Sylvester the cat or Sylvester Stallone. I'd fine it hard to take someone with the name Sylvester seriously. So a big no from me.

DontKillMyVibe Sun 13-Mar-16 09:06:09

No to Slyvester. Awful.

Love Sullivan though!

MamaLazarou Sun 13-Mar-16 10:57:42

Sylvester is a lovely name.... For a cat.

SwedishEdith Sun 13-Mar-16 11:09:05

I did lol when read the tread title.

MagpieCursedTea Sun 13-Mar-16 12:47:04

I like it but Sylvester McCoy is my favourite doctor so that might be influencing me.

cheesylover Tue 15-Mar-16 09:15:50

I love it but wouldn't dare use it (especially as our surname begins with S, he would really sound like a cartoon character!). I like the nn Sully and love the meaning behind Sylvester - think it's "of the forest"?

mollie123 Tue 15-Mar-16 09:21:55

diminutives of Sylvester - Sly and Fester/Vester hmm
I would see 'Sully' as a diminutive of Sullivan (which I do like smile)

OneMagnumisneverenough Tue 15-Mar-16 13:45:35

I like it, I know one in his early teens. Lovely boy. He is always Sylvester though. It doesn't get shortened.

Nataleejah Tue 15-Mar-16 13:57:28

Sorry but horrible

Coldtoeswarmheart Tue 15-Mar-16 19:00:56

Blimey. No.

Olbersparadox Wed 16-Mar-16 16:00:26

Sylvester Stallone
Don't do it

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